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Dream and Pretense

(2014)
(Book 17 in the Ramsey Tesano series)
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Powerful, Beautiful, Scandalous, Sexy- they are the Ramseys. Step inside a world of glamour, danger and family secrets. Secrets that include many ugly things, among them...murder.
Dream...
When Michaela Sellars accepts a job to pen a family biography on the Ramseys of Seattle, Washington she is totally unprepared for the dramatic shift her life is about to take. The savvy investigative journalist turned successful author has caught the scent of a sensational story and has every intention of uncovering every ugly layer. Then she meets Quest Ramsey. Laid back and to-die-for land developer can set the most no-nonsense woman off kilter. Mick discovers she's no different and has no weapon capable of fending off the insatiable attraction this man instills.
Quest Ramsey won't deny that he is obsessively attracted to the curvy, chocolate beauty that waltzes without a care into his midst seemingly unaware of her devastating effect on him. In spite of his wants, Quest knows that to invite this particular woman in to his world could have equally devastating effects on his family-none of them good. The story the lovely author hopes to uncover is one certain Ramseys would see left buried. While Quest longs for justice; almost as much as he longs for Michaela, he has more to contend with. The story Mick Sellars hopes to uncover includes the person Quest loves most in the world, his twin brother Quaysar.

Pretense...
Quay Ramsey has lived with the fact that he's cursed in love for many years. Of course one would never look at him and believe such a thing. Tall, dark and to-die-for, the man's success with women is the stuff of legend. Sadly, that prowess with the opposite sex hasn't brought Quay the one woman he desires above all others. Just as well, since he's done everything he can think of to ensure that Tykira Lowery stays as far away from him as possible. Her very life depended on it. At least, that's what has motivated Quay's actions for the better part of fifteen years. Pushing Ty away had been the hardest thing he'd ever done but he had no intention of changing course then. Not when truths uncovered by the unlikely intervention of a tenacious investigative journalist rearrange everything Quay thought he knew.
When Tykira returns at the behest of his brother, Quay is torn between remaining cold and running hot as her very presence stirs his desire in tandem with an insatiable need to protect the only woman he's ever loved. Yet, Quay can't deny a very real fact- someone played a role in the disappearance of most every woman Quay has ever shown an interest in. While it's insane to believe the culprit would target Tykira at such a late date, Quay can't stop the possibility from waging war on his psyche. From his point of view, pushing Tykira away would be best. He'd done it before, but that ability had deserted him. All that remained was the desire to claim, love, cherish and protect but not from a distance-Never again from a distance.

Genre: Romance

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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dream and Pretense: The Ramseys
Author(s): AlTonya Washington
ISBN: 0-9891455-8-1 / 978-0-9891455-8-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Al Tonya Washington
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Title: Dream and Pretense: The Ramseys
Author(s): AlTonya Washington
Publisher: Al Tonya Washington
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