Four top-selling authors create a perfect escape as they take love to the edge of suspense and back, risking life, death, and emotional warfare. Sexy, edgy, and gritty, these four romantic suspense novels will keep you turning the pages, as plots rarely go according to plan, and dangerous situations delay the stories’ coming to climax.
This boxed set includes the full-length romantic suspense novels: According To Plan by Madison J. Edwards,Coming to Climax by Bobbye Terry, Emotional Warfare by Christina Wolfer, and A Perfect Escape by Maddie James.
ACCORDING TO PLAN by Madison J. Edwards
Shelby Stewart’s been hired to find socialite Harrison Grant. That’s good. Her ex-partner, Tank, is on the hunt for him as well. That’s bad. Shelby will do anything to stay one step ahead of her über sexy ex-lover, even play a tantalizing game of strip pool to knock him off his game. Everything should work out, According to Plan.
COMING TO CLIMAX by Bobbye Terry
Margaret Palmer returns to Climax, Virginia, where Southern charm hides long-buried secrets and evil lurks just beneath the surface of the daily routine. Margaret’s long-guarded secret now threatens to be exposed; but, will that no longer matter when a psychotic killer’s target is Blue Moon, the one true love of her life?
EMOTIONAL WARFARE by Christina Wolfer
When highly classified military parts go missing from Libby Aerospace Technologies, Dana Porter is sent to Wyoming to resolve the issues. The further Dana digs, the more dangerous things become, and when an ex-employee ends up murdered, she suspects someone is illegally exporting the goods.
A PERFECT ESCAPE by Maddie James
Megan Thomas is running for her life. Smyth Parker is running from his. Their perfect escape to the solitude of uninhabited Portsmouth Island might temporarily solve their problems, but Smyth soon learns he doesn’t need a complication named Megan Thomas—especially when she brings more danger to his life than he could have imagined.
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Madison J. Edwards
What do you do when things don’t go According to Plan? For starters, you trick, deceive, and lie to the very person who ruined your best laid plans.
Welcome to the world of Shelby Stewart, P.I., who’s been hired to find socialite, Harrison Grant. To complicate matters further her ex-partner, Tank shows up looking for Harrison as well, albeit for a very different reason. Harry is the prime suspect in the grisly murder of a call girl in L.A.
That wouldn’t be so bad, but Tank plans on staying at Shelby’s house and makes it obvious he’s quite willing to help her heat the sheets, again. Shelby knows that sex with Tank is dangerous, fast and sometimes a little dirty. Now is not the time to become side-tracked.
Frustration becomes Shelby’s newest partner as she makes plans to out maneuver Tank in their parallel quest. Tank, on the other hand, is always one step ahead of the game—and is not what, or who Shelby thought.
He broke her heart once before. This time she’ll harden her heart. This time his sweet, slow kisses won’t take her knees out from under her. This time she won’t tumble into bed with him. This time it will all work out ~ According to Plan.
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE |
SMASHWORDS | PUBLISHER
Most authors provide a blurb from the book, but I decided I wanted the readers to have a little backstory that never made it into the storyline. This is the scene where Shelby and Tank meet for the first time.
“Oooh. My hunk-o-meter just went into the red. Look at what Ben Grady brought to the party.”
I followed Polly’s gaze across the bonfire. Ben, back from a stint with the army, had arrived with two men and all the single girls were sizing them up.
The taller of the two, with lighter hair, stood apart nursing a beer. Suddenly, he looked across the fire and met my gaze with bold eyes. Embarrassed at being caught, I pretended I hadn’t noticed and took a long sip of my cooler. Instead I watched Polly as she picked her way through the crowd to Ben.
Having been her friend since kindergarten, I knew her M.O. by heart. She’d giggle and flutter big green eyes and they’d be toast. All the other girls may as well go home now. Polly Walker was on the prowl. I grinned into my drink and took another sip, stopping cold when a nasal voice screeched down my back.
“Good evening. I had hoped you would be here.”
I turned around to the unwanted sight of my neighbor, Regis Colton III.
“Go away.” I tried to get Polly’s attention, but she was still too busy flirting.
Regis slicked back his hair with the heel of his hand. “Would you care to go for a walk along the beach?”
I screamed. Okay, I didn’t really scream, but I wanted to. Going for a walk with Regis was comparable to eating sour lemons all day, or being crawled on by fire ants. Not happening. Polly or no Polly, I was out of here.
Spinning on my heel, I ran into a brick wall. At least it felt like a brick wall. I looked up, and although his face was mostly concealed by shadows, I knew he was the guy from across the bonfire. I started to step around him.
“I was hoping to meet you.” His voice stopped me. Deep and velvety, it resonated to the very core of my being.
Regis cleared his throat and I gripped the stranger’s forearm.
“You don’t know me, but would you please pretend you’re my boyfriend?”
“Only if you give me your phone number.”
Desperate, I nodded yes. He didn’t move. I stared at him for a few seconds more, then asked, “What are you waiting for?”
Damn, he was too smart. I quickly rattled off the phone number to a local charity. Before I could even blink, he leaned in and whispered against my lips. “Hold this for me. I’ll be right back for it.”
He tasted like peppermint and smelled of soap, aftershave and bonfire smoke. I touched my fingers to my lips and they still tingled. The kiss lasted only two seconds, yet branded me for life. I knew in my heart of hearts this man would change my life forever.
Her novella, THE PERFECT SECRETARY, was an All Romance Bestseller and reached #63 on Amazon Top 100 ~ Erotic.
At present, she’s writing a small town contemporary romance series. The first book, Man of Her Dreams, is a finalist in the NEORWA’s 2014 Cleveland Rocks Writing Contest.
The one thing that remains constant in ALL her stories, good or bad, is there must be a Happily Ever After, or even a Happy For Now. Of course the characters don’t know this, but that’s half the fun of writing them.
She’s a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and RWA Contemporary Romance Writers.
Visit Madison’s website: www.madisonjedwards.com