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Private Paradise [NOOK Book]

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032814603
  • Publisher: Jami Alden
  • Publication date: 10/13/2011
  • Series: Private , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 15,981
  • File size: 471 KB

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    good but a little short

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Liked it

    ## 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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Wolfstar of Paradiseclan (plz look important)

    I am quiting roleplay temporarily!! The reason why I am posting here is because I can't see my posts on the main camp. Please go to growl mountain result one and read my post if you see this and tell the others to come here and read this. DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO RP MY CHARACTERS!! Emberstream, you are temporalily Emberstar until I return. Our backup camps are heaven third result, peace first result, paradise fifth result, and halo first result. I hope you understand, ~Wolfstar

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Good book

    It was a great book but kinda dramatic and yes i agree it shouldnt have taken carla that long to fogive sam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Nook lovr

    I would have done four stars but it took long for carla to be fogiving towards Sam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Scorching

    Good but a little too long

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Quick Read

    Not a very involved story line; just a nice quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Smokin' hot!

    Super steamy, sexy read with believable romance. These two (Sam and Carla) desperately belong together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Not believable

    This was an ok story but not really believable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Free on kobo

    Free on kobo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

    Enjoyed it

    I liked the storyline, but it was short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    gotta read it!

    Sexy and romantic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Again HOT!!!

    She did it again. Jami is the queen of sexy, hot writing. I love reading all of her books but she needs a better editor as I found tons of typo mistakes that were not corrected before publishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Good...

    This was a good book that left me hungry for more. I was hoping for a little more on this couple as far as their lives together but I was still happy about this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Not Recommended

    The language in this book was too explicit and distasteful for my taste. A good author should be able to express themselves without using such foul language. I was disappointed with this book for that reason and will probably not purchase another book by this author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Amazing Sequel!

    Jami Aldem's "Private Party" was the first of her works I ever read. This sequel lived up to and exceeded my expectations. She is the only author I must read, and this is no exception. This is a must read for any romance and heat lover - it's hot, it's sexy and it's everything and more. Yum!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Must read!!

    Excellent could not put it down. Recomend to everyone that love Jami's books.

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    Posted February 13, 2012

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    Posted November 3, 2011

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