What are the holidays without action, adventure, and romance?
Marcus “Bag Humbug” Winters is hiding from Christmas, and the rest of his life, when he gets an offer he can’t refuse—the chance to photograph a top model with the enormous 70-karat Hartford Diamond. The Hartford Diamond shoot is also an answered prayer for set designer Larissa “I Love Christmas” Frost. But while she needs the job to pay for her brother’s unexpected hospital bills, she does not need the headache of a demanding photographer who keeps calling her Larry. But when they finally meet on set, Larissa is unprepared for Marcus to be a hunk, for him to apologize profusely, or for the Hartford Diamond to be stolen. Now Marcus may be the only one who can keep Larissa from going to jail for a crime she didn’t commit. For Larissa and Marcus, this Christmas is anything but a Winter Wonderland.
About the Books
Bethany Maines is the author of romantic action-adventure and fantasy tales that focus on women who know when to apply lipstick and when to apply a foot to someone’s hind end. Whether you like modern-day tales of daring-do, or far-flung speculative fiction, you’ll find each story contains a heroine who will fight for truth and true love.
Maines deftly combines humor with action in this fashion-forward thriller, which will remind many of such TV shows as Charlie’s Angels, Alias, and Heroes.
This was easily one of the best books I picked up since the year began.
I adored every character in the book.
Make sure nobody’s going to give you a hard time if you get an occasional urge to read the funniest parts out loud. It is, after all, a Bethany Maines caper!
A steamy romance … resulting in a giant twist. Compelling with great characterizations.
A must read for chick lit fans that enjoy a little mystery and suspense in their books.
This series is my new favorite mystery/chick lit since Janet Evonovich’s Stephanie Plum. I cannot wait for more.
Maines turns in a tale full of surprises… with a clever premise in this madcap romantic adventure that is as humorous as it is action packed.
It’s a breezy page-turner, full of action and fun… Bulletproof Mascara is light and amusing, perfect for a lazy weekend or long plane flight. Beauty addicts, you’ll enjoy!
SheKnows Chick Lit says it’s just plain fantastic and fun. And just call Bethany Mains the new 007 of Chick Lit. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Maines provides a merry and snugly plotted rejoinder to John Burdett’s Thailand crime fiction, while creating in Nikki a modern-day, well-groomed, James-Bond-in-lipstick.
The Perfect Breezy Read!
I haven’t read this author before but I love what and how she brings it to the table.
The storyline is so much fun and the romance is sweet and sexy but the characters are everything.
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The Shark’s Instinct screenplay was awarded Best TV Script in the Fox International Film Festival.
The Second Shot Audio Edition picked up a Maincrest Media Award!