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Nov 11 2017 10:00am

First Look: Denise Grover Swank’s Always You (November 28, 2017)

Always You by Denise Grover Swank

Denise Grover Swank
Always You (Bachelor Brotherhood #3)
Forever / November 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $3.99 digital

The one-that-got-away trope can be difficult to embrace. If a couple is so right for each other, why did they break up in the first place? If the reasons were legitimate at the time, are they sufficiently and believably resolved? Always You tackles these issues head-on.

Matt Osborne stayed in Kansas City after he graduated from college. He’s made a good life for himself—the only thing missing is a life partner. He even has a family, sort of—he’s his nephew Ethan’s guardian while Ethan’s mother attends medical school on the West Coast. Ethan’s the reason that he volunteered to coach soccer. It seems that more than five-year-old soccer players think Matt’s a terrific guy.

Standing at the edge of a grass soccer field, Matt stared into the sea of parents’ faces and resisted the urge to groan. Obviously, word had spread after last season that Coach Matt was relatively good looking, somewhat successful, loved kids, and most important, was single.

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Nov 10 2017 1:30pm

That’s Our Spot: Arrow Season 6, Episode 5 Olicity Heart-to-Heart

Arrow, Season 6, Episode 5Show/Episode: Arrow Season 6, Episode 5 “Deathstroke Returns”
Ship(s): Olicity

Arrow 6x05 Captain's Log

Councilwoman Pollard, the woman who introduced the anti-vigilante bill (the same one that’s being pushed to a citywide vote), is targeted by a sniper. Dinah spots the danger in time to save the councilwoman but the sniper gets away. Oliver is unable to handle the issue from City Hall because Slade is in town (and hanging out at his apartment no less!). Slade wants his help to locate his son, who goes by the name Kane. He’s been tracking him all across the globe, since last we saw him, and now in Kasnia, working for the Australian Secret Service but he was captured and is in prison. Slade needs Oliver to use diplomacy to help him, not the Green Arrow, so he wants him to go with him to Kasnia. Uhm. I’m getting a red flag here.

Felicity and Curtis are tracking the sniper who is… Vigilante. Dinah is investigating the sniper’s nest with Diggle. They all question why Vigilante would want to target Pollard. Samanda Watson shows up and has some questions about what Diggle is doing at a crime scene. She wants to interview him officially.

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Nov 10 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Lecia Cornwall’s Enchanted by the Highlander (November 14, 2017)

Enchanted by the Highlander by Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall
Enchanted by the Highlander (Highland Fairy Tale #4)
Swerve / November 14, 2017 / $3.99 digital

Lecia Cornwall’s latest in her Highland Fairytale series, Enchanted by the Highlander, is exactly that: Enchanting. The story flows, and the romance buds until the leads have their HEA. I found chills erupting all over my skin several times and it involved moments where the Hero, John Erly, and the Heroine, Gillian MacLeod didn’t even kiss. You see, Gillian MacLeod is the shy MacLeod. The one whom all her sisters’ feel they must talk for and protect. But beneath her shy façade is a woman capable of protecting herself, a woman who knows her mind, and until recently felt silenced.

Everything changes when she falls for John Erly, the Sassenach. Her father, the fearless Laird MacLeod of Glen Iolair, would never allow his daughter to marry an Englishman. Yet, that is who owns her heart. Though not because John pursues the lass. Rather, he tries in vain to avoid her, because he knows he’s not worthy of her love.

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Nov 10 2017 9:30am

Santino Hassell Excerpt: Citywide

Santino Hassell

Citywide by Santino Hassell

A collection of standalone stories....

A record-breaking heat wave engulfs the Five Boroughs, and emotions run as hot as the temperatures.

In REROUTED, Chris Mendez is trying to live a drama-free life. That doesn't include another threesome with Jace and Aiden Fairbairn. But then a citywide blackout leaves them trapped together, and Chris is forced to re-examine everything he thought he knew about relationships and his own heart.

