As a former USAF pararescueman, Jeremy O’Brien is used to following orders, no questions asked. So, when Micah, his boss at Hamilton Security, asks him to take on a special case, he readily accepts. Micah’s instructions are simple, find the man in the picture and bring him back to Chicago.
Seven years ago, Zane Wilkinson left the hospital against doctor’s orders, only to suffer a final, devastating blow that left him with no choice but to leave the only place he’d called home. Feeling heartbroken and empty, Zane moved from town to town just trying to survive, while never letting anyone get too close.
In a chance encounter, Jeremy finds himself crossing paths with a man who fits Zane’s description. His instincts tell him that he’s on to something, but Micah warns him that he needs to be absolutely sure. Jeremy sets a plan in motion that will allow him to get closer to the man he believes to be Zane. However, the closer he gets, the more he likes the man and begins to question why he was sent to find him.
Will Jeremy be able to follow through with his orders without becoming too attached? Or will he realize that in his search for Zane, he’s found so much more than he bargained for?
Between his time in the Marines and the years he’s spent working at Hamilton Security, protecting his country and its people is in Greg Wright’s blood. There’s not much that takes him by surprise anymore. That is, until he gets assigned to guard a promising new candidate in the upcoming election; a man from Greg’s past, and the one person he’d hoped to never see again.
Christopher Brooks has made a name for himself as an honest, hardworking, and fair man. As a candidate in the election for Governor of Illinois, his positive views on minority rights, especially those in the LGBTQ community, have gained him considerable support as well as the attention of some of the more radical groups. When he begins receiving threats warning him to drop out of the race, Christopher concedes to the need for a bodyguard. That is, until he comes face to face with the man hired to protect him. The only person he’d ever given his heart to. The same man who shattered it years ago.
Forced to spend nearly every minute together, the two men have no choice but to find a way to get along and put the pain from the past behind them. But as the election heats up, so does the undeniable attraction between them. Will their past differences get in the way of keeping Christopher safe? Or will they finally find what they’d lost sight of all those years ago?
After witnessing firsthand just how dirty and underhanded a life in politics can be, Maddie Vanderhorne steps off the campaign trail to follow his passion. Starting his own event planning business is the best decision Maddie’s ever made, quickly winning over his clients with his vibrant and outgoing personality. That is, until he finds himself working alongside one very serious and seemingly impenetrable man.
Still haunted by the events of his past, Graham Ward has closed himself off from nearly everyone around him. He’s learned the hard way that letting people get too close only ends in heartache and disaster. Burying himself in his work and keeping everyone at a distance seems like the best solution. When his father comes to him with plans to announce his retirement, Graham knows that in order to take over his father’s role as head of the company, he must find a way to open himself up again.
When Graham steps up to host his father’s retirement party, the last thing he expects is the party planner to leave him feeling annoyed and perplexed. He’s never met anyone as vivacious and full of life as Maddie. He’s not quite sure how to respond to the boundless energy this man possesses - or the feelings Maddie seems to be resurrecting within him. Forced to work closely on this event, Maddie is determined to pull Graham out of his shell. But will opening himself up help Graham rediscover the man he once was; or will it leave him vulnerable to having his heart broken once again?