Blow after blow, she hides her face and fights for her life. Doctor Ruth Burnette has everything she has ever dreamed possible: the perfect job, a twin sister who is her best friend, and a fiance who is retiring from professional boxing as the middleweight champion of the world. Then came that fateful night when she witnessed a mafia execution. When her sister is murdered she knows she'll battle to the last round and never, ever throw in the towel. Now she's down for the count, in witness protection, anxious, alone except for the faithful company of her German Shepherd at her side. As the time draws near to when she has to leave her safe little corner she stays on her toes. She has to testify against one of the darkest criminals in New York, she shores up the courage to face the accused from the witness stand. Unexpectedly, he's not the one who worries her. She wonders what coming face-to-face with his son, VICTOR KOVALEV - her former fiance - will bring. Will Ruth have a fighting chance against the Kovalev family, or will Victor keep her pinned ON THE ROPES?
Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on true to life characters facing real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so she could enjoy the beautiful changing seasons. She enjoys the roller- coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenage daughter, and two elementary age sons delivers. When not penning novels, she blogs about all things cooking and homemaking at Hallee the Homemaker(TM) dot com (www.halleethehomemaker.com). Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food ""Parody"" cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture. Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit.