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TITLE: Hidden Spirit
AUTHOR: Terry O’Reilly
ISBN: 9781634864299
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 62,887 words
PRICE: $5.99

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Morgan O’Connor takes a long vacation to try to sort out his commitment issues, but his trip takes a mysterious turn once he crosses into Canada. There he begins to have vivid dreams, and is followed by a grey wolf only he seems to be able to see.

On his way home, Morgan stops at a woodcarver’s shop, where he meets James Standing Elk. The two men have a strong and immediate connection. When Morgan learns James’ Ojibwe name is Grey Wolf, he’s more than a little unnerved and leaves before he can uncover the link between his visions and James.

Back home, Morgan can’t keep out thoughts of either the wolf or his feelings for James. When he returns to the woodcarver’s shop, the true nature of his attraction and spiritual connection to James is revealed, and it’s more than Morgan could ever have imagined. Can this be the reason Morgan has never been able to make a commitment to anyone? What strange forces are at work to bring Morgan and James together?

TITLE: Knight Errant
AUTHOR: T.A. Creech
ISBN: 9781634864176
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 33,417 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Sequel to Witch King

When an Archmage needs a guard to see him through the enchanted Alahanai Forest, dwarf Einith Redstone jumps on the opportunity. The amount of coin offered for the contract is enormous, and he wants to help a fellow dwarf find his Heartstone. And then Einith is stunned when the enticing elf Tae’liamath joins them as their guide.

Their journey through Alahanai is more dangerous than expected, physically and personally. Between the search for a missing knight out of legend and a bond unexpectedly formed, Einith and Tae find themselves growing close, and their emotions are sent reeling. With a Heartstone at stake, magickal encounters, and falling for each other, Einith and Tae have much to overcome before their journey ends.

TITLE: That Amethyst Jacket
AUTHOR: Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk
ISBN: 9781634864305
GENRE: Lesbian Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,725 words
PRICE: $2.99

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A percussionist with the local orchestra, Ashlee sometimes has very little to do, so she daydreams about the new bass player, Michela. When Michela asks her out to dinner, her dreams seem to be coming true.

But is Michela gay? Ashlee didn’t think so, but her goodnight kiss plants the seed of hope.

Over their second date, they review Michela’s portfolio. Could Ashlee help Michela start her career? Before they can find out, their third date is interrupted by Michela’s angry and violent ex. Is the fourth time the charm?

TITLE: Under Starlight
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634864053
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 11,852 words
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In a forgotten part of the city, where unusual beings are free to be themselves, werewolf police officer Warden searches for his boyfriend, Tate. With help from Snap, an odd little fellow and Tate’s assistant, Warden descends into the trolls’ den to find Tate. Knowing Tate is a feared inhabitant — if not unofficial ruler — of the Underground, Warden can only imagine the way things will play out if he isn’t found.

Tate knows all about magic, and he knows trolls don’t generally possess it. Upon discovering a doorway, he’s captured and held prisoner. Now his only hope is Warden, who wears the key to Tate’s freedom. But freedom comes with a price, and Tate makes a tough decision to ensure the trolls never cause problems again.

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TITLE: Cultivating Love
AUTHOR: Addison Albright
ISBN: 9781634864022
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 40,274 words
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A man of few words, Joe is a hard-working farmhand who likes his simple, uncomplicated life. Ed is satisfied with his existence as an auto mechanic, but thrilled when an unexpected development in his life allows him to help Joe realize a dream.

It forces them, however, to reevaluate the casual, undefined nature of their relationship. They’re too macho to speak of love, and neither would acknowledge he doesn’t really mind when it’s his turn to bottom. When life throws them a curve ball, and the rules of their game get old, Ed tries to take every aspect of their relationship up a notch. Can Joe adapt to the open sentimentality Ed’s injecting into their relationship, let alone the new spice in their bedroom activities?

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TITLE: Thank You, Ranch Romances
AUTHOR: Deirdre O’Dare
ISBN: 9781634863537
GENRE: Gay Historical Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,321 words
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Widower Wade is desperate to find someone to help him care for his two motherless children while he runs his hardscrabble ranch. After seeing a “match” column in a pulp magazine, he sends off a letter, unsure of what he will get. When it turns up quiet, gentle Darnell, he is both shocked and intrigued. Can this unorthodox arrangement possibly work?

Darnell is at the end of his rope when he finds an ad in a magazine that appears as if it were put there just for him. He takes a desperate chance and ends up on a remote ranch in New Mexico. The motherless children very loveable, and their father is scarily attractive.

