"Soldier of Fortune" (originally published in January 1985)
For Gabby Darwin, working as a paralegal for one of the most famous criminal lawyers in Chicago was a thankless job. J.D. was demanding, and never gave Gabby a second thought — until circumstances took them on a secret mission to Central America to track down terrorist kidnappers. There she saw a whole new side to her boss — he was dangerous and sexy, with a mercenary past to boot. And he seemed to be looking at her with new eyes, too. Now the romance that she'd always fantasized about was fast becoming a reality.
"The Tender Stranger" (originally published in Silhouette Desire #230, 08/85)
Prim Southern bookseller Dani St. Clair threw caution to the wind and agreed to marry enigmatic blond stranger Eric Van Meer while vacationing in Mexico. Soon she was experiencing a passion that exceeded even those in her cherished romance novels — until a hijacked plane and daring rescue by Eric revealed his true nature and dangerous work. Eric said he needed freedom, yet he'd married her. He said he hated women, yet he tenderly conquered her heart. Was it possible to meet a soldier of fortune on the battleground of passion and win the war of love?