Message From The Author

Barbara Freethy

Book Title: PLAYED
Genre: General Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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Author's Message

Sex, Love and Rocks


FBI agents, con men and diamonds -- oh my! With more than a dozen books
to her credit, Barbara Freethy is gifting readers with a romantic suspense two-parter. Played, this month's much-anticipated follow-up to June's Taken, marks a career first for the author who penned the two connecting books for publisher Signet.

"It was definitely very challenging," the San Francisco-based writer shares. "I wanted to make sure each book stood alone and was completely satisfying as an individual story."

She's succeeded with flying colors. Played follows art historian Christina Alberti as she risks it all to protect a
legendary diamond. Villainous Evan Chadwick, from Taken, returns to wreak havoc on the well-intentioned, albeit mysterious, jewelry specialist, and he'll stop at nothing to accomplish his latest heist. Fortunately, FBI agent J.T. McIntyre shows up just in time to protect more than just the priceless gem.

Although characters from Taken don't play a huge role in this latest endeavor, the author promises plenty of hot new sizzle. "Christina and J.T. have a passionate and sexy love story," Freethy reveals.

"They start at cross purposes but eventually find that the only person they can trust is each other. But each step toward the truth takes them closer to making a choice between duty and love." -- Lauren Spielberg

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