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"Lady, I want you to stop seducing my son! Hell, what are you, thirty-two, thirty-four, Rob is seventeen..there's room for a whole other person! If you don't stop I'll have you arrested for moral turpitude!"

Thus in one of Nashville's poshest restaurants began a stream of threats against Stephanie Brandt along with a heavy hand 'mangling' her shoulder, followed by a bill shoved into the middle of her quiche by a big man wearing work boots, ...
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Overview

"Lady, I want you to stop seducing my son! Hell, what are you, thirty-two, thirty-four, Rob is seventeen..there's room for a whole other person! If you don't stop I'll have you arrested for moral turpitude!"

Thus in one of Nashville's poshest restaurants began a stream of threats against Stephanie Brandt along with a heavy hand 'mangling' her shoulder, followed by a bill shoved into the middle of her quiche by a big man wearing work boots, denim and a T-shirt with an obscene foreign word printed on it.

Until Quintin Ward stormed into her life with his threats and accusations, Stevie had not known his son Rob even existed, let alone was her mail room clerk.

She definitely was not interested in a seventeen year old kid, but as Quintin stalked out of the restaurant she remembered thinking: "Now there's a man whose ass could sell a million pairs of jeans!"

When she's finally able to convince Quintin that she has no designs on his son, they embark on a campaign to squelch Rob's amorous ideas and fantasy love-life with his boss.

But their very calculated risk backfires! And Stevie and Quintin begin a steamy, sensual love affair of their own - one that Rob can never know about.

Updated with extra scenes and dialogue from previously printed Silhouette Desire #104

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Bonus features from these eBooks - now available by Elaine Raco Chase

Excerpt from DESIGNING WOMAN, VIDEO VIXEN, SPECIAL DELIVERY, DARE THE DEVIL, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, LADY BE BAD, RULES OF THE GAME and CAUGHT IN A TRAP!

Plus enjoy Excerpts from Joan Reeves, Cynthia Wicklund, Janelle Taylor and Paul Kater


Don't forget to check out the eBook: SUMMER SIZZLERS and HOT TODDY SIZZLERS by Joan Reeves, Cynthia Wicklund, Elaine Raco Chase and Janelle Taylor ....a sample of sensual romance novels by these bestselling authors and some fun recipes.

2/2012 updated
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Editorial Reviews

Barbara Critiques
"Gold 5 Stars - we'd dry up and blow away without Elaine's sense of humor!" Barbara Critiques
Affaire de Coeur - Kaye Rider
"Excellent! Another humorously entertaining and very sensual story!" Kaye Rider, Affaire de Coeur Magazine
Romantic Times - K. Falk
"Another first - Elaine gives us a rib-tickling tale of the older woman. All readers with teenager's will split their sides over the descriptions of life on a high school date!" Romantic Times Magazine
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013561380
  • Publisher: Elaine Raco Chase
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 148,155
  • File size: 179 KB

Meet the Author

If you like sassy, laugh out loud, contemporary romances - some more explicit than others - you have found the right author!

Reviewers have called them: "cat & mouse" - "slow burn" - "hot and steamy" - "highly addicting" - "solid characters & lots of humor" - "amazing reads!"

I call them fun! My heroines are NOT: thin, petite, clueless or submissive. They are strong women who aren't looking for a man - until the right one comes along!

And those men! Tough-guy, alpha males who don't know what hit them! But do know they want MORE!

I also write erotic mystery/thriller's and the Agatha Christie nominated non-fiction "How to write the Amateur Detective Novel" which is in the FBI Forensic Library at Quantico.

You can find me:
www.elaineracochase.com
@ElaineRaco on twitter;

and on
audible.com and iTunes!

And join me every Thursday Nite 8PM EST – when I host The Author's Corner on trianglevarietyradio.com
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Good story

    Skipped though the sex scenes to descriptive for my taste. With that exception it was a good story. I realize that appeals to many but sex should be love making and that should be private.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Great!

