The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit is a group of talented female authors who blog about one another's new books, and this month, there are two hot new novels to tell you about: DRIVE TIME by Hank Phillipi Ryan, and PURE PRINCESS, BARTERED BRIDE by Caitlin Crews.
Deadlines. Desire. Deception. When everyone has a secret, the real mystery is knowing when to tell. Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally is an expert at keeping things confidential, but suddenly everyone has something to hide—and even Charlie realizes it's possible to know too much.
Her latest television scoop—an expose of a dangerous car scam, complete with stakeouts, high-speed chases and hidden-camera footage—is ratings gold. Now, in the prime time of her journalism career, it seems like Charlie's dreams are about to come true. If she can just balance her career and her upcoming wedding—perhaps she can really have it all.
But soon Charlie's personal and professional lives are put on a terrifying collision course. Her fiancé is privy to information about ugly phone calls at an elite private school, threats that are suddenly turning deadly. There's a mysterious death. And then—another. Her soon-to-be stepdaughter may be in danger. Her fiancé comes under suspicion. Then Charlie's career takes a turn she never could have predicted. Charlie was starting to believe in second chances, but now she must face the chilling reality: revenge, extortion, family secrets, and murder may leave her alone again—or even dead.
Check out the amazing praise for DRIVE TIME, including a starred review by Library Journal and a glowing blurb from none other than Robert B. Parker!
And check out Hank's website (click on her name above) for more information about her (she's an award winning TV news producer in Boston and everyone is crazy for her Charlotte McNally series).
Now, to introduce PURE PRINCESS, BARTERED BRIDE by Caitlin Crews, aka the talented Megan Crane, who's written several great women's fiction titles. I spent ten years as a Harlequin Books editor, so it's great fun for me to share with you about this Harlequin Presents novel.
As quiet and dangerous as a jungle cat, achieving the impossible is one of Luc Garnier’s defining characteristics.
Princess Gabrielle is invaluable – a pearl beyond price. Yet Luc has defied the odds, and a contract for marriage is drawn up. This will be a union on paper first, and of flesh later…
Except Gabrielle is just the same in private as in public – well-bred, well-behaved, and a credit to her country. Luc is determined to find the wanton within and leave his pure princess in total disarray!
Pure Princess, Bartered Bride hit the USA TODAY bestseller list!
“For a debut romance, Caitlin Crews has written a brilliant royal romance, a roller coaster romance with extremely intense emotions oozing from both Luc and Gabrielle.”–Marilyn’s Romance Reviews