Bruised (Book 1 in the Bruised Series) by Stacy-Deanne
When Baltimore Homicide Detective Lisa Swanson and her partner Dee Quarter are called to investigate the murder of Ernest Juarez, Lisa meets wheelchair user Jake Jenson, a man determined to find his best friend’s killer at all costs. Jake is instantly attracted to the standoffish Lisa yet can’t understand why Lisa keeps him at arm’s length. What Jake feels is resistance toward him, is really Lisa’s distrust of men caused by a previous relationship centered on domestic violence. Lisa desperately searches for Ernest’s killer while fighting her feelings for Jake and trying to mend the pain from her past. Jake just might be the man of Lisa’s dreams, but will she let shame and fear stand in the way of a new love?
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Length: Novella - 60-150 Pages
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