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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: 2,977
  • File size: 973 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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.

    112 out of 117 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.

    38 out of 39 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.

    37 out of 40 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!!

    32 out of 33 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?

    27 out of 29 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.

    8 out of 9 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!!!

    7 out of 8 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.

    3 out of 9 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 3 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    wish I had read this before I perched ..............

    wish I had read this before I perched ..............

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    I have read all of Nora Roberts books. I have a list of all I ha

    I have read all of Nora Roberts books. I have a list of all I have read, so when a new e-book comes out I check my list to see if I have read it. I do this with all my favorite authors, James Patterson, Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparksand a few more.I keep my list handy when I order a new book or e book

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  • Posted July 27, 2014

    Great book!

    I enjoyed the big tuff cop that was afraid to show any emotion to anyone then along came Jessica and Slade was a goner. The book was a very enjoyable as a Nora Roberts book always is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    THUNDERCLAN STARTS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Vampire town

    The town had walls all around it and a roof on top. The walls and roof were solid iron, torches placed here and there. The houses were black and tall. In the middle of it a giany white statue of a vampire stood. It was in contrast to its surroundongs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    READ

    All young scientists go to "science" res one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Great book!

    This is a fast moving story and kept me wanting to read more all the time.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Very enjoyable read......I would recommend very highly!!!

    Very enjoyable read......I would recommend very highly!!!

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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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