INTO THE CROSSFIRE
In a story fraught with danger and scorchingly hot love scenes, Rice draws her readers into a modern- day fairy tale with complicated and intense characters.
When former Navy SEAL Sam Reston lays eyes on Nicole Pearce, it’s lust at first sight, but the more he gets to know her the more he is intrigued by her. Stubborn and proud, the former U.N. translator has her hands full taking care of her dying father and launching her small translating business. But Sam is persistent and introduces her to a passion she never dreamed existed. She tries to keep her distance from this sexy and enigmatic man, but they’re forced back together when a mysterious man attacks Nicole, demanding information. Sam saves her life and sets out to protect her, but then her father is kidnapped in order to force her to reveal the information. (AVON RED, Aug., 304 pp., $13.99)