A JUST DECEPTION
Book #2 in the Private Protectors SeriesCarina Press
The protector: Peter Jessup, former Navy SEAL, currently employed by Taylor Security. He likes being the hero—in charge and in control.
His client: Lawyer Isabelle DeRosa. The sexy brunette is the personification of Peter's fantasies. She's willing to get physical but nothing more serious.
The assignment: When Isabelle becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her cousin, Peter is there to protect her and help her find the real killer. Their investigation leads to a big-name charity that seems to draw cult like followers. Isabelle manages to infiltrate the group and become close to their leader, leaving Peter both jealous and worried for her.
As their search leads to danger, Peter realizes he's falling in love with Isabelle. He wants all of her, but she's too used to guarding herself to let him in…
Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:
Never mess with your best friend's sister
Never get caught
Never get attached
But he can't deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn't mean they're "in a relationship."
Gina lost her husband to tragedy; she is not getting emotionally involved with another man in a dangerous profession. Sleeping with Vic is just stress relief.
Until one of Vic's assignments goes wrong and the target selects Gina and her kids for revenge. There's nothing Vic won't do to protect Gina and the children—the family he realizes, too late, he wants. He'll accomplish his mission but will he have lost his only chance at true love?
A LITTLE ABOUT ADRIENNE GIORDANOAdrienne writes romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her work-a-holic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog.
THE QUESTIONSANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
ADRIENNE: Not as often as I'd like. With a son in multiple sports and a traveling husband, there isn't nearly enough time to read anymore. I do try to read each night for an hour. When I'm on vacation, I usually do three or four books in a week. My idea of heaven.
ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?
ADRIENNE: As a child it was The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. I was in first grade and bought the book and the album (dating myself!) from the Book Mobile. The first adult fiction I remember reading was Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon. I loved that book. They also made a television movie out of it, but I liked the book better. I catch the movie every now and again on one of the classic stations. Gotta say, Armand Assante looked great!
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
ADRIENNE: Bugs Bunny. He's such a hoot.
ANGI: What turns you off like nothing else?
ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
ADRIENNE: As a matter of fact, there is. :-) Play it.
ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
ADRIENNE: I typically carry my Kindle in my purse, so I read whenever and wherever I get the chance. I do love to sit on my deck with a glass of wine and read. I grew up on the Jersey shore so my favorite place to read is on the beach in late afternoon when the crowd thins out. The combination of quiet and salt air relaxes me. Now that I live in the Midwest, I miss my beach reading. I still visit my Jersey shore every year though.
ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
ADRIENNE: Speaking of the beach, I love the sound of breaking waves. It's like going home to me.
ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
ADRIENNE: Action Adventure.
ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
ADRIENNE: It was a ghost story in college that I got an "A" on. There were many others before that, but that one that sticks in my head. I think it made me believe I could write a book.
ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
ADRIENNE: Ooh, tough one. I'm a sucker for the Godfather and Gone with the Wind. If I want something lighter, I go for As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson or The Birdcage with Robin Williams. The Birdcage is pure insanity. Hilarious movie.
ANGI: Be honest, when reading...do you put yourself in the heroine’s role?
ADRIENNE: If I'm being honest, no. As crazy as this sounds, I usually put myself in the hero's role. Considering I'm a woman, I think that's pretty darn twisted. Between us (and the entire internet), I think I may have been Vic Andrews (Man Law hero) in a prior life. If you've read Man Law, you realize what a frightening thought that is for me. *grin*
ANGI: Is writing or story-telling easier for you?
ADRIENNE: Storytelling. Hands down. My father was a fantastic storyteller and I like to think I inherited a tiny, tiny bit of his talent in that area. He's been gone almost nine years now, but sometimes I close my eyes and imagine him telling me about the time he fought off a whale. The first time he told me the story, he had me hooked until he got to the part when he punched the whale in the mouth. I couldn't believe I fell for it up until that point. So funny!
ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: I’d really really like to know what gave you the idea for the MAN LAWS ?? At first glance, they remind me of BARNEY STINSON’S book on How I Met Your Mother. And are the MAN LAWS a part of Book #2 in your Private Protectors Series?
ADRIENNE’S GOTTA ANSWER: My hubby and I attended a 40th birthday party where one of the men offered a toast. He spent five minutes declaring a man law that the birthday girl could no longer go shopping with his wife. I was wildly entertained by the idea of this man law. Then it hit me that I should write a book about a rule breaker who only knew how to follow his own set of man laws. It was great fun. And yes, some of the man laws in the book are actual rules men follow. I did research!
Vic Andrews does show up in book two, but the man laws stay in book one. Book two is Peter "Monk" Jessup's book. Peter was a secondary character in Man Law. I was fascinated by the fact that he always wore a do-rag and decided he needed his own book. We all have jumping off points and the do-rag was mine. It gave me a lot of ideas for Peter's backstory. I think readers will be surprised by a few things about him.
TWO BOOKS to TWO LEAVING COMMENTS. That’s right, Adrienne will give one copy of MAN LAW to a commenter and one copy of A JUST DECEPTION to a second commenter. One book each.
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ADRIENNE WANTS TO KNOW: Readers, think about your favorite hero/heroine in a book or movie. What is it about him/her that you loved?
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