In GRIDLOCKED, former Marine Tonya Maldonado is keeping real estate heiress Meredith Stone on permanent ignore. Mere isn't Tonya's type. Not even close. Who cares if she kisses like a dream and has the filthiest mouth this side of the East River? But then a security detail at a summer party ends with her saving Mere's life and discovering they have more chemistry than she'd ever imagined.

In DERAILED, Stephanie Quinones escapes the heat and her complicated love life by going on a company retreat. Trouble is, it's a couples' retreat, and she lied about having a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the only person willing to play pretend is her on-again/off-again fling, Angel León. They're currently “off again,” but after a week in the woods, Stephanie realizes she wouldn't mind them being permanently on.

Get a sneak peek at Santino Hassell's Citywide (available November 13, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

 “I’m not gonna lie and say I haven’t been thinking about moving on,” I admitted, nudging the iPad away. “I want to move out of Jamaica, and I want a new car, and I need more money for down payments and new furniture. It’s just that . . .”

Aiden raised an eyebrow, waiting, and kept waiting even when Jace slipped into the room to stand beside him. He’d already stripped down to his underwear and bare feet, although he was still wearing his threadbare T-shirt. After winding his thin arms around Aiden’s muscular torso, he peered at me with a devilish grin.

“What are we talking about?”

[Read the full Citywide excerpt...]

Nov 9 2017 3:30pm

One Last Time: Romance News & Deals from Isabelle Ronin, Kendall Ryan, and More

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Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin

Deal Alert: Isabelle Ronin's new adult romance Chasing Red is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Caleb Lockhart is a man with everything—or at least he thinks he is until he meets Veronica Strafford, a siren in a red dress that he has to have in his life. Don't forget the New Adult Best Bets for October!

Deal Alert: Christi Caldwell's historical romance My Lady of Deception is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Spend a season with Caldwell as Georgina Wilcox is forced to be a servant in her father, “The Fox”'s home. When he captures Lord Adam Markham, Georgina finds herself fascinated and drawn to the dashing man.

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Nov 9 2017 1:30pm

First Look: May McGoldrick’s Romancing the Scot (November 14, 2017)

Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick

May McGoldrick
Romancing the Scot (Pennington Family #1)
Swerve / November 14, 2017 / $3.99 digital

In Romancing the Scot, May McGoldrick begins a new series on the next generation of Penningtons. We start with Hugh Pennington, Viscount Greysteil. Hugh is an avid balloonist who finds a surprise in the new basket which has just arrived from Antwerp: A nearly dead woman. Grace Ware was running from the villains who killed her father when she hid in the crate, only to find herself nailed in and in a ship’s hold for a five day trip to Scotland. It was touch-and-go, but Hugh and his sister Jo save Grace’s life and she slowly recovers from her ordeal. While healing, she learns that she and Hugh were on opposite sides of the late war in France.

Grace accompanied her father to war, an Irish Colonel who fought with the French against the English. Hugh lead a Scots brigade and was a hero of the Napoleonic wars. He is now Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts in the Borders. As they get to know each other and Grace learns of Hugh’s history, she realizes that they were all too often at the same place.

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Nov 9 2017 11:01am

A.E. Jones Excerpt: To Have and To Howl

A.E. Jones

To Have and To Howl by A.E. Jones

Law means following the rules. Love means breaking them.

Julia Cole is a lawyer on a mission. After three long years, her husband's murderers have been convicted. Until their leader breaks out of magically-strengthened, impossible-to-break-handcuffs in the courtroom, that is. Someone is helping them. And that someone is threatening Julia. But she will not back down from them or the man tasked to protect her...a man who scrambles her long-buried emotions.

Jack Dawson is a werewolf with a secret. One that could change his life forever. But his problems have to take a back seat while he protects Julia. He can't afford to let down his guard—against the evil forces threatening Julia, against his growing feelings for her, fighting to be heard, and against his secret—which could destroy everything.

Can Julia and Jack finally let go of their pasts and begin a new future together?

