Private investigator Lexie Smith has a mostly perfect—okay, satisfying life. A successful, if not super lucrative business with her best friend. A wonderful, loving companion named Bear—sure, he's a little furry and he drools, but nobody's perfect. A house on the beach and a wisecracking supernatural "intern" named Vinnie, who knows everything there is to know about crime and her nonexistent love life. Things are good, even if the cases are somewhat tame, until a dangerous assignment forces her to turn to the last man she can trust: Rafe Barandas, local police detective and the man who broke her heart years before.
After a decade in New York, Rafe has returned to his small hometown, burned out on big-city politics and crime. He's looking forward to the quiet life, until he's thrown together with Lexie (and, unknown to him, her phantom familiar) to solve what starts out as a simple B&E but quickly escalates. Leaving Lexie the first time was a huge mistake. Now that he's got another chance, he's determined not to blow it, so long as the job doesn't get in the way.
As Lexie and Rafe get closer to solving one case, old hurts come back to haunt them and a new threat emerges. Can they put past lies and mistrust behind them long enough to thwart a cunning foe who seems to know every step they take and will stop at nothing, even murder? Or will one of them pay the ultimate price before they take their second shot at love?
"Gail Chianese explodes onto the paranormal romantic mystery scene with a slow-burn, second-chance romance that readers of the genre are sure to love!" --Elicia Hyder, bestselling author of The Soul Summoner series
About the author
Gail currently lives in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hails from sunny California. She is the mom of three amazing kids, the wife of a 27-year Naval officer and the rescuer of three furbabies.
In her spare time (what little of it there is), she likes to ghost hunt with her hubby, geocache with her family and lock herself away with a great book. Currently, she's attempting (keyword there) to learn to knit. Wish her luck, she'll need it. And, she's dreaming of the day when she can take her next trip. Where will it be? Only time will tell. Check her out on Instagram to see her words of wisdom, her travel destinations (past and future), what she's read, and maybe enjoy a chuckle or two: https://www.instagram.
Her books have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award and EPIC eBook Awards. She's received several reviews from Library Journal: "Convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth."— Library Journal (starred review)
and many happy fans:
"A charming, warm-hearted story filled with characters you'd want as your friends. This book will make your heart smile." -- Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
"A series destined for the keeper shelf!" — Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author
"This book lives up to the promise of its title: playful, sweet, sexy and fun." — Jamie Beck, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author
"Love Runs Deep is her finest work to date." — Slick, Guilty Pleasures
"I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi talented author." — Goodreads Reader
"Made me laugh and the pages flew by. Just the right amount of sexual tension, drama and surprises." — Goodreads Reader
She loves to connect with readers on her website, www.gailchianese.com