One defining second can change a person's life forever.
For Dax Keller, that second came with a promise he can't possibly keep; to protect his best friend's sister at all costs. There's only one problem. Balancing the weight of his promise with his crushing attraction to the feisty redhead has proven to be impossible. He's made so many mistakes, told so many lies, she curses the ground he walks on when he needs her to trust him the most.
The star witness in a federal human trafficking case, someone wants Rebecca Danes silenced, permanently. And now, the one man who's cost her nearly everything, wants to protect her? The only person she and her misguided libido need protection from is him! She has a case to solve, a child to rescue from the clutches of a ruthless human trafficking ring, and nothing or no oneânot even the demi-god of testosterone, Dax Kellerâis going to stop her.
When Dax joins Rebecca on an international race to save a young boy from a brutal fate, he discovers the true impossibility of his task. Moving hell and earth to keep her out of an assassin's crosshairs will be the easy part. Earning Rebecca's forgiveness, and ultimately her heart, may kill them both.
From The Author
One Defining Second is a fast-paced, heart-pounding romantic thriller about survival. Dax and Rebecca's story takes you deep into the underworld of human trafficking, and the monsters that live there are very real.
Human sex trafficking is the third largest organized crime in the world, and growing every day. Dax and Rebecca's love story is one born of a bone-deep passion; for each other, and to save the innocent from such a cruel fate.
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About D.L. RoanAfter years of schlepping for the corporate world in an endless rotation of tasteless cube farms and cold coffee, DL Roan decided to give a little attention to the sexy voices inside her head and begin anew. Whether it's mÃ©nage, action-adventure, passion-filled suspense, sexy cowboys, assassins or angels, DL's novels are sure to keep you on the edge of the page reading long into the night.