LET ME IN
March 2009
Brava Trade Paperback
ISBN 0-7582-3129-6
When anything can happen…

 

He’s bringing anything but peace and quiet…

Tate Winslow is done with all the guns, the adventures, the brushes with death. All she wants is to be left alone. So when her enigmatic ex-boss shows up on her doorstep, she doesn’t care how good he looks. He’s all alpha male, the baddest of the bad–and a threat to her hard-won peace in more ways than one.

Tate is the only lead Derek Cole has on a case that could blow the intelligence world apart–if it doesn’t kill him before he can figure it out. She was his best agent, but she’s in hiding and he’s gone rogue, and he’s starting to think of her in a very nonprofessional way. In fact, he wants Tate like he wants his next breath, but he’s already risking his life and his career…does he need to put his heart in danger too?

null

ReviewsBuy at Barnes & NobleBookshelf

null

"Tate Winslow left behind a chaotic life filled with danger lurking around every corner. The guns and the terrorists are now safely filed away in the past. She can live a quiet life without anyone knowing who she really is and without constantly being on high alert — or so she thinks.

Derek Cole is Tate’s ex-boss. He ran a tight ship, but lately something at work feels amiss, too many changes and not enough missions. But what really gets his mind working is when someone beats him up and leaves him for dead. Finding himself on Tate’s doorstep, he has to believe he can still trust her or both their lives can be at stake.

Together Tate and Derek try to figure out what is going on, who is behind his attack, and the message received by a dead agent. They need to hurry as time is of the essence, or they just might end up dead. It is hard to be professional when they are keenly aware of the chemistry building between them, which can be a nice distraction but could also get them killed.

Let Me In has all the makings of a great book — a storyline that flows smoothly while keeping you on the edge of your seat with excitement and excellent characters that blend well with each other. Sex, lies, and betrayal! What more could you need? Ms. Kauffman has written all that and much more within the pages of Let Me In. Go get a copy for your bookshelf."

~ Matilda at Coffee Time Romance

null

” In Donna Kauffman’s LET ME IN, Tate Winslow awakens in the middle of the night to a noise on her doorstep. Three years removed from her life as a secret agent has not been enough time to break the security habits acquired in years as an agent. Tate is surprised to find Derek Cole, her former boss, bound and beaten on her doorstep.

Through a drugged haze, Derek manages to inform Tate that he has been contacted by Tate’s old partner, who was supposedly killed in the same torture camp where Tate was held. Derek’s suspicions about that former agent have led him to Tate for answers. Before he could make contact with her though, he was tranquilized and tortured himself for information. The hallucinogenic drugs administered to him during the interrogation prevent him from remembering most of it, but he does know that Tate is in danger. They have a limited amount of time to discover the truth before the enemy arrives at Tate’s door.

As Derek and Tate begin to work through the clues to discover Derek’s attacker, they awaken a desire for each other that was always previously stifled. Years ago, while working together, they shared a silent attraction for each other. Now, years later, that attraction has only grown. As the threat surrounding them grows, they can’t deny the heat building between them. They are fearful that their newly acknowledged passion will not live through the danger they must face to solve the mystery of the newly returned agent and her surprising revelations about the agency for which they both risked their lives.

Donna Kauffman’s LET ME IN is thrilling from beginning to end. I read it in one sitting. This is one of the few action/suspense novels where I haven’t been able to guess the ending, and I attribute that to Kauffman’s creative and dramatic story telling. Tate and Derek are great together. I love the fact that Kauffman’s characters are both sexy and intelligent. It makes for great reading. I have always enjoyed Kauffman’s books, and LET ME IN is no exception. It might be her best book yet. Run out and grab a copy, you won’t be disappointed.”

