The Loving Daylights [NOOK Book]

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a "madcap escapade" (Publishers Weekly) in this contemporary romance about a quirky inventor and unexpected love.

Shy Jane Spyrus loves gadgets. She can build anything B.L.I.S.S. needs in the international organization's fight against crime—although its agents aren't exactly lining up at her door. Some of them think her inventions are a little too . . . well, innovative. Like her ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a "madcap escapade" (Publishers Weekly) in this contemporary romance about a quirky inventor and unexpected love.

Shy Jane Spyrus loves gadgets. She can build anything B.L.I.S.S. needs in the international organization's fight against crime—although its agents aren't exactly lining up at her door. Some of them think her inventions are a little too . . . well, innovative. Like her shrink-wrap prophylactic constraints or her spray-on truth serum.

Of course, you can't use wacky inventions to fix all your problems; Jane knows that better than anyone. Her neighbor has been kidnapped, driving that point home. She will have to team up with another human being—and Abel Andretti arrives just in time. He will help Jane find her neighbor, stop a villain, and, most of all, he will show Jane how to love the daylights out of something without batteries.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Comic and campy, this James Bond-meets-Austin Powers spoof from Sands (The Key, etc.) is the third in Love Spell's series of romances involving B.L.I.S.S., a crime-fighting organization run almost entirely by women. Gadget girl Jane Spyrus works in B.L.I.S.S.'s Creation and Development department, inventing such oddities as shrink wrap condoms and mini-missile launchers shaped like vibrators. Though trained in the martial arts, Jane, a techno-geek at heart, has never had a chance to put her skills to use. But when her friend Edie Andretti is kidnapped by a family bent on world domination, Jane and her zany, ex-secret agent grandmother jump into action. Edie's dashing brother, Abel, rounds out the team and strikes up a steamy, often side-splitting romance with Jane. Armed with knock-out lipstick, dart-shooting shoes and truth-serum perfume, the intrepid trio attempt to stop the villainous Ensecksi family from inflicting their mind control technology upon the world. Jane is no Bond: she stumbles rather than strides and can't lie to save her life. But as the adventure unfolds, she believably turns her shy, size 12 self into a seductive super spy. Abel and Jane complement each other nicely, and together they bring some sanity to this madcap escapade. (On sale Apr. 15) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062069108
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: eBook Original
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 98,257
  • File size: 752 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2003

    HILAROUS should come with a warning label

    This book should come with a warning label that says 'Caution: do not read in a public place unless you want to embarrass yourself by laughing out loud' I have read and enjoyed all of Lynsay Sands historical books but have also wondered what would happen if she put that wicked sense of humor in a contempory. Well, I wonder no more !! This is a wonderful, funny read with just the right amount of suspense thrown in to keep you turning the pages way past your bedtime. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is just the first of many contempories we get from her.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Utterly delightful

    Jane Spyrus is the top inventor for B.L.I.S.S. Her work enables those working in the cold to succeed in very dangerous endeavors. For that the ultra shy Jane is highly regarded by her employers though some males might be a bit fearful of some of her gadgets that could cause a cramp or more to the family jewels............................... Edie Andretti believes there is something illegal at her place of employment Ensecksi Satellites. Someone believes she knows too much and kidnaps Edie, who just before her abduction had taken a tampon from Jane¿s supply. However, that is no ordinary tampon as Jane has hidden a tracking device inside. With Edie¿s brother Abel and Jane¿s wheelchair bound grandma Maggie, Jane follows the signal, but not before contacting B.L.I.S.S. Abel and Jane fall in love, but first must rescue his sibling before they can act on their feelings......................... Inane? Absolutely, but who will care as those beautiful ladies with their sex gadgetry save the world from evil doers. The third B.L.I.S.S. espionage romantic satire is fun due to the antics of timorous Jane and able Abel. Lynsay Sands spins a delightful story that is silly escapism entertainment for the Jane and James Bonds of the Casino Royale movie world......................... Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2003

    Lynsay's Smashing first Contemporary!!

    Lynsay Sands is a super historical romance writer with a light touch that can lead to side-splitting giggles. She is one of the best writers that leaves you feeling good all over when you read her works. Well, this is her first contemporary and it is a fun romp! In the ladies from B*L*I*S*S* series (a series of spoofs by Dorchester with vrarious writers on the James Bond Books), Lynsay gives you a down to earth spy vs spy. In her warm and funny style, she offers one delicious romp! WARNING: if you have a chest cold or broke ribs do not read. If you are in a public place and do not want people looking at you - do no read there!! You will just laugh so hard you might hurt or embarrass yourself!! Jane Spyrus is into making gizmos for BLISS spy - and wow what gadgets!! Won't spoil the surprise and tell you about them, but lets say you will be howling from page one!! Jane's neighbour borrows something accidentally - a tracker - thinking it is something she needs on a hot date. Jane figures she will get it back from her later, but it comes in very handy when the neighbour's brother turns up looking for his missing sister. Jane, her wheelchair bound ex-spy grandmother and the brother are suddenly in hot pursuit of his sister who stumbled onto a super spy ring ala THRUSH. Suddenly, Jane is forced into be a spy instead of an inventor and it is once more one of Lynsay's delightfully warm and laugh out loud tales. I know Lynsay is a little nervous, this being her first contemporary, and afraid her historical fans might not want to read her first contemporary. To me Lynsay Sands on the cover is a guarantee you will have a wonderfully, funny time!! WISE Writers and Readers Book of the MONTH for February 2003 Was this review helpful to you?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Furyfang

    Jumped and landed on his right paw

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    Posted August 29, 2014

    ShadedPaw

    ShadedPaw pricked his ears, practicing his attack position silently, his belly just barely brushing the ground, his tail tightly wrped around his hindpaw.

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    Posted August 29, 2014

    Frozenpaw

    Watches Shadedpaw while waiting for Oakpaw.

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    Posted August 29, 2014

    Training Hollow

    For DayClan's mentors and their apprentices to train.

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    Posted August 4, 2014

    Fadedstone

    Here?

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    Posted August 3, 2014

    Training hollow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Laugh out loud funny!

    Could not put down,good story,keeps moving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Okay the road trip with Granny in a wheelchair, Tinkle the fero

    Okay the road trip with Granny in a wheelchair, Tinkle the ferocious dog, the cat, the hero in restraints was pretty funny. More of a fantasy than a romance. The whole world dressing in yellow or Hawaiian shirts?Her Historicals are better..

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