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For Maggie's Sake

For Maggie's Sake

4.3 13
by Lora Leigh

Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh's story For Maggie's Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in ebook format.

Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover's SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding


Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh's story For Maggie's Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in ebook format.

Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover's SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug lord and the deaths of some SEALs. He intends to seduce her and get the information before she can sell it back to the drug cartel. But the desire crackles between them and their attraction is undeniable. How can Joe use her and leave her, when all he wants is to hold her close and never let go?

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#1 New York Times bestseller, LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series. You can visit her website at www.loraleigh.com.

#1 New York Times bestseller, LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series. 
 "Lora Leigh writes compelling, red-hot romance." --Sacramento Book Review

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For Maggie's Sake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel 8 days ago
Maggie’s late husband was discovered to be working for a crime lord. His best friend and Maggie’s former lover, Joe Merino, thinks she might have been helping him and he’ll do anything to find out the truth. This was a quick and hot read. I really enjoyed it. For not being very long, the characters were well written. We get a full story. I highly enjoyed it. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Cheryl-S 18 days ago
This is another awesome story written by the amazing Lora Leigh. A second chance romance with plenty of action. If you've ever had a best friend that turned out to be faking your friendship the whole time, you'd know what Joe was going through. Knowing the whole time that supposed best friend had your girl and you didn't know he only wanted her because you did. Great storyline! I highly recommend this sizzling short.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
3.75 stars--FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE by Lora Leigh is a stand alone novella of romantic suspense originally released in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better, and Taken. FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE is loosely connected to Lora Leigh’s TEMPTING SEALS series. Clint McIntyre plays a supporting role in the current story line. NOTE: There is some discrepancy and inconsistencies in the Goodreads’ blurb as it pertains to the current novella premise. Told from dual third person perspectives-Maggie Samuels, and DEA agent Joe Merino- FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE follows Joe and Maggie’s rekindling romance when our heroine is taken into protective custody following the death of her estranged husband –a police detective working the wrong side of the law. The DEA suspect Maggie of being in collusion with a dangerous drug cartel, and Joe Merino is willing to do anything to prove Maggie is innocent of the crimes. What ensues is the rebuilding of trust and the reigniting of a love between two people who have never stopped loving one another. Two years earlier, Maggie and Joe were lovers but a perceived betrayal found Maggie walking away, and into the arms of a man who hid his true deception and connection to Joe Merino. In the ensuing time Maggie’s husband grew more distant and angry, while Joe Merino watched from the sidelines as the woman he loved walked out of his life. Fast forward to present day, and our heroine has been implicated in a series of Cartel crimes that Joe Merino is hoping to prove wrong. FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE is a very quick read; a story of romance and suspense; of one man’s struggle to keep his distance from the woman he loves; and one woman’s need to prove she is innocent of the charges brought about by the DEA. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense-Lora Leigh likes the use of the word ‘spurt’ and FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE is no exception. The sexual tension is palpable and strong. The premise is entertaining; the characters are broken and heartbreaking; the romance is a second chance at a happily ever after for two people destroyed by betrayal and lies.
UnderJen 3 months ago
Maggie and Joe set the pages on fire! This is a fantastic story about second chance romance. Throw in some bad guys - some sexual tension that's off the charts - a good plot - and BAM - you have a great book. A MUST READ!
PennieM 3 months ago
This is one HOT and sexy book with hot and sexy characters. Maggie and Jo are ex-lovers and now Maggie is being accused have being complicit with her husband, a police officer, who was working with the cartel. Joe is DEA and doesn't believe Maggie is guilty but she now has a price on her head and he has taken her away to a safe house to protect her. The chemistry between these two is off the charts. There is a lot of sexy times and suspense packed into these few pages but it explosive and fast paced. I highly recommend this book! **Received a copy of this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley**
TammyS32 3 months ago
