The Game’s AFoot by Ruth A. Casie:
It was merely a plot for their new story--until someone overheard, and bullets started to fly.
Former best-selling romantic comedy author Beth Alexander is reinventing herself, using her real name, Beth Holmes, changing genres, and collaborating with bestselling adventure author JD Watson. Since their first meeting last Christmas, Jarred (JD) has made her heart race. Plagued with self-doubts caused by her nosedive off the best-seller list, Beth fears she’s unable to craft a heroine worthy of Jarred’s hero. Will their collaboration be a liability to his skyrocketing career? Their relationship?
Jarred Watson is in love with Beth no matter which last name she uses, and had been long before they’d met. Since reading her first novel, he suspected the heroine was based on the flesh-and-blood author. Those qualities made him fall in love with both the fictitious and very real woman. After meeting her last Christmas he confirmed he had it right. But Beth’s recent lackluster success leaves her doubting her writing ability. How can he convince the woman he loves she’s as great as ever and the vital piece needed to make their collaboration a success?
The plot thickens…
Determined to up her writing game, Beth records a core plot idea for their new collaborative effort while at a local pastry shop in Havenport. Unbeknownst to her she actually intercepts a conversation about a real drug deal. Can she and Jarred use the deductive reasoning of their namesakes and figure out the whodunit? Bullets fly when Beth’s abducted—and Jarred is the only one who can save her. At the standoff will it be the hero or the heroine who sacrifices everything to save the other?
RUTH A. CASIE is an author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. Ruth also writes contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance.