Savannah Martin Mystery #4, sequel to Contract Pending
Sometimes, trouble hits too close to home.
Savannah's late. The kind of late that comes with midnight feedings and the pitter-patter of little feet. And while it's a circumstance that should make everyone happy - now she can finally settle down and marry Todd Satterfield, the way everyone's been hoping and praying! - it isn't Todd's baby. And Rafe Collier, whose baby it is, didn't sign on for fatherhood.
Add in the murder of Savannah's sister-in-law Sheila, the trial of Sheila's friend Marley, and the disappearance of Rafe's twelve year old son David - the kid he never knew he had - and things get complicated fast. And there is worse to come: When Rafe comes back to Nashville to help look for David, and learns that Savannah's pregnant, things do not work out the way Savannah hopes. In the end, she's left with nothing she wanted and a whole lot of trouble she didn't, and when she gets in over her head, Rafe's not there to save the day.
*** Contains an excerpt of A Done Deal, Savannah Martin Mystery #5 ***
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"With a dose of southern charm and a bad boy you won't want to forget, A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS has enough wit and sexual chemistry to rival Janet Evanovich." -----Tasha Alexander, bestselling author of DANGEROUS TO KNOW
"VERDICT: The hilarious dialog and the tension between Savannah and Rafe will delight fans of chick-lit mysteries and romantic suspense." -----Jo Ann Vicarel, Library Journal
"... mixes up a frothy girl drink of houses, hunks and whodunit narrated in a breezy first person ... If you love an umbrella in your drink ... grab A Cutthroat Business for a quick beach read." -----Lyda Phillips, Nashville Scene
"A delicious and dazzling romantic thriller ... equal parts wit and suspense, distilled with a Southern flavor as authentic as a mint julep." -----Kelli Stanley, Bruce Alexander award winner, NOX DORMIENDA
"... equal parts charming and sexy, with a side of suspense. Hero and heroine, Savannah Martin and Rafe Collier, are a pairing of perfection." -----Paige Crutcher, examiner.com
"...hooks you in the first page and doesn't let go until the last! ... There's something for every reader: tricky plot twists, rich description, and some villainous characters you'll love to hate." -----Lynda Coker, Between the Pages
"A lighthearted Southern romp with plenty of steam beneath the surface ... prose is crisp, and protagonist Savannah Martin is a flawed but likeable heroine." -----Jaden Terrell, author of RACING THE DEVIL
Jenna Bennett/Jennie Bentley writes the New York Times bestselling Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for Entangled Publishing, from contemporary to futuristic and from paranormal to suspense.
ALSO IN THIS SERIES:
A Cutthroat Business - Savannah Martin mystery #1 (May 2011) Hot Property - Savannah Martin Mystery #2 (June 2011) Contract Pending - Savannah Martin Mystery #3 (July 2011) Close to Home - Savannah Martin Mystery #4 (October 2011) A Done Deal - Savannah Martin Mystery #5 (December 2011)
ALSO FROM THIS AUTHOR:
Tall, Dark and Divine, Bagging a Greek God #1 - (July 2012)
Fortune's Hero, Soldiers of Fortune #1 - (November 2012)
Fatal Fixer-Upper - DIY #1 (November 2008) - written as Jennie Bentley Spackled and Spooked - DIY #2 (August 2009) - written as Jennie Bentley Plaster and Poison - DIY #3 (March 2010) - written as Jennie Bentley Mortar and Murder - DIY #4 (January 2011) - written as Jennie Bentley Flipped Out - DIY #5 (October 2011) - written as Jennie Bentley Wall to Wall Dead - DIY #6 (September 2012) - written as Jennie Bentley