Night Watch

Tall, Dark & Dangerous # 11
Silhouette Intimate Moments # 1243
September, 2003
About 250 pages
HERO: Chief Wes Skelly, U.S. Navy SEAL
HEROINE: Brittany Evans
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
Read an excerpt

When U.S. Navy SEAL chief Wes Skelly was sent to L.A. on assignment, he agreed to go on a blind date with beautiful single mother Brittany Evans, sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. After all, he had been secretly in love for years, albeit with a woman who belonged to another man. So what did he have to lose?

Plenty, it turned out. Because suddenly the woman he’d thought he could never have was available. However, so was Brittany—and not only that, she was in danger. Because of him. He knew he could keep her safe. But why was he increasingly certain that he was the one in danger?


  • My original title for this book was WILD, WILD WES, and Silhouette even created a cover with that title, but decided to change it last minute to something more generically “romantic suspense-y.”
  • I started writing Wes’s story on September 10, 2001.  I was struggling with the opening chapter, and I finally gave up, intending to begin anew in the morning.  The next day was, of course, 9/11.  I did not write that day.  I did not write for many, many days after that.  In fact, deadlines collided, and I didn’t write Wes’s book until some years later.  I think of my SEAL books (including the TS books) as being divided into those I wrote “before,” and those I wrote “after.”  Wes’s book was written after.