The Girl in the River

The Girl in the River combines an arranged relationship, a missing girl, and hidden feelings for the perfect blend of humor, spice, suspense, and romance.

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The Girl in the River

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Deadly Proposal

Book #1

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Ian Stirling, publisher of the Daily Herald, is rich, powerful, and undeniably sexy. Never good combination in any man. Especially in a man who’s about to offer a job of a lifetime to young reporter.

Merideth Gardner is tenacious, curious, and brilliant. When she leaves her interview at the Daily Herald ready to give up on her dream of working for a daily city paper fate intervenes.

All she has to do is help Ian convince his grandfather that he’s given up his philandering ways. Seven days. She only has to pretend she’s in love with Ian for seven days. And on the seventh day she’ll get her prize—a job as a reporter.

It’s a simple business transaction. An exchange of services. But then the story changes and Merideth finds herself doing the one thing she knows she can’t do—she falls for Ian. Will Ian go on the record with his feelings for Merideth?

A Relationship Destined to be Off the Record

Deadly Services

Book #2

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Ian Stirling, publisher of the Daily Herald, refuses to acknowledge his growing feelings for Merideth. But when she starts her first week at the Daily Herald as Ian’s fake girlfriend and the story of a lifetime falls into her lap, he can’t bury his feelings any longer.

They have five more days according to their agreement, when the story steals her attention away from Ian. A missing woman with ties to Ian and his friend. A mysterious foreign visitor. A young woman possibly in danger. While Merideth worries about the story, Ian worries about Merideth’s safety.

Can Ian hide his feelings? Or will he finally stop burying the lede and tell Merideth everything?

When Falling in Love gets Buried in the Lede

Deadly Protection

Book #3

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Merideth Gardner survives her first few days with Ian and even manages to tolerate her new bodyguard, but Ian isn’t the biggest danger she faces.

One story. She tells herself and Ian she’s only in it for the story. It doesn’t matter if the words are true or not. Especially when the story she’s digging into puts another woman in the path of danger.

With each new answer, ten more questions sprout up in its place, further distracting Merideth from facing her growing feelings for Ian. Will Merideth keep her feelings hidden from Ian? Or will she finally stop the press and give Ian the story of the century?

The Love of a Lifetime is About to Stop the Presses

Deadly Retreat

Book #4

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Merideth Gardner, newly hired reporter at the Daily Herald, is tenacious, curious, and brilliant. She’s also stealing the heart of the Daily Herald’s publisher.

Ian Stirling is rich, powerful, and handsome. When Merideth agrees to his crazy plan, he never thought she’d be the one driving him crazy. And Ian is driving everyone around him crazy with his unwillingness to admit his feelings for her. But Ian has bigger worries than his growing feelings for Merideth.

The story about a missing woman turns into one about a murdered woman and now Merideth is in even more danger. Ian uses a weekend away as a distraction. Two days in Iowa with her parents. Two days before returning to the city. And the story. Two days for Ian to fixate on his feelings for Merideth. Will Ian finally admit he wants more than a fake relationship with Merideth?

When the Love of a Lifetime is a Conflict of Interest

Deadly Confession

Book #5

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When the corpse of a missing woman surfaces in the river, the discovery leads Merideth and Ian into uncharted territory. She discovers evidence of a murderer hunting vulnerable women in the city. And a cover up. Finding the truth behind the killings consumes Merideth.

As she dances closer to the edge of danger, Ian’s need to keep her safe may prove to be an even greater threat to their arranged relationship. Getting the story of the century could put Merideth and his paper at risk. Killing it will destroy everything she’s worked for. To protect the woman he loves, Ian must witness the destruction of his perfectly constructed world.

Sometimes What You Want isn’t What You Need

The Girl in the River

The Complete Collection

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Merideth Gardner is about to give up on her dream of working for a city paper when fate intervenes. Tall, handsome billionaire Ian Stirling has just offered her the job of a lifetime … and all she has to do is pretend to be in love with him.

Seven days. That’s all Ian needs to convince his grandfather that he’s given up his philandering ways. Then Meredith will get her payment — a job at the Daily Herald.

Everything changes when the story of a missing girl falls into Meredith’s lap. Her investigation leads her into dangerous waters, and while Ian struggles to keep her safe, Meredith finds herself breaking the one ironclad rule of their arrangement: she starts falling for Ian. For real.

Will their deepening connection keep the story from being told? Or is the real danger to Meredith’s heart?

Dive into this complete Ian & Meredith investigation. The Girl in the River combines an arranged relationship, a missing girl, and hidden feelings for the perfect blend of humor, spice, suspense, and romance.

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Reese Patton is the author of seven novels and six novellas. She’s the author of humorous and heartwarming books that will make you laugh and maybe even cry a little bit. She’s also the author of sassy crime stories where the crime almost always takes… More about Reese Patton