But in the stiff and conservative environment of 1949, how can he dare reach for intimacy with his new employer? Will he end up back in dire straits or settled in the home he deeply craves?

TITLE: The Great Pretender
AUTHOR: Sarah Hadley Brook
ISBN: 9781634864183
GENRE: Gay Historical Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 9,889 words
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In 1950s America, rock ‘n roll is sweeping the nation and the drive-ins are full of greasers, jocks, and girls in poodle skirts. Recently graduated from college, Billy Hadley is eager to change the direction his life is heading, although crashing his car wasn’t exactly how he planned on doing it.

Tall, sexy mechanic, Gene Milgram, rides to the rescue on his motorcycle. Billy takes one look at him and can’t fight the immediate attraction.

Will these two take a chance on each other and find love?

TITLE: The Sound of the Sea
AUTHOR: Wayne Mansfield
ISBN: 9781634863735
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 26,243 words
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Liam’s life could be better. He’s recovering from a divorce and a bitter custody battle, which he loses. He dearly loves his six-year-old son, Lucas, but seeing him every second weekend is never enough. His one salvation is the sea. When he’s sitting on the sand, watching the waves rolling in, he feels at peace, calmed and restored.

One day, the waves are particularly high, and the sea particularly rough. He’s surprised to see someone swimming in such choppy seas. When Liam calls out to the man, asking if he needs help, the man simply waves back. Liam thinks he must be an idiot. Little does he know the person he sees is no man, which he discovers two days later.

When they meet, Liam is both horrified and fascinated. His curiosity produces a strange attraction that changes their lives irreversibly forever.

TITLE: The Wooden Samurai
AUTHOR: Alex Morgan
ISBN: 9781634864077
GENRE: Gay Historical Romance
LENGTH: 12,392 words
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In 1708 Japan, Hirata, a samurai serving Lord Takarada, is enjoying his elevated status in the daimyo’s army when he finds a gift, a wooden carving of a samurai on a horse. Hirata realizes he has a secret admirer, and soon discovers Matsuda, a young archer in Takarada’s retinue, has taken a liking to him.

But Hirata isn’t ready for a relationship with a man and refuses Matsuda. When he realizes he really does love Matsuda, the archer is far away with Lord Takarada in Edo Castle, and Hirata doesn’t know when they will return.

Hirata decides to convince Matsuda he is ready, but before he can put it into action, an earthquake and a tsunami destroy the daimyo’s manor.

Is Matsuda still alive? Is it too late for love to bloom between the two men?

Susan Reviews: Ryan by Wayne Mansfield


Title: Ryan
Author: Wayne Mansfield
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 25
POV: 3rd
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 3.75

Blurb:

For the past twenty years, Dane has taken care of his wealthy Aunt Beatrice. One rainy day, she’s killed in a car accident, and Dane is devastated. When he returns to the large, luxurious home they once shared, he falls into a depression.

Lonely, he places an advertisement on Craigslist, in part to find someone to keep the house clean and take care of maintenance, but also to keep him company, as he did Aunt Beatrice. The next morning, Ryan is at his door to claim the job. Soon Dane finds himself falling in love with the handsome handyman. But there’s more to both men than first meets the eye.

Secrets and shocks culminate in a decision no one should have to make. Especially without all the answers.

Review:

The blurb is quite misleading. A lot. I can’t really go into details without spoiling the surprise. But this certainly wasn’t the story I expected, about a man getting over his grief and starting to live again with a hunky handyman. That doesn’t mean, however, that this was bad.

The first chapter sets the stage with a rueful tone, a middle-aged man coping with loss in an empty mansion and sinking into apathy. It takes the place going to ruin for Dane to get a live-in housekeeper, Ryan. After that, things perk up. Literally.

The two men couldn’t be more different. Dane’s quiet and reserved, as he’s still in mourning. Ryan’s a breath of fresh air, laidback and upbeat. The characterization was done with easy, fluid dialogue that sounded realistic. The physicality of both men is shown well, the attraction and magnetic pull they feel for each other.

The plot moves with a swift pace, there’s no chance to get bored. We only get Dane’s POV, and have to interpret Ryan’s character through Dane’s view of him. The talks and behavior patterns help a lot. I got a distinct feel for both men and didn’t feel deprived of any detail.

