Standalone romantic comedy with spice and suspense


Gia Keats works both sides of love’s dirty business. Some days are spent at Silhouette Bridal Boutique, helping brides prepare for their delusional walk to happily ever after. Other days she clocks hours for Duplicity, spying on cheaters and crushing their plans for future trysts. The two jobs are a solid reminder to ignore the dead thing inside her chest and to stay out of love’s sight. She never expected to get caught.

Love is also pretty far down on Mark Foster’s priority list. The closest thing he’s had to a relationship was two nights with a hottie tourist looking for an unforgettable vacation bang. But after he catches a gorgeous local spying on a public make-out session, his sour view of long-term turns a little sweet. He’ll even ignore the odd coincidences that follow her for a taste of the L word.

Falling for Mark’s charm would be easier than choosing a single item from a dessert menu, but Gia knows love’s never that simple.
When an anonymous Duplicity client hires her to target a Silhouette bride and groom, both sides of the business collide.
And Mark’s ties to the bride are the icing on the screwed up cake.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

“So, you’re the one.”
“The one my mom warmed me about when I was younger. That one girl who would come out of nowhere, grab hold, make me feel something I never had before, then rip me apart with some unfathomable truth.”

Sometimes it’s nice to just sit and lose yourself in a nice easy read. You know the ones?  They’re loaded with romance to make you swoon, entertainment to sweep you away, a little bit of suspense to keep your interest piqued,  a -to die for- gorgeous hero, a bit of fun and some steamy heat, and voila…Spied by J M Miller provided the sweet romantic comedy type read we were in the mood for.

So what’s it about? After being hurt, humiliated and cheated on by her boyfriend, Gia Keats has become quite cynical about love, trust and fidelity, and as for marriage…well, that’s not for her – she would never trust someone enough to give her heart away again. How ironic then that she helps run the family Bridal Boutique.

“Do you think it’s possible to regret something you haven’t done yet?”

Being around blushing, gushing brides isn’t Gia’s idea of a career so on the side she runs an informal PI type company called Duplicity where she is hired to get the dirt and expose cheating partners or keep tabs on those wayward straying cheating scoundrels. Only her sisters Viv and Kass know about her other occupation and Gia is good at her job using word of mouth recommendations only.

One day whilst on a stakeout and enjoying some ‘special’ air conditioning time heehee, she meets Mark Foster, who was, refreshingly, a sexy Maintenance man who has many talents…he’s hot, witty, sweet, sexy and he bakes!! He’s a right catch! But Gia doesn’t need any distractions, she wants to concentrate on her career and guard her heart.

“I’ve been trying to stay away because it all scares me. Starting over. Trusting someone.”

Oh but Mark isn’t easily brushed off and as luck would have it, Gia and Mark’s paths would cross quite regularly due to Mark being practically related to one of Gia’s ‘suspects’.

This was a case of catch and mouse and whilst we did figure out what was unfolding early on, it in no way impacted what was a fun, flirty and entertaining read. We adored all the characters, we swooned over Mark and we giggled over the hijinks and witty banter between the characters.

“I’m a mess.”
“You are.” His arms cinched around me for a moment then his hands moved to my face, tipping my chin up to look into my eyes. “But you’re my mess. My smart and sexy mess.”

If you’re in the mood for something quick, sweet, sexy and light-hearted, Spied will definitely fit the bill. This is the first time reading this authors work and it most definitely won’t be our last. She gave us quite a few giggles along the way and most importantly, she put a smile on our faces.

4 Fabulously fun stars.

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