Before I Melt Away [NOOK Book]

Overview

A steamy Christmas fling...

'Tis the season to have fun, but personal chef Annabel Brightman isn't having any! Her crazy business keeps her on the run catering dinners and parties for other people to enjoy. Her ex is engaged—to someone else. And as for sex—everything seems frozen inside. Until Quinn Garrett appears on her doorstep one chilly December night offering the promise of heat.

Or the real thing?

Quinn...

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Before I Melt Away

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Overview

A steamy Christmas fling...

'Tis the season to have fun, but personal chef Annabel Brightman isn't having any! Her crazy business keeps her on the run catering dinners and parties for other people to enjoy. Her ex is engaged—to someone else. And as for sex—everything seems frozen inside. Until Quinn Garrett appears on her doorstep one chilly December night offering the promise of heat.

Or the real thing?

Quinn has never forgotten Annabel from high school. But now it's lust at first sight...soon followed by hot sex between them that's passionate, inventive—and highly addictive. He can't get enough of her in bed, in the kitchen.... And he's touched by this unexpected Christmas gift. Annabel is melting—falling hard for him, it seems. But has her heart truly thawed?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426866845
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Series: Harlequin Blaze Series , #162
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 728,521
  • File size: 763 KB

Meet the Author

Isabel Sharpe was not born with a pen in her hand like many of her fellow authors. Far from starting early on a writing career, she got her B.A. in music from Yale and a masters in vocal performance from Boston University. In 1994, motherhood rescued her from a fledgling career in fund-raising for which she was vastly unsuited. Searching to keep herself stimulated while at home with a demanding infant, she took the plunge into writing romance. Her first attempt was an unpublishable mess, but she was hooked.

Isabel's first book came out in December 2000. Since then she has sold numerous books to Harlequin for the Duets, Temptation and Blaze series and the Signature Select collections, in addition to Online Reads for eHarlequin.com. Isabel has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1996. She was a 1998 Golden Heart Finalist and a 2003 Rita finalist in Short Contemporary. Isabel lives in Wisconsin with two sons and two cats. She spends her too-few leisure hours reading, cooking or working out so she can eat more of what she cooks.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Delightful contemporary romance

    In Milwaukee workaholic Chef Tonight personal chef and owner Annabel Brightman never has time for fun as she spends seemingly all her time catering dinners for her clients. Annabel¿s brother John, teaching at Rollins College, Florida, worries about his sibling. He asks his friend Quinn Garrett in town on business to look up his sister. Quinn spent the best year of his life as an exchange student living with the Brightmans sixteen years ago; he had a crush on Annabel, but did nothing about it.................. Now Quinn has built a computer company in California that makes the highly regarded top selling holoscope. When Quinn sees Annabel for the first in all these years, he knows his crush still exists, but he is no longer the shy foreign high school student. He plans to court Annabel in hopes she will love him as much as he loves her. However, first he has to fit into her schedule..................... BEFORE I MELT AWAY is a delightful contemporary romance starring two wonderful hard working and hard loving individuals who bring to life Milwaukee. Fans will enjoy the antics of Quinn as he uses his business acumen and his PC skills to enable him to court Annabel, whose schedule will tire the audience as she seems as if she is on call 24/7. Together she and Quinn provide a blazing in a sense second chance at love tale.................. Harriet Klausner

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