One little lie leads to a whole lotta trouble...
and becomes the only real thing in the midst of madness
Unable to see her this agitated, he snagged her around the waist and pulled her against his chest. “Stop moving for a minute and just look at me."
“This situation has gotten out of control.”
“When you say situation, do you mean you and me? Do you regret it?” He held her close when she would have wriggled free.
“I don’t regret one minute of knowing you, but you are not moving into my house with me. That's taking this charade of ours into dangerous depths."
“It's not really a charade anymore, is it?” He brushed his fingers through the long wet mass of her hair.
“We're skipping the dating and the getting to know each other like normal people steps. Listen, Nic, I'm being genuine when I say that I am intrigued by you, that I want those real dates where you come to my house and pick me up and we go out for dinner before going back to my place where we screw each other on a regular basis — but now is not the time. I'm giving you an easy out—a see-ya-later-when-life-is-normal-again kind of out — take it."
He didn’t want out of anything. Twenty-four hours ago he had been immersed in work, frustrated and bored. That was yesterday.
From the back cover...
Power...it's a heady drug.
Vanessa Warren is America's favorite rebel. Daughter and granddaughter of US Presidents and sister to a future one, her family connections and notoriety are seen as leverage for manipulating the White House—if she's captured.
One little lie leads to a whole lot of trouble.
Reclusive international resort developer, Dominic Varga, needs a date to ward off his matchmaking parents. When he persuades the notorious Vanessa Warren to play his girlfriend for the night, he has no idea he's stepped into the crosshairs of kidnappers who will do anything—destroy everything—to get to her.
One true thing...
Trapped in a rapidly escalating international terror plot, Dominic and Vanessa's lie becomes the only real thing in the midst of betrayals, conspiracies, and murder. As their world falls apart, they suddenly only have each other to rely on against ruthless people who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Who can they trust? Who is behind the plot—her own family, a political rival of her family's, or a terrorist organization? How far will the kidnappers go—what will they be willing to sacrifice—to control the power of the White House? Is there anywhere in the world where they can find safety?