Runaway Mistress

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Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend--until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.

Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover--complete with a new name--she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the ...

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Overview

Not much can go wrong when you're traveling first-class with your fabulously wealthy boyfriend--until you find his wife's body in your hotel suite.

Convinced she's next on Nick Noble's hit list, Jennifer Chaise takes off down the Vegas Strip armed with only her wits and a Kate Spade bag full of money. Giving herself a drastic makeover--complete with a new name--she lands herself a waitressing job in a nearby town. For someone used to private jets and waterfront condos, the change in lifestyle couldn't be greater. Yet, oddly enough, Jennifer couldn't be happier.

And then she meets Alex Nichols. One of the Las Vegas police department's finest, he's everything she's ever wanted. But when Nick's bodyguards arrive in town, Jennifer knows that if she wants a future she's going to have to deal with her past...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597220651
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Carr


"A fellow writer asked me, 'Who is your villain?' And I realized that in the work I do, I don't have villains--I have issues. And that's exactly why women's fiction knows no limits," says author Robyn Carr. "I'm naturally drawn to strong, capable female characters, and when I begin a story I ask myself, 'What is she up against?' I try to write about issues that every woman faces at some point in her life, without ever losing sight of the basic sense of humor that helps us all through hard times."

The author of over twenty novels, Robyn reaches a wide audience with her writing. In addition to her touching novels, she's written historical romance, series romance and a gripping thriller. "This is the best job I'm ever going to get wearing my nightgown," she says of her writing career.

Originally from Minnesota, Robyn and her family have seen much of the country thanks to her husband, Jim, and his career in aviation. After the two high school sweethearts married, Jim joined the air force during the Vietnam War. They've lived in Texas--all four corners--Florida, California and Arizona.

The couple moved to Henderson, Nevada, so Jim could explore a new business opportunity. "At first, being a Great Plains girl at heart, I said, 'Oh, no, not another desert!' It didn't take me long to fall in love with the beauty of Nevada--and the unrivaled spectacle of nearby Las Vegas!"

Robyn well remembers how she began her career as an author over twenty-five years ago. "I was trained as a nurse, but found it impossible to get work because my husband was constantly being transferred. At the time I was reading a lot of genre fiction for the escapist fantasies and Ithought to myself, 'I can write this!'"

And how was her first foray into the world of literature received? "It was universally panned. I thought I had written Gone with the Wind, but in actuality it was complete trash." In fact, it was on her third effort that Robyn finally succeeded in her efforts to become a published author.

Now that Robyn's two children are grown--and finally out of the house--she has the luxury of a little free time. "Until my kids grew up, I didn't realize that a person could have hobbies other than laundry," she jokes. But it turned out not to be hobbies that keep Robyn busy when she isn't writing--she found her niche in community service. She has mentored a seniors memoir-writing group, attends book club chats in and out of state whenever possible and is working with her local library on fundraising and visiting author events that bring writers, their books and the community together. And, since the library is in her focus, she sits on the Library Board of Trustees for the city. "It is the people in my life that fills the well," she says. "Especially the people that share my love for books and writing."
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Runaway Mistress


By Robyn Carr

MIRA

Copyright © 2005 Robyn Carr
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0778321746

When she walked into the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, heads turned. Not just the men's, but the women's, as well. Jennifer was used to this; she did not come by her fabulous looks by accident. Trim, tan, blond, leggy, buxom, with a face that could stop time, she drew the attention of everyone she passed. She went to the counter and recognized the agent, a woman she'd seen several times before. "Hi, Elaine. Jennifer Chaise, here to meet Mr. Noble for the Las Vegas flight."

"He hasn't checked in yet, Ms. Chaise, but you can board if you like."

"Thank you, but I'll wait until he gets here."

"Why don't we go ahead and load your luggage to save time?" she said.

Jennifer gave a nod and a smile, glanced over her shoulder to the skycap who had followed her with her bags, and then went to a leather sofa in the waiting room. From there she could see the terminal entrance.

As she waited for her gentleman friend, Nick, to arrive at the airport, Jennifer reminded herself that not all that long ago she'd been a girl who couldn't afford a bus ticket. Now she was a woman waiting for a private jet. Who would've guessed?

The private jet sent by the MGM Casino Resort would whisk them away to Las Vegas, where they would spend a few days. Nick was what was known as a Whale -- a high-stakes gambler. She assumed he lost as well as he won because at least four times a year the MGM would send their Gulfstream to pick him up. But, according to them, gamblers never lost. And, despite the fact that he was married, Jennifer was the woman who accompanied him on these trips.

