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About Virginia Kelly
Virginia writes about dangerous heroes (sexy, protective, gorgeous ones, of course!) and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them. Adventure, steamy scenes and happily-ever-afters are a must in her books.
An academic librarian, Virginia is a native of Peru and lives in Florida with her family.
To learn more about Virginia and her books, visit her website at http://virginiakelly.net.
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All books are stand-alone reads, but if you prefer to read related books in order:
Florida Sands Romantic Suspense Series, about the Alvarez family:
Against the Wind (an FBI hero)
Just One Look (another FBI hero)
Take a Chance on Me (a Delta Force hero)
Shadow Heroes Series, about honorable men with deep secrets:
Dancing in the Dark
In the Arms of a Stranger
To the Limit
Whatever it Takes
Running for Cover
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Reads as a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers! No need to read the series in order
Delta Force Operator Sam Mackenzie wants only to get back to his unit after a failed mission to save a reckless journalist. But he owes the Secretary of State for standing by him. So when she asks him to protect her daughter from a stalker, he can’t refuse. Even though they’re from different worlds, his attraction to the beautiful heiress is off the charts.
Emily Montaigne ran from her privileged life after trusting a man who then kidnapped her. When her late father’s overseas charity faces financial ruin, she’s determined to save it. That means returning to the shallow high society world she rejected and accepting the bodyguard her mother hired for her—a man she finds difficult to resist—whose cover it is to act as her new lover.
The killer hot on their heels
As Sam and Emily fight the temptation of desire, the stalking escalates into life-threatening danger, and they race for safety through the backcountry of South America. With only one another to rely on, and with a deadly adversary after them, they must face their greatest fears—and risk their hearts and lives in order to survive.
"A perfect blend of action, romance, and heart-pounding suspense."
--New York Times Best-selling Author Cynthia Eden--
Nominated for the National Readers' Choice Award
Wanted for treason…
Burned by his agency and running for his life, CIA Paramilitary Operator JP Blackmon is determined to clear his name. He tracks down his former partner, but when JP discovers the man is dead, he must turn to the only person who can help. His partner’s vulnerable widow.
Drowning in lies…
Abby Price never wanted anything but a safe home to raise her son with the man she loved. But her husband was hiding secrets. Secrets that branded him a traitor and got him killed. Now the CIA is watching Abby’s every move and she’s sure they’re hiding proof that would clear her son’s father. So when a stranger shows up swearing he’s her husband’s partner and asking for her help to find the truth, she agrees to risk everything.
A love neither can deny…
As JP and Abby race for answers, they must elude killers…and try to ignore a passionate attraction neither wants to face. Because JP has secrets of his own, and Abby will never allow herself to be betrayed by a man again. But in the end, it’s only by trusting each other that they can make it out alive.
She has a target on her back...only he can save her
An injury robbed Delta Force Operator Bobby Alvarez's memories of the mission that left a brother-in-arms dead. He blames himself, and until his memory returns, he won’t stop questioning his abilities. On leave, he’s forced to use the skills and sixth sense that failed to keep his team safe.
Melanie Mackenzie overheard a powerful U.S. senator admit to murder, and now he’s set her up to take the fall. With overwhelming evidence against her for murder and treason, she’s on the run from the senator's hitmen and the FBI. There’s no one she can trust, and even the stranger she meets on the beach seems more threat than salvation—until the hitmen find her.
Working together to clear her name, Bobby and Mel race to stay ahead of the killers, but the simmering desire between them may be danger in disguise. Because Bobby’s keeping a secret that could end any chance at happiness…and lead them both into a death trap.
Secrets, murder, treason, and fiery passion. Who can you trust?
A woman frantic to find her child…
Laura Iglesias’s young son was kidnapped by a powerful and unscrupulous San Matean ex-general turned politician in order to flush her father, his top rival, out of hiding. With a reward out for her arrest, she’s masquerading as a waitress so she can get inside the estate where she believes her son is being kept—until a stranger intervenes.
