Annie Donavan’s life as a veterinarian is safe. And boring. Between focusing on keeping her small, inner-city clinic running, paying off student loans, and living in the tiny apartment above the clinic she has no time for fun or dating and certainly not for anything adventurous.

Then one night, danger and surprise show up in the alley behind her clinic. And Annie is in for the ride of her life.

Stoney is a mystery. A man of few words but smoldering looks. She decides to take a risk and after a night of passion finds herself thrown into a world that she never knew existed. A world of drugs, danger and intrigue.

Shane is a detective, who vows to keep Annie safe at all costs. Losing his heart to her is the easy part. Keeping her safe and earning her trust will prove to be his most difficult task.

About the Author

As an Award Winning and International Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. I joke that I “cut my romance teeth” on the old historical romance books. I’ve written as a hobby for over 30 years. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.

My first novel, Emma’s Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love’s Series. From there I have continued with the romantic suspense Alvarez Security Series and now the Saints Protection & Investigation Series.

My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with.
I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I recently retired and now can spend more time devoted to my writing.

I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 35 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.
When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!


This is the first book that I’ve read from the author and it won’t be the last. I have followed her work since the release of her debut novel and finally had time to read a book of hers. I was very excited to read this book as the blurb had me hooked and boy, it did not disappoint!

We first meet Annie, a veterinarian who lives life in the shadows. She’s lonely, keeps to herself, and occupies her time with her vet clinic. One night, a mysterious man, is in need of her help, to care for his sick dog. After their interaction, the story starts to take a mysterious and dark turn. I could not put the book down after this point. Annie finds herself trapped in a world full of murder, crime, and hot passion all because of the mysterious man, Stoney.

After an incident, Stoney tells her his darkest secrets, but will Annie stay away? Or will his alluring pull to her be too much for her to resist?

There are so many unexpected twists that I loved and I found myself flying through the pages. I read this book in just 1 day; it was that good!

I don’t want to give anything away, but if you love dark romances, then pick this book and read it ASAP! This book is cliffhanger free and leads into the next installment of the series. Can’t wait for the next one!!