The Wannabe Spy Series
In Over My Head
Hi, my name is Blake.
Yes, I'm a girl.
Yes, I want to be a spy.
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt about being a spy. Solving the crime, saving the country. No, it wasn't the usual career a little girl normally wanted, but I wasn't normal and I knew it.
Even though I had wanted to be a spy, I hadn't taken any steps to make it happen. Until one day, opportunity came knocking on my door. Now, my neighbor was missing, my house had been ransacked and a mysterious green-eyed hottie, that made my heart race, was coming around.
This was my chance. This was the moment I had been waiting for. Something strange was taking place, and I was determined to find out what was going on, even if it got the best of me. Even if I ended up in over my head!
Biting Off More Than I Can Chew
The desire to become a spy was greater now than ever before. After saving Marcelo's life and stopping the criminal— I was addicted. I was ready to do whatever it took to make my dreams of being an undercover agent turn into a reality.
The problem was, I had too many distractions— starting with Marcelo, the Italian hottie, my arch-enemy popping back up into my life, the banquet I was in charge of, and the handsome Private Investigator who was willing to teach me the basics.
It was time I figured out some answers to the millions of questions I had— regardless of the lengths I had to go to get them. But would someone stop me before I could? I didn't know who I could trust and who I couldn't, and I wondered if I was biting off more than I could chew.
When it Rains it Pours
My sister is missing!
Has anyone seen her?
I am a walking disaster not only because I'm sick with a nasty cold but also because the last conversation I had with Lillian was of her choosing to disown me as her sister.
What if I never see her again?
I can't even fathom the thought!
So, I did the only thing I knew to do- I enlisted the help of Marcelo AND Brady. Yes, I was making them work together, and they didn't like it. Not one bit.
Everything was going wrong from the torrential downpour of rain that seemed to be never-ending to me being run off the road and winding up in jail.
But nothing was going to stop me from getting Lillian back, even if it meant cooperating with the criminals and handing over what they were needing to commit their next crime with.
With all the chaos taking place, one thing I came to realize was certain- When it Rains it Pours.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Stella Rivers has a stalker. Why this is my problem? I have no idea. Ever since she decided we needed to bury the hatchet, she thinks we are the best of friends. Of course I love a good mystery to solve, but this is more than I bargained for when helping Stella ends up with her living in my home and even wearing my clothes.
She is disrupting my life, including my love life. Things are going great with Brady, and I would like for it to continue as so, without Stella in the middle of every date we have. Not to mention all the dates I'm having to go on hoping to figure out which guy has his sights on Stella. Including his camera sights.
Things take a turn for the worse when Stella's stalker becomes my own. Not only do I have to keep my eye out for the stalker, but I also have to watch out for my new next-door neighbor who makes me cringe each time I encounter him. I know he is up to no good. I just need the opportunity to prove it.
With each image that turns up from the stalker, a new level of fear comes with it and I learn real quick the truth of the meaning- A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.
Just Another Day in Paradise
How I ended up going from having my heart broken by Brady to being married to Marcelo was beyond me.
Okay, it was a fake marriage. But still.
I had booked a cruise to get away for some desperately needed downtime, which ended up being the exact opposite of what I got. Instead, I was coaxed into working a case with Marcelo, which was what I had always wanted. Not so much having to deal with Marcelo, but being invited to work an undercover investigation.
The problem was, having to pretend to be Marcelo’s wife became more than I bargained for as emotions skyrocketed and I didn’t know how to tame them. Solving the case wasn’t the only thing on my mind. Now I needed to figure out how I was going to get off this ship with my heart intact. How could a person fall for someone when their heart was already broken?
This was Just Another Day In Paradise.
Things Aren't Always What They Seem
I am not a criminal! I think. Wait, no, I know I'm not! Then why does everyone believe I am?
I agreed to take this case, but after an ultimatum from Marcelo Ricci- I changed my mind. How I ended up right in the middle of the car theft ring wasn't my fault. I only hoped they didn't leave me there.
