Lately, nothing in Garrett Nash’s life has made sense.
When two people close to the U.S. Marshal wrong
him deeply, Garrett expects God to remove them from his
life. Instead, the Lord relocates Garrett to another city to
start over, as if he were the offender instead of the victim.
Criminal attorney Shari Carmen is comfortable in her
own skin—most of the time. Being a “dark and lovely”
African-American sister has its challenges, especially
when it comes to relationships. Although she’s a fireball
in the courtroom, she knows how to fade into the
background and keep the proverbial spotlight off her
But literal spotlights are a different matter altogether.
While playing tenor saxophone at an anniversary party,
she grabs the attention of Garrett Nash. And as God
draws them closer together, He makes another request of
Garrett, one to which it will prove far more difficult to say
Pat Simmons holds a B.S. in mass communications from
Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in
various media positions in radio, television, and print for more
than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity
for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions. She is the author of
nine single titles and several eBook novellas. Her award-winning
books include Talk to Me, ranked #14 of Top Books in 2008
That Changed Lives by Black Pearls Magazine. She is a two-time
recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for
Best Inspirational Romance for Still Guilty (2010) and Crowning
Glory (2011). Her best-selling novels include Guilty of Love and
the Jamieson Legacy series: Guilty by Association, The Guilt Trip,
and Free from Guilt. The Acquittal (a Guilty Parties novel) was
her 2013 release. In Defense of Love follows No Easy Catch in
The Carmen Sisters, her first series with Whitaker House.