We often think about our old flames. With the advent of social media, it's pretty easy to get a glimpse of their life. Maybe it's your first love, or the prom date...have you ever reached out and tried to rekindle something?
I've had a relationship with my first boyfriend. Tracey was someone I have known all my life, from the first week of my life through the last day of his. The time we were boyfriend and girlfriend was such a small part of our life, our friendship was eternal. He and I spoke on the phone or through texts daily over the last few years of his life. He'd been there for me during some of the lowest times of my life.
In CHASING FAVORS, Jamie is asked to do a favor for her summer flame. She's happy with Malone but doesn't see anything wrong with helping a friend out. Right away...I can see some warning flags! What about you??
CHASING FAVORS is the 5th book in the Jamie Richmond Mystery series and it's filled with snappy dialogue and sass. The character of Jamie is... well, she's a redhead. That says enough. Not only does she get into trouble but she seems to love doing it. For fans of Janet Evanovich's books, Author Mark Love's Jamie Richmond series is a perfect fit! CHASING FAVORS is available now in Ebook and print!
Doing a favor for an old friend. What could possibly go wrong??
It was supposed to be one simple favor. Randy was the nice, charming guy who drew Jamie into a steamy romance, two years ago, during her vacation. Now he’s in town, nudging her curiosity with the request for some help. What could possibly go wrong?
Jamie’s skills as an investigative reporter made for a smooth transition to writing mysteries. And Randy’s request seemed harmless enough. Doing a favor for a friend is really no big deal. But things are rarely as they appear when Jamie starts digging. When she uncovers the answers for Randy, she’s faced with another request for a favor. Who knew she could be so popular? Now Jamie’s spending her time, chasing after favors.
While researching Randy’s situation, Jamie stumbles upon something that doesn’t seem quite right. Most people would just ignore it. Or chalk it up to a coincidence. But Jamie’s never been a believer in those. Sensing there is something more going on in the background, Jamie becomes determined to figure it out. And if she’s right, she intends on stopping the bad guys in their tracks.
CHASING FAVORS features the beautiful redhead whose nose for trouble has her stumbling into police business. Mark Love’s series is perfect for fans of the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs or Diane Capri’s Michael Flint series, where solving a mystery and danger abound. Even though you can read Chasing Favors as a standalone, why would you? Especially when following Jamie through her romance and adventures will entertain you through the night.
“Malone, are you telling me that my efforts to elevate your heart rate aren’t sufficient to ensuring your good health?”
He chuckled and shook his head. “You know how to get my heart racing. But there are other aspects required for a full-body workout.”
“Maybe you need to rethink your routine,” I teased from the doorway.
He was sitting on the side of the bed about to reach for his tennis shoes. Now Malone flashed me a wicked smile. Before I could move, he lifted me off my feet.
“Hold still. I’m going to do a set of curls with you horizontally across my arms.” He shifted his grip. One arm was beneath my knees. The other was under my shoulder blades.
“Don’t drop me!” I started to reach for his neck.
“Keep your arms at your sides, Jay.” He turned around now so that he was holding me over the bed.
Slowly he did a curl, rolling me in his arms as if his hands were reaching for his shoulders. On the third curl, Malone dipped his head and kissed my stomach through my shirt. Then he released me, dropping me onto the mattress from shoulder height. I bounced, laughing in delight.
“We’ve just created a new exercise.” He fell on the bed beside me.
“What are you going to call it?”
He gave it some thought. “Curling the vixen.”
“I’m a vixen?”
“Hope that’s one you’re only going to do at home.”
“Only with you, Jamie.” He gave me a kiss that got my heart racing, then slid off the bed. “I gotta run.”
“Sure, leave me all hot and bothered,” I muttered.
Malone grabbed his shoes and went out the door. “To be continued.”
“It damn well better be.”
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