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A 2021 Romance Writers of America Vivian Award finalist—named one of the best romantic suspense books of the year!


Breathe in. Breathe out. Survive.


Marilyn Ellis is finally putting her life back together. The domestic abuse she suffered may be labeled textbook by therapists, but it’s the parts she’s never told anyone that haunt her.


She refuses to get trapped in that hell ever again.


Former Special Forces soldier turned rancher Noah Dempsey is more than capable of training the delicate single mom in moves and tactics that will help her feel safe. But his own tortured past makes him decidedly less qualified for anything more.


No matter how much her big eyes—and even bigger heart—draw him in.


However, when unexpected danger arrives in their small town, Noah knows this is a woman worth fighting for. Worth fighting beside. And he’s going to be the one to do it.


She needs a hero.

He’ll have to remember how to be one.


Includes Zac & Annie's wedding—plus a crossover from Susan Stoker's Special Forces Alpha world!

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"This book is super emotional. Action packed and a personal journey about learning to live again. A super sweet slow burn romance that will melt your heart." ~ Read All About It


"I... couldn’t have asked for a better book. Danger, suspense, sweetness, romance, and the humor...have I mentioned how much I enjoyed Storm?!" ★★★★★  ~ Jewls Book Blog


★★★★★ "Highly recommend as a must read, I guarantee Noah will be your next book boyfriend, holy hotness 😍" ~ Sally M Reviews⁣


★★★★★ "It broke my heart and put it back together. 1000% recommend this book!" ~ Dawn Reviews (Goodreads)


"This one will keep you reading deep into the night. Five stars just isn't enough."  ★★★★★  ~ Romance Author Caitlyn Coakley


★★★★★ "This is one of those books that you will remember for years to come because it touches your heart.  Pick up the series!" ~ Love My Socky

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