Series: Stand Alone Titles
Published by: Warner Books
Release Date: December 14, 2008
Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, iTunes, Walmart
This is Your Mission and You Must Accept It… PR specialist Cassie Cooper loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned party. And the masquerade ball at the museum is her best yet. But one minute she’s chatting with a mummy, and the next a legendary amulet is stolen practically from under her nose. There are times when a woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do. To find the artifact and save her job, Cassie turns to her nemesis: Dr. Harrison Standish. Standoffish, as she likes to call him. Or Your Chance for Love Will Self-Destruct In Seventy-Two Hours! Archaeologist Harrison has all the intensity of Indiana Jones, but his no-need-for-romance attitude could use some adjustment. Who knew it would happen while he and Cassie are chasing leads, dodging bad guys, and racing against the clock? Just when he needs his full attention on their mission, he’s having the damnedest time keeping his mind-and his hands-off her. They still have a shot at recovering the amulet, but when it comes to Cassie, Harrison’s already a goner.
"More than anything, Cassie wants the masquerade event celebrating a new exhibit at the museum to go well. Its success might mean her ticket to a better job at the Smithsonian. But after the mummy is stabbed in the back, things begin to go downhill. Harrison has grown up on archaeological digs, working side by side with his mother. He knows the meaning of the amulet that's on display. Apparently, someone else does, too, because in all the chaos, the amulet disappears. Harrison, a self-proclaimed geek, and Cassie, who lives on the edge, join forces to find it. Sharp and sassy, Cassie drives Harrison to the brink, until he doesn't know whether to strangle her or seduce her. An ancient curse, a centuries-old order of bad guys, a mummy, a wealthy meglomaniac and his minions, and true love are shaken but not stirred in this action-packed, fast-paced adventure, the sexy sequel to Wilde's Charmed and Dangerous (2004), which features Cassie's twin, Maddie. Both romances belong on library shelves."