It’s been a long time since we’ve checked in with that uncanny canine, Cutter. With time out to write COLTON FAMILY RESCUE, it’s been over a year! I missed the furry rascal’s antics, and I hope you have, too. But that’s about to come to an end with the release at the beginning of November of the next Cutter’s Code adventure, OPERATION SOLDIER NEXT DOOR, about a wounded warrior who comes home to find the last thing he wanted, but the thing he truly needs. (And don’t miss your chance to win a signed copy of the book here on the contest page!)

Former soldier Tate McLaughlin knows he’s much luckier than many of his brothers-in-arms; he’s coming back alive and relatively intact, missing only the memories of the morning before encountering an IED in a middle east war zone. He comes home, not to the house where he’d grown up with his self-absorbed parents but the one place he’d ever felt completely loved, the house left him by his beloved late grandfather. He wants nothing more than peace, quiet, and the safety of home. What he gets is something quite different, a clever dog who suddenly appears and refuses to leave him alone, and his quietly persistent, thoughtfully generous and uncomfortably sexy next door neighbor.

Lacy Steele had adored the lively, amiable old man who had lived next door to her. He’d been very proud of his beloved grandson, although he’d neglected to ever mention to her how darned attractive he was. Or how prickly he could be. But Lacy’s sense of justice sparks when this soldier who had risked his life for people like her comes home to where he should be safe, only to find himself in as much danger as he’d been in overseas. She is determined to help, no matter that he doesn’t want anything to do with her.

It takes the wiles of a dog more stubborn than either of them to lead them through another kind of mine field, and make Tate realize that what he’d thought he’d never find was in fact right next door.