Synopses & Reviews
With fugitive parents, a brother dodging loan sharks, a hunky cop who's made her outlaw family his business, and her ex-fiance back in the picture, Carlotta Wren thought her life couldn't get any more complicated.
Her fugitive parents phone home.
Her identity is stolen by a look-alike.
Her look-alike is found, well, dead.
Under suspicion for murder, Carlotta discovers that her devious double might have been bumped off accidentally and that she could be the real target! Throw in dealing with her motley crew of family, friends and wannabe lovers, and Carlotta begins to think that jail isn't such a bad alternative after all.
"Bond's charming new Carlotta Wren mystery (after 2006's Body Movers) has all the ingredients for a chic sleuth-a-thon, from identity theft and designer clothes to dead bodies and poker. Rich girl turned Neiman's shop girl Carlotta was left at 18 to raise her 10-year-old brother, Wesley, after their parents, Randolph and Valerie, skipped town to avoid investment fraud charges. Ten years later, snarky Atlanta DA Kelvin Lucas has reopened the case. Grouchy love interest Det. Jack Terry wants information that Carlotta's afraid to divulge. Randolph makes a mysterious call to Carlotta and also gets in touch with Peter Ashford, her attentive ex-fianc. Wesley, an oddly likable slacker and compulsive gambler, believes in their dad's innocence, but Carlotta's not so sure. When a woman with Carlotta's car and I.D. apparently kills herself, Lucas requests a fake funeral to lure her parents back. Bond keeps the pace frantic, the plot tight and the laughs light, and supplies a cliffhanger ending that's a bargain at twice the price. Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"What a great book! I'm really glad my wife made me read it." Stephanie's husband
"Get out your book lights, because you'll be up all night reading this one!...[A] totally spellbinding book [that] you'll have trouble putting...down." Once Upon a Romance
Things are moving up for Carlotta Wren in Stephanie Bond's follow-up to Body Movers. Carlotta has spoken with her fugitive father, and is torn whether to tell Detective Jake Terry, who has reopened her parents' case. But when Jake finds out what she's been keeping from him, her chance for romance could be seriously derailed.
About the Author
Stephanie Bond left a career in computer programming to write romance comedy fiction for a living. Drawing upon this irony and others in her life, she entertains readers with fast-paced stories of romance and mayhem. According to Stephanie: "If I can make readers laugh out loud, then I've done my job."
Stephanie lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia, contemplating the southern sunshine through the grime on her windows. You can contact Stephanie via her website, www.stephaniebond.com.