Outback Affair: An Affair Novel [NOOK Book]

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Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too sexy barramundi fisherman.

Ex-lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So ...

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Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too sexy barramundi fisherman.

Ex-lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So when a Yankee bombshell in need of a ride turns up and threatens both, he decides to teach her a lesson. As they make their way through the wild country together, the attraction between them ignites. Alex must choose between his heart or letting go of his past ... and will Jessica understand why he lied once she finds out who he really is?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622663217
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Series: Entangled Indulgence
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 234,812
  • File size: 3 MB

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Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing romance. She is a true romantic at heart and loves a happy ending.

Annie lives with her husband, and "Bob" the dog and her two white cats, in a house next to the beach in a small coastal town in New South Wales. Their two children are grown and married and she loves spending time gardening, walking on the beach and spoiling her two grandchildren.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    In book three of Annie Seaton¿s Affair series, Jessica Trent tra

    In book three of Annie Seaton’s Affair series, Jessica Trent travels to the Outback to interview the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo to further her writing career. Little does she know that when she meets the rugged, sexy fisherman, Alex Richards, that they are one in the same person. Sparks fly between them and both are hiding secrets from each other! You will love this story as it is packed with everything a good romance should be packed with! This is a wonderful series and I am now hooked on this author!!

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  • Posted January 2, 2014

     Wow what a great read. It was funny, exciting and romantic. J



     Wow what a great read. It was funny, exciting and romantic. Jess a rich, spoilt and determined journalist
    comes across the elusive and deeply wounded Alex or Alessandro and shows him she's not just a
    pretty rich face. A beautifully written book which gives you such vivid deails of the outback,
    you can actually imagine yourself there. it's an absolute page turner, I could not put it down.
    Another brilliant read from Annie Seaton, long may they continue. A highly recommended read.

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  • Posted December 28, 2013

    After having his heart broken again stoic Tomas is leaving Austr

    After having his heart broken again stoic Tomas is leaving Australia for a carefree life in Italy. Then he meets the beautiful crazy Brianna and everything changes. Read this fun, fast paced, sexy story to see what happens. You won't be sorry. I recommend it for everyone.

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

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    This was a fun read!  The situations Jess gets into is just too

    This was a fun read!  The situations Jess gets into is just too funny!  Alex seems to be such a jerk, at first.  But he grows on you.  I liked how quick it was to read.  Of course, it was probably quick because I did not want to put it down!  

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

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    Jessica Trent is stuck in a job she hates; doing something she d

    Jessica Trent is stuck in a job she hates; doing something she didn’t want to do with her journalism degree. Working at Cuisine magazine would be her dream come true, if only she could bag an interview with the elusive Alessandro Ricardo. Stuck in the Outback of Australia, she has to rely on a sexy, rugged fisherman to get her to her destination in one piece. Enter Alex Richards.




    This book was perfect. The chemistry that flowed between Miss America and the Outback Hero was so intense. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t wait to get to the end. From the way Alex tried everything in his power to keep her from finding out the truth about him, to the way she kept on trying to do her job, to the fantastic love scenes this book just flowed. In fact at one point I forgot I was reading and just had a movie playing in my head.




    The two characters are such complete opposites, that it’s actually a huge surprise that they have so much chemistry. Jessica comes across as a bit of a snob, she really wants a manicure and she’s horrified by the idea of camping out in the Outback. Alex on the other hand is ready and prepared, it is quite clearly depicted by his “boy scout glove department.” From bug spray to condoms, you name it and he has it in there.




    What really cracked me up was His Hotness himself up in tree in only his underwear.




    ”Oh my God! The water splashed as she slapped her hands on top of it. “I so wish I had my camera. I could write the best article about the Aussie outback and its heroes…in their underwear. Alex looked down at his Calvin Kleins. “You won’t find it so funny if the boar decides to settle his family in here for the night.” 




    All in all, this was a fantastic book, and it definitely prompted me to get more of Ms Seaton’s books.

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    Outback Affair Annie Seaton. I love a romance, so dived into th

    Outback Affair Annie Seaton.

