He foolishly let her go…

When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly—with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when he learns that Darcy didn’t take a dime of his father’s payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He’s determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.

Now her life is in his hands…

Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father’s bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her—and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting—and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart.

Series:  Redemption Harbor #3


“Why are you still parking out back? It’s safer in front.” Brooks immediately winced at his tone. He hadn’t meant to lead with that. Or to say anything at all. At least not right now.

She stiffened, her spine going straight. “I think the more important question is what are you doing here in the middle of the night?” Each word came out whiplash sharp.

“I had a hunch you’d be working late and wanted to stop by and talk to you.” Mostly the truth. He’d gone out and decided not to talk to her at the last minute.

“It’s almost two in the morning on New Year’s. You just assumed I didn’t have plans?”

“No. I just know you.” She was getting her business off the ground and was driven in a way he only saw with the truly successful. If she wanted to take over the damn world, he had no doubt she could do it. Of course, she could have been out with another guy. But that wasn’t something he was going to think about.

She snorted, the sound full of derision. “You never knew me at all.”

Oh, how he deserved that. “Darcy, I’m sorry. I screwed up. There’s no excuse for what I said to you. What I accused you of doing.” That being an understatement. He didn’t want to have this conversation here, out in the cold, next to a dumpster that smelled of old Chinese food, and an unconscious mugger at his feet.

“Do you remember exactly what you said to me? Because I do.” A mixture of pain and anger sparked in her green eyes as she took a step toward him.

He remembered, but he didn’t respond. Just watched her. She was petite and adorable, but she was all fire and rage right now.

“If you can’t remember, I’ll remind you. You showed me an engagement ring…” She swallowed hard and blinked rapidly for a moment as if fighting back tears, before she continued. “You said you’d planned to give me that ring but that you’d heard your father had already taken care of my ‘bill.’ You called me a whore without actually saying the word. You just assumed I took two million dollars to walk away from you. You didn’t bother coming to me first. No, you made an assumption and treated me like garbage.” She stepped back now, putting a couple feet between them at the sound of sirens in the distance.

“I’m sorry,” Brooks whispered, because it was all he could force out. He remembered that night all too clearly and he hated himself for it.

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Katie Reus

Katie Reus

is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.