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Authors: Jessie Lane

Stripping Her Defenses

He can’t change the scars on her body…

but fate will give him a second chance to mend the scars he put on her heart.


Riley Sullivan and the Ex Ops Team are headed to Miami undercover… as bikers. Following up a lead, the men will perform their investigation acting as members of the Regulators Motorcycle Club with the club’s permission. Surrounded by hardcore bikers and investigating missing strippers, Riley finds the last person he ever expected to see again—his ex-wife.


Kara Sullivan left the man she loved after a tragic accident cost them their unborn son. After years of therapy, she’s come to grips with the loss and has re-emerged from the pain a brand new person. That doesn’t mean she’s ready to face the man who inadvertently broke her heart, and who she’s hurt in return.


Riley has never stopped loving her and he never will. He’s ready to fix their marriage and move on with their lives, however Kara’s reluctance to renew their relationship isn’t their only problem. Danger lurks just around the corner… and there’s a chance she could disappear permanently.

Raves for the novels by


Walk On The Striped Side

“Fans of outrageous, snark filled, sexy paranormal will enjoy Jessie Lane’s latest release-Walk on the Striped Side-book two in her Big Bad Bite series. A lightweight paranormal filled with lots of action, sarcasm, threats of bodily harm, and that’s just in the first few pages. Heavily character driven, our hero and heroine go balls to the wall as they fight their way through love, loss, reconnection, and annoying siblings. Per usual, Lane offers the reader a crisp, fast paced writing style that flows smoothly through the story. Humor, action, and romance all mix together for a laugh out loud story that keeps you hooked to the very end.”

- Smexy Books


Big Bad Bite

“Big Bad Bite was one of those books that was hard to put down. There was action, mystery and plenty of heat. There were also more than a couple of tense moments along with even a few tears. I love a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat and this one definitely did that. The world building was also great. Just the way I like it… familiar enough to make ‘sense’ yet unique enough to make it the authors’ own.”

- Creative Deeds Reads


Secret Maneuvers

“…I couldn't put it down. It’s not just the love story between Belle and Bobby, the suspense, the action, the drama, the friendships, the loyalty... I could go on and on. There is relatability to the characters, it’s a well written, well thought out and developed plot… I loved this one, by far one of my top ten reads so far this year!”

- Chelsea Camaron, author of One Ride


“The author manages a lightness and humorous atmosphere, even though the story is highly emotional at the same time… Not only does it have bone-melting romance but thrilling action scenes as well. The writing is, as always, engaging and draws you in on page 1. I’m excited to find out who is next in the Ex Ops series! If you haven’t read Jessie Lane yet, what are you waiting for?”

- Swept Away By Romance


The Burning Star

“Fans of Julie Kagawa’s dark YA Iron Fae series will enjoy Jesse Lane’s debut novel, The Burning Star. Not as dark or emotionally heavy, Lane takes the basic mythology behind the fae stories we’ve all read and adds their own twists to the story… I enjoyed the crisp writing style that flows through the story. Often, paranormal stories, especially involving fae, are interjected with flowery prose and emotional angst that leaves you feeling worn out once you’re finished. Lane doesn’t go that route. Within here, humor, action, suspense, and romance, all circle around normal teenagers.”

- Smexy Books


The Frozen Star

“Jessie Lane has done it again… While the first book was filled with romance and happy thoughts, this story got dark. On more than one occasion I found myself yelling at my Kindle or desperately trying to find a way to put my hand through the screen and strangle a few characters… I could swear I was in the room with the characters as the story unfolded. I have not felt this many emotions while a reading a book since the last Quinn Loftis book was released and I couldn’t be happier!”

- Books, Brownies and Barkers Blog

Stripping Her Defenses

Ex Ops Series #2

By Jessie Lane

Copyright © 2014 by Jessie Lane

Published by Whiskey Girls Publishing

All rights reserved.


Edited by C&D Editing & Asli Fratarcangeli

Cover Design by Jessie Lane

Cover Images by: © Igor Kireev | Jaroslav74 | Shutterstock

Copyright © 2014 by Jessie Lane

The purchase of this e-book allows you one legal copy for your own personal reading enjoyment on your personal computer or device. You do not have the rights to resell, distribute, print, or transfer this book, in whole or in part, to anyone, in any format, via methods either currently known or yet to be invented, or upload to a file sharing peer to peer program. It may not be re-sold or given away to other people. Such action is illegal and in violation of the U.S. Copyright Law. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you are reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it and purchase your own copy. If you no longer want this book, you may not give your copy to someone else. Delete it from your computer. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Coming in 2014 & 2015!

Ice – Regulators MC Series #1 – Dec. 2014

(co-written with Chelsea Camaron)


The Demon Who Loved Me – Big Bad Bite Series #3 – Feb. 2015


Hammer – Regulators MC Series #2 – Mar. 2015

(co-written with Chelsea Camaron)


Coal – Regulators MC Series #3 – Jun. 2015

(co-written with Chelsea Camaron)


Sweet Recovery – Ex Ops #3 – Sept. 2015

(or sooner if I can work it in!)


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Other Titles From Jessie Lane

Secret Maneuvers


Big Bad Bite

Walk On The Striped Side


The Burning Star

The Frozen Star


Also From Whiskey Girls Publishing


Chelsea Camaron

One Ride

Forever Ride

Merciless Ride




Crash and Burn

Restore My Heart


Full Throttle

Beyond Repair


Stripping Her Defenses

Book 2, Ex Ops Series

Jessie Lane


To anyone who suffers from depression. This book is for you. To show you that there’s always hope no matter your struggle.


Also, this is lovingly dedicated to my parents, who unfortunately know how it feels to lose a child. I love you both.


This book wouldn’t have happened without Chelsea Camaron. Frankly, there were days when I wanted to say “eff it” and kill everyone off. Everyone should thank her that I didn’t do just that.

That being said, Kara and Riley’s book turned out to mean a lot to me. I hope you all enjoy it!

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20


Note From The Author

About The Author

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Life was good. I’m talking about, can’t stop smiling, singing in the shower, and an added bounce in your step kind of good. Ever since I’d told my husband, Riley, the news five months ago—that we were unexpectedly pregnant—the problems plaguing my marriage had seemingly disappeared.

I couldn’t help smiling down at my small, protruding belly. He was the reason everything was better, after all. Little Riley Sullivan Jr. wasn’t going to be here for another three months, but he was already a miracle baby.

Hearing a sound from the direction of our kitchen, I looked back over my shoulder. Riley was walking towards where I was sitting on the living room couch, with two glasses of sweet iced tea in his hands. When he saw me watching him, his lips spread into that boyish grin of his that had always melted my heart since the first day of our junior year of high school.

Setting our glasses down on the coffee table, he eased down on the couch, trying not to jostle me too much, and then slipped his arm around my shoulders. I cuddled into my husband’s side so I could lay my head on his chest. While the movie we’d been watching started to play again, Riley started running his fingers through my short hair.

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