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A Little Combustible Chemistry [NOOK Book]

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(A Prequel to Love, Chocolate, and Beer)
Man, oh man, was he in trouble…

If the girl-next-door-had an unpredictable, feisty twin sister, this woman would be her. Though she’d doused it quickly, a sizzling, ultra-feminine awareness had flared in her eyes in that brief moment they’d met his, along with a sweet blush she’d fought with adorably stubborn defiance. Damn, she was cute. And intriguing. With that ...

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A Little Combustible Chemistry

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Overview

(A Prequel to Love, Chocolate, and Beer)
Man, oh man, was he in trouble…

If the girl-next-door-had an unpredictable, feisty twin sister, this woman would be her. Though she’d doused it quickly, a sizzling, ultra-feminine awareness had flared in her eyes in that brief moment they’d met his, along with a sweet blush she’d fought with adorably stubborn defiance. Damn, she was cute. And intriguing. With that quiet, kitten gaze of hers still mulishly refusing to look his way again, she was drawing him in, hook, line, and sinker.

Holy Hefeweizen…

It was bad enough that the faint scent of one of her dark ales was lingering on his lips in that sexier-than-sin sort of way, but candying it atop steamy eyes and a gentlemanly sweet center to boot was just plain unfair. He was cowboy-in-the-city sexy with a laughing smile and all sorts of promised temptations radiating from him. And he always smelled like chocolate. With his scorching hot gaze, he was completely lethal to everything that kept her tame.

The night Luke and Dani met, they really should have gotten each other’s last names. More importantly? Each other’s occupations.

See how the chocolate vs. beer throwdown between chocolatier Luke Bradford and beer brewing beauty Dani Dobson gets started in this prequel to Love, Chocolate, and Beer.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045671316
  • Publisher: Violet Duke
  • Publication date: 1/29/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,777
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, B&N, and iTunes, and have been featured on USA Today, IndieReader, and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.Find the latest on her books and weekly fan giveaways at facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    This is a great start to a new series. Cactus Creek was mentione

    This is a great start to a new series. Cactus Creek was mentioned in her previous series. I love the back and forth banter between Luke and Dani. She owns the bar/brewery and he owns the chocolate shop next door, but they don't realize this until almost the end of the book. When they meet, it is an instant chemistry. This prequel is totally setting up the scenario for Love, Chocolate, and Beer and you definitely need to read it first. I received an arc for an honest review. (This is going to be a free book.)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    This book is totally different from Ms. Duke's other series but

    This book is totally different from Ms. Duke's other series but I loved it just as much. It's light and funny and full of character. I've already read Love, Chocolate, and Beer and can tell you it doesn't disappoint! A wonderfully romantic read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Interesting and a good read

    You find this short book both interesting and fully. Have a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Exactly what I was looking for! Needed something light and roman

    Exactly what I was looking for! Needed something light and romantic since it seems everyone's writing such heavy, rip your heart out stuff lately. The characters were like friends I wanted to get to know and the town was just fun. Can't wait to keep reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Great quick read. Fun, fast, and witty. Highly recommend!

    Great quick read. Fun, fast, and witty. Highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Richmond, Tx

    Good read. Let's see how far they go with chocolate and beer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2014

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    A Little Combustible Chemistry by Violet Duke This book sets up

    A Little Combustible Chemistry
    by Violet Duke

    This book sets up Duke's Love, Chocolate and Beer series giving readers the 'how did our lovebirds meet'scenerio.  Admittedly this is pretty much a predictable, love/lust at first sight romance but with such a great writing style and such mature, spunky characters you get caught up in the
     story and read it cover to cover without a break.
    I love the character development.  In such a short read you feel a connection with both.  Excellent description of settings.  I still have a picture of the brewery/pub and the candy shoppe in my head.
    My first look at thiis author.  It will not be my last.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2014

    Fun book. Now on to Chocolate and Beer.

    Fun book. Now on to Chocolate and Beer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    I couldn't wait to read this story. Violet once again doesn't ho

    I couldn't wait to read this story. Violet once again doesn't hold back and gives us what we're looking for, a terrific love story. This was a terrific introduction to Dani & Luke's love story. Once I started I didn't want to be interrupted by everyday life.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    I love this town of Cactus Creek so far and the ensemble of char

    I love this town of Cactus Creek so far and the ensemble of characters are just great. This is a perfect start to what looks like a great series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    choclate &beer

    Hope this wasn't just 4 chpts from the book. Quick, fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    This is NOT a prequel to the Cactus Creek series! A prequel is &

    This is NOT a prequel to the Cactus Creek series! A prequel is "a literary or dramatic work whose story precedes that of an earlier-written work."
    This is nothing but the first four chapters of Love, Chocolate, and Beer.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    GOOD

    THIS IS NOT A FULL NOVELLA. BUT IT WAS A GOOD START WILL DEFINATELY GET THE REST OF THE STORY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    :)

    Loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Loved it! New author to me, can't wait to read more!

    Loved it! New author to me, can't wait to read more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Dont bother

    It was so bad I would not even finish it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Great. Light and fun

    Great. Light and fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Crap

    I'm done reading anything else by this author. It's the same story over and over. Some woman with something she's ashamed of in her past. Where are the strong women? Im disappointed in this type of writing.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    70 pages.

    I can't give anything less than a 100 pages a good review.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Good

    Good read.

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