Title: Dark Tide
Series: Inland Seas #5
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Modern Pirate Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 9, 2020
There is no black and white in this life.
The line between right and wrong blurs.
I’m constantly crossing it.
Saving a life is just as easy as taking one.
And I’m damn good at both.
Finding a woman who can survive in this world was never on the radar.
But Gabriella pulls me from the bottom of a bottle and touches me in a way no one
Too bad secrets and lies have a way of catching up with everyone.
How did I end up here, slinging drinks at a dive bar in the middle of nowhere?
The choices that brought me to this were never even a glimmer of possibility only a few
How things can change so fast…
And now, my path puts me on a collision course with Orion Gates.
His bigger-than-life size and personality should be a warning.
The profession he’s chosen should be the ultimate final straw.
But instead, I find myself unable to resist his pull.
A decision that could lead to the end of all of us.Rion and Gabriella.
Lust and lies.
Betrayal and ruin.
This tide may drown everyone…
When I reach Rion, I lean forward and rest my elbows on the bar. “What can I get for
you, stranger? Your usual?”
I’ve never seen him drink anything other than IPA, though he sometimes varies his brand.
His lips curl slightly. “I’ve had another shitty day. I can use something stronger
tonight. I’ll take the Jack Daniels Single Barrel-Barrel Strength.”
“Damn. 130 proof. You’re not playing around tonight.”
He shakes his head and runs one of his big hands back through his already unruly hair. “I
told you…shit day.”
I bite my lip. “Well, if the drink doesn’t help, I can think of something else that might
improve your mood.”
That’s about as direct as I can possibly be, and his pupils dilate while he holds my
gaze. Heat crackles between us, and I fight the urge to look away from the
intensity of the connection.
He leans forward across the bar, resting his elbows and mimicking my position. “Are you
I can’t fight the smile that spreads across my face. “Proposition has such a dirty
A smirk plays at his mouth. “Only if you make it dirty.”
“I’m just making an observation.”
He shrugs, and his eyes dip to my mouth. “An observation, huh?”
I nod slowly.
“Well,” he leans even closer, “then I’m going to make an observation of my own.”
“Yeah, what’s that?”
“You have absolutely beautiful lips. I haven’t been able to stop picturing them wrapped
around my cock since the first night I met you.”
Sweet mother of God.
Warmth spreads between my legs, and I shift to rub them together against the dull ache
forming. “Well, now. Who is propositioning who?”
Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to
one human baby and one fur baby). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated
to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite
from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and
ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She
loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance
When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any
books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection,
golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm
(usually while wearing heels).
Gwyn is the author of The Hawke Family Series, The Slip
Series, The Deadliest Sin Series, The Inland Seas Series, and The Supernatural
Love Stories in the Absurd (as her alter-ego D.P. Payne), along with several