Maria Elizabeth Romana is a second-generation Italian-American with a background in mathematics, business, and research. In other words, she's a straight-up geek...with tomato sauce stuck in her computer keyboard. By day, she's all numbers, but at night, she transforms into Word Woman, writing about the same kinds of people and places and events that colored her make-believe world as a child. Maria prefers characters who are smart, sensitive, and strong-willed, but like you and me, not without flaws. As far as she's concerned, there's nothing more annoying than a heroine who's TSTL (too stupid to live), but one who's Barbie-doll perfect is even worse. Maria likes to give her characters some cool mysteries to solve, crises to encounter, and folks to fall in love with, and she tries to do it all with a dash of humor. Learn more at her website, MariaRomana.com.
The Story: When a dedicated researcher learns a bit too much about her client's new drug, the horrors from her past seem destined to return. Just as her life begins to spin out of control, a dashing computer security expert arrives from South America and seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival just the happy coincidence it seems? Find out in these three novels that take the reader on a roller coaster ride of mystery, romance, and suspense—until the very last page.
Books in the Unbreakable Series:
Little Miss Straight Lace
Little Girl Lost
Daddy's Little Girls
Robert spoke with open hands and a casual stance, "Look, fella, take it easy. We just--"
"O-okay, listen, I-I'll tell you the whole story. Everything. But I swear, I never did anything to her. Nobody did. Not on my watch, anyway. I took real good care of her. I swear. You gotta believe me!"
Nic's pulse quickened. He took a step closer and cocked a brow at the stocky man, "Who her?"
"Y-you know--your girl."
"Y-yeah. You know...petite, brunette, pretty. Kinda..." The guy relaxed a little, pulling his hands away from the fence, and started forming an hourglass shape with them.
Nic pursed his lips. "Okay. I know what she looks like." He lifted his chin at the stocky man, "So what are you talking about? 'Your watch'. 'Took care of her'. Where? When?"
"Come on, you know..." The tattooed man looked from Nic over to Robert, as if he expected a more reasonable interrogator–a Good Cop to Nic's Bad.
But Nic insisted, "Humor me."
"Well, uh, well..."
Nic took another step.
The tattooed man gulped and started talking, "Yeah, okay. See, when I took the job, I didn't know it was her, okay? It was only when I saw her close up, in the light, that I recognized her. I remembered her from the bar. From that night last summer when I pulled her off the stool. I mean, I didn't know who she really was. I just thought she was your date, your girl or whatever, okay? I didn't know she was like...one of you."
**Standalone small town romance novel.**
She should've walked away.
She should've kept her secrets.
But she didn't.
And now, they both have to pay the price.
Keeping secrets was Mandi's specialty. Guarding her heart and staying hidden in the shadows was all she'd ever known. But when the irresistible Nic Marcelli moves to Koppe, Texas, Mandi's life is turned upside down. He's everything she can't resist, but should. Cocky and ridiculously sexy, Nic comes from a lifestyle Mandi can't even begin to fathom: designer clothes, luxury cars, and wealth at his fingertips. His world is one she could never understand--one that would never accept someone like her.
Lying to herself, Mandi swears that it's just a fling until high school graduation--a way to kill time. But with someone like Nic, graduation is only the beginning.
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