Publisher: Barbour Books
Series: Romancing America
Four townhouse neighbors encounter romance and mystery near our nation’s capital. In State Secrets, White House assistant chef Tara Whitley and FBI agent Jack Courtland stop a plot to sabotage a State dinner—and find love still hidden in their hearts. In Dying for Love, attorneys and opponents Ciara Turner and Daniel Evans uncover love while searching for justice. In Buried Deception, archaeologist Samantha Steele and security guard Nick Porter dig up love while uncovering a forged artifact. In Coffee, Tea and Danger, amateur sleuths Susan Holland and Vince Martini find love while investigating a string of mysterious accidents.
State Secrets by Lynette Sowell
Tara Whitley, an assistant White House chef, doesn’t expect
to become an amateur investigator. Then old flame and FBI
operative Jack Courtland steps back into her life and recruits
her to help uncover a plot to sabotage the next State Dinner.
But she doesn’t expect Jack to uncover feelings for him she
thought had long since died. Can she trust him with her heart,
or will secrets separate them again?
Dying for Love by Cara C. Putman
Attorney Ciara Turner discovers the body of a judge on what
was supposed to be a routine morning at court. Daniel Evans,
a man she clerked with and now clashes with routinely, asks
her to help him bring justice to the killer. The more time they
spend together, the more Ciara wonders if she can ignore her
feelings for Daniel. But can Daniel prove he’s not the rogue
she believes him to be?
Buried Deception by Gina Conroy
Archaeology intern and widow Samantha Steele wants to
provide for her children—alone. Security guard and ex-cop
Nick Porter is haunted by his past and keeps his heart guarded.
But when they discover that a broken artifact is a fake, Nick
and Samantha must set aside their stubbornness and rely on
each other—or the results could be deadly. Will they both
allow God to excavate their hearts so they can find new love?
Coffee, Tea, and Danger by Frances Devine
Susan Holland, proprietor of Coffee, Tea, and Sweets, likes her
life the way it is. Uncomplicated. Then at the age of forty, she
inherits a run-down mansion from her late ambassador uncle
and “accidents” begin to occur. Vince Martini doesn’t need a
woman in his life, or so he thinks. But when danger threatens
Susan, his protective side kicks in.
This book contains 4 novella’s that tell the story of 4 neighbor ladies who live in a townhouse complex in the Washington D.C area.
What I liked: I enjoyed this book of 4 stories quite a lot. Even though each story was short I felt the authors did a good job developing the characters and plot in the short time frame of the story they told.
What I did not like: Not much actually. The hard part of reading short stories for me is rating them a little different then normal novels. The romances have to be fast. In the back of my mind I am thinking the characters have only known each other for a few weeks but then I remind myself it’s a shorter story.
I am not going to rate each story for this book because I liked them all equally. This is a great book for a quick fun read. I thought the mystery along with the romance was great and again even though each story was short they where well told. I also liked how the characters over flowed into the other stories which make it fun. I highly recommend this book!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.