Passion, suspense, and a bit of magic come together in an irresistible short novel from bestselling author Kay Hooper’s Once Upon a Time series: the tale of a real-life Rapunzel who needs a hero fast.
Lara Mason just wants to let her hair down a little. A community theater production of a children’s fairy tale seems like a perfectly harmless break from a life in hiding. But the cyber criminals who murdered her father are stalking her, and they’ve tracked her down once again. Enter Devon Shane—dark, brooding, and sexy as a rock star, the chivalrous counterpart to her Rapunzel. Before long her mysterious co-star pulls her out of harm’s way—twice—and kisses her senseless, adding a seductive twist to a savage plot.
Working undercover for the FBI, Devon thinks he’s got his part down cold: act the prince, protect the fair maiden, and break up a ring of spies trading on corporate espionage. But as soon as Devon lays eyes on brave, lovely Lara, he starts improvising. Because the powerful emotions he’s feeling are as real as the peril she’s facing. Now, with a relentless evil closing in, he needs to win Lara’s trust if he wants a shot at happily ever after.
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
About Golden Threads
As most of you probably know by now, I began my career writing series, or category, romance. I am very proud of my roots in romance, and consider myself lucky to have served a solid writing apprenticeship in a genre that allowed me to combine various elements in pursuit of a good story.
Because love stories can be told against the backdrop of history or within the framework of mystery, suspense, fantasy, paranormal, and even horror plots, I was able to exercise those writing muscles over time, undoubtedly leading to the suspense/thriller novels I’m writing today. Romance is no longer the central focus of what I write, but it remains at the heart of all my work.
So I give you here a romantic story with an edge of suspense, first published in 1989. Lara Callahan has come to the small town of Pinewood to start over–and to hide. Devon Shane has come looking for answers. When the wary woman and mysterious man take roles in a community theater production, they risk far more than the judgment of an audience. They risk their very lives.
Because both of them have secrets. Both are living a lie. And both know the first rule of survival is Tell no one. It’s a rule they’ll have to break.