Get a sneak peek at A.E. Jones's To Have and To Howl (available November 13, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Jack stopped in front of Julia’s office door and watched her hunched over her computer, typing away. He knocked on the doorjamb.

She looked up from her computer screen, and blinked. “How’s it going?”

“Okay. We’ve checked your house and made sure everything is physically and magically secure.”

“Where’s your brother?”

[Read the full To Have and To Howl excerpt...]

Nov 9 2017 9:30am

Everything I Learned About Wilderness Survival I Learned in Girl Scouts

Watch Point by Cecilia Tan

Today we're thrilled to welcome Cecilia Tan (Watch Point) to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Research can sometimes be the most fun part of writing, but with Cecilia everything she learned for her recent Navy SEAL romance... she may have just learned it all as a Girl Scout! Thanks for coming by, Cecilia!

One of the fun things about being a writer is getting to research all kinds of interesting things for my books. When I started writing a Navy SEAL hero, I immediately set to work researching Navy SEALs. (There's a lot to know.) But sometimes real-life experience works its way into my novels in unexpected ways. When my Navy SEAL hero kidnaps a billionaire's son to a rocky island in Maine (in December, no less) I ended up falling back on my knowledge, not of the Navy SEALs, but the Girl Scouts. 

I started in Scouting when my family had moved to a new town when I was about 10. I was a bookish nerd having trouble making friends at my new school. Since I didn't have any friends (yet), I spent a lot of time in the woods behind our house pretending I was in a Jack London story. I read a lot of “wilderness survival” books: Julie of the Wolves, Robinson Crusoe, etc. In The Lord of the Rings, I ate up all the stuff about traipsing across Middle Earth. My mother discovered that the nearest Girl Scout troop met at the church walking distance to our house, and she signed me up hoping that I'd find my niche.

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Nov 9 2017 8:04am

TV Shows and Clothing Brands: Tacky or Perfect?

Scandal had a clothing line with The Limited. Riverdale's Jughead's beanie at Hot Topic. Mad Men had a brand at The Banana Republic. With so many TV shows and movies having lines at clothings stores, it can be hard to resist! 

Would you buy a clothes based on your favorite show or do you find it tacky or are they clothes you would wear? 

Tell me your thoughts down in the comments!

Nov 8 2017 4:00pm

Honor Bound: Romance News & Deals from JD Robb, Elizabeth Boyce, and More

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The Honorables by Elizabeth Boyce

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Boyce's Regency historical romance series The Honorables is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Get 5 complete stories from Boyce, including Honor Among Thieves “the first book in the new Honorables Series, this story is perhaps the most scandalous of all...” Enjoy 5 kick-ass heroines and a “band of brothers” know as The Honorables.

Deal Alert: Tricia O'Malley's paranormal romance Wild Irish Eyes is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Pub owner Cait Gallagher craves a moment of silence from the voices in her head...because she's a psychic. She's had feelings for her handsome landlord, Shane MacAuliffe for years, but their constant bickering back and forth infuriates and intrigues them both. This pseudo-office romance is sure to delight!

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Nov 8 2017 1:30pm

How ’90s YA Taught Me to Love the Reformed Bad Boy

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Today we're thrilled to welcome Alexis Daria (Take the Lead) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. It's always fun to talk about how each of us came to romance, and Alexis is here today to talk about one of the aspects of romance that drew her in from the very beginning: the reformed bad boy! Thanks, Alexis!

Many romance readers remember their first taste of the genre. Maybe they found a book under their sister’s bed, or their mother left some on the nightstand, or their friend dragged them to the library. However, looking back further might reveal an interest in HEAs that started before that moment. Maybe that’s why finding that first romance novel was like uncovering a treasure, a feeling of, “Ah, this is what I’ve been looking for.” For me, 90s YA played a big role in setting me on the path toward reading romance.

