Keeping her safe from harm. "Defending His Own" - Ashe had never forgotten Deborah and the night of passion they'd shared, or the way her father had railroaded him out of town. But as the star witness in a murder trial, Deborah needed Ashe to keep her safe...and the safest place for her was in his arms. "Guarding Jeannie" - A madman is stalking Jeannie Alverson, determined to silence her once and for all. Can Sam Dundee, the ex-DEA agent whose life she once saved, protect her from the life-threatening danger?