Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit, because, frankly, the guy doesn't care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the armor of a finely tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit's craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.
It's a plan that works, until Garrett's world is upended one night in the jungles of Thailand. Memories become reality when the unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, and they discover Sage and her teammate among the retrieved women. Now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn't know what to do. He has changed in dramatic ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he'll want to claim her, restrain her...dominate her.
Is Sage's love strong enough to let Garrett back in, not only as her fiancé but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can Garrett's discipline be exactly what her soul needs to find its way back to life - and love - again?
To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There's never been a situation he can't blast, punch, or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion - and a natural-born Dominant who's made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver. That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world.
From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life. But Z isn't wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony.
Now he's sheltering Rayna in the remote wilderness from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her. Z's never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her beneath him, surrendering to his passion and domination? It's the most forbidden fruit he can crave, and the only thing he can't stop thinking about. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him and the mountain she's moved in his intractable heart.
Angel Payne He was everything she craved...and everything that would ruin her.
Ethan Archer has just earned his sergeant's stripes, and his Special Forces team decides that a trip to LA is a perfect way to celebrate. Ethan has other motives for agreeing to the vacation. He can't forget a magical hour in a North Cascades forest last winter, shared with an indigo-eyed goddess who now calls LA her home.
Ava Chestain is a stylist for Bella Lanza, star of a hit nighttime drama. When Ethan and his buddies finagle a visit to the set, his reunion with Ava melts the months away. But their time is cut short by Bella, who's determined to rekindle her own naughty past with Ethan. His efforts to push Bella off are thwarted when the unit is called to assist the CIA on a terrorist plot to destroy the West Coast. Part of the plan? Someone has to get closer to Bella, and Ethan's the logical choice.
Though Ethan risks his career by telling Ava about the plot, her trust is an impossible gift to earn. Her passion is a different story. As his willing submissive, Ava gives him the fire his body craves and the surrender his soul needs. She's a dream come true, until the cuffs come off and the sun comes up. When a terrifying turn of events escalates the terrorists' plan into reality, Ethan must make decisions that will either kill or save them all. Can Ava trust him enough to stand by him with everything she is...including what could be her last breath?
Angel Payne The boys of the Special Forces battalion are back.
Five mini-episodes give emotional updates for the couples with whom you've fallen in love during the series' first three books, as well as a not-to-be-missed preview of what's in store for Tait Bommer and Kellan Rush in Wet, book five in the Honor Bound series.
"Raze the Barn": Garrett and Sage reignite their flame as Dominant and submissive during a well-timed visit to see Wyatt and Josie on the farm, and a visit to "kinky barn" that neither will soon forget.
"Tie the Knots": Garrett and Sage have finally said "I do," but the knot-tying lessons have just begun for Zeke and Rayna, the best man and maid of honor who only have eyes - and other body parts - for each other.
"Diamonds In The Rain": Ethan is taking Ava home to meet his parents, but when a mansion full of friends is invited for the occasion, there's a storm of deeper conflict for the couple, requiring Runway to expose his "inner Dom" in a decadent new way.
"Glacier Girl": Josie is burned-out and emotionally frozen until Wyatt whisks her away for a weekend full of erotic surprises - and one shocking surprise guest.
"Moonrise": Their road to love was filled with the craziest twists life could deal before it completely blew up the route. Now, Luna is locked from Tait in a night that doesn't seem to have an end. Can he bring the light of love back to her?
Angel Payne Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.
Now, he's my super hero - the stud I'm yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad he's actually Reece Richards, my full-on hunk of a real-life boss. He's got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire - and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves. But there's something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.