Saving the Girl Next Door
#713 "Heroes, Inc. #3"
June 16, 2003
Available in: Paperback
Highly trained pilot and Shey Group operative
Find out who wanted his childhood friend dead
Jack Donovan needed a vacation, not another dangerous assignment from the elite paramilitary Shey Group. But this mission was personalPiper Payne, the sassy girl who'd grown up next door, had been set up and marked for death. A fiercely protective Jack vowed to keep Piper safe at any cost, only to discover that the twenty-five- year-old virgin was hell-bent on seduction. Somehow he'd have to keep his mind on the job and his hands off her never-ending curves. Because he couldn't afford to make mistakes, not when their livesand his heartwere on the line.
Susan Kearney used to light herself on fire four times a day. Now she does something really hot — she writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue.
While she hasn't performed her signature "fire" dive from a 10-meter platform in years, she started diving at age 10. By age 12, she'd won the New Jersey State Championship, and by college, she was a three-time All-American Diver.
While attending the University of Michigan, she earned a business degree that led to her diverse careers as, variously, a partner in a barter business, a real estate appraiser, a mover and renovator of houses, and a once- owner of three hair salons. Finally, in 1995, she sold her first book and became a full-time writer. She's currently plotting her way through her 30th novel.
Of all her careers, her favorite is wife and mother. She married her teenage sweetheart and lives with her husband, two children, and Boston terrier in sunny Florida. She now beats the heat not by diving into cold water, but with her new hobby — figure skating. Susan also enjoys writing science fiction, screenwriting, boating, and traveling to foreign countries.