I’m a California girl who earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, then went immediately to Rome, Italy. On my first day there, I met an Italian policeman at the Fountain of Love, and the rest is history. Instead of a degree from the University of Rome, I got a husband, and we’ve been married 46 years. In Rome, I worked for as an architect and planner for a land development company for several years until we moved to the United States. I’m now retired from a 35+ year career in architecture and urban land use planning, and spend my time traveling and writing.
I'm Harriet Ruby, Tour Director Extraordinaire. At last, one of my fondest wishes has come true! Will Talbot, my favorite Super Spy and the love of my life, wants to include me in his covert mission to recover a list of double agents for the US government.
Wow! Usually, I want to know everything, and he can't tell me anything. Now, I'll be part of the action. I am so-o going to love this!
Not that I have a big role. I only have to pretend we're husband and wife when he accompanies me on my China tour. The tour group members are strangers we'll never see again, and we can spend three intimate weeks together.
I mean, how hard can that be?
Surprise, surprise! My parents show up on the tour as replacements for some cancellations. Now, we have to lie and tell them we're married to protect Will's cover. And then, other problems erupt when someone tries to kill me and terrorists kidnap me and my mother to lure Will into a trap. Not to mention the damage my assault rifle does to the Great Wall...
Oh, man. It wasn't my fault. Really!
Fun, Fast, and Naughty
Take another fast-paced romantic romp with young tour director, Harriet Ruby, and handsome spy, Will Talbot, this time through Italy in hot pursuit of a lost grave, an assassin, and a once-in-a-lifetime love.
My name is Harriet Ruby, Tour Director Extraordinaire. At least I thought I was worthy of that title until...
My first mistake: Agreeing to conduct a custom tour of Italy. Fourteen Italian-Americans? All family, for three weeks, with four teenagers? What was I thinking?
Fate responds to my engraved invitation by placing one of the family members under surveillance as a suspect in an assassination plot. And who is assigned to the case? None other than my favorite drop-dead-gorgeous spy, Will Talbot.
My second mistake: Allowing Will to coax an invitation from the family matriarch to join the tour.
And that was just the beginning: The family matriarch, on a quest to find the unknown location of her mother's grave so she can bury her brother's cremated ashes, and her quirky family sweep through Italy leaving chaos, hilarity, and danger in their wake.
When Patricia Macintosh inherits her Scottish father’s ancestral estate near Loch Ness, she wants nothing to do with it. They’d been close until her parents divorced, more than twenty years before, but in her mind he had broken her heart and abandoned her. No man would ever do that to her again.
But after a bout with cancer and reconstructive surgery, she flees to Scotland, on the pretense of selling the estate, but more to escape from making a commitment to the man who wants to marry her. There, an encounter with the impossible forces her to make a life-altering decision.
Harriet Ruby: Tour Director Extraordinaire, has had some real winners when it came to tourists, but this group, wearing Halloween costumes on an all day tour of Rome, took the cake. Well, it was Halloween, but these folks were seriously…different.
When eight of them decide to explore on their own and take off down a restricted tunnel of the Roman catacombs, Harriet has to find them…for their safety and her reputation…and ends up involved in something she never expected.
Tired of celestial politics and wanting some fun, Fate brings together two young people who would have never met. A young tour director, Harriet Ruby, whose biggest problem is that she has no real problems, and Will Talbot, Europol spy with a dark and troubled past.
Wham! Bam! Sparks fly. Fate smiles. “They’ll never know what hit them.”
After teaming up in Morocco for outstanding sex and hilarious adventure, Will and Harriet agree to see if their relationship can develop beyond mutual lust. Now, they’re having their first real date. Things are heating up nicely when they learn the “getting to know you” process, while on-the-job, is fraught with interruptions, frustrations…and the promise of an unforgettable adventure.
After knowing each other for nine months, young tour director Harriet Ruby and drop-dead gorgeous spy, Will Talbot, are looking forward to their first Christmas together.
Their plans for an entire uninterrupted week in each other’s arms go awry when she’s assigned to conduct a tour for a group of children over the Christmas holiday.
Disappointed but determined to make the best of the situation, Harriet and Will soon discover the tour group is in Rome for more than just a holiday…and they are definitely not children.
A dead tourist, a prosthetic leg, and a gorgeous secret agent...just another day in the life of a Tour Director.
Meet Harriet Ruby, a well-balanced MIT graduate with a degree in languages, whose life has been good but ordinary and predictable. Wanting new experiences before she settles down to a career and family, she accepts a position as a tour director in Europe.
Meet Will Talbot, a handsome Europol spy and covert operative for the US government with a dark troubled past, major trust issues, and dissociative amnesia. Driven by guilt over something he believes he did, he has a penchant for rescuing innocent victims caught up in dangerous circumstances.
Harriet’s first solo stint as a tour director in Spain and Morocco is going well until they get lost in the medina in Tangier. There, one of her tourists becomes ill. Harriet needs to find a doctor, can’t speak Arabic, and doesn’t know how to get out of the walled city. A handsome and mysterious stranger, Will Talbot, examines the tourist, pronounces him dead, and offers to help her smuggle the body out of Morocco. At this moment, Harriet’s once-predictable life turns upside down. Little does she know that getting out of Morocco is only the beginning of an incredible adventure in pursuit of murders, smugglers, terrorists, and a meaningful relationship.