|About the Book|
Skye Wilde is not a criminal. She’s a twenty-seven-year-old, single, law abiding citizen who runs a successful bookstore and coffee shop. The last thing she needs is trouble. So, when her father is granted early parole, and headed her way to renewMoreSkye Wilde is not a criminal. She’s a twenty-seven-year-old, single, law abiding citizen who runs a successful bookstore and coffee shop. The last thing she needs is trouble. So, when her father is granted early parole, and headed her way to renew their relationship, Skye’s quick to educate him on her new life in the small town of Christmas Tree, California, minus him. Besides, where her father is, problems arise.Her suspicions heighten when an elderly woman presents her with a gift wrapped jewelry box. With a thick Irish brogue, she tells Skye that the gift, chosen with love, was for her. Since Skye isn’t dating anyone, or has marriage even on her mind, she has to wonder if it’s her father’s way of luring her into his ‘thievery business.’ She’s sure that the jewelry’s stolen and is desperate to remove all roads leading to her, so she contacts the local police department.Detective Jake O’Neil arrives at Skye’s store at the request of his cousin, Amie, Skye’s assistant. Skye’s Aunt Star and his mother have been friends for years, so Amiee’s confident that the ring has to do with a mysterious plot that the women worked on before Star’s death. Once he sees the gift box, there is no doubt that the Irish Matchmaker has struck again. Besides it’s too coincidental that he would receive an identically wrapped gift box on his desk that morning. He and the lovely Skye were being ‘fixed up.’Bobby Wilde shows up at Skye’s house and asks to stay. He wants to renew their strained relationship. But, his words and actions appear false. She can feel that he is up to something and not ashamed to use her to accomplish it. She demands that he leave. Unfortunately, word gets around the police department that Bobby is planning something illegal and Jake gets put on the case. The department wants Jake to convince Skye to cooperate with them by inviting her father into her home and business. She refuses, and the two budding lovers have a fight.After a conversation with Jake’s mom and brothers, Skye joins up with Jake’s brothers in a sting operation of their own to uncover what, from a small town, a big city organization would want smuggled from the home of the Christmas Tree resident. Curiosity peaked, Skye allows Bobby into her home, and the vice squad to place listening devices throughout her home and phone. Thus presenting her with valuable information to assist the O’Neil boys in finding what her father is being paid so considerably to heist. The whole time, Skye’s praying that when everything is over, Jake’ll understand.