by Katie Ashley
Release date: July 2nd, 2013
Twenty year old Lane Montgomery never imagined her usually boring summer in the boonies would require her to trade her toe shoes for hunting boots or her monotonous college textbooks for treasure map deciphering. Never would she have imagined after breaking her grandmother’s precious Native American statue, danger, a lost treasure of Cherokee Gold and a hostage situation would arise. Nor could she predict that the one man destined to protect her and her family was her childhood nemesis and former crush, Maddox Diaz.
Returning after three years in the Army, twenty-three year old Maddox Diaz is confronted with more than he bargained for when agreeing to help his childhood buddy and deepest regret, Lane. Suddenly he is thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with armed and ruthless treasure seekers that results in car chases and gun battles all in the presence of the one girl who still manages to haunt his dreams and drive him wild with desire.
Lane is determined to deny the sizzling chemistry with the man who stole her virginity and broke her heart. She just wants to stay alive with her heart intact. Will she be able to resist the man whose body sets fire to all her senses?
Each summer since she was a child Lane Montgomery has been spending her summer
working at Maudie’s Mountain Brewery and Orchard. Maudie was her father’s foster
mother and they always kept in touch.
Maddox Diaz also raised by Maudie became friends with Lane and as children they
played and teased one another. Then at sixteen Lane’s hormones took
over and she developed a crush on her best friend Maddox, she loved him.
One thing leads to another and when he realizes the impact of their actions Maddox
shuts down and Lane is crushed.
Fast forward three years and the two are re-united after his medical discharge from
the Army, Lane now a college student and aspiring ballerina.
What starts out to be just another summer at Maudie’s turns into an action packed thriller,
a game of catch me if you can as the treasure hunt begins. A combination of love on the run,
car chases, dodging bullets, kidnapping and a betrayal makes for an exciting read.
On the run from armed thugs Maddox and Lane begin their task of breaking the code
on an old Indian map in their quest to find the hidden gold buried over two hundred years ago.
The game of hide and seek bring the two closer and feelings that have been buried resurface.
Yum, Maddox is all hotness, hard bodied, and has all the ingredients needed to bring
any woman to her knees. Lane is simmering with want, just waiting for Maddox to
ease the ache between her legs while remembering the hurt he caused her years ago.
Dare she go there again?
This was an incredible journey, first the reconciliation of Maddox and Lane to revisiting
their childhood days as Maddox teased Lane as a child to their teenage years when she
gave herself to him only to walk away in pain. Some feelings never leave they just get
buried as life moves on. Their time together will rekindle those feelings.
The adventures they shared during the treasure hunt reminds me of a movie, Romancing The Stone.
A perfect blend of danger, mystery and love rolled into one book!
4 thrilling stars
Age: 19…almost 20
City of Residence: Marietta, GA
Occupation: College student at Agnes Scott and part-time ballet teacher
Hobbies: ballet, reading, hanging out with friends, movies.
Favorite Music: Country, classical, 80’s, and pop
Favorite food: Maudie’s cornbread dressing with a cup of her Apple Core Cider.
Favorite Quote: “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.–Mikhail Baryshnikov
Name: Maddox Emilio Diaz
City of Residence: Ellijay, GA. Previous Residence: Fort Campbell, KY
Occupation: Former soldier in the 101st Army Airborne Division. Now head of shipping and receiving at Maudie’s Mountain Brewery
Hobbies: working out, hunting, playing video games
Music: The harder the metal the better
Favorite Food: Arroz con gandules y pernil aka yellow Spanish rice with pigeon peas and pork
Favorite Quote: Strive to be a leader of character, competence, and courage—Major Dick Winters 101st Airborne Division and author of Band of Brothers
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Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.
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