A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author, Elodie Parkes
Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with him. He's chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the kind of love his sister found, and a different job...
When he's sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance assignment, just before he's due to take his requested extended leave, he finds a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble...
The question is, will he also find love?
Jake had put in a request for leave the day before. He needed a change of scenery. He was tired and lonely. He let himself think about his sister Bethany. It had been almost two years since she met and married Seth Carbery, an actor they’d both been assigned to help with some hate mail. Jake and Bethany had worked together in the Black private detective agency since university, and even before graduation, they’d done some jobs for Brandt Black the owner. Jake missed his sister. For the first six months after her marriage, Bethany tried to keep up her career and work with Jake, but then she couldn’t take the separations from Seth and he in turn was miserable without her. She gave up her field job and only did research now, online from wherever she was with Seth. Right now, they were in Los Angeles, filming in studios before going on location some place.
Jake couldn’t blame her for wanting to be with her husband. He’d watched them right from the beginning of their relationship. At first, he was amused by their total devotion to each other, and then as he realized just how they gelled and loved so completely, he began to feel a little wistful about his own continuing single status. The last time he saw Seth he told him this, and Seth said how he’d longed for real love, never thinking it would come, but it did, out of the blue, and with enough force to knock him flat. He said to Jake, ‘it will happen.’
Now Jake had reached a place in his life where he really needed something. He’d like to have the kind of love his sister shared with Seth where they sparkled with desire and care for each other, but right now sex might be good...just a straight forward few weeks of full on fucking. He grinned to himself.
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