New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd brings you mystery, romance and suspense in CLOSE TO YOU… Who knows the truth about her family? Who wants to keep her past hidden forever? Twenty-three years ago, in a small Texas town, a vicious crime tore a young family apart. The children were scattered, the baby given up for adoption… Kate Montgomery's loving, adoptive parents raised her all over the world, teaching her to overcome every obstacle. Now an ambitious news reporter, she faces the challenge of her life; she is threatened by a malicious stalker who knows too much about her mysterious past. She hires a bodyguard, but the cool, blade-sharp intensity of Teague Ramos both menaces and attracts. When her own relentless investigation unlocks dangerous secrets, she and Teague go on a high-stakes chase that may lead to the family she has never known — or into the trap of a ruthless killer. Read this sexy excerpt: Teague looked across the formally decorated ballroom at Kate, elegant in her ankle-length red shantung silk sheath and strappy gold sandals. She seemed to feel his gaze on her. She turned away from her conversation, and she met his eyes. Her lashes drooped.She smiled with such implicit invitation, Teague took a step before he realized it. But no. She was on a date with a lawyer, a proper man who fit into her social class. Teague was nothing but her bodyguard. Then Kate did something Teague never could have anticipated. She slid her palm down her hip, smoothing the red silk until the thin material was taut against her skin. Kate looked...it looked as if...but no. That was impossible. She would never do as he had demanded. She would never leave off her thong. If she did, she would sure as hell never tell him in the middle of a party when he could do nothing about it. That would be too cruel a revenge. Her eyelids fluttered up; she looked at him with the sultry invitation of a temptress. And she mouthed: No panties. The Lost Hearts romantic suspense series includes: -- JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Enhanced -- ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE Enhanced -- CLOSE TO YOU Enhanced Gabriel's story is included in the Fortune Hunters series and he is the hero of DANGER IN A RED DRESS. The epilogue for both series is: -- GABRIEL'S GIFT: A Christmas Short story CLOSE TO YOU includes bonus material for your reading enjoyment. Please join Christina Dodd's free mailing list at *christinadodd.com* to keep up to date on her book releases and book sales. Readers of Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz will enjoy CLOSE TO YOU.