Book blurb from EC:
Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne known she can turn to only one man. John will guard and protect her body. But who will guard and protect her body against John?
I bought this one when it was featured on the front of the EC website as a 10% off deal for being slightly rewritten. I'd heard good things about the author from various places, including Rosario. I'm quite glad I gave this one a try. It's quite good.
John is definitely an alpha male, yet I don't recall him really being an ass. Yes, he wants to protect Suzanne, but his reasons just don't seem as selfish as other alpha-jerks I've read. The romance between Suzanne and John is very hot, yet almost sweet. And although the suspense is there, this focuses much more on the romance. If you're looking for a good erotic romantic suspense with LOTS of romance, I'd highly recommend this one. Now I just have to go read the rest of Rice's books!