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Style & Profile Series – Book 2

Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom. 

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Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he’s fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?

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Blurb:

Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom. 

Sarah is heartbroken and devastated, and her mother is on her to end the relationship, but Sarah knows there’s been a mistake. They have the wrong man. Jon is the most honest man she’s ever known. So what’s up? They have to prove his innocence.

Jon is terrified and can’t understand what’s happened. One minute he’s getting married, and the next he’s in handcuffs and being shoved into a police car. When evidence of John’s guilt is found, he swears he’s innocent. But how can he prove it?

Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he’s fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?

Reader Review Quotes:
“Very interesting plot…so engrossing that I couldn’t put it down.”
“The characters, Sarah in particular, are really interesting, and both, Sarah and John have a wonderful complementing dynamic.”
“I enjoyed the plot, strong characters, and mind-boggling mystery.”

Up Next:
Book 3: For the Defense – 2018
Book 4: Family Reunion (working title) – TBA

Excerpt:

Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton stood at the altar, Sarah gazing lovingly into Jon’s sky-blue eyes. She wore an antique white wedding gown with lace over satin, while Jon sported a black tuxedo with a white shirt and black tie. They smiled, holding hands. This was the best day of Sarah’s life; the day she’d anticipated all year.

A tear slipped down her cheek as she said, “I do.”

The pastor turned to Jon, “Jon, do you take Sarah—”

The church doors crashed open. “Police. Stay where you are. No one moves.” Two plain clothes detectives entered through the double doors.

The crowd gasped and turned to see what interrupted the ceremony. The younger officer drew his pistol, while the older held the butt of his gun in his holster.

As soon as the older cop realized there was a wedding taking place and a room full of people, he signaled his partner to lower his weapon.

The matron of honor, a very pregnant Jenny Drake, shot a glance at her husband, Trevor, who stood beside Jon as his best man. He shrugged.

“What’s this about?” Trevor asked, moving toward the intruders.

“Stand where you are, sir. We’re asking the questions here,” the younger of the two said, reaching again for his pistol.

Trevor threw up his hands. “Hold on there a minute, officer.”

“Don’t get antsy, Tom,” the older white-haired detective said. “They’re just curious about what’s going on, especially given the way you’re waving your firearm around like a maniac. Put it away.”

Jenny walked over. “What’s the meaning of this? Can’t you see we’re having a wedding ceremony? No one is breaking any laws here.”

“Sorry, ma’am. My name is Detective Lawrence Green. We have a warrant for the arrest of a Jon Clayton, and we were told by an informant that he was holed up at this address. We didn’t know it was a wedding.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Sarah said.

“I’m Jon Clayton,” the groom said. “I don’t understand— “Detective Green took Jon by the arm. “You need to come with us to the station, Mr. Clayton. Everything will be explained there. As I said, we have a warrant for your arrest.”

“Why?” Sarah asked. “What are the charges? He hasn’t done anything wrong—there must be some mistake. We’re getting married. You can’t take him!” Although she tried to stay calm, she became more hysterical by the moment.

Jenny wrapped an arm around Sarah’s shoulders. “You’re right. There’s been a terrible mistake, but we’ll get it figured out and then you and Jon can get married as planned.”

The other detective, Tom, joined his partner on the other side of Jon. “Turn around and face my partner.” Jon did as he was told. “Put your hands behind your back,” Tom added. Again, Jon cooperated. Tom put handcuffs on Jon and turned him toward the door.

“Again, sorry for the intrusion,” the older detective said. “You can carry on with what you were doing…” he began, then stopped when he clearly realized they couldn’t continue because he and his partner were taking away the groom.

They walked Jon out. “You have the right to remain silent…” Sarah heard just before she broke down sobbing, not caring that everyone stared at her. She dropped to the floor and covered her eyes, her body shaking.

Jenny said to Trevor, “Don’t worry about her. Lynsi and I will take care of Sarah. You go to the station and help Jon.”

The friends, Jenny Drake and Lynsi Patterson, took hold of Sarah’s arms and helped her to her feet. They led her out of the room and into her dressing room before any of the other guests could bombard her with their questions.