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About Elle James
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Elle James, spent twenty years livin' and lovin' in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn't wrangling cattle, she's wrangling her muses, a 7 pound Parti Yorkie and a 4 pound Yorkie. When she's not at her computer, she's out traveling the world or riding her ATV, dreaming up new adventures in stories.
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Jake Cogburn lost his leg, his career, his brotherhood and his will to live when he stepped on that IED in Afghanistan. Back in his home state of Colorado, he’s determined to bury himself as deeply as he can in a bottle of Jack Daniels until the pain in his leg and his heart is so numb he can no longer feel.
No man left behind
Hank Patterson refuses to let his buddy, Jake, slowly kill himself with alcohol. Hank’s plan to expand the Brotherhood Protectors into Colorado will only work if he can hire the best men for the job. He wants Jake and sends fellow Coloradan, Kujo, to pull Jake out of an alcohol-induced haze to work for the team. Hank’s contact has a place they can set up operations while flying under the radar—a flailing dude ranch, run by a former Marine Gunnery sergeant and his feisty daughter.
Rucker Juliet Tate is as unconventional as the name her father gave her upon her birth. After her mother died when RJ was only a baby, she was left in the capable hands of her taciturn Marine father to be raised tough and ready to accept any challenge. Including adopting a Military Working Dog with only three legs. Retraining the dog to live in a civilian world is practically a fulltime job. She’s up for it, until she witnesses a meeting she shouldn’t have seen and is thrown into the path of a killer who wants to wipe her memory, by erasing her from existence.
Jake’s first assignment as a Brotherhood Protector is to stick to the rebellious daughter of the owner of a dude ranch and make certain she doesn’t fall victim to the person gunning for her. Meanwhile, RJ fights to keep from falling victim to the love blossoming in her heart over the young Navy SEAL who dogs her every footstep. Even her German Shepherd likes the SEAL better than RJ. And worse…she finds herself falling for the cranky, one-legged frogman. Her challenge is to live long enough to see where these feelings take her.
Series Description: Fighting men, chosen for their skills, recommended by their peers and trained to protect, guard, extract and rescue, these men are the elite, the strong and perfect for their civilian assignments. Former military, special operations men, use their combat and intelligence skills to assist those in need. Brotherhood Protectors, the brainchild of Hank Patterson in Montana, has set up operations in the mountains of Colorado.
After losing his wife and son in a car crash, Bryce “Cole” Coleman never planned on loving or having a family again. Every time a woman tries to get close to him, he pushes her away. After losing a friend in battle, he’s riddled with even more survivor’s guilt. He leaves the military and is still trying to find his way when Jake Cogburn offers him a job with the Brotherhood Protectors in Colorado.
She cares too much about others and refuses to give less than her all…
Though Staci Miller grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth, she chose the difficult path of becoming a doctor to help underserved people in the remote mountains of Colorado. When she fails to check in at home, her father hires Brotherhood Protectors to find his daughter.
As his first assignment, Cole goes undercover to find the missing doctor, allowing himself to be captured by the same people holding her. When they escape, they traverse rugged terrain, evading mad mountain people while fighting a growing attraction for each other that could break down the walls around Cole’s heart.
Raised by her military father, Mika Blue fought hard to join Sayeret Matkal, the elite special forces of the Israeli Defense Force. As a woman in a male-dominated career field, she can’t afford to get tangled in love. When her American counterpart saves her from a terrorist attack, she begins to rethink her aversion to commitment. Together with the joint task force of Israeli and US Special Forces operatives, they search for the terrorist responsible for killing the families of the team members who saved the diplomat.
When Lance and Mika are separated from the rest of the team, they rely on each other to save themselves and get their man. What they discover is a love neither expected and a secret that could destroy Israel.
Green Beret Lorenzo “Enzo” Ramos is highly trained in mountain and arctic operations. He made a mistake early in his Special Forces career by falling in love with a general's daughter. They had a passionate, short-lived romance that ended when the general’s daughter told Enzo she didn’t want to see him anymore.
For Gabrielle “Gabby” Ryan, her passionate affair with Enzo left her pregnant. Her father, the general, threatened to have Enzo kicked out of Spec Forces if Gabby saw him again. She broke up with Enzo to save his Army career. Years later, Gabby’s father is murdered, and her four-year-old son is taken and held for ransom. Her only hope is her son’s father.
Gabby reunites with Enzo to save the son he didn’t know he had. As they race through the rugged Colorado Rockies to find their boy, they discover a plot that endangers so many more and a love that never died.
Josephina Angelica Barrera-Ramirez or JoJo, as her friends call her, prefers to be left alone with the work she does on the machinery and vehicles of the Lost Valley Ranch. Suffering from situational amnesia brought on by an attack she sustained during a deployment to Afghanistan, she’s touchy about being touched and doesn’t take flak from anyone. When she becomes the target of a killer, a former Green Beret is assigned as her bodyguard. Forced to have the Green Beret around, her distrust of men is challenged and the wall around her heart crumbles.
