Getting Personal [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sometimes good intentions aren't enough. No one knows that better than Monique St. Cyr, parochial school dropout, dieter extraordinaire, and want-to-be investigative reporter with pit bull tenacity and a habit of leaping headlong before she looks. Monique, obituary writer for a tabloid-style newspaper in Portland, Maine, lives next door to her mother, Anne Marie, an erotic fiction author. Anne Marie enlists Monique's help to do research for her next book about couples who meet online? by filling out several ...
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Getting Personal

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Overview

Sometimes good intentions aren't enough. No one knows that better than Monique St. Cyr, parochial school dropout, dieter extraordinaire, and want-to-be investigative reporter with pit bull tenacity and a habit of leaping headlong before she looks. Monique, obituary writer for a tabloid-style newspaper in Portland, Maine, lives next door to her mother, Anne Marie, an erotic fiction author. Anne Marie enlists Monique's help to do research for her next book about couples who meet onlineā€¦ by filling out several personals for her daughter. Monique is swamped with emails, and her already complicated life gets even more intricate when she meets Jake Dube, a policeman with a wicked grin and a heated gaze.
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Monique has goals and dreams just like everyone else. Some are modest in nature; some are pie-in-the-sky, but all are hampered by all-too-familiar issues. Monique is an obituary writer but wants to be an investigative reporter. She has a houseful of abandoned pets, a slight weight problem, a tendency for fibbing; she can't cook, and lives next door to her meddling mother. Monique also would love to meet a good man, but has no intention of marrying until she's a success in her chosen field. Quirk
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014957663
  • Publisher: Diane Amos
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: sequel Getting In Deep , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 323
  • Sales rank: 435,769
  • File size: 216 KB

Meet the Author

Biography
The thought of writing a book never entered my mind until a friend mentioned she was writing a romance and belonged to the Maine Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I accompanied her to a meeting, and I was hooked. Undaunted, to me, writing a book was simply stringing together sentences to form paragraphs, arranging the paragraphs into scenes, then placing the scenes into chapters. If I wrote enough chapters-viola, I had a book.

Little did I know!

Finally, nine books and seven years later I received "The Call" at 10:11 AM on October16th, 2002. The editor of Five Star wanted to discuss my book! The rest is history.

I live in a small town in Maine with my husband, Dave. We have four grown children, four grandsons and two granddaughters. I operate an art studio in my home where I teach both children and adults. Many of my adult students have taken classes from me for years and have become great friends. We have so much fun in class, at times, I wonder whether I should be paying them. I hope they don't read this bio.

I'm an established Maine artist. My paintings are in private collections across the United States. When I'm not writing or painting, I'd like to say I'm either racking up miles on my exercise bike or jogging in a marathon-sounds impressive, but don't believe it. I know that exercise is good for me, but why can't it be as much fun as it looks on the television infomercials that persuade us to buy their torturous machines?

I enjoy spending time with my family at our camp on a small Maine pond or watching television-I confess I'm a reality show addict-what better place to find characters for my books!

I've been married for over forty years to my real-life hero, a man who's supported and encouraged me over the years and still puts a smile on my face.

family, humor, women's fiction, contemporary romance,
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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    THIS IS A WELL WRITTEN BOOK. THE AUTHOR DID A GREAT JOB. YOU WIL

    THIS IS A WELL WRITTEN BOOK. THE AUTHOR DID A GREAT JOB. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS READ. I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS 
    AUTHOR. KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Hilarious

    I haven't even finished the book yet but I had to write and say how much i enjoy the laughter it is bringing me. I have already received a few odd looks when someone wonders who the crazy lady is laughing at her reader!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2003

    The story puts a smile on your face

    I have never read a book that has brought such laughter on every page. I found I didn't want to put the book down and now that I am finished I am anxiously awaiting for the sequel to Getting Personal. Monique was someone that everyone would want as a friend. She was full of wit with down to earth problems. Jake was a dream every girl would want in their life. I just loved the book and am still chuckling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2003

    A funny fast moving comedy

    This is a funny book with a few unexpected twists. The author keeps things moving and interesting. The subject of personal columns via the internet makes the story a real contemporary one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2003

    Getting Personal

    Diane Amos's debut novel is a delight. Her writing is fresh and humours, although there are some deep emotional elements in this book also. The romance doesn't overshadow the general plot of a modern woman striving to meet her goals, though femal readers will fall for Jake. A satisfying read with a satisfying ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2003

    Getting Personal

    It's not often a book has you laughing out loud and wanting to read excertps to family memebers, but Getting Persoanl is a delightful read, which will have you chuckling. Monique is fabulous and Jake is gorgeous. This is one book once picked up you won't want to put down.

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