My mother is an avid romance reader. When I was a kid, she’d read me the funny parts of the books she was reading, but told me I was too young to read them myself. (Thanks for the mixed messages, Mom.) When she found I’ll Be Seeing You (1996) by Lurlene McDaniel on the YA shelf in the bookstore, I suspect she was glad to discover a romance novel that was age-appropriate for her then-thirteen-year-old daughter. We both read and enjoyed it, although I can now see the problem with a story whose main conflict hinges on the girl thinking she’s too ugly for the boy. Nevertheless, encouraged by my interest, my mother brought home more Lurlene McDaniel titles for me to read.

Little did we know.

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Nov 8 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Alisha Rai’s Wrong to Need You (November 28, 2017)

Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai
Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts #2)
Avon / November 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

 If someone asked me to describe Alisha Rai’s books, I’d say that she excels at writing three things in particular: heroines, family, and sexual tension. Her latest book, Wrong to Need You, is a great example of Rai’s strengths. The Forbidden Hearts series is full of secrets, intense emotions, and forbidden love, and features men and women who are, despite their circumstances, genuinely good people.

Sadia Ahmed is the sister-in-law of the heroine of Hate to Want You, but she’s so much more. Sadia is a single mom to six-year-old Kareem, middle of five Pakistani-American sisters, owner/manager of the Kane family cafe, bartender at O’Killian’s, and a conflicted widow. As we learn early in the book, Sadia and her late husband, Paul, were about to divorce when he died, but because she’s afraid of being seen as a failure, Sadia hasn’t told anyone. She also sort of hates running the cafe but, again, doesn’t want to sell it and be seen as a failure. Alisha Rai reliably delivers heroines who have complex inner lives and motivations, and Sadia is no exception.

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Nov 8 2017 11:17am

Daisy Goodwin Excerpt: Victoria and Albert, A Royal Love Affair

Victoria & Albert by Daisy Goodwin

The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin.

More than 16 million viewers watched the first season of the Masterpiece presentation of Victoria, created and written by Daisy Goodwin—the highest-rated PBS drama in twenty years, second only to Downton Abbey. But what happened after the Queen married her handsome prince? Did they live happily ever after, or did their marriage, like so many royal marriages past and present, fizzle into a loveless round of duty?

This all-new companion book by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan transports us to the private world of Victoria and Albert. Though first cousins, they could not have been more different: Victoria was impulsive, emotional, and capricious, Albert cautious, self-controlled, and logical. But together they forged a bond with each other and with their people that would change the world. Drawing on letters and diaries and fresh insights into royal history, this gorgeous book charts the constant ebb and flow of power within the couple’s surprisingly ardent and modern marriage.

Sumptuously illustrated and full of rich insider detail, Victoria & Albert takes us behind the scenes of the magnificent TV drama, including fascinating, in-depth information on the actors, the props, and the costumes – and bringing an extraordinary royal marriage even more fully to life.

Get a sneak peek at Daisy Goodwin's Victoria & Albert (available November 21, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

It could have been a disaster. First cousins catapulted into a match that suited the dynastic ambitions of their relatives. A pair who seemed to have nothing in common: he was a highbrow who had studied science and philosophy; she liked dancing and watching lion tamers. He got up early and ate very frugally; she liked to sleep in and loved tucking into a plate of lamb chops. All they had in common was their liking for dogs (he had a greyhound called Eos; she, of course, had Dash, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), music—oh, and an overwhelming physical attraction for each other.

You only have to read Victoria’s diaries during their courtship to know that this is no marriage of convenience but a throbbingly passionate love match. She writes about Albert in his white cashmere breeches with nothing underneath; he writes about how his whole soul longs for Victoria. This was a pair who couldn’t keep their hands off each other, as their nine children in seventeen years testifies. One of my favourite facts about Albert is that he came up with a special gadget that meant he could lock their door without getting out of bed, which was handy if you had a palace full of servants and children. But Victoria and Albert’s marriage was passionate in every sense. They were the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of the nineteenth century—two huge personalities who were locked in a battle for mystery over the other. They fought fiercely, with stand-up rows that raged all over the palace, and then they made up with equal passion. Their rows were over things that many modern couples can relate to: the upbringing of their children, the amount of time they spent away from each other, the inequality between them when it came to status—as Albert wrote sadly to one of his friend, ‘I am the husband but not the master in the house.’

