Samantha Elliot's father ran her life - even after his own death. A strange provision in his will demands that Samantha move to New York City and investigate the mysterious disappearance of her grandmother. Shy, divorced, and naive to city life, Samantha arrives in New York and meets Michael Taggert, the handsome landlord of the apartment her father has already chosen for her. What she doesn't know is that her father also chose Michael to be her secret guardian. Soon sparks fly, but Samantha's tragic past keeps her distant. But as her family's history begins to unravel, so does Samantha's cold exterior, and despite her determination not to, she cannot help falling in love. Once again, Jude Deveraux delivers a marvelous combination of romance and mystery, power and passion - which makes Sweet Liar a very special audio experience.
Jude Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky as Jude Gilliam. After earning a degree in art from Murray State University and studying teaching at the University of New Mexico, she taught fifth grade in Santa Fe, New Mexico until her first book, “The Land of Enchantment”, was accepted for publication by Avon books.
The American Romance novel author is well known for her historical romances and has forty-one New York Times bestsellers to date, including “Moonlight in the Morning” and “A Knight in Shining Armor”. There are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Deveraux, who was described as "a popular romance author" by the New York Times in 2009, appeared as herself in the 1987 romance novelist documentary “Where the Heart Roams”.
Jude has lived in England and Egypt as well as in several American states, and she has traveled around the world. In her spare time, she likes to read nonfiction and murder mysteries, work in her garden, and in her boxing class, she enjoys showing much younger males that she can throw a mean right cross.
I couldn't stand the heroine Samantha. She was so mean. And, some of the things said and their actions were quite silly. I don't think I will read anymore Jude Deveraux books. The only book I read from her was the Mulberry Tree, and even that started to get a bit silly towards the end. I just can't understand what the hero Mike sees in Samantha.