As The Adair Legacy continues, a beautiful P.I. and a damaged warrior race to prevent an assassination
He can’t remember what they did to him while he’d been held captive. But the blackouts and memory loss Sam Winston suffers since returning home scare the decorated soldier more than combat. Most of all, he fears placing those he cares about in danger…especially Olivia Owens.
Despite the risks, the gorgeous investigator is determined to help Sam remember the terrible secrets locked inside his head. Olivia is convinced he’s the key to a terrifying conspiracy. Working closely together, Olivia hopes that Sam makes progress with uncovering the past, and that the walls around his long-guarded heart fall down….
She pressed harder into him and he groaned softly. “It will feel better in a minute,” she promised.
“No pain, no gain?”
“Something like that.”
He closed his eyes and sighed. “That feels great,” he said. “You might not do this for a living, but you’re good at it.”
She shifted and he tensed. “Don’t move,” she said as she slipped out from behind him, leaving him to recline against the cushions. “Let me work it from the front.”
She dug in again and her hands trembled. She braced her hand beside his head, intending to use her elbow to get at the muscle in his joint, but she lost her focus. Instead of continuing with the massage, she leaned all the way down, bracing her hand on the other side of his head. Fleetingly, she thought this was such a bad idea for so many reasons. But the impulse came over her and she couldn’t help herself. He seemed so alone, so isolated; she wanted to comfort him in a more intimate way. She brushed her lips across his.
Special Ops Rendezvous brings together U.S. army ranger Sam Winston and P.I. Olivia Owens and is the third book in The Adair Legacy continuity. Olivia’s psychologist brother had asked her to look out for Sam, one of his patients. He was worried Sam was in trouble. Then her brother is murdered and Olivia tries to get close to Sam to not only protect him, but get to the bottom of her brother’s death. Thrown together, a chemistry that is volatile, Olivia and Sam fight their attraction as hard as they fight each other. Sam likes to give orders, but finds that tough-as-nails Olivia has a mind of her own. She discovers Sam is a loner and a sexy, alpha male. Her brother was right. Sam is being followed and is mixed up in a deadly conspiracy, and it seems that Sam is the linchpin. This wounded hero, who’s experiencing blackouts and memory loss and is tortured by nightmares, has the answers locked up in his mind. Desperately they search for answers in a deadly game that could cost Sam and Olivia everything.
I was thrilled to be asked to write this compelling and sexy U.S. army ranger for the continuity. Don’t miss the heart-pounding conclusion to The Adair Legacy, Secret Service Rescue by Elle James!
Special Ops Rendezvous
is a three-time National Readers’ Choice Award finalist and RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award finalist and has won a prestigious Holt Medallion. Two of her novels made the Waldenbooks bestseller list in 2003. Published since 1997, she currently writes romantic suspense for Mills & Boon. To contact the author, please write to her in care of Mills & Boon Books, 233 Broadway Suite 1001, New York, NY 10279, or visit www.karenanders.com.
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“Dr. Owens?” Sergeant Sam Winston called out into the empty outer office of Dr. John Owens, a well-respected Raleigh, North Carolina, psychologist in private practice. To keep Sam’s visits as private as possible, Dr. Owens had agreed to meet Sam before his receptionist arrived at 9:00 a.m. Sam looked at his watch. Normally Dr. Owens was waiting for him the minute he walked into his office at seven o’clock sharp.
As a Ranger in the Seventh Ranger Regiment of the United States Army Special Forces, Sam was used to rising early and getting very little sleep. He’d already been up for two hours doing some PT stress relief. Even six months later, his shoulders and hip still provided a challenge to getting back into fighting shape after he’d been captured and tortured