Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.2 × 5.47 × 0.94 in
Published: July 29, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373779267
ISBN - 13: 9780373779260
Read from the Book
Don't be frightened, darling; lovers can say anything. Those words, out of place in colder moments, add fresh relish to the sweet mystery of love? You will soon say them, too, and understand their charm. Detective Jack Parker snapped on a pair of latex gloves and plucked the note off the satin-covered pillow. Neatly typed on pale pink paper, the writing seemed innocent enough. Hell, in another time, another place, the words could have been romantic, lovers sharing naughty endearments and euphemisms meant only for each other. Tonight, though, the words had been meant to terrify. Bastard. Their Casanova had struck twice before, and so far the police didn't have one solid lead. The situation ate at his gut. Jack hated to lose. Closing his eyes, he counted backward from ten, letting the efficient bustle of the crime-scene investigators wash over him. The gentle whoosh of the vacuum collecting telltale fibers, the click-whir of the camera documenting the room. New York's finest were on the job. They'd catch the creep. They had to. Taking a deep breath, he opened his eyes and saw his partner, Tyler Donovan, waving him over from the doorway. Jack made his way across the sprawling bedroom, passing the note off on the way to be processed with the rest of the evidence. "Give me some good news." "Dollar beer all week at Martini's," Donovan said with a shrug. "That's about the best I can do. Here, we got nada." "Not what I wanted to hea
From the Publisher
Was it poetic justice…or an education in obsession?
Bookstore owner Veronica Archer is eager to oblige when sexy detective Jack Parker shows up at her shop, seeking help on the stalking case he''s working. Verses from Victorian erotica are being left for the victims, and Jack needs to interpret the clues—before someone gets hurt. Thankfully, Ronnie''s an expert on naughty turn-of-the-century prose, but if she''s going to play teacher, Jack will have to be a dedicated student….
With her own love life stuck in Neutral, Ronnie''s sensual studies have piqued her curiosity, and she wonders if reality can be as stimulating as fiction. She agrees to help Jack with his case, if he''ll satisfy her wildest, most scandalous desires—a request Jack has no problem accommodating. But the closer they get to each other, the closer the stalker circles in, leaving Jack to question if Ronnie is merely a very skilled scholar—or the key to something far more sinister….
About the Author
Julie Kenner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) has published over forty novels and short stories in a variety of genres. Kenner is a two-time RITA finalist, the winner of Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal of 2001, the winner of the Reviewers International Organization's award for best romantic suspense of 2004 and best paranormal of 2005, and the winner of the National Readers' Choice Award for best mainstream book of 2005. Kenner writes a range of stories including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom as Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. She is also the author of the Stark Trilogy which includes the titles Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me as J. Kenner, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
"Kenner''s characteristic flair
for creating scorching love scenes and erotic drive make her one of the most memorable authors in the genre." -WordWeaving