Marie Astor is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Janet Maple Series:To Catch a Bad Guy, Catching the Bad Guy, Bad Guys Get Caught, contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, Smitten at First Sight, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window.
Marie is also the author of a fantasy adventure novel, Over the Mountain and Back.
“Marie Astor delighted me with her mystery and romance. I rooted against the bad guys and cheered for the good as they fought for justice. Marie’s heroines are so real you want to sit down and have a drink with them and her heroes will captivate you. I can’t wait to see what they are up to in the next book!”
~Kathleen Brooks, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bluegrass Series
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Book One in the Love, Power & Sin Series
As the only child of an industrial magnate, Allyson Roberts has it all: love, fortune, and a
promising career. Her perfect life goes up in smoke when she sees her father’s name in the
papers next to horrible accusations. In a blink of an eye she loses her fiancé, her employment,
and her fortune. Just when she seems to have hit the bottom, Ally is recruited by an undercover
agency that is interested in her skills. She takes the job with only one goal in mind: to clear her
father’s name. Vengeance is the only thought on her mind as she convinces herself that her heart
has no room for love–or does it?
A former top agent in his field, Jake Morrissey has inner demons he can’t put to rest. Now he
bides his time as a training instructor. He’s sworn off women, but try as he might he can’t keep
his eyes off Allyson Roberts. When he’s asked to partner up with Ally on a new assignment,
Jake is tempted to end his retirement. Will he keep running from his fears or will he find the
strength to become the man he once was?