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Badlands
by Jill Sorenson

Overview - 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.
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780373778348
  • ISBN-10: 0373778341
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 384

Series: Aftershock (Jill Sorenson)

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TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Taut suspense and tender romance come together in Jill Sorenson’s Badlands. At a political event during her father’s presidential campaign, single mother Penny Sandoval, her 5-year-old son, Cruz, and their bodyguard, Owen Jackson, are abducted and driven to the California desert to await the ransom demand. Terrified for herself and her child, Penny clings to the fact that Owen—whom she trusts and is secretly attracted to—is by her side. Then she learns that the leader of the kidnappers is none other than Owen’s older brother, who doesn’t appear to have much affection for the younger man. When opportunity presents itself, Penny and Cruz escape. Desperate to help the woman he longs for and the boy he adores, Owen manages to get free as well. What follows is a desperate flight through barren terrain that brings Penny and Owen closer together—and closer to confessing their feelings for each other. Will they survive to act upon them? Owen may see himself as a tarnished man, but he’s a remarkable hero, and readers will be rooting for him to get the good woman he’s dreamed of for so long.

 
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