Going for Broke (Romantic Comedy)(Oakland Hills #5): Oakland Hills #5

Eton Field
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After inheriting a broken-down house, Billie finds more than she bargained for when she enlists the help of a millionaire with a tool belt.


Millionaire investor Ian Cooper may be the perfect man, but Billie Garcia only wants him for his tool belt. She’s just inherited a broken-down house she can't afford to fix up, and Ian has all the skills she needs.

And a few she wants... 

The handsome hunk is an old family friend, and definitely off limits. Even though Billie’s last boyfriend treated her like a sexy ATM without a daily limit, and she really, really deserves better. Even though-- 

No, no, no. Off limits. 

Ian has always loved getting dirty. 

Getting his hands dirty.... 

Owning a hot investment firm is great for his net worth, but he financial reports aren’t nearly as attractive to stare at as Billie. Her house is just the diversion he needs. He’ll have to resist Billie’s charms, but he’s managed that for years. How hard could it be? 

Within a week, he can’t resist her—and he doesn’t want to. But Billie’s afraid to risk the heart she’s guarded so carefully all these years. Can one impulsive night really be the foundation for a lifetime? 

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OAKLAND HILLS ROMANCE, BOOK #1

When a couch potato inherits a fitnesswear company in San Francisco, sparks fly with her arrogant, Olympic medalist vice president.

Read the whole series!

LOVE HANDLES (Oakland Hills 1)

THIS TIME NEXT DOOR (Oakland Hills 2)

NOT QUITE PERFECT (Oakland Hills 3

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (Oakland Hills 4)

GOING BROKE (Oakland Hills 5)

GOING WILD (Oakland Hills 6)

OAKLAND HILLS ROMANTIC COMEDY BOXED SET (Books 1-3)

QUICK TAKES (Oakland Hills Stories)


The world of fitness apparel isn't ready for Beverly Lewis. She hates the gym, is nice to everybody, and shops at Ross Dress for Less. When she's not teaching preschool, she's wearing yoga pants . . . to nap in. So when she inherits her estranged grandfather's fitnesswear company in San Francisco, nobody expects her to keep it. Fite Fitness needs a heartless suit to save it from bankruptcy, not a thirty-year-old woman who cries when her students leave for kindergarten.

Someone like Liam Johnson. A former Olympic swimmer, Liam is Fite's executive vice president. Unlike Bev, he's devoted his life to Fite's success. Managing one little preschool teacher—and his attraction to her—shouldn't be an issue. Right?

But Bev's tired of being underpaid and underrated, and refuses to step aside as an obedient figurehead. To everyone's shock and horror, she moves up to San Francisco, sets up an office, and dives into the business. Nothing—not mockery, not exercise, not sabotage, not a disastrously hot night with her aggravating VP—is going to scare her away.

As Liam realizes she's tougher than she looks, he discovers that losing Fite might not be nearly as bad as losing her . . .

A story about the pursuit of love, happiness, and the perfect yoga pants, Love Handles will speak to anyone who's ever had to face what scares her most.

Warning: contains at least two loves scenes and a happy ending.

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Publisher
Eton Field
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Published on
Jul 1, 2016
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Pages
268
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ISBN
9781939872142
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe delivers another winner when small-town matchmakers decide a billionaire is the perfect man for a sassy single mom who is too busy for love. 


"This is one of my favorite Romance books EVER!" ~Amazon Reader Review


When single-mom Clare Gray delivers her famous cupcakes to the general store on her way to work, she meets a sexy, out-of-town businessman who is in need of lodging...and match-making locals decide her available-for-rent spare room is the perfect solution.  


After becoming a widowed single mom at eighteen, Clare traded her dreams of love to focus on raising her daughter. The last thing she wants is for a man to invade her life, even if he is deliciously tempting and wonderful with her daughter. But when late-night cupcake baking turns intimate, suddenly her heart is at risk once again.


High-powered executive Griffin Friesé is in town on a personal mission, and he has no time for love. But when he moves into Clare's farmhouse, he soon finds that life doesn't always give you want you want…but it might give you exactly what you need. Gradually, Clare's smile, her passion for life, and her small-town loyalty awaken something inside him, something that makes him yearn for a life, a love, and a family he's never had. 


Can a single mom find the love and family she always wanted with a man afraid to open his heart?  


"What do I wish for?" Clare looked up at the stars, at the way they lit up the sky. "That's what I wish for." She gestured to the expanse of twinkling darkness. "A love so huge and so powerful, that it sweeps across everything. It's always there. It's fuller than a heart can hold, so it spills out into the world and fills everything around it with more love. It's there when I fall asleep. It's there when I wake up." She met Griffin's gaze. "It's there every time I breathe in, every time I breathe out, and with every beat of my heart."


"Heartwarming doesn't even begin to describe this romance! Wow!" ~Vickie R. (Amazon Review)


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Books in the Birch Crossing series: 

Unexpectedly Mine

Accidentally Mine

Unintentionally Mine

Irresistibly Mine 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is "contemporary romance at its best" (Bex 'N' Books). She is a 2018 winner and five-time nominee of the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As the successful author of more than fifty books, Stephanie touched the hearts of readers all over the world. 


"Absolutely loved it." ~Maria R (GooglePlay Review)


NOTE: Unexpectedly Mine was originally published under the title No Knight Needed as part of the Ever After series.

I’m a man who takes what he wants. 

What do I want? Her. 

Olive Kernes owned me a debt and she thought that she had paid it back. 

But now I want more. 

I want more than just her time. 

I want more than just her body.

Her new life has torn us apart. 

Now, it’s up to me to make things right. 

I will make the pieces of our love fit back together if it’s the last thing I do. 

But can I do it in time? 

 

 

Dive into the dangerous 5th book of the new and addictive TELL ME series by bestselling author Charlotte Byrd. 

 

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What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:

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*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*


What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:


"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★


"Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★


“I can’t get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!” ★★★★★


“Fast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.” ★★★★★


“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” ★★★★★ 

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*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*


 Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer. She is just about to become a full barrister, a British litigating attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly. She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who’s nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office’s worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family’s earldom. There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything, even his crazed, badly behaved puppy.

 

Unless he shapes up.

 

Gen’s new boss hasn’t been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways. His uncle’s lectures haven’t had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle.

 

The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur’s case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on drunk, naked women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party.

 

Arthur is enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.

 










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