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Annie Graceland's a baker with a pinch of psychic ability. She's empathic-- can feel other people's lusts and desires in her own body. No biggie if she experiences someone else's cravings for chocolate or a foot rub. But Annie's acquired a dicier skill--she can see and talk to ghosts.
Annie's happily dating Raphael in L.A. when her mom signs her up to be a judge at Wisconsin's first annual Hot Guys Contest. Who cares if it's 4th of July weekend with scorching temperatures? It's a free trip home to Wisconsin. What could possibly go wrong? When Frank Plank, Mr. Oconomowoc, is killed and doesn't pass to the Afterlife, he begs Annie to investigate his murder. Now she's not only a pageant judge, but meddling with suspects that include her former high school rival, an old boyfriend, Hot Guy contestants and a mysterious illegal betting ring. It doesn't help that Jamie Ryan, a hometown boy from Annie's past is all grown up, sexy as sin, and determined to make her fall for him. The temperature's rising at the Hot Guys' Contest...
Ch. 1 Bliss
"Mmm. You're killing me, baby. Whatever we're doing right now is probably outlawed in eight states," Detective Raphael Campillio said as he lay back on Annie Rose Graceland's sofa. He was shirtless, totally buff and wore an "I Heart Cupcakes!" blindfold while he nibbled on Annie's index finger.
Annie, straddling him, wore her typical baking attire--yoga capris and a lacy cami top. Not so typical: The cami's straps dangled down past her shoulders courtesy of the very fine Detective Rafe--her new boyfriend.
She smiled and tossed her long auburn ponytail over one shoulder. Despite the fact that her marriage tanked and she was almost divorced (Hallelujah, she'd welcome that day), she'd managed to score the most smokin', sweet, honest, available man in all of Los Angeles.
"You might be a hotshot detective in the City of Angels," Annie said. "But I am still bound by my code of ethics (Ethics/shmethics--she'd just made that up) to put your detecting skills to the test."
Rafe slowly pulled her finger from his mouth. "I detect fresh butter cream frosting," he said. "While I'll happily endure all of your tests and quizzes, please share the name of the board whose standards you are holding me to?"
Annie got the shivers. This man could quite possibly stop her heart from his sheer yummy factor. "The Board of Super Important People located in an ultra secret underground location. Probably close to Dick Cheney and Beyonce's bunkers," she said.
"Dick Cheney and Beyonce have adjoining underground bunkers? Fascinating. Next test, please."
She dipped her middle finger in a bowl of frosting that sat on the couch and dragged it across his lips.
He circled his tongue around her middle finger. Slowly.
Maybe she'd died and gone to heaven. "Absolutely. Important people have underground bunkers for nuclear events, obnoxious
behavior, or even bad hair days," Annie said. "Get real, Rafe. We're living in L.A. One minute you're a smart detective who solved a celebrity murder. The next, someone's snapped a photo of you in your boxers and posted it on Twitter."
He frowned and bit down on her finger.
Oh dang. Trouble. Time for damage control. "What are you going to do? Confront the media hoopla? If you're a celebrity, you hide in your underground bunker while your people deal with the firestorm."
Rafe frowned. "You did not take a photo of me in my boxers. And you definitely did not post it on the Internet. I am not going to be the next Weiner-Gate."
Annie leaned back and checked that her cell phone was still safely hidden under the couch. "Getting back to the matter at hand," she said. "Identify the two most delicious ingredients that you're currently tasting."
Rafe nibbled on her middle finger. "You. And let me think. You."
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