There’s a lot of introspection and talking about serious issues but also sporadic humor and levity, not to mention sensuality. The language is efficient and to the point, and the writing style easy to follow without being flowery or over-descriptive. Mansfield can write. The relationship could have been fleshed out a bit more with longer scenes and showing the men actually getting to know each other. We learn more about Dane than Ryan who is the titular character.

Had the blurb been more true to the story, I would have given this a solid four or maybe more. The story’s quite lovely, to be honest, sweet and caring and hopeful. I recommend this to people who aren’t immediately turned off by unexpected plot twists or story surprises. In the end, this was a nice little romance with a touch of deeper questions.

Recommended!

Reviewed by: Susan

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Gabbi Reviews: A Game of Hearts by Deirdre O’Dare


Title: A Game of Hearts
Author: Deirdre O’Dare
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 47
Characters: Tim Hardesty, DeVore Weyrick
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, May/December Romance
Kisses: 5

Blurb:

DeVore lost the love of his life ten years ago, left his seven-figure career with a huge financial firm, and became a recluse. He now indulges a hobby of photography which has become his new vocation. At one of the few social functions he attends, he meets an amazing young man. Can he find new life and new love? The game of hearts is always risky, but what if a part of your first love now lives in another body?

Tim was a preemie and always frail. Later, an organ transplant was the only thing that could save him. Now grown, he still struggles to break restrictive family ties and find a purpose. It’s a thrill to meet the charismatic DeVore, an idol whose powerful photographs move many. But is this attraction his own, or coming from the stranger’s heart now beating in his chest?

Review:

A Game of Hearts by Deirdre O’Dare is a fast-paced, well-written read that gave me a lot of enjoyment and escapism from my hectic day. I was immediately enthralled with these two heroes lives and anxious to read their story.

From the blurb and even the title I was pretty sure how things were going to be. I thought this story would be predictable and even a little trite at times, BUT was I wrong! I was very pleasantly surprised by the outcome of this book, as well as, the way the two heroes begin to develop a life together.

I loved both the heroes. Both Tim and DeVore are intriguing, multi-dimensional men. They are both likeable men with a complicated and you can even say difficult past. Both have experienced loneliness and disappointment and the unpredictable things that life can give. In many ways, both men have been walled off from others. DeVore is a loner by his own choices and Tim has been because of overprotective parents and the side-effects of being chronically ill can often give you. When they meet, there is something special that flows between them and as they continue to get to know one another, they begin to not only bring out the best in each other, they truly begin to live a full life together.

I loved this story. I loved Tim and DeVore. I loved the pacing of it and adored how these two men truly seemed to fit together. A Game of Hearts is an easy book to recommend. It is a perfect choice for those looking for a quick romantic read that will sweep you off of your feet.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Gabbi Reviews: Just His by Shawn Lane


Title: Just His
Author: Shawn Lane
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 49
Characters: Adrian Michels, Geoff Spencer
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

After his boss at the hospital suggests he take a sabbatical for a much-needed rest, neurologist Geoff Spencer ends up at his friend’s cabin in Big Bear, California. But to Geoff’s surprise, his former lover is also there — his friend’s brother, the beautiful Adrian Michels, a brooding artist and a “commitment-phobe” who broke Geoff’s heart years earlier before leaving unexpectedly for Europe.

Now, Adrian suggests a no-strings affair while Geoff is with him in Big Bear. Although torn, Geoff eventually agrees. But what he really wants is for Adrian to be his — Just His — for eternity …

Review:

It’s easy to admit that I enjoy Shawn Lane’s stories. Her heroes are always interesting and I always find myself getting wrapped up into the story they have to tell.

As soon as I started this story, I was immediately swept up into the lives of these two men. Both Geoff and Adrian were likeable men whose paths once again meet after breaking up several years ago.

Geoff is a doctor whose personal and professional life is in an uproar because of a string of unfortunate events. When he is forced to take a sabbatical, Geoff agrees to stay at his friend’s family cabin for the duration so he can hopefully get his life back in order. When he arrives, Geoff is surprised when his first and only love, Adrian, answers the door. Geoff hasn’t seen Adrian since Adrian broke up with him years ago and isn’t sure what to do or how to react. When Adrian insists that Geoff at least stay for the night-if not longer- Geoff reluctantly agrees to do so.

At first glance the two men do not seem to fit together. Sure, there is a heated chemistry between them, but Adrian is a free-spirited artist who has had many lovers and a carefree lifestyle, whereas, Geoff is a stable man who craves a monogamous relationship instead.

