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After high school, Wade enlisted in the army and left town. Elliot wrote Wade letter after letter after he left but he could never bring himself to read her letters. Seven years later Wade returns home to spend time with his ill father and runs into first love. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, the two were called out on a mission that went terribly wrong. Former Military. Captain Jordan Malone is larger than life. A born leader, bound by duty, seduced by danger, and driven to distraction by the one woman who is too powerful to resist.
Taryn Robinson is living in his house and homeschooling his children, which makes Aiden completely off-limits. Taryn knows she and the strong, sexy SEAL can only be friends. Quinn has done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not her boyfriend Carey.
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Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Lieutenant Thane Carter is professionally successful, but his love life stinks. Because of a little insubordination and disorderly conduct on her part, Gunnery Sergeant Jane Donovan is about to lose the one thing she values most—the family and life she has forged in the Marine Corps. Chase Russell has royally screwed up. In the aftermath, Chase trades his lucrative Chicago practice for an Oregon ranch.
When the Marine arrives, nursing a cranky hip and an even crankier disposition, Chase wants nothing to do with her. Flicka is on the run from her cheating, soon-to-be-ex—husband Prince Pierre and his Secret Service. The only thing standing between Flicka and the cheating prince is Dieter Schwarz, her bodyguard and ex-lover. They will take any dirty covert operation for the right price. After her serial killer brother escapes, single mom Zoe Sullivan finds herself under suspicion.
He certainly will not trust the pretty face of Zoe Sullivan, the suspect he is supposed to be monitoring. Linc has done everything to keep Zoe from getting under his skin. Now he must stop those who want to put her six feet under. Determined to build a secure future for her baby girl, single mother Georgia Williams takes a job as a night nurse at Jericho Military Hospital. Her precarious world shifts yet again when she meets her newest patient, Lieutenant Christian Howard.
A marine who nearly died fighting for his country, Howard is a man of duty, honor, and deep desires. Something about the scarred war hero touches Georgia, awakening feelings she has tried to keep hidden. When Ryan Beecher returns home after a long deployment overseas, Lexy barely recognizes her husband. The man who left Texas for Afghanistan was cruel and abusive. The man who comes back to her is a badly injured stranger with amnesia and no memory of their life together.
The wounded marine is now gentle, caring and tender. Can Lexy trust this lover who seems to live only for her pleasure?
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As the only surviving American soldier of a well-publicized hostage crisis, Ray McKenna is the center of attention at a time when all she wants is solitude. Struggling to overcome the fear and anxiety that plague her, she relies on her therapy dog Jagger to help her through the vicious symptoms of PTSD. Veterinarian Dr. Once back home in D. With prescription drugs and alcohol as her only relief from the pain, Chrys is on her way to becoming a statistic. That is, until the State Department calls and offers her an important assignment: to serve as a diplomatic liaison and interpreter for a Turkish national living in exile.
Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Now, with his wings temporarily clipped, the famous sextuplet is back in his Virginia hometown to live down a scandal. As a slow burn of passion heats to a combustible connection, Garrek confronts a mistake that could end his military career. Can they Harper help them both rebuild their lives and build an everlasting future?
When her Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan, Army medevac pilot Sarah Benson does what she must to survive. Hiding by day and hiking through the mountains by night, Sarah manages to save a mother and daughter before being taken captive. Still she fights, knowing she must get back to the base and to the man she loves. A broken back and shattered bones put Captain Cooper in a wheelchair and every day is a battle to keep his recovery on track and his sanity intact.
When a single mom moves in to the apartment next door to his, he recognizes a kindred soul. Can he overcome her fear and be the man she needs? Constance Ray felt lost after losing her husband in the Korean War. She knew she would never be the same again. Nor can she be indifferent to the man who brought it. Military branch unclear from synopsis, Historical. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart.
Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he has made of his life. When they are forced to work side by side in the same work-study program, Dylan and Alex agree to set a few ground rules. The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.
Only problem is, they keep breaking the rules.
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Allison Couch has her hands full dealing with the assorted flakes, fruits and nuts in the town of Granola. One summer morning, Toby Davenport moves to town. A young African American Afghanistan War veteran, he has a heart of gold but a guilt-fueled addiction. Together, they take on parades, pit bull rescues, game show auditions, driving lessons, building inspectors, racism, and falling in love.
In just a few months, Caitlin Calhoun went from being a wife to being a widow to a mother-to-be. All she wanted was to honor her dead husband by having his baby.
So how does she break the news that that the war-toughened Marine is about to become a father? When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr.
Kelly Ashton—the sweet girl next door who has grown into a remarkable woman. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day. Framed for a double murder, Delta Force operative Cameron Moore is given a new lease on life by the CIA, provided he pays them back by doing their black ops dirty work. Cameron wants to renegotiate the deal, and he thinks he has found the perfect bargaining chip: Skylar Slavin, bestselling author of espionage thrillers and the daughter of the CIA man who saved Cameron from a prison sentence.
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Skylar has been living in anonymity, never suspecting that someone so dangerous and so desirable would plunge her into a world as treacherous as one of her spy novels. Then a special ops teams discovers that Liam is alive and being held captive by enemy forces. Caught between the past and the harsh realities of the present, both Liam and Kennedy fight for the love they had and the forgiveness they need.
Commander Zack Hennessey was a hardened Navy Seal. The one breath of fresh air was the cute but very pregnant coffee barrister Jordyn Royale.
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Each morning she made his coffee. The one time he got up the nerve to ask her out, Zack was called away on a mission. Parker, Distant Shores , about an impoverished man hoping to restore his plantation, a freed slave searching for his mother, and a woman hotel owner with troubling secrets in the wake of the Civil War; Christian message; 3 in the Southern Tides series.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench , about a woman whose plantation-owner husband forces her into an insane asylum on Sanibel Island because she disapproves of his treatment of slaves. Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg , , about soldiers on both sides during the period immediately before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg; 1 in the Battle Hymn series. Ralph Peters, Valley of the Shadow , about the officers and soldiers fighting in the Civil War during the summer and fall of ; 3 in the Battle Hymn series.
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