A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York Collection [NOOK Book]

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Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York. Readers will love this collection of six contemporary romance novellas, all set in renowned New York City with one thing in common: Romance.

In USA Today bestselling author Janette Rallison’s delightful novella, JOB HAZARDS, Lydia Robinson is posing as a prostitute. Undercover of course. Lydia’s job as a police officer hasn’t reeled in ...
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A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York Collection

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Overview

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York. Readers will love this collection of six contemporary romance novellas, all set in renowned New York City with one thing in common: Romance.

In USA Today bestselling author Janette Rallison’s delightful novella, JOB HAZARDS, Lydia Robinson is posing as a prostitute. Undercover of course. Lydia’s job as a police officer hasn’t reeled in her prince charming yet. That is, until Harrison Aldridge, old high school flame, pulls up to the corner to rescue the fallen damsel. Lydia can’t exactly give Harrison the truth without blowing her cover, and it takes a series of mishaps and another whole set of misunderstandings before Lydia will even consider letting Harrison back into her life.

In Heather B. Moore’s enchanting novella, A TASTE OF SUN, Winona Grant embarks on a summer-long visit to NYC to house-sit for her great-aunt after a nasty break-up with her boyfriend Paul. But when her aunt commissions neighbor Steve Monti to tour Winona around, they strike a deal. Winona has too many deadlines to play tourist, and Steve is looking for a distraction from his looming gallery opening. So Steve goes on the tours by himself, and Winona reports back to her aunt as if she’d gone too. The longer this happens, the more Winona wants to change her mind. Seeing the city with Steve might be the perfect solution to forgetting about Paul.

In Luisa Perkins’s sweet romance novella, DULCE DE LECHE, Marisol is desperate for another nanny job after being unfairly fired from her previous position. She has only two more semesters of college, but she’s too proud to ask her wealthy parents for financial help. When her potential new employer, a single father working long hours as an anesthesiologist, decides she’s too young and pretty to hire, she practically begs him for the job. Darius finally agrees, and as he watches her work miracles with his Asperger’s son, he realizes there is much more to Marisol than he first believed.

In TAKE A CHANCE, a captivating story by Sarah M. Eden, Miguel Santos has a stopover in New York. When the announcement of delayed flights comes over the PA system, Miguel is looking at spending several hours at the airport. Determined to get comfortable for the long wait, he’s surprised when he spies a familiar face amongst the stranded passengers: Jane Schoonenburg, the last person he expected to see. Three months have passed since he asked Jane to marry him—three months of misery. And now he knows that he must talk to her, if only to find out why she broke his heart.

Annette Lyon’s entrancing novella, FIRSTS AND LASTS, begins with Dani’s last week in New York. She’s failed in her dreams to catch a break as an actress and is now ready to return home and dust herself off. As she visits the places on her final to-see list, she meets Mark, another New York City transplant with big dreams. Except Mark hasn’t given up on his. As they spend the day together, Dani realizes that even though she hasn’t hit the “big time” she might be living her dream after all. Only problem: she has a one-way ticket back home.

In Lisa Mangum’s whimsically titled story: &, Lucy is riding a wave of success at having found a bestselling novel in the slush pile at an exclusive New York publishing house. If only her personal life was storybook perfect as well. Her relationship with Devon is on the rocks, and even though she's been put in charge of the house while her boss is gone on business, Lucy isn't sure she's up to the task. It will take a chance encounter with a handsome wordsmith to help Lucy claim the courage that has always been a part of her heart.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149823116
  • Publisher: Mirror Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2014
  • Series: A Timeless Romance Anthology, #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 216,557
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Okay

    The stories were okay, but they are wayyyy too short. I do enjoy short stories of a little over 100 pages but these short stories are more like 40-50 pages. I will not be reading them ever again. Just not enough plot to pull you into the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2015

    Summer in New York I love anthologies because I have a tendency

    Summer in New York
    I love anthologies because I have a tendency to pick up books and then my family doesn’t see me until I’m done with it. These are great because I can read one story and then I can put it down and pick it up again when I have time. Perfect. These are short and I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll be short in my reviews.
    JOB HAZARDS, Janette Rallison.
    Gotta say, this one made me giggle more than once. Harrison, you got what you deserved by jumping to conclusions, bro. I saw a funny Castle episode in this story. I do hope Harrison has grown up a bit, since he seemed a little like a butt-head, back in the day.
    A TASTE OF SUN, Heather Moore
    I really liked the characters in this one. Also, I felt like we really got a taste of New York, too. The story had a good pace and good character development. So often, in these types of stories, I feel like everyone just needs to be a little more honest with each other. This was not the case with this one. They were open, honest, and unashamed. Because of this, I feel like the relationship had a good foundation and was more believable. Also, who doesn’t love a quirky aunt?
    DOLCE DE LECHE, Luisa Perkins
    This one was my least favorite. Separately, I liked the characters. I didn’t get the chemistry though. She tries very hard to be a professional, and I think succeds. This means they are never in a place for their relationship to develop, besides employee/employer. Also, I’m a rule follower, so I don’t like the nanny and the dad getting together. Feels a little sleazy.
    TAKE A CHANCE, Sarah M. Eden
    Ms. Eden is my favorite author in the group and I always look forward to her stories. I kept waiting to discover some kind of misunderstanding between the two, but really there wasn’t one. She didn’t want to get married, so they broke up. She still didn’t want to get married when they got back together so I felt like this relationship may have been doomed, even though the story ended on the happy side.
    FIRSTS AND LASTS, Annette Lyon
    Ahhh, to be young and stupid again. Besides the random dancing in the park, I really liked this story. I like being able to think back on a time when I was more impulsive than I am now and do something you really love to do. I also understood the character being ready to give up when things didn’t work out the way she thought they would. It’s hard to keep going, but it’s also hard to give up on the dream. I thought the guy was very sweet and understanding. I’m glad he gave her space and didn’t push too much.
    &, Lisa Mangum
    I really liked this story. I think it was my favorite. A lot of luck and kismet but I think the author did a good job of showing us that Lucy deserved and had earned the good things that were happening. The antagonist was a real piece of work. Yuck.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    Since I love New York City, these novellas were extra fun to rea

