Winner of the Sexy Scribbler for 2015, Jennifer D. Bokal is the author of the best-selling Ancient World Historical Romance, The Gladiator’s Mistress and the second book in the Champions of Rome series, The Gladiator’s Temptation. She is also the author of Her Rocky Mountain Hero and Her Rocky Mountain Defender, both part of the Rocky Mountain Justice series with Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Jen holds a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University and is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Happily married to her own Alpha Male for twenty years, she enjoys writing stories that explore the wonders of love. Jen and her manly husband live in upstate New York with their three beautiful daughters, two aloof cats, and two very spoiled dogs.
A kiss. A betrayal. An escape?
A Rocky Mountain Justice page-turner
Searching for her missing sister leads Madelyn Thompkins straight into the path of danger…and Roman DeMarco. Wounded physically and emotionally, the undercover agent hardly needs this distraction. When the two collide with a Russian gang, they go on the run—and are drawn together. Their priorities don’t align, but when Madelyn falls victim to a murderous criminal, will Roman sacrifice everything to save her?
In Jennifer D. Bokal’s new Rocky Mountain Justice romance, a lone agent falls for the enemy
When security expert Cody Samuels finds fugitive Viktoria Mateev in hiding, he can’t believe his luck. Turning her in will be the perfect revenge on the crime family who destroyed Cody’s DEA career. But to his surprise, Cody is just in time to rescue Viktoria from assassins. He soon finds himself tracking her son’s kidnappers—and trying to resist his deepest desires…
To keep her son from her ruthless in-laws, Viktoria went on the run. Now she’s teaming up with a man she can’t trust. Cody’s courage and bold gambits are a temptation Viktoria can’t resist—even as a risky sacrifice guarantees they may not survive to see another holiday.
Reporter, Avery Williams, wants nothing more than to leave the sleepy town of Claude, Texas. She craves excitement and has her heart set on working for the state’s largest paper in Dallas. Ryder Grant is a reality T.V. star and animal rights activist, who is scandalized because of his involvement in the suspicious death of a puppy mill owner. In order to escape the media, he travels to Claude, Texas—where an endangered owl was recently discovered in nearby Palo Duro Canyon.
When Avery literally trips over Ryder, she asks for an interview-- which would be her ticket out of Claude. Even though he refuses, she’s undeterred and follows him to Palo Duro. There, Avery offers to help Ryder find the endangered owl if he agrees to talk to her on the record. The two call a truce and are immediately aware of their mutual attraction.The moment is cut short when gunfire echoes through the canyon. As Avery works with Ryder to escape a trio of huntsmen, she realizes that the line separating life and death is thin and in order to survive she’ll have to dance on the razor’s edge.
With her standing in Roman society already on shaky ground, Fortunada must be careful with her reputation. After her faithless husband cast her aside and married another, the devoted mother of two wasn’t eager to let another man fill her bed—until she met Baro, Rome’s reigning gladiatorial champion. It’s in his strong arms that she finds true pleasure and, to her delight, love.
When her champion proposes marriage, pledging to make her family his own, it seems fate has finally smiled on Fortunada. But her fortune takes a turn when her former husband resurfaces, demanding to take their children as is his right.
With Baro having already sacrificed his career for their love, throwing away his title in a bid to break free of his contract, how can she tell him that the price of her sacrifice—her children—is too high? Will love triumph, allowing Fortunada both her champion and her family, or must she walk away from the man who’s given up all for her?
Lilliana Carbone thought that after ten years she had grown beyond her father’s legacy as Monterra’s most notorious art thief. All that changes when she returns to Imperia as an art historian representing a preeminent museum in Manhattan and is immediately implicated in the murder of her colleagues and the theft of the very same painting her father lost his life trying to steal.
Roberto Amici has spent the better part of a decade cashing in on his bad boy image as the only chef and restaurateur in Imperia with an art theft conviction. Now the owner of Monterra’s finest restaurant, Du Monde, Roberto craves stability in his life. When Lilliana Carbone—his first love and the daughter of his deceased partner—shows up and is wanted by the polizia and needs help, Roberto worries that her arrival will end his quest for respectability.
They are ambushed in the parking lot of Du Monde and Roberto understands that Lilliana risks losing more than her professional reputation, but also her life. On the run from both the gunman and the media, Lilliana and Roberto take refuge in his remote chalet. There, the flames of young love are rekindled and explode into an inferno of grown-up passion. Although they are elated to have found one another again, they need to stay focused, because sometimes you have to think like a thief to catch a thief.
Phaedra, a dutiful daughter of Rome’s most influential senator, has no choice but to marry a man chosen by her father. But a chance encounter with handsome gladiator Valens Secundus sends her pulse racing—and, for the first time, makes her wish she could choose her own fate. They make each other a promise: she’ll insist on having the right to select her next husband, and he’ll do everything within his power to win his freedom.
A gladiatorial champion, Valens has fought his way up from poverty to become a star in the arena. The only two things he craves are his freedom and the luscious Phaedra, both seemingly far out of reach. But four years after their fateful meeting, Phaedra returns to Rome and soon becomes a widow, and Valens answers to no one but himself. They’re finally free to explore their fiery passion—while evading a powerful and wealthy new suitor of Phaedra’s—until Valens must return to the arena one last time. And in order for Phaedra to control her own destiny and claim her love, Valens will need to survive the battle of his life.