Ben Tanner lives outside Atlanta with his wife, Denise, and their cat. A retired Marine, Ben served as a 2531-Field Radio Operator, Marine 2nd Force Reconnaissance 1991-1996, 4th LAAD 1996-1998. Although he has one and sometimes two day jobs, Ben is a writer at heart.
First Place winner in the 2015 Oklahoma Romance Writers of American Chapter International Digital Award contest, in the romantic suspense category.
With danger lurking around any corner, Eden Wyatt, CIA covert operative, traveled solo. Hopping from one brief affair to the next, she’d be damned if she’d get a guy killed for loving her. But a chance meeting with a sexy, smart Major on New Year’s Eve rattled her resolve.
Hunted by assassins, Eden had forgotten how to trust. Wary, ever on the alert, the stunning woman, ready to kill or be killed, knew what she wanted. Would she dare break her own rules for Major Tom Davis?
Barreling through her defenses, Major Davis insisted on playing his own game. A man used to giving orders, not taking them, he refused to accept her terms. Would Eden put herself in the hands of those who wanted her dead, for love? Or would she kiss happiness goodbye and disappear back into her precarious life of running and hiding?
What do a Marine who received a “Dear John” letter and a journalist who dumped her cheating fiancé have in common? Nothing, outside of being heartbroken over lost love. But when they accidentally end up next to each other jetting to a Caribbean paradise, they do share one thing: mutual attraction. Friendship between Tara Mason and Sergeant Mick Peterson grows quickly in the romantic, tropical paradise of St. Thomas.
An argument coupled with a blunder strand them on a small, deserted Caribbean island. Will wounds heal in the midst of nothing but sand and water, and possible starvation leading to death? The challenges don’t stop.
Long separations, danger and loneliness keep them apart, questioning what they once knew to be true. Can love survive anything thrown at it? Or will the harsh realities of the world erode affection, replacing it with fear and a desire for safety at all costs?