As the story continues we quickly see why the two men broke up. Through this, we realize that the two men did fit together, despite living very different lives. I ended up really rallying behind Geoff and Adrian’s budding relationship with the hope that somehow they find a way to work through their differences and be together.

This is a short novel and I truly wish it had been longer. Though I was thrilled to see Geoff and Adrian together, I found myself wondering what kind of problems and road blocks these two men would have in the future. Adrian admits several time both to Geoff and to himself that he has a hard time thinking he can be with just one man, but he agrees to be monogamous because he loves Geoff and wants to be with him. It would have been interesting to see how and if they are truly able to work through this and if a free-spirit like Adrian can really commit to one place and one man.

Despite this, I really, really liked this book. It’s a great edition to the ‘His’ series and like the other books, can be read as a stand-alone book in the series. I enjoyed the story the two men had to tell and loved the happy ending. If you are looking for a quick and sexy read with intriguing characters that live and breathe off of the written page, then Just His is definitely the book for you!

Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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TITLE: Crazy Love
AUTHOR: Mel Bossa
ISBN: 9781634863926
GENRE: Gay Interracial Romance
LENGTH: 73,959 words
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Billy spends his evenings dreaming of love and excitement. His roommate Francis wonders why Billy would waste his time fantasizing about a straight mechanic he works with who won’t even look his way.

But Xavier isn’t straight, he’s bisexual. And he’s been stealing looks at Billy without getting caught. Billy’s blue eyes make him feel proud, something he hasn’t felt ever since his father left him to fend for himself. Part Mohawk, Xavier deals with racism both at work and at home, and is planning to hit the road and never return.

From their first kiss, the attraction between Billy and Xavier is undeniable, setting off a chain of events. Soon they’re running off together, determine to start a new life in Mexico. But the open road, like their crazy love, is new, exciting, and at times … dangerous.

TITLE: Ferreting Out the Truth
AUTHOR: L.J. Hamlin
ISBN: 9781634863940
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 11,395 words
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What happens when a closeted animal activist and were-shifter hires a “problem fixer” to save his friends from being wrongly convicted of murder?

Ryan Hunter soon finds out when he slinks off to meet a mysterious stranger named Ian West, another were-shifter who possesses not only a dangerous reputation, but also the prestige for successfully performing unusual tasks, regardless of any legal restrictions he might face.

But to Ryan’s pleasant surprise, he finds Ian not quite as menacing as he was led to believe, and also extremely attractive. Sparks immediately fly between them, and Ryan can only hope that once the urgent mission to save his friends is complete, he and Ian might be able to get to know one another better, despite their enormous differences. Not only is Ryan hiding his true sexual orientation from those who know him best, but he has the ability to shift into a raven, whereas Ian, openly gay, has the unique ability to shift into a ferret. Can the men cope with the hurdles awaiting them in their secret undertaking, as well as those they must face in their personal lives?

TITLE: Hole in One
AUTHOR: Carolina Valdez
ISBN: 9781634864060
GENRE: Bisexual / Gay Erotic Romance (Multiple Partners)
LENGTH: 20,230 words
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By day they had been fierce rivals in a collegiate golf competition, but at night, their passion sizzled under the sheets.

After Team USA won, Rio “River” Vargas returned to his native Spain and Greg Thorenson headed back to his home in the United States. But when Rio didn’t respond to a letter he sent, Greg wasn’t sure if Rio’s silence was because Greg had beaten him for the win or because their affair had been only a four-night fling.

Now professionals at the height of their game, they meet again as competitors in a major tournament in the California desert, where the prize of thousands of dollars is at stake. It’s been six silent years since those wild, hot nights as young men. Maybe for Rio that earlier passion had been an experiment, an aberration of who he really is and of whatever Greg may have meant to him. But to Greg, that earlier passion had been something deeper … he had fallen in love.

TITLE: Sin to Get Saved
AUTHOR: Michael P. Thomas
ISBN: 9781634863933
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,763 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Hubert knows he brings shame on himself and on the Lord by being a queer — his grandad and the pastor of his evangelical church tell him as much all the time. So when he dies in a freak accident, he’s as delighted as he is surprised to waltz right through the Pearly Gates, no questions asked. He even gets a beautiful angel named Bartholomew as his very own guide to the Afterlife.