    I really loved reading the book and even after finishing it I still wanted more.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Much better than i thought

    Excellent fun novel with lusty sex scenes tempered by lots.of love.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Excellent

    This book had a very interesting start in the way the characters initially met but I think it just proves that you can't help who you fall in love with. It was a good read and I definitely recommend it!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Sweet, funny, and sexy!

    I loved this book. The characters were so easy to fall in love with!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Enjoyed this story line...

    Stevie and Quintin's love story was quite funny and hard to put down. A great read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Wow..these characters and the story are fabulous!

    Welcome to the world of puppy love by a teenager with a giant crush on his female boss. It's hysterical the antics that poor Stevie goes thru to make seventeen year old Rob see that she doesn't fit in with the high school girls. Meanwhile, sexual tension between Stevie and Rob's dad, Quintin hit like an earthquake. Sexy, fast-paced dialogue, superior to most romances...enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

    Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE anything that deals wi

    Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE anything that deals with music. This is the first book that I have read that deals with the producing/management side of it. This book was HOT! I absolutely loved the plot of it being tied up between a 17 year old boy and his father. I loved the fear, the sadness, the love, the compassion that this book showed. Elaine Raco Chase is such an amazing author and comes up with the best stories ever! I love how this book has the steamy scenes in it that do not go too far over the top. Such an amazing read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    Another GREAT read by Elaine Raco Chase. Highly recommend!

    Another GREAT read by Elaine Raco Chase. Highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Funny and sweet

    Sweet and romantic story. Some of the language was a bit awkward and the author tended to over describe the setting/background at times. Overall, better than I expected for a free ebook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Super

    Makes me feel horny

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Sexy

    Makes me want to have sex

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Enjoyed the book sure the cover has sex on but revommened

    Fgch

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Even the covrr looks gross

    I know they say not to judge a book by it cover but this books looks too romantic for my taste. Not going to read

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Super story

    Highly enjoyable

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    AudioBook Review Stars:  Overall  4 Narration 4 Story 4 I lo

    AudioBook Review
    Stars:  Overall  4 Narration 4 Story 4




    I love improbable and fantastical premises in romance:  the ability to dive into another person’s life and experiences with situations that I would never encounter in my quiet little life.  Even more interesting and enjoyable for me are the stories that take an almost credible situation, and spin it into a story that is engaging, well told and has moments of laugh out loud humor.   Elaine Raco Chase has managed to check off all those little boxes in this story, cleverly narrated by Sheila Book.  




    Stephanie (Stevie) is a woman who worked diligently to make it in the boy’s club world of Nashville Music producing.  A mailroom intern,  lost in the throes of his first major crush has brought his father to confronting her about her lascivious intentions.  While Stevie is understandably distraught at the negative attention, she also is aware that this is a phase for the boy, if only the father will see that. 




    A cockeyed plan is hatched to break the teen’s crush…yet all is never quite that simple.  More suited to the father than the teen son, Stevie’s thoughts and attraction is turned to the father, electricity is clearly defined and the steam rampant in the latter half of the story.  




    Sheila Book is the narrative voice in this story, and she manages to incorporate small tempo and pacing changes with minor pitch inflections to narrate the story.  Additionally, interior monologues are treated with an ‘open room echo effect’ that distinguishes the perspective. I’m slightly torn about the technique, it took several instances for it not to become a jarring change in the listen, but once acclimated the distinction was clear and felt more natural.   




    I’ve repeatedly asserted that Chase writes a fabulous dialogue that is loaded with witty repartee, clever comebacks and feels completely natural.  There is no lack of that skill in this story, with dialogue that ping-pomgs back and forth between the speakers, incorporating snarky and smart responses, double entendre and several moments for processing for both parties.  




    These are purely fun and light romances that are heavy on description and scene establishment, solid character building and sexual tension and engagement that adds steam and substance to a very enjoyable listen.




    I received an AudioBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    What is this?

    ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Jeez

    This is wsy too intimate fomy taste of romance novelsr

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Slow read

    One star

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Xxxxx

    Good book but Didnt like the ending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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