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Icy Control

By Elizabeth Lapthorne

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Rob and Sally need to uncover an ancient secret. But he’s losing control—and loving it.

Robert Stevens has known Sally Langtry for almost his whole life. They’ve been friends forever, and he’s always secretly loved her. Sally, an artist, is so sweet he can’t possibly be the right man for her. She’s free-spirited, innocent and optimistic. Rob has always resisted bringing the darkness of his job, the horridness of what he sees day in and day out, into her life.

He is urged by his colleague, El, and his boss to turn to Sally for help in looking for a stolen Cezanne masterpiece. At a loose end and unsure where else to turn, he does so. El and her lover James recover the painting, but Sally’s curiosity is now piqued. She wants to tag along to study the work of art. Rob, always helpless when it comes to indulging her, agrees. Sally helps discover a series of codes hidden within the picture.

Deeply curious now, both Sally and Rob visit the artist whose work Sal recognises.

The action becomes deadly, but it’s too late for them to turn back. Rob tries to protect Sally, but he no longer has the legendary control he’s so used to working with.

 

General Release Date: 27th June 2014

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Heat Rating: Sizzling  
Format: EBOOK  
ISBN: 978-1-78430-062-3
Sexometer: 2  
Word Count: 37,969
Language: English
Book Length: SHORT NOVEL
Pages: 103
Genres: ACTION AND ADVENTURE
CRIME AND MYSTERY
THRILLERS AND SUSPENSE

About the author
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Elizabeth Lapthorne

Elizabeth Lapthorne has been writing professionally since 2002. She has a number of books released and is continually surprised by how much fun she has starting a new book and discovering new characters and situations that they put themselves in. She enjoys going to the gym (usually to chew over her latest problem scene), is rarely without a partially read book and has a weakness for chocolate.

Elizabeth loves to hear from her fans and checks her email religiously.

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  Reviewed by Literary Nymphs

Lapthorne did a wonderful job with the mystery surrounding the Cezanne.  Not only did she do a good job with that, there were lots of humorous situations as well as tragedy regarding the theft...

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  Reviewed by BTSe Magazine

This book was fast-paced and intriguing right from the start and it holds your attention to the end. It was a really good story. The suspense and action were really good and kept you engaged from the beginning....

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Elizabeth Lapthorne - Three Things USA Today

 

Three of my favorite reality shows:

 

I have really enjoyed Australian Masterchef. I've always liked cooking shows in general (my grandma was addicted to them and passed on that love). And while there's a few I enjoy, Australian Masterchef seems to grab me the most. It moves at a fast pace, has some really out-there dishes and challenges and seems to have the formula right for holding my attention.

 

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