From New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author, Rebecca York
When death is stalking, only a phantom can save her--and love her.
Fleeing to her father's abandoned Arizona ranch to hide from political assassins, Isabella Flores is attacked by a ghost haunting the property. He's Decorah Security agent Matthew Houseman, killed in the line of duty. Still, passion blooms between Isabella and Matthew, and as their relationship turns more physical, Matthew becomes more real to himself and to her. After the ranch is attacked and Matthew helps save Isabella's life, she learns a startling secret. There may be hope of bringing her ghost lover back--if she dares to risk everything.
He looks like a ghost, but when she closes her eyes, everything changes.
Had she gone crazy? Was she so unbalanced that she was trying to bring back something she had never really had?
She felt warmth radiating from him before he touched her and had time to wonder about how that could be possible. Then she felt his body, solid and masculine. His arms wrapped around her back, folding her close. She molded herself to him, her eyes still closed as she rested her cheek against his shoulder, holding him tightly, absorbing the reality of him.
"Isabella," he murmured, saying her name like a man who had finally come home from a long voyage or a war. "Querida."
His hands stroked up and down her back, molding her upper body to his.
It felt so right to be in his arms, like a dream come true, and she knew at that moment how much she needed the strength of Matthew Houseman.
She had come here feeling lost and alone, yet wondering if it was really the right thing to do.
Not when she was wrapped in the security of Matthew's embrace.
He rubbed his lips against hers, but she sensed that he was ready to pull away if she protested.
She felt him smile as he increased the pressure, moving his mouth against hers with the skill of a man who knows how to make love with a woman.
**More stories in Rebecca York's Decorah Security series:
#1 On Edge - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella - introduces the founder of Decorah Security Agency
#2 Dark Moon - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#3 Chained - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella
#4 Ambushed - Paranormal romantic-suspense short story
#5 Dark Powers - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#6 Hot and Dangerous - Paranormal romantic-suspense short story
#7 At Risk - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#8 Christmas Captive - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella
#9 Destination Wedding - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella
#10 Rx Missing - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#11 Hunting Moon - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#12 Terror Mansion - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella
#13 Outlaw Justice - Paranormal romantic-suspense novella
#14 Found Missing - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
#15 Preying Game - Paranormal romantic-suspense novel
**The Decorah Security Collection includes Chained, Dark Powers, Hot and Dangerous,
**For more sexy, action-packed thrillers from Rebecca York, check out the
science-fiction romance stories in her Off-World series:
#1 - Hero's Welcome - Sexy science-fiction romance short story
#2 - Nightfall - Sexy science-fiction romance novella
#3 - Conquest - Sexy science-fiction romance short story
#4 - Assignment Danger - Sexy science-fiction romance novella
#5 - Christmas Home - Sexy science-fiction romance short story
#6 - Firelight Confession - Sexy science-fiction romance novella
**The Off World Collection includes Hero's Welcome, Conquest, and Nightfall.
About the Author
Her 16 Berkley novels and novellas include her nine-book werewolf “Moon” series. KILLING MOON was a launch book for the Berkley Sensation imprint. She has written 75 books for Harlequin, many in her popular 43 Light Street series for Harlequin Intrigue. Her recent releases include BETRAYED for Sourcebooks Casablanca and DIAGNOSIS: ATTRACTION for Harlequin Intrigue, A PRIVATE AFFAIR, is a January 2015 novel from Sourcebooks Casablanca.
Rebecca has written for Harlequin, Berkley, Dell, Tor, Carina Press, and Pageant Books.
As Ruth Glick, Rebecca has also published sixteen cookbooks, one of which (100 PERCENT PLEASURE, with Nancy Baggett) was picked by USA Today as one of the twelve best cookbooks of 1994. Her most recent cookbook is THE 2 DAY A WEEK DIET COOKBOOK, published in 2014.
Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novella is a great little read. The hero is sweet and the heroine is as well. Would love the whole story of them...
Rebecca York has a great plot unfolding in Chained. Keeps me turning the pages with it's a great twist. A great read.