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by Marie Harte
He ran into her and her hot coffee, and raced off with a burn and a snarl.

Being attracted to Mr. Tall, Dark and Rude hadn't been on her agenda. Shelby just wants him out of her massage clinic before he recognizes her or she says something obnoxious before jumping that sexy body. Not professional. Not at all.

But a kiss and apology make it more


He ran into her and her hot coffee, and raced off with a burn and a snarl.

Being attracted to Mr. Tall, Dark and Rude hadn't been on her agenda. Shelby just wants him out of her massage clinic before he recognizes her or she says something obnoxious before jumping that sexy body. Not professional. Not at all.

But a kiss and apology make it more than better

But when Shelby Vanzant and Shane Collins meet again, the third time's the charm. Shane has found his match, a sexy, intelligent woman he can't stop thinking about. Shelby is scared, because she might grow to like this guy. The last guy she liked dumped her for his cuter, blonder secretary. She's willing to take a chance--maybe--if her flamboyant mother, Shane's macho best friend, and his Casanova of a younger brother don't screw things up. With fate on their side, they might both have a shot at a love they'd stopped looking for.

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Working Out

Editorial Reviews

Romance Junkies - Sarah W
BODYWORK is pure fun! Shane and Shelby are lively characters with interesting and varied lives of their own. Shelby is a hard working professional, a business owner of her massage parlor. Shane is an architect and takes his career seriously. They have great family lives and a close circle of friends but both yearn for someone special. I loved seeing their missed opportunities and how those moments ended up driving them closer together. In addition, there is a great secondary cast of characters t
Stacey Loves Books - Demonsthenes V.
I just can't get enough of telling people about this book! I'm even going to get a copy for my 90-year old grandmother. Re-reading it is like visiting with old friends. The characters are engaging and real. The interactions between them are real and poignant. It might be a bit disappointing for people who are looking for hard-core erotica, because the real magic is in the parts in between the steam (which is good, too, don't get me wrong).
Mrs. Condit Reads Books - Becky Reviewer
I loved these characters and this twist on the friends with benefits trope. Their dialog was funny one minute and h-h-h-hot as a firecracker the next. Boy, can Shane talk dirty! Must be that Marine background, right? The secondary characters were just as delightful and I�d love to see this book extended into a series with Mac and Maddie getting their own book.

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Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She�s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she�s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit and fall in love.

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Bodywork 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ValentineWiggin More than 1 year ago
My only problem with Bodywork is that it isn't (yet) on the New York Times Best Seller List. Anyone who enjoys romance novels will LOVE this book. I wouldn't place it in the genre "erotica," it should be sitting on every newsstand and in every bookstore in the front window display right next to Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele in the "romance" section. This is the type of novel that pulls you in and makes you identify with the characters; that makes you reread it like reminiscing with old friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have to read this!!!! Great romance!!! Real life. Loved the fact of two people sharing and experimenting. Hot, hot but not over the top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good romance. Both the hero and the heroine have been burnt in the past. They decide to have a no string, lets not tell friends or family fling. Hijinks and a well meaning but clueless teenage brother enuse. There are light d/s tones to this novel in parts. They aer however, of the romantic, safe, sane, and completely consenesal variety. 3.5 because i think that after three weeks the heroine should have made the hero work more.
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tracier More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Bodywork. The storyline is engrossing and you will fall in love with the characters, I would definitely recommend this book. Shane Collins pretty much has it all a great job, good friends and sexy as sin. So why is he referred to as Mr Vanilla! Shelby Vanzant owns Bodywork, she is a masseuse and is very good at what she does. Shelby is an all in kind of girl but lately she would rather be all out than in anything. He runs into her but yet she is blamed for spilling her coffee MR RUDE!! She offer to take over from a friend at work and winds up with Mr Rude on her massage table. He finds her in the park and can't resist stealing just one kiss. Now they are both in trouble because one kiss will never be enough!! Shelby and Shane seem to keep running into each other and as much as they try to ignore their attraction to each other sometimes it just takes one to make a move. Both coming off bad relationships Shane and Shelby are trying to keep whatever is happening between them quite and out of their friends and families meddling hands. But can two people who want forever, just settle with, for now. Just as they are beginning to open themselves up to each other Shelby discovers something that could end it all before it even has a chance. Will Shelby ruin everything, has Shane not been honest with her or is this one big meddling mistake that could cost them everything. I look forward to reading the next instalment of The Works series by Marie Harte
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KT0321 More than 1 year ago
Great story....I read 'Bodywork' in the 5 story boxed set of 'Taste of Decadence'....I've just added Marie Harte to my list of many authors and stories to read....I loved Shane and Shelby's story...It dealt with true emotions with building a relationship...They took steps that made them scared but found the love in each other that they both longed for....I was sooooo happy when I found the next story-'Working Out' about Mac and Maggie...I felt the chemistry between them and loved that story as well...Mac being a Dom and Maggie being so stubborn, they found their connection and fell in love....I would love to have a man like Mac....I also was happy to see Shelby's mom get a love interest....Mac's uncle Ian....There should be a love story to happen for them as well...I am especially pleased with the new story coming next year for Maggie's brother-Trevor....He sounds just as scrumptious....Eventually, we will need a story about Shane's brother-Geo (George)....He seems like a character who needs to have a woman set him straight....I am very happy to encounter stories by Marie Harte...Keep them coming...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good ending could have been better