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This Book Was Previously Part of the Love Under Siege Anthology Released In September 2018
Can He Save Her Life? Can She Save His Soul?
Navy SEAL Dalton Sullivan, once again, seeks solace in the wilderness. As he treks through the forests surrounding Lake Tahoe shots ring out, and he watches in horror as a woman is thrown off her horse and lands unconscious at his feet.
Aurora Chance has no idea why someone wants her dead. When Dalton offers to keep her safe, she is pressured by her family to accept his help. As the danger intensifies, Dalton becomes her safe harbor. Meanwhile Dalton wrestles with demons from his past as Aurora becomes a beacon of hope that he knows he doesn’t deserve.
Will Dalton have to give up his life in order to save Aurora? Will Aurora survive and prove to Dalton he can trust her with his heart?
Her Guarded Hero will take you on an emotional, action-packed read that will leave you craving more. Don’t miss out, one-click this story today.
I love this series and Dalton is just one more team member to love. He has his demons and he’s come to Lake Tahoe to exercise them.
Aurora is a very strong woman who is an accomplished horsewomen. In addition to her family’s business of breeding, she works with abused horses to hopefully get them to the point they can be adopted.
This book starts out with a bang, literally as someone takes pot shots at Aurora and her horse. Fortunately Dalton is nearby and is able to give her a hand. As he gets her to the road where there will hopefully be a cell signal, she keeps him entertained with tales of her Grandparents. She also argues that the shots were random, from poachers and she was not the target.
With Sheriff Brody dismissing the shooting as poachers, Dalton makes a decision to help.
This is a favorite scene.
Dalton cleared his throat. “I think I might have an idea. At least for a little bit.”
Gunnar’s head swung to spear the younger man with a laser gaze.
“What? Do you know a way we can get Brody off his ass to do something? Dammit, he’s our friend, Aurora. He’s known you since you were in diapers.”
She covered her grandfather’s fist. “He’ll come around.”
“Let’s hope it’s before another attempt is made on your life,” he huffed. He looked back over at Dalton. “What’s your idea, Son?”
“I’m vacationing here for a week. How about I bunk with your two hands? That will allow me to keep an eye on things. Maybe take a look around and find out something.”
She thought her grandfather might kiss Petty Officer First Class Sullivan.
“We have cabins a half mile away from the barn, it gives the men privacy,” Gunnar explained, but then he hesitated. “I’d feel a lot better if you would stay closer to my granddaughter. We have two extra rooms here in the house. We can set you up in one of those. There’s a good size TV in one of them.”
“Weren’t you here to hike and explore the area?” Aurora asked. She didn’t need a babysitter, no matter how handsome he was.
“I was. But I like the looks of your ranch, and it’s been a while since I’ve been riding, so I’d enjoy this even more.” Sure, he would.
The man was just being a good sport.
“Look Dalton, we couldn’t impose on you like this,” Aurora protested.
“It’s not an imposition,” Gunnar said. “You heard the man. He wants to get back in the saddle.”
“Your grandfather is right.” Dalton said with a smile. “One of my former teammates has a big spread in Texas. That’s where I learned to ride. I would really love to be able to show up next time as a better horseman.”
“Well Aurora can definitely help you with that. She’s an expert, she not only trains and works with abused animals, she’s a pro at giving riding lessons.”
Dalton’s eyes lit up with amusement, while Aurora turned damn near purple.
Love Under Siege. Caitlyn O’Leary. Her Guarded Hero. Kindle Locations (14934-14951). Kindle Edition.
Plenty of heat between Dalton and Aurora that escalates rapidly even though both claim to want nothing more than temporary fun.
There’s definitely a bit of a communication break down, between Aurora and those trying to protect her as they try to track down the shooters.
I love the horses, Dalton’s teammates Aurora dubbed ‘the Scooby Team, and her friends Lindy and Crystal. Strong women are always what these men need.
Plenty of twists, turns and heat, plus a couple of surprises I didn’t see coming. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
5 Contented Purrs for Caitlyn!
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Caitlyn O’Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.
Her Series Include:
It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.
This is focused on a group of Navy Seals. What makes them special is their bond to one another, and the women they come to love.
This is the series that started her career, it is a Menage Series that takes place in Fate Harbor Washington. It focuses on a tight knit community who live and love and care for one another.
She loves to hear from her readers. firstname.lastname@example.org