hmmm. this definitely reads like a full-blown Mystery novel so far...not a Romance. intriguing that it was filed in the Romance section at the bookstore--although there were various Allison Brennan novels in the General Fiction section, presumably because of their Thriller qualifications. maybe this should have been there too. anyway, if this shifts gears and becomes more of a Romance, I don't know how that could work at this point. too much skullduggery to sort out for Max to meet a hunk and get swept off to Spain. unless there are good clues there...for either of two complex cases!