Title: Hard Target (Target #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Ten years ago, Benjamin Romanov left behind a world of violence and intrigue. Now he’s living the dream as the chief technology officer at PharmGen, the world’s largest provider of vaccinations. The perks are amazing—a luxury penthouse, fast car, and his pick of women. The only downside to his job is reporting employees for less than scrupulous e-mail practices, but when he is forced to confront an employee in the lab, he ends up preventing a security guard from killing an innocent woman.
Receptionist Morgan Tanner never meant to get caught in the crosshairs of a deal gone wrong. All she wanted was one night of excitement with the sexy and elusive Benjamin Romanov. But now they’re on the run, and Benjamin thinks she has something to do with why everyone wants to kill them. Only she has no idea what’s going on at all—she was only in the lab to deliver a time-sensitive package.
With time running out, Benjamin must find a way to protect an innocent woman while keeping his distance… and expose PharmGen to the world before the deadly virus is unleashed.
“I prefer you not judge me until you know all the facts.”
“Fair enough.” He leans against a counter casually, as if there isn’t a dead body in the lab. “I’m listening.”
“Oliver has off today, so it’s my job to take time sensitive packages up. I signed for one, not even twenty minutes ago, and then came up here.” I flick my gaze to the body on the floor, then back to him.
His mouth quirks on one side. “I saw you.”
Of course he did. “Once I got to the lab, I let myself in. No one answered and I couldn’t leave the package, so I grabbed the nearest lab coat and went searching. Except that guy found me instead.” A shaky breath leaves me. My knees tremble, but my heart is slowly returning to normal. “Then you saved me.”
“That remains to be seen.” He grabs my arm. “Let’s go.”
About the author
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).
When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.