Retired from the military and finally free of the demons of past missions, former Special Forces soldier Charlie “Red” Cooper leads a blissfully calm life running his successful distillery. At least until the day he finds his partner and best friend drowned in one of their best barrels of whiskey. Now he must dredge up old skills and memories to not only avenge his friend’s death, but to protect the one woman who has always made his pulse race—his friend’s grieving widow.
Shocked by her husband’s death, Josephine Swift should be mourning, but instead she’s terrified and...pissed. Turns out the husband she’d fallen out of love with was into some seriously bad business. Even worse, he’s dragged her and his partner into his web of deceit and danger. Now his mistakes could get them both killed.
Jo is glad to have the benefit of Red’s skills to keep them safe. She shouldn’t be interested in him—especially not now—but there’s no denying the white-hot attraction that smolders between them. Red’s far too honorable to sully his best friend’s memory by giving in to his desire for Jo. But when their lives hang in the balance, all bets are off. And as the depth of their passion grows, Jo dares to hope for a future. First, though, they have to survive…
Charismatic. Dangerous. Sexy as hell.
Meet the elite team at Stark Security.
The Stark Security Series:
Shattered With You
Shadows Of You (free prequel to Broken With You!)
Broken With You
Ruined With You
Wrecked With You
Destroyed With You
Memories of You (novella)
Ravaged With You
Rediscovering each other
Red, Jo & Mel were best friends & roommates in college. Despite an attraction between Red & Jo, she ended up married to the wrong guy. Now, years later, Mel is dead and the pair find themselves working together to figure out why he was murdered before the killer comes for them. Lots of danger & suspense keep the action moving as Red & Jo track the killer and rediscover their passion for each other.
A fast paced story filled with romance and mystery. Julie Kenner has a gift for being creative and perceptive. This book had me questioning everything and I loved each moment of it.
It’s always a comfortable place in the Stark world and this was no different. Even though the subject matter is about the unthinkable, Red’s story is what makes him the man that he is. Along with his long and unresolved feelings for Jo. The same with Jo and her feelings for Red. What would have happened if they had acted on them years ago? Sometimes, things happen when they are supposed to. This was an entertaining read with characters that you love to see over and over again.