Lane Garret is a dead ringer…
Newly single, cheaters decoy Lane Garret is excited about her fresh start and believes everything is at last on track. Unfortunately, her fantasy of the good life is blown away…along with one of her marks. While on a date, Lane not just witnesses a murder but almost becomes a victim. Saved in the nick of time by one hot detective, she wonders if someone wants her dead.
On forced leave due to a pending Internal Affairs investigation, Jackson (Jax) Thornbird agrees to do a friend a favor. Tricked into decoy security, Jax decides one night will be easy enough, but things go awry. When shots are fired, he grabs the girl and leaves the scene of the crime—a rash decision that could ruin his career. However, Jax has a hunch the intended target wasn’t the dead, cheating husband.
Confession time, readers! Occasionally, I love the villain. There, I said it. It doesn’t take much for me to turn into an antagonist slut. Don’t shake your head at me. Take Loki from Thor; I only watch those dang movies for freaking Tom Hiddleston, not Chris Hemsworth.
Batting eyelashes. “What’s that, Loki, you want to take over the world?” Giggle and smirk while raising extremely large magical scepter. “Well, if you insist.” End scene. Am I wrong for that … should I seek help? Well, what if it was a villainess? Yep, I get crushes on the right type of chicky villain as well.
No, no … don’t cover your eyes, this is going to be fun. Let’s start with Disney villainess.
Mother Gothel, Tangled. This baddy amused me. No way did I believe in my wizened old age of thirty-something to be so tickled by a villain. Gothel is sarcastic in all the right places, and her gypsy good looks add to her mystery. My only bone of contention with this evil trick is that there are no minions. What the hell? For her to be that bad for that long and not acquire one minion is just unacceptable.
Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmations. What type of demon wants to kill pretty puppies? A crazy haired fiend, that’s who. Oh! But what about that awesome laugh. This woman is a lock her up and throw away the key type of villain, rather than the break in a bank and steal something (I’m talking about you, Bonnie). In no way did I root for her, however I did like the way she looked. Why? I can’t rightly say since she was just plain mean. Although, when I think about it she kinda reminds me of Anna Wintour, a baddy who is also in the stylish club.
Ursula, The Little Mermaid. She was a weird mermaid ogre psycho hybrid. The lengths of her trickery held no bounds. If you want Eric to fall in love with you, jump on this foot. If you ever want to see him again, hop over here. Quite frankly, I’m surprised Ariel held it together as well as she did. If I ever need a contract drawn up, I’m headed for the sea. Ursula will give that Alicia Florrick a run for The Good Wife money.
Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty. She is my absolute fav. From the moment I set eyes on her, it was love at first sight. She wore her heart on her sleeve. Like a child who’s mother doesn’t want to admit they’re little Johnny is bad as hell, my girl Mal is merely misunderstood. After all, she didn’t get an invite to baby Aurora’s party. That’s tantamount to being the only kid in class without a valentine. How would you feel … sad, envious, or out for blood? Did you pick door number three? Well, of course you did! Who doesn’t want the power to turn into a bad ass dragon?
Let’s recap: Princesses, everyone loves them. However, what they have in looks my bad girls make up in spades with dimension; smart, mean, cold, or vicious. At one point, every one of you fantasized about being them. What? Just me? Phtttfhh, I find that hard to believe.