Enjoy 17 excerpts of outstanding fiction by authors Christa Allan (All They Want for Christmas), Judith Arnold (Changes), Marilyn Brant (The Road to You), Sylvie Fox (The Good Enough Husband), Jenny Gardiner (Something in the Heir), Maria Geraci (That Thing You Do), Tonya Kappes (Checkered Crime), Leslie Langtry (Merit Badge Murder), Leslie Lehr (Wife Goes On), Maggie Marr (One Night for Love), Ellen Meister (Dorothy Parker Drank Here), Ellyn Oaksmith (50 Acts of Kindness), Jess Riley (Mandatory Release), Saralee Rosenberg (Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead), Sara Rosett (Elusive), Wendy Tokunaga (His Wife and Daughters), and L.J. Wilson (Ruby Ink).
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Jack Martinez has the world at his feet. Heir to Florida's most lucrative personal injury law firm, women love him and insurance companies quake at the mention of his name. But Jack harbors a secret wish. He wants to start a small practice of his own, away from the limelight, and he's counting on his younger brother to finish law school and take his place at their parents' firm.
Felicity Reed wants to save her family's dying advertising company. Landing a big client like Jack would be a dream come true, but she's made a pitch and he's already shot her down. Which makes it awkward when her baby sister and Jack's younger brother decide to do a destination wedding at the Casa Blanca Resort in Mimosa Key.
When the soon-to-be newlyweds announce that they're deferring law school, Jack offers Felicity a deal; help him convince the young couple to stick to their original plan and he'll give her PR firm a slice of his business. Which seems easy enough until Felicity finds herself actually falling for the arrogant ambulance chaser. Now she's going to have to make a choice between family loyalty or a chance on a forever love.
Brian "Boom-Boom" Callahan might have a million dollar swing, but his bad boy rep has gotten him in trouble with his major league baseball team, so he's been temporarily sent down to the minors to teach him a lesson.
Aubrey Adams' fledgling PR firm has been hired to keep the Barefoot Bay Bucks' new hotshot hitter under the radar. All he has to do is play nice for the rest of the season and she'll get a much needed bonus to keep her company afloat.
Being sent down to the minors is Brian's worst nightmare, but one look at Aubrey and he decides that the next four weeks might not be so bad if he can get the cute brunette to warm his personal bench. Aubrey's not about to be anyone's groupie, especially not to a spoiled athlete whose batting record is only surpassed by the number of women he's reported to have bedded.
But when Brian lays on the charm, Aubrey finds herself falling for the funny, kind, and intelligent man he hides from the press. When a well-intentioned gesture gets unexpected national publicity, Aubrey has to decide if she's up to playing in the big leagues, or if she's just being played.