She was searching for her brother…
Lyla Torres knows something is wrong. Her brother might have tempted trouble in the past, but he’s never disappeared before. Desperate, she needs help, and who better than the one guy who always had her brother’s back in high school? Trent…and since Trent is now a Navy SEAL, he’s got to be man enough for the job—exactly who she needs. And if she’s honest, exactly who she’s always wanted.
And found love along the way.
Petty Officer Trent Wagner doesn’t like surprises. But the one standing on his doorstep makes him rethink that opinion. Lyla Torres, his best friend’s sister, is all grown up—and more beautiful than he remembered. Attraction aside, Trent knows his old buddy always ran with a dangerous crowd, so keeping Lyla safe—and close—is priority. But when his worst fears are proved and Lyla is kidnapped, Trent will fight the devil himself to get her back and make her his.
Underestimating a vindictive drug lord is a fatal mistake—one Trent can’t afford to make.
Trent is settling in for some time off with friends when an unexpected surprise shows up on his doorstep. Lila is his best friend’s sister, and she is definitely not the little girl he remembers.
Trent and Marco have gone in totally different directions life wise, but according to Lila he’s missing and could be in trouble. He supposedly turned his life around and is a successful artist.
This is a favorite scene when Trent sees Marco’s work for the first time.
Lyla led him past several people casually perusing the artwork as well as a couple talking to a dark-haired woman who worked there about buying a painting that covered nearly a whole wall toward the back of the gallery. When they got there, she paused to point out the section dedicated to Marco’s work.
Trent couldn’t help but stop and stare in surprise. The guy he’d known back in high school hadn’t possessed an artistic bone in his body. Marco’s idea of beauty had pretty much started with a woman’s butt in a pair of tight jeans and ended with a 1969 Boss 429 Mustang. Apparently, his friend had changed since then.
There were eight large metal sculptures positioned around the exhibit area. Trent found himself wandering around them, marveling that the man he knew had made these things. Although each of the pieces was totally unique, Trent could see the consistency of style that connected all of them to the same artist. Some were incredibly realistic, like the one showing a dragon with its wings extended lifting a huge Texas longhorn from the ground, while others were designed simply to provoke an emotion, like the weeping willow that made Trent feel sad merely by looking at it.
But whether they were realistic or abstract, they were all powerful and beautifully crafted. The metal shaping, welding, and polishing that had gone into each of the pieces must have taken weeks—maybe months—to accomplish. Trent didn’t know anything about art, but he knew amazing when he saw it, and Marco’s works were nothing short of amazing.
“Wow,” he breathed.
Lyla’s lips curved. “Yeah. That’s the same reaction most people have the first time they experience Marco’s stuff. You can see now why I said he’s left his old life behind. This is who he is now.”
Tyler, Paige. Texas SEAL (SEALs of Coronado Book 3) (pp. 27-28). Kindle Edition.
Seeing his friend’s work is enough to convince him that maybe he’s cleaned up his act. However, finding Marco only puts Lila in the sights of a drug lord.
Plenty of action and suspense as these two turn up the heat.
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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.
She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.
When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)