Release day: Evie Undercover
Today is the official release of Evie Undercover by Liz Harris (paperback, Choc Lit). Here’s the blurb:
When libel lawyer Tom Hadleigh acquires a perfect holiday home, a 14th century house that needs restoring, there’s a slight problem. The house is located in the beautiful Umbrian countryside and Tom can’t speak a word of Italian.
Enter Evie Shaw, masquerading as an agency temp, but in reality the newest reporter for gossip magazine Pure Dirt.
Unbeknown to Tom, Italian speaking Evie has been sent by her manipulative editor to write an exposé on him. And the stakes are high – Evie’s job rests on her success.
Pour a glass of prosecco, sit back and enjoy. An ideal summer read!
Liz dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Evie Undercover is a romantic comedy, set in Umbria, Italy, and in London. For me, there are three must-haves for a rom com—a fabulous hero; a spirited heroine, and a story that keeps pages turning. Also, ideally, a romantic setting. Not only is lawyer Tom good looking, but he’s got a brilliant sense of humour, which I think is one of the sexiest characteristics a man can have. As for a spirited heroine, well enterprising Evie Shaw, part English, part Italian, certainly fits the bill. Anyone who could play the trick she did on their first night together in Italy … But Evie’s been given a mission by her editor, with only one week in Italy in which to achieve it, and failure isn’t in a word in her book! And for a romantic setting, there couldn’t be anywhere more romantic than Umbria, a part of the world I know well. It lies in the heart of Italy, a country famous for olives, wine, music and love. And of course, pasta! As for the story. The restoration of Tom’s Umbrian house is nearing its completion and if he’s going to spend August there as he wants to do, he needs to order furniture as a matter of urgency. Alas, though, there’s one teeny problem: Tom can’t speak a word of Italian; his Italian surveyor can’t speak a word of English, and his regular interpreter isn’t available to accompany Tom. Yes, that’s where Italian-speaking Evie comes in. She’s sent to work for Tom, ostensibly as an interpreter, but in reality to write an exposé on him or lose her only offer of a magazine job after months of searching. But the path for the investigative journalist seldom runs smooth, as Evie is about to find out, and it certainly never does when the subject in hand is as luscious as Tom, nor when the sleek Italian surveyor, Eduardo di Montefiori, has a sister as beautiful as Gabriela.
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this blog article will go in the draw to win the book. Giveaway closes on 21 July 2015. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Lyn.)