A man with a mission…
CIA special ops officer Mark Williams has no idea what he’s getting into when he helps a pretty waitress avoid the advances of the ex-general. When Mark realizes that she’s the widow of the man whose death haunts him, he vows to help her and her child get away. But helping her puts him at odds with his mission to take down the villainous ex-general. Torn between duty and the debt to a dead man’s family, Mark is forced to make decisions that tear at his soul and could end in disaster.
A country on the brink…
Pretending to be man and wife on a quest to find her son, Mark and Laura fight an overwhelming attraction and give in to desire. But when they discover where her son is hidden, the villain makes a final power play that could destroy the country. Mark’s choices are stark: stop him or save Laura and the boy. And when Laura learns Mark’s true identity and purpose, she must decide if she can trust this man who lied to her about everything, maybe even about the passion they shared.
FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, still recovering from a life-threatening wound after a disastrous shootout, doesn’t have time to be serious about any woman. But Mia Alvarez, with her down-to-earth warmth, leaves him blind-sided.
A painful experience crushed Mia’s belief in love. The last thing she needs is an entanglement with Drew, whose sister is marrying her brother. And certainly not when she’s keeping a major secret. Despite her misgivings, forced proximity and overwhelming attraction lead to passion.
When Mia's secret shows up in the form of a stalker, Drew’s determined to protect her. Can he overcome his fear of failing again when emotions get in the way? And while Mia trusts Drew with her safety, can she trust in love when it happens with just one look?
A desperate woman…
Since scandal rocked her life, Mary Beth Williams has only trusted one person: her brother. Now he’s been kidnapped by narcoterrorists in a remote part of San Mateo. With only ten days to ransom him, she seeks out ex-soldier turned diplomat/negotiator, Nicholas Romero, the only man who can help.
An old score…
The last thing Nick needs is a distraction from settling a score with the powerful general responsible for killing his cousin. But when he learns that Mary Beth might provide him a way to achieve his goal, he agrees to help. It isn’t until they’re deep in the San Matean jungle, pursued by the general’s forces, that Nick realizes what a mistake he’s made. Because the beautiful American tempts him with passion and a future he cannot claim.
A secret buried in the past
Fighting distrust and desire, Nick and Mary Beth work to uncover a dangerous truth. But Nick didn’t count on exposing his own secret…one that could cost both their hearts and their lives.
Each book in this series is a stand-alone featuring limited overlapping characters and its own conclusion. No cliffhangers! No need to read the series in order
An FBI agent on the run…
Michael Alvarez is desperate to clear his name from false charges of fraud and murder. Weakened from an injury, stalked by a killer, with a fellow agent hot on his trail, Michael believes things can’t get any worse. Until he runs into a Category 3 hurricane…and the woman who thought he wasn’t good enough to marry.
The society woman who rejected him…
Blair Davenport has never forgotten the man she once loved. Larger than life, the sexy agent drew her with his energy and passion for justice, and frightened her with his appetite for danger. She’s never forgiven herself for leading him to believe their passionate week together meant nothing. When he appears at the beach house she’s boarding up, she can’t refuse his need for shelter, even though he’s hiding dangerous secrets that have her FBI brother pursuing him.
Passion still blazes between them…
Soon, Blair’s decision to help Michael plunges them into a risky race against time. Together again, they struggle against simmering desire. But when the killer closes in, the final confrontation could destroy any thoughts of a second chance—and their very lives.
Second chances can be passionate…and deadly
What if you discovered all you ever wanted were the things you left behind?
CIA Paramilitary Operator Matt Kincaid is back in tiny Walton Springs, only to find Janey Blackmon waiting to ask him a favor. Matt's not there to reminisce with the girl he's never forgotten...and he's definitely not there to divulge government secrets about her missing brother.
Ten years and Janey hasn't forgotten the love of her life...or that he abandoned her on prom night. Bound by duty and honor, he was shipped out to parts unknown by Uncle Sam. But she knew he'd go because adventure is in Matt's blood. Being stuck in a small town with plain Jane the librarian wasn't ever in his plans.
Trapped by a flood, with no phone or power, desire tempts them both. Will passion—and Matt's offer to recreate prom night—lead to a future together? Or are they just dancing in the dark?
First in series, with its own HEA