Damaged Desires: A Frenemy, Military Romance

Damaged Desires: A Frenemy, Military Romance

Book 4: An Anchor Novel
"From the ashes, there's life."
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A grumpy Navy SEAL reeling from the loss of his team fights an overwhelming attraction for his best friend’s fiery sister. Until a stalker puts her in his sights, and then he’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means exposing his secrets.


After leaving the backstabbing ways and seedy politicians of government work behind me, I’m determined to use my PR skills for good instead of evil. When a friendly favor to a friend ends with a broody, Navy SEAL making my body sing in ways I hate to adore, I’m suddenly desperate to escape more than just D.C. I need to put Nash Wellsley’s wounded soul far behind me.


My life is full of regrets. The past I buried. The two seconds that meant I lived and my team died. The dare I accepted from a fiery force of nature. I refuse to add another regret to the list by making Dani Whittaker mine. The anger she sends my way when I force her out the door will keep us both safe.

But when Dani’s new job puts her in the headlights of a fanatic, and my only remaining friend begs me to protect her, I can’t refuse. Even when it means exposing my secrets and bringing her into the troubles of my past.

When the chase ends, what will be left of us? Will we end up broken, or will we emerge from the ashes together?

“Challenge accepted!” were the last words she expected him to utter, and now it’s a race to see who will back down first.


Inspired by Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” comes a standalone, forced-proximity, bodyguard romance about the triumphant, healing power of love.

Complete, interconnected, standalone series.
Can be read in any order.

Release date: October 26, 2020

Publisher: LJ Evans Books

Print pages: 451

Content advisory: Non-graphic assault not involving the hero.

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