Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception

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2008 Winter Rose Award for Excellence in Romantic Fiction
2008 More Than Magic Award
2008 Laurie Award

Life has delivered one sucker punch after another to Emma Wadsworth. As a matter of fact, you could say the poor little rich girl is the ultimate poster child for Money Can’t Buy Happiness — even if she is no longer a child.

Billionaire real estate stud Logan Crawford is as famous for his less-than-platinum reputation as he is his business empire. In thirty-eight years he’s never fallen in love, and that’s just fine with him — until he meets Emma.

But Emma’s not buying into Logan’s seductive ways. Well, maybe just a little, but she’s definitely going into the affair with her eyes wide open. She’s no fool. At least not any more. Her deceased husband saw to that. Besides, she knows Logan will catch the first jet out of Philadelphia once he learns her secrets.

Except things don’t go exactly as Emma has predicted, and when Philadelphia’s most beloved citizen becomes the city’s most notorious criminal, she needs to do a lot more than clear her name if she wants to save her budding romance with the billionaire hunk someone is willing to kill for.

"If you like your romance with a lot of sass and trouble, you’ll like LOVE, LIES AND A DOUBLE SHOT OF DECEPTION by Lois Winston. This is a romance novel for the smart and sassy crowd." Jodelle Greiner, Gainesville Daily Register, Lifestyles Editor

" enchanting tale that had me mesmerized from the first page...Author Lois Winston has created wonderfully down-to-earth characters that people can relate to and is a master of keeping the tension high and the passion smoldering. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will keep Ms. Winston’s name on my authors to buy from list!" Fallen Angel Reviews, 5 angels recommended read.

"Once again Lois Winston has created a novel that will hook readers with the very first sentence and refuse to let go! A person who reads ANY of this author's books goes on to become a huge fan; myself included. Fun characters, lots of adventure and drama, and some witty dialogue that will have you begging for more! Excellent!" Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews, 5 stars

"Award winning Lois Winston’s LOVE, LIES AND A DOUBLE SHOT OF DECEPTION will snare readers...and keep us entertained long after the book is closed...Strong likeable heroes, evil, greedy, bad guys and a fast paced story line with a unique plot should make LOVE, LIES AND A DOUBLE SHOT OF DECEPTION a best seller for Lois Winston...Ms. Winston writes scenes and dialog that put the reader in the story, skillfully evoking emotions and keeping us engrossed. She has also shown her readers diversity in her writing from witty comedy to anxious suspense. With this, her second awesome book, Lois Winston will soon become a well known name in romance circles." Donna Zapf,, 5 stars

"LOVE, LIES & A DOUBLE SHOT OF DECEPTION is a fun romantic suspense thriller starring a likable hero struggling with making it with a woman who seems to want him yet rejects him...The suspense subplot is cleverly designed to enhance the intelligent relationship between the (hero and heroine) as Lois Winston provides an enjoyable tale." Harriet Klausner Reviews, 5 stars

“...a great summer read choice for a contemporary romance full of fun and suspenseful mystery. The heroine steals everyone's heart --- the hero's, the whole city of Philadelphia and the reader…The non-stereotypical portrait of the paparazzi surprises and delights. Lois Winston also creates obnoxious and villainous characters who are just fun to hate...”, 4-1/2 stars

"I really enjoyed this book. It is a contemporary romance with a whole lot of twist and turns...keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next." Gail Hurt,, 4 stars

"I loved this romantic suspense...a great love story with plenty of suspense and intrigue to keep the reader turning the pages...I highly recommend this book." Dawn Dowdle, Mystery Lovers Corner

"Winston has excellent powers of description. She expertly builds a sense of looming disaster as she gives us insight into the terrible cost of fame and inappropriate relationships, subjects that resonate with readers as we see the meltdown of today’s celebrities." Heather Hiestand, Romance Reader at Heart

“...a WOW book! Lois Winston’s second novel is utterly fantastic. The pacing is superb, the characters are fully drawn out and memorable, and the page-turning storyline grabs the reader immediately. Ms. Winston has an outstanding talent for creating mature protagonists and giving them a beautiful story with just the right touch of suspense to keep things interesting. This is an excellent read and just right for your summer-time fare.” Betty Cox, Reader to Reader

"A story fit for the tabloids snares the reader and makes this book as addictive as that first mocha latte. I couldn't put it down and kept going back for more." Stacey Herman, Fresh Fiction

"...a work of art. Ms. Winston gets her readers’ attention from page one and keeps it until the final page. Pick this one up and get ready to burn the midnight oil. When I began the first page, I didn’t stop reading until I reached the last page." Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today

"...has a bit of everything -- wit, suspense, sensuality, romance, and warmth. I could not put it down. This is the first book I have read by Lois Winston, but it will not be the last. I happily recommend LOVE, LIES AND A DOUBLE SHOT OF DECEPTION." Dottie,

"...a wonderful suspense-filled mystery with love, lies, betrayal, and cappuccino." Apryl Fox, Roses and Thorns Blog Reviews

"Winston's fast-moving story has delightful characters. The hero is a bit conceited, and heroine guilt-ridden to start, but both develop nicely. The villainess is quite unlikeable, making it enjoyable when she gets her comeuppance." Susan Mobley, Romantic Times

"...surprisingly dark and serious romance." Booklist

"Get ready to laugh out loud! Lois Winston introduces another unforgettable heroine as she dishes up cold scandals, hot sex, long buried secrets and a REALLY nasty villainess. Smart, witty fun from an author on the rise!" Christina Skye, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name: Blondie

“What’s a love affair without a little scandal? Okay, a lot of scandal. Lois Winston strikes again with Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception.” Kasey Michaels, USA Today bestselling author

"Readers will fall in love with the handsome Logan Crawford. They'll learn of the lies and deception Emma Wadsworth must face after tripping over a dead body. A dead body! But most of all, they'll be unable to put down Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception since Lois Winston has woven this romantic, suspenseful and page-turning novel like the pro that she is." Lori Avocato, bestselling author of The Pauline Sokol Romantic Mystery Series

"Lois Winston ratchets up the suspense and heats up the romance in her captivating second novel, Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception. Fans of Talk Gertie To Me should be very pleased!" -- Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of How Nancy Drew Saved my Life and Vertigo