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About Lori Matthews
“Keeps you on the edge of your seat!”
Lori Matthews loves books. As an award winning author, she loves nothing more than creating a story that starts with a bang and keeps going with plenty of action, and a side of hot romance.
She grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, in a house filled with books and readers. Some of her fondest memories are of reading in the same room with her mother and sisters, arguing about whose turn it was to make tea. No one wanted to put their book down!
She was introduced to different genres because of her parents’ habit of leaving books all over the house. Her mother read romance and her father read thrillers.
After two degrees, a career as a librarian, a husband and two kids, she attended a workshop in Tuscany that lit that spark for writing again. She’s been pounding the keyboard ever since.
Lori writes what she calls romantic thrillers as she’s a true product of her upbringing!
Lori's work has won or been a finalist more than a dozen times in various contests and she was three-time Kiss of Death Daphne winner for her Callahan Security series.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, a crazy dog, and a cranky cat.
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Jake Boxer wants a vacation, but when Jameson Drake calls and asks for a favor, he has no choice. Drake's accountant is in trouble and needs protection, so Jake agrees to take on the job. Little does he know the accountant is not only brilliant but drop-dead gorgeous.
Madison Montgomery, Monty to her friends, has no idea why a Russian ex-GRU operative is following her but she's relieved that Drake found someone to help. Her new bodyguard is gruff and demanding, but he's also sexy as hell.
When the cops come to Jake's hotel, they have no choice but to go on the run. Jake isn't sure who and what they are running from, but he's determined to keep Madison safe. If only he could keep his heart safe from Madison.
“Non-Stop Page Turner”
Meet Alexandra Buchannan – the woman who uses her talents as a professional criminal to equalize the scales of what she likes to call, romantic justice.
Your ex still has your favorite painting? He kept the bracelet he bought you for your 5th anniversary? They won’t be his for long.
But Alex’s latest job is her biggest challenge yet.
Her target just hired a new security company, and the team’s leader is as smart as he is sexy.
Mitch Callahan pushed his brothers to expand the family business into private security, and their first major client is a complete pain in the ass.
It’s no wonder the man has a target on his back, but nothing could prepare Mitch for how seductive his adversary is.
Mitch knows his ass is on the line, and he could drag Callahan Security down with him, but everything gets much more complicated as he begins to find Alex increasingly irresistible.
But their game of cat and mouse quickly explodes into a million pieces as another player enters the game -- with intentions that are far deadlier.
An enemies to lovers, hidden identity, alpha male, protector romance
"A wild ride that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next!"
"Matthews continues to remain a powerhouse writer, and one of my favorite suspenseful romance authors, as she constructs hot, badass men and allows the incredible, independent women to take center stage."
Can Jameson Drake save his sister and the woman he loves?
Spencer Gordon wasn’t expecting the call from Kathleen Drake, a woman she’d spent years keeping safe as part of the Witness Protection program. The terrified woman begged Spencer for help. Taking a leave of absence from her job with Homeland Security, Spencer hurries to her friend’s side. But the threat to Kathleen is larger than Spencer bargained for, forcing a call for reinforcements. She didn’t count on being attracted to Kathleen’s arrogant, annoying, and sexy as hell brother.
Searching for his sister has been a driving force for businessman and multimillionaire Jameson Drake. When a woman approaches him out of the blue claiming to know where his sister is, he has no choice but to go along. He’d imagined all kinds of wild theories about what happened to Kathleen but the truth is more shocking than even he’d ever guessed.
Forced to work together to keep Kathleen safe, Spencer strikes an uneasy alliance with Drake, wavering between wanting to shoot him, and needing to kiss him. Other than their mutual attraction, the one thing they do have in common is their desire to keep Kathleen safe. If only the mob didn’t have a different agenda.
"A perfect book for a winter day! Lori, keep them coming!!
"I just couldn’t put the book down"
Dani Pierce is a self-reliant, fiercely independent hacker who knows how to navigate the dark web but when trouble arrives at her door, she soon realizes she’ll need help if she’s going to survive her latest contract to build cutting-edge facial recognition software.
And despite the fact the aggravating, yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he’s just there to do a job... it doesn’t stop her from appreciating how ruggedly sexy he is.
Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment for Callahan Security would be a disaster.
He scoured all of Europe trying to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska.
It will take all his ingenuity to focus on the primary objective of getting her and the prototype software safely to New York…especially with a growing fatal attraction he’s developed for the spunky woman.
Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit, but her answers don’t explain why those who want her dead are always one step ahead.
It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save their lives and the undeniable fire that’s developed between them in the face of danger.
Meet Cain Maddox of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
The sole survivor of a deadly IED attack that killed his best friend, Cain, has been recovering physically and mentally for the last year, thanks to his assignment to Team RECON. Now feeling better than he has in months, it only takes the latest op to turn his world upside down.
On a personal vendetta to revenge her brother’s killer in Iraq, Harlow Moretti has made taking down Silverstone Group her life’s mission. But now, the mercenary group is onto her, and a potentially fatal mistake leaves her life hanging in the balance.
Harlow barely escapes a locked and sinking cargo container. But she thanks her lucky stars a bit too soon as she comes face to face with Cain Maddox, the man who’d point-blank refused to help her with her quest. Cain cannot believe that Harlow has spent all this time chasing the murderous thugs. Even though she’s his dead best friend’s sister, and he shouldn’t want her, she’s the one weakness he can’t shake. It’s only a matter of time before Silverstone comes after their cargo, and Cain knows they stop at nothing to retrieve it, including killing Harlow. He’ll protect her at all costs, even if it means losing his heart.
