The Sweet Temptations Collection [NOOK Book]

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Funny, touching and steamy by turns, this multi-book boxed set contains three original contemporary romances by USA TODAY bestselling author Marilyn Brant!

The stand-alone novels included in this collection are:

On Any Given Sundae -- a light romantic comedy between a shy dessert cookbook writer and the ex-football ...
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Overview

**ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME (regular price $8.99)**

Funny, touching and steamy by turns, this multi-book boxed set contains three original contemporary romances by USA TODAY bestselling author Marilyn Brant!

The stand-alone novels included in this collection are:

On Any Given Sundae -- a light romantic comedy between a shy dessert cookbook writer and the ex-football player turned restaurant owner she once had a crush on, as the two of them run an ice cream parlor together for the summer. (A Top 100 Bestseller on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon)

Double Dipping -- a love story with a twist of mystery, featuring a dedicated teacher who fights the school's new financial director to reinstate a beloved fall festival. (An International Digital Awards Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel)

Holiday Man -- a sexy romance told over a year of holidays between the owner of a scenic small-town inn and the big-city businessman who frequents the place just so he can visit her. (A RONE Awards Contestant)

An Excerpt from HOLIDAY MAN:
Bram was irritated. Trying to stay in contact with someone when you were 7 or 8 time zones away...who could do that and not go out of their freakin' minds?
Twelve long minutes later the phone rang.
"Hi, birthday boy. How are ya?" Shannon's soft voice was like a salve on a wound.
Bram exhaled a breath he hadn't realized he'd been holding. "Not great. And my birthday isn't until tomorrow."
"Isn't it already tomorrow in Belgium?"
He glanced at the clock. She was right. