S.M. Butler is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult romantic suspense and military romance who has a penchant for Dr. Pepper, ice hockey, and world domination, but not necessarily in that order. She lives in Texas under a not-so-secret identity with two monsters, writing books, and planning the next step in her evil plans for world domination into the twilight hours of the night because that's when it's quiet in the house. She loves to hear from readers.
Maddie Benson has spent her entire life in Sugar Falls and has never ventured—nor wanted to venture—beyond her small town’s safe borders. But when her delivery job takes her to the doorstep of one very reclusive, former Navy SEAL, Sebastian McIntyre, her small town perceptions are challenged with every conversation they have. It’s not long before she’s losing herself—and her heart—to the mysterious man behind the door.
Bastian’s scars are deeper than the surface. They’re embedded into his soul, and he’s content to keep them buried. But the second Maddie ends up on his doorstep with her sparkling smile and her sunshine hair, his quiet new life shatters and she just might be able to excise the demons he’s tried hard to keep tucked away—if he lets her in.
When Bastian’s old life comes haunting them, he knows he should let her go. But the light she shines on his soul keeps the darkness within him at bay. Letting her go may take more strength than he has, and keeping her close could get her killed.
After avoiding Sugar Falls for three years, Navy SEAL Jesse Richter is sent home for rest and relaxation, but he knows R&R is the last thing he’ll get there. His hometown was the scene for the worst day of his life, and now he’s got no choice but to confront that memory and finally attempt to move on.
As the daughter of a con man, Charlie Morgan knew better than to put down roots. Now she’s adjusted to a new life with her adoptive family, and settled into a nice routine of work and school. Her troubled past is long behind her, or so she had thought.
Both haunted by the ghosts of Christmases past, Jesse and Charlie only want a fresh start at life… but the secrets of a missing con man could kill any hope of Christmas future.
This title is #4 in the Lucky Thirteen series, though all books can be read as standalone stories.
Five years ago, former NSA agent Cadence Long almost died from her mentor's bullet. She learned one valuable lesson that day: Trust no one. That's why her casual friendship with Dylan works so well. They both agree that a romantic relationship is off the table but when he starts flashing that dazzling smile and those twin dimples at her, the sizzling attraction between them becomes impossible for her to resist.
Navy SEAL Dylan Urban is ready for more than a romp in the sheets with Cadence, but convincing her proves a more difficult mission than he's prepared for. After she runs off on an unsanctioned, one-woman kamikaze mission, the only way he can see to protect Cadence is to get her open up herself to trust him, but it might mean losing his heart in the process.
While on the trail of one of the most notorious traitors in recent history, both Dylan and Cadence must decide if what they have or could have is worth giving up the chase, or if for once, they might have to trust another to break down the walls they so carefully crafted.
Navy SEAL Eamon Murphy regrets never kissing his best friend's sister at graduation. Addison kept him twisted in knots growing up, with her vivacious smile and her gorgeous curves. He thought he was over her. But finding her at the wrong end of his gun three years later is only the beginning, and Murphy just might have to break all his rules to keep her safe.
Addison Hardy enrolled in her university's exchange program to prove she wasn't just the family black sheep. How was she to know her exotic French boyfriend would be the son of an international arms dealer? Or that his murder would land her in the custody of one brooding SEAL with a chip on his shoulder?
Their chemistry is flammable-and potentially explosive-but there are complications, silly little things like Addison being arrested, Murphy's unwavering devotion to duty, and all her dead boyfriend's enemies out to kill her. But the final conflagration might not be at all what they're expecting.
Navy SEAL Brody Battles' last mission ended with him shot twice. He's made enemies he'd like to forget ever existed all over the world. He's more than ready to go home to the family he left behind, but when he returns, he faces sleepless nights, a possible security breach and the fear that his family has moved on without him.
Marrying her childhood sweetheart sounds like a fairy tale dream come true, but not for Devyn. Thanks to his job, her husband has been off on a secret mission for so long, he's never even seen his daughters in person. But now he's back, and the fairy tale life is in sight, but Devyn's not sure the man that returned is the same man who left.
Stitching their broken family back together proves difficult when nightmares and secrets build a wall between them. And while they're adjusting to being a family again, an enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.
Ashlynn Connolly has been Ethan Kearney's best friend since they were twelve, despite the difference in their tax brackets. Though he played stupid pranks on her as a child, and left for a career in the Navy, Ash has always stood by him. But now Ethan has a deadline, and he's going to put their friendship to the test with a business proposition--a marriage proposal.
If Ashlynn hadn't been flat-out broke, and about to ask for a loan from her best friend, she might have laughed at Ethan's proposal. But being laid off with a small child to care for alone changes one's perspective and the idea of being Ethan's wife is too much to turn down, and not just because of the money he offers.
Getting married is the simplest solution to both their problems, or so it seems. But while the passion between them scorches the sheets, a shadow from Ash's past prepares to burn them more thoroughly than either ever expected.