So Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped from her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping. Until----her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case.--her brother becomes a body mover for the morgue, and his sexy boss gets Carlotta involved.--her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta.With three men in her life, Carlotta has added motivation to help bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list!Look for all six books in Stephanie Bond's Body Movers series, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
Body Movers Author: Stephanie Bond Description Okay, so Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her younger brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped out of her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her like last year's designer bag. And she didn't plan to still be single (with no prospects) ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping, sort of. Until......her lovable brother is arrested and his loan sharks come calling. …the hunky cop who arrested her brother reopens her parents' case. ...her brother becomes a body mover, transporting corpses from crime scenes. …her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta. ...her brother's sexy boss draws her into the bizarre world of body moving.Suddenly Carlotta realizes that she has to bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list! Excerpt "I hope it doesn't make you uncomfortable when I talk about Peter," Angela said as she yanked the tie to the bikini top. She kicked the two-hundred-dollar scrap of Lycra across the floor of the dressing room. "N- no," Carlotta said, scrambling to rescue her merchandise. She straightened, then handed Angela a one- piece suit and gave a little laugh. "Why should it?" Angela stepped out of the minuscule bikini bottoms and stood nude before Carlotta for a few seconds before stretching the next swimsuit over her tight bod. "Because, well, you know, the whole pretend engagement you two had when we were in high school, "Angela said, preening in the mirror. The Cartier engagement ring was proof that it had been more than a "pretend" engagement, but Carlotta wet her lips and forced a casual note into her voice. "That was a lifetime ago. We were...kids." "That's what he says," Angela offered cheerfully. "And that if the two of you had actually married — " she laughed at the improbability " — that it never would have lasted." Carlotta's heart twisted, but she managed a smile. "Then everything worked out for the best, didn't it?" In the mirror, Angela leveled her feline gaze on Carlotta. "I suppose so." Carlotta steered the conversation back to clothes and, thankfully, Angela was distracted by the appearance of the "perfect" bikini (two of them) and the armfuls of designer dresses and pantsuits that Carlotta pulled from every couture department. A phone call to the shoe department on the lower floor brought Michael Lane to the women's clothing department. He headed toward Carlotta, pushing a hand truck laden with colorful boxes of Pucci and Gucci, Don Ciccillo and Donald J. Pliner. "Here's everything we have in size seven narrow." "Thanks — you're a dear." He gave Carlotta a wry smile. "How are you holding up?" Carlotta scowled toward the closed door of the dressing room. "I'm ready to strangle her." Copyright © 2000-2005 Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
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