Book One A romantic detective series novel Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise is desperate to recruit Shana George, but he'd never let her know it. She's too gorgeous, too smart and too much like him. But he needs her. She has impressive skills and if he’s honest, he needs her to keep him grounded. Most of all, Dane wants to keep Shana on the island because he can't get past his insane longing for her. With the lure of money and a laid-back lifestyle, Shana quit Scotland Yard to partner with Dane. Let's face it, she made her choice with her gut--or more accurately her heart--rather than her brains. She and Dane may be good partners in crime-fighting, but they are all wrong for each other in every other way possible. He's soulless and lost and likely has more wounds from his past than the bullet and knife scars scorching his body. But she's crazy. About him. Headquartered in Dane's beach shack, Beachcomber Investigations specializes in impossible odds and last ditch efforts. Their first assignment is to protect Dane's old special ops buddy, Acer. They need to find whoever paid a sniper to take a shot at Acer--before the sniper takes another shot and doesn't miss. Dane and Shana need to be on top of their game to keep Acer alive, and not on top of each other. But each of them is secretly worried whether that’s possible--and worried about what will happen if it’s not.