Desire on Deadline
Publisher: Velvet Petal Press
A FUN NOVEL OF SUSPENSE SET IN THE BAREFOOT BAY WORLD! Rival reporters, a dangerous story, a forbidden attraction ... Ambitious reporter Roz Melander can't return to her big-city career until she saves the struggling Florida newspaper her family founded. But rescuing the Mimosa Gazette won't be easy with handsome nemesis Alden Knox in her way. Cynical after working in the tabloids and haunted by an old mistake, he's starting over at the upstart Times, covering the glitterati streaming to the island's Barefoot Bay resort. When a fishing boat blows up in the Gulf of Mexico with a famous actor on board, both scramble to get the scoop on why. Roz is in it for the news, and Alden's in it for the gossip — but someone will go to great lengths to stop either of them from finding out. As they chase clues, they face another obstacle: their simmering attraction. Working together against a dangerous enemy might be the only way to survive, but can they get the stories they need when what they really want is each other? DESIRE ON DEADLINE is an original novel of light romantic suspense by Lucy Lakestone. This story is set in a world based on Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Series; it is published with the permission of Roxanne St. Claire. Visit her website for links to her books and more information. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING "An edge of your seat thriller that is as hot as it is adventurous." "These two had such great chemistry together, along with a touch of humor." "This was a sizzling, fast-paced, action-packed story with two characters that were perfect for each other."