A brilliant return to the Irish & Whiskey universe with nonstop excitement and a badass heroine. It was so gratifying to see a fearless character like Mel who didn’t sacrifice love and tenderness toward a significant other just for the sake of being strong and powerful. –Nora Sakavic, author of the All for the Game series
About Tequila Sunrise:
Release Date: 11/13/17
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey
True love perseveres in this Agents Irish and Whiskey spin-off novella from author Layla Reyne
Former FBI agent Melissa “Mel” Cruz spent years skirting the line between life and death, knowing the next assignment might be her last. Back from overseas and eager to enjoy life outside the Bureau, she’s ready to give Danny Talley a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget.
A proven asset in high-stakes missions, Danny’s known for having the skill and brains to get the job done. When the Talley flagship is hijacked during the company holiday party, he’ll do anything to save his family, his love and everything they’ve all worked so hard to build. But their enemies have a secondary protocol—leave no survivors—and that plan is already in play.
Navigating through a tangled web of lies and betrayal, Mel and Danny race against the clock to retake the ship before their future goes up in flames. As the seconds tick down, they’re forced to face their greatest fear—losing each other.
Mel had tried polite. She’d tried persuasive. She was two seconds from trying—and no doubt succeeding at combative, when Nic charged through the door.
“Someone want to tell me what’s going on here?” the prosecutor demanded.
The single guard sitting across the table from her stood, finally speaking for the first time since he’d closed the door behind them. “Who are you?”
Nic tossed his ID wallet at him. “Assistant US Attorney Dominic Price.” In all his steely-eyed, well-dressed, legal bulldog glory. There was a reason Mel had always requested Nic on her cases. He was the best closer in San Francisco’s US Attorney’s office. Better than the US Attorney himself. And he was a trusted friend. “What are the charges against Ms. Cruz?”
“He’s the one whose card I gave you,” Mel added. “You didn’t call him, which means he’s extra angry now.” Arms folded, she leaned back in her chair, crossing one knee over the other, foot bouncing.
The guard handed back Nic’s ID. “DOJ doesn’t call the shots here.”
“Correct, but what DOJ does do, including my office, is defend cases by travelers against ICE and Homeland Security for unlawfully holding them.” Nic glanced over his shoulder. “Ms. Cruz, will you be bringing a case?”
“I’m definitely considering it.”
He turned back to the guard. “So, I ask you again, on what grounds are you holding Ms. Cruz?”
“There are irregularities with her passport and travel.” The guard shifted on his feet and clasped his hands behind his back. Hiding his fidgeting fingers, Mel suspected, and something else she sensed she’d need to get to the bottom of.
“What kind of irregularities?” Nic said.
“Frequent travel, including to suspect countries.”
“Ms. Cruz, what is it you do for a living?”
“She’s already told us that,” the guard said.
“Then you know why she travels extensively.”
“She travels with a gun.”
“Which she is permitted to carry, because as you also know, she’s a former FBI agent.”
“Next question,” Mel said, shifting forward and bracing her forearms on the table. “Who do you work for?”
About Layla Reyne:
Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.
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Giveaway: any back catalog ebook by Layla Reyne + a secret swag pack full of Agents Irish and Whiskey goodies and gift card!