Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Release: Private Affair by Rebecca York

Title: Private Affair
Author: Rebecca York
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Model Olivia Winters comes home to escape her job in New York City, and finds herself compelled to investigate the suspicious suicide of a former high school classmate. She enlists the help of private investigator Max Lyon, an ex-detective from a troubled family. Posing as husband and wife, the pair uncovers a grisly trail of murder, and the danger propels them into each other's arms.

With a murderer on the loose, Max and Olivia realize they're in too deep, too late. They're getting close to the truth—and to each other's secrets.

An Excerpt 

Without glancing back, Olivia walked to the living room area and closed the door behind her. After crossing the room, she pulled the curtains aside and stood looking down into the building’s courtyard.

She wondered if Max would come after her. When he didn’t, she sat down on the couch and pulled her knees to her chin, hugging herself.

She’d walked away from him when he’d asked for personal information about her. Really, she wanted to run out of the suite. But that would be a foolish tack, and she wasn’t dressed for it. And come to think of it, running away was the same thing she’d done as soon as she’d graduated from high school. She’d wanted to distance herself from her bad memories. And she’d been doing that frantically and successfully for the past ten years. Did that make her a coward? Or had she been trying to live her life the best she could?

It had worked for a long time. Then it had started to fall apart.

Her life in New York was no longer as satisfying as it had been. Now she was back home. Because she actually wanted to face the past? Or because she was fleeing again?

That was an interesting thought. And the man in the other room had offered her a way to deal with the past. To put it to rest once and for all.

She’d made love with him because she was reaching out to him in a way she had avoided for years. But one night of passion wasn’t all she imagined for them. She could see a future for the two of them. It felt tantalizingly real, if she dared to ask for what she wanted. But she couldn’t do it while avoiding a subject she had to discuss. She had to come clean with him.

She clenched her hands at her sides. What was he going to think of her?

She dragged in a breath and let it out, struggling for calm. Maybe it was better to get this over with before he distanced himself even farther from her.

She wrapped her arms around her shoulders, holding onto her own body, willing herself to steadiness. As she did it, she realized it was a familiar gesture for her. As if the only person she trusted to protect her was herself. But now she had Max. Or she hoped so. After several deep breaths, she turned and walked back into the bedroom.

Author Biography

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca York’s writing has been compared to that of Dick Francis, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Maggie Shayne. Her award-winning books have been translated into twenty-two languages and optioned for film. A recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, she lives in Maryland near Washington, DC, which is often the setting of her romantic suspense novels.

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