Archer by Debra Kayn
She's on the run . . .
Jane Beaumont currently has in her possession: a cat, a hundred grand in cash, and a pistol. She's on her way home to Bay City, Oregon-and away from the nightmare of her violent ex-boyfriend. She'll lay low at Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer that runs a private investigation agency in the back. The only wrench in her plan is Kage Archer: sexy, strong, and intent on protecting Jane at all costs. She's wanted Kage forever, but putting him in harm's way is not a risk she's willing to take.
He's not going anywhere
Kage is no stranger to the dark side of life, but he's always walked on the right side of the law. Yet when Jane expressed her interest in him years ago, he pushed her away for her own good. Now, after learning of all she's endured, Kage can't leave her side-or hide his need for her. When a frightening situation turns dire, can Kage convince Jane that the safest place to be is in his arms?
There is absolutely nothing that does it for me more than a hero who knows exactly what he wants and will do whatever it takes to make sure he gets it! THAT is what this book is really about... it's about proving yourself to... yourself that you're worth enough for a person you've fallen in love with.
I know I say this with just about every book.... but... Jane wasn't my most favorite heroine... but (yes another one) I actually did like her. She was finally standing up and doing what was right for herself and I admired her for that because unless you've been in the shoes Jane was in... you have no idea how you'd react let alone when the right time to react would be!
Kage is something else entirely! He's alpha to a fault but he has this sweet side he obviously doesn't let many people see. He knows exactly what he sees in Jane and he is determined to make sure his past is as far as it can be from touching her. Only we don't always get what we plan for and sometimes unexpected things make us make rash decisions.
I loved these two... granted there really wasn't anything that set Archer aside from other books... I still loved it. It's definitely a great beach read, or in my case a great "Kids are gone and hubby is sleeping all day so the house is quiet and I'm going to enjoy it" read ;)