Texan Undercover

Texan Undercover

by Anne Marie Novark


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Texan Undercover by Anne Marie Novark

Author's Note

I call this book my Retro-Read, because the story takes place in 1998 when there were no Smartphones, iPods, Kindles, Bluetooth or WiFi. Not everyone owned a computer, tablets were taken for headaches, and you watched movies on VHS. I hope you enjoy reading Dillon and Claire's story. ~ AM


Sparks fly and computers crash when Claire Maxwell's cybercafe is used for nefarious purposes. She's thrown into the midst of an undercover operation and doesn't like it one bit. She really doesn't like being thrown in the company of the hot private eye handling the case. Claire doesn't believe in love or happily ever after anymore. Can the handsome P.I. change her mind?

Dillon Anderson needs Claire's help to stop a dangerous corporate hacker. What he doesn't need is the sucker punch of desire whenever she's near. Dillon has always avoided beautiful rich women, but avoiding Claire proves to be an impossible mission. Can he get the job done without getting done in himself?


Claire never would have believed she could react this way to a strange man. His spicy aftershave turned her insides to mush. "I have the paperwork filled out," she said, scooting a neatly typed sheet of paper across the desk. "All I need is some ID and your signature."

Dillon reached in his pocket and pulled out his wallet. He handed over his driver's license, then skimmed the paper.

Claire stared at the plastic card in her hand. "This says your name is Dillon Andrews."

He looked up from the paper, leaned forward and motioned for her to do the same. His gaze locked on her. Mesmerized her. She leaned closer.

"Ms. Maxwell," he said, his soft tone just this side of a whisper, "I'm working under an assumed name. The ID is fake. This is an undercover investigation. You need to remember that at all times. Got it?"

He carefully enunciated each word, almost in exaggeration, like he was explaining something to an inept child. Claire felt her hackles rise. His eyes held her frozen. He wasn't looking at her like she was a child . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503004528
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Anne Marie is a Texas girl, born and raised. Romance is her passion. She loves to read and write about men and women falling in love, overcoming life's obstacles, and living happily ever after. She writes spicy contemporary novels, usually involving a cowboy or two, as well as Regency historicals.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Anne Marie and her husband spend their leisure time working (actually playing) in the yard and renovating their 1956 custom-built house on a one-acre lot in the middle of the city. They have two grown children, three white rabbits, two mischievous cats, and one sweet puppy dog.

Visit Anne Marie at www.annemarienovark.com.


Texan Undercover is a fun Retro Read. It certainly was fun to write. I call it Retro because the story is set in 1998. Back in the day before WiFi, Bluetooth, blueray, and flat screen TVs became widespread. There were no smartphones, netbooks, iPods, Kindles or Wii. MP3s were relatively new and people still watched movies on VHS. Not everyone owned a computer; laptops were mainly used in the corporate world. Tablets were taken for headaches, texting pretty much didn't exist, and internet cafes were becoming popular here and abroad.

This book is my one and only attempt at writing a romantic suspense. (So far.) I had my heroine open up a chain of cyber cafes in several Texas college towns. I added in a sexy private eye who goes undercover to catch a computer hacker. What you get is a fast-paced story filled with laughter, love and delicious sexually-charged tension. The coffee and lattes aren't half-bad either . . .

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Texan Undercover 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and sexy read. The sex is good albeit not as explicit as this author's usual books. The hero and heroine were good together, had terrific chemistry. Of course at the beginning the hero was a jerk but came around pretty quickly.Definitely worth your time. ##
Joyce36 More than 1 year ago
The price is right... Keeps you guessing to who is guilty, although I had a hunch... Enjoy
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This is not good. I just paid 99 cents for a 4 page Overview.