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Provoke You (Cole Brothers #3) by Diana A. Hicks



Hotel heiress Ela LeBlanc is ready to take control of her life. Waking up handcuffed to a former marine and the news of her step-dad’s plans to sell the hotel is just the wake-up call she needs.

With only thirty days to prove he has no claim on the property, Ela has to enlist the help of her sexy as sin bodyguard.When things take a dangerous turn, and Matt becomes the only person she can trust, she can’t help but wonder… can she trust him with her heart?   

Former Marine Matt Cole came to New Orleans for a fresh start, a chance to make amends. After accepting a job as the chief of security for a wealthy hotelier, he quickly realizes that life in the Big Easy is anything but.   

Matt’s greatest challenge is keeping his distance from the tempting Ela LeBlanc, his boss’s gorgeous and very off limits step-daughter. 

Surviving Ela is just the beginning. As things unfold it becomes clear that it’s not just his heart on the line, but their lives. 

Provoke You is book two in the Cole Brothers series. A new family saga binge reading experience: 5 brothers, 5 full-length novels in 5 months.

Continue reading on December 16th, January 13th, February 10th, and March 9th. Don’t miss out on this suspenseful and seductive series.

Note: This is a steamy romance with explicit sensual scenes, happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.


When a hotel heiress with a drinking problem is targeted for death, a troubled marine hired to babysit has his hands full trying to keep her safe and his heart intact.

“Shit. Dad’s going to kill me.” At twenty-four years old, I was a grown woman. And even though my parents hadn’t bothered to come home or call me in months, this kind of spectacle they would very much care about. It reflected poorly on Dad’s empire, and that was not acceptable.

Waking up with a hangover handcuffed to a sexy former Marine, Matt Cole, is an interesting beginning of a suspense-filled ride for the wreckless Eva LeBlanc, heiress to LB Industries. When her life is threatened by a bad business deal, Matt is charged with keeping her safe and alive, but who is trying to hurt her?

I didn’t need to be a genius to know that a hookup with Ela would be a mistake of epic proportions. I’d lose the head of security job at LB Industries. A job I didn’t have yet. I’d have to move again, and I didn’t want that. New Orleans had already grown on me. I wanted a life here, a home.

Eva is in trouble with a capital T. He wants the head of security job at LB Industries, and didn’t sign up to babysit a spoiled rich girl, but the dangers she is facing are closer to home than they think. Will he be able to find the truth before he loses his heart?

I love Eva and Matt who are two broken people fighting so hard to protect their hearts, but it’s inevitable, especially for Matt’s very competent and funny cohorts Casey and Kitt who are taking bets on the couple’s love life.

Ms. Hicks nails it again with Book 2 of the Cole Brothers Series! The fantastic plot is fast-paced and has the reader on pins and needles to see the fate of Eva and Matt. I can’t wait to read Book 3.

Thank you to Ms. Hicks for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Diana HicksDiana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, Love Over Logic, won the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre

When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.

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