    I love a romance, so dived into this. Its a very straightforward story, I found I could predict coming events almost as I read, so there wasn't anything that really gripped me with excitement, but it was a fun read. For those who love simple easy to read romances, like the book equivalent of the Hallmark afternoon films Him Indoors loves. ( He sits there with tears in his eyes while I’m snorting at him, with tears for a different reason! “You've no heart” he says laughing at me. He loved Little House on the Prairie too – he used to phone a local pub owner when it finished, and they'd compare how they felt...the other guy would never admit to anyone else his secret, kept his tough guy image up but I knew! ) I do have a heart, that's why I love romances, but I need strong highs and lows to get it racing, and feel the emotions that move me to tears and for me this book didn't deliver those. Maybe its because I read such a lot that I need something about the norm? Outback Affair is what it says though – made for the Indulgence market, a shortish read for those moments when you just want to slip away into a gentle romance with a HEA. Of course there's limits to what you can include with length restrictions.
    The basic storyline is simple, the characters fun and believable, and I enjoyed the Outback journey details and the snippets of humour that crept in ( the glove compartment that was like Mary Poppins bag – though with vastly different contents!). There were some sensual, spicy sex scenes, but they were very well written, nothing anyone would find offensive and fitted the story and people perfectly.
    ARC supplied by publisher.
    Stars: well, for many readers I’m sure this would be a five, its certainly well written and deserving on that score but for me personally, the enjoyment I got its a three and half for the reasons I’ve outlined above. That may be just what makes it a five for you though :)

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    Jess and Alex (the youngest of the Richards brothers) are two he

    Jess and Alex (the youngest of the Richards brothers) are two hearts that do not want to risk pain or heartache again and so hide their true feelings till forced to confront them. Ms. Seaton's descriptions of the Australian Out back are so vivid and real that I felt like I was riding beside Jess and Alex on the long dusty road to Cockatoo Springs! I chuckled to myself at the lengths Alex went to to hide his alternative persona but Jess' tenacity was inspiring......a wonderful addition to the "Affair" novels!!

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  • Posted October 16, 2013

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    Yesterday, I started Outback Affair by Annie Seaton. First off t

    Yesterday, I started Outback Affair by Annie Seaton. First off the story is a cute read, but something just didn't click with me. I try to see if I'm the only one that felt this way. I have to say I'm in the minority. Oh well. I guess I should highlight what I liked about the story.

    In Outback Affair Jessica Trent has decide to try to prove that she can be a full-time writer and the best way to do so is get the interview of a lifetime with Alessandro Ricardo. However, the man is like a recluse and avoids the limelight like the plague. 

    Jess tends to be a walking disaster. One of her problem is she's not a planner. She gets this idea and kind of goes into battle without a strategy, which doesn't always work all time. In this instance it backs fire and she ends up on a wild outback adventure with Alex Richard who happens to be Alessandro. However, she doesn't know this. 

    The traveling through the outback was kind of fun, and the banter Jess and Alex was cute. However, I just didn't the story and this could be just me. Overall, Outback Affair is a cute story with cute moments. Yet, I just didn't click with the story. So, if you like stories set in the outback, you might enjoy Outback Affair. 

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  • Posted October 15, 2013

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    Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazin

    Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too sexy barramundi fisherman.

    Ex-lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So when a Yankee bombshell in need of a ride turns up and threatens both, he decides to teach her a lesson. As they make their way through the wild country together, the attraction between them ignites. Alex must choose between his heart or letting go of his past ... and will Jessica understand why he lied once she finds out who he really is?

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    What a fun and sexy story!

    Want to go on an Outback trip with a sexy Aussie? This is the book for you.

    Jessica is the perfect "girl out of her element". It was fun to see what her impulsiveness gets her into. From jumping on a plane to Australia in search of a recluse for an interview, to being totally unprepared for her trip through the outback in her silk shirts and skirts. I like that Jess is strong and not afraid to go after what she wants, Jess has turned her back on the family money and is trying to go on her own. Jess was cheated on by her ex-finance and finds it hard to trust in men which makes Cole's secrets hard for her to come to grips with.

    Cole is the sexy, rugged Aussie who starts out on bad footing with Jess when he meets her and sprays her with mud besides being rude to her. When Cole finds out that Jess is after an interview with his alter ego, he decides to keep her close. Keeping her close leads to a sexy, fun trip through the Outback to the resort Cole runs. Cole has also been hurt in the past from his ex. Cole's secrets catch up with him besides a misunderstanding and threaten the love blooming between the two of them.

    Great story with Australia as the backdrop.

    4 stars

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Combine the Australian outback, a rugged bloke's bloke Aussie an

    Combine the Australian outback, a rugged bloke's bloke Aussie and a New York journalist better suited to the glitz and glamour of the city rather than crocs and billabongs, with banter, flirting, humour, a few secrets and you've got a book that will warm you up as the winter approaches.

