Series: The Everhart Brothers #1
Given a choice, I’d date a woman who doesn’t know who I am. Like the blue-eyed woman I meet on sidewalk, tears streaming down her cheeks. The one who triggers what my overprotective older brothers call my “Everhart Complex”—the uncontrollable urge to erase someone else’s pain.
This little character flaw could shred me if I let it. That’s why I don’t do family law. But it’s who I am. Who I became after my parents died.
Nothing says “successful adult” like living with my grandfather and having my little sister as my boss. But with my acting career stalled and my checking account in single digits, playing receptionist at Beesley Enterprises is a bearable humiliation.
Until he walks into the office. The man I met on the sidewalk on the worst night of my career. Mr. I’m-Going-To-Fix-Your-Life—as if I’d let him. Because just for a moment, I felt safe. I felt something besides numbness. And dammit, if I let my ice queen façade crack, I’ll be worse than back to square one. I could fall off the edge entirely…
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Finally, I’ve got a chance to prove I belong undercover, not riding a support desk. Or making babies to please my abuela. My job is to save the babies. The children disappearing down NYC’s human trafficking rathole.
I’ll use any legal connection to do it. My horoscope warned me no to give in to blind impulse, but god help me, Harrison Everhart makes me want to close my eyes and leap. That would be the biggest mistake of my career. Maybe my life.
I work the kind of high-intelligence security that bends the law forward, backward, and sideways to let New Yorkers live in blissful ignorance. But maybe it’s time for some remedial training, because one minute, Luna Galvez is lighting up my darkness with her angel eyes.
The next, she’s kicking my ass.
Skills like hers are wasted in the FBI. Whether she likes it or not, from now on, we’re partners. Because after my ex-Ranger brothers and I help her nail the bad guys, I’m putting her on the payroll. And by my side—forever.
Back in the Bay area, three thousand miles from New York City, I can start fresh. Become one with the sea again, rise or fall on the tide of my own choices. But on the first day of my bright new life, the darkest shadows of my past follow me through my office door. The two men whose names are definitely not on my five-year plan.
If I let it consume me—my need for one man, my love for the other—the darkness will swallow me whole. I can’t let that happen. Not again. This time, the waves of emotion crashing against my heart won’t drown me. This time, I get to choose my happy ending.
She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, her geek husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.