She may be smart and beautiful, but she's also standing between him and a very lucrative item he needs to "recover" in this African-American love story that blends passion with action that is sure to thrill romance readers.
She just witnessed her uncle's murder, she's running for her life, and now Dr. Katelyn Lyda is face-to-face with a breathtaking man who could be her salvation. Tall, sexy, his eyes full of mysterious promises, he seems to have the answer she needs.
It's too bad Sebastian Caine is one of the bad guys . . .
A "recovery specialist" skilled at separating prized possessions from their owners, Sebastian is after an ancient relic. But he reconsiders the job when he finds himself staring at the wrong end of a gun. The beautiful lady with her finger on the trigger seems to have everything he needs--and not just the artifact. Sebastian's conscience has never bothered him before--but then he has never wanted any woman more.
With her life in jeopardy, Kat wonders how far she can trust Sebastian Caine . . . how long she can resist him . . . and dare she fall in love?
- ISBN-13: 9780060798512
- ISBN-10: 0060798513
- Publisher: Avon Books
- Publish Date: December 2006
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
- Page Count: 384
Sinful devil's food
If a man could be a food, the hero of Selena Montgomery's Secrets and Lies would be Devil's Food. Sebastian Caine is a thief, or "recovery specialist" as he likes to call himself, with an appreciation for life and art. Commissioned to steal an Incan manuscript called Cinchona, Sebastian finds it has already been spirited away by Katelyn Lyda, a naturalist and botanist with an agenda of her own. Forced into an uneasy and fiery alliance, Kat and Sebastian find themselves drawn nto power plays neither fully understands, and into a relationship that could destroy them both. Can Kat ever trust a thief? Can Sebastian let down his guard enough to let someone in? And will they even live through this adventure? This is a genuinely fresh and fast novel, laced with a colorful and intriguing background of history, plant culture and the high-stakes world of pharmacological studywhich sounds geeky, but trust me, it's not. Hot and smart.
Barbara Samuel is the author of Lady Luck's Map of Vegas.