Out of the Smoke

Out of the Smoke releases on May 14. Love this book. It’s one of my favorites.

Elizabeth Martin has been living in an abusive marriage. In a twist of fate, she stands on a New York City street staring in horror as her office collapses on 9/11. Pressed away from the devastation and unable to receive cell service to call her husband, Beth takes the opportunity to run from her life of terror and sequesters herself in Minneapolis, quietly working as a cleaning lady.

Alan McCarthy has just opened his own law office at home and seeks out a cleaning service. Aggravated with the women he’s been seeing, interested only in spending his money and running his life, he has sworn off dating.

Elizabeth, now Liz, and Alan are not prepared for the immediate sexual chemistry between them. While they test the waters and Liz opens up about her past, another saga is brewing. A woman is found dead under a bridge with Liz’s once discarded purse. Her ex-husband is summoned to identify the body of his wife whom he presumed dead on 9/11. Enraged, he silently vows to hunt down his estranged wife and kill her.

As the plot thickens, Alan enters a race against the clock to save the woman he loves.