Navy SEAL, Lieutenant Commander, Ian Chase returns home disillusioned after a brutal tour in Afghanistan, where politics became a combatant. Hoping to make a difference, he assumes the helm of the billion-dollar venture capital and private security company; The Chase Group founded with his brother Kieran.
A brief encounter with the unavailable Art Historian Cassiopeia Ellis, leaves him smitten. Now, six years later, after an unexpected second meeting, he finds those feelings are still there.
Six years was a lifetime of hell for Cassiopeia. 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? Or has she been damaged beyond repair?
When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ian and a group of former elite special operators and pararescuemen to uncover what she's hiding, before the secret takes her life. Will Cassie's desire to protect Ian destroy them both? Will Ian and Cassie get their second chance at love?
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
Secure Desire was a 5+ star read and A Chase Group Novel. All I can say is wow, I was pulled in right from the beginning. Cassie is an FBI agent who has had a couple of huge tragedies in her life. She has closed herself off from any type of relationship, she’s damaged. Ian Chase met Cassie six years prior and was smitten with her, seeing her again now has brought the feelings back and he starts to pursue her. Ian is an ex-Navy Seal who owns his own successful private security team and I might add is extremely hot. Cassie remembers meeting Ian but had suffered a traumatic event that has caused her to shut down and have panic attacks. She’s afraid to get close to anyone for fear of rejection. You won’t like me once you know what I am - Cassie There is a huge twist at a charity event that had my emotions all over the place. I will warn it does get graphic and had me cringing at times. My heart went out to Cassie and everything that she went through. I was on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time waiting to see what was coming next. Can Ian and his team keep Cassie safe? Will Cassie finally let Ian into her heart? There is so much more to this read. I loved all of the characters, they all added great elements to the story. Some I didn’t care for, some I loved. I can’t wait to see more from several of them. I highly recommend this read and I look forward to reading more from R.L. Dunn. I need more from the Chase Group. I loved them.
Secure Desire: A Chase Group Story by R. L. Dunn was an action packed, suspenseful read, that kept me reading. Alright heres the tea, I did very much enjoy this read. I like these types of books, even if I am picky with being in the military and all. I could tell that the author did very good research, but my main concern was that there were a lot of on going sub-plots, that for me, took away from the main story and MC's. I like when there are sub-plots, and other things going on in a multi-layered story. But sometimes there is such a thing is too much, and this book was, for me, too much. So many characters to keep track of, to many different story lines to sift through, and at one point I had to reread a section because I thought I'd missed something important. I think the author tried to get too much down, and had a slew of good ideas that maybe, they didn't want to leave out. As good as this book is, I believe another edit is needed to make the main plot more clear, and to cut down on the voices and sub-plots. In truth, some of them could be expanded on and used as say, a novella. Overall as I have said, this read is intriguing, action packed and complex. It will hold your attention and keep you flipping the pages. So please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will get hooked on this heart rushing read. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
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.