Missing In the Glades
by Lena Diaz
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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He was looking for a missing person. What he found was a beautiful stranger.
Looking for a fresh start, detective Jake Young headed south on a case that could help launch his PI business. He knew no amount of work would make him forget his tortured past, but maybe Faye Star could help. Caught up in Jake’s missing persons case, the distracting Faye was hiding a secret he was begging to find out. Expertly guiding him through the swamps, Jake’s job grew more complicated when someone started taking shots at the free-spirited beauty. As much as she protested she could take care of herself, Jake stepped in, refusing to admit how desperately he needed someone to save. Especially since he’d never be able to save himself…
Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she’s won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense (twice!), has won the Bookseller’s Best Award, and has been a finalist in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards (twice). She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains. For more information and updates on newest releases visit her website at www.LenaDiaz.com or sign up for her newsletter by pasting this URL into your browser: http://lenadiaz.com/contact.html#newsletter.
This novel had so many great elements to it. I loved the characters! Lena does a twist by making the heroine quirky, yet strong and sexy too. And did I mention quirky? 🙂
Faye Star reminded me of a gypsy with her hip-long hair, flyaway skirts, and magic potions. Not to mention her equally great aptitude with a rifle or a knife!
Meanwhile Jake Young is by contrast reserved and almost staid in comparison. Yet he can’t deny his attraction for the crazy woman he’s teamed up with to lead him through the swamps in search of a missing person.
This book is in turn funny and dangerous and exciting. I loved it!!
“I’m going to release you,” he said. “But be warned. If you go for your knife it won’t end well.” She glanced longingly at the thick, six-inch blade lying on the ground a few feet away. Where she’d hidden the thing he didn’t even want to know.
Diaz, Lena (2015-12-01). Missing in the Glades (Marshland Justice) (Kindle Locations 204-206). Harlequin. Kindle Edition.
He ran his hands over her silky hair and slid his fingers in it. Or at least, he tried to. Her hair felt silky, soft, but he couldn’t distinguish the individual strands like last night. And her hair was… warm? Hot breath panted against his face. A sandpapery tongue licked his neck. Jake’s eyes flew open. He stared into a pair of deep green eyes. But they weren’t Faye’s. They belonged to a black panther.
Diaz, Lena (2015-12-01). Missing in the Glades (Marshland Justice) (Kindle Locations 1300-1304). Harlequin. Kindle Edition.
I recommend Missing In the Glades to anyone who enjoys a little laughter with their suspense.
I give this book 5 lovely Kisses