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Dear Agent for a Day,
What if a sweet, romantic suspense writer, living a sheltered life on a peaceful barrier island in Florida, becomes the victim of a brutal hijacking? Her twin brother and friends are murdered, and she did nothing to prevent it, yet she managed to escape the killers herself. Knowing that the characters she creates in her novels are never helpless, and would never be victims, Sarah O’Connell is determined to become more like them. The rose tinted glasses through which she viewed life must be crushed, and then she can help bring the criminals to justice. It’s the path she chooses for redemption and to rid herself of her survivor’s guilt.
A handsome doctor, who lost his brother to the same killers and has military training, agrees to teach her self-defense. David Bjorn falls in love with her during the process. Instinctively, he wants to protect Sarah, but she wants to be able to protect herself. If he doesn’t help the now feisty writer, she’ll go elsewhere to get it. Not an acceptable option for the doc.
David Bjorn was an intellectually gifted child that completed medical school at a young age. Although most of his time was spent on his studies, rather than the pursuit of women, he’s smart enough to know his own heart. After spending time with Sarah, the perfect doctor’s wife, he can’t imagine living without her. However, the last thing Sarah needs is a romance to distract her from her goals.
The discovery that a ship impersonating a U.S. Coast Guard cutter was used in Sarah’s hijacking, and she is a witness, bring in the CIA. Now, because two civilians are involved, a special group of White Knights is formed. Then under the guise of a husband and wife medical team, Sarah and David help them locate the hijackers, and apprehend the thugs hiding in the jungles of Costa Rica. It’s a race between the CIA and a terrorist group who want the pseudo CG ship to form their own version of the Somalian Pirates attacking tankers and U.S. oil supplies in the Gulf of Mexico.
Under cover, as well as under the covers, Sarah and David begin to enjoy their pretend marriage too much for comfort. Sarah is afraid to hope, to trust her ability to separate fantasy from reality because she’s grieving, vulnerable, and made mistakes before. She’s unaware that beneath the doc’s polished veneer of a successful surgeon, he is not immune to the pain of shattered dreams.
Will Sarah be strong enough to protect herself when the hijackers again threaten her life? When David deliberately endangers himself to help the team and to avenge his brother’s murder, will Sarah have the emotional grit to help him? The sex and the time spent together are more than wonderful, but will the memories be enough once the mission is over?
I’d love to tell you more of the story. This is book one in a series about the White Knights (special agents with compassion) where three are complete.
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