When novelists Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand first met in a Houston critique group, they never expected where friendship would take them. She wrote romance; he wrote crime novels. But growing respect for each other's work culminated in the decision to try blending their talents into this wonderfully engaging story merging romance and mystery. Rylee Monroe walks dogs in old-money Charleston, a part of the city recently targeted by a daring thief. Logan Woods works the crime beat for the local paper but dreams of a life as a non-fiction writer. When the string of robberies takes a strange twist, Logan sees the making of a once-in-a-lifetime book that seems to circle around this charming, eye-catching dog walker. But pursuing the truth means ignoring that he seems to be falling for her. And what is she hiding in her past that could crack the story wide open?
Deeanne Gist has captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical and contemporary romances. She has a background in education and journalism and has written for numerous publications. J. Mark Bertrand is the author of Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World and Beguiled, co-written with Deeanne Gist. He has a BA in English from Union University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston, where he worked as production editor of the literary magazine Gulf Coast. He teaches on the faculty of Worldview Academy, an academic summer camp for teens.