| || Not Without Risk (1995)|
It began as nothing more than a day’s pleasure cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But then Emily Marshall stumbled into a deadly maze of drug smuggling and murder -- and discovered that the only person who could help her was the man who had once torn her heart to shreds...
Jim Keegan was sure he was over this woman -- until a passionate interlude at an isolated beach house showed him the truth he’d been hiding from for so long. Now he knew exactly what he had lost when he walked away from her -- and what he would lose forever if he couldn’t save her....
| || A Man to Die For (1995)|
Carrie Brooks’ answer: leave her home, her job, her very existence, to run away with a murder suspect, a man whose only prior introduction to her was as her kidnapper. She has no reason at all to trust him. After all, he’s proven that he’s the enemy -- hasn’t he?
Felipe Salazar’s answer: prove, somehow, that he is an innocent man. He’s been in disguise for so long, he’s not even sure who he is anymore. But he knows one thing -- he’s waited all his life for Carrie. And he’s not about to let her get away.…
| || No Ordinary Man (1996)|
He was the sexiest guy she'd ever met. And that was about all Jess Baxter knew about her newest tenant. Rob Carpenter was a master at dodging questions… and igniting her desires. With just one of his searing kisses, Jess was hotter than the Florida sun.
Then the murders started—all women who looked like her. And the profile of the killer matched Rob.… Was he an innocent victim—or had his burning kisses only been a smoke screen? One thing was certain: Rob Carpenter was no ordinary man.
| || Kiss and Tell (1996)|
From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann comes a funny, feisty, romantic tale about childhood rivals who discover the mystery of grown-up love.
When Leila Hunt is swept off her feet by a ninja at a New Year's Eve costume party, she has no idea who the masked man is—but after he disappears into the night, she’s determined to find him. When the clock struck twelve, what began as a friendly New Year's greeting quickly became the most unforgettable kiss Leila had ever experienced with anyone—including her absent boyfriend. But of all the possible suspects, Leila hardly imagines that the ninja is the same man who’s teased, tormented—and secretly intrigued her—since childhood.
Marshall Devlin is finally ready to face the terrifying truth: he’s in love with his best friend’s sister, and has been for years. There’s just one complication: Leila didn't know he was her ninja. To win her, Marsh will have to woo her. But can he make Leila forget their decades of verbal sparring in time to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life?
| || The Kissing Game (1996)|
A Florida beauty who hides her stunning good looks. A childhood friend who’s made a career of seduction. A thrilling story of mystery, secrets, and romance—as only New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann can tell it…
Sunrise Key native and aspiring private investigator Frankie Paresky has her first bona fide case—a client has hired her to find the missing heir to a priceless property. But there’s one complication: Simon Hunt, her best friend’s brother and a notorious heartbreaker, insists on being Frankie’s assistant. For Frankie, even Simon’s street-smart know-how isn’t worth the cost of dealing with his distracting good looks and overactive libido. But Simon’s on a mission to prove he’s not the man Frankie thinks he is. The truth is, he’s been dreaming about Frankie since they were teenagers, and not one woman on his endless list of conquests has managed to stop him. But he needs to work fast. Because the real Frankie—every gorgeous inch of her—isn’t under wraps anymore, and a stranger is already moving in.
| || Otherwise Engaged (1997)|
The local tycoon, Preston Seaholm, rescues pretty widow Molly Cassidy from a treacherous fall and decides she will make the perfect alibi to fend off unwanted advances from fortune seekers, only to find himself falling in love.
| || The Defiant Hero|
From Publishers Weekly
Against the backdrop of terrorism on U.S. soil, Brockmann (The Unsung Hero) weaves three complex romantic relationshipsAone fondly recalled, one unexpectedly resumed and one bursting at the seams to get startedAinto a tight tale that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the author's next installment. When terrorists kidnap her grandmother, Eve, and her 10-year-old daughter, Amy, widowed translator Meg takes an Eastern European official hostage to trade for her lost family members. Readers will forgive the plot's implausibility as Meg hurls herself headlong into her risky rescue attempt in spite of interference by former flame and Navy SEAL Lt. John Nilsson. While heating tension and passion to the boiling point, Brockmann firmly squashes the clich? of military men with hearts of stone and imbues her SEALs with honest emotional courage. In an equally refreshing move, she then stands the romance formula on its head, making the SEALs chase the intelligent, self-confident women who've done just fine so far without them. A smart, thrilling keeper among so many disposable stories, this is one to recommend heartily to friends. (Mar. 1)
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