He's sexy and he knows it...and he's never been one to run from trouble.
She's way over her head, trapped on an island, and her only hope is a boat captain who's dangerous in his own right.
An excerpt of Duplicity, a romantic suspense novel, where no one is as they seem.
"Do you have anything stronger than beer? I feel like getting drunk," she said so softly he wondered if she'd said anything at all. "I know you don't know me and probably think I'm some kind of criminal, but I found out some horrible things today about people I trusted and, even though I know what's right, it's much more complicated than that."
He chewed his fish without looking at her while weighing what she'd confessed. "I'm just a boat captain who—"
"Spike said you're a lot more than that," she whispered.
He finished his beer before releasing a long sigh. "I'm no one's hero, if that's what you're thinking. I'm just the local dive master who runs a one-boat operation with his long time buddy. No more, no less. I don't want to hear your secrets or save you if you fall overboard."
"So you'd let me drown?" Her thigh bumped his beneath the table as she faced him. The sea breeze tossed her hair across her face like a veil. She arched an eyebrow, smile growing.
"Most likely." He shrugged and moved away from the table. "You paid me in cash, after all, so there's no real evidence you were ever on board, no liability on my part."
Her laughter behind him stirred something in his chest that made him curse as he opened the liquor cabinet. Oh, she was trouble with a capital T, but not because of what she'd left on the island. He took a swig straight from the bottle before grabbing two glasses and a couple of sodas. Fifty thousand US Dollars wouldn't be enough to compensate for the kind of trouble he suspected he was about to unleash. Oh, what the hell? He'd been a bit bored lately.
From the back cover...
Nothing bad happens in paradise...or does it?
Lexi Dubois is in trouble. On Grand Cayman for business, she discovers the company she's been working for is funding a human trafficking ring—and the money trail leads back to her. Scared for her life, she charters a boat for a week to hide from the men on the small island who want her dead and to buy time to find enough evidence to take them down. The last thing she expects—or wants—is a torrid affair with the hot captain and dive master.
Larry Gibbon has been running a charter dive boat operation in Grand Cayman for years. He's seen it all—and done his share of creating havoc. But when a mysterious woman charters his boat for a week—alone—he has no idea what trouble she's bringing aboard.
The ocean is vast and unforgiving, but will Larry's knowledge of the Cayman Islands and Lexi's relentless determination to survive be enough to save them?
**The Wanderlust Series consists of stand-alone adventure romance novels. Occasionally, characters from previous novels may make a cameo, but each story truly does stand on its own merits.
Escape to Grand Cayman with the sexy scoundrel Captain Larry at the helm!