Private Paradise

Private Paradise

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by Jami Alden
     
 

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Fans of Bella Andre, Shannon McKenna, Victoria Dahl, and Maya Banks will enjoy this sequel to Alden's Private Party, a steamy story of a second chance at love.

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Fans of Bella Andre, Shannon McKenna, Victoria Dahl, and Maya Banks will enjoy this sequel to Alden's Private Party, a steamy story of a second chance at love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032814603
Publisher:
Jami Alden
Publication date:
10/13/2011
Series:
Private , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
40,252
File size:
482 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Like so many romance readers, my first romance novel was by Kathleen Woodiwiss - The Flame and the Flower, to be exact. I was thirteen. I spent the next month ignoring my friends while I worked my way through her back list. Shortly thereafter I discovered Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Karen Robards, Catherine Coulter, Shirlee Busbee among others, and devoured their lavish historical epics full of overbearing alpha males and the women who brought them to their knees. I was hooked. My high school teachers marveled at my ability to read romance novels under the desk and still score straight A's. I started to imagine myself, living in a cabin in the mountains somewhere, writing romance novels.It took me quite awhile to pursue my dream. After graduating from Stanford with a degree in English Literature, I worked in a variety of not so interesting admin jobs before I began my career in marketing. It wasn't exactly my dream job, but at least my writing appeared on several web sites and in many software marketing brochures. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fit the phrase "and her loins melted like hot wax" into any of them.During my stint as the world's surliest receptionist, I took my first stab at writing. The result was a very melodramatic western historical which reads like a bad Elizabeth Lowell rip off. It's currently languishing on my hard drive, forever stuck on page 330.Then in fall 2001 I had an incredible stroke of luck and got laid off from my marketing job. I decided it was time to stop saying I wanted to be a writer and to actually give it a serious go. Fortunately my husband, a socially well adjusted alpha male, is a very generous patron of the arts.Four years later, I sold my first book and now I'm pretty much living the dream of getting paid to write romance. I don't live in a cabin in the mountains, but I do live in a rural-ish town near San Francisco (hey, we have deer and bunnies, along with the occasional coyote) with my husband, 2 sons, and a dog who patiently listens to my dialogue and helps me work out plot points. When I'm not writing, I enjoy running, reading, cooking, and watching a brain numbing quantity of food network programming.

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Private Paradise 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## This was a terrific quick read. Sometimes you need a book that's not too long. It's about 110 pages. Despite the length or lack thereof, I felt the characters were well developed. I loved the way the heroine didn't let the hero forget how horribly he hurt her in the past. The way he treated her and the unforgivable things he said. The author did a fabulous job conveying the hurt he caused. I absolutely hate it when a hero is instantly forgiven after a dismal "sorry". And the hot sex never hurts!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story. I wanted the follow up of Carla from the previous book. I wish it was a little longer. There was approx 110 pages. Still a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I would skip a lot of the back story, but not this book. It was entertaining from start to finish.
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It was a great book but kinda dramatic and yes i agree it shouldnt have taken carla that long to fogive sam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have done four stars but it took long for carla to be fogiving towards Sam
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Good but a little too long
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Not a very involved story line; just a nice quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super steamy, sexy read with believable romance. These two (Sam and Carla) desperately belong together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an ok story but not really believable
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Free on kobo
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