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Victoria Gray is fed up with her humdrum life in cold Paris. She sets out for a vacation on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. She determines to create a new identity for herself… After a radical makeover, she meets Massimo Baldini, the perfect mix of gruff Frenchman and hot-blooded Italian. But when he asks her for her “first and last name”, she blurts out, “Vicky, Vicky Golden.”
But one lie leads to another... And Massimo is actually an undercover agent posing as a sailing instructor.
 



The Story Behind This Book
Dr. Victoria Gray is fed up with her humdrum life in cold, dreary Paris, so she sets out for a vacation on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. She is determined to create a new identity for herself... After a radical makeover, she meets sailing instructor Massimo Baldini, the perfect mix of nonchalant Frenchman and hot-blooded Italian. But when he asks her for her "first and last name," she blurts out "Vicky, Vicky Golden." And Massimo is actually an undercover agent! Little lies forcing them into a web of intrigue, adventures and experiences that change both their lives profoundly. For little lies can lead to huge suspense... "This novel is above all a fun read, a book you don’t want to put down, with exciting action and suspense, and emotions that ooze right out of the pages."


Praise and Reviews

~~Review by:  James Ereg Thalin  on Jan. 29, 2016 : 
 Excellent writing, a little bit of everything: thriller, romantic love, lots of cool action scenes, sentimental attachments with friends and families that you can identify with, sympathetic characters. No politics or PC bias. You’ll get some French culture and medical lingo – one of the main characters is a Parisian doctor, Victoria. But she hides this from the handsome guy she meets on vacation in the islands. She also does a ‘makeover’ of her looks, accent, clothes, everything, and figures he’ll be just part of the vacation fun… That love interest, and second main character is Massimo, who has about half the book as narrator (they switch back and forth). And he fakes who he is, too, tells her he teaches people how to sail and gives tours on sailboats. His real job is policeman in the French drug enforcement, so he hides his real identity. So they end up in a game of hide and seek, and she ends in tons of trouble. Like a good story, both characters change and grow. The scenes are described in “full color” and you feel like you are in the Caribbean islands, or in Paris… Never been there, but I learned a lot about the place – not like a guidebook, but absorbing it through the settings described throughout the story. Surprising ending.
 



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Valerie Lieko
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