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Tue
Jun 30 2015 1:00pm

Talk Nerdy to Me: Top 5 Nerds in Romance (and Why We Love Them)

Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst

Today we're thrilled to welcome Jennifer Probst to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jennifer's latest book, Searching for Always is the fourth book in her matchmaking Searching For series that sees two opposites attracting. Many times that opposites attract trope is used between a nerd and a “popular guy or girl”—to use high school terminology. Jennifer has written that story too featuring the nerd closest to her heart Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle (yes, his initials spell N.E.R.D.) in Searching for Perfect. Jennifer is here to talk about the glorious appeal of the nerd, and why we all need one in our lives! Thanks, Jennifer!

It's June and I'm ready! For what, you ask?

The end of school. The end of rushing out in the morning with the kids, and making lunches, and missing buses. I'm ready to roll out of bed when I want to, cook a real breakfast other than frozen waffles, and spend some well needed time reading a book on the back deck, cocktail in one hand, while the sun beams bright and hot in the sky.

[Author Jennifer Probst talks nerdy book boyfriends...]

Wed
May 27 2015 2:30pm

The Perfect Mix: A Recommendation, a Vacation Spot, and a Cocktail...Oh, My!

Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

Today we're thrilled to have Jennifer Probst on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jennifer's latest book in her Searching For series, Searching for Beautiful, came out on Tuesday and features the long-awaited story of Wolfe, the adopted child of a couple from Jennifer's Marriage to the Billionaire series! Speaking of long-awaited, summer finally seems to be here, so to ring in the book of a much-loved character, Jennifer is here today to talk about her other much-loved things for this summer—including a cocktail, a reading recommendation, and a vacation spot! Thanks, Jennifer!

It’s May, and I am gearing up for a fantastic summer! My New York winter was brutal, but the long lazy days of summer are ahead and I’m ready to talk about my favorite things.

Romance books, vacay, and cocktails.

I’ve been indulging in some yummy reads and there’s nothing I love better than pairing the right cocktail with a book.

So, without further ado...let’s get on with the party!

[See Jennifer Probst's May Pick....]

Wed
Nov 13 2013 1:00pm
Excerpt

Searching for Someday: Exclusive Excerpt, Part 1

Jennifer Probst

Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered—and hot-bodied— divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?

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He was going to strangle her. Slade kept a tight grip on his calm which shook ferociously under the storm that was Kate Seymour. He ducked his head and concentrated on his meal in order to give him a few minutes to recollect his sanity. When he called her, he realized he was taking a big chance but saw no other options. He needed a date, and she owed him. With their business relationship, he’d almost be guaranteed she’d go along with the charade without a hitch. Oh, she went along alright. He was in a shit storm of trouble on Monday.

She completely charmed everyone at the table. She wielded her razor wit and sarcasm with a polished edge of humor that his bosses adored. The women who initially stared with suspicion now seemed open and laughing. She encouraged them to ignore the calories and drink with her, and now Slade sat at a table with slightly intoxicated women. He worried Bob and Travis may think she pushed too far, but they seemed amused and delighted by their wives’ too-loud conversation and revelry.

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Wed
Jun 20 2012 6:00pm

Author Jennifer Probst on Complete Opposites in Romance

Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to Heroes and Heartbreakers to discuss the very real adage that “opposites attract.” Jennifer’s The Marriage Bargain has taken readers by storm, landing on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists, with a print version coming soon. 

Thanks for joining us, Jennifer!

(Be sure to enter Jennifer’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a digital copy of The Marriage Bargain! Details and rules at the bottom of the page.)

Confession time.

I adore romance novels where the main hero and heroine are complete opposites. Immediately, a thrill launches through me and in a capable writer’s hands, I become putty. There is something exciting about watching two people who have nothing in common fight the journey of a happily ever after. The harder the fight, the more satisfaction I get in the end. The strong ones not only resist the burgeoning physical attraction, but also reach deep and fight back with their minds, heart, and soul. I secretly know it will all end well, but watching the journey play out brings some of the most satisfying romance novels on the page.

[Sometimes, it really is about the journey...]