A Deadly Love

ISBN Digital: 978-1-61217-310-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-61217-309-2
Page Count: 300
Word Count: 82748
Rating: Spicy(PG13)

In the heart of the redwoods, a madman waits...

Recovering from a broken engagement and determined to start over, Brooke Wakefield flees to her grandmother's home deep in the redwood forest. Discovering her teenage crush lives next door is a less than auspicious beginning. The last thing she needs is another man to break her heart, but every time Dillon glances her way, her heat level soars.

Dillon Tremayne isn't looking for a relationship. With a young son, an eccentric grandfather, and a logging company running him ragged, he can't afford any romantic entanglements. But Brooke's humor and strength are hard to resist.

When a woman from his past is brutally murdered and another disappears, Dillon is heartsick—and terrified the killer will target Brooke next. Can Brooke and Dillon find love in the heart of the forest? Or will a madman's twisted dream destroy their chance at happiness?

Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 300
Word Count: 82748
978-1-61217-310-8 Digital
978-1-61217-309-2 Paperback


“Brooke Wakefield, are you afraid of the dark?” Laughter rang in his voice.

Her back stiffened. “Not exactly.”

“Then what’s making you so nervous?”

She released a long breath. “I heard a scream in the woods last night. I guess I’m still on edge.”

“What sort of scream?”

“You’ll think I’m crazy, but it sounded like a woman. I contemplated calling the sheriff, then reconsidered. He already thinks I imagined the person on the road the night I crashed my car.”

Dillon frowned. “The scream was loud enough to wake you?”

“I was out in the yard with Otis, and the sound was pretty faint.”

“It was probably a rabbit. Owls hunt at night, and a rabbit’s scream is unnerving.”

His outdoor lights were on, and she could see the humor in his eyes as he stared down at her.

“Don’t look at me like that.”

He took a step closer. “Like what?”

“Like I’m a nervous female you find amusing.”

He touched her cheek. “I’m not laughing at you. I’m smiling because I enjoy having you around.” His hand moved into her hair, and she quivered.

“Funny little Brooke.” Her voice was breathless.

“Funny. Smart.” He pulled her up against his chest. “Gorgeous.” His head lowered, and his breath caressed her face. “Sexy.”

His lips touched hers, and her legs nearly gave way. The kiss was whisper soft, teasing her senses. She drew in a breath when he raised his head.

“What was that for?”

He smiled. “Just testing the waters.”


“I have a feeling I could drown if I went in any deeper.”

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