Trouble and Treasure
Odette C. Bell
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An action adventure packed with danger, mystery, and just enough romance, the Trouble and Treasure series follows the adventures of Amanda and Sebastian as they try to track down one of the most valuable treasure maps in the world.
Amanda is just an ordinary girl, but when she wakes up one night to find everything from common criminals to highly-trained mercenaries traipsing around her house looking for the 'goods', her life takes a turn towards the adventurous and far too dangerous.
Sebastian is a lawyer who just happens to have an unusual hobby: he's an esteemed and accomplished treasure hunter. But when he meets Amanda that all changes. On the run for their lives with every criminal unit he has had ever heard of on their tails, Sebastian has to somehow keep Amanda safe while getting his hands on the Stargazer Globes, the greatest treasure map in the world. Only problem is Amanda screams too much. But then again, Sebastian has a problem too, he lies.
on that clue, and you tell me where we are going next, or . . . ’ I faltered as I tried to think of a damn good threat. ‘Or what, Amanda? Are you going to wrestle it from me?’ he said, stupid grin now all the way into his cheeks. I just blinked, licked my lips, darted a hand out, and snatched the parchment right out of pocket of his shirt before he could grab my hand. And then I turned to the window with it, hiding it close by my chest so I could read it before he could snatch it back.
looking at my body language, noting the fact that I had just pulled away from him, that I was now staring at the window, playing nervously with my hands in my lap, and thinking it meant I was scared? Well he was right, in a way, but I wasn't particularly scared of being left alone in the car. I was, however, very scared that if I trusted this man and he turned out to be bad, then it would probably be the biggest mistake of my life. The amount of trouble I was already in was huge; the amount of
quickly. It drew my attention to them, made me realize that they were a pretty almond shape, one you don't see too often. ‘Okay, what are 10 things on the coast that make light and shadow?’ She put her hand up, getting ready to count. ‘Lights,’ she held up a thumb, ‘um, I guess there could be some kind of luminescent fish,’ she said, voice awkward as it was obvious she realized how stupid the suggestion was. I couldn't help but snort with laughter. ‘Luminescent fish? Are you serious?’ I knew
thought wound its way around my cerebellum, a fucking bullet ricocheted off the step above me, slamming to the side and lodging itself into the cliff on my left, flakes of rock exploding from the impact. Amanda tensed, pulling back automatically, grabbing with both hands at the rails and crumpling down until she was on her haunches. I just threw myself down on the steps, as another bullet zinged past me. God dammit, we were obviously too late. And I didn't have my gun on me, for some absolutely
‘Up to you,’ he said, and he really seemed to mean it. This, him, this Mark guy, he was exactly the kind of soldier you saw in action films and books. Dedicated, genuine, loyal, and just a bit dashing. He was exactly the kind of guy you wanted to trust when you were in danger. In fact, if he had been there last night, if he had been the one to save me from my drawing room full of mercenaries, I had the distinct feeling that everything would have turned out differently. All the horrors I had