He wants her…and he’s past caring she’s the enemy.
Former military operative Chase “Zyron” Garrett’s new employer forbids romance in the office. No problem—until the private security company assigns him to protect their sweet secretary from her vicious ex. Every night beside single mom Tessa Lawrence, unable to touch her, makes Zy burn until he stops caring that their love is wrong.
Tessa and her newborn girl are alone in the world. That changes when Zy walks through her door. Fierce yet tender, he’s everything she needs in a man, lover, and father for her daughter. But he’s off-limits. If she gives in to temptation, she’ll lose her job. So she resigns herself to being his friend—and loving him in secret.
Then their team is compromised and it’s clear they have a mole. Zy is ordered to discover their traitor…and all clues point to Tessa. With his heart tangled between unquenched need and searing betrayal, he searches for the truth. But will their love be the greatest casualty of all?
*This book contains an intensely protective hero, violence, danger, a love triangle, and profanity. No ménage. No cheating. While this is a slow-burn romance, if you’re looking for a sweet read or a traditionally loveable hero, this is not the book for you.*
Wicked as Lies (part one of Zy & Tessa’s story) is part of the Wicked Lovers: Soldiers for Hire romantic suspense series. Stories in this series are told in a duet of two full-length novels that conclude with a happily ever after. Each duet can be read as a standalone. Enjoy!