By: Laurie White
I love writing cop heroes. Each of my three published novels feature either a cop or ex-cop hero. I've been through two different citizen police academies (in different cities), and have loads of admiration for law enforcement, firefighters, and the military. They help keep us safe. Besides there just being something about a man in uniform, a cop is a natural hero (or heroine) for a romantic suspense novel: strong, honorable, brave. Detective Matt Romero, the hero in my new release, WITHOUT A TRACE, is such a cop. He is tormented by the past yet driven to protect others because of it - especially journalist Rachel Bennett. That presents a problem when Rachel's sister vanishes and Rachel is determined to investigate despite the personal risk.
Magazine journalist Rachel Bennett has a reputation for getting to the heart of a story. However, when her sister disappears and is suspected of embezzling from her employer, the story has suddenly become personal. The last thing Rachel wants right now is the distraction of Matt Romero, the detective assigned to the case. She wants a “safe” man…and Matt is anything but that.
Matt accepts the risk that goes with his job. Two years ago, his wife was murdered, a tragedy he blames himself for. He's vowed to protect his family and friends because he doesn't want to go through the pain of loss again. However, the lovely journalist soon begins breaking through the icy wall around his heart.
As Rachel and Matt search for answers in order to find her sister, they uncover a corruption that puts them both in danger – and a passion that puts both their hearts at risk.
Laurie White is the author of two romantic suspense novels published by Sweet Cravings Publishing. Her latest novel, WITHOUT A TRACE, will be released January 30, 2014 from Secret Cravings Publishing. Laurie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, traveling, and watching movies. She is the proud mama of four adorable cats and lives in the hills of Tennessee.
WITHOUT A TRACE - January 2014 from Secret Cravings Publishing
TWIST OF FATE - February 2013 from Sweet Cravings Publishing