Elizabeth Shea has one goal: be promoted to Serious Crimes with the Sacramento Police Department. At twenty-five, she’s the youngest detective in her department’s history—a position she’s lived for—but instead of advancement she’s relegated to “binky squad.”
When a high-profile murder case ends up on her boss’s desk, Shea thinks everything’s about to change; that is until she’s assigned a babysitting detail in a regency themed resort called Bristol Park.
Despite being frustrated with her boss, her empire-waist dress, her lack of regency knowledge, and being unarmed, she’s determined to do her best.
Things are going well until one of the actors begins to pester her, she starts to fall for another, and she discovers the woman in her care really is in danger.
With her charge’s life, her career, and her heart at stake, Shea’ll have to be on her guard 24/7 to get the happy ending she hopes for and discover who is behind the Bristol Park murders.
If you like the novel “Pride and Prejudice” and the movie Miss Congeniality, you’ll love this book!
Ellie Thornton is an award-winning author who has been writing since she could lift a pencil and making up stories even longer than that.
For years she worked part-time jobs so she would always have time to write, read, and travel. Some of her favorite filler jobs include working as an editor, at a nursery (flowers not children,) as a driving instructor (not as harrowing as one might think,) writing a blog called Confessions of a Property Manager, and being a ghost tour guide.
She loves mysteries (reading and writing them) and especially enjoys the ones with sweet romance involved. Her “Reboot Mystery Series,” (Previously known as “The Contemporary Reboot Series,”) is a mystery series that takes classics like “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Jane Eyre,” and “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” puts them in a modern setting and adds a murder mystery and a love story that builds from one book to the next. (Not an easy feat!)
She’s currently super into honey and beeswax and everything bee related as she is writing a book for Gelato Publishing’s Halloween Sweet Romance Series, “Pumpkins and Proposals.” Her main character is a bookkeeper and owns a business that’s all about honey, and beeswax related products. And again, because she loves a good mystery, you’ll also find some intrigue there too.
If she’s not at her computer, you can typically find her reading, listening to podcasts, at the local library, in her garden, in her kitchen, or with her sister and her sister’s kids.