Jennifer was something of a gambler herself, but she didn't wager money. She put herself on the line, betting that she could keep someone like Nick Noble so enchanted by her charms and beauty that he would be a generous suitor. It required quite a lot of skill and confidence. The skill she had acquired over time, but the confidence always threatened to elude her. Sometimes she was required to fake it. All the people who ogled her were completely unaware that beneath the veneer of wealth and glamour beat the heart of an uncertain girl who had come from nothing.

She reached over her knee to smooth her two-thou-sand-dollar eelskin boots over her shin -- they were as soft as butter and were her favorite. There was a time years and years ago, when she was eight or nine years old, that her mother picked through a Dumpster, where she'd seen a pair of discarded shoes just about the right size for Jennifer. That had been an especially bad patch for them. Maybe that was what had fostered her passionate love of footwear. These boots were sage-colored and perfect with the cream skirt and jacket she wore; the skirt was short with a strategic slit up the left side and the jacket buttoned just under her breasts to emphasize her cleavage.

If it were left up to her, she might choose a lower heel, but Nick, for some strange reason, preferred that she look as tall and long-legged as possible. She was a respectable five foot five, but any one of her collection of high heels so exaggerated her height that she appeared five ten. The irony was that Nick was not tall. He was a short guy -- maybe five-seven -- and had a real thing for tall, thin blondes. No short-man complex there. In fact, Nick probably thought he was six-two. His ego was at least that big.

A half hour passed as she waited, and although people couldn't help but stare at her, she didn't fidget. The cabin attendant for their jet came into the terminal twice to speak to Elaine, ostensibly to see if all her passengers had finally arrived. By now the crew would be getting antsy. Nick would never tolerate tardiness in others, but he was rarely on time himself. He could be both aggressive and passive-aggressive, not always a winning combination.

Jennifer pulled her long mane of golden hair over her shoulder and stroked it as if it were a pet. Nick loved her hair. So had a few gentlemen before him. She cared for it as if it were an only child.

Elaine came out from behind the counter and approached her. "Ms. Chaise, are you sure you don't want to go ahead and board?" the agent asked her.

She smiled patiently at the young woman. "It won't get him here any faster, Elaine. I'll just wait for Mr. Noble."

"I don't suppose you've heard from him?"

"No."

"Have you, by any chance, called his cell or his car?"

She merely shook her head; there was no point in trying to explain. Nick didn't like being chased down, hounded or prodded, so calling him would only have the opposite effect. He'd just take his time, no matter who was waiting. He said he'd be here, and he would be here. He'd keep everyone waiting, though, in case there was any question as to who was the most important person in this party.

Finally, almost an hour after the scheduled departure time, the doors to the small terminal opened and Nick strode through, rolling up his shirtsleeves as he entered. He was a little powerhouse with broad shoulders and thick, hard thighs. His arms were tanned and very strong, but he had small, gentle hands. He wasn't exactly handsome, but he wasn't bad-looking, either. He had bushy brows, a bald head and twinkling blue eyes. Women found him sexy, but whether that was because of his looks or his power seemed irrelevant.

Nick was the kind of man it was very difficult to say no to; he was flamboyant, exciting, wealthy and had a slightly dangerous edge. Perhaps it was the constant presence of one, two or even three large, quiet men that gave him an aura that was both hard to ignore and im-Runaway Mistress 11

penetrable. Jennifer referred to them as the Butlers, which made Nick laugh, but the more accurate term goon came to mind. She tried not to think too hard about them. Nick had quite a collection of men who worked for him, followed him around, traveled with him. Errand boys. Jennifer assumed it made Nick feel important to have them always a few steps behind, ready to do whatever he asked. On this trip it was Jesse and Lou who accompanied them.

The airport agent breathed an audible sigh of relief and Jennifer stood. Nick slipped an arm around her waist, kissed her cheek and said, "Hi, baby. We ready to roll?"

"I think they're all ready," she said. "My luggage is on the plane."



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  • Posted June 18, 2012

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    What a great read! really enjoyed it. I could really connect wi

    What a great read! really enjoyed it. I could really connect with the characters. Can only recommend

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    This is an easy and fun read!!!!

