Red herrings meet red bottoms in this tale of detecting, discipline and life decisions.
After eight years of working as a PI, Lucy Ogilvy finally has a murder mystery to investigate. Who did kill Marilyn Carter, a convicted murderer who is now a prominent Christian evangelist?
Lucy’s investigations bring her back in contact with her ex-boyfriend Noel. They’d like to get back together – but he insists on a domestic discipline relationship, and forbids her to take unnecessary risks for work.
Can Lucy accept Noel’s discipline? And how do you investigate a murder without taking a few risks, anyway?
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Back at her flat, she made sure she looked good before heading off to Leicester Square. She put on new jeans and a strappy top, brushed her hair thoroughly and applied make-up and perfume. Then she caught the bus to the train station. It was better to use public transport tonight as she definitely needed a fortifying glass of cider if she was going to have a conversation with Noel. Plus, if he asked her back to his place, it would be easier just to go back with him without her car…
Stop it, she told herself. Getting back with Noel would mean telling him that that spanking had been okay. And it hadn’t been. Even if she had probably deserved it – no, she corrected herself, she’d probably totally deserved it – it wasn’t his place to dish out punishment. Spanking was all very well in the bedroom – it was a turn-on and led to great sex – but for real punishment? No. Just no. Being a successful PI meant taking risks. Sure, other people might consider her decisions dangerous and foolhardy, but for her, such actions might be career enhancing. Noel, as a journalist, should have understood that. If he didn’t and if he wanted to get back with her, then she was going to make that very clear to him.
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Bethany Leigh is a newbie erotic romance writer published by Blushing Books. Her first novella, Freedom, is set in a kinky alternate Edwardian era, and her second, At Dead at Night, is a murder mystery set in present-day England. Her short story anthology, A Cure for All Ills and Other Stories, will also be published by Blushing Books, and includes contemporary, historical and time-travel stories set in Australia, England and the Czech Republic.
She enjoys writing (and reading!) about strong-willed heroines crossing swords with alpha heroes.