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Lady Gabriella Paperback – July 14, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Nicole Valentine lived a life of abuse from her mother and neglect from her father. Her mother found one reason to kick her out of the house for good and she did just that, convincing Nicole's father that she had betrayed him. Nicole was left to find her own way in the world at such a young age, who knew she would turn out to be a successful journalist.
Returning home after eleven years seemed foreign to Nicole; but she had to be there for the reading of her father's will. Her father died of prostate cancer, so it seemed fitting that he left his entire fortune to The Fight For Cancer Foundation. That infuriated her mother, but not nearly as much as what was left to Nicole.
Detective Bay Dalton was paid to seduce Nicole and find the whereabouts of the locket, it was never in the deal to fall in love with her. Investigating this case seemed to be full of secrets; Nicole's birth mother was not the evil mother she lived with all those years, and her birth father was actually her uncle.
Everyone wanted to get their hands on the Lady Gabriella, no matter whose life was at stake. When Bay was shot, Nicole only thought the worst. There was no way the man she loved would come walking to her ever again. Is there a happy ending to this story? When all the secrets start to leak out it all begins to make sense to Nicole. Her whole life had been a lie.
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I enjoyed this book. Donnette Smith has written a very good little romance/mystery here. The story is about a young woman name Nicole Valentine learning that she has inherited a very valuable locket called the Lady Gabriella. But the mystery surrounding her strange past with her family soon has her trying to find out answers that she needs answering. This leads her to the private investigator Bay Dalton. I really liked the character Bay, any man that can put a move on a woman that quick has my respect. What soon follows is a well-plotted romance/mystery that will keep the reader guessing and trying to figure out what is going on. Donnette has mixed in just enough love and crime to make this blood and guts horror writer smile when he got to the end of the book. If you like crime or mystery/romance please take a look at this book. You will be very entertained.
**** Four Stars as I rate books.