Today is release day for Defend Me, the third and final book in the Her Best Friend's Father series! Check out all the details below, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway. Plus, Devour Me (Book One) is FREE through May 17th!
Her Best Friend's Father #3
by Ayden K. Morgen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Forget the rules.
Forget right or wrong.
Forget letting go.
When Roman Gregory's daughter caught him and Mila Lawson together in Santa Cruz, he swore he would face whatever he had to face to keep Mila by his side and win back his daughter. But now Talia isn't speaking to either of them, and their relationship has gotten a whole lot more complicated thanks to the violent gang gunning for the ATF agent.
Mila knows nothing good comes easy, but she never imagined being the reason Talia stopped speaking to her father. All Mila wants to do is fix what she broke before the man she loves loses his daughter for good…even if that means she has to break her own heart to do it.
For Roman, bringing Mila to Los Angeles with a gang war looming on the horizon is the most terrifying thing he's ever done. But now that he's fallen in love with the gorgeous blonde, he can't let her go. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and regain his daughter's trust…even if he has to walk away from his career to do it.
But neither Roman nor Mila could have foreseen the news that will change their lives forever.
When his worst fear becomes a reality and Mila is targeted, more than just their hearts are on the line. To save Mila's life and guarantee a future with her, Roman will do more than break the rules. He'll rewrite the rule book entirely.
Nothing will stand in his way. Not even the law itself.
Defend Me is the third part of Mila and Roman's steamy story.
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"What the fuck are we watching?" I ask Mila. She's lying on top of me on the couch, my hand on her ass and her head on my bare chest. We're watching some bullshit on the History Channel. Well, she's watching it. I'm thinking about taking her upstairs to fuck her.
"The Curse of Oak Island," she says with a little laugh. "They're searching for treasure the Templars buried on an island in Nova Scotia centuries again. They're going to find it this year." She sounds so certain. It's fucking cute.
"Baby, I doubt the Templars buried treasure in Canada," I say, laughing.
"Whatever," she mumbles. "They're going to find it."
"How long have they been looking?" I ask her, my gaze on the television as a group of men lower a diver down into a pipe. The damn thing is so narrow, the diver can barely move.
"A few years. Well, this group has been looking for a few years. People have been searching the island for a long time though. They've found all kinds of really cool stuff."
"But no treasure."
"Yet," she says. "They haven't found the treasure yet."
I chuckle at her and squeeze her ass. She kisses my chest and then settles, her eyes locked on the television again. I just lay there and hold her, running my hands up and down her back.
The fact that she's afraid the only way to fix shit between me and Talia is by her leaving fucking kills me. There's no way in hell I will ever let that happen. I know not hearing from Talia is breaking her heart, but I'm working on it. I just need a little more time to deal with this bullshit with Guerrero. Until then, if Mila needs to go see her, go talk to her, I'm all for it.
Regardless of what is said though, Mila isn't leaving me. I'll drag her back kicking and screaming if I have to do it. She's mine. My entire fucking future rests in her little hands. I'll do whatever I have to do to keep her with me.
"Let me up, baby," I murmur to her when my cellphone starts ringing from the kitchen.
"I'm comfortable," she grumbles and then lets me slide out from underneath her, her eyes still riveted to the television and whatever the fuck they're digging through the mud looking for.
I run a fingertip down her cheek and then head toward the kitchen to get my phone.
"Yeah?" I ask Finn, holding the phone to my ear.
"Are you secure?"
"The raid is going forward," he says without preamble.
"About fucking time," I mutter, my heart slamming against my ribcage. I've been waiting for weeks for word that we're finally going to make a move and do something. We've been playing cleanup since I got back to Los Angeles, running around picking up bodies while we waited for the fucking paperwork to go through. I'm ready to get this shit over with so I can deal with Talia. "When?"
"Early Monday morning. The FBI and ICE are sending a team. The DEA is sending in Jason Ames from Seattle and a couple of their guys from Sinaloa to help get shit sorted." He snorts like he doesn't think we need the help, but I'll take anyone they want to send us so long as it means we're finally doing something to stop the gang war threatening to erupt.
"What about the agent Francisco's people tried to kill?" I wouldn't mind getting a chance to talk to him. If they were worried enough to blow up a club with him inside, I have a feeling they think he knows more about their plans than they'd like. I want to know what they were trying so fucking hard to hide.
"No," Finn says. "Ames was adamant that we leave Riley out of it for the time being. He's still pretty fucked up. I'm not even sure if he's out of the hospital yet." He pauses for a long moment. "I need you for this, Roman. You know I wouldn't ask if I didn't have to, but you know these motherfuckers and their hideouts better than anyone. We're going to need you inside with us if we're going to bring them down."
"I'll be there," I say, swallowing hard at his words. I knew they were coming—I've been planning for them for days—but hearing them still sends a little flicker of uncertainty through me.
"There will be no going back if you're with us on this," he reminds me.
"I know. I'll be there," I tell him again, my voice soft.
Her Best Friend's Father #2
No strings attached.
No messy emotions.
Those were the terms Mila Lawson offered Roman Gregory when they found themselves living together in Santa Cruz. Now that the ATF agent has his daughter's twenty-two year old best friend in his bed every night, he's finding it more and more difficult to deny what he's felt for her since the day they met.
With a drug cartel threatening to go to war and his daughter becoming increasingly suspicious, the last thing Roman should be thinking about is keeping Mila by his side. He's never wanted much, but he wants her…and he's willing to break more than a few of his own rules to convince the feisty little blonde to put her heart in his hands.
For Mila, falling for Roman might just be the most terrifying thing she's ever done. Trusting him with her body is one thing, but with her past still hanging over her, she knows all too well that the scary-hot man who drives her wild has the power to destroy her.
As their time in Santa Cruz draws to a close and the world beyond their little stretch of beach closes in on them, Roman and Mila will be forced to confront the truth about their relationship and make decisions neither could have imagined.
But who ever said falling in love would be easy?
Destroy Me is the second of three steamy novellas featuring Mila and Roman.
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Her Best Friend's Father #1
Don't get caught.
Never fall in love.
And steer clear of his daughter's friends.
The rules were easy enough for Roman Gregory...until Mila Lawson set out to break every single one of them.
When the twenty-two year old lands on the ATF agent's doorstep after a nasty breakup, he knows all too well that she's off-limits. At thirty-eight, he's almost twice her age, she's hurting, and the blonde bombshell is his daughter's best friend.
Mila knows all about wanting what she can't have. For four years, she's lusted after Talia McPherson's scary hot, terminally single father from afar. After walking away from her cheating ex and what she thought was her happily-ever-after, the last thing on her mind is jumping into a new relationship.
Until she find herself living with Roman in Santa Cruz...
Now all she can think about is making all those dirty fantasies come to life. With nothing left to lose, she makes him an offer he can't refuse: Two weeks of no-holds-barred sex. No strings. No commitments. No messy emotions.
Roman has no business agreeing to her insane proposition. He can't have her. He shouldn't even want her. But he's going to take her anyway… and he has no intentions of stopping until she's his completely.
If there's one thing Roman knows for a fact, it's that he doesn't lose. Ever.
Devour Me is the first of three steamy novellas featuring Mila and Roman.
**FREE THROUGH 5/17**
Ayden is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of fourteen years, and their furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army.
Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the CJ and Social Services field.
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