[Read the full Victoria and Albert excerpt...]

Nov 8 2017 9:30am

First Look: C.D. Reiss’s Bodyguard (November 14, 2017)

Bodyguard by CD Reiss

CD Reiss
Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List #2)
Montlake / November 14, 2017 / $12.95 print, $3.99 digital

“My name is Mandy, and I’m addicted to bodyguard romances.”  “Hiiiiii Mandy.”

Addicted? YES. Bodyguard romances are totally reader catnip for me.  I have Tara Wyatt and her absolutely fantastic Bodyguard series to blame because after reading that series, I always kept an eye out for the bodyguard/protection storyline.  Lo and behold, who hooks me with that storyline? The glorious and uber talented, CD Reiss. After reading and thoroughly enjoying Bombshell, the first book in the Hollywood A-List series, I knew I’d be reading whatever Ms. Reiss was writing next.  Luckily for me, it was a bodyguard romance! I was jumping for joy because I knew, I just knew it would be excellent. And it was.

Emily is a talented choreographer for her best friend and superstar singer, Darlene McKenna. She and Darlene left their hometown together as dancers and set off to Hollywood in search of fame and stardom. Darlene finds the fame and stardom, but Emily’s path is redirected to choreography, due to a jerk of an ex-boyfriend.  Vince, the ex, has been stalking her since they broke up. Our sweet, smart and talented Emily is a beautiful bird living in a cage.

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Nov 8 2017 8:03am

What Is Your Preferred Protagonist Age?

Matthew McConaughey delivered one of the most creepy lines in the movie Dazed and Confused when he said “I keep getting older, but they stay the same age.” However, that sentiment is very true when it comes to fictional characters. We get older, but they tend to hover around the same age. When you pick up a romance novel the characters are typically between age 18 and 28. Some of them may be in their 30s and a rarer few are 40 or older. 

What is your preferred age for protagonists? Do you find as you get older you search for older protagonists in what you read? 

Tell me about it in the comments!

Nov 7 2017 4:30pm

An Epic Body of Work: Romance News & Deals from Stacey Kennedy, Cathy Maxwell, and More

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Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

Deal Alert: Stacey Kennedy's erotic romance Restrained Under His Duty is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* “This well-developed romance titillates and thrills with a forbidden vibe when a rigid, rule-following bodyguard begins having very dirty fantasies about his client’s daughter.” Senator's daughter Hadley doesn't want her secret visits to a sex club to become public...but doesn't expect to have a hot and heavy relationship with her bodyguard Ryder.

Deal Alert: Cathy Maxwell's historical romance Treasured Vows is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Phadra Abbott is a reckless heiress who won't  let anyone stand in the way of getting what she wants, not even her long-suffering guardian, Grant Morgan. Having no choice but to accompany Phadra on her latest hair-brained adventure, Grant finds himself fighting a new desire to win her love. Are guardian/ward stories your cup of tea?

Deal Alert: Lexxie Couper's contemporary romance The Mistaken Billionaire is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Thomas St. Clair ruined Mila Elderkin's journalism career years ago, so when a chance encounter throws her back into his sphere, she plans on seeking the revenge she's wanted...except for the tiny hiccup of falling in love. Tell us: do you love or hate revenge plots?

