Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Rating: 4 Flames
Beautician Chanel Leroc can wield a pair of scissors like nobody’s business. After she witnesses a murder and lands on a serial killer’s hit list, she has to figure out how to protect herself—and fast. The killer tracks her down, but her sexy new neighbor, Dr. Ryan Naylor, drives the brute off.
The police dump the pair in a witness protection program, which doesn’t last long. Either the killer has a connection to the police, or he’s far more intelligent than they realize. All Chanel wants to do is get back to her safe life and get to know her neighbor better. Instead, she and Ryan hit the road and try to survive on their own.
How will they stay alive and keep their blooming romance intact with the killer hot on their trail?
She blew a lock of her hair away from her face. “If your mom shows up, I’m screwed. I have no makeup, and the clothes I wore yesterday need a date with the washing machine. First impressions are everything with a man’s mother. Do you know you’re the first guy to see me barefaced since Jonas?”
Who was Jonas? He clamped his jaw on the question. “Mom will understand. She likes stubborn women who refuse to take my bull. Besides, you look great without all that junk on your face.” He stiffened as she lifted her manicured eyebrow. “But I’m not opposed to it either. Do what makes you feel comfortable.”
She chuckled softly. “Good save.”
He blew out a pent-up sigh. Whew! No doghouse for him. “Who’s Jonas?” Okay, so he asked. At least he didn’t growl it.
“My ex-boyfriend.” She traced the line of Ryan’s whiskered jaw. “We were living together and contemplating marriage when he got a great job offer out-of-state. I didn’t want to move, so he left and took our Corgi with him. I miss Rocky like crazy. Hell, I miss the dog more than I do Jonas.” She fluffed Ryan’s shirt. “I loved him, but it wasn’t that awe-inspiring, ballad-type romance I read about in my books. Anyway, I couldn’t afford the rent on our house, so I moved. I made the right decision to not leave Denver, but I wouldn’t be in this mess if I had.”
They also wouldn’t have met. His gut fisted. “How long were you with him?”
“About three years.”
He tunneled his hand through his mussed hair. “You’re just coming out of a long-term relationship. We should slow down.”
“How long have you been divorced?”
“Two years, but my marriage was over long before that.”
“I’m over Jonas, so I don’t need to take baby steps.” She rested her hands on his chest.
“Okay. If you’re sure?”
She claimed his lips, the passion in her kiss silencing his doubts.
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About the Author: Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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