His To Keep (DeMarco Investigations) [NOOK Book]


Sexy Romantic Suspense

One phone call is all it takes to throw Nic DeMarco’s carefully controlled world into chaos. The woman he's loved for years has been threatened, and he'll do anything to keep her safe… only, she's not his to protect.

Annie Reed has been in love with her best friend’s brother since ...
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His To Keep (DeMarco Investigations)

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Sexy Romantic Suspense

One phone call is all it takes to throw Nic DeMarco’s carefully controlled world into chaos. The woman he's loved for years has been threatened, and he'll do anything to keep her safe… only, she's not his to protect.

Annie Reed has been in love with her best friend’s brother since she first laid eyes on him, but he's kept her at arm's length. When she takes a job at the DeMarco family private investigation firm, Annie tries to keep her emotions in check. But Nic is too much to ignore.

Finally, Nic has Annie right where he wants her--in his bed. His to protect. But the price might be more than either of them expected...

Book 2 in the DeMarco Investigations Series

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014003667
  • Publisher: Moonlit Night Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/26/2012
  • Series: DeMarco Investigations , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 216,802
  • File size: 200 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Julian is the author of the DeMarco Investigations, Forgotten Goddesses, Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers, The Fringe and Darkly Enchanted series. A former reporter for a daily newspaper, she enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life. She’s happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who love her even when they don’t have any clean clothes and dinner is a bowl of cereal.
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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    I read this one first but I think it's the second or third book.

    I read this one first but I think it's the second or third book. So you do not have to read in order. Which I love! (Hate having to figure out orders of stuff) This one is about two ppl that have known each other but he felt he was "her type" and too old for her. So he stayed away and let her grow up. Yrs later they work together and the heat is on :) Its a great read  full of passion, misunderstanding and growth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Great read

    ## I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were well developed and the hero and heroine had a special connection. At first I thought they were going to fight through the whole story but luckily it was just the first couple of chapters. The part I didn't like was how the hero kept holding out on the heroine, not wanting to be intimate and later not wanting to say "I love you" back to her, even though he admitted it to his family and himself that he's loved her for years. That made no sense at all and was a tad frustrating (hence the 4 stars instead of 5). Other than that it was a terrific read.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

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    I love this family agency...

    My Review:

    I read the first DeMarco Investigations series book last month and fell in love with this family. My love hasn't changed. This book is Nic's story. The eldest of the DeMarco children, he's a former Army Ranger and is the brawn behind the agency. Nic is controlled and serious and has been in love with Annie, his little sister's best friend, since she was eighteen and WAY too young for him. But now Annie has gone to work for the agency and she is a temptation within his very structured life and it's driving him nuts. He's working hard to keep her at a distance by being surly and argumentative.

    Annie has been in love with Nic for as long as she can remember, but she made the mistake of throwing herself at him when she was nineteen. She has no plans to make another humiliating mistake like that again. Things change for both of them when Nic starts receiving threatening calls that are aimed specifically as threats towards Annie.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Like I said I am already in love with all these characters. I love the private investigation company started by the super-spy parents and how all the kids have come into the agency. Nic and Annie were another pair of characters that I simply loved.

    Annie is smart and savvy and not afraid to stand up to Nic. There was a surprise to her character with her second job that I just loved. It always seemed like maybe there was a bit more to that story, but it was never revealed. She also competes as a ball-room dancer on the side. I enjoyed the dancing scenes.

    I wish that we could have delved into Nic's character a bit more. I feel like we just barely scratched the surface and the depth of his feelings. The back-story with Nino was riveting and I liked that addition to the story line, although I have to admit to some confusion at the end with Nic's actions in taking Toni (Nino's daughter) out to dinner with Annie and him. I felt that was drama which wasn't in character for him...he just doesn't strike me as the type to ever let his guard down like that.

    There were a few minor editing and character issues within this book, but they weren't enough to impact my enjoyment of the book. For me the chemistry between Annie & Nic worked to carry the story over those.

    I cannot wait for Jimmy's story. He's the brilliant one of the siblings...always down in his lab in the basement. I love how he always seems to be working with unstable explosives of some sort...LOL! A gorgeous, geeky nerd...YES, PLEASE!

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    Posted April 14, 2012

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