After an unfortunate encounter with the wrong end of a knife, Private Eye Josh January is in desperate need of some time off.
The proprietor of the Peregrine Manor B&B needs an investigator and, while the pay isn’t great, the offer of one full month of 5-star hospitality is just what the doctor ordered. Josh figures he can get some R&R while taking on a simple, small-town case . He hadn't planned on a hot affair with his new client but one look at Maggie Gladstone changes everything. He's sure the instant attraction is mutual.
Maggie Gladstone has other ideas. She needs a hero. The investigator standing at her front door looks like he's been run over by a truck. And he' s on crutches! Okay, he's definitely the most interesting man she has ever met but she had hoped to hire a private eye ready to face serious danger. In his current condition, Josh January probably couldn’t even take down a toddler carrying a teddy bear .
Unable to afford a more physically fit investigator Maggie reluctantly allows Josh to stay. But neither Josh nor the case are what they seem to be at first glance. As desire and danger swirl around them, Josh and Maggie discover that love sometimes comes along in the most unexpected ways.
About the Author
The author of more than 23 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes under the pen names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, has over 23 million copies of her books in print.
In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to a nonfiction essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book received the Susan Koppelman Award for feminist studies given by the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Jayne's outside interests include vegetarian cooking and participation on the Advisory Board for the Writers Programs at the University of Washington extension programme.
Jayne Ann Krentz has believed in the importance of romance fiction since the beginning of her publishing career. With each passing year she grows more convinced of its significance and its contributions to the lives of women everywhere.
She earned a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before she began writing full-time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Jayne is married and lives in Seattle.