    Since I love New York City, these novellas were extra fun to read! Great reflections on the city and the relationships were enjoyable and a great way to spend some free time. I always enjoy these anthologies but always wish I could hear more of the story. Also, I hadn't read any books by a couple of these authors so I was happy to get introduced to them.

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    Delightfully entertaining!!!!! I love these anthologies! They gi

    Delightfully entertaining!!!!! I love these anthologies! They give me just enough of each story. My favorite was Janette Rallison's "Job Hazzards." I think I needed a good laugh. It was hilarious! I was completely hooked. Each story gives us a different perspective of The City and the lives of those living in it. Now that I have enjoyed these stories I think I am ready to jump into another novel. This was a terrific breather!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    I love these collections of stories! Each one is unique, as each

    I love these collections of stories! Each one is unique, as each author spins her tale of the topic given. This collection is all about New York City! I've never been to NYC, but now I really, really want to go. As usual, it's hard for me to choose a favorite. We are given stories about an undercover cop, a house-sitting artist, a nanny, a former couple who meets up again in an airport while stranded (due to bad weather), a woman trying to find her dream as an actress, and someone tied up in the book publishing world. Each story had something to offer and gave me another little piece of an amazing city. I loved the romances that were kindled in fun situations and the little snippets of such different lives. I went through so many emotions while reading these stories.

    I laughed out loud while reading JOB HAZARDS. Lydia is posing as a prostitute, as part of her undercover cop work. The situations she found herself in and the people she came across were hilarious and surprising.

    My heart melted a little bit in A TASTE OF SUN. Winona has recently gone through a terrible break up and is house-sitting for her aunt. The aunt asks a neighbor to show her around so that she doesn't spend the whole summer inside, hiding. Steve is very persistent and I loved the way he draws her out.

    I felt pride in DULCE DE LECHE. Marisol comes from a well-to-do family in Chile, yet she is determined to go through college on her own, paying her own way. She's a hard-working nanny and is soooo great with the kids! How can she not draw the attention of their father?

    TAKE A CHANCE drew me into a small little world--La Guardia airport, to be exact. This one seemed to be through a male point of view, which was different. Miguel is determined to win Jane back and what better way to try than when stranded in a place where she can't run. His determination and sweetness were so endearing.

    I felt heartbreak throughout FIRSTS AND LASTS. Dani has given herself a 6 month deadline to make it or break it before heading back home to the Mid-West. Shortly before she leaves, she has a chance meeting with Mark and the sparks fly instantly. I loved watching them go through her list of things to see before she leaves. Really...how can she leave?!

    & is a fun story about Lucy, a girl who discovered the next great book in the publishing world. I loved watching her come into her own and see her confidence build. I felt such strength is seeing her stand up for herself and realize her dreams.

    As always, I'm looking forward to what's next in the Timeless Romance Collection world.

    Content: the 2nd and 6th stories had a few mild expletives; no violence; lots of good, old-fashioned romance with mild kissing. Clean!

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  • Posted July 23, 2014

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    I have read all of the Anthologies published so far.  I have enj

    I have read all of the Anthologies published so far.  I have enjoyed reading each set.  Because they each have a different theme to their collection, they each have a different feel to them as well.  The same holds true with this collection in which each story takes place in New York City.

    When I think of New York City, I think of people on the move, I think of beautiful architecture, I think of expensive stores and hotels, I think of historical landmarks.  I think of New York City as a grown ups city.  I can't imagine children there.  I know children live there, of course they do.  But for some reason I see it as a city full of adults.

    I found this collection of short stories to be more adult than the others I've read.  Of course, all of the stories from each collection have adults in them.  But for some reason these stories seem to deal with more grown up issues.  I like historical fiction, it takes me away to another place.  I like contemporary fiction occasionally if it's happy.  What I like about the anthologies is that they are happy.  These are romances to make you smile.  This particular collection is a bit more "edgy".  And I put "edgy" in quotes because many would laugh at me for using that word in relation to these stories.  But, compared to the other collections, I found this one a bit more adult and "edgy".  

    Having said all of that, the stories appeal to me.  I like the setting of New York City because it took the collection away from a specific time period (Old West) or specific theme (Love Letters) and made the collection based on location.  I like seeing the different perspectives of New York through the different stories.  And, of course, I like the romance.

    Warnings: None (although it is a bit more mature in the way it talks about some situations)

    I would let my 16 year old read this collection based on it being clean, but I don't think she would appreciate the stories as they are more grown up.

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