Writing as Marlie May
Book One – 2018 RWA® Golden Heart Finalist
Navy Chief Cooper Talon is on leave to clean out his dad’s house and shut the door on the abuse he suffered there. He takes a break to go camping with a buddy, never expecting to run into his friend’s younger sister, Ginny–the girl he secretly adored twelve years ago. With an upcoming deployment, he can’t make a play for her heart. But when someone stalks her, his protective instincts kick in.
After an abduction overseas, travel photographer Ginny Bradley returns home to Maine. A camping trip with her brother will put her nightmares to rest, and meeting up with Cooper makes the weekend complete. Thousands of miles will soon separate them, but something powerful draws them together. Then someone threatens her life.
With time ticking down to Cooper’s deployment, they must discover who wants to hurt Ginny. Long-distance romances rarely survive, but they end permanently when threats turn lethal.
Doctor Mia Crawford moved to Crescent Cove, Maine to escape an abusive–and now jailed–ex-boyfriend and forget what happened one night on a dark beach in Mexico. She settles into the peaceful coastal community, psyched to be close to her brother, Flint, who runs Viper Force. An added incentive is Flint’s new employee, Eli Bradley, a man who asked her out eight months ago when she couldn’t ever imagine dating again. When someone stalks her, she turns to Eli.
Eli never forgot Flint’s younger sister, Mia. Sure, she shot him down, but they now live in the same town and she says she’s open to more. Things soon heat up between them, and she offers a future he never thought he’d have. When someone breaks into her house while she’s sleeping and writes #1 on her bedroom mirror, he’ll stop at nothing to eliminate this threat. A kidnapping attempt is followed by #2 painted on her front door, and he fears it’s only a matter of time until Strike 3.
No way in hell will he let anything happen to Mia. But her past overshadows the present–and a shocking revelation puts her in the sights of a murderer. It’ll take Eli’s considerable military skills and the MacGyver tricks he’s picked up at Viper Force to keep the woman he’s falling for safe.