    I had a really good time reading this book and look forward to all of Robyn Carrs books. It is a quick and easy read. Enjoy!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Teriffic suspense

    Wealthy Nick Noble takes his mistress Jennifer Chase with him to Las Vegas. Jennifer enjoys her stay until she overhears a fight between Nick and his wife Barbara who is irate that he chose his whore over his spouse. Jennifer sneaks away for a couple of hours, but returns in time to overhear Nick tell his men to take care of the bimbo. She sees blood all over the place and Barbara¿s corpse. Jennifer flees Vegas, cuts off all her hair, flushes her colored contacts down the toilet, and changes into army surplus................ Jennifer stops in Boulder City, Nevada where she accepts a job as a waitress at a local café using the name of Doris Bailey. Five days later she reads a newspaper account that reports she is missing along with money and jewelry. Nick will use the cops to find her for him. As she hides, Jennifer falls in love with her next door neighbor, Las Vegas police officer Alex Nichols, who reciprocates her deep feelings. However, Nick¿s thugs arrive in town devastating her dreams of a picket fence, kids, and Alex...................... Though readers will have problems reconciling the seemingly materialistic Florida-Vegas Jennifer with the caring from the onset Boulder City Doris, fans will appreciate this tense romantic suspense as the heroine keeps looking over her shoulder. Once she realizes that she is in love, Jennifer knows she must clean up her previous life if she is going to have a future especially when her past arrives in town. Robyn Carr provides her fans with a fine tale held together by a brave heroine, whose past, present and future converge in Boulder City..................... Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2010

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    Very fun getaway book

    I bought this book because Im a huge Robyn Carr fan. Just like in her Virgin River series, this book makes you want to runaway to a small town and get immeshed with the people there. This book has the romance, and suspense to keep you interested to the end. Also very touching relationships with the small town friends.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

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    Jennifer Chaise has spent her whole adult life being some rich m

    Jennifer Chaise has spent her whole adult life being some rich man's mistress. After a rocky childhood, she was determined to have security. But when she finds her boyfriend's wife dead in their Vegas hotel room, she takes off into hiding, thinking she's next. In the small Nevada town, she meets officer Alex Nichols, who knows she's hiding something. Jennifer also discovers herself, a community determined to help her, and a new lease and purpose in life. But when her past finds her, everything she's grown to love is threatened.

    I like Carr, and I have to admit, I was hesitant on the premise behind this story. Some may find Jennifer hard to relate to with her background, but I think Carr pulled this off. The setting and scenery made me wish I was there. I fell in love with the town. There's quite a few small side stories from the secondary characters, which was such a delightful addition. Without issuing a spoiler alert, my heart broke near the end of this book with Louise and Alice. A touch of humor, and a lot of heart, makes this a highly recommended read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    I found the dialog really stilted and the characters one-dimensi

    I found the dialog really stilted and the characters one-dimensional. It was okay for a light summer read, but definitely didn't make me want to check out more of Robyn Carr's work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    a must read book

    you do not want to put book down, very enjoyable story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

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    For any woman who has fantasized about being the Damsel-in-distr

    For any woman who has fantasized about being the Damsel-in-distress, forced to save herself from an impossible situation, may you be as smart as Jennifer. This book was so much more than the sum of its parts, starting with a "reverse makeover," providing counseling to a grieving doggie, and ending with "semaphore aerobics", you'll laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters of this novel and hate for it to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

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    What a great feel good book! Will read more Robyn Carr!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    Very nice read. I would recommend very highly!!

    Very nice read. I would recommend very highly!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 6, 2014

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    I like you austin. Like like you..

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    Not one of Ms. Carr's best but still good.  I found it a bit sil

    Not one of Ms. Carr's best but still good.  I found it a bit silly and a bit far fetched... It seems Jennifer is pretty dumb in the beginning and then she turns out to be more as the book progresses... I will not remember the details of this one for long because the story just isn't memorable, for me... I am waiting for the next book in Ms. Carr's New Series which I am really enjoying and also her Virgin River Series... This one was not up to par or should I say Carr???

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Very good book, could not stop reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

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    It was an "okay" read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Bookworm

    Ok read not one i will read again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Waste of time

    Having read "Mind Tryst", which i would easily give 4 1/2 stars, i thought this book would be just as exciting. I was wrong!

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Great easy, fun read!

    This story's plot evolves quickly. Fast paced, fun to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

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    What did i do

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Jessie

    Takes her siblings to there appartment

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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