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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Australian By Lesley Young

The Australian Banner The AustralianTitle: The Australian (Crime Royalty Romance #2) Author: Lesley Young Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ Publication Date: March 27, 2015 Can be read as a stand-alone novel.  
~ Synopsis ~
Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Aussie Jace Knight, international hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies for his personal assistant position. The trouble is, how do you pursue a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he’s not the only one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight might not be a reformed criminal after all.
Soon, Charlie’s immersed in a whirlwind of international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A dangerous trap’s being set, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a tragic betrayal, when she can’t even sort out what her heart’s telling her?


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Charlie Sykes finds herself in Australian after the death of her drug addicted mother looking for a new life.  Choosing Australia since it was the setting of her mom’s favourite movie Muriel’s Wedding which she never really liked.

Needing a job she finds herself taking a job as personal assistant to Jace Knight an Aussie international hotelier and playboy who some suspect has less than kosher ties.  There is instant attraction but Charlie states up front that there will be no sex or their initial contract will broken. 
Charlie believes in speaking her mind and believes that everything should be taken at face value.  She quickly finds all is not what it seems as she is told to spy on Jace or else she will be deported back to the USA.

She starts falling for Jace and wonders who she should believe as her life and his are in danger.  Can she trust him or will it end badly?  When her friend is also used to blackmail her into possible betrayal who can she turn to?

Will this end up a total disaster or will they find away to make it through and love each other?  An interesting storyline that moves along.

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About the Author

Leslie Young Lesley Young is an award-winning journalist by day and a compulsive romance novelist by night. Her most recent series—Crime Royalty Romance—features unforgettable heroines who fall in love with dangerous men while on adventures abroad. Her fast-paced novels are rich with intricate plots, sizzling romance and gripping character development. You'll root for her characters from page one!

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