But when the angel makes brazen overtures, Hubert realizes his soul may have taken a wrong turn. Hubert beseeches Bartholomew to keep his hands to himself and help him find his rightful place in the Heaven he’s always heard about. As they set out to explore his options, Bartholomew hopes Hubert will learn a thing or two along the way about the deeply personal definitions of Paradise.

TITLE: Yesterday’s Letters
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634863711
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 12,163 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Matthew Dalton hasn’t been back home in longer than he cares to admit, but a letter brings him news and soon he’s stepping back in time. Going home, to a place he doesn’t visit nearly often enough.

Daniel Ellis, on the other hand, has never left. He’s always stuck around, waiting for the man who stole his heart to return. When tragedy brings Matthew home, Daniel sees this as his opportunity.

The only problem? Daniel can’t bring himself to voice the feelings he’s kept buried deep inside all these years. So he gives Matthew all the letters he’s written over the years and never mailed. Will a box of love notes be enough to make Matthew stay?

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TITLE: A Game of Hearts
AUTHOR: Deirdre O’Dare
ISBN: 9781634864152
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 14,914 words
PRICE: $2.99
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DeVore lost the love of his life ten years ago, left his seven-figure career with a huge financial firm, and became a recluse. He now indulges a hobby of photography which has become his new vocation. At one of the few social functions he attends, he meets an amazing young man. Can he find new life and new love? The game of hearts is always risky, but what if a part of your first love now lives in another body?

Tim was a preemie and always frail. Later, an organ transplant was the only thing that could save him. Now grown, he still struggles to break restrictive family ties and find a purpose. It’s a thrill to meet the charismatic DeVore, an idol whose powerful photographs move many. But is this attraction his own, or coming from the stranger’s heart now beating in his chest?

TITLE: Just His
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634863964
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 13,496 words
PRICE: $2.99

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After his boss at the hospital suggests he take a sabbatical for a much-needed rest, neurologist Geoff Spencer ends up at his friend’s cabin in Big Bear, California. But to Geoff’s surprise, his former lover is also there — his friend’s brother, the beautiful Adrian Michels, a brooding artist and a “commitment-phobe” who broke Geoff’s heart years earlier before leaving unexpectedly for Europe.

Now, Adrian suggests a no-strings affair while Geoff is with him in Big Bear. Although torn, Geoff eventually agrees. But what he really wants is for Adrian to be his — Just His — for eternity …

TITLE: Prise de Fer
AUTHOR: A.R. Moler
ISBN: 9781634864084
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 14,342 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Chemistry major Kelly Hendrick has lusted after his analytical chemistry professor Simon Randall for a several semesters. They share common interests in reading, fencing, and, of course, their chosen career field.

Now several semesters past being Dr. Randall’s student, Kelly finally dares to cross the line and pursue his attraction to the professor. He finds the feeling reciprocated, but there are deep, more than human secrets in Kelly’s life.

An assault on Simon forces Kelly to confront the idea that Simon needs to know more if they’re going to be together. Can Kelly own up to non-human genetics and still maintain his growing relationship with Simon?

TITLE: Strange Fortune
AUTHOR: Jessie Pinkham
ISBN: 9781634863919
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,822 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Jake Nelson isn’t worried when he’s kidnapped for ransom. He’s a strong alpha and former military, so he’s able to rescue himself and his fellow prisoner, omega David Beecham. There’s only one problem: during their captivity, David bonded with him. Now Jake has to decide if he’s ready to make a lifelong commitment to a man he just met.

David was holding out for a progressive alpha, not that it matters anymore. Bonding with Jake means he’ll never respond to any other alpha. He isn’t sure which is worse — being rejected by Jake, or discovering Jake is willing to claim him but wants a completely subservient omega.

It isn’t what either planned for and has the potential to be a disaster. And yet, could it be their kidnapper did them a favor by bringing them together?

TITLE: Under the Radar
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634863902
GENRE: Gay Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 36,131 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Life for Lou Travis changed drastically when, as Carlo Farro, he turned state’s evidence on the two mobsters he worked for. He didn’t know, when he was put into the WITSEC program, that he would end up falling in love with the marshal tasked with protecting him.

Walter Brooks certainly didn’t expect love to come into his life in the form of a small-time drug trafficker. But it did. Now, under the name Wayne Bourke, he, his adopted daughter Rae, and Lou own a protection business — and have for the last seventeen years.

Suddenly their lives change when Regotti, one of the mobsters Lou testified against, is released from prison. The man wants Lou dead. Can Lou, Wayne, and Rae stop him from finding them and putting his deadly plan into motion?