Amanda Southerland has a job she loves and a solid relationship with a man who looks great on paper. If it all feels a little hollow, so what? She’s got nothing to complain about. Her life is running like clockwork. That is until she slides down the side of a mountain and crashes into the cocky gym rat who's exactly the kind of guy she avoids. He’s all muscle, no finesse, and if she can’t stop thinking about him, it’s just because he irritates her. Nothing more.
Michael Dean’s finally opened the gym of his dreams. He doesn’t have time for a relationship and he’s absolutely not looking for love - not until the beautiful rock climber practically falls into his lap. Meeting Amanda has reordered his priorities, even if she’s stubbornly racing toward a future with the wrong guy. She may not know that he’s her happily ever after, but he’s determined to make her fall again – right into his arms.
Gabe Southerland's got a job to do -- protect his cousin from a stalker. Not a problem for the Southerland Security team. That is until his slick, beautiful, almost one night stand turns out to be his cousin's PR person.
Berlin Merritt is sure the sexy security guy hired to protect her client is more brawn than brains. It's her job to prevent his bull in a china shop routine from wrecking her carefully constructed PR plans before the biggest merger of her career.
If she finds the heat in Gabe's gaze distracting, she'll get over it. Just because she almost crossed a line with him, doesn't mean she has any intention of repeating her mistake. As the danger escalates and their wicked attraction builds, can they find a way to work together or risk losing everything?
CLOSER THIS TIME
Scarred mentally and physical from his time in the service, Liam Roger’s job at Southerland Security helped him find his way back to a world he thought he lost. He’s starting to live again—maybe even find some happiness. Until he gets stuck on the farm of crunchy granola eater Andy Stuart who pushes all his buttons in the right order. The hot little tree hugger might be exactly what his body wants, but his brain knows better.
Andy’s done a lifetime of things she’s not proud of, and running the farm for veterans is her way of trying to atone. She’ll give it everything she’s got but she has no intention of giving the hulking former marine who’s parked himself in the middle of her peaceful kingdom anything. If he wakes up feelings she thought she’d long buried, she’ll figure out how to cover them again.
With fields of secrets between them and their pasts coming home to roost, there’s more pushing them apart than holding them together. Only one thing is sure…
Two wrongs have never been this hot.
Emerson Southerland carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's smart, skilled and more than once he's been the only thing standing between his clients and certain doom. It's about time he had some fun, and the pixie faced gamer he crashed into might be just the woman to show him how.