Combat Barbie

Combat Barbie

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by Heather Long
     
 
The high school beauty queen…

The face of baby food, the darling of surfing commercials, and the exotic stunner who walked away with the Miss California title at eighteen, Mary Phillips has heard “you’re so beautiful” from childhood on. Tired of being her mother’s personal Barbie, she traded in her tiara and a lucrative

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The high school beauty queen…

The face of baby food, the darling of surfing commercials, and the exotic stunner who walked away with the Miss California title at eighteen, Mary Phillips has heard “you’re so beautiful” from childhood on. Tired of being her mother’s personal Barbie, she traded in her tiara and a lucrative modeling contract for combat boots and life as a Marine. She's lost good friends and seen more walking wounded than she cares to admit, but this Marine wouldn't trade her assignment for all the Manolo Blahniks in the world. What does it matter she has no one waiting at home?

The class nerd…

Kyle Stewart heard every variation as he went through school: nerd, geek, four-eyes, weirdo—and he rolled with it. He could count on one hand the number of girls who ever deigned to talk to him about something other than tutoring. But as the only self-made millionaire from his graduating class, he has the last laugh.

A high school reunion…

Despite the invitation, Mary didn't plan to attend the ten-year reunion. The last thing she wanted to hear was—"you could have been so much, what happened?" But running into Kyle at the local coffee shop reminds her that not everyone judges by appearance. Kyle once swore to rub his former tormentors noses in his success, but when the reunion rolls around, he’s reluctant to go. Seeing Mary again encourages him to confront his one lingering regret, and the millionaire dares to reach for happiness.

Can Combat Barbie and her nerd overcome the past to love another day?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016344478
Publisher:
Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Women in Uniform , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
342,573
File size:
186 KB

Meet the Author

Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

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Combat Barbie 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wished it was a little longer than the 112 pages. It left a few unanswered questions but it was entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book over all was good. It was short and i would like to read more about these two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am barbie
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me of my high school years and reunion. Of lost loved and 'what if' opportunites!
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In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
The beauty queen and the nerd.  Mary Phillips was a beauty queen with a brain but most folks didn't look beyond her looks.  Kyle Stewart was the high school nerd who made good.  Mary joined the Marines where she is appreciated for more than looking fine.  Home on leave Mary runs into Kyle who asks her to their high school reunion.  They agree to make the most of the moments they have together. I love Heather Long’s Always a Marine series.  Most can be read stand-alone.  I’d say they were a perfect lunchtime read but I can’t imagine going back to work after reading the steamy scenes.  Please pick up one of these and you will be just as hooked as I am.