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Author: Adrienne Giordano

Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.

Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor and Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano.

Library

The Defender - Book 2

  • Number: 9780373697694
  • Release: 2014-05-20
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Suspense / Intrigue
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

A TOUGH-AS-NAILS FBI SPECIAL AGENT AND A STUNNING BLONDE ATTORNEY WITH SOMETHING TO PROVE JOIN FORCES IN THE DEFENDER. 

By all accounts Penny Hennings was the sort of woman FBI special agent Russell Voight went for. Smart, sexy and with just enough sass to keep him honest. Then she went sticking her nose in undercover FBI business. He knew her legal reputation would skyrocket if she won this case. But every move she makes undoes all the work Russell's put into taking down the city's biggest crooks. And the criminals they're after will do anything to avoid the witness stand—including kill. So it's time to pool their resources and collaborate. Even if working together every day takes them late into the night…and into the line of fire.

Stands Alone: YES

The Defender

The Prosecutor - Book 1

  • Number: 9780373697502
  • Release: 2014-02-18
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Suspense / Intrigue
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

Two attorneys with everything to lose fight for justice in THE PROSECUTOR by USA TODAY bestselling author Adrienne Giordano 

Chicago assistant state's attorney Zac Hennings just got handed a political hot potato: keeping the convicted murderer in a high-profile case behind bars. He's up against his most formidable—and alluring—adversary. First-year law student Emma Sinclair is passionately fighting to free her brother. But she needs the take-no-prisoners prosecutor's help. 

Caught between attraction and letting a killer go free, Zac walks a tightrope. Until evidence surfaces that the real culprit's still out there. With his career and Emma's life on the line, Zac races to right a terrible wrong. Refusing to back down, he'll bring a cunning lawbreaker to justice—or die trying.

The Prosecutor

Stealing Justice - The Justice Team Series, #1

  • Number: 9780988893962
  • Release: 2014-01-14
  • Authors: Adrienne Giordano, Misty Evans
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC

The first book in a thrilling new romantic suspense series...

JUSTICE "Grey" Greystone was fired from the FBI for insubordination. Now the FBI wants him to use his reengage skills to take down a serial killer who's above the law. To trap the Lion, he'll need to send the perfect woman undercover.

SYDNEY Banfield runs a women's shelter and bends the law daily to help victims of abuse escape their painful lives. Three of the women she's recruited for government jobs have become victims of the Lion. If Syd has her way, the vicious killer will never touch another woman again.

GREY and Sydney set a trap--with Sydney as the sexy bait--but the Lion adds a complex twist to his homicidal agenda. With Sydney's life on the line, Grey must race against the clock to catch a killer who's as unstoppable as he is evil.

Stealing Justice

Opposing Forces - Private Protectors #6

  • Number: B00BZPJT6A
  • Release: 2013-06-10
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Jackson Lynx always has a plan. He wouldn't be Vice President at Taylor Security if he wasn't steady, smart and reliable. But as capable as he is, he's not perfect. Approaching the one-year anniversary of kicking his prescription-drug habit, the last thing Lynx needs is temptation. Celibacy is part of his recovery plan. But then Jillian Murdoch asks for his help…

Jillian loves her job—managing pharmaceutical distribution—and she's suspicious when an unscheduled delivery shows up late on a Friday night. Then someone breaks into her home and, terrified, she asks Lynx to install a security system. Grateful for his help, she's wary of her attraction to him… She recognizes the Serenity Prayer on his mirror and can't get involved with an addict.

But when they uncover dangerous secrets they'll have to trust one another. Their lives, and their hearts, depend on it.

Go back to the beginning with Risking Trust, available now!

85,000 words

Opposing Forces

Chase - First story in the Justifiable Cause series

  • Number: B00B2CECJK
  • Release: 2013-02-01
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense, - Short Book / Under 45k
  • Publisher: Adrienne Giordano

Hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy—in other words, a major pain in NYPD

Sergeant Gabe Townsend’s butt. Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. And Jo’s penchant for trouble is as difficult to ignore as her spectacular legs.

The world of knock-offs isn’t as frivolous as it appears. The purses are fake, but the danger is all too real—and Jo seems hell-bent on putting herself in the middle of it. Her investigations have uncovered valuable leads for Gabe’s team, but they’ve also drawn the wrong kind of attention.

