Ryan Richards returned from Afghanistan with more than a shattered body. His heart was in tatters, too. For the three years since then, renovating houses and patching up fighters has been the only thing to quiet his demons—those foisted upon him and those he has created himself. At DS Fight Club, he has a purpose. And when he spends time with sexy trainer Junior Maldonado, he feels more like a real man than a shadow of one.
Injured in the Middle East while an Army Ranger, Junior shared an instant camaraderie with wounded corpsman Ryan…and more than a little bit of attraction. And although Junior has reunited with his high school boyfriend, Ryan’s haunted whiskey eyes are never very far from his mind. He knows Ryan is hurting, and wants the best for his friend.
When Junior returns to Atlanta after his second-chance romance fails, he finds Ryan careening toward rock bottom. Overwhelmed by uncontrolled physical and emotional pain, Ryan is fighting for his life…and hiding the truth. It’s up to Junior to help him see that real men come in many forms, and they are all entitled to love
Learning to Live and Love Again
Daniel Beaujardin spent fifteen years serving his country in the United States Marine Corps until a roadside bomb ended his military career. When a former teammate offers him a job in Atlanta, Dan, left scarred and partially blind from the accident, jumps at the opportunity for a fresh start.
Three years after his partner’s death, Alexander Westport is still simply going through the motions. Work as a high school English teacher, softball practice, and the occasional family dinner is how he spends his time, but he knows that’s not really living.
An anonymous encounter at a local gay club first brings Dan and Alex together, and after a second chance encounter, the men strike up a friendship that quickly turns romantic. When professional and personal troubles threaten their fledgling relationship, Dan and Alex learn battles fought together are won more easily than those faced alone.
Meghan Sullivan doesn’t have time for distractions, especially one like handsome veteran Jason Richards. She needs to concentrate on saving Foley’s Public House, and that means focusing all her energy on preparing for a huge local event that could make or break the struggling pub.
Jason Richards has a long history with Meghan. The two had been friends with benefits until Meghan put an end to things when her father got ill. Now Jason spends his time with his brothers, both blood and military, but wonders what would have happened if he’d gotten his act together earlier.
When outside forces conspire against Meghan, she reluctantly turns to Jason for help. The two vow to keep things professional, but serious chemistry and years of bottled up emotions make it impossible for them to keep their distance. When the actions against Meghan turn personal, Jason will do everything in his power to keep her safe.
Ben “Gunny” Anderson spent twenty years in the United States Marine Corps, watching the enemy through the scope of a long gun, waiting for the right moment to snuff out their lives. Now he’s retired and while he figures out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, he’s working with some former teammates, renovating properties.
After a scandal ruins her professional and personal life, Lindsay Beaujardin is looking for a brand new start and a move from Louisville to Atlanta is the perfect way to begin again.
A three-day fling between Gunny and Lindsay turns into the shock of a lifetime when they unexpectedly cross paths again. All it takes is a moment in time to change the course of fate and Gunny and Lindsey are about to find out just how true that is.
Kyle Richards was born to be law enforcement, first as an Air Force Security Forces K-9 handler, and then as a beat cop in his hometown of Atlanta. When an injury ended his police career, Kyle set up shop as a private investigator, spending his days spying on cheating spouses and dishonest delivery men. His life didn't leave much time for relationships.
The last time Esme Lejeune saw Kyle Richards, she was a young cocktail waitress with big plans. Though she had major chemistry with the handsome Airman, she wasn’t about to let a relationship interfere with achieving her dreams. Before things could even get off the ground, he was transferred to another duty station and their casual relationship ended. Esme moved on with her life, raising her daughter as a single mom.
Sixteen years later, a law enforcement conference brings Kyle back to San Antonio and puts him right in the path of his old flame. With everything finally out on the table, will Kyle be able overcome his shock, or will the secrets from Esme’s past threaten the chance to become the family they should have been all along?
From his early days as a rodeo king to his current job as an undercover special investigator, Darren Richards has always taken risks, but falling for a former mafia princess might just be the most dangerous thing he’s ever done.
Between raising her daughter and running her own business, Theresa Royale's life is complicated enough. She doesn’t have time for an obnoxious, smooth-talking vice cop like Darren Richards.
When Theresa’s ex-husband is unexpectedly released from prison and she needs a distraction, Darren is more than willing to fill that role. But when her business is suddenly plagued with a series of mishaps, he becomes much more than a pleasant diversion. With Theresa’s life potentially in danger, Darren is determined to keep her safe, and he’ll do everything in his power to Rescue Royale.
Special Investigator Johnny Richards is a short timer. With his retirement on the horizon, Johnny’s spending his days wrapping up old cases and seeing to unfinished business. Part of that unfinished business is his relationship with his former partner, Dolly Solis.
Dating Johnny when he was her partner would have been a bad idea, but now that Dolly Solis is a sergeant, a romantic entanglement could end both of their careers. That’s not a risk Dolly is willing to take.
Until she is. And after that one fateful night, Johnny is all in, but he and Dolly may never get their happily ever after when a foe from Johnny’s past returns. When Dolly disappears, Johnny calls on every resource he has as he seeks Solis.
After years of professional and personal frustrations, Marisol Schaefer finally has the life she’s always wanted—well, almost. Though she’s riding high on the success of her romance novels, a real-life love affair seems out of her reach, at least until she has a chance encounter with a younger man at a neighborhood pub.
Wilder lived through a disastrous helicopter crash, but his marriage couldn’t survive the realities of wartime deployment. With his new position at Richards Security, he’s ready to start building his post-military life.
The two encounter each other at a neighborhood bar and spend the evening flirting but in the moment, neither makes a move to expand their interaction, something they both later regret. But Wilder’s new assignment is at the studio where Marisol is working on a new series, and the two are thrown together. Determined to keep things professional, they resist their growing attraction, but when threats to Marisol’s safety move from letters to physical confrontation, Wilder will risk his life to protect Marisol.