A playground for the rich and famous, a murdered Jane Doe, and a beloved celebrity. Journalist Bexley Squires might be out of her league when she’s asked to solve one of the nation’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.
But she’s broke and desperate for the means to find her sister after her disappearance, and the world’s sexiest actor will pay generously to save his reputation. Only she didn’t expect the detective in charge of the case to be her old crush, Grayson Rivers. He’s hotter than the California sun, and their chemistry is the best thing since tacos, but she’s not going to let anything get in the way of uncovering a level of depravity unlike anything she’s ever known.
As tampering witnesses and stolen evidence come to light, Bexley’s network of old and new friends gets sucked into the undertow. If she can’t uncover the secret behind the victim’s footwear, the next wave will kill them all.
A missing pet accessory, a sorority house, and a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. For the first time in her career as an investigator, Bexley Squires will be forced to prove the innocence of the most dubious suspect imaginable.
Papaya Springs has kept Bexley on her toes since her ill-fated return. When someone from her past unexpectedly comes knocking on the door of Stronghold Investigations, she eagerly offers her services.
But what first appears to be an imprudent stunt uncovers something much darker. Bexley’s investigation quickly turns sinister, putting her relationship with the hunky detective at risk, and lives in danger.
A puzzling excursion, a jewelry heist, and a veteran’s mistakes. Traumatized after her last case, Bexley Squires merely hopes to rebuild a solid reputation as Papaya Springs newest P.I. When Brewer Hawkins, her former high school classmate turned sexy biker, ends up in Mexico with amnesia, she can’t turn her back on him.
Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Brewer is just the cherry on Bexley’s rapidly melting sundae. It’s on her to save her BFF's career, and Bexley’s ex-boyfriend, detective Grayson Rivers, refuses to move on alone.
With a to-do list rising faster than the cost of living in Papaya Springs, finding out she might be falling for a wanted felon is the least of her worries. The suspects have noticed her probing and she needs to stop them—before Brewer’s next on their list.
A devastating death, a victimized mob princess, and an avalanche of lies. As the new owner of Stronghold Investigations, Bexley Squires struggles to solve her biggest mystery yet—one that hits far too close to home.
Amidst revisiting a painful past and planning for a potentially more painful future with Brewer Hawkins, Bexley’s given unfortunate news that changes everything. While attempting to make sense of an unfathomable scenario, she’s offered a substantial reward to solve a case that involves the upmost secrecy.
By the time she discovers an inanimate object is the key—pun intended—to something more substantial than a simple theft, it’ll be too late. She’ll find herself knee-deep in another family’s war while trying to make peace with her own.