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HER LIFE COACH

Museum curator Sammi Matthews isn't just in a dating slump, she's putting men on the injured list. After giving one date a black eye and cracking another's rib, Sammi decides she needs professional help. Enter life coach Luke Jones, who advises Sammi on how to overcome her klutziness. And their phone sessions work! Sammi soon meets a sexy FBI agent who seems to know just what she needs.

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Overview

HER LIFE COACH

Museum curator Sammi Matthews isn't just in a dating slump, she's putting men on the injured list. After giving one date a black eye and cracking another's rib, Sammi decides she needs professional help. Enter life coach Luke Jones, who advises Sammi on how to overcome her klutziness. And their phone sessions work! Sammi soon meets a sexy FBI agent who seems to know just what she needs.

IS CHANGING HER LIFE

When his brother Luke goes into federal protection, FBI Special Agent Chase Jones agrees to cover for him. Then Sammi's hot voice sizzles down the line, and the usual "phone only" rule is out. With "Luke" coaching her by day, and Chase dating her by night, Sammi's confidence soars, along with her appeal. Chase falls hard, but how will Sammi feel if and when he comes clean? Chase would rather she break all his bones than risk breaking her heart.

IN WAYS SHE'S NEVER IMAGINED!

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Editorial Reviews

Monroe Daily
"And the timing couldn't be better; How to Score is the perfect beach book."
Romance Readers Connection
"A hilarious contemporary romance... HOW TO SCORE is a perfect laugh out loud winner! "
The Advertiser
"How to Score is a fun, character-driven romance full of wonderful subplots and snappy personalities...[It] is the perfect beach book."
Harriet Klausner
"Fans will relish this laugh out loud throwback to the 1930s screwball romantic comedies."
Bella Online
"Cute and filled with humor...It's a good way to spend a summer afternoon, sitting somewhere in the shade with a tall glass of something cool to drink."
online Fallen Angel Reviews
"How to Score is a fun read, and I hope Ms. Wells has more planned along this line. I'd love to read Luke's story too!"
USAToday bestselling author Sandra Hill
"A delightful mix of humor and love! Romantic comedy at its best!"
USAToday bestselling author Christie Ridgway
"BETWEEN THE SHEETS has Southern heat, secondary characters who will steal your heart, and a hero and heroine who deserve their happy ending."
From the Publisher
"Robin Wells has craftily put together an entertaining tale that weaves several plotlines into one explosive ending. Readers are in for a treat with HOW TO SCORE right from the first page and won't want to put this fun tale down."—Romantic Times

"Wells blends many of the elements of a delightful romance, including a cute pet and a slightly wacky sibling, into a wonderful tale. There's plenty of fun, a bit of danger and some antagonists who turn out to be not so bad-and all with a happily-ever-after."—Romantic Times

"A delightful mix of humor and love! Romantic comedy at its best!"—USAToday bestselling author Sandra Hill

"A madcap and enjoyable romantic comedy."—Publishers Weekly

"Both tenderly funny and outright hilarious, this sexy, lively romp gently touches on some serious issues but highlights romance."—Library Journal on BETWEEN THE SHEETS

"How to Score is a fun read, and I hope Ms. Wells has more planned along this line. I'd love to read Luke's story too!"—Fallen Angel Reviews, online

"BETWEEN THE SHEETS has Southern heat, secondary characters who will steal your heart, and a hero and heroine who deserve their happy ending."—USAToday bestselling author Christie Ridgway

"How to Score is a fun, character-driven romance full of wonderful subplots and snappy personalities that all tie in perfectly at the book's conclusion. Not only do you root for the main characters but you'll become attached to the troubled spinster boss with an attitude and the inflexible landlord wanting to sell Sammi's historic home from under her."—Monroe Daily

"And the timing couldn't be better; How to Score is the perfect beach book."—Monroe Daily

"A hilarious contemporary romance... HOW TO SCORE is a perfect laugh out loud winner! "—Romance Readers Connection"How to Score is a fun, character-driven romance full of wonderful subplots and snappy personalities...[It] is the perfect beach book."—The Advertiser

"Fans will relish this laugh out loud throwback to the 1930s screwball romantic comedies."—Harriet Klausner

"Cute and filled with humor...It's a good way to spend a summer afternoon, sitting somewhere in the shade with a tall glass of something cool to drink."—Bella Online

Romantic Times
"Wells blends many of the elements of a delightful romance, including a cute pet and a slightly wacky sibling, into a wonderful tale. There's plenty of fun, a bit of danger and some antagonists who turn out to be not so bad-and all with a happily-ever-after."
Publishers Weekly

Wells's lighthearted contemporary romance sometimes strains for humor, but eventually hits the mark. Sammi Matthews thinks her lack of confidence is what leads her to clumsily injure her dates, sabotaging any chance of a relationship. She hires life coach Luke Jones to talk up her self-esteem over the phone, but it's not Luke on the other line. His brother, Chase, an FBI special agent, is covering for Luke (who's hiding from the mob in a witness protection program) and thinks what Sammi needs is less coaching and more basic training. After a series of sometimes humorous shenanigans involving dogs, coffee and collisions with antique hubcaps, the supposedly logical Chase finds himself head over heels for Sammi. Secondary characters like an accordion-playing wannabe rapper help this implausible tale win over fans of romantic comedies. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446618427
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Wells

Before becoming a full-time writer, Robin Wells was an advertising and public-relations executive. Robin has won the RWA Golden Heart Award, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Holt Medallion, and CRW's Award of Excellence.

