Improper Etiquette

Improper Etiquette

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by Janice Maynard
     
 

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IMPROPER ETIQUETTE - Bad girls have the best manners... When three ordinary women find separate copies of a naughty lovers' handbook circa 1949, they are first amused and then intrigued. What seems like an outdated advice manual by "Miss Matilda" turns out to be frank, explicit, and timeless.

CATERING TO HIS NEEDS - When a mysterious, sexy man moves into the house

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IMPROPER ETIQUETTE - Bad girls have the best manners... When three ordinary women find separate copies of a naughty lovers' handbook circa 1949, they are first amused and then intrigued. What seems like an outdated advice manual by "Miss Matilda" turns out to be frank, explicit, and timeless.

CATERING TO HIS NEEDS - When a mysterious, sexy man moves into the house next door, caterer Francesca discovers that food is indeed the way to a man's stomach, heart, and so much more.

TAG, YOU'RE IT - Pediatric nurse Lily has a huge crush on the hunky genius who lives across the street. Though it seems silly, she finds that playing hard to get is the only way to make him notice her.

SEDUCING THE DUKE - When Caitlyn is forced to work with the sexy, aggravating Duke Yancey, she swears she is immune to his good-ole-boy charms. But sometimes a woman just has to admit she's in over her head.

"Erotic romance at its best... tasteful and steamy...utterly charming." - Romance Readers at Heart

"IMPROPER ETIQUETTE is sassy and delicious... Maynard is a must-buy author." - A Romance Review

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Book - Romance Readers At Heart
“Erotic romance at its best… tasteful and steamy…utterly charming.” – Romance Readers at Heart
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“IMPROPER ETIQUETTE is sassy and delicious… Maynard is a must-buy author.” – A Romance Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451221483
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2007
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Janice Maynard grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later married her high school sweetheart. She taught kindergarten and second grade for fifteen years near Knoxville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. In the fall of 2002, she left the classroom to write full time.

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Improper Etiquette 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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If you like fun romance this is the story for you. Three short modern romance stories with a twist. Wish there were more stories to read.
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Janice Maynard delivers another top-notch series of hot and spicy tales in Improper Etiquette. Each of the three stories are connected to a lovers guidebook by Miss Matilda published in 1949. Caterer Francesca Fremont in Catering To His Needs makes a welcome to the neighborhood treat for her new neighbor Brett Gilman. Brett has come to town to hide after a rough patch in his life. He wasn't looking for a romance with anyone. But Francesca takes a page from the guidebook she bought to satisfy one of Brett's needs hoping that others will follow. Pediatric Nurse Lily Langford has tried to do everything to get the attention of her neighbor in Tag Your It. After reading some pearls from Miss Matilda her plans change to now being hard to get. This fire's up her neighbor's passions. Ben Reynolds wasn't sure that Lily being so needy and helpless was the woman for him. But now he sees a whole new side to her and Ben can't keep his hands off of Lily. Caitlyn Anderson does not see eye to eye with entrepreneur Duke Yancey in Seducing The Duke. They have an attraction that is off the charts. Now she isn't sure she did the right thing after reading some of the pages from the guidebook. But Duke has his own playbook to keeping Caitlyn by his side. Each couple in this anthology are equally matched in and out of the bedroom. The dialogue is fast paced and smoking hot. All the couples light up the pages when they give into their desires. The guidebook plays a funny and sexy character in each of the stories. Janice Maynard is a keeper for me, her stories will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Francesca Fremont takes a meal to her new neighbor to welcome him to the neighborhood, they don¿t exactly get off on the right foot. Despite their disastrous introduction, Francesca catches the eye of Brett Gilman. Brett has moved into the old fixer upper just to catch some breathing room from scandal that has his life in a shambles. It isn¿t long before Francesca takes the sage advice of Miss Matilda¿s writings and sets out to seduce Brett. The two are soon heating up the kitchen and every other room in the house.****** Lily Lanford has her own guy to snag and she decides that Miss Matilda¿s advice to play it cool might be just what it takes to heat things up with her neighbor, Ben Reynolds. Lily and Ben are very good friends and while Lily wants more, Ben seems oblivious. Lily decides to take a clue from Miss Matilda and play hard to get, and it isn¿t long before Ben finds Lily simply irresistible and he wants to be more than just her next-door neighbor.***** Caitlyn Anderson is thrilled at the opportunity to serve on a mayoral-appointed committee whose purpose is the improvement of impoverished neighborhoods in her city. Duke Yancey is also serving on the committee. While the two are both hard-working, highly successful business owners, the similarity ends there. Caitlyn is poised and serious, a lady through and through, and Duke is a born ladies¿ man, smooth, suave, and rarely serious, which thoroughly chafes Caitlyn. When these two get together, the fun ¿ and the passion ¿ are ever so sweet.***** If you like romance with characters that are successful and sweet, and passions that are sizzling with depth, then this anthology is for you! I give it a high recommendation and hope that you¿ll be tempted to get your own copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Improper Etiquette is done in Janice's usual style. This is an anthology of three women who find a book called Miss Matilda's Guide to Love and Romance for the Proper Young Lady - but written in 1949. Within the first few pages you are pulled into each story and enjoy the ride as to how a guide from 1949 can still apply today.********Catering to His Needs - gives us Francesca Fremont who is a caterer. She makes a treat to take to her new neighbour, Brent Gilman to welcome him. Their first meeting is anything but stellar. Even though he wants to be left alone he is drawn to Francesca. These two have spontaneous combustion down to a science. Francesca finds that Brent brings out her inner tigress, while Brent feels he has been knocked over by a sarcastic, quasi, demonic cupid. The ride that results is a hot one for the reader, because after all the way to a man's heart is through his stomach or is it?********Tag Your It - brings Lily Langford a pediatric nurse and her neighbour, Benjamin Reynolds who is a genius mathematician inventor. But even the smartest of people can be not wise when it comes to noticing what is in front of him. Lily is frustrated with trying to get Benjamin to notice her, so decides to heed the guide and back away from Benjamin. This makes Ben determined to sort out the riddle of Lily. What we do find is that both are head over heels in lust, and bodies ignite and can go from tender to flaming hot in a heartbeat. How Ben solves the Lily riddle is a terrific read but watch out it is also a hot one.********Seducing The Duke - Caitlyn Anderson, owner of Designer Women is thrown together with Duke Yancey the owner of numerous male only gyms and an entrepreneur to work together on a project headed up by the Mayor. Caitlyn is determined that even though they have known each other since childhood, she has no use for Duke. She will not be another notch on his belt. She hates everything that he stands for but as we all know there is a fine line between hate and love. Duke has feelings for Caitlyn, but has never stood a chance. Watching these two sort through the mire of feelings is enough to burn up the pages and have the reader reaching for ice. Again can the guide be right? Can they settle their differences?********This is an enjoyable read. Janice has done a super job of showing us that Miss Matilda's Guide has merits even for today. I enjoyed the ride that these couples took me on, and look forward to more from Janice Maynard in the future.