Wednesday, February 03, 2010



Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.


In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her... Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her. Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything. As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Beguiled, go HERE! To purchase this novel, go HERE!
I haven't quite finished this one yet, but the opening is catchy, there's great hooks that do NOT provide good stopping points (every author's goal!) and an incredibly vivid setting. Not to mention a beautiful cover, a slightly sarcastic and lovable, hard working heroine, and more than one drool-worthy male. =)
This is a wonderful read for Valentine's Day - a bit of humor, a bit of suspense, and a bit of romance. I can't wait to finish it!

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