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Afternoon, Snippeteers! I hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving and survived the turkey and all the trimmings. For us here, it was a normal work week. Mine was a bit on the hectic side, topped with the release of Undercover Star on Wednesday. I actually did manage to get some work done – about half of my to-do list – so it wasn’t all hanging out on social media.
For today’s snip, I’d like to offer a final few sentences from Undercover Star before I move on to the next WiP in line. I’m a little undecided which one that will be. I’ve been invited to take part in a multi-author giveaway for Valentine’s Day and I’d love to get a story ready for this. Right now, the options are a) an Undercover Star sequel and b) a story with magic. And I need to decide quickly, since I’m not the fastest of writers.
For today, though, let’s go back to Josh and Matisse. In this scene, they came very close to catching the art thief, and because almost doesn’t cut it for Josh, he’s gone and torn a strip off Matisse, something Mat is quite determined not to put up with.
From Undercover Star
“You think I’m useless when I got closer to him than you ever did. I watched him take the cross, not the jet cameos. And I know he’s from Greenock.”
“What?” Josh struggled to get past speechless. “He’s what?”
“How do you know this?”
“Because I fucking spoke to him!”
Josh hoped the apartment was soundproof. “And he had a Scots accent?”
“No. He had a Greenock accent.” Matisse came closer. “And I know what one sounds like, because Greenock’s where I was born.”
“You don’t sound like the Scotsman you claim to be.”
“Not like you, then. You totally sound like the jerk you are.”
Undercover Star is a feel-good romance set in England and Scotland, featuring a reluctant pop star who’s not out, a detective trying his hand at being a bodyguard, plenty of adventure, and a happy ending. And this is what it’s all about:
It sounds like the stupidest idea in the history of stupid ideas. Detective Inspector Josh Ingram wants to find a deadly medieval locket and through it, a murderer. So why does his boss decide to team him up with Matisse Vervein, a pop idol many consider just a pretty face… and expect the two of them to hunt down an art thief?
Marissa Godwin, Matisse’s no-nonsense manager, isn’t stupid. Neither is her brother-in-law, Detective Superintendent Tim Montgomery. Each is looking out for a lonely man on the verge of quitting what he does best, and both believe that their charges would make a great team.
The attraction sizzling between Josh and Matisse is hard to miss, but there’s plenty of resentment, too. Focussed on pushing Josh and Matisse towards each other, Marissa and Tim haven’t imagined the kind of trouble a music star and a detective can find when they ditch their prejudices and accept that the attraction between them is mutual. Or how far each is prepared to go to prove it to the other.