Lee, Rachel, Conard County Marine (Conard County: The Next Generation), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: Conard County Marine (Conard County: The Next Generation)
Author: Rachel Lee
Imprint: Romantic Suspense
Issues: Amnesia; Attack; Violence
The arrival of a single black rose signals danger to come for Kylie Brewer. Recovering from a brutal attack that claimed three years of her memory and her chance at a promising career, Kylie just wants to pick up the remaining fragments of her life. She returns to her hometown of Conard City to live with her sister but soon learns that putting the past in its place won’t be easy.
Marine sergeant Evan Cooper—a trusted family friend who agrees to help Kylie—can’t ignore his protective instincts. Or the steadily growing desire he feels for a woman who has overcome so much. He vows to help keep Kylie’s demons at bay…but someone else has plans to finish what they started.
Welcome to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a new adventure into the world of my Escape Club Heroes. The Escape, a riverside nightclub owned by a retired police officer, is known for hot bands, but it maintains a quieter reputation for helping people with problems that fall through the cracks of typical law enforcement.
When she becomes the object of an aggressive stalker, Julia Cooper seeks help fro the Escape to unravel the threats to her career as well as her life. Unfortunately, she can’t decide if being under the watchful eye of Mitch Galway makes things better or worse. Julia has hidden her true motivations for her career success from the world for so long that I knew it would take a special kind of hero to crack through the wall around her heart.
Mitch, a Philly firefighter currently moonlighting as an Escape bartender, is a remarkable guy and he intrigued me from the start. Firefighters are vital, everyday heroes in our communities and they have a place of honor in my heart. I a forever grateful for the swift response, expertise and compassion of the crew that saved our family home during a New Year’s Eve party when I was a kid.
Julia and Mitch felt like dear friends to me as I was writing their story and I hope you’ll soon feel the same way. Enjoy their story and keep an eye out for more Escape Club Heroes on the horizon.
Live the adventure.