Alex Strong is a Pacific Northwest native and wouldn't have it any other way. She enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities including, but not limited to, running, camping, and drinking wine on her back deck. She has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember and says the best part of writing fiction is getting to make the characters do whatever she wants. Alex and her family live in the Seattle area and she sees every experience as inspiration for the next book!
The deal was simple. Karina Watson only had to agree to spend one month with the seductive stranger she knew nothing about, and Damien Bishop would make sure her debt-ridden parents and the rest of her education would be taken care of.
Thinking there’s no way this man can be serious, Karina agrees, calling his bluff.
But Damien never makes a promise he can’t keep. And what Karina believes to be a straight-forward deal quickly becomes a battle of wills—and restraint—as she gets caught up in the devil’s game.
Elle Peyton has a successful career and a beautiful four-year-old son, what more could she want? Certainly not another man who would only abandon them at the first sign of trouble. She learned that lesson the hard way. Which makes it all the more irritating when Raiden, the ruggedly handsome new junior associate at her father's law firm, gets under her skin.
Raiden Kane may not have been looking, but Elle, the boss's daughter of all people, has definitely got his attention. With a little hard work, something he's no stranger to, Raiden manages to break through her icy interior, discovering the sensuous, vibrant woman within.
Elle sees an opportunity to move forward with her life, but Raiden's dark past threatens to leave an even bigger hole in her heart.
Sydney Holden has spent the last six months recovering not only from the loss of her fiancé, but also from the discovery that he was working with a major crime syndicate. Not entirely sure she's ready to move on, Sydney takes a chance on the sexy and charming newcomer at her rock gym. Just as she's beginning to trust Gavin, she finds herself trapped in yet another web of deceit.
Rumors circulate that a dangerous human trafficker supposedly killed in an auto accident may not be dead after all. Agent Gavin Maxwell is sent in to get close to Sydney and find out what she knows. He soon learns that while she doesn't know any more than he does, it doesn't stop her from becoming a target.
With a man back from the dead and a mole in their midst, Sydney still isn't sure she can trust Gavin any more than her ex-fiancé, but he may be the only one who can help her.
On the surface, Clara Morozov leads a posh life. But there’s a dark side to it and Clara knows her life is in danger ever second she spends in the prison that is her marriage. With no other way out, Clara approaches the dark brooding agent investigating her husband, hoping he can be the key to her freedom.
When the investigation goes cold, undercover agent Aaron Wells finds an unlikely ally in the beautiful wife of the very man he’s trying to take down. Yet he can’t help question her motives. Is it about the money? Or something more sinister?
Aaron soon realizes he’s underestimated this seductive woman who may prove to be not only the help he needs but also his undoing. Because while Aaron knows involving a civilian is a risky move, letting his heart get involved may be the riskiest move of all.
***Finalist in the 2014 Heart of the West Contest (Romantic Suspense Category)***
Career on hold and living with her father, life has not gone as Jillian Sandro planned. But she knows it's just another bump in the road and keeps moving forward. When a running accident leads to a chance encounter with an intoxicating and intimidating neighbor, Jillian wonders if this is a chance for a brighter beginning.
As a secret operative, Reid Jackson avoids intimate relationships like the plague. Having a girlfriend would be like having a third arm, while they may be useful now and then, both would just get in the way. Yet when Jillian stumbles into his arms, literally, Reid can't deny the attraction. Could being neighborly really cause that much harm?
When Jillian gets caught in the crossfire, she learns just how dangerous Reid's world can be. And that he may not be the only one lying to her.
Elana Tanner ran away to the island of Kauai to forget that fateful night and its high price, not that she'll ever really forget. It becomes all the more impossible with the unexpected arrival of the wealthy and sexy Kyle Barnett who doesn't know if he can ever forgive her for the death of his brother.
Tempers flare and sparks fly, but loathing soon turns to lust and what once tore them apart, now brings them closer. But Kyle is very good at keeping secrets, and Elana doesn’t know if she can trust him, no matter what her heart may feel.