Madison’s trouble smells like a setup.

Madison Westin has become adept at navigating Tarpon Cove’s sandy back streets and shady residents. If she’s not doing anything illegal, her hubby Creole doesn’t have to worry about her relationship with trouble.

Naturally, the one-time Madison’s kick-butt bestie, Fab, isn’t at her side, she steps right in the middle of a heaping pile of trouble that’s parked outside her storage business. Trouble that wears FBI badges, slaps handcuffs on, and talks about counterfeiting and forgery charges that could put her away for a very long time.

Between diverting unhappy customers, dealing with the usual antics at The Cottages, and wracking her brain about who’s the anonymous tipster who tried to send her to prison, Madison has her hands full—which could be a problem when trouble careens out of the past like a hurricane, and she needs to reach for her Glock.


There’s trouble brewing in the Cove. And it’s not the world’s worst coffee.

Madison Westin doesn’t need much to start her morning off right. Just a cute skirt covering the Glock strapped to her thigh and a daily promise to Creole to stay out of trouble. It definitely doesn’t include her bestie, Fabiana Merceau, shouting, “Cover me!” before Madison’s had her first hit of caffeine.

With the opening of the newest business venture, Cove Storage, the one rule for renters: no shady stuff. And the thing about shade? It can hide a whole nest of rats, and the mess they leave behind can be more than just unpleasant. It can be lethal. Especially when one of those rats is plotting revenge…


Sometimes it’s safer to stay dead—it’s easier to dig for the truth.

I’ve got a man handcuffed to my bed.

I’m Harper Finn, legit business owner. But I picked up a ringing phone that wasn’t mine and…well, I’m now involved.

Sure, Grey Walker, six feet of blue-eyed hotness, will gripe about me kidnapping him when he wakes up. But I couldn’t just let the ex-cop fall prey to a hit someone took out on him. Trust me, with people setting him up to take the fall for an infamous murder, he’s better off pretending to be dead for a while. In south Florida, it’s easier than you might think.

And as we dig for the truth, we have to be careful not to wind up at the bottom of Biscayne Bay.


Just when you think it’s safe to stop looking over your shoulder…

When Stella Redman’s abusive ex-boyfriend, “Tick,” appears out of nowhere hell-bent on turning her into a hood ornament, she doesn’t stick around to ask why. She runs hard and fast, looking for a friendly door.

Lucky for her, the door belongs to WD Security, and the man who sends Tick packing—and bleeding—is Lucas Adler, a square-jawed ex-cop with deadly accurate aim, a talent for making Stella develop an embarrassing tendency to babble, and a baffling ability to win over her shy three-year-old son.

Asking nothing in return but her trust that he’ll keep her safe, Lucas brings all WD’s resources to bear to give Stella some much-needed breathing room. But men like Tick don’t give up easily. And it only takes one moment of believing her troubles are over for that illusion to go up in flames…


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Deborah Brown is an award-winning and Amazon bestselling author of the popular Paradise series. The Florida Keys mysteries are “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

There’s nothing she likes more than a strawberry lemonade in summer. Favorite activity: Filling her pockets with seashells. An avid rule follower when eating Animal Cookies: Broken ones get eaten first, match up the rest, duplicates next, line them up favorite to not, least favorite go first.

The Gulf of Mexico is her home, which she shares with two ungrateful rescue cats, and where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.

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