by Erica Lucke Dean
with Elise Delacroix
Passion hotter than stolen diamonds Lucy Matthews can’t believe her crazy luck. While she’s on a date with Mr. Wrong, her evening tilts from merely unfortunate to downright surreal when his attempt to sneak them into a club lands them in the middle of a diamond heist.
When gorgeous Max Callaghan discovers a hot and disheveled Lucy clutching his bag of diamonds at the crime scene, he brands her with a fiery kiss. His gang wants her dead, so Max rescues her by claiming her as his girlfriend. Lucy soon realizes with sudden, pulse-pounding clarity that she needs Max for another reason entirely, but their passionate ruse might not survive the intense pressure of a high-stakes mob war.
Romancing the ruby...
Red Callaghan climbs into bed after a wild night of clubbing... and wakes up with a gun to her head. Fortunately, she knows more about weapons than her would-be kidnapper, and she manages to disarm him then turn the tables by seducing him.
When shy chemist Will gets roped into settling his father’s gambling debt, he thinks the ruby he’s tasked to steal is a precious stone. He soon finds out it’s actually the daughter of a rival crime lord.
After striking a compromise, Red and Will collide in one explosive sexual encounter after another while executing their plan to teach both sides a lesson.
Diamond Duplicity was more of a novella or short story than a full length book and one would think that this would hamper the story's ability to make the reader interested. WRONG! It was sexy and fast paced enough to make the story feel like a well-rounded story than a short story that makes us wanting more. I mean, don't get me wrong - I could always do with more, but this story did very well with the length that it was. It was fun and I enjoy sexy stories like this one.
Ruby Ransom was also a fast read that was full of action and mystery. I really enjoyed the geekiness of Will really won me over with this story. I just love me a geek. Geekiness + sexy times = a very happy me. Basically - if you're already a fan of romance books/stories, give these two stories a shot because they will give you what you want: fun and sexiness.
About the Author
While Elise also writes in other genres using a pen name, it’s her collaborations with Erica Lucke Dean where she lets her naughty side come out to play. And oh, what a naughty side she has.
Erica Lucke Dean
After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time,
Erica Lucke Dean moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains, where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180 lb lap dog, and at least one ghost.
When she’s not writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens and diabolical ducks, she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the main character in her first book, To Katie With Love, Erica is a magnet for disaster and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.
How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.
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