Rules of the Game [NOOK Book]

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A story of stubborn wills and impassioned hearts from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.



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Television director Brooke Gordon thinks that baseball player Parks Jones is an ...
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Overview

A story of stubborn wills and impassioned hearts from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.



AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME



Television director Brooke Gordon thinks that baseball player Parks Jones is an insufferable cad with an inflated ego. Unfortunately, he's also brilliant and her client's spokesman. Brooke is determined to ignore the intense attraction she feels while directing Parks in a commercial. But Parks is willing to break a few rules to convince Brooke that love isn't just a game to him. It means forever... 



Rules of the Game includes a preview of J.D. Robb's Calculated in Death
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101569740
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 48,721
  • File size: 708 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 January 11, 2013

    Good story

    As usual Nora Roberts comes through again. JusThe thing about her that keeps me coming back is that see gets men. Her Male characters are real to life not plastic cutouts that are in just to fill out a story.
    Just be prepaired that asking for a sample book will get you nothing. Almost all of her older books that are being republished for nook are so short that the sample ends before you can get to the story line

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    Recommend

    This is a quick read but the story line was not very original.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Hmmmmm

    If you are going to put a sample on, shouldn't it atnleast.contain a little of the story? A little ridiculous.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    An Exquisite Love Story

    For NR this is a very short book. BUT, that said, she has written the most beautiful love story... I laughed and I cried and fell totally and completely in love with Parks and Brooke... I read an awful lot of books but rarely does a story touch my heart as this one did... When I finished it I could do nothing but start reading it all over again...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Recommend

    Always a good story from Nora Roberts!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    TO BEN...

    I LOVE YOU!! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Ben

    Hey im here

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    Posted February 25, 2013

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