Christian Bane is an expert at deception. It's part of his job as a Smithson Group agent. But having been left to die by a woman he loved means a calculated seduction–even under the guise of work–has him wanting to get in and get out without getting involved.
Natasha Gaudet loves hot cars, so when she arrives at her godfather's estate to find a sexy import—and an even sexier stranger waiting in the shadows—she's intrigued. But things aren't what they seem and soon Natasha is caught in a dangerous game.
The closer Christian gets to Natasha the harder it is to deceive her. His intel is faulty; Natasha's no more a criminal than he is. They're both being played and neither will get out alive without the other, no matter the trust—and intimacy—working together requires.
About the Author
A native Texan, Alison sold one of the first of her over fifty published works live on the "Isn't It Romantic?" episode of CBS 48 Hours. The resulting book, CALL ME, was a Romantic Times finalist for Best First Series Book. Alison's book, A LONG, HARD RIDE, part of Harlequin's 60th Anniversary celebration, was nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Harlequin Blaze of 2009. STRIPTEASE, a 2003 release from Harlequin Blaze and part of her popular gIRL-gEAR series, was also an RT Reviewer's Choice Award nominee.
Her 2005 Kensington Brava release, THE BEACH ALIBI, was a nominee for the national Quill Awards, sponsored by Reed Business Information. Alison is also the author of THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WRITING EROTIC ROMANCE, and her 2009 novel, NO LIMITS, was a Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Read. THE SECOND CHANCE CAFE, the first in her Hope Springs series from Amazon Montlake, was a 2014 RITA finalist in contemporary romance.
If there's a better career out there than writing, she doesn't want to know about it, as she's quite happy putting pen to paper in the backyard of her Texas home. That's where she lives with her petroleum geologist husband, three rescue dogs, and a colony of not-quite-feral cats, battling the heat each year to raise a bumper crop of tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.