Material Witness

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Material Witness by Lisa Mondello, LA Mondello


"Mondello's latest, a pulse-pounding, pitch-perfect addition to the romantic-suspense genre...the nimble tone that shifts from breezy to thrilling and back again with masterful precision.

Terrific escapist entertainment, as good as anything in Janet Evanovich's oeuvre." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A Romantic Suspense Novel of 70,000 words.

Who do you trust when your fiction becomes your deadly reality?

Bestselling crime novelist, Cassie Alvarez, aka Cassie Lang, had murder on her mind when she walked into Rory's Bar under dressed and under cover to research her latest crime novel. Researching the cool, blue-eyed and dashingly handsome man at the end of the bar stirred her senses more than she wanted to admit. But was this man of leather armor all he appeared to be?

Playing White Knight to an innocent wasn't how Detective Jake Santos planned to spend his time under cover. But there was no way "CJ" was what she claimed to be and that nagging tightness in Jake's chest told him he'd better take her home to safety and leave it at that. Then the barroom exploded with gunfire, leaving a trail of dead that includes a notorious Providence crime boss and an undercover FBI agent. When Cassie's name is leaked to the media as the only witness to the grisly murders, Cassie insists she only trusts Jake to protect her.

The FBI wants their star witness happy and will do anything to make sure Cassie testifies. But it is clear to Jake that the shooter isn't the only person who wants Cassie dead. Not knowing who to trust, he vows to protect Cassie at all cost despite the fact that guarding the beautiful novelist is a serious distraction.

Check out more books by LA Mondello writing as Lisa Mondello

The Marriage Contract ##
All I Want for Christmas is You ##
The Knight and Maggie's Baby##
Her Heart for the Asking ++
His Heart for the Trusting++
The More I See++
Nothing but Trouble
Cradle of Secrets – Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense**
Her Only Protector – Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense**
Yuletide Protector – Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Fresh-Start Family – Harlequin Love Inspired Romance
In a Doctor's Arms – Harlequin Love Inspired Romance

## Fate with a Help Hand (Massachusetts) Series
+ + Texas Hearts Series
** Cradle Series

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014788687
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Series: Heroes of Providence , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,404
File size: 922 KB

About the Author

Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) is a USA TODAY Bestselling author. She has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello. Her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at

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Material Witness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.....wish it didnt end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, still prefer Fallen Angel (author is genie ems...i think) Just my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding character development and story line. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason I bought this book is because it was 99 cents and I figured I would take a chance. So glad I took the chance. This book was great. I highly recommend.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Material Witness by L.A. Mondello Cassie Alvarez writes crime novels but suddenly she feels like a character in one of her own books. She went to Rory’s bar dressed as a hooker to research how her character would think. While talking to the hunky rough and tough guy, gun fire erupts, she becomes an eyewitness and her world turns upside down. Deja vu from eight years earlier all over again. Detective Jake Santos is undercover but it seems the meeting he planned won’t be happening tonight at Rory’s. But he can rescue the woman who obviously is going to get herself in trouble looking like she does. Only it seems she is the one who rescues him. Jake and Cassie soon find out there is no where to run, nowhere to hide and no one but each other to trust. I found this to be the type of book I didn’t want to put down. Full of danger and adventure around each turn, not knowing who the good or bad guys were. And in the midst of all the chaos….love blooms. It was uniquely written as Cassie becomes more like her strong heroine, CJ, and the real world becomes like her stories. The author did a fantastic job of keeping the reader guessing who the villains were until the very end. To read more on the characters in this book you can read Yuletide Protector by Lisa Mondello, by Love Inspired. **Sexual situations and some language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book although story was good, characters were weak. Jake should of figured out who was after them. To much talk about their feelings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story & I hope you read this book.lisa modello did it again I will read anything she writes I truly love her story lines must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book. Good mix of suspence and love. It doesnt have a lot of sex in it, which is a good thing. I would to see more suspence in her books, the others I have preview seem to be more love oriented than I like. I go more for the mystery/ suspence type books. But this book is worth reading. It is interesting all the way. Makes you not want it to end.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I am a sucker for a good romantic suspense book and this one was definitely a good one. I think one of the things that makes this book so good is the fact that Cassie is an author. In fact, that's how she ends up in this mess. She's dressed as a hooker in a sleazy bar looking for research for her latest crime novel, but she gets much more than she expects. Jake is a cop. He's in the bar meeting one of his informants who doesn't show. Instead he finds Cassie and quickly realizes that she's not actually a hooker. He's just trying to figure out what she's up to and get her out of the bar safely when the place is sprayed with gunfire. Cassie reacts in a split second when she sees the gun and is actually the one who saves Jake. At issue, she saw the shooter and now the FBI wants her as her material witness in the murder of their undercover agent who was also in the bar. It quickly becomes apparent that there is more at play here when Cassie's author pseudonym is leaked to the press. She doesn't trust anyone else, but Jake and insists that he helps in the protection of her. There are a lot of interesting sub-plots happening here within the police department and the FBI. I NEVER figured out who was the bad-guy in it all and was really surprised on who the leak had been. I love suspense lines that keep me guessing. The fact that this was a hero/heroine combo that I loved helped in this book too. Cassie sees herself as a wimp, although she does try to emulate the gutsy, kick-butt attitude of her heroine C.J. Personally, I thought she was awesome...definitely kick-butt, but real enough and scared enough to be real. Jake was awesome. So sweet and sexy. *gah* I loved it when he finally gave in to how much he cared for Cassie....such a *sigh* moment. I loved his character and the fact that he has five older sisters. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a GREAT read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story line that is negated by a redundant & plodding romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting page turner. One of my favorites.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Abruptly ends at chapter 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author kept story line moving forward at a good pace. And there were plenty of characters that could have been "the inside link" so it kept me changing my mind on who it up up until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cassie and Jake fall in love despite dangers facing them from outside and within the law. The risks they both take kept me engrossed, I could not put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mondello will have you up all night trying to divulge who the villain is. Within each page you would think you figured out the what's and who's until the shocking end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can someone fall "deeply and completely in love" in 2 days? I was hoping for more substance in the story plot. It must not be my genre. Boring.
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Well developed characters in a good story line. Will buy more from this author
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Well developed characters in a good story line. Will buy more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will love this book ,enjoyed every page !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had a good story line but the way it was delivered did not hold my interest. Too much of the chatacters going on and om with their own thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this one, loved the flow of the book. I loved the characters and it had me hooked from the beginning of the book to the very end of the book. I loved the mystery and romance of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have used some editing for errors in word usage and word repeats. Good story and pace.