As a single, southern mom and OB nurse, Kirin Lane can handle anything from delivering breeched twins to retrieving a lodged Batman toy from the toilet. What she can’t quite manage is the hurt and resentment she feels toward her estranged father who abandoned her as a child shortly after her mother’s death.
When Kirin’s father dies, she considers tossing the one possession her father left her after more than thirty years of silence—a tattered Marine Corps Field Manual. But when she’s chased through the airport by dark-suited men and finds her house ransacked, its high time to dive into the mystery of the book. Much to her surprise, she finds clues inside it that pull her into her father’s life mission—finding the truth about her mother’s death and ending the organization responsible.
Following the clues means she’ll need to trust her handsome, flirtatious protector, Sam Neal–something she’s hesitant to do since he was hired by her late father. Rugged, sexy and single, Sam awakens feelings she thought were in permanent hibernation. But when his connections to her father’s organized crime ring surface, Kirin must both question his loyalty and rely on his help. She races against the clock to unravel the clues and find her mother’s killer before the killer comes to find her.
To save the life of the man she loves, she’ll have to risk her own.
Costume designer, Leslie Carroll has mastered the art of flying under the radar. She’s had to, or risk being found by the psychopath who almost killed her.
When she literally falls into Hollywood heartthrob Charlie Erickson’s dressing room on her first day of employment, their mutual attraction is instant and undeniable. Despite his star status, Charlie is a sweet southern boy at heart, and for the first time in a long time, Leslie begins to think she has a chance at happiness.
When her harrowing past catches up to her and targets Charlie, will she run to save herself, or face her monster to save the man who is her future?