Michael would keep Annie safe at all costs. He just hoped she wouldn’t shoot him for what he was about to do…
Michael placed himself between Annie and the other police officers. “Annie is seeing me. She’s my fiancée.”
Annie gasped and jabbed him in the back.
“Really? When’s the wedding?” another officer asked.
“Maybe the fall.” Michael turned Annie’s flushed face to his. “Maybe Christmastime.”
Annie clenched her jaw. “If you think I’m going to stand here and—”
Michael silenced her with a kiss.
Though only intended to keep her quiet, his kiss became real when Annie’s initial struggle calmed. Her arms encircled and embraced him. Her lips were sweet and soft. Her supple curves molded to him, and the fire of her anger took on a passion of its own.
Reluctantly, he broke away.
“Guess that settles it,” the police chief said. “If you two aren’t engaged, you should be. Congratulations.”
Annie’s blue eyes were dazed. Her full lips parted, but no words came out.
Dear Harlequin Intrigue Reader,
Harlequin Intrigue has such an amazing selection this month, you won’t be able to choose—so indulge and buy all four titles!
We’re proud to present an exciting new multi-author miniseries, TEXAS CONFIDENTIAL. By day they’re cowboys; by night they’re specialized government operatives. Men bound by love, loyalty and the law—they’ve vowed to keep their missions and identities confidential.…Amanda Stevens kicks off the series with The Bodyguard’s Assignment (#581).
Ruth Glick writing as Rebecca York has added another outstanding 43 LIGHT STREET story to her credits with Amanda’s Child (#582). When sexy Matt Forester kidnapped Amanda Barnwell from her Wyoming ranch, he swore he was only protecting her. But with her unborn baby’s life at stake, could Amanda trust her alluring captor?
We’re thrilled to bring you Safe By His Side (#583) by brand-new author Debra Webb. This SECRET IDENTITY story is her first ever Intrigue and we’re sure you’ll love it and her as much as we do. Debra has created The Colby Agency—for the most private of investigations—and agent Jack Raine—a man to die for!
In Undercover Protector (#584) by Cassie Miles, policewoman Annie Callahan’s engagement to Michael Slade wasn’t going to lead to the altar. Michael’s job was to protect Annie from a deadly stalker. But nothing would protect Michael from heartbreak if he failed.…
Associate Senior Editor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award-winning author Cassie Miles has written thirty-five novels of romance and suspense. She grew up in southern Illinois and Los Angeles, California, and spent enough time in Chicago to become a lifelong Cubs fan before making her permanent home in Colorado, where she raised two daughters. Before she started writing full-time, she held many positions, including personnel secretary, kiddy photographer, waitress, shipping clerk and reporter for a mountain newspaper. Her favorite things are long walks on rocky beaches or in the mountains, reading, Impressionist art, slot machines, sailboats, Elvis and falling in love the second time around.
Books by Cassie Miles
122—HIDE AND SEEK
150—HANDLE WITH CARE
269—ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
285—DON'T BE CRUEL
332—THE SUSPECT GROOM
402—A NEW YEAR’S CONVICTION
443—A REAL ANGEL
449—FORGET ME NOT
521—FATHER, LOVER, BODYGUARD
529—THE SAFE HOSTAGE
HARLEQUIN AMERICAN ROMANCE
61—ACTS OF MAGIC
104—IT’S ONLY NATURAL
170—SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES
305—UNDER LOCK AND KEY
394—A RISKY PROPOSITION
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Annie Callahan—The cool policewoman devoted her life to protecting others—and forgot to protect herself.
Michael Slade—Bridgeport’s infamous bad boy is back in town, more protective—and secretive—than ever.
Lionel Callahan—Has Annie’s grandfather known where to find Michael all this time?
Drew Bateman—Eleven years in prison gave him time to plot the ultimate revenge.
Derek Engstrom—The Bridgeport police chief has more to solve than local crimes.
Jake Stillwell—The richest man in town is going broke—what might he do to save himself?
Bobby Janowski—The former bully is now a cop, with the law standing behind him.
Marie Cartier—She touched many lives in Bridgeport before her untimely death.
To Jerry and Jean, Oregonians.