Now, she’s on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives—and their hearts—Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.

Chase

Relentless Pursuit

  • Number: B0088NH1YY
  • Release: 2012-08-13
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

You call this a mission?

Yeah, ex-Army Ranger and Taylor Securities operative Billy Tripp screwed up. So instead of being assigned to a dangerous international mission, he's sent to babysit a pricey necklace at a trendy South Beach hotel. The only bright side to the assignment is working with the manager, smoking-hot hotel heiress Kristen Dante.

Kristen's worked hard to build her father's Miami hotel into a jet-set destination. She's confident in business but not so much with men. What could a sexy guy like Billy want with her when he could have someone like her beautiful, party-girl sister?

There's a reason Billy's known as Mr. Relentless. He doesn't give up. Not on a job, or on the woman he wants. So when three luxury cars go missing from the hotel's lot, Billy sets out to find the thief. Suddenly, he has a case with the risks he thrives on. But when his investigation leads to Kristen being threatened, the real danger is losing his heart.

89,000 words

Relentless Pursuit

Negotiating Point - Private Protectors, #4

  • Number: B007M8S2OO
  • Release: 2012-06-04
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

As a hostage negotiator for Taylor Security, Gavin Sheppard has just been given the toughest assignment of his career: securing the release of his boss's pregnant wife. He's uneasy negotiating a rescue without the involvement of the police, but with the life of a woman and her unborn child on the line there's no time to play by the rules. He'll have to work closely with the one woman who could prove to be a distraction...

Janet Fink, the agency's tech geek, is conflicted about working alongside the man she's irresistibly attracted to. Though she's determined not to risk her career by getting involved with a coworker, especially a superior, she can't forget the passionate kiss they once shared...

With the kidnappers' deadline fast approaching, Gavin and Janet must combine their skills to bring the missing woman home alive. But their undeniable chemistry is making it difficult to keep their relationship

purely professional...

Negotiating Point

Risking Trust - Private Protectors, #1

  • Number: B005UPRTAO
  • Release: 2011-11-07
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Roxann Thorgesson's world is out of control. After her father suffers a fatal heart attack, she must take over as publisher of Chicago's second-largest newspaper. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael Taylor, CEO of his own security company, shows up needing a favor. The last thing Roxann needs is Michael around causing trouble—and potential heartbreak—but he's involved in a scandalous story she can't pass up.

Twelve years ago, Michael walked out on Roxann without explanation. Now he needs her help. Michael's estranged wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He offers something no newspaperwoman could refuse: exclusive access to his headline-making murder accusation, in exchange for her help in uncovering the true killer. When their investigation leads them to a city hall conspiracy, both their lives and their newly reignited flame could be permanently extinguished...

Risking Trust

A Just Deception - Private Protectors Series, #3

  • Number: B005GF32S6
  • Release: 2011-09-05
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

The protector: Peter Jessup, former Navy SEAL, currently employed by Taylor Security. He likes being the hero—in charge and in control.

His client: Lawyer Isabelle DeRosa. The sexy brunette is the personification of Peter's fantasies. She's willing to get physical but nothing more serious.

The assignment: When Isabelle becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her cousin, Peter is there to protect her and help her find the real killer. Their investigation leads to a big-name charity that seems to draw cultlike followers. Isabelle manages to infiltrate the group and become close to their leader, leaving Peter both jealous and worried for her.

As their search leads to danger, Peter realizes he's falling in love with Isabelle. He wants all of her, but she's too used to guarding herself to let him in…

A Just Deception

Man Law - Private Protectors Series, #2

  • Number: B005078OLA
  • Release: 2011-07-04
  • Author: Adrienne Giordano
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:
Never mess with your best friend's sister
Never get caught
Never get attached

But he can't deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn't mean they're "in a relationship."

Gina lost her husband to tragedy; she is not getting emotionally involved with another man in a dangerous profession. Sleeping with Vic is just stress relief.

Until one of Vic's assignments goes wrong and the target selects Gina and her kids for revenge. There's nothing Vic won't do to protect Gina and the children—the family he realizes, too late, he wants. He'll accomplish his mission but will he have lost his only chance at true love?

Man Law