It Takes a Rebel [NOOK Book]

Overview

Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd ...

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Overview

Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd had no idea how closely they'd be working...But could she trust her sexy rebel not to sweet-talk his way out of her life as easily as he'd charmed his way into it?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426840012
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: Harlequin Temptation Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 355,740
  • File size: 710 KB

Meet the Author



Stephanie Bond was seven years deep into a computer career and pursuing a master's degree at night when an instructor remarked she had a flair for writing and encouraged her to submit to academic journals. Once the seed was planted, however, Stephanie immediately turned to creating romance fiction in her spare time.

"I never saw myself as a comedy writer, until a Harlequin editor asked if I could write comedy. I lied and said not only did I write comedy, but I had a great idea for a book she might be interested in, and shot her an idea from the top of my head. When she said she liked it, I told her I had three chapters finished to send her right away. Then I went home and wrote like a madwoman. That book was my first Harlequin comedy, Irresistible."

Harlequin purchased Irresistible from Stephanie in the fall of 1995 for their Love and Laughter line. In another two years, she left her computer career to write full-time. She now writes for the Harlequin Temptation and Harlequin Blaze lines, having gained notoriety for her spicy romantic comedies, such as Too Hot to Sleep and It Takes a Rebel.

Stephanie lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia, her laptop permanently attached to her body. Readers can write her at P.O. Box 54266, Atlanta, GA 30308, or through her web site.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2000

    Hero needs his attitude adjusted & Heroine is just the one to do it.

    <P>This isn't to say that Jack Stillman, hero of Stephanie Bond's 'It Takes A Rebel' isn't an appealing character. He is. As Ms. Bond puts it, Jack is 'clodhopping his way through life' reveling in past athletic glories and having business opportunities handed to him on a silver platter because of those athletic feats. Until --- he comes up against Alexandra Tremont. <P>Part of the Tremont department store 'empire', Alex strives for her father's love and attention, while Mr. Tremont prefers to lavish attention on Alex's fiancé, Heath, and Jack Stillman, whose advertising firm (which is owned by Jack's brother, Derek, with Jack dropping in once in a while) is in the running for a lucrative new account for Tremont's store. Jack doesn't exactly get off to a stellar start with Alex on her first visit to the agency's office. He decides to fall back on his well-documented charm, with Alex fighting him all the way. Lots of fireworks and heated encounters ensue, with an especially steamy scene at the store as Jack models a thong, as Jack does his level best to convince Alex and her father to go with the Stillman agency for the account. Al Tremont wants immediate blanket approval but agrees to consider Alex's opinion after giving Jack a two-week trial run. Oh, and in addition, Al wants Jack (or 'Jack the Attack', as he was know in his college football days) to be the spokesmodel for the store. <P>I have to say that Jack's attitude toward Alex at times left me wishing she'd been a bit more outspoken against some of the things he did and said. And for Alex, I didn't agree with her repeated 'make love to me, Jack/oh now I feel like slime for what I did to Heath' attitude. In my opinion, the first time should have been categorically the last time or she should have come clean with Heath immediately and returned the engagement ring. I didn't like the 'feel' of her having sex with Jack while wearing the ring of another man. Twice. <P>In the end, all in resolved. I'm a big fan of Ms. Bond and though I had trouble with a few elements in 'It Takes a Rebel', it definitely won't prevent me from picking up her next releases. Look for Ms. Bond's single title from St. Martin's ¿ 'Our Husband' ¿ coming in November 2000. I had the privilege of receiving an advance reading copy of this book, and anyone who passes it by will be missing out on one of the truly great books of this year. Pre-order this book as soon as possible.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Enjoyable contemporary romance

    Derek Stillman was trying to enjoy his honeymoon, but still worried about the family advertising business while he was away. Derek¿s brother Jack is temporally running the firm in his usual lackadaisical way. Jack expects an IRS auditor, but instead Alex Tremont, Director of marketing and sales of Tremont Enterprises arrives. Jack mistaking Alex for the IRS and blows the account with his bum-like attitude. However, he gains a second chance when Alex¿s father insists on a formal meeting to fulfill a promise he once made. <P>The next day, Jack dresses to kill and with the help of his football past wins the account. Alex¿s dad assigns her to work with Jack on the ad campaign. As they work in close proximity, they fall in love. However, she is not only engaged to another management official, but Alex¿s goal of impressing her father is in jeopardy. IT TAKES A REBEL is an enjoyable contemporary romance. The story line is fun as Jack and Alex battle one another to gain an edge on each other. Readers will bond with hunk Jack and admire Alex. Jack¿s new office assistant Tuesday Humphrey adds Chutzpah and humor to the tale, while another secondary character deserves having Stephanie Bond telling her story. <P>Harriet Klausner

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