Cover Reveal: Danger on the Mountain (Marshall Brothers #3) by Carolyn LaRoche

Posted September 5, 2021 by bookstobreathe in Cover Reveal / 0 Comments

Cover Reveal: Danger on the Mountain (Marshall Brothers #3) by Carolyn LaRocheTitle: Danger on the Mountain
Author: Carolyn LaRoche
Series: Marshall Brothers #3
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Release Date: September 4, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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She’s sold her soul to the devil for the last time…

When an unexpected inheritance comes her way, high-powered defense attorney, Layla Evans, gives up everything she's known and seizes the opportunity to start over. The mountain ranch is the perfect escape from a life she can no longer stand. In the solitude of her mountain escape, she can wrestle her demons and never hurt anyone with her job again.

She never counted on her past following her there.

Ben Marshall knows a thing or two about running away…

After a decorated military career ended in the worst way possible, Ben leaves his Special Forces unit and seeks sanctuary high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He needs the solitude. It’s enough, until a beautiful brunette, who has no business running a ranch, literally falls into his life. When Layla’s past catches up to her, Ben's old instincts kick in. His need to keep Layla safe becomes stronger than his desire to protect himself from her.

Can he protect Layla without risking his battered heart or will love truly conquer all?

Title: Danger on the Mountain

Series: Marshall Brothers #3

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Author: Carolyn LaRoche

Release Date: September 4, 2021

Excerpt

It pained him to hear the roughness of her voice. A solid reminder that he’d almost lost her. The battle that had waged inside him since meeting her had amped back up to full scale.

When the nurse was gone, Ben tried again to explain himself. “I was engaged once, you know.”

“Nope. I had no idea,” Layla answered without looking up from her drink. Her apparent indifference hit him right in the heart. “You haven’t said much about yourself.”

“Her name was Lauren. According to her, I’m not fit for a serious adult relationship.”

“Just because it didn’t work out with her you consider yourself unable to care about anyone else?”

Man, she isn’t making this easy on me. “It goes much deeper than that, Layla. I’ve seen things, done things.”

“We all have regrets, believe me.” She sounded sad and a little wistful. Like she had some serious secrets of her own.

“I was in the Air Force. Special forces. My job… well, things happened. Things I could never get over. Lauren knew it, and now, after messing things up with her so badly, so do I.”

Layla set her cup down on the bedside table. “So, because things didn’t work out with one relationship, you left your home, your family, and a job I think you loved to come live on a mountain, sentencing yourself to a lifetime of loneliness and self-pity?”

He exhaled slowly. “You don’t know what it’s like to live in my head. Besides, didn’t you basically do the same thing?”

“This isn’t about me!”

He leaned forward, looking her in the eyes. “Are you saying you don’t have any secrets of your own? Secrets that sent you to the same isolated mountain as me? Secrets that seem to want to see you suffer, maybe even die?”

Layla threw her hands in the air, knocking her cup over. Thankfully it was empty. “I’m not the one saying I want to kiss you but I can’t because of my messed up past.”

“Maybe not. You certainly haven’t shared all the details though, have you?”

“I never kissed you.”

“What does that have to do with anything?”

“It has everything to do with it.” Layla yawned and pulled her blanket up to her chin. “I think we’re done discussing whose life is more messed up. I’m pretty sleepy now anyway.”

He jumped up and paced the room, unwilling to accept her dismissal without making her understand. “You just don’t get it. I’m broken, Layla, and I’m no good for you. Even if I wish I were with every fiber of my being.”

She pounded a fist against the bed beside her. “Don’t you think I should get a say in this? I mean, maybe I’m broken too? Maybe we would help each other? You kissed me. Not just once. I know you felt what I did. Are you willing to give up what you might have because of what you once lost?”

“I’ve lost so much more than you know.” He sat down again then leaned forward resting his elbows on his knees and holding his head in his hands. “It’s better for you if you don’t get involved with me, believe me.”

“Well, it seems you’ve made up my mind for me, so there’s really nothing else to talk about. Have a good night, Ben. What’s left of it anyway.” She rolled away from him.


Murder on the Mountain

(Marshall Brothers #1)

Amazon US

She trusts him with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

Emma Thomas hasn’t been home in years. Only back in Staunton for a few months, she plans to put her investigative reporter skills to use in exposing the trafficking group using her peaceful, idyllic hometown to move drugs. But when she stumbles onto more than drugs, bullets start flying and she has to ask the one person she left Virginia to avoid for help.

Detective Adam Marshall has been working this cartel case for months. On the precipice of breaking the organization wide open, he can’t believe the one woman he’d never been able to get over now holds the key to closing his case. His head warns him to steer clear, but his heart won’t let him walk away when Emma’s life is on the line.

Thrown together by chance after so many years, Adam and Emma work together to break the biggest case of both of their careers and heal some old wounds in the process. Falling in love wasn’t on the docket for either of them, but things don’t always go as planned.


Blue Ridge Murder

(Marshall Brothers #2)

Amazon US

A steadfast believer in “never again,” the only relationship parole officer Alayna Baron wants is with her job. When her roommate surprises her with a long weekend in the mountains, she reluctantly agrees—completely unaware it’s a singles matchmaking event.

Widowed at a young age, Detective Evan Marshall thought he’d had his one chance at love. When his brothers send him away for the weekend, the thought of romance never crosses his mind. At least, not until he finds the intriguing Alayna stranded on the side of the road.

When an intense snowstorm closes the roads and bodies start piling up at the inn where they are staying, Evan and Alayna join forces in an attempt to keep the other guests safe. But even with a murderer hidden amongst them, Evan and Alayna find a spark neither are looking for. If only they can stay alive long enough to explore it.

About Carolyn LaRoche

Carolyn LaRoche grew up in snow country but fled the cold and ice several years ago. She now lives near the beach with her husband and their two sons. She’s been known to lug her laptop to the baseball fields and keeps a notebook by her bed to jot down the next big story idea in the wee hours of the night.

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