When danger threatens, Max and JoJo must fight their own fears to defeat evil while losing the battle of their hearts to win a future together.
Fin McClain left Montana to escape his past. He joined the US Army to fight enemies of his country and his own internal demons in an attempt at redemption or suicide. On a mission in Syria, he fought alongside a woman they called the Angel of Death, a woman as fierce as she was beautiful. Mission complete, he never learned her name or where she was from. Finally coming home to Montana for the first time in years, he’s unsure of his welcome. When he finds an injured woman staggering alongside the road, he’s shocked to discover she’s the woman from Syria. And she has no memory of him or their mission.
She woke in the arms of a stranger…
They called her Jane Doe. Found on a roadside, bruised, bloody and devoid of all memories, she’s desperate to know her real name, where she belongs or how she ended up in the arms of a man who claims he knows her but not her name. With a feeling of impending doom, she struggles to learn the truth about her existence and why she feels compelled to run.
With Fin’s help, Jane recovers from her injuries in time to fight an elusive enemy and discover why she ended up in Fin’s arms and why she finds his damaged soul so compelling.
Kinsley Brothers is a take charge, Physician Assistant and devoted big sister. When her brother gets caught up in a radical survivalist group, she pulls up stakes and moves to Colorado to rescue her sibling from the dangerous and charismatic leader of the cult. In over her head, she gladly accepts an offer of assistance from the Brotherhood Protectors.
Assigned to aid and protect Kinsley, Sawyer has his job cut out for him with the headstrong woman who is used to doing things her way. To get her brother out, they must infiltrate the cult’s mountain hideout. The ticking timebomb they discover will take the entire team to diffuse.
Emily Strayhorn, a therapist working with military PTSD patients, is being stalked. When she seeks help from the Brotherhood Protectors, Cage is assigned to be her bodyguard until they can determine who is threatening her.
As danger escalates Cage takes his duties 24/7. Together they overcome barriers to their hearts and find the enemy threatening their lives and love.
Collette McCallick has been fighting an uphill battle since getting pregnant at 16. After years scraping by, raising her daughter, she’s finally at a point she’s pursuing her nursing degree. Going to school full time and working part time leaves her teenaged daughter home alone more than she cares for. After her new trailer park neighbor, a quiet Delta Force soldier, comes to their rescue with his plumbing skills, she’s hopeful that someone in her neighborhood can check in on her daughter while she’s away.
When Collette’s daughter disappears from a church parking lot, Collette turns to the Delta Force soldier for help, knowing the longer the teenager is missing, the less possibility of finding her alive. Together, they follow a trail of clues and discover a passion neither wanted nor can deny.
Until he meets a nurse who’d risk her life for someone she doesn’t know…
After her mother died of a broken heart, nurse Nora Michaels joined the Army to do something to help others and to escape her sad memories. Deployed to Afghanistan, she hopes she’s making a difference, especially when she treats a cranky wounded soldier who just might be more broken than she is.
When the local orphanage where she volunteers is overrun by Taliban, Nora and the little orphan girls are kidnapped and taken into the hills where they are to be sold to sex traffickers.
They need a miracle to save them.
Rucker and his team receive intel on the location of the nurse and children taken from the orphanage. In an operation to save them, Rucker and Nora are separated from the others and must traverse enemy territory to find their way back to safety. Along the way, they learn to rely on and trust each other, discovering a passion they never expected to find in the harsh hills of a war-torn country.
then lost his heart
Navy SEAL “Diesel” Dalton Samuel Landon can see that Reese Brantley is no damsel in distress. But his mission is clear—infiltrate the hostile rebels’ jungle hideout in Africa and rescue Reese and her boss. Separated from his team—and her boss—Diesel and Reese are on the run. Bullets fly, but risking his life is part of the job. Struggling with their hotter-than-the-jungle attraction, though, proves the real danger is losing his heart.
Forced into medical retirement, Army Ranger Alex “Taz” Davila takes a job in the wilds of Montana with the Brotherhood Protectors. First assignment: undercover protection of a pretty physical therapist on a veteran's rehab ranch.
Living her dream job, Hannah Kendricks helps wounded warriors and abused horses at a rehab ranch for veterans. Finally in a position for a little romance, she suffers a set back when strange accidents nearly get her killed.
Her lagging libido gets a kickstart when a sexy new patient starts following her, always there when she turns around. Before long, she realizes he’s the only thing standing between her and whoever is after her.
Accepting his offer to protect her, Hannah encounters a new problem. She’s attracted to the man! Together they struggle to determine who wants to hurt her and why, while fighting the growing attraction they are helpless to resist.