Series: Redemption #3
Author: Cara Marsi
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Cara Marsi
Date Published: Sep 30, 2014
Series: Redemption #2
Author: Cara Marsi
Date Published: Feb. 2013
"When a female bodyguard is hired to protect a rich playboy, she finds saving his life is easier than protecting her heart." When the past and present collide... Somebody wants rich playboy Franco Callahan dead. When security expert Josephine Fortune arrives on his doorstep thanks to his sister Doriana, Franco finds it hard to refuse. He's had a secret attraction for the diminutive bodyguard since they met at Doriana's wedding five years before. But attraction is all it is. Combat boot-clad Jo is not the kind of woman Franco usually loves and leaves. Which makes the ruse that Jo is his new live-in girlfriend just that until Jo gets a makeover. Suddenly seduction is on his mind and Franco has all the time in the world to pursue it—and Jo. Martial artist Jo can take down men twice her size without blinking, but Franco's appeal outmaneuvers her emotional defenses. Jo's tough exterior hides a dark past, and Franco seems determined to learn her every secret. But he has secrets of his own. The more Franco gets to know Jo, the more he realizes he needs her in his life, and not as his bodyguard. But as the threats to Franco escalate, Jo must use every one of her combat skills to protect him. Can Jo keep both Franco and her heart safe, or will they pay the ultimate price for love?
Series: Redemption #1
Author: Cara Marsi
Date Published: Jan 2014
Doriana Callahan's life is unraveling. Someone is stalking her and sabotaging her father's company; her teenage son is rebelling; and Logan Tanner is back in town. For sixteen years she's kept an explosive secret from Logan, a secret he soon discovers. Logan never belonged in Doriana's world, but a long time ago he allowed himself to dream of a future with her, until the awful night he was forced to run. Now he's back and he needs her forgiveness, but first he must forgive himself. Despite the fact that Doriana kept the existence of his son from him, Logan vows to protect her. He races against time to stop the culprit threatening Doriana and works to forge a bond with his son. Can the love and passion that still burn between Doriana and Logan overcome old lies and new dangers? The clock is ticking on a second chance at love. "Logan's Redemption has all the elements that keep the pages turning: romance, passion, thrills and suspense." Linda at Fallen Angel Reviews. "LOGAN'S REDEMPTION by Cara Marsi is a great read, plain and simple. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I definitely give it a Top Pick!" Julie at Romance Reader at Heart Reviews. "Logan's Redemption should definitely be added to your must-read list." My Romance Story Reviews. "Logan ’s Redemption is riveting." Lisa at My Romance Junkies Reviews.
Character Name: Luke Corrado
Character Bio: Born and raised by a single mother in the mean barrios of Tucson, Arizona, I saw crime and tragedy on a daily basis. The first in my family to go to college, I evaded the violence prevalent in the barrio. But I wasn’t there for my sister when she got involved with the wrong guy and was murdered. I joined the FBI to save the world, but, after seeing so much of the underbelly of life, I wonder if the world is worth saving. I also carry my guilt like a loaded Glock. I couldn’t save my sister or another woman I’d loved. I’m on a quest to redeem myself.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
My best quality is I want to help others and rid the world of the scum who seem to be overtaking it. My worst quality is my pride. Pride kept me from helping my sister. Pride caused the death of the woman I’d loved.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
I’m not so tough when you get to know me.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I’ve recently learned something I didn’t know about my past. I’m still trying to digest it all.
What are you most afraid of?
That people will guess how much my guilt weighs me down.
What do you want more than anything?
A family and love, but don’t tell anyone I said that.
What is your relationship status?
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I wear a lot of black and leather.
How much of a rebel are you?
The fact I escaped my upbringing makes me a rebel.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Graduating from college. I made my mother proud.
What is your idea of happiness?
The love of a good woman.
What is your current state of mind?
Focused on finding the leader of a human trafficking ring and protecting Anita Santisi from the people threatening her. Just doing my job, although with Anita, she tempts me to do more than just my job.
What is your most treasured possession?
I have none. I want no reminders of things in my past. I travel light and go wherever the Bureau sends me.
What is your most marked characteristic?
A dimple in my cheek when I smile.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Criminals who prey on children.
Which living person do you, most despise?
The leader of the international human trafficking ring that I’ve been investigating for the past five years.
What is your greatest regret?
That I couldn’t save my sister and that I caused the death in Mexico of a woman I’d loved.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Someone I can depend on in a tight situation.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Warmth. And forgiveness.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
As a child, I wanted to be like Batman, fighting crime. As an adult, after seeing the hurt humans inflict on each other, I have no hero.
Which living person do you most admire?
The man who is my supervisor at the Bureau. He saved my ass more than once.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I’d do a better job of living with my guilt.
What code do you live by?
To fight evil and corruption wherever I find it.