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The Look of Love

Piper Donovan accepts when the owner of Elysium, an exclusive spa and plastic surgery center, offers her an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to create a dazzling and unique wedding cake. The job also offers Piper the time and distance she needs to sort out her feelings for handsome FBI agent Jack Lombardi.

The ultra-luxurious spa caters to the rich and famous in need of a little "refreshing" -- a nip here, a tuck there, a little Botox, a little detox. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Elysium seems picture-perfect: the grounds, the staff, even the guests. But no sooner does Piper arrive than a guest is brutally murdered in one of the private bungalows. Someone, it seems, wants to make sure Elysium's beautiful director, Jillian Abernathy, never gets to walk down the aisle. Piper soon discovers that beneath the glamorous surface of this idyllic oasis lies an ugly truth-and a cold-blooded plan for murder.

Reviews & Blurbs

“Piper Donovan, professional cake decorator, actress and amateur sleuth, is back. A multilayered plot filled with murder, a taste of jealousy and a healthy dose of madness and mistaken identity is frosted liberally with a rich confection of humor and romantic suspense.”

Four Stars, RT Book Reviews

“Piper Donovan has personality...”

Publishers Weekly

“Clark fans will enjoy the short chapters, interconnected plotlines, and multiple points of view, all of which keep the pages turning.”


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Book Information

Publisher: William Morrow
January 17, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-199556-9
Paperback released Aug. 28, 2012
Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook, Large print