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Enjoy our next snipped from The Heist:
Set Up: Kara and her curator, Sasha, arrived to open the museum and found the door already unlocked and standing wide open, but nothing missing…
Kara closed her eyes. The police had arrived around noon. She’d made her call to the Upper Midwest Arts Council just before lunch. Alice Erikson had been supportive of the museum’s plight, but she’d been equally assertive about sending out a security consultant to help them prevent any further incursions. After all, as she’d pointed out, the Council had investments to protect.
The quick move to provide assistance really didn’t surprise Kara. She would’ve done the same if their roles had been reversed. Still, she wasn’t thrilled with the turn of events. The entire day had cast a pall of suspicion over her and her staff. Even the police had discounted the entire unforced entry as a likely prank by an insider.
Heat rating: Three Flames
(Warnings: explicit sex, m/f; light bdsm; sex toys)
A Heist? A Murder?
It’s villain’s choice.
A special-order art theft? Tedious, but seamless – until small town museum director Kara Daniels calls in the experts. Furious her favorite trio of priceless impressionist paintings has been stolen from its traveling exhibit on her watch, Kara is determined to save not only the paintings, but her future in the art world. She’ll stop at nothing to entrap the thief.
Ted Springs knows the underbelly of the criminal world a little closer than he might like—but he’s turned it to good advantage, first as a police officer, and now as detective for the Upper Midwest Arts Council. His job? To guarantee the security of the valuable paintings in the Council’s traveling exhibits.
Heat sizzles when Ted and Kara collide—can they work together, before it’s too late?
Five stars at Goodreads: “The sex is hot and I loved the phone sex scenes. Never did I expect the ending. It was brilliant. The Heist is a winner!” Sheila G.
Five stars at Amazon: “Very hot…engaging, entertaining, funny and serious, well written and extremely enjoyable to read.” Donna H. “A true ‘romance novel’! Adriana Kraft at her best.” Mama
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Teresa Cypher says
Few things are as bad as not being believed. 🙂 Good scene–I feel her angst. 🙂
Diane Burton says
Something might not be taken, but added. Like surveillance camera or something more dangerous.
Hywela Lyn says
Very tense little snippet, I can appreciate how she must feel!
Linda Hamonou says
Wow, I wonder why they don’t believe her. She seems to be really bothered by it, doesn’t they pick on that?