#1230 Cooper Justice #4
by Paula Graves
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense
September 14, 2010
Available in: Paperback
A man of duty and justice, Sheriff Aaron Cooper can’t foresee trading his bachelor ways for love. So when he offers an innocent Melissa Draper protection, he doesn’t realize what he’s signed up for. His cop instincts urge him to stop at nothing to keep the beautiful, passionate woman safe. But the fact that she’s suddenly become a target makes him wonder just what she’s hiding—from him and from the investigation. Slowly, as Melissa opens up and reveals the horrors of her violent past, Aaron’s heart races with the need to make her forget. Even if that means keeping her with him, away from danger.night after night...
Down here in the American South, we don’t hide our crazy people. We showcase them. I’ve always thought it was because eccentric people make for the best stories, and we Southerners love our stories. Faulkner, McCullers, O’Connor, Porter—these are our chroniclers, writers steeped in the slow, steady pulse of the South’s pride, suffering, honor, madness, venality and redemption. I grew up in Alabama, the heart of the South, and live here still. The need to tell stories has been a driving force in my life from a very young age.
As a child, my favorite books were Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries and Harlequin Romances. When I realized there were books that featured both romance and mystery, I knew I’d found my calling. Now I write for Harlequin Intrigue, where I get to play both matchmaker and murderer and get paid for it.
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