WHEN SHE WAS BAD...
Pepper Rossi is determined to prove herself as a P.I., but a missing Monet stands in her way. She has 24 hours to recover the painting on Escapade Island. Too bad ex-CIA agent and fellow P.I. Cole Buchanan is always hanging around. When he's there, Pepper can think of nothing but kissing him. When She Was Bad ... (3), by Cara Summers, has a good mystery and an engaging subplot and secondary characters. But the story is implausible, and Pepper's obsession with Cole makes her seem like a ditz early on.