cover image Dangerous Exes

Dangerous Exes

Rachel Van Dyken. Skyscape, $9.99 trade paper (333p) ISBN 978-1-5039-0451-4

Love, lies, and deceit run rampant in this deliciously sordid, steamy contemporary, the second in Van Dyken’s Liar’s Ink series. PI Isla Turner thought she could smell a liar a mile away, but her senses failed her when it came to quarterback Jessie Beckett. In Dirty Exes, she was hired by Jessie’s ex to catch him cheating, only to find out her client was the guilty party. Jessie’s career was ruined and he is hell-bent on revenge—which backfires on him when the press catches him in a compromising position with Isla and they have to claim to be engaged. As they work together to save his reputation and her business, Isla and Jessie’s fake relationship brings them closer, physically and emotionally, and Isla’s vivacity adds color to Jessie’s otherwise dull life. Jessie’s total aversion to marriage crumbles, but their happily-ever-after is put in jeopardy when his original plan to bring Isla down comes back to haunt them. Goo-Poh, Isla’s enchanting aunt, adds spice and humor to their lives with her hunger to see Isla married. Van Dyken has loaded this winner with humor, a touch of suspense, and plenty of delicious sex scenes that will leave readers breathless. Agent: Erica Spellman Silverman at Trident Media Group. (Nov.)