~ Darla at Romance Junkies

null

“After her last assignment left her literally tortured and broken, Tate vowed to live a simple, isolated life–a vow she has kept until her former commander, Derek, shows up beaten and drugged on her doorstep. He assures her that it’s not the drugs talking when he says her ex-partner CJ wasn’t killed but is alive behind enemy lines. Now Tate must leave the secure world she’s built and delve back into espionage to discover if CJ is friend or foe and find out what’s happening with the agency she left behind. She also must decide if life includes a new kind of relationship with Derek. Rather than action and suspense from start to finish, much of Kauffman’s latest focuses on conversations between Tate and Derek as they try to unveil the truth and their developing feelings for each other, and their deep-rooted, complex emotions do make for fascinating reading.”

~ Nina C. Davis, Booklist


All titles listed in the order of publication, from first to last, with the first book of each series at the top of each section. For a printable version, click here.

Kensington Brava

Blue Hollow Falls Series
BLUE HOLLOW FALLS
THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS (e-novella)
BLUESTONE & VINE
A SEASON TO CELEBRATE/Christmas in Blue Hollow Falls
LAVENDER BLUE

Hamilton Christmas Series: E-Novella Singles
UNLEASHED
LOCK, STOCK & JINGLE BELLS
NAUGHTY BUT NICE

The Brides of Blueberry Cove Series
SEA GLASS SUNRISE
SNOWFLAKE BAY
STARFISH MOON

The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Series
PELICAN POINT
HALF MOON HARBOR
SANDPIPER ISLAND

Cupcake Club Series
SUGAR RUSH
SWEET STUFF
BABYCAKES
HONEY PIE

“Hot Scot” Trilogy
SOME LIKE IT SCOT
OFF KILTER
UNWRAPPED/Santa In a Kilt

Hamilton Christmas: Original Print Series
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT/Unleashed
KISSING SANTA CLAUS /Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells
THE NAUGHTY LIST/Naughty But Nice

“Unholy Trinity” Series
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE PRINCESS
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH ROSE

“The Chisholm Brothers” Series
BAD BOYS IN KILTS
THE GREAT SCOT

“Men of Rogues Hollow” Series
JINGLE BELL ROCK/Baby it’s Cold Outside
BAD BOYS, NEXT EXIT/Exposed
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (single title)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY/Making Waves

Standalone Titles
I LOVE BAD BOYS/And When They Were Bad
BAD BOYS ON BOARD/Going Down?
LET ME IN
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
A GREAT KISSER
HERE COMES TROUBLE

 

Running Press

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE

 

Bantam

Contemporary Romance

THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL

“Glass Slipper, Inc” Series
THE CINDERELLA RULES
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING
SLEEPING WITH BEAUTY
NOT SO SNOW WHITE

Paranormal
THE LEGEND MACKINNON
THE LEGEND OF THE SORCERER
YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND
ROYAL HUNTER
CHARM STONE

Anthology
YOURS 2 KEEP/Close Quarters

Loveswept
Now available in e-book

The Three Musketeers Series
SURRENDER THE DARK
BORN TO BE WILD
MIDNIGHT HEAT

Delgado’s Dirty Dozen
SANTERRA’S SIN
SILENT WARRIOR
LIGHT MY FIRE
DARK KNIGHT

ILLEGAL MOTION
BLACK SATIN
TANGO IN PARADISE,
BOUNTY HUNTER
WILD RAIN
BAYOU HEAT
TEASE ME

 

Berkley

THE NAKED TRUTH/Truth or Dare

 

BenBella

PERFECTLY PLUM (Non-Fiction)

 

Harlequin


Signature Anthologies

MEN OF COURAGE/Buried!
MEN OF COURAGE II/Risky Business
VELVET, LEATHER & LACE/Calling the Shots

Blaze
HER SECRET THRILL
HIS PRIVATE PLEASURE
AGAINST THE ODDS
UNDONE/Her Secret Thrill
SIMON SAYS

Temptation
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
HEAT OF THE NIGHT
CARRIED AWAY
SEAN

Copyright 1998 - 2018 Donna Kauffman
 
Bookshelf - Booklist - Blog - Newsletter - Events - News - Contact - Home