It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. But when her wedding erupts in gunfire, Sadie Walker realizes this is not the life she wants – her fiancé’s work with Delta Force will always cast a shadow over their relationship. After leaving the hard-muscled hero at the altar, she thinks she’ll never see him again . . . until a chance encounter reveals that he still has a strong grip on her heart.
On a covert assignment overseas, Simon Tennant is shocked when he spots Sadie with another man. Jealousy flares, as does an irresistible urge to keep her protected. Amid a dangerous game of international espionage, he’ll have to convince Sadie just how perfect they’ve always been together. This time, nothing will take precedence over winning her back, no matter the cost to his cover – or his life . . .
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Sadie managed to snag their favorite table outside the Athinas bar and café. It was important for Platon to feel comfortable whenever he was with her, and these little things built up trust, whether he knew it or not.
And of course he never would.
She ordered a coffee so that she could order them both a beer when he arrived without overdoing it. As she looked around for him, she took out a notepad and pen to scribble down a shopping list. Again, totally nonthreatening. Something that a mom would do. Her whole time with Platon was built around these layers of security and comfort. Every time she met him she was careful to give him absolutely nothing to question later. She even tucked her cell phone out of sight so he didn’t suspect she was recording him. If she was 100 percent right about him, his paranoia would slowly be growing.
Also, she really needed to get some groceries. Milk, coffee, bread. She tapped the pen against her teeth as she watched people walk by. Salad, carrots, soda. The chair next to her scraped out and she looked up with a big smile that stayed on her face for less than a second.
“Simon. What the fuck?” She looked around to see if anyone was watching them. “You have to go. I’m expecting someone.” Goddamn him. She swore if the waiter had left the silverware that had been wrapped in a napkin on the table, she’d be holding the knife to his jugular.
“What’s the matter? You think your boyfriend won’t want to see me? Won’t want to know what we did last night?” He looked around, as if searching for a waiter to order a drink.
She decided on a play. Not perfect, but it would do the job for now. She lowered her voice. “Look, please go. He’s a sweet boy, but he’s going to get super jealous if he sees you.” She cast her eyes down slowly as if she couldn’t bear to meet his eyes. “I know I did a”—pause, swallow—“terrible thing last night, and I’m really sorry. But please don’t get me in trouble with my boyfriend.” She slid her gaze back up to his.
Concern was etched on his face, and his eyes searched hers for the truth, but he obviously found no reason to disbelieve her.
Inside she celebrated. Outside, she bit her lip and frowned very lightly.
“I’ll leave now if you promise to meet me later,” he said, getting up.
“Anything. Absolutely,” she replied, relief gushing through her.
“This restaurant at eight.” He handed her the type of card you pick up at a hotel from one of those wooden dispensers near the elevators.
“Eight. Okay. It’s a—” She hesitated.
He swooped down, blocking out the sun, and kissed her. Heat rose inside. It was over before it had begun, but his lips seared her skin. “Yeah. It is,” he said as he left.
Coming soon… the conclusion to the Alpha Ops series – May 3, 2016
He is a trained professional—but nothing can prepare him for the hottest mission of his life. Assigned to protect his boss’s daughter, British former SAS operative Malone Garrett breaks the first rule of covert surveillance—don’t make contact. And especially don’t take your mark out to dinner, then agree to a rooftop quickie. But now that Mal has Abby in his arms, he has no intention of ever letting her go.
Abby Baston told herself it was a hit and quit, a one-nighter with a hot, handsome stranger whose hands were trained to take action. Working undercover for the CIA, she can’t risk anything more. But when an international crisis ignites, Abby must make a call: trust Mal with her secret—and her heart—and partner up, or lose everything in a split second . . .
The Alpha Ops Series:
(while books in this series are loosely connected, all function as standalones)
Dangerous Territory- Book 1- novella
Over the Line- Book 2
Pushing the Limit- Book 3
Blowback- Book 4
Compromised- Book 5
Risk of Exposure- Book 6 -Available 05/03/16