Lessons Learned [NOOK Book]

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Coordinating the publicity tour for Italy's most famous—and most adorable—chef was just the kind of assignment Juliet relished. Carlo Franconi could gather a crowd just by smiling, and watching him prepare a meal was like witnessing a lesson in passionate lovemaking. By the time the tour was over, Juliet planned to have Carlo packaged as the world's sexiest chef. Women everywhere would fantasize about him preparing an intimate meal for two.

But Juliet hadn't counted on being ...

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Lessons Learned

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Overview


Coordinating the publicity tour for Italy's most famous—and most adorable—chef was just the kind of assignment Juliet relished. Carlo Franconi could gather a crowd just by smiling, and watching him prepare a meal was like witnessing a lesson in passionate lovemaking. By the time the tour was over, Juliet planned to have Carlo packaged as the world's sexiest chef. Women everywhere would fantasize about him preparing an intimate meal for two.

But Juliet hadn't counted on being part of the dinner plans. Candlelight, pasta and romance…Carlo distracted her with his charms, setting his romantic recipes simmering in her heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459273399
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 52,333
  • File size: 308 KB

Meet the Author


Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

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    Great read

    I only put it down when I had to. Great book, great plot.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    TOTAL HOTNESS!!!!!!!

    This book was total hotness. When Carlo met Juliet, I was freaking out because no one could resist Carlo's charm and good looks. Plus he is altra polite! Who could resist a very polite man? I sure as hell cant. If Carlo was real and he and I had met and he was like how he is with Juliet with me, I would have fainted because he is so polite and charming and gorgeous!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    PRINCIPALS OFFICE

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    A Good Read

    Vintage Nora Roberts but a fun romance nevertheless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Kinda boring

    Took me awhile to get into the book. Not my favorite.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Great Read.

    cute story, as usual. however, the ending went fast. also, there are parts that should not be read while hungry!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    So enchanting

    Loved this book. Couldn not put it down? Fun read!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Great¿!!!!!!!!

    Just an amazing book i loved it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    A good read

    I enjoyed this story of a highly acclaimed dessert chef and the owner of a five star hotel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Beautiful story

    Beautiful story one of my all time favorite. Great storyline and wonderful characters. Defiantly going to read this a second time !

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