Little Miss Straight Lace

General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

By Maria Romana

Publisher : At Your Command, Inc.

ABOUT Maria Romana

Maria Romana
Maria E. Romana officially embarked on her writing career back in the early 1970's when, in the third grade, a thoughtful teacher sent home a note on the back of Maria's report card suggesting that she should pursue a career in fiction, because her imaginative stories and skill in expressi More...



When a dedicated biostatistician learns a bit too much about her pharmaceutical client’s latest research, her life begins to spin out of control, and a dashing computer security expert from South America seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival just the happy coincidence it seems? Find out by digging into this complex novel of suspense, humor, and romance that takes the reader on a wild ride of murder, mayhem, sex, and drugs–of the pharmaceutical variety, of course–until the very last page.

I originally came up with the idea for "Little Miss Straight Lace" while stirring spaghetti sauce on my kitchen stove (actually a rarity for me, as, like LMSL's protagonist, I am useless in the kitchen). What I find funny in retrospect is that the final story turned out to be nothing like that original idea, but apparently, cooking a bad meal is the secret to creativity for this author.

*** 2010 Readers Favorite Gold Medal for Romantic Suspense Fiction ***

“Romana’s characters are portrayed with skill, each is a credible person filled with foibles, warts and gaffes…the various twists and turns are handled with skill, are easily followed, and add depth and dimension often lacking in works provided by newer writers…Maria Romana’s Little Miss Straight Lace is a fast paced, keep ‘em guessing and turning the page type read sure to intrigue readers who enjoy good writing, a bit of romance, a lot of action, and a downright good read.”
—Molly Martin, Midwest Book Review

“…a great beach read…all the ingredients for a story that’s hard to put down…”
—Author A.J. Braithwaite, Inside Hawley Lodge