I’m Lancelot “Lance” Howard, and no, it’s not just a play on my name. I aim my weapon like the hard, stiff machine that it is with precision, good aim, and a climatic finish. A professional is what I am, and a soldier is what I’ll always be, but being around her is making it hard for me to keep my sh*t together.

I thought that I had everything I ever wanted, a successful security business and good friends, until I met her. You see I got a thing for a mean, sassy-mouthed woman that hates me. I mean bite-her-hand-off-if-I-was holding-it hate me.

I’ve been hired to protect her, but my heart didn’t come with the contract. I know she wants me, but for some reason she won’t let herself see how f@cking amazing we could be together. Now, I must convince her that I want her, and that she is the only one for me.

But the past has a way of coming back to f@ck up what we have, and before we can make that happen, I’ll chase her across the country to get her back.


“My favorite would not be suited for promotional material, as it clearly gives away the ending. I will never stop loving the vision of Gabriella’s reaction to the engagement ring being followed by her reaction to the choker. It was perfect.”

“Those were steamy and believable sexual encounters! I thoroughly enjoyed them!!!”

“Trust is definitely a primary theme of this story.”

“Love the BDSM elements. They are spot on. Leone’ either does her research well or has experience in this lifestyle.” – Master Eric