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Only Trust Your Heart by @gracedavisbooks is a Beach Reads pick #romanticsuspense #beachread

Title: Only Trust Your Heart

Author: Grace Davis

Genre: Light Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

When reporter Traci King is captured in cartel territory while doing an undercover story, she will stop at nothing to escape.

Raphael Lopez is a trusted leader of the Night Hawk cartel, but it's his real identity as a deep undercover DEA agent that leaves him in a bind when he captures an American woman in the fields where coca plants are being harvested to make cocaine.

The mission must come first, but he will do everything possible to protect her from the cartel, from herself and her attempts to escape, and from the growing desire between them.


“Maybe you’re right and I shouldn’t have been left on my own, but I was, and I get your point.” She aimed for a conciliatory tone, something light and easy to soften her outburst. “Now if you can direct me back to the correct path, I’ll be on my way. Lesson learned.”

“You’d like that, wouldn’t you? There’s only one problem. That’s not the way it works out here, sweetheart.”

“And I’m not your sweetheart, so quit with the false endearment.” Tara aimed for a stronger, more demanding tone.

Raphael didn’t scare her, at least not like the others. His image didn’t line up with how she pictured a drug lord, and because of it, she wasn’t above pressing her luck. He glared at her more like she was a pesky nuisance rather than a threat. But then again, it was not as if she’d ever met a criminal drug lord.

“First off, my men are out searching for others because I don’t believe anyone would be foolish enough to let you prowl around on your own. Your story doesn’t wash, and it would be asinine for you to venture out here alone and unprotected. Second, you crossed into private Night Hawk territory, and I’m sure you know who they are since you’re staying around here. Third, once you allowed yourself to be captured, you became the property of the Night Hawks. Do I make myself clear?”

Tara focused on the two most important words in his little diatribe. “What do you mean by captured and property?” Disbelief echoed in her words.

“Exactly what the words imply. As of this moment you belong to the Night Hawks. To me specifically, sweetheart. You left me with no alternative when you wandered into our fields and now you’ve seen too much to let you leave. Trust me, this isn’t my first choice either.”

He couldn’t mean what it sounded like he was saying. She hadn’t been doing anything wrong, at least not to his knowledge. Tara regretted her impetuous decision more than ever. She should have paid more attention to the VNO warnings, but no, she had to risk it all to get a few pictures. Once she’d heard about the coca fields in the area, her appetite for a story began to grow, and the path to Dona Luisa’s house had come too close for her not to venture out and try to find the fields. Apparently, the odds of her being discovered had been better than she expected.

But Raphael needed to think again if he thought she would just give in to the implications in his words. The very idea was preposterous. She was no man’s property and while she was still free, she would fight to keep it that way. Trained and fit and with her freedom on the line, Tara would do the only thing she could do when the opportunity presented itself. Run.

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Why is your featured book a must-read?

Only Trust Your Heart is different than a lot of romantic suspense novels in that it’s only lightly sexy and light romantic suspense. Travel to Peru and back to the U.S. in this exciting tale of an undercover DEA agent who gets tripped up by a woman!

Giveaway – Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 51 books featured in the Beach Reads Bookish Event: Open Internationally. Runs July 17 – 22, 2020. Winner will be drawn on July 30, 2020.

Author Biography:

Grace Davis discovered the world of Happily-Ever-After romance at the age of twelve and has been hooked ever since. She writes from her heart, hoping to share a little love in a big world with light romantic suspense and contemporary romance stories.

Colossians 3:14 ~And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.~

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N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Jul 17, 2020

Thank you, Grace, for sharing your book in our Beach Reads Bookish Event. It sounds like a must-read!

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