Navy SEAL Ian Chase returns home, disillusioned after a brutal tour in Afghanistan, where political machinations became a combatant. He takes the helm of his billion-dollar venture capital and private security company, The Chase Group. A place where he believes he can make a difference.
A brief encounter with the unavailable Art Historian Cassiopeia Ellis, six years earlier, left him smitten. Now, after unexpectedly meeting her again, he finds that he has the same feelings.
But things have changed for Cassie. No longer engaged, she is now an FBI Agent, devoid of the carefree attitudes that first attracted Ian to her. Now she is secretive and afraid, plagued by nightmares that refuse to abate.
Meeting Ian again only serves to confuse Cassie further. Her heart tells her one thing but her brain overrides her feelings. Can she afford to trust a man again?
When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ian to uncover what she's hiding, before the secret takes her life. But will it give him the second chance he was hoping for? Or has Cassie been damaged beyond repair?
About the Author
R.L. Dunn was born and raised in the stunningly attractive community of Sea Cliff, New York. She studied at Stony Brook University, where she attained a BS in Biological Sciences and went on to become an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, once delivering a baby in a supermarket. Her career path continued to become one of the first female Certified Instructor Coordinators for EMS education on Long Island. She continued to break down barriers becoming a First Deputy Chief Instructor and Regional EMS faculty for the state of New York. She still lives in Sea Cliff today, with her family, their Labrador and two cats.
Unfortunately, she was forced to give up her job after a debilitating illness made it impossible to perform her role. This meant that she had to find something else to fill her days.
Having always had a love of writing, she returned to creating stories, first as part of her post-stroke therapy and coping with the loss of a beloved career. She is a member of the Romance Authors of America and the Long Island Romance Writers.She is the author of Blood Obsession, written at a time when she was given just a little chance of survival. Her second book, Secure Desire followed after she assured her doctors there was no expiration date stamped on the bottom of her foot.
When she has some time to herself, She loves reading, cooking, listening to music and enjoys getting out and about on her scooter. She is also an active internet and phone, volunteer, devoting time and energy to supporting and raising funds for childhood cancer research and as a patient advocate for Lupus sufferers.
As far as the future goes, She hopes that she can continue to live a life worth living and would like to leave something that she will be remembered for. She sees writing more books as being a way to fulfil this dream and hopes to write many more in the future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cassie has been thru hell. Raped at sixteen, impregnated and has amnesia of the event as she was drugged. Her engagement was broken off by her fiancee. She works for the FBI, is an heiress and orphaned. She's strong but a person can only take so much. Meanwhile, she meets Ian Chase, the president of the international conglomerate, Chase Group, She is very attracted to him but is afraid to get close as she thinks she is not good enough for him. Ian cares so much for Cassie and is willing to work thru her problems whatever they are. They both attend a charity dinner where Cassie is undercover and the attraction is there. Cassie gets attacked and almost dies. Ian watches over her as he realizes that someone wants her dead. Will he be able to protect her? Will she remember who hurt her? I loved this story of survival, love and family. I strongly recommend this book. I received this book from Net Galley and BooksGoSocial for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.