Former Olympian Maddie Cooper keeps her trim, taut body in great shape . . . and her heart safe from any man. Until her thrill-seeking twin, Cassie gets in big trouble and Maddie has to come to her rescue---again!
FBI agent David Marshall has a big headache and all because of two women. He'd enlisted Cassie in a sting operation, but she's disappeared among art thieves and forgers. Now, determined to find her sister, Maddie charges furiously into the picture, sticking to his side and making him tingle in all the right places.
But David knows just how to take back control. First locate, Cassie. Second reclaim the stolen masterpieces. Third, figure out how to put Maddie's fears about men to bed . . . and get her delectable self into his.
"Intriguing characters, different locales and hilarious situations keep this story moving quickly. Maddie and David together make CHARMED AND DANGEROUS sizzle. Funny, fast and sexy, this story is top notch reading entertainment." - Romance Reader at Heart
"Lori Wilde once again delights her growing fan base with an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure that's as hot as it is romantic! David and Maddie are so alike in some ways and opposite in others that it's delightful to watch them attempting to outwit each other, while trying not to acknowledge the attraction burgeoning between them. How they work out conflicts as they strive to solve the case, forms the crux of this engaging romantic drama. Secondary characters add to the story-line.
Personal dramas aside, suspense is one of the mainstays of Charmed and Dangerous and is as relentless as the pace of the novel, during the course of which action shifts to beautiful locations in Europe. With a deft hand, Wilde blends humor and suspense, passion and mystery into a story both charming and dangerous." - Book Loons
"The story is witty and the chemistry between David and Maddie is hot enough to satisfy those looking for light summer reading." - Publishers' Weekly
"Wilde has a unique voice that will soar her to publishing heights. Her characters are visual and her stories are filled with humor and adventure." - Rendezvous
"Five stars!! This is an exhilarating romantic suspense that goes at a fast pace. Readers will take immense pleasure with this FBI art theft romance." - Harriet Klausner
"Take a deep breath before you plunge into Charmed and Dangerous because you are going to need it. This is a fast paced, thrill ride that will literally take you around the globe and back again. Ms. Wilde grabs and holds your attention from the first word to the last in this book that has humor, suspense and a sexier than sin hero." - Fallen Angels Reviews
"Mistaken identities, kamikaze coconuts, out of control desire, drinking contests, and vats of honey make this one hilarious moment after another! David and Maddie are such stubborn characters and it was as entertaining to watch them fight as it was seeing them make up. How can you resist a Lori Wilde? She guarantees outrageous laughs, fabulous adventures, steamy passion, and heartfelt romance every time!" - Tracy Marsac, ReaderToReader.com
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June 30, 2004
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Excerpt from Charmed and Dangerous by Lori Wilde
"Are you trying to blackmail me?" FBI agent David Marshall asked, stripping off his shirt and tossing it onto the bed.
"No more than you're trying to intimidate me," Maddie Cooper replied.
"Question is, do you like it," he asked.
The air in the room seemed miserable hot even though he'd twisted up the controls on the air conditioner when he'd walked in. Or maybe it was the heat of his blood rushing through his veins.
"Nobody likes being intimidated."
"Don't be so sure of that. Ever heard of a submissive?"
"I'm not a submissive," she denied. "Far from it."
"You sure? You entered a man's room while he was getting undressed."
"That doesn't make me submissive. If anything, I'd say I was the dominant."
"You dominating me?" The notion was so foreign, so utterly ridiculous that David burst out laughing.
His derision incensed her. She stabbed an index finger in his direction. "Maybe you're the one who's longing to be submissive."
"Oh yeah?" Swiftly he covered the remaining distance between them.
She backpedaled until she ran smack dab into the wall. David grabbed both her wrists, pinned her hands above her head and swiftly shoved one knee between her legs, completely hemming her in with no way out.
"This look like a submissive to you, darlin'?" he growled.
They were both breathing hard, their lips almost touching.
"For your information I'm a third degree black belt in karate," she said.
"Bring it on. I'm fifth degree."
"You don't threaten me." She gulped, belying her own bravado.
He saw the column of her throat muscles pump hard and he knew he'd succeeded in intimidating her, but still she held her ground. She might be scared, but she was too damned proud to run away.
Dammit. Why did her bravery in the face of her fear turn him on so frickin' much? He was one sick puppy.
His gaze locked onto hers.
Maddie raised her chin.
She was so close her body heat set him on fire.
They stood there a long moment, neither of them blinking, neither wanting to be the first to back down. He forced himself not to think about how nice she smelled or how her chest rose and fell in cadence with his own raspy breathing or how much he wanted to kiss her at that very moment.
If he kept thinking like this, he'd be rock hard in a matter of seconds.
He was halfway there already.