    Now, I've just discovered that this is the third book in the 'Affair' series. Not that it really mattered as it could easily be a standalone, but I love my Aussie men (all we British women do, I think it's genetic) and I need to find out whether the sexy charm is a Richards family trait. Because Alex? Oooo. He's all man; outdoorsy, to the point, tough man exterior but underneath is a protective gent who loves his dog. Jess is a determined strong lady, but is a bit out of her depth on the trail for her career changing article. She doesn't know he's her subject matter, he needs to keep it from her. Any way he can...

    I loved them both. Opposites do attract and their banter was snarky, fun and flirty with a lot of sexual build up between them. But considering how it seemed to really be ramping it up towards it, there wasn't a great deal of sexy action; whilst it was a captivating read, I was a little disappointed. And I felt it ended a bit quick and certain elements seemed forgotten about. It was fitting, but I would've like a little more.

    Nevertheless it was still a lovely book and, if you like a well-written romance, in a beautiful setting with a wonderful couple who have some fire about them, then this is one to read. I'll certainly be reading the previous books in the series.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

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    What a great Outback adventure! Jessica, a part-time freelance w

    What a great Outback adventure! Jessica, a part-time freelance writer, is looking to write that "one" special article to land her the job of her dreams. The object of her article, the elusive Alessandro Ricardo, aka Alex Richards, managing director of the fancy Cockatoo Springs Resort, who, by the way, never gives interviews or takes pictures. Through a series of events, Jessica ends up driving through the Outback with Alex but she doesn't know that he's Alessandro. Their adventure brings them closer and he's always wondering how he'll prevent her from finding out who he really is. Take an adventure of your own and read this highly entertaining book to find out what happens between the sexy Aussie and the beautiful American.

    My favorite part was the waterfall scene that had me laughing out loud. Annie Seaton is an amazing author and I can't wait to read more of her outstanding books.

    I received a copy for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    I haven't read the other books in the affair series so it was go

    I haven't read the other books in the affair series so it was good that this can be read as a standalone. It has made me want to read those so they're going on my TBR list.

    The story follows Jessica Van Lund aka Jessica Trent. She's working in a PR job she hates while writing freelance for Cuisine magazine. She knows there's a full time writing job open at Cuisine and is determined to get it. Her way in is by getting an interview with the elusive Alessandro Ricardo, the financier to the Cockatoo Resort. All she has to do is find him and convince him to talk. Easy right?

    Alex Richards left his cushy lawyer job to become a fisherman. He came into some money following tragic events and used it to start the Cockatoo Resort. With the help of his friend Mitch, he's come up with the Alessandro character. While stranded on his way to the resort he runs into Jess. She tells him why she's really there and he decides to keep his friends close, and his enemies closer. Women have gone to insane lengths in the past to interview his alter ego, and he assumes she's just like them. He agrees to help get her to the resort, meanwhile sabotaging her every step of the way.

    When I first started reading this I was a little weary of Jess' character. My original thought was "oh no, not another weak female". I liked that the story involved showing that she was so much tougher that either of them thought they were. I'll definitely continue reading any other books in the series. Now I've just got to decide which of the previous books I'm going to read first.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Being a City Girl myself, I had to take a "double take"

    Being a City Girl myself, I had to take a "double take" at Jessica's character and laugh! OMG! She was definitely in for the time of her life in the outback in her silk blouse. Her determination to finally be independent of her father and her upbringing really comes through as she decides to pursue to interview the elusive Alessandro. Her exchanges with Alex as they begin their version of the battle of the sexes is both amusing and enjoyable.

    Alex is something else... valuing his privacy is so important, he forgets the mess he is making of the budding relationship with Jess. Only quick thinking, his mother, and turning the helicopter around saves the day. I really had fun reading this book!


    PSSST!!! By the way, for those of you that interested, you will finally find out what the Aussie word "dinkum" means!

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Jessica Trent is a very determined woman. She will get an interv

    Jessica Trent is a very determined woman. She will get an interview with the elusive Alessandro Ricardo or die trying. She impulsively flies to Australia. Now she's stranded in the Outback. Alex Richards, a local fisherman, agrees to give her a ride to Cockatoo Springs where she can find her quarry. The time they spend together makes them intensely aware of each other, but Jess and Alex guard their hearts. They both have been hurt by past loves and they won't reveal their secrets to anyone. What happens when the truth is revealed? Annie Seaton has written a powerful romance. You feel the sexual attraction and intense emotions between Jess and Alex as well as their uncertainty and fear. The author makes you feel as if you are with them as they travel through the vast, desolate Outback. I wanted this couple to find their HEA. They deserve it. If you enjoy a hot romance and a second chance at love, don't miss Outback Affair. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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