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There's NEVER an expiration date on romance!
There's NEVER an expiration date on Love!

A ROMANTIC CLASSIC! First time available for eBooks! This is a full length novel!

I hope you will fall in love with this 'contemporary classic' and enjoy a time-capsule of the way we were.

Meet Abby, computer killer and prickly proprietress of the Cove Bookshop in Camden Cove, Virginia. She's a woman with many secrets, a mother and sister she fiercely protects, and a secluded, quiet life that has become a bit boring.

Enter Nick Maxwell, a man determined to bring Abby to her knees and into his arms – but he had more than a few secrets of his own.


Copyright 1981 by Elaine Raco Chase, first printing August, 1981; second printing September, 1981, third printing, 1982

Copyright 2012 by Elaine Raco Chase

First published under the title: Tender Yearnings
ISBN: 0-440-18552-1


Other Elaine Raco Chase 'romantic classics' - No Easy Way Out and Best Laid Plans (first time back in print since 1983) the first friends with benefits novel that has been updated for explicit content!

Updated and enhanced contemporary romantic comedies by Elaine Raco Chase: Special Delivery, Video Vixen, Designing Woman, Dare the Devil, Lady Be Bad, Calculated Risk, Rules of the Game, Double Occupancy and Three Books in One: A Well-Stacked Trio!

Now on and Itunes - Janina Edwards is a fantastic narrator and brings Nick & Abby and the whole family alive! - "One Way or Another" was one of's "highest rated romance audio books of October" - 5 star reviews for both book/narrator!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014687829
  • Publisher: Elaine Raco Chase
  • Publication date: 7/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 370,526
  • File size: 113 KB

Meet the Author

If you like sassy, laugh out loud, contemporary romances - some more explicit than others - you have found the right author!

Reviewers have called them: "cat & mouse" - "slow burn" - "hot and steamy" - "highly addicting" - "solid characters & lots of humor" - "amazing reads!"

I call them fun! My heroines are NOT: thin, petite, clueless or submissive. They are strong women who aren't looking for a man - until the right one comes along!

And those men! Tough-guy, alpha males who don't know what hit them! But do know they want MORE!

I also write erotic mystery/thriller's and the Agatha Christie nominated non-fiction "How to write the Amateur Detective Novel" which is in the FBI Forensic Library at Quantico.

You can find me:

@ElaineRaco on twitter;

and on and iTunes!

And join me every Thursday Nite 8PM EST – when I host The Author's Corner on
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  • Posted November 16, 2012

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    Audio-book Version : Here is an audio-book pairing of Elaine Ra

    Audio-book Version :
    Here is an audio-book pairing of Elaine Raco Chase’s work with the voice of Janina Edwards providing the narration. And I have to say – this is another winner! Edwards’ voice is perfectly modulated, with variation in tone and tenor to illustrate the various character voices and points of view throughout the book. This smooth narration enhances the well-written story, and provides a great listening experience.

    The story is clever, and it is interesting to remember the changes from the early computer days with punch cards, and ATM’s as a relative new innovation. Aside from those little pieces of technology that date the piece to an era that is not entirely 21st century, humans haven’t changed that much and the author’s character development and portrayal of their emotions reinforces that fact.

    Written with a deft hand and a clear ear for conversational style and nuanced emotional impact from well-defined facial impressions and word choice, the characters of Nick and Abby are as real as any two people you may meet in the grocery store. In addition, their romance is sensual and feels very natural, with all of the misunderstandings that naturally appear between two people who often act as if they are reacting to their past rather than their present. The heat level in this book comes not from erotically detailed scenes, but is more depicted in sensual phrasing that is not explicit, and provides the reader with an “oh that is so romantic” sort of momentary warmth.

    This is an audio book that will keep a smile on your face, with an ease and familiarity with the characters and their families that feels like coming home.

    I received a copy of the audiobook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    After reading this book, all I can say is: every woman needs a

    After reading this book, all I can say is: every woman needs a Nick in her life! I love this book. Nick's and Abby's
    story brings romance, friendship, love, understanding, acceptance and passion to the forefront of their relationship
     and it definitely paid off. Well worth the wait of them finding their one true love.

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