The past is a cruel master; it’ll rule you – or kill you.
At the influential age of sixteen, Irish American Declan Briggs was sent away from his home to Ireland, or the Emerald Isle, to ‘stay out of trouble’ with long distance relatives. However, nothing is greener on this side of the sea; a two-sided conflict tears the country apart. Communities are severed, families taken and torn apart. The rising tensions drag Declan into a dark unit where orders are given and expected to be carried out through a black balaclava. Very soon, Declan finds himself in over his head – and it follows him back as he flees back to America.
Young blood can stir up many enemies.
In the present day, Declan has reformed himself; co-owning his own security company with two trusted friends. There isn’t anything he isn’t armed to handle – until a country singer, Rhonda Glee, crash lands into his life as his latest client. She’s a beauty – and hellbent on making his job ten times harder than it has to be, challenging him at every end.
Declan isn’t the only one with a tainted past – bearing blood and bruises. Randi has a habit of running, but can Declan be honest about the ghost of his past – or risk their partnership slipping through his fingers?
The past has a firm grip – it’ll not let go without a fight.
Contemporary RomanceRomantic SuspenseRomanceAfrican American Interest
BIOGRAPHY Toye Lawson Brown resides in Ohio, is an Amazon national bestselling author and member of RWA. Her romance novels include African-American, interracial romance, romantic suspense, and multicultural stories. She was nominated for Breakout Author of the Year (2014) and Best Interracial Romance (2015) by the B.R.A.B Book Club. The Men of CLE-FD also was nominated for a Reader's Choice Award for IR/MC best series. Toye Lawson Brown lures readers from the present to her fictional world from the first page. When not writing, Toye is in the kitchen creating mouth-watering meals or sharpening her bread-making techniques.
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