Nowhere to Hide
(Delos Series, Book 1)
by Lindsay McKenna
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that provides schooling for children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.
Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.
“You’re such a beautiful fibber,” Cav murmured tenderly, moving his hands slowly up and down her thighs. He saw that his touch settled her down, her shoulders dropping the tension she was holding in them. “In another forty minutes, you’ll be boarded first. There will be two air marshals on that flight, Lia, to protect you. You’ll be fine.”
She turned and faced him. “I worry about you, Cav, and about all these guys. You’re going to get into the fight to get Medina as soon as you get me on board that plane, aren’t you?” She saw him give her a rueful smile, like a little boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
“I wish you wouldn’t go, Cav,” she blurted out, unable to hide her emotions now. “I know I don’t have a right to ask you that.”
“Yes,” he growled, “You have every right, Lia.”
It was painful for her to look at him, so she looked away. “I know we barely know one another, but there’s something good between us, Cav. I can feel it. When you kissed me, I felt as if I’d never been kissed before. And you did it so well…” She saw his eyes turn dark with emotion, and his hands stilled on her thighs as she absorbed their strength and warmth. She had never wanted him more.
“Listen,” he growled, then softened his tone as he cupped her face. “This is one of the few times I want to be on an operation, Lia. I want Medina so damn bad I can taste it. That bastard is as good as dead. He just doesn’t know it yet. And I hope like hell I’m the man who puts the bullet into that sick bastard’s brain. I want to know that he’ll never, ever bother you or any other woman again. This man needs to be taken out.”
She felt a chill from his icy declaration. Here was Cav, her warrior, fully unveiled. Shaken, Lia whispered, “Then please be very, very careful, Cav. I can’t lose you,” and she reached out to him, touching his face and feeling a day’s worth of beard beneath her fingertips.
Just as quickly, Cav’s feral look was replaced by the gentle, strong man she was falling in love with. She knew he wanted to kiss her as he moved his thumb lightly across her lips.
“When this is over, I’m coming home to you, Lia. I’m sure Robert has another assignment for me, but I’m going to reject it. I want time with you…”
Nothing had ever sounded so good to her. She leaned forward, seeking and finding his lips, releasing a low moan of need as his mouth took hers with unbelievable gentleness. Lia wanted so much more from this man!
She, too, wanted a chance to for them to know each other without being under threat. His mouth slid against her lips now, and she hungrily pressed hers against his, wanting so much more from him, wanting to give equally back to him.
Cav held her, savoring her natural sweetness, her taste, her fragrance. Her fingers open and closed against his shoulders as she eagerly kissed him in return.
His heart was pounding in his chest, his erection painful with need. Time was what they both needed. Time for her to heal, and time for them to explore what they would do next.
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Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.
Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!
Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.
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