Previously published as LOST IN ITALY
2012 Write Touch Readers’ Award Winner, Romantic Suspense, as Lost in Italy
When a hyper-organized Wisconsin TV producer maps out her Italian vacation, getting kidnapped by an impossibly gorgeous Hollywood movie star caught up in a murder scandal isn’t on the itinerary. Then again, neither is falling in love.
This time the action isn’t scripted…and the danger is real.
Small town television producer Halli Sanders planned the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Not on her itinerary? The disappearance of her siblings, dodging bullets during a high speed car chase, and being kidnapped by a sexy movie star. And that’s just in the first three hours.
A-lister Trent Tomlin put his career on hold to investigate his brother’s suspicious death. When an American tourist unwittingly films the murder of the retired cop who’s been helping him, Trent has no choice but to abscond with the woman and her dangerous recording. But the killers will do anything to get the incriminating evidence—including hold Halli’s family as collateral.
Thrust into the role of real-life hero, Trent finds himself falling for the Plain Jane whose beauty blossoms with every challenge they face. He needs the evidence to put the murderers behind bars. Halli needs it to rescue her siblings. Their attraction heats up, but unless they can find a way to work together, all the planning in the world won’t guarantee a happy ending.
“…starts off right away, and every page that follows is packed full of excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” ~ Danielle, The BookWhore
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EXCERPT: (Trent and Halli have just escaped from the police station)
He breathed a sigh of relief at the sight of his car a few minutes later. “This is it,” he said as he dug his keys from his pocket.
She slumped against the passenger side of the Mercedes while he unlocked the door and opened it for her. She straightened, then stepped back with a soft gasp, staring over his shoulder. A quick glance located the reason for her alarm and gave him his own jolt.
Three intersections away, a police car turned onto their street and slowly drove toward them. They had no time to run. Nowhere to hide.
Trent stepped closer to Halli, grasped both her arms and hauled her against him. He brought his mouth down on hers, betting the cop would ignore a passionate kiss and keep on driving. A hell of a gamble, but their only option.
Wide blue eyes staring into his, Halli made a sound of protest deep in her throat. She fought against his tight embrace, but Trent knew it had to look authentic. He moved his lips over hers, trying to communicate his intentions with his eyes. If she’d just relax—
Her foot jammed into his shin.
“Let me go!”
“Just kiss me.”
“Kiss me before I get arrested for assault,” he growled against her mouth. “Or have you forgotten about the damn cops?”
ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Kidnapped, book 1
Betrayed, book 2
Conned, book 3
Other Romantic Suspense Books by Stacey Joy Netzel
COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.
Evidence of Trust, Book 1
Trust by Design, Book 2
Trust in the Lawe, Book 3
Shattered Trust, Book 4
Dare to Trust, Book 5
Vow of Trust, Book 6