He was the last man she wanted to turn to for help. But when freelance journalist Quinn Summers uncovers a shocking secret with the potential to rock Washington, DC, she reluctantly finds herself on his doorstep. Someone intends to silence her forever, and Asher Tate may be all that’s standing between her and a vicious killer.

Overbearing, arrogant, and insanely hot, the ex-marine Special Forces officer turned mercenary for hire is no bodyguard—especially when it comes to the stubborn woman who sets his blood on fire as quickly as his temper. Quinn Summers is a powder keg of trouble just waiting for a match, and he isn’t surprised that the feisty beauty has made some dangerous enemies.

To survive, she’s going to have to play by his rules—and that means stepping into Asher’s world, where he controls the playing field. But in his fight to save Quinn’s life, he just might end up losing his heart…






*New England Readers’ Choice award winner*

*2017 Golden Quill finalist*

*National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist*


Beneath the Surface is a freaking breath of fresh air! In today’s world, buying books is a crapshoot. You never know what you’re going to get with a click of a buy button. Thank goodness there are writers out there like Melynda Price.” InD’tale Magazine


“Melynda Price’s Beneath the Surface was absolutely engrossing from page one. The action is immediate and never lets up. Quinn and Asher are so wonderful together…This is a story you will not want to miss.” Love, Romances & More

“In the end, the suspense and mystery in this book are amazing!! I totally did not expect the twist the book took at the end. I still can’t believe who the killer was and how deep in the government went! It really makes you wonder who you can trust and who you should run away from.” The Jeep Diva


“Overall, Ms. Price has penned another wonderful novel with a strong romance that will enthrall readers along with this couple’s playful banter and Asher’s protectiveness of Quinn. The way this story ended was intense due to what happens to Quinn and what Asher has to do to protect her. I would recommend Beneath the Surface, if you enjoy romantic suspense or the enemies-to-lovers trope.” Harlequin Junkie, 4.5 stars

“Beneath the Surface captured my interest and held my attention the entire way through. The romance is mixed well with the suspense and mystery.” ~ Seinna (Goodreads)

“This story is exciting, nail-biting and sigh-worthy all in one. Definitely worth 5 stars…” ~ Erin (Goodreads)


“The romance was on point and believable. Asher and Quinn were interesting characters and the sex was super hot. It pushes all of my YES! buttons…” ~ Erica (Goodreads)

“This book gives you everything from funny to serious, family and friends and traitors. From the first page to the last it keeps your attention. I didn’t want to put it down.” ~ Dawn (Goodreads)

“All I can say…WOW!!! It was an excellent story. If you are a fan of Maya Banks, you will become a fan of Ms Price as well. Ms. Price’s characters are complex, well developed, imperfect and strong.” ~ Yvonne (Goodreads)