Sam Spade Hunter, who has always been plagued by women who fall in love with him at the drop of a hat can’t believe he let a little old lady like Lillian get the better of him. If his father and brother find out he will never hear the end of it! He knows his father is worried that Lillian may be in danger now that she has announced her intention to write her book. He also decides to follow Lillian but he has no intention of letting Lily get involved. But Lily has other ideas and eventually Sam and Lily team up to find Lillian.
Lily is engaged to a handsome and successful but dull and boring banker who works for her father. She’s known him most of her life and has always expected to marry him. After all, it’s what their families want, right? But Dexter Beauregard Jackson, III has never made Lily feel even a fraction of the excitement Sam makes her feel. She wants to understand why and what it means. But Sam wants nothing to do with Lily or any other woman he hasn’t known for at least 6 years. There are way too many reasons why Sam shouldn’t even begin to consider getting involved with Lily. They’re chasing Lillian and Archie across the country. Plus being chased by people who want to use Lily to get to Lillian and don’t care who gets hurt. Worst of all, Lily is an engaged woman!
CHASING LILY was a whole lot of fun to read. Lily’s main priority is to find her grandmother but she gets to know herself better along the way. Sam is honorable and loyal even when it goes against his better judgment and when Lily tests the limits of his willpower. The villains were amusingly inept most of the time but with chilling undertones. Some of the characters - including Dexter and some mobsters - were almost caricatures, which seemed very deliberate on the author’s part and added to the fun. There was plenty of heat in this story too! Dixie Kane has combined humor, intrigue and steam into one romantic and highly entertaining book.