Zoe Burke. Jump the Gun (2013) 180 pp.
Publishers description: Meet Annabelle Starkey. A shrewd, sweet, and sexy Stephanie Plum without the Jersey girl attitude. Shes a one-man kind of girl who loves hats and shoes. Annabelle also loves movies. She cant help but wonder why her own life doesnt match her favorite silver-screen scenarios. Then, one day she meets the charming, slightly mysterious, and definitely magnetic Mickey Paxton and decides its time to live one of those Cary Grant films. She accepts Mickeys invitation to fly to Las Vegas for a holiday and a test flight for romance. The script takes a surprising turn when they arrive in Sin City. Suddenly Annabelle and Mickey are on the run, but from what? And why? Did Mickey lead Annabelle into this mess? Then a murder in Annabelles San Francisco apartment sends the couple winging west to that city where, once again, criminals and cops pursue them. In two frenetic days of fast driving, fast talking, and fast thinking, Annabelle discovers several truths by learning to trust her own instincts. No matter what the danger, Annabelles fresh and funny voice is her best weapon.
Setting: San Francisco, Las Vegas