Her Master of Hearts by Sandra S Kerns
In the third book of The Masters Men Series, ADA Ace Masters is battling as much outside the courtroom as in it. The major battle being with his brother's partner who decides she has to play bodyguard. Why is he second-guessing himself and his instincts when it's obvious Gina is the one who needs a bodyguard? Prepare yourself for a crazy ride as the last of the brothers meets his match.
Detective Gina Desoto wants life to be like it used to be. She wants to go back. Back in time to before her aunt returned; before her usually stoic partner found love and became a bastion of cheer; before a good friend got murdered and before Ace got a target painted on his back. She may not be interested in a relationship with him anymore, but she certainly doesn't want him dead.
ADA Ace Masters isn't certain of anything anymore. With both of his brothers happily married, he's starting to wonder why he still wants to keep his distance when it comes to a relationship. After an attempt on his life, he remembers why. He may not be a cop or in the military, but some folks don't take kindly to being put in prison. And Ace is very good at doing just that. He tries to renew his determination to remain unattached.
Unfortunately, the only person he trusts to help him figure out who is targeting him is Gina, the one person who knows how to push his buttons. Having her close by all the time has him forgetting to keep his distance both physically and emotionally. And that has placed a target on Gina's back as well. Can he stop the person aiming for her, or will he lose her because he's afraid to take a chance?