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Calypso's Secrets
Isabelle Kane
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In the steamy, tropical decadence of the Florida Keys, an intoxicating love must find a way to overcome darker, more lethal desires. Bold, beautiful Skylar Connelly wants to know what happened to her sister, Maia, who has vanished without a trace. Skylar never expected to be blindsided by passion and ultimately lose her heart to the man who holds the key to Maia’s disappearance.
Unwilling to accept the authorities’ dismissal of the case, she conceals her relationship to the missing girl and takes a position at Casa del Mar, a magnificent, seaside estate owned by Martin Escalle, a slick entrepreneur whose business interests, she suspects, include illegal activities. Luke White, the captain of the yacht named Calypso and Escalle’s right hand man, challenges and fascinates her with his combination of surfer good looks, bad boy charm, and stiletto sharp mind, but is he also a killer? Dare she trust him? Her heart and soul will accept no less.

Skylar Connelly juggled a bottle of Diet Coke, her keys, her purse, a bag of chips, and a sack of grape Big League Chew Bubble gum. Why hadn’t she taken the bag the cashier in the run-down, overstocked, little gas station had offered her?

Trapping her purchases up against the car door, she freed her hand and managed to fit the key into the lock and turn it. In doing so, she dropped the Diet Coke bottle, and it hit the ground and rolled about.


She set her purse and merchandise on the hood of her ancient, navy blue Golf, and picked up her soda. As she straightened, her gaze caught on the photo of the smiling blond girl which stood propped up by the gear stick.

Determinedly she swallowed the lump in her throat. She had to keep it together, for Maia’s sake.

It was definitely turning out to be one of those days. She shoved some sweaty, damp tendrils back from her face and jerked the car door open. As she sat down on the hot vinyl car seat, she heard a car pull up behind her, but ignored it and picked up the picture. It had been taken last summer, here, in the Florida Keys. Maia looked so carefree, freckled, and happy smiling at her from the deck of some yacht.

Skylar couldn’t ignore the revving of a powerful engine behind her. The person back there could just wait a minute. She needed a few seconds to pull herself together.

Her gaze was irresistibly drawn back to the shot of her sister. Maia was wearing a halter-top and shorts, and sitting next to a very solemn boy of about ten. He wasn’t smiling for the camera. He held up his hand as if to fend the sun away, while Maia squinted her green eyes right at the camera. Nothing had ever fazed her, not even the heat and sunshine of a tropical summer.

The car behind her honked its horn. Skylar glanced in her rear-view mirror. A gaudy, bright yellow Jeep with heavily tinted windows was right behind her. She guessed a tint that dark was illegal—she couldn’t see the driver at all.

The car door opened. A tall, blond man with a broad-shouldered, linebacker’s build was unfolding himself from the driver’s side.

As he walked towards her door, he looked disgustingly cool, comfortable, and in his element in his khaki slacks and white dress shirt.

“Damn.” She reached for the key and shoved it into the ignition. She had no desire to be the victim of a road rage incident.

“Come on, Bessy!” She turned the key. The engine cranked and caught, spewing diesel exhaust out, and into the face of the man who was now just behind her car. Popping the Golf into gear, she puttered away. Bessy backfired just as the old car turned back onto the main road.

Glancing in the mirror, she saw the man had removed his sunglasses and was wiping at his face.

Skylar felt a moment’s regret—there was nothing worse than getting a mouth full of diesel exhaust. “Probably a jerk,” she muttered to herself as she pulled back onto US1.

Needing to get her mind off of Maia, she turned the radio on. Flipping through the stations, she found she couldn’t find a song she liked. She needed a real pick me up. She needed...Elvis!

It was an inspired choice. Rifling through her cassette carrier and glancing between it and the road, she eventually located the tape she wanted and shoved it into the cassette player.

Soon, she was rocking along with Elvis. She kept the rhythm by tapping on the steering wheel, trying to block out the fact the air blowing on her face was hot and humid.

She peered out through the bug guts, already beginning to adorn the windshield she had just squeegeed off at the gas station. There it was, the famous Seven Mile Bridge. It, and its predecessor, arched over the aqua-green water like white rainbows. As Skylar bopped along, she glimpsed fisherman scattered here and there along the old bridge. Both bridges were really impressive engineering feats, and they meant she was moving in on her destination, Coral Key.

"...a dynamic debut from fresh-voiced newcomer, Isabelle Kane." "...sleek, stylish and stunningly sensual...makes quite the impression on readers." - C.L. Jeffries, Heartstrings Reviews


"Fabulous characters, a gorgeous setting, and a riveting tale that will keep you hooked until the end." - Nadine St. Denis of Romance Junkies


" ...if you are looking for a romantic suspense that will get your blood pumping, grab yourself a copy and start reading." - Amanda of Fallen Angel Review


"This work is packed full of suspense, murder, romance and mystery. It twists and turns and every time you think you have it figured out the clues take you down another lane. Once I started this read I could not put it down until I completed it. The author does an outstanding job at keeping you guessing and wondering just where is Skylars sister and what is the story behind this mysterious house and its occupants right to the end. A great read, one you don't want to miss." Shirley Johnson of the Midwest Book Review


Calypso’s Secrets by Isabelle Kane is one book that had me riveted from one page to the next. It was entertaining watching what kind of trouble Skylar gets herself into; seeing if she can get out of it with her life intact had me on the edge of my seat. Filled with suspense from the first to the last page, this is a great book.

Bursting with excitement and suspense like a cliff hanger waiting for the axe to fall made me realize what a well-written and exciting book this is. I liked the fact that the action kept me interested in the book. I read it quickly and then reread it again at my leisure to make sure I did not miss any of the good tidbits and suspense in Calypso’s Secrets. I am definitely looking for any books new or old by Isabelle Kane. She certainly gotten me hooked on her writing!

Reviewed by: Wendi 5 Angels


Ms. Kane wrote a remarkable tale of thrilling suspense with loads of romance. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat, with plenty of action locked tight with steamy sex. The characters are wonderfully described, from Skylar’s athletic shape to the shy boy Chris. I love how Ms. Kane created the scenes to such detail, you can almost see them. The sex was so blistering hot, my fingers are singed. A wonderful romantic suspense that you will not want to end.

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ISBN: 1593742401
ISBN(13-digit): 9781593742409
Copyright: 2008
Book Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 234
Paper Weight (lb): 10.0

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