Louella Nelson edited the summary of Emerald Fortune Friday, November 9, 2012.
The beautiful London-based widow Laura Marley is vulnerable in her recent grief, but that doesn't mean she's going to let the good-looking but embittered ex-agent Michael Stone run things in their quest for a stolen emerald that ruined both their lives. She's used to running a multinational company; he's used to manipulating thugs and underworld kingpins. The A-type agent is not about to let a slender hothouse rose compromise his vengeful quest to retrieve the million-dollar Garden Emerald. But he underestimates Laura's intelligence and resolve. As reviewer Roberta Gerber writes, Laura is a strong woman and stable; "that's what it takes to get the hero through the maze of red herrings, murder attempts, and car chases" that lead to a deadly confrontation with their antagonists.
Despite the gravity of the case and her healing heart, to Laura, Stone's manly appeal tempts her to ease her loneliness and indulge her sensual nature. And Mickey's not without his manly needs.... "Their attraction blazes," writes reviewer Linda O. Johnston. "Yet neither can afford to get too emotionally involved as they seek the emerald and those who stole it."
"Louella Nelson's novel is an intriguing story of desperation and revenge, and ultimately the redemptive power of love," comments reviewer DeAnna Cameron.Emerald Fortune...a novel of international intrigue, revenge, and love.
The author would like to hear from readers at wwwLouellaNelson.com. Other recent releases include Mail-Order Mate (amazon.com/dp/B008IVW8C6),Days of Fire, and the Orange County, California, RWA anthology Romancing the Pages (amzn.com/B0097DOAO8).