Divorced, Desperate and Deceived
placed First in the Single Title/Mainstream category of the
2009 Judge A Book By Its Cover Contest.
Divorced, Desperate and Deceived received the Holt Medallion Award of Merit
for Best Romantic Comedy Romance Novel of 2009.
Divorced, Desperate and Deceived took Top Pick in the Orange County Chapter of
RWA's Book Buyers' Best contest. Thank you, Sue Grimshaw of Borders!
Divorced, Desperate and Deceived
by Christie Craig
Release date: Nov. 24th 2009
Of the Divorced, Desperate and Delicious club, Kathy Callahan is the last surviving member. Oh, her two friends haven't died or anything. They just gave up their vows of chastity. They went for hot sex with hot cops and happy second marriages—something Kathy can never consider, given her past. Yet there's always her plumber, Stan Bradley. He seems honest, hardworking...and skilled with a tool.
Kathy's best-laid plans are about to hit a clog. The guy snaking her drain isn't what he seems. He's handier with a pistol than a pipe wrench, and she's about to see more action than Jason Statham. The next forty-eight hours promise hot pursuit, hotter passion and a super perky pug. And at the end of this wild escapade, Kathy and her own undercover lawman will be flush with happiness . . . assuming they both survive.
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What reviewers are saying about
DIVORCED, DESPERATE and DECEIVED !
"Christie Craig will crack you up!"
—New York Times Bestselling Author Kerrelyn Sparks
RT Book Reviews: 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK
The latest in Craig's Divorced, Desperate and . . . series is fast moving, exciting and suspenseful, with the many delightful characters Craig always provides. The secondary romance is a wonderful touch, and much of the humor originates with and is provided by the male characters.
Though Kathy Callahan's friends are determined to find her a man, Kathy has her eye on one who seems to have lost interest now that she's ready to date again. While her son visits his dad for a month, Kathy hopes to connect with plumber Stan Bradley who, until recently, showed all the signs of being very interested in her. Only Stan isn't really Stan; he's Luke Hunter, an FBI agent in the witness protection program. Just as Kathy makes her move, so do the bad guys, and she winds up on the run with Luke. But some of the bad guys aren't so bad – something that just may save Kathy's and Luke's lives.
The action only stops long enough for steamy passion in this fast-paced conclusion to Craig's contemporary romance trilogy (after 2008's Divorced, Desperate and Dating). Kathy Callahan is the last member of the Divorced, Desperate and Delicious Club to remain single, thanks to her distrust of men and her devotion to her son, Tommy. Sparks are flying between Kathy and plumber Stan Bradley, but Stan is actually Luke Hunter, an undercover FBI agent hiding out until he can testify against organized crime boss Lorenzo. When Lorenzo's men—including hilariously reluctant mobster Joey Hinkle –catch up with him, Luke and Kathy have to flee, unable to trust even their closest friends. Craig keeps the sexual tension as high as the suspense in the mad dash Kathy and Luke make toward what they hope is safety, and maybe even love.