The Taming of the Bastard

The Taming of the Bastard

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by Lindy Dale
     
 

Nanny-slash-waitress, Millie McIntyre thinks she has her life all mapped out. All it will take is a small mortgage, a fat deposit and a lot of luck. Then, she'll be off living her dream life, running a B & B in Bali. That is, of course, after she learns how to cook something other than steamed vegetables and organic chicken.
Nobody warned her about Sam though.

Overview

Nanny-slash-waitress, Millie McIntyre thinks she has her life all mapped out. All it will take is a small mortgage, a fat deposit and a lot of luck. Then, she'll be off living her dream life, running a B & B in Bali. That is, of course, after she learns how to cook something other than steamed vegetables and organic chicken.
Nobody warned her about Sam though. He's new to The Lederhosen and his presence has everyone in a spin, including Millie.
Sam is cute. Sam is intelligent. Sam has lovely muscles which Millie finds utterly distracting.Yet, despite his obvious appeal, Sam has one massive flaw. He has an ego the size of Western Australia and even worse, he plays Rugby Union.
Could Sam be the one who will ruin all Millie's life plans? Is she really smitten with a man who loves Bruce Willis and proudly proclaims his abilty to burp the national anthem?
One thing's for sure.... something has got to change.
From the Author
Hi Readers,
Some people have made comment recently that this book is not like Heart of Glass or vice versa. Unfortunately, you'll find, if you intend to read more than one book written by me that while they are all fiction for women, some have a better fit in the chick lit category. Some are more humorous and others deeper. All however are love stories.
Please don't expect this book to be a clone of its siblings.... every child is different. That's how I like to write and hopefully you read that way. Otherwise, how boring would we all be?
LA Dale xoxo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011334733
Publisher:
Secret Creek Press
Publication date:
05/05/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,007
File size:
324 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I began writing at University but never really wanted to be 'an author'. I wanted to be a princess or a Kindergarten teacher if I absolutely had to have a job. During my teacher training, I studied literature where I caused a stir with my tutor after I decided to write my thesis on women's roles in society featuring the novels Jane Eyre, Tess of the Durbervilles and Pride and Prejudice. (These remain my all time favourite books) My first novel, Heart of Glass, was penned in 2006. Feeling disillusioned with my teaching job, I began to write secretly and would joke that I was going to write a bestseller and 'get out of this place'. My colleagues had trouble keeping the stunned looks from their faces when I admitted that was what I'd actually been doing in my spare time. And that the book was to be published by a small Australian press. Since then I've become known for writing funny, forthright romantic fiction with a cast of crazy, comic characters. I gain most of my inspiration from dreams, listening to music and watching ridiculous amounts of TV. I also like coffee, bubbles and watching Rugby Union. Unfortunately, being prone to over-exaggeration and colourful language means my husband always sits at one end of the row and puts our friends between us. He's yet to see the funny side of my quips during games. In 2012, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and seeing so many suffering, I decided to write an upbeat cancer love story. I used time spent in hospital to write Storm in a B Cup, which features the fictional character Sophie, whose medical experiences mirror my own journey. Sophie however, ends up with her hot plastic surgeon. I'm still very much married to my gorgeous husband of twenty-six years. Storm in a B Cup went on to reach #1 in Medical Fiction, #1 in Breast Cancer Fiction, #1 in Genre Fiction on Amazon US and #4 on iBooks AU. I'm also known for my short, romantic novellas which have repeatedly topped the Amazon short stories charts in the US and UK. I'm currently working on expanding the Bastard Tales series and have plans for another series to begin in 2015. This could change however. I'm like a magpie... I get distracted by bright shiny things. Lindy xoxo

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Taming of the Bastard 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I couldn't finish it. The characterization was more of a caricature. Also I couldn't understand the guy's reasoning for even liking the main character. But maybe that would've made more sense if I'd gotten more than halfway through.
authorjentucker More than 1 year ago
Girl loves boy. Boy loves girl. Girl thinks boy needs a wee bit of a makeover in the manners department. Boy is not so sure about that. "Taming of the Bastard" by L.A. Dale, is a fun peek into the relationship of lovable, yet klutzy, Millie and the rugby boy who catches here eye, Sam. The cast of supporting characters who mingle with the love birds will keep you laughing. A wonderful story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago