Jessi Xu needs money and lots of it if she’s going to move into her very own rat-free apartment in Chicago. She’s done the math. It’ll take seven months, two weeks, and six days for her to earn that kind of cash. You’d be counting the days too if your mother was a newly-minted life coach intent on coaching the living right out of your life.
Somehow, all her drama fades into the background once she meets the gorgeous and exciting Enzo. Between his smile and the body and that laugh? He’s bringing fun back, despite her mother’s best efforts.
Hotshot lawyer Lorenzo Borelli lost one case—one—and suddenly everything that’s important to him is on the line. His only goal now is preserving his career. No distractions. Then he asks Jessi to be his pretend-date for an off-the-books undercover assignment, and she makes him question what’s really important.
In a single night, both their worlds are turned upside when they are held at gunpoint, abducted, and left stranded in a cemetery. If they survive the night, they just might manage to save his career and gain Jessi her independence. But the clock is ticking…
Four years ago, Maggie Lane lost her job with the Chicago PD, her boyfriend, and her sanity. Never one to accept defeat, she opened the Busted Detective Agency with her two best friends. Now Maggie is a success, doing a job she’s great at. So what if her love life is drier than a tumbleweed, and her sanity is still MIA? She doesn’t need a man—or her sanity. They’re both completely overrated.
Chase Montgomery is a cop on his way up, with nothing standing between him and everything he wants. But when he—literally—runs into Maggie in an alley while chasing a perp, one look is all it takes to remind him exactly what he lost when he let her go. Unfortunately, she still hasn’t forgiven him for ruining her career and obliterating her heart.
When Chase’s failed drug bust and Maggie’s investigation of a cheating girlfriend turn out to be related, Maggie and Chase don’t have much choice but to combine forces. If they can control the urge to kill each other long enough, they might just figure out how to make this thing between them work.
Unless, of course, the drug dealer Maggie double-crossed gets a hold of them first.
Danni Stein is done working at Busted Private Investigations. If it wasn’t for her best friends and the fact that she owns a third of the company, she would’ve left in a swirl of dust sooner. You can only find a man’s computer loaded with furry-porn so many times before one questions their life choices. She’s going to freelance. Writing code means no more cheating husbands, no more porn.
Marek Skala’s company is falling apart. Everything he’s built is being destroyed by cyber thieves, and there’s nothing he can do. Not alone anyway. He needs help. He needs Danni. Danni has the talent to make this right—if they can get past the guys with guns that seem to find them no matter where they go.
Danni wants to help—but not for the reason Marek thinks. Marek can never know why she needs to help. Because if he knew, he’d walk away and she can’t live through that again.