A Matter of Choice [NOOK Book]

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A novel of peril and passion from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

The last thing NYPD Sergeant James “Slade” Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow’s ...
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Overview

A novel of peril and passion from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

The last thing NYPD Sergeant James “Slade” Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow’s antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate—and keep Jessica out of trouble.

The woman Slade meets isn’t what he expected. And neither is the desire that springs up between them…

Includes a preview of Nora Roberts' Dark Witch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101631065
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 464
  • File size: 973 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    This book was first published in May of 1984. It's a bit mislea

    This book was first published in May of 1984. It's a bit misleading for B&N to show a publishing date of Sept, 2013. I realize that's when the e-book was released. But, full disclosure would be nice.

    107 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Excellent reprint

    You can tell this is rather dated (1984) from the first couple of pages because of the references to smoking and typewriters. It would have been nice if it had been updated before putting it out there again, with a date of 9/13, making it sound like a new book. That said, this book was worth reading again. It has a New York cop, an antiques dealer, a steamy love affair, friends, betrayal, attempted murder, smuggling, and diamonds. This book is reminiscent of a later book (one of my all time favorites) “Remember When”. If you have never read A Matter of Choice, you’ll enjoy it, if you’ve read it before, try it again.

    34 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Honesty would pay

    Like several others I want to protest B&Ns republishing of books as ebooks without admitting the ORIGINAL publication date. I am unwilling to buy a book if I even suspect it may be republished. You are loosing sales by this tactic.

    29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

    Barnes and Noble,: Please let your customers know that this book

    Barnes and Noble,: Please let your customers know that this book is a reprint.  An accurate copyright would be helpful!!

    27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    misleading info

    This boois decades-old. Nora's writing style has changed with the times, but her books are still a good "read". Why not give accurate info, B & N?

    24 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    Worth reading

    I am a fan of Nora Roberts, and one of the things that I think makes her a good author is her ability to keep her writing current. By using current slang, trends, etc., it makes the story more authentic. Because of her style of writing, however, it's clear that this book was written about 10 years ago. Heavy smoking is the norm, they use Walkmans instead of iPods, and there are other minor details that date the story. That being said, I still think it's a story worth reading. She still weaves an interesting story, but I think her writing has improved over the years, so while I liked it, it is not one of my favorite novels by Nora Roberts.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Great book, but....

    I have all of Nora's books and i hate that B&N does not list the actual release date! After reading so many books, its hard to remember a book you read 10 years ago to a tee! I always have to really think back to remember for sure. Still a great book that i would reread many times, but not fair to consumers B&N!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Ripped off, misled and disallusioned.  Will be more careful in t

    Ripped off, misled and disallusioned.  Will be more careful in the future and not trust B&N's publicaton dates.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Terrible Book

    One of the worst, if not the worst books I ever read. Strictly for horny teen age girls.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    I loved the book and enjoyed reading it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2014

    Very good read Nora Roberts is one of a few authors, in my re

    Very good read



    Nora Roberts is one of a few authors, in my reading experience, who penned a story with a well developed plot line and characters early in their career. She and those authors only improved through the years. This book has the NR twists of plot and strong characters she developed through all her books. Yes, its original publishing date was 1984, but get over that and enjoy the story!.

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  • Posted April 15, 2014

    Highly Recommended!! it was true Nora Roberts style!

    I loved this book! Nora Roberts never fails to produce great, juicy and fun Who-done-its! I have all of her books, and I am hoping she never stops writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    VACATION PERFECT!

    A good book for the beach being a fast and easy read
    By NINA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Loved it.

    Great suspense novella. All that you expect from Nora Roberts. I loved it.

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  • Posted March 29, 2014

    I feel bad for the many people complaining about this book being

    I feel bad for the many people complaining about this book being republished from the '80s. May I suggest you go to Nora Roberts website before purchasing ebooks? At her site you can see her new books, and can also view a listing of books by the year they were published. Do a little research before purchasing. B&N is not responsible for omitting that the ebook is a republication. They are litmited by the information from the publisher. If there is any blame it lies with the publisher - Penguin Group. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Plenty of lovemaking but a very thin plot

    Not up to Nora Roberts' usual quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Good

    Just enough of everything for an easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Barns & Noble you should be ashamed

    For misleading the ebook public. Any book that is in reprint and marketed as a new book is fraud! If a book is in a reprint the original publication date and every date of a reprint should be written the description. This is just a money grabbing scheme by B&N. This is 1 more reason I've become disatisfied with B&N.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    great read, loved it, always love to read nora roberts

    this was a great book from beginning to end, full of suspense,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    New cover, new title, some name changes..don't buy a repackaged book, get the original "Remember When"

    New cover, new title, some name changes. Publishers repackaging a classic Roberts. Get the original book Remember When" by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb

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