Eagan debuts with a powerful novel that is not only intensely emotional and pure romance, it's also reminiscent of the classic '70s-era novels. A desperate woman, an alpha hero, a sexually charged meeting, secrets, danger and passion all meld into one nonstop read.
Frantically searching for a safe place to hide after killing her abusive husband, Morgan Turner seeks refuge in Captain Ward Montgomery's dockside warehouse. Once Morgan and the captain were friends; now he's out to catch the thief who's been using his office as a hideout. Stunned to discover Morgan, Ward becomes her protector, insisting that she become his mistress. The illicit liaison quickly blazes into a deep passion and love. But Morgan is a wanted woman with more than one secret. Not only is she in danger, but Ward is as well. (Zebra, Dec., 384 pp., $3.99)