Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire
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by Michelle L. Levigne
Description: While Ray's newfound cousins are busy falling in love, he maintains he'll never get caught in that "trap," unless he gets dropped on his head and develops amnesia. His cousins, who are tired of his interference and schemes, would gladly oblige. Especially Jen and Blade, who have been talked into taking on a job with Ray, resuming their old cover identities of Mark and Gloria Williams, despite Jen being seven months pregnant.
Newfound cousin Tiger Ramirez needs help providing a bodyguard for dim-witted Lori McTeague on a scavenger hunt. The winner gets a massive inheritance. Lori is up against her four mutant cousins, referred to as "the Deliverance Boys." She needs a lot of protecting since Pete, the oldest brother, is determined that she's going to be "his woman." So ex-Marine, professional bodyguard Lauren McTeague has taken her helpless, lookalike cousin's place on the treasure hunt.
Ray and Lauren are immediately drawn to each other, but their false identities stand in the way--until Ray actually gets dropped on his head down a flight of stairs while fighting off the Deliverance Boys. When he wakes with amnesia, he is caught in his false identity of Mark Williams. Everything inside him insists "Lori" is the woman for him, not pregnant, often-nauseous "Gloria."
Ray and Lauren unravel the many lies wrapped around their team, and build an alliance of minds and hearts as they work through the maze of Fredonia, Uncle Zeppo's remote mountain mansion. The old house is full of secret doors and staircases, with every clue in the scavenger hunt coming from a Marx Brothers movie. And someone, somewhere, is watching every move they make...
Genres: Romance / Romantic Suspense / Romantic Comedy
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [352 KB]
Reading time: 228-319 min.
"You and me, sugar doll," Pete crooned. "Think you got time to give good old Petey a quickie before we go treasure hunting?"
Lauren thought she'd be sick right there.
Leave it to Pete to have a one-track mind.
More like a deep ditch.
But guys who walked in deep ditches couldn't see out of them, could they?
"A quickie," Lauren breathed, nearly choking at the thought.
"Yeah. You been wanting me all your life. I figure, the two smartest McTeagues, we oughta get together. Every way we can."
The sad thing was, Lori and Pete probably were the two smartest legitimate McTeagues, now that Uncle Zeppo was dead.
Lauren wanted to yell for someone to drop a truckload of chlorine into the gene pool.
"A quickie," she repeated. "Why not?" She didn't have to tell him that her idea of a quickie was totally different from his, did she?
Pete didn't see the razor-edged smile she wore as a plan filled her head. He had his face buried too far in her hair to hear the chill purr in her voice.
He released her arms, to wrap around her front. He pressed a wet, slobbery kiss against her ear and dug his fingers into her padded bust.
Lauren threw timing away as a shudder of nausea threatened to turn into a tidal wave.
Spinning, she twisted and ducked low and flung herself upward, managing to catch him under his chin with her head, in his groin with her knee and his gut with her elbow.