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Nov 7 2017 3:30pm

First Look: Mary Balogh’s Someone to Wed (November 7, 2017)

Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh
Someone to Wed (A Westcott Novel #3)
Berkley / November 7, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an impoverished nobleman puts his head, and his title, on the marriage block, in a quest for the highest bidder. This trope has been mined by Mary Balogh in many wonderful stories (A Christmas Promise comes to mind) but the one that pops up immediately is Dancing with Clara. There are important differences, however. Clara’s husband, the Honourable Frederick Sullivan, is, like Alexander Westcott, the Earl of Riverdale, “magnificently handsome” but Freddy “was a rake whose women were legion and whose gambling debts were staggering.” Vastly wealthy Wren Heyden wants someone to wed and her choice is her neighbor, the new Earl of Riverdale.

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can’t afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.

Unlike Freddy, and like the Earl of Falloden, the hero of A Christmas Promise, Alexander is impoverished through an accident of inheritance. Alexander is not a gambler nor a womanizer. Wren, like Clara Sullivan née Dunford, controls her own fortune and negotiates directly with the man she wants to marry.

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Nov 7 2017 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina York, Sherilee Gray, and Cathryn Fox

Team H&H has covers for three upcoming romances from authors Sabrina York, Sherilee Gray, and Cathryn Fox. Check 'em out! 

What a Highlander's Got To Do by Sabrina York

What a Highlander's Got To Do by Sabrina York

Isobel Dounreay Lochlannach is a fierce and independent Scots lass. She has no intention to marry—to submit to a man—especially not an Englishman.

But when she meets a devilish stable lad on the way to London, she can’t help but sneak a kiss with the handsome stranger, sure to never see him again.

Nick Wyeth is not a stable lad. He’s Viscount Stirling, and heir to one of the most powerful dukes in the realm. If their indiscretion is discovered, Isobel will be forced to marry him, to succumb to a fate she has always spurned. Nick wants nothing but to call this wild Scottish lass his own, and is determined to show her how an English Viscount can make her swoon, and be his forever.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of What a Highlander’s Got To Do by Sabrina York, available March 6, 2018:

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Nov 7 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Lauren Layne’s An Ex for Christmas (November 7, 2017)

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne
An Ex for Christmas (Love Unexpectedly #5)
Loveswept / November 7, 2017 / $4.99 digital

I loved An Ex for Christmas—it was exactly the pick-me-up read I needed. Not only is it a fantastic feel-good romance, it’s perfect for the holidays, and the full romance package. I teared up, laughed out loud, and rolled around in happiness from the utter omgsocutefunhotperfect-ness of it all.

Even if you don’t read the blurb you know Mark is the hero from the start. I mean, how our heroine Kelly waxes poetic about him, how he’s pretty much perfect, and they already share custody of a dog. I mean really. Then there are the more obvious signs out how he always lets her have her way, he’s there for her, he does not want to hear about her love-quest... and yeah you might think this all sounds ridiculous, but NOPE. Lauren Layne makes it work.

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Nov 7 2017 11:13am

Maggie McGinnis Excerpt: Taking a Chance

Maggie McGinnis

Taking a Chance by Maggie McGinnis

A rising star in the corporate world, Emma Winthrop enjoys the view from her cubicle in sunny Florida. But when she’s dispatched to a nursing home in Whisper Creek for three months of field experience, she discovers a slice of heaven made of mountains and mayhem—mostly in the form of rugged, drop-dead gorgeous Jasper Stone, who grinds his specialty beans at the town’s best coffee shop in between organizing dodge-ball games and wheelchair races in Emma’s hallways.

When Jasper walks in on this beautiful angel in silky purple underwear trying to rinse out her blouse, it’s a breathtaking view—even for a Montana native. Wreaking havoc here at Shady Acres keeps his dad in good spirits, but getting under Emma’s skin is proving to be even more fun. Jasper knows that he’s falling faster than a man with his past has any right to, but his body and his heart have a mind of their own. And Emma appears to be claiming both.

Get a sneak peek at Maggie McGinnis's Taking a Chance (available November 7, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“I climbed the tree. Isn’t that enough?”

“Nope. Now you have to be the tree.”

“Oh, for God’s sake. You are not one of those people.”

“Might be.” He winked. “You don’t know.”

[Read the full Taking a Chance excerpt...]