Lucie Rizzo--Mafia princess-turned-dog accessory entrepreneur—is riding high after scoring a partnership with Buzzy Sneider, America's leading craft and interior decorating mogul. A collaboration that is sure to move Lucie's fledgling business into the next tax bracket.
When Buzzy turns up dead and Lucie's BFF and business partner, Roseanne, is accused of the murder, Lucie will stop at nothing to prove Ro's innocence. Even if it means keeping secrets from her new squeeze, sexy detective Tim O'Brien, who's determined to keep Lucie from running one of her screwball investigations.
With Ro behind bars and Tim hot under the collar over Lucie's meddling, Lucie is forced to accept her father's help to clear Ro’s name and save their business. But will doing so put a killer hot on her heels?
DOG COLLAR CUISINE
Entrepreneur Lucie Rizzo is determined to grow her small dog walking/upscale pet accessory business to Fortune 500 status. But leaving behind her Mafia Princess title isn't as easy as she'd like.
When Lucie lands a dog-walking gig for one of Chicago's media-obsessed top chefs, she knows his high-profile status might shine the limelight on her business as well. At least until the chef's secret and equally famous casserole recipe winds up in the wrong hands and Lucie is accused of swiping it.
With her ties to the mob casting a shadow over her reputation, Lucie assembles her whacky crew of amateur sleuths and her sexy detective boyfriend to go on a hunt for the real thief. Can Lucie solve this culinary mystery before the cops slap the cuffs on her?
DOG COLLAR CONFIDENTIAL
Lucie Rizzo has seen a lot of nonsense in her life as a mafia princess turned doggie accessory entrepreneur. Worn out and eager for a getaway with her hunky new boyfriend, Chicago PD detective Tim "O'Hottie" O'Brien, Lucie and her main squeeze head south for a little R&R.
While enroute to the Florida Keys, a pit stop to see Tim's uncle at his retirement community draws Lucie into a temporary dog-walking gig for the man's girlfriend. Lucie is happy to help until she discovers the pampered pooches' mistress isn't all that she appears.
With a nose for trouble, Lucie can't resist the lure of a good mystery. She soon realizes she's picked up the scent of a missing person who will do anything to protect a secret.
Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports-obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a cofounder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com. Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor, Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano and Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/AdrienneGiordano.
When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a career making fancy dog accessories, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Life starts to look like a walk in the park…until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked.
Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into an investigation that’s more Goodfellas than good doggie. One that could shatter her new life and her second chance at love.
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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…
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