Expectations [NOOK Book]

Overview

With her son, Ryan, Jenna's moved back to Mendocino, where she's living and working at the Victoriana Bed and Breakfast. It's owned by the elderly Durhams--whose grandson, Adam, was her first love. And, in some ways, her last.... But that was fifteen years ago, before Adam abandoned her and his family for the bright lights and big city. For a successful career and a fast-track life. When Adam and Jenna rediscover each other, he wants her back.

But much as Jenna knows she could ...

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Overview

With her son, Ryan, Jenna's moved back to Mendocino, where she's living and working at the Victoriana Bed and Breakfast. It's owned by the elderly Durhams--whose grandson, Adam, was her first love. And, in some ways, her last.... But that was fifteen years ago, before Adam abandoned her and his family for the bright lights and big city. For a successful career and a fast-track life. When Adam and Jenna rediscover each other, he wants her back.

But much as Jenna knows she could love him again, she also knows there are too many obstacles between them. Too much history. Too many expectations. And now...her baby.

But Adam's a very determined man. A man she has reason to love...


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426840203
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Harlequin Super Romance Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 145,906
  • File size: 603 KB

Meet the Author

Most writers say they've had stories running around in their head since they can remember, but that wasn't the case for Brenda. She grew up thinking she didn't have a creative bone in her body. She considered herself "left-brained," with talents in science and mathematics, and even went to school for business.

It wasn't until she was 29 and married with three kids that she discovered writing--and if not for a difficult situation that prompted her to find a way to make money from home, she might not have started even then.

Brenda was a loan officer for a mortgage company when she caught her in-home daycare provider drugging her children with cough medicines and Tylenol to get them to sleep while she was gone. They'd been waking up several times in the night and she couldn't figure out why. Except for the baby, they were too old for that. But once she found the medicine in her baby's bottle, she suspected the baby-sitter had been doing this for several months.

No longer able to trust someone else with her children's well-being, Brenda quit her job to stay home with them--but her husband's business was failing and she needed to find some way to help him financially. That's when she decided to write a book.

It wasn't the "quick fix" the Novaks were hoping for. It took her five years to teach herself the craft and to finish her debut novel, Of Noble Birth, published in November 1999. But it introduced her to something she loves to do more than anything else. Shortly after she sold Of Noble Birth, she sold three books to Harlequin's Superromance line, the first of which, Expectations, came out in February 2000.

Now she has fivechildren; three girls and two boys, and juggles her writing career with softball games and field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions, and trying to keep up with her active husband. Fortunately, her family is as involved in what she does as she is in their activities. Her husband or one of her daughters sometimes go to conferences with her, they put stamps on the postcards she sends to her mailing list when she has a new book come out, and they come to all her book signings.

Her oldest, Ashley, throws her backpack down when she gets home from school and immediately joins Brenda at her computer, wanting to hear the latest installment on her current work in progress. Ashley gives Brenda valuable feedback, and so does her husband, who hears the same pages when he comes home from work. Now, as a family, the Novaks look back on those hard times when Brenda was just starting out and are grateful that something so good came out of it.

Brenda loves to hear from fellow romance enthusiasts. You can contact her at P.O. Box 3781, Citrus Heights, CA, 95611 or via her web site at www.brendanovak.com.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining contemporary romance

    Fifteen years ago in Mendocino, California, Jenna and Adam were high school sweethearts until they graduated and he demanded his freedom. After their split, Jenna turned to Adam's best friend Dennis who she married and had a child with him. Six months ago, Jenna divorced the abusive alcoholic Dennis who has threatened to kill her. Now she manages a bed and breakfast owned by Adam's grandparents. <P>San Francisco attorney Adam pays his grandparents a surprise visit only to have Jenna karate chop him and kick him because she thought he was an intruder. Jenna learns she is pregnant from an incident when she just gave in rather than fight Dennis in front of their son. Meanwhile, Adam's partner pressures him to perform an illegal act in defense of a client. As both struggle with various pressures, their love for one another explodes into the open. However, Adam and Jenna believe they can never go back and start a new relationship. <P>EXPECTATIONS is an entertaining contemporary romance that fans will enjoy. The story line centers on two former lovers seeking more from life than they have gotten to date. The lead couple is an interesting duo whose love never ebbed. Though a bit stereotyped, Dennis provides an apt lesson on the dangers of alcohol abuse leading to other forms of abuse. In her first contemporary romance, Brenda Novak shows talent that will make her a popular author. <P>Harriet Klausner

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