Subscribe and enjoy more than 1 million books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Desire on Deadline - cover

Desire on Deadline

Lucy Lakestone

Publisher: Velvet Petal Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

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."

Other books that might interest you

  • Incredible Cowboy Stories - Amazing Tales of Western Danger and Derring-Do - cover

    Incredible Cowboy Stories -...

    Veronica Alvarado

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    The fires of America's fascination with the Wild West are stoked in this new compilation of the best and most exciting cowboy stories out there. Sit around a campfire and join authors like Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain as they flesh out the America that they knew intimately. For some of these writers, the West was a place of dreams, for others, of nightmares, but for us, they represent the freedom and delight of a lawless land. 
    
    
    Boasting a diverse set of authors and perspectives, this collection of stories ensures every reader will get a nuanced and full sense of what the life of a cowboy was like. Each story and author evokes a different aspect of what it really meant to live in the old Wild West. Some tales depict dramatic standoffs and moments of ultimate danger, while others brilliantly capture thrilling adventures, the immensity of the Wild West, and the pure pride and joy of being a cowboy.
    
    Incredible Cowboy Stories, brought to life by more than three dozen color illustrations, is a must have for anyone who has ever dreamt of the hot deserts of Texas, the frigid cold of the Rocky Mountain peaks, or the wide and wild range of the old West.
    Show book
  • Spirelli Paranormal Investigations: Episodes 1-3 - Spirelli Paranormal Investigations - cover

    Spirelli Paranormal...

    Kate Baray

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Jack Spirelli, paranormal investigator, public debunker of paranormal frauds, and private fixer for the magic-using community has opened his doors. 
     
    Jack's in a crunch. Since he went pseudo-public with Spirelli Paranormal Investigations, his business has sky-rocketed. Debunking the scum who prey on vulnerable targets makes up half his business now. And the rest of his time? Jack's on speed dial with the Texas Lycan Pack, the Inter-Pack Policing Cooperative gives him an occasional ring, and anything that goes bump in the night might just call him with a job. 
     
    He needs an assistant, another investigator, and some additional muscle, but maybe the dragon who just walked in and applied will do for now. 
     
    This volume contains the first three episodes of Season One. Each is a complete stand-alone story. Episodes 1-3 area also available individually. 
    Show book
  • The Monogram Murders - A Hercule Poirot Mystery - cover

    The Monogram Murders - A Hercule...

    Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah

    • 2
    • 13
    • 0
    Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's books have been sold around the globe. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand-new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot. 
    Internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah breathes new life into the incomparable detective. In this thrilling tale, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London—a diabolically clever puzzle that will test his brilliant skills and baffle and delight longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time. Authorized by Christie's family, and featuring the most iconic detective of all time, this instant Christie classic is sure to be celebrated by mystery lovers the world over.
    Show book
  • Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories - A Miss Marple Collection - cover

    Miss Marple: The Complete Short...

    Agatha Christie

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories gathers together in one magnificent volume all of Agatha Christie’s short stories featuring her beloved intrepid investigator, Miss Marple. It’s an unparalleled compendium of murder, mayhem, mystery, and detection that represents some of the finest short form fiction in the crime fiction field, and is an essential omnibus for Christie fans.Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,” Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature—and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard, has been heard to say: “She’s just the finest detective God ever made”—and many Agatha Christie fans would agree.
    Show book
  • Sideman The - A Scottish police procedural set in Glasgow - cover

    Sideman The - A Scottish police...

    Caro Ramsay

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    With no evidence against him and no known motive, DI Costello must break the rules if she is to get her man.
    Detective Inspector Costello has resigned. No notice, no goodbyes. Convinced that George Haggerty murdered his wife and son despite his cast-iron alibi, Costello has gone solo, determined to expose a ruthless killer without being hampered by police protocol. But is she right about Haggerty’s guilt? And where has she disappeared to?
    DCI Colin Anderson has no time to ponder the loss of his partner of twenty years. With a badly beaten body found on a remote mountain pass; a woman with a serious head wound who won’t communicate in any way; and a substantial pool of blood discovered at the edge of Loch Lomond, Police Scotland have their hands full. Could there be any connection to Costello’s disappearance …?
    Show book
  • Poppet - cover

    Poppet

    Mo Hayder

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Mo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly-plotted  thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game. Her latest novel, Poppet, is Hayder at her most terrifying: a gripping novel about the search for a dangerous mental patient on the loose.Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high security mental health ward. But when the staff realize that he was connected to a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward’s patients, and furthermore that he was released in error, they call on Detective Jack Caffery to investigate, and to track Isaac down before he can kill again. Will the terrifying little effigies Isaac made explain the incidents around the ward, or provide the clue Caffery needs to predict what he's got planned?Mo Hayder is renowned for conjuring nightmares that sink under the skin, and in Poppet she has delivered a taut, unbearably suspenseful novel that will not let readers go.
    Show book