Wordsmith Enterprises

Release Date: October 2012

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A Heartbeat Away

Her big case may have one catch…but does he want to be caught?

When DEA diversion investigator Samille Broussard and seasoned FBI agent Brant Kincaid team up to look into a series of mysterious illnesses targeting affluent Washington, D.C. teenagers, they end up uncovering more than just a criminal mastermind bent on destruction. Can Brant and Samille catch the killer before more teenage victims fall prey to the insidious drug known only as UTOPIA?


…Maureen Smith has penned a very gripping tale. The storyline with romance, espionage, mayhem and suspense, all rolled into one, is without a doubt one of the best I’ve read this year. The characters were memorable and the back and forth antics of Samille and Brant kept me glued to the pages wondering what would happen when they eventually stopped their bickering and realized they were in love. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend you read A Heartbeat Away.

—Pamela BoldenThe RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers

…As you turn each page, you begin to feel that you’re only a heartbeat away from Samille and Brant making love and solving the case. Ms. Smith gives you just enough of each situation to keep you guessing and hoping that these two will get together and find the perpetrators responsible for the drug distribution and the murder. The other characters in the story help to round out and solidify the relationship of the hero and heroine. The story is easy to follow and I loved the sexual tension and the element of surprise in the case. This is one of the best romantic suspense stories I’ve read in a long time.

—Lora McDonaldThe Romance Readers Connection


Featured in True Confessions Magazine


Samille Broussard’s occupation was chosen as a result of my chance encounter with a DEA diversion investigator at the hair salon one day. You just never know who’s sitting under the dryer next to you!