I had the information needed to stop the guy in charge until I learned there was a boss. There was someone even higher in power calling the shots. I had to find out who. Only I couldn't stay much longer or I would end up at the mercy of Jack Herbert.
I needed to find a way to escape, but there were two women I had to be sure and take with me. Only where would I go since everyone thought I was guilty? Didn't they know me at all? Didn't they know Things Aren't Always What They Seem?
Strike A Pose
Me — a model? No way! Yet, that was exactly what I had just auditioned to be, and for good reason. I was on a mission to learn what Willis and Patricia Gulls were up to. I was hoping my hunch of them being wrapped up in criminal activity was wrong, at least for Brady's sake. However, there were four model interns that I had to ensure were safe in their care, and I had my doubts.
Marcelo agreed to work with me on the case, hoping this was the last one I would take on, and then we could pursue our relationship further. Everything was going smoothly until my mom heard Marcelo and I had eloped. Which we really hadn't, yet how could I explain why we pretended to be married on the cruise ship?
My focus was being pulled in many directions, and I had to ignore the distractions. I needed to find out who was the main boss in charge of orchestrating the crimes that had taken place. I was almost certain I knew exactly who it was, and if I was right — they were going down!
Shop Till You Drop
I can't believe it! I have found myself the victim of identity theft that is sweeping across the town of Dexter. Marcelo has been put on the case to find the culprits, only not with me as his partner, but Becky instead. Becky is tall, blonde, and gorgeous causing all of my insecurities to rise to the surface and it seems Marcelo is fighting his own ugly green giant as well.
I have decided a trip out of town is the answer to our problems not only for our relationship, but also as a means to find answers to the crimes taking place as my prime suspects have reservations at the same resort in the mountains.
But will the heavy snow along with the lack of power cause my plans to go south? Will I be able to find the answers I need to solve the case? More importantly, will Marcelo finally make our marriage real or will he turn to Becky instead?
Hitting the Jackpot
Agent Hughes is missing! We have searched everywhere! The whole agency has joined together in hopes of finding him.
When a new lead comes out of Las Vegas, Marcelo and I take a trip to investigate. We learn of a retired agent who also went missing the same time Agent Hughes did. Counterfeit money is circling Las Vegas and Dexter as well. Where is it coming from?
It's time to end this once and for all, but now my concern is will Marcelo and my relationship end before it really began or can it last through the stress of the circumstances? Will we be able to locate Hughes or will he end up a casualty as I fear Mrs Shoemaker was?
These books are so much fun I can hardly put them down. They are the perfect escape into fun, light reading, yet with solid characters and interesting plots. I love how laugh-out-loud funny they are. This one was so much fun because it was on a cruise, giving it a different twist on the adventure. I also love how we’re inside Blake’s head, and she thinks just like we do, so she’s totally relatable. For example:
“It was like blowing the perfect, biggest bubble with chewing gum, then someone sticking their finger in the middle of it.”
“We had only been fake married for the last two hours and I was ready to throw him overboard. We hadn’t even left port yet.”
“And I needed to calm myself down before I passed out and made it simple for the snake to grab me.”
We want more!
Just Another Day in Paradise
Reviewer Brenda Cobb Murphy
The Wannabe Spy Series Reviews
It’s a windy wet day where I am and there’s nothing better on a day like today than to snuggle up under the blankets with a cozy crime book. This was the perfect example of a cozy crime. We got everything the genre could wish for: a fearless heroine who is more lucky than good; A couple of would be suitors who want to hug her and crush her in equal measure; a tantalizing mystery and a couple of likeable pets (crazy old neighbor to be determined). I blasted through this in an afternoon and have gone straight on to download the next one. This is Well written cozy crime with lots of potential for more high jinks as the series goes on.
In Over My Head
Reviewer Natalie Strong
Book two is a great continuation of the first book in the series. Another feel good experience created by the author. The story line catches your attention and motivates you to want to read the next chapter. I highly recommend reading this series and all of the author's books.
Biting Off More Than I Can Chew
Reviewer Steve Dunlap