Partners [NOOK Book]

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Rivals turn to lovers in this classic novel of passion and suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.


Laurel Armand is a Southern belle on a mission—to be the best reporter in New Orleans. Matthew Bates is determined to beat her at her own game, while flirting his way into ...

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Overview

Available digitally for the first time.



Rivals turn to lovers in this classic novel of passion and suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.


Laurel Armand is a Southern belle on a mission—to be the best reporter in New Orleans. Matthew Bates is determined to beat her at her own game, while flirting his way into her bed. With their dangerous attraction simmering just below the surface, both Laurel and Matthew feed off their rivalry—until they’re forced to work together on a case of murder and madness. Caught up in their jobs and each other, resistance doesn’t stand a chance. They’re about to go all out in seeking the truth, finding justice, and firing up the passion between them…

Includes a preview for The Perfect Hope.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101569665
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 47,356
  • File size: 823 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Wth?

    I asked for a sample to see if i had read it before. Know what I got? 22pages of the list of books she has written and copywrights. What a rip off, how can you know if you eead it ir not or if you want to by that sample. Just won't buy the book.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Would love to actually read a page of the book!

    Amazing. 24 pages and not one of them is a page containing one line of the book! I would love to be able to actually read a freaking sample of the book before I give out my money! Epic failure on B&N's part.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Bought and cannot read

    Went and looked for review. 24 pgs of other books. Decided to try to out anyways and i can only see the 24 pages... i need my money back!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Papef

    Read this in paperback form. Great story, as usual from Nora Roberts. Love the character of Matthew. Forceful, caring and good sense of humor. Took Laurel a long time to realize he was a good, loving man. This whole book had romance, passion, and some really funny passages that no one but Ms. Roberts can write. Only Linda Howard comes close. I recommend this very highly.



    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    No sample at all as usual!!!

    As usual with vrry popular author NOOKfills the allotted page with lists of the author's prir works! SCAM

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    You might have read this before. Be careful before you buy.

    Felt like I got tricked. The cover is different than an earlier version.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    K.gf

    Jax

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Samle - what sample?

    Poor choice for excerpt. Wanted to see how long book was and was disappointed at the available info.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    enjoyable

    Somewhat predictable but fun

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Won't Open Properly

    This book will not open properly on my nook, when it does open the pages are blank. any suggestions. I am really upset and I want to read the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Partners

    It was a hard book to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    U

    O

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Free Preview my butt

    The "free preview" on b&n includes just a list of Nora Roberts other books the rating applies to Barnes &Noble!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Partners

    Nora Roberts has been one of my favorite authors for many years, therefore I'm always looking for new books from her. Love one "Partners" like her description of the area she has created and love the characters. Yes I would recommend this for a book club.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    A Nora Roberts Book

    Great as usual.

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  • Posted November 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    as usual great reading and fast

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