by Kaylea Cross
Series: Titanium Security Series, #5
Genre: Romantic Suspsense
Heat Level: Hot
Elements/Tags: Romantic suspense, military romance, special ops romance
Publisher: Kaylea Cross
Publishing Date: January 21st, 2013
Format: Digital, print-on-demand
He left her when she needed him most…
Four years ago, Dr. Grace Fallon lost everything that mattered in a terrorist attack she barely survived. Now she’s stronger than ever and in Pakistan with a UN-sanctioned team for the most important assignment of her career. She’s dedicated her life to eradicating the world of chemical weapons, and long ago accepted the inherent risks associated with her job. Until the man whose memory has haunted her for so long suddenly reappears and inadvertently makes her the target of one of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet. Forced to accept Alex’s protection, it’s impossible to deny the white-hot attraction still burning between them. And while she trusts him to guard her from this new threat, Grace must once again decide whether to risk her heart to the man who once shattered her entire world.
Now he’ll risk everything to win her back…
Four years ago, NSA agent Alex Rycroft left Grace because had no choice. But never again. Malik Hassani has escaped custody, he’s on the run, and has locked onto Grace as a means to target Alex. This time Alex will do whatever it takes to protect her—and convince her to give them another chance. Walking away from her nearly destroyed him and now that she’s back in his life, he can’t let her go. When the unthinkable happens and Grace’s life hangs in the balance, he’ll sacrifice everything to save her—including himself.
Turning her gaze toward the room’s entrance where Alex would show up soon, the butterflies in her stomach stirred to life once again. All afternoon since the lengthy meeting to finalize the agreement they would present to the Syrian delegation, she’d gone over what she wanted to say to him, and the questions she wanted answers to. She didn’t plan to give him the chance to take over the conversation. The man was lethally charming, and a skilled liar. No, she was going to get the information she wanted, say what she had to say, then leave.
Realizing she was still fiddling with her glass, she put her hands in her lap and laced her fingers together to keep from fidgeting. She would not let Alex know how nervous she was, or how much the sight of him affected her. Pulling in a calming breath, she turned her attention to one of the TVs mounted on the opposite wall. One of the staff members had turned the channel to an international news station broadcasting in English.
Grace read the Breaking News subtitle. From where she was sitting there was no audio, but she could see the picture clearly enough. Another bombing right here in Islamabad. Eleven people confirmed dead, more still unaccounted for.
Grace continued to watch the footage unfold, keeping an eye on the clock at the bottom of the screen. Alex was already a few minutes late. It wasn’t like him. The man might be a consummate liar, but back when she’d known him—or thought she had anyway—he’d always been on time for everything, and usually a few minutes early. For the first time, doubt began to replace some of her anxiety. He wouldn’t stand her up, would he?
Just then a hotel staff member walked up to her from the bar. “Ms. Fallon?”
“I have a message for you from a Mr. Rycroft.”
Grace tightened her hands in her lap, steeled herself as she raised her chin. “What did he say?”
“He regrets that he won’t be able to join you this evening. He’s left a number for you to reach him at, and asked that you leave him a message when it’s convenient.”
Oh, did he? Grace took the slip of paper and thanked the man, stifling an ironic laugh. Had she seriously expected anything different? God, would she never learn? She shoved the piece of paper into her purse without looking at it and took a gulp of her water to ease the tightness in her throat. Her gaze strayed back to the TV as a new picture flashed onto the screen. A familiar-looking middle aged Pakistani man with deep set eyes and a neatly trimmed goatee. She stilled in shock as the subtitle changed.
Malik Hassani reported to have escaped U.S. custody
Grace couldn’t believe it. They’d only captured him a few days ago—it’d been all over the news and in the papers and—
Understanding hit. Alex worked for the NSA. He’d undoubtedly been here because of involvement with Hassani’s case. And now the most wanted terrorist on the planet was once again on the loose.
She snatched up her purse to fish the piece of paper out, her stomach sinking as she stared at the number scrawled there. Alex, what have you gotten yourself into this time?
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and sons.
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