by Aliyah Burke
Published by Totally Bound
Releases ~ March 14, 2014
A cop, a criminal’s twin and a cabin where anything can happen.
Carolyn Trufant has only recently discovered she has a twin. When Jasmine calls for help, she goes immediately, not willing to lose this new-found bond. Once in Atlanta, she finds herself in a succession of whirlwind events that result in a handsome cop taking her to a secure location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But she’s not her targeted sister. And so the secret begins.
Declan McBride is the Atlanta PD cop assigned to protect Jasmine Hoyer, a woman who drives him crazy with all her escaping and disregard for the law. After he decides to put her somewhere safe that she can’t escape from him, he finds that he’s strangely starting to like this new Jasmine.
They grow closer and endure a lot together. But what if Declan discovers she’s not quite who she says she is? And how will Carolyn cope when she finds herself having to take her new identity to a dangerous, life-threatening level?
Declan looked at the woman who continued to slumber beside him in the airline seat. She’d barely woken to make it through the security checkpoint before she was sleeping again. He understood it, she was exhausted.
There was something about her. Something different from before—he just couldn’t quite put his finger on it. Instead of him wanting to get far away from her, she stirred something in him, something fiercely protective, and it made him scowl. He and this woman didn’t get along. Case and point. It just wasn’t happening.
So, genius, why are you staring at her and contemplating drawing her in closer to you? Declan shook his head at his brain’s commentary and tucked the blanket up a bit more.
Maybe it was all their run-ins during this case that had finally got her under his skin in a different way from annoyance. No, that wasn’t it. There was attraction there now and she seemed more lost than usual.
As the plane continued on toward their destination, he ran over her file in his head. Parents, deceased. No family. By all accounts she was alone. Yes, she was trouble, he could attest personally to that but maybe, just maybe, now she’d realized how much danger she was truly in.
She stirred and flexed her fingers. The tips brushed against his hand and without much thought he opened his hand and held hers. Her murmur was soft but she settled. Their fingers laced together, Declan made sure their hands were covered by a blanket then he stared up and tried to figure out why he’d decided to do what he was doing.
Once they’d landed and disembarked he led her out into the night, noting her shiver, and bit back his response of how if she’d packed something she could be warmer. They stopped by a Jeep and he unhooked her from the cuff. She looked everywhere but at him.
“This is the safest place for you right now. When the store opens up I’ll take you in for some clothing. No more cuffs for if you jump out of the vehicle, that’s on you. Got it?”
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A USA TODAY Bestselling author, Aliyah Burke is an avid reader and is never far from pen and paper (or the computer). She is married to a career military man, and they have a German Shepherd, two Borzois, and a DSH cat. Her days are spent sharing her time between work, writing, and dog training.
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