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series. A steamy enemies to lovers, military, second chance, protector romance.
Meet Nick Taggert of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
Elite member of US Coast Guard MSST until an injury gets him reassigned from being a tier one operator to leading a ragtag reconnaissance team in Panama in a never-ending, unwinnable war.
He can handle drug lords. He can help a band of indigenous people on the edge of extinction.
What he can’t handle is Carolina Alvarez, the doctor who sewed up his mangled back, is now drug dealer, but the facts don’t lie.
Now he has to risk the last of his reputation to save the woman who stole his heart and never looked back.
Carolina Alvarez had one job. Get desperately needed medication to the Tarchuarani but a cartel and a mysterious cabal have other plans. Having to turn to Nick Taggert is almost worse than facing the worst of Panama’s drug lords combined. She’s crushed when she realizes he thinks she’s the drug lord, but she doesn’t have time for self pity. Too many lives are in the balance, and her heart just might be a casualty of this war.
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series. A Second Chance, Enemies to Lovers, Protector Romance.
Meet Elias Mason of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
Team RECON has a new headquarters now—Miami, Florida, which also happens to be Elias’s hometown. He’s been avoiding his past like the plague, but there are some things you can’t outrun. Like the death of his best friend, his past involvement with the local gang, and his first love, Andrea Torres.
Andrea has been on a path of vengeance for years. Now an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Andy is determined to take down Santiago, the main runner of guns, money, and drugs in Miami, and the man who killed her sister. Her current undercover assignment has her so close to caging Santiago, she can taste it.
To stay on top, Santiago has to turn to buying guns from the Russians and selling them to militia groups. Elias and Andrea will need to bury their animosity and ignore the fiery chemistry between them to run a game of deception as insiders for Santiago. Pretending to be the couple they once were in order to bring their common enemy to justice would work if only the Russians didn’t have other plans.
"This thrilling story is filled with intrigue, mystery, twists and turns, action, and romance that kept me entertained and turning the pages."
"If you enjoy romantic suspense at its best, don't miss Incinerated.!"
From the bestselling author of the Callahan Security Series.
Meet Axel Cantor of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
When a cargo ship gets stuck in the Suez Canal and an American journalist on board ends up dead, Axel is sent in to investigate. He didn’t count on running into Sloan Bishop another reporter and the love of his life. Or maybe the hate of his life. Ever since he ended up in one of her articles.
Sloan is a driven reporter and will get the story at any cost. She’s on board the ship to document the first-ever female pilot to navigate the canal. But it all goes sideways, literally. The female pilot is blamed but Sloan knows there’s more to the story. When her best friend and fellow journalist, Eddie, is murdered, it becomes personal.
As the body count rises on the stuck cargo ship, the Sea Jewel, both Axel and Sloan will have to lower their defenses to work together to figure out what is really going on. There is something much bigger at play here, so big that Axel has to call in reinforcements – his fellow RECON teammates
Meet Finn Walsh of the US Coast Guard’s TEAM RECON. As in reconstructed. As in broken and needs fixing.
After an abandoned ship is found in international waters, Team RECON is summoned by Homeland Security to find answers. Finn Walsh has massive reservations about boarding the empty US Navy ship. His worst fears come to life when they find all the navigation equipment and electronics disabled, smashed, or gone. But when Finn finds a hidden stash of dead bodies, and the boat begins to sink because of a violent storm, he can’t get off the ship fast enough.
Homeland Security analyst Victory Stanhope evaluates foreign and domestic terrorist cells from the safety of a desk in Washington D.C. After a dangerous stint with the CIA, that’s exactly how she likes it. But when a ‘request’ to investigate an abandoned ship comes from the Director himself, Tory heads back into the field only to discover that one of the Coast Guard team she is overseeing is a man she slept with once at a low point in her life and she’s never forgotten him.
In the interest of national security, Tory sidelines her strong attraction to Finn and throws herself into the riddle of what happened to the crew of the Oceanus Explorer and who is selling government secrets to other nations.
The stakes get even higher when Tory realizes that the sinister mastermind of the treasonous plot is closer to home than she thought possible.
Griffin Kane relied on gut instinct during his missions as an elite military operative. Now those instincts are key in his work for the Brotherhood Protectors. When a friend asks him a favor, he’s happy to help out. Little did he know it would complicate his life so badly.
As the number of unusual break-ins spike, Langley seems to be in the burglars’ crosshairs. Griffin must act fast to find the perpetrators and rescue the woman he’s falling in love with, before the violence escalates.
For Scarlett Jones, being in Canyon Springs is her chance at a fresh start after a devastating tragedy. She’s desperate for her design business to be successful. But when things keep going wrong on her latest remodel, panic sets in. Is someone sabotaging the worksite on purpose or is it all in her head?
Realizing the distracting Scarlett is in trouble, Rhys puts aside his self-doubt and volunteers to protect her. Watching over the beautiful redhead won’t be too difficult. Or so he thinks until a body is discovered and the mystery surrounding Scarlett turns potentially deadly. Will Rhys be up to the task of keeping Scarlett safe or will the killer get away with murder twice?