Robin currently lives just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Posted July 3, 2009

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    Great summer read - can't help falling for the characters!

    Synopsis:
    Sammi Matthews has had awful luck with men. After the bad breakup with her ex- eighteen months ago, Sammi has somehow injured every man that she's been interested in. A black eye, a broken rib, and a broken leg, it is no wonder that she's ready to see a life coach to get her love life in order. So, drawn to an ad in the newspaper, Sammi calls Luke for help.

    FBI Special Agent Chase Jones is Luke's older brother. He's also the reason that Luke has had to go into Witness Protection for a few months. To make up for the upheaval in his brother's life, Chase agrees to takeover some of Luke's clients. As he talks Sammi through her problems and trust issues, he's drawn to her. Against his common sense, Chase finds a way to see Sammi - then he falls for her and somehow it's never the right time to tell her that Luke and Chase are the same man.

    Review:
    How to Score read like a fun romantic comedy movie. As a leading man, Chase was very likable with his slightly obsessive drive for neatness and control, his difficult childhood and great looks. I can clearly see why Sammi would take it into her hands to get his attention. Sammi sounded like a wonderful fit for Chase as well with her warmth, generosity, and passion for life. The situation is a bit difficult to swallow, but if you suspend your disbelief, How to Score is a fun summer read.

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

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    an amusing over the top of Black Mesa madcap romance

    For the safety of the Tulsa male population, museum curator Sammi Matthews knows she must stop dating; any man who goes out with her somehow gets injured due to her clumsiness. That is what has happened to her three victims. A desperate Sammi decides her lack of self-esteem when it comes to relationships has made her Ms Murphy's law. She seeks help so she hires life coach Luke Jones as an over the phone cheerleader building up her confidence.------------------

    However, the FBI has the life coach in the witness protection program as he will soon testify against the mob. His brother Chase, an FBI agent, has filled in with Luke's clients, who are driving him crazy with their loser's attitude and self pity; he reaches the point of scorn that he fears for the future of the human race. That is until he meets Sammi. As Luke he coaches her; as Chase he dates her. He knows he owes her the truth, but fears her reaction as he pities himself ever since his L word mantra switched from logical to lovable.-----------------

    HOW TO SCORE is an amusing over the top of Black Mesa madcap romance filled with zany incidents and an eccentric cast including a former by the book FBI agent who finds love with Ms Klutz; if he can survive dating her. The story line is played totally for laughs so that secondary players have specific pigeon holed roles to enhance the comedy. Although readers should leave plausibly at the beginning, fans will relish this laugh out loud throwback to the 1930s screwball romantic comedies updated to twenty-first century Oklahoma.-----------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

    delightful mixture of humor and romance

    Meet Sammi, museum curator. What is there about her and the men she dates?
    Seems she puts them all on the injury list--either a black eye, breaking another's ribs .Is she just a klutz, or does she get so nervous on a date she Murphy's Law prevails in her life.

    Seems personal help is on the menu. As she finds "Her Life Coach", Luke Jones, his advice seems to help her. When she meets Sexy FBI Agent Chase Jones, he seems to know just what she needs.

    Luke Jones, Chase Jones...Yep. Brothers. Luke is in a witness protection program, and big brother offers to take over his clients for him while he is out of pocket, so to speak.

    With Chase dating Sammi by night and her life coach advising her during the day, will she find out who he really is? She has already injured him a few times. Will he still want to be with her? Will she feel cheated if she learns the truth about him?

    This is a delightful mixture of humor and romance that will keep you turning the pages. This is my first time of reading a book by this author. She knows how to keep the story line going.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    Wow!

    Author Robin Wells is an accomplished romance author, having written over a dozen titles for Harlequin and won the National Readers' Choice Award for her title, Baby, Oh Baby. She has also won the prestigious National Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America, and her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Before writing romance she was an advertising and public relations executive. Other titles include: Wild About You, Between the Sheets, Ooh La La, Babe Magnet, Plain Jane Gets Her Man, The Wedding Kiss, The Executive's Baby, and Nine to Five Bride. She resides just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two daughters.
    When his brother Luke goes into the witness protection program, FBI Special Agent Chase Jones agrees to take on his brother's life coach clients until he returns. Not al all thrilled with the idea, Chase listens and advises Luke's whiny and pathetic clients. But then, Sammi calls. Chase finds the phone only rule out the window when Sammi's sexy voice raises his body temp through the lines. Museum curator Sammi Matthews has decided she is in dire need of help. After giving one date a black eye and cracking another's ribs, Sammi calls upon the life coach for guidance, before she kills the next man! The phone sessions work, because soon she meets an FBI agent who seems to be everything she's ever desired. With "Luke" coaching her by day, and "Chase" dating her by night, this crazy combination is doomed to blow up in his face. But.how does Chase tell Sammi the truth without back-tracking all her progress, breaking all his bones, and worse yet, breaking her heart?
    Following along the lines of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Maid in Manhattan, this book would make an excellent film. From cover to cover you are completely engrossed in the characters and the wild scheme behind their meeting. The plot flowed smoothly and was well paced. The characters were relatable and endearing. I liked the sub-plot between Horace, Arlene, and Walter, too! What a phenomenal and memorable ending, as well. You won't be disappointed. I'm fully blaming Robin Wells for my dark circles, as I stayed up late two nights in a row reading this. Not that I'm complaining, (smile).
    How to Score will have you laughing out loud, forgoing your outside life to pursue reading, and rekindling your love of romance again.

    Kelly Moran
    Author and Reviewer

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