2017 Booksellers Best Award Winner
2017 Holt Medallion Winner
2017 Golden Quill Finalist
Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days–and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.
Bodyguard Collin Michaels’ life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He’s trying to start over, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.
Collin finds comfort in Lyla’s easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated–something Collin can’t afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla’s caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.
Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it’s too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.
*NOTE: While reading the series in order is recommended, it is not necessary. Each story is a stand-alone title featuring new primary characters with limited overlapping secondary characters.*
“I loved this book! It made it feel like you were right there with them in the middle of everything. From being alone to being a bodyguard’s wife was amazing. They’re a good couple and stuck together through thick and thin and no matter what was going on he still put her first. I couldn’t put this down until I was done reading it because it was such a good book. You will not be disappointed with this book. I have all of the books in this series and I just can’t wait for the next book in this series. Five stars!!! Well done!!”
— Amanda Gibboney