Con artist Gabriel Black just got busted. By a babe. Drool-worthy (and clearly sneaky) FBI agent Danita Cruz is forcing Gabriel to choose between hard time and scamming his own family for an undercover sting. Now he has to present Danita to his family as his girlfriend.
And it’s the perfect opportunity to get wickedly even with her….
But Danita has some tricks of her own, and Gabriel’s control begins slipping away as raw sexual energy takes over. Their sham relationship starts feeling a lot like…well, the real deal. The Big Question is, will overwhelming desire be enough to make a liar go legit?
Lie with me…
He’s lying. She’s lying. And before long, they’re lying.
Born into a con artist family, Maya Black abandoned the grifting life to live on the straight and narrow (and somewhat dull) years ago. But when her family is threatened—and the swindlers are on the verge of becoming the swindled— Maya swings into action. All she needs is a stand-in boyfriend, and the charming, tasty-as-sin Simon Barton will do quite nicely, thanks.
But Simon has a little lie of his own. He’s FBI, and Maya is his inside track to her less-savory relations. It’s a mutual using, which quickly turns into a scorching mutual attraction. In fact, their naughty little sexcapades are the only thing they aren’t faking!
Undercover DEA agent Caleb Black is home for the holidays—possibly to bust his own father. But maybe Caleb's con-man dad isn't the one running drugs through the small town of Black Oak. Maybe it's the green-eyed goddess who runs the New Age shop and has Caleb under her sultry spell.
Pandora Easton saved the family store with two words: sex sells. And her delectable aphrodisiacs really work, as she's proven with notorious bad boy Caleb again and again and again.
Little does she guess that, in the end, her most potent potion will be the truth….
GILLIAN: I know you are a participant on the Healthy Writer's blog. How do you keep moving when you need to be in the chair writing?
TAWNY: I love Healthy Writer. There is always something new I learn there. Actually, for me the balance of moving and writing works really well, and has ever since I figured out that I could just ignore ‘the rules’. I struggled with exercise when I had to do it in the morning, because I hate mornings and would get physically ill exercising on an empty or almost empty stomach. And afternoons were often hijacked by my kids’ commitments. But once I embraced exercising in the evening – usually around 8pm, it all clicked. The late evening workouts fuel my writing sessions, which tend to start around 10pm. I do have to remind myself to get up every hour or so and move, though. That’s still a challenge.
ANGI: Can you remember your first Valentine’s Day card or beau?
TAWNY: Oh wow. Hmm, actually I can’t. I can remember the first Valentine’s gift my now-husband gave me, though. The card was one of those oversized ones, vivid red with a big heart on it. But it wasn’t nearly as big as the mylar heart balloon that came with it. He also gave me 2 dozen red roses and irises. I still have the deflated balloon somewhere J
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