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HQN Books, Dec 31, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
19 Reviews
Love is the most dangerous territory of all 

Every day, bodyguard Owen Jackson puts his life on the line—and keeps his feelings for Penny Sandoval locked away. Assigned to protect Penny's father, a presidential candidate, Owen can't get emotionally involved. That is, until Penny and her young son, Cruz, are abducted and taken deep into the California badlands. 

Owen knows the bleak territory from his childhood. Worse, he knows the gang leader making ransom demands—his own brother, Shane. When a terrified Penny escapes into the desert with Cruz, Owen has to save her: from the elements and from the gang in close pursuit. Owen has hidden the darkness in his past from Penny. Now his only chance of keeping her alive is to let her see the man he really is—even if it means losing the only woman he'll ever want.

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Review: Badlands (Aftershock #3)

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Finally, we get to Owen and Penny's story. "Badlands" takes place 5 years after they first meet in "Aftershock" and boy have they each grown up since the earthquake. Owen has turned his life around ... Read full review

Review: Badlands (Aftershock #3)

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(Spoiler Alert) Personally, I feel for Owen on so many levels. It's like his past creates more drama for your mama than he is given credit. What does he have to sell his kidney and spline to get the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Jill Sorenson writes sexy action/adventure romance for HQN. Her latest release, Aftershock, was given a starred review by Publishers Weekly. Jill lives innbsp;the San Diego areanbsp;with her husband and two daughters. She draws inspiration from the diverse neighborhoods and spectacular scenery of Southern California.nbsp;You can find her onnbsp;Twitter much too often.nbsp;Her othernbsp;hobbies include reading, hiking, and going to the beach.

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