He’s her best friend’s older brother.
The hot, tough former Navy SEAL.
The man she’s had a crush on her entire life and now the man pretending to be her lover to keep her safe.
CEO Lainie Madden has her hands full. In charge of a growing tech company, her work and her employees are her life. She’s sworn off love, because the sad reality is that she stinks at choosing men who aren’t self-absorbed cheaters. But when she starts receiving disturbing death threats and her company’s website gets hit with relentless cyber-attacks, she’s in over her head.
What she never expected was her best friend’s bossy, rugged brother to steamroll in to play her fake boyfriend and very real protector.
Former SEAL and CIA agent Nick “Wolf” Garrick is second in command at Sentinel Security. He’s spent most of his life fighting and protecting others, proving he’s nothing like the ex-con who fathered him. He’s also spent years ignoring his scorching attraction to his little sister’s best friend. Lainie is sweet, fresh, smart…and off limits.
But when he finds out she’s in danger, it flips a switch inside him. Whatever the risk, whatever it takes, even pretending that their lovers, he’ll protect Lainie and take down the person hunting her.
The more time Lainie and Nick spend together, the more the lines blur. As danger swirls around them, their pretend relationship starts to feel very real. But Nick doesn’t do relationships and Lainie doesn’t want to get hurt again…
** An action-packed standalone romance in Anna Hackett’s new series, Sentinel Security. **
She’s on a mission to move on. He swore to stay alone forever. Will an unplanned conception seduce them into a happy ending?
Isabella Noveas is working through her grief as best she can. So following her late husband’s to-do list for her to press forward, the curvy single mom finally checks off a sizzling one-night stand. And with a terrible track record of falling for the wrong men, she leaves with only memories of a passionate fling… until the pregnancy test reads positive.
Nash Emerson is hiding from life. Still in pain over a fiancée who went missing five years ago, he’s not ready for anything more than an anonymous evening of white-hot chemistry. But stunned after the beautiful stranger reappears claiming he's about to become a father, the grumpy fisherman reluctantly opens up to a cordial relationship.
Striving to be a good parent to her autistic teen son, Isabella worries she can’t rely on the handsome hulk even when he ignites a spark of hope for happiness. And as Nash adjusts to growing intimacy with the Latina bombshell, a shocking revelation makes him question if he can do love all over again.
Can they overcome their fears long enough for their hearts to catch each other?
Stepping Into Tomorrow is the steamy first book in The Emerson Family of Shattered Cove contemporary romance series. If you like resilient characters, rollercoaster feelings, and deadly secrets, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s vividly moving tale.
He could have been my hero.
He saved my life that night, a beautiful dark angel slicing through my fear and the water, dragging me from its deadly clutches.
He should have been my hero.
I thought maybe he was.
Villains aren’t supposed to win, and good should always conquer evil, but in the elite coastal town I live in, the only purpose a label has is letting you know what something--or someone—costs. Good, bad; it’s all relative, and it hardly matters. Baymont, California is a land of beautiful villains and happy-ever-afters that are just out of reach.
Especially for me.
Until Dare moves the world beneath my feet, and even though I’m afraid to trust it—to trust him—boy, am I tempted.
In more ways than one.
Being with Dare is scary, but being without him is impossible.
He makes it impossible.
Dare’s no hero, that much is clear, but maybe…
Maybe he’s mine.
This story contains triggers and is intended only for a mature, adult audience. See the opening author's note for more explicit triggers, but know this is a very dangerous relationship with a very dark hero.