Steamy, fast paced read with a sexy alpha Navy Seal and Maggie who is in a lot of trouble. Joe and Maggie have a past and the chemistry is still there. This is a great read, plenty of drama and suspense I was hooked from beginning to end. I loved it!
BookReview4you 3 months ago
'For Maggie's Sake' by Lora Leigh is the story of Maggie and Joe. This is a Novella which has about 100 pages that sets us up for a second chance at love story. Joe had once been married but his wife cheated on him and actually died with her boyfriend. So Joe had trust and commitment issue after that. So a few years later he and Maggie start a relationship but it ends due to that issue. Maggie meets Grant who used to be Joe's friend. Grant and Maggie marry but things don't go so well and Grant is killed. Not but a few days after his death she is called in and found that Grant was not what he seem. In addition Maggie is now being set up where the detectives think she was a part of his crime. But Joe shows up to take charge of the situation and to find out the truth of what is going on. Will this also give them a second chance to find their happy ending? "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
nelriv 3 months ago
Received an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. At first, I thought I was going to be furious with this book when I started reading. I thought I was going to detest Joe, but happily that was not the case. It is an engaging book, poor Maggie, it was heartbreaking reading what she went thru, unnecessarily. Had Joe, been a man from the beginning so much could have been avoided. Both Maggie and Joe were miserable, had he just stepped up and spoke up, admitted the truth, dealt with his insecurities, she would not have to have lived the hell she was put thru. He would been much happier, instead of suffering, but that was his fault. Luckily she was a forgiving woman, and the fact that she loved him, helped a lot, much better woman than me. Wow, reading about Grant, was intriguing, he was a really horrible individual. I was glad, that what Maggie and I thought at the beginning was not the case, I wont tell you, so that you can read it, and find out for yourself. I am happy that after all was said and done they got there HEA, she truly truly deserved it. Good outcome.
MBurton 3 months ago
This would have been a 5 star for me except I'm a bit confused if there is a book before this one. It starts off as if it's in the middle of a story but I can't seem to find another book that would have preceded this. Despite that, you learn real quick what's going on and like Lora Leigh can do, she pulled me right into the story. What I love about this book is the passion she conveys in her main characters. There is no doubt about the strong pull Joe and Maggie have and you can feel the intensity with each written word. It feels like they are on a hair trigger and will explode at any moment if they can't be with one another. The race to find evidence against the mafia to clear Maggie's name and put these dangerous men behind bars before they kill her, just adds to the intensity of the story. Even though this started as if in the middle of the story, there is a conclusion at the end and a sweet epilogue. ARC provided by NetGalley
CrystalsBookWorld 3 months ago
For Maggie's Sake by Lora Leigh is a great short story to read. Maggie has been through the ringer which you find out why as soon as you start in the first chapter. I like how Lora gives you a back story on her characters so that as a reader you feel like you have met them before. Joe is an ex Navy Seal, and Maggie's ex lover. She needed something more, something steady. She already fell for Joe, but he was not ready. So he leads her to believe he was with someone else. Before you know it Maggie is married to Joe's best friend. Yes this story throws you in for a loop. And you will enjoy it. Yes this story has a lot of drama and suspense. Lora Leigh will keep you on your toes with this book. The passion that Joe and Maggie had for each other is electrifying. Even after years being apart, is it still there? Joe suspect Maggie may have been involved in something illegal, but his heart say otherwise. The sexy scenes Lora gives in detail make you melt. I love passion and when it is described like in this story, you can feel the emotions in her characters. Lora Leigh is amazing with her writing and I am always coming back for more!
DebraMenard155 3 months ago
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.This novella was hot,full of intrigue.You can never go wrong with this author.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 3 months ago
When I pick up a book written by Lora Leigh I expect it to be smokin’ hot. This short second chance romance is no exception although there were times I wanted to Gibbs slap each of these characters before they got to the good stuff. The story is nothing new but when Lora Leigh tells it you want to listen. This story reads like an x-rated cop show. Enjoy. I know I did.
Bette313 3 months ago
Short, sexy and suspenseful! This one has a lot packed into a short amount of pages. Maggie Chavez is still being interrogated over things her dead husband was involved in. They are convinced that Maggie knows more then she is giving them. Making things worse, the DEA agent on the case is her ex-lover Joe Merino. Knowing that she could be in danger from the scum her husband was involved with she's put under protection with Joe as her guard. Resisting the blazing chemistry between them will be the hardest thing either has ever tried to do but if she's ever going to get her life back they need to stay focused. Can they do it?? A good story and I would definitely recommend it.