Falling in love can leave anyone feeling a little exposed…
Archaeologist Gabby Knight has been living under an assumed identity to steer clear of her mobster father’s enemies. But when she suspects her father of plotting to steal a priceless statue buried in New Mexico, she risks everything and sets out for the desert to beat him to it—and to save him from making a grave mistake. Breaking into a secluded cabin to wait out a blizzard, she’s not worried about visitors. It’s not like anyone would be traveling in this kind of weather…right?
Wrong. Detective Jake Morris has been ordered to take an overdue vacation, so he’s looking for some quiet time in the isolated retreat. But getting clobbered over the head by an auburn-haired firecracker wielding a cast-iron pan wasn’t the relaxing start he had in mind. Using a lot of charm and a little help from his prophetic ex-wife, Dani, he soon discovers who the sexy intruder really is.
Serving justice is in Jake’s blood, so he can’t help but join Gabby on her quest to protect the statue and catch a thief. To properly do his job, Jake knows he can flirt but better not fall. After all, what kind of future could a cop and a mobster’s daughter hope to have?
About the Author
Tamra Baumann became hooked on writing the day she picked up her first Nora Roberts novel from her favorite bookstore. Since then, she’s dazzled readers with her own lighthearted love stories: Dealing Double is the second installment in her Heartbreaker series, which started with the novel Seeing Double. She’s a Golden Heart winner for Contemporary Series Romance and has also received the Golden Pen Award for Single Title Romance. Born in Monterey, California, Tamra led the nomadic life of a navy brat before putting down permanent roots during college. When she’s not attending annual Romance Writers of America meetings, this voracious reader can be found playing tennis, traveling, or scouting reality shows for potential character material. Tamra resides with her real-life characters—her husband, two kids, and their allergy-ridden dog—in the sunny Southwest. Visit her online at www.tamrabaumann.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/author.tamra.baumann.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I adore the Heartbreaker series - Dealing Double had such a great story line. It is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. Tamra Baumann creates interesting characters and the story is both sexy & fun..... and a bit serious. I look forward to reading more in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
This book is an highly entertaining romp featuring a former mob princess and a by-the-books cop who become unwitting partners in a mysterious game of cat and mouse as they try to recover a stolen ancient artifact. I enjoyed the lighthearted, flirtatious repartee and simmering sexuality between Gabby and Jake but it was Gabby’s fears and Jake’s shattered childhood that drew me in to the story. There is also plenty of intrigue and danger that is guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat because of the many twists and turns in this complex and engaging storyline. This book is a gem. I read a early copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Gabby Knight has really gotten herself into a mess this time. While trying to keep her mobbed up father from making a huge mistake by stealing a priceless statue, Gabby gets stranded at a remote cabin during a crazy blizzard when she tries to get to the statue before her father does. When she finds the cabin she thinks she should be safe but that changes quickly when Detective Jake Morris shows up at the cabin his ex-wife owns. Jake has been forced to take some time off and getting away to the cabin seems like a great place to relax. Not so much! He's shocked to find Gabby Knight there and even more surprised when he finds himself getting pulled into her crazy scheme. This was a very enjoyable read. It does have some very minor paranormal elements but they don't play heavily in the story. I definitely recommend this one.