Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Rafe Martinez, code named Diablo, is on a mission to infiltrate Silas Carvers backwoods survivalist group Proclaim.
Cynthia Cooper, rookie agent recently fired from Delta Star blunders into the survivalist's camp in the Smokey Mountains. Captured, she knows she's close to death as his leering men encircle her. Then she spots legendary agent Diablo among the pack and hopes that, even though he won't recognizer her, he won't let her die to keep his cover in tact. Her pleading gaze locks with his and he bites back a curse.
Diablo fights his way through the mob to save the innocent blue-eyed blond and claim her as his woman drawing Silas's suspicious amusement. It's the only way to save her pretty neck and keep his cover in tact. He puts the fact that she isn't screaming her head off, as he carries her to his cave, down to shock.
Cyn can't believe her luck. It might be a perfect chance to get back in the directors good graces by secretly helping Rafe. Alone with him in his cave she suddenly feels vulnerable, the sexual awareness between them hot.
Diablo finds himself falling for the woman he'd only claimed to save. Still, he can't chance letting her see his true colors. Besides, he can tell that she's keeping secrets.
Through clouds of suspicion, a mercenary bonding ritual, and enforced intimacy, Cyn surrenders to her need for Diablo even as she looks for clues to turn over to the agency.