Trapped by Rhonda Pollero – Spotlight and Giveaway


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Lured into danger, trapped by desire . . .

Chasyn Summers has a target on her back. As the key witness in a murder case, she’s risking her life to testify in court–and she needs protection. But when she’s assigned a personal bodyguard who’s disarmingly tough–and distractingly gorgeous–it’s not just her life that’s in danger. It’s her heart . . .

Declan Kavanaugh works strictly by the rules. Never get too close to a client. And never, ever, fall in love. But he’s never protected anyone as beautiful, or as intriguing, as Chasyn. Surrendering to passion is a risk they can’t afford to take, especially when danger meets desire and Declan realizes Chasyn Summers may be the ultimate trap.

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“You know you can take Burrows up on his offer,” Declan said after they pulled out of the parking lot. “I won’t take it personally.”

“Get locked away in some house in God knows where with the occasional police cruiser driving by? Besides, when I’m with you I can be active in the investigation.” And have great, if temporary, sex.

“Good to now you have so much faith in me,” he said as his hand slipped over onto her knee. Using his fingertips, he bunched up the fabric until he was touching her bare skin. He began making maddeningly sensual circles with his thumb, inching it up higher and higher. Chasyn’s breath caught in her throat when reached her thong. Her body was fully alert and she tensed with need.

“Don’t” she said on a rush of breath.

“You’re wet.”

She reached down and pushed his hand away from her. “And you’re driving.”

“I keep telling you I can multitask.”

“Well, maybe I don’t feel like being a distraction,” she told him as she straightened her clothes.

“You really do have a problem with spontaneity, don’t you?”

“I have a problem with how fast all of . . . this is happening.”

“We’re two consulting adults who happen to have some great chemistry.”

“That doesn’t mean we have to act on it,” she countered even though her nerve endings still sizzled from his touch.

Declan placed his hand back on the wheel. “Sorry if you felt pressured.”

“I didn’t feel pressured,” she assured him. “I just haven’t had enough time to process this yet.”

He chuckled. “What’s there to process?

“I need to make a pro-con list to put this all into perspective.”

“Tell you what,” he began easily. “You make your list and I’ll restrain myself until you’ve beaten this dead horse.”

“That was condescending.”

“It wasn’t meant to be,” he said. “I’m just saying I’m willing to give you time.”

“How much?”

“However much you need.”

About the Author: After selling her first romantic suspense in 1993, Rhonda Pollero has penned more than 30 novels, won numerous awards and nominations, and landed on multiple bestseller lists, including USA Today, Bookscan, and Ingram’s Top 50 List. She lives in south Florida with her family.

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Exposed by Rhonda Pollero – Spotlight and Giveaway


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First comes love, then comes fear . . .

After a whirlwind romance, Darby Hayes Grisom married the man of her dreams. Smart, handsome, ambitious-Sean was everything she always thought she wanted. Little did she know that one year later that dream would turn into her worst nightmare. Sean is moody, angry, violent. Violent enough to kill. When Darby realizes she’s pregnant she knows Sean will never let her go.

Attorney Jack Kavanaugh is the only person Darby can trust to help her with her plan to save herself and her baby. But the deeper Jack gets involved in protecting Darby, the deeper the feelings between them become. A complication Darby can’t afford-because her husband is watching their every move and he’ll do anything to get her-and their baby-back.

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“Let’s step into the hallway,” Sean suggested, placing his arm around the shoulder of the officer, guiding him out of the room.

Darby slammed her head against the pillow and again hot tears welled in her eyes. Grabbing the call button, she pressed it over and over until a petite and clearly irritated nurse entered the room. In the split second the curtain was drawn back, Darby saw Sean and the sergeant sharing a handshake.

“Yes?” the nurse asked as she gave cursory glances to the machines tethering Darby to the bed.

“I need a phone.”

“We don’t allow telephones in the rooms. Is there someone I can call for you?”

“Yes. I need the police.”

The nurse blinked, then peered back over her shoulder as she pushed apart the curtain. “Officer?”

“Not him,” Darby cried. Too late.

Sean and the officer returned. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the sergeant was totally charmed by Sean. The sergeant took up a position at the end of her bed next to the nurse while Sean moved to the head and draped his arm around her shoulders. “I was just explaining your condition to the policeman.” His fingers dug into the flesh at her shoulder.

Ciminelli smiled understandingly. “I’ve got three kids myself. My wife went a little hormonal with each one. She had all sorts of weird thoughts and cravings. Got so I was afraid to walk in the door after my shift. Never knew what was going to set her off.”

“Darby’s normally very rational,” Sean said, brushing a kiss to her temple. “Don’t you have something to say to the officer, sweetheart?”

Darby pressed her lips tight.

Sean squeezed her shoulder harder. “Darby, the officer checked. He spoke directly with Roxanne.”

“Roxanne would lie for you,” she whispered under her breath.

Sean sighed heavily. “Sweetheart, I thought you might still be…confused, so I made sure the officer called the airline to verify that I was on the flight. The hotel verified that I checked in and even told the officer what I ordered from room service and when it was delivered. The investor I was meeting as well as the restaurant staff verified that I attended the meeting. So, don’t you think it’s time for you to apologize to the officer for making extra work for him?”

Darby had no idea how he had managed it, but he had. Now she looked like the crazy one. And worse yet, she was at Sean’s mercy, which was a terrifying thought. What would happen once they were alone? She shivered just thinking about the potential punishment for calling him a murderer in public. She had that trapped animal feeling again and she couldn’t stop crying. No one believed her but she didn’t know how he’d pulled it off; she just knew he had. Just as she knew the officer wasn’t going to believe a word she said. Darby felt defeated. She gave up. “I’m sorry.”

“Don’t give it a thought, Mrs. Grisom. I know it was just the grief and the hormones talking. I gave your husband everything you’ll need to make the, um, final arrangements for your parents.”

“Thank you.”

The nurse followed Ciminelli out of the room. Darby braced herself, fully expecting to suffer the wrath of Sean. Instead, he was just looking at her as he arranged the hair framing her face.

“I’m sorry, sweetheart. I always liked your parents,” he whispered against her ear.

“Ummmm.”

Then calmly and quietly he added, “If you hadn’t called them, I never would have been forced to kill them.”

About the Author: After selling her first romantic suspense in 1993, Rhonda Pollero has penned more than 30 novels, won numerous awards and nominations, and landed on multiple bestseller lists, including USA Today, Bookscan, and Ingram’s Top 50 List. She lives in south Florida with her family.

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