Lost In Italy (Italy Intrigue Series - 1)

Lost In Italy (Italy Intrigue Series - 1)

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by Stacey Joy Netzel
     
 

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ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost In Italy, Book 1
Run To Rome, Book 2
Vanished in Venice, Book 3

LOST IN ITALY
*Winner* 2012 Write Touch Readers' Award, Romantic Suspense

"Loaded with taut, gripping suspense and sizzling sexual tension." ~ Kristine Cayne, award-winning author of Deadly Obsession

The best laid plans..…  See more details below

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ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost In Italy, Book 1
Run To Rome, Book 2
Vanished in Venice, Book 3

LOST IN ITALY
*Winner* 2012 Write Touch Readers' Award, Romantic Suspense

"Loaded with taut, gripping suspense and sizzling sexual tension." ~ Kristine Cayne, award-winning author of Deadly Obsession

The best laid plans...

Halli Sanders spent two years planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Her itinerary did not include being stranded by her siblings, kidnapped by a sexy American movie star, dodging bullets, or fleeing criminals in a car chase around Lake Como. And that's just in the first three hours.

...often go awry.

Hollywood A-lister Trent Tomlin put his movie career on hold to investigate his brother's murder-ruled-suicide at his Italian villa. He's closing in on the suspects when an American tourist unwittingly films the murder of the retired cop helping him. The killers will stop at nothing to get the evidence--including holding Halli's family as collateral.

Life's a little different unscripted.

Thrust into the role of real-life hero, Trent finds himself falling for the Plain Jane whose beauty blossoms with every challenge they face. But how can he keep the evidence from falling into the wrong hands and get justice for his brother and friend without betraying Halli and her family?

EXCERPT:

Leaving the car running, he swung his legs over the door and rounded the front of the convertible. His heart thumped with each step as he tried to figure out the best way to get her out of this mess. It was one thing when he was following a script, but how the hell did one orchestrate a rescue in real life when the rescuee wouldn't cooperate and he had no time to explain the danger? It's not like he could play her the recording tucked in his pocket.

The girl backed away from his approach. He fought back rising apprehension and forced an easy smile.

"Look, I appreciate the offer, Shain, but--"

"Trent."

"Right." Her blush deepened. "I know. Trent. But I--"

"I need you to get in the car." As an afterthought, he added, "Please."

"Um..."

He used her glance down the road as cover for his own. Still time, yet his control slipped. "Seriously. Get in."

The sharp command widened her eyes. Suspicion darkened them to navy, and she took another step backward. Then her shoulders squared while her gaze narrowed with determination. "No."

The right taillight on his Alfa Romeo exploded. Trent ducked reflexively as bits of plastic flew in all directions. Adrenaline spiked through him, but other than a sharp reactive jerk, the girl just stood there holding her camera. Trent lunged forward, grabbed her arm and hauled her toward the car.

"Hey--let me go!" She pulled back with surprising strength.

He picked her up and shoved her head first into the passenger seat, then vaulted over her to slip behind the wheel. Heartbeat thundering in his ears, he gunned the gas with a sickening grinding of gears before the convertible shot out into traffic amidst screeching tires and blaring horns.

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Editorial Reviews

Night Owl Reviews - Diana Coyle
"...filled with so much suspense that I found my heart pounding in my chest hoping Halli and Trent would make it out of this insane situation alive. ...a wonderful addition to your library, and a great gift for an avid reader...this is definitely one story that you shouldn't pass up!" Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer TOP PICK
Book Whore Blog - Danielle ~Ocala, FL
"...starts off right away, and every page that follows is packed full of excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat." Danielle, The Book Whore Blog ~ 5 Hearts--Could not put down amazing
Diana Coyle
“...filled with so much suspense that I found my heart pounding in my chest hoping Halli and Trent would make it out of this insane situation alive. ...a wonderful addition to your library, and a great gift for an avid reader...this is definitely one story that you shouldn’t pass up!” Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer TOP PICK
Danielle ~Ocala, FL
“…starts off right away, and every page that follows is packed full of excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” Danielle, The Book Whore Blog ~ 5 Hearts—Could not put down amazing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013362574
Publisher:
Stacey Joy Netzel
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Series:
Italy Intrigue Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
116,181
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel fell in love with books at a young age, so for her the graduation to writing them was natural. An avid reader and fan of movies with a happily ever after, she is thrilled to call herself a full-time writer after 20 years as a travel agent. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and the occasional paranormal romance. Colorado is a favorite locale for her books, followed closely by Wisconsin and Italy.

She lives in her native Wisconsin with her husband and three children, a couple horses and some barn cats. In her limited free time she enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North) at the family cabin on the lake.

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