At 28, Lily Anderson, a pretty, self-assured career woman living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is facing problems in the law firm where she’s the manager. She’s also sick of living so far from her only sister.
She wants a better work environment, warmer weather, and marriage before she turns 30.
During Christmas vacation at her sister’s house on Marco Island, Florida, she impulsively decides to change everything in her life. Moving to Florida and finding a better job turns out to be easier than choosing the right husband from among the three eligible men who want her.
First, there’s Jack Moon, her boyfriend since college and an accomplished guitarist. He didn’t propose marriage when his band, The Fly-Over Boys, got a gig opening for The Dixie Chicks. She wonders if he’s cheating on her when he’s on the road.
Fortunately, two new men abruptly appear in Lily’s life. One is Tom Lawton, an ambitious detective she meets on the Christmas flight to Fort Myers, Florida. Though he’s on the rebound from a recently broken engagement, he falls in love with Lily.
The other man is Dr. Bruce Blackburn, her brother-in-law’s best friend and partner both on the golf course and in the surgical suite. Recently widowed and a popular plastic surgeon with his pick of women, he too is taken with Lily.
Discovering the truth about one of the men, misled by gossip about another, and kept in the dark about the past of the third, Lily finally makes her choice. Not until she takes a fateful cruise on a cigarette boat named Face Off does she learn the truth about the men in her life — and her own heart.
Face Off is a witty, suspenseful, action-packed murder mystery with a thriller ending. Tightly plotted, this murder-romance novel is full of memorable characters, colorful language, and unexpected twists and turns.