Against All Odds
Danger / In Peril / On the Run
Fake Relationship / Marriage of Convenience
Fish Out of Water
Murder / Crime / Serial Killer
Mystery / Suspense
Taboo / Forbidden Relationship
Toaster Oven / Gay For You
Sweet (kissing, holding hands, etc., but no other on-the-page physical intimacy)
Amateur Sleuth / Private Investigator
Teacher / Professor
United States: South
Academic / School / University
Investigation / Stakeout
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
discussion of a rape that happened before the book starts
The Kelli & Merlin Romantic Suspense Series, Book 1
By Barbara Winkes
She wants her, but she has a job to do.
Get it done, and get out of town. Kelli Jameson is tasked with finding a missing teen accused of a crime he’s never been held accountable for. Neither the town’s authorities nor the residents are forthcoming with information.
She finds a reluctant ally in teacher Merin Burke, but Merin has secrets of her own. Attraction flares between them, but giving in to it would come at a cost.
Will they make it through the storm that’s about to break lose?