Raise the Stakes with These Multi-Layered Romances

by Karen Green

In Jane Godman’s Colton and the Single Mom, a recent addition to the Coltons of Red Ridge miniseries, a killer is on the loose, and is now targeting documentary filmmaker and single mom, Esmée da Costa. Officer Brayden Colton and his K-9 partner, Echo, are tasked with finding the killer, but Brayden’s investment in keeping Esmée and her toddler son, Rhys, safe, swiftly seems to be about more than just the job. But even as Brayden develops feelings for Esmée, he must also deal with a Red Ridge feud that his family has been embroiled in for decades, while Esmée must deal with the consequences of a complicated and tragic past. There’s more than meets the eye to bucolic Red Ridge.

It is the many layers of extreme circumstances, intrigue and high-stakes drama wrapped up in a delicious romance that make stories like Colton and the Single Mom so engaging and enjoyable. Once you’ve devoured the Red Ridge series, take a look at these other high-stakes, multi-layered romances that keep things interesting and keep you entertained—from page one to done.

 

Fast Burn (A Body Armor Novel) by Lori Foster

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Sahara Silver is the owner of Body Armor, an elite security company, which she took over when her brother disappeared. She is scouting former MMA champion Brand Berry to join the team, but their red-hot chemistry is something Brand doesn’t want to jeopardize. But when Sahara is kidnapped, Brand doesn’t hesitate. Who has her, and why do they want her?

Tribal Blood (Apache Protectors: Wolf Den) by Jenna Kernan

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A young woman escapes from an underground surrogacy ring and returns to her home, an Apache reservation, where a POW grappling with the aftermath of his time as a captured soldier and a deeply rooted connection to his home, vows to keep her safe this time. But at Kasey and Colt try to survive their circumstances, they must look to each other for protection and healing.

Desperate Strangers by Carla Cassidy

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When a murder forces a desperate widower to align his fate with a woman who has amnesia, truth, lies, and a complicated past lead them on an odyssey of crime, revenge and redemption. Nick Simon convinced Julie Peterson that she was his fiancée out of pure survival instinct, but soon each become determined to find the truth—and the two become much more than strangers.

Secret Past by Sharee Stover

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Raised in a witness protection plan since childhood, Katie Tribani had no idea her life was a lie until her father, a notorious crime boss, finds her once again. Now US Marshal Daniel Knight must try to keep her safe—and keep his feelings for her at bay—until Katie is out of danger and has unlocked the secrets of her past to enact justice once again.

 

Ready to raise the stakes? Let us know which of these titles you’ve put at the top of your TBR list!

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