He’s a grumpy small-town sheriff. And she’s the off-limits operator capable of bringing him to his knees.

Sydney Archer isn’t the typical daughter of a billionaire. A former Army officer, she now works with an elite security team to hunt the worst of the worst . . . all while raising a teenager.

To the outside world, Sydney’s an ice queen who’s lethal with a bow. To her son? She’s a hero with a heart of gold—a heart that’s been broken one too many times.

When a ruggedly handsome Southern gentleman hijacks her girls’ getaway in need of help, she discovers he can revive her in ways she never thought possible. And things quickly heat up in paradise.

Beckett Hawkins moved back to his hometown thirteen years ago, trading in his LAPD detective badge for a cowboy hat and the role of sheriff. He’d hoped to provide his daughter a safe and secure life and bury his past.

But when that past comes back to haunt him, he finds himself on a mission like no other. One that includes a stunning woman who disarms him at every turn with her sass and smile—a woman who can tear down his heavily fortified walls.

With the operation going sideways from the start, Beckett and Sydney wind up on a dangerous adventure . . . and in each other’s arms.

In the end, will they do what they do best and guard their hearts? Or can they restore their faith in love and prove to be unstoppable together?

Releases around June 26th  (because there is no pre-order – the exact date is not defined. Amazon can take 1 hour to 7 days to publish a book. The Broken One published in 2 hours sooo hopefully fast for The Guarded One. I may hit publish a few days early just to ensure it’s live by June 26th

It will be available in: paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited (and audio goes into production in July)

Read Chapter One (for a limited time)