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The girl who knew too much


When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist--especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician--until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago. With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past--always just out of sight--could drag them both under.

Item Details


Genre: Historical fiction.


  • 9780399174476 (hardcover)
  • 9780399174476
  • 0399174478

Edition: First edition.

Description: 355 pages ; 24 cm

LCCN: 2016050066

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Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013 — Elizabeth Peters shares Quick's madcap humor; her pleasure in romantic romps; her intelligent, independent heroines; her often brooding heroes; convoluted, detail-rich plots; and stories with element of Mystery, Suspense, and Adventure. These are not, however, for readers who do not enjoy racy romances with explicit sex. -- Katherine Johnson
Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974 — Some of Amanda Quick's novels share a common ground with Heyer's Romances, although the level of sensuality is considerably greater. Sprightly unconventional heroines with a warm heart and a strong commitment to family meet and attract confirmed bachelors with well-deserved reputations but a highly-developed sense of personal honor and code of conduct. -- Krista Biggs
Laurens, Stephanie — Fans of Stephanie Laurens may enjoy Amanda Quick's (who is really Jayne Ann Krentz) early Regency romances, which are well-plotted and firmly positioned in their Regency settings. Laurens is more family-focused than Quick, but both author explore issues of power, past trauma, relationships, and society. -- Victoria Caplinger
Martin, Kat — Kat Martin and Amanda Quick write period romances replete with lords, ladies, intrigues, and murder. Their well-plotted novels maintain a fast pace while managing to be both steamy and suspenseful. -- Mike Nilsson
MacLean, Sarah — Amanda Quick and Sarah MacLean write steamy historic romance with adventure and mystery.Their strong female protagonists work to shape their worlds to their tastes instead of simply meeting society's expectations. They feature romantic relationships between equals, with each party finding fulfillment, happiness, and love. -- Melissa Gray
Quinn, Julia, 1970- — Quinn is frequently compared to Quick, and no wonder: they both write the same brand of Historical Romantic Suspense, including strong family attachments, hidden agendas, and a large helping of humor and sexual tension. Both authors use witty dialog to keep their stories moving along towards their satisfying conclusions. -- Katherine Johnson
Foley, Gaelen — Gaelen Foley and Amanda Quick write steamy Regency romances starring handsome rogues, virtuous society ladies, and headstrong, scandalous women. Their fast-paced stories, most often set in London, are richly detailed and compelling. -- Mike Nilsson
Duncan, Alice, 1945- — Duncan's romances exhibit many of the same qualities readers anticipate in Quick, including a strong sense of place, engaging banter, colorful secondary characters, themes of family obligation and loyalty, and whimsical humor. -- Katherine Johnson
Alexander, Victoria — Victoria Alexander and Amanda Quick are adept at conjuring sensual historical romance that will linger long after you finish reading. Their complex characters, strong sense of place, and steamy, passionate courtships make for an unforgettable Regency England. -- Mike Nilsson
Krahn, Betina M. — Betina Krahn writes Historical Romance with many of the same elements as Quick: witty dialog; running jokes; heroic male and determined, intelligent female protagonists fated to cross verbal swords. With her usual sexy romance, well-drawn supporting characters, and suspenseful s sub-plots, her books will please Quick's fans. -- Katherine Johnson
Lee, Jade — Jade Lee and Amanda Quick pen engaging Regency and Victorian romances that feature strong characters and engaging plots. Their steamy encounters, abundant suspense, and high drama keep the pages turning, seemingly of their own volition. Of course, one cannot overlook the lithe, effortlessly gorgeous heroines or the dashing, virile heroes... -- Mike Nilsson
Robards, Karen — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Steamy, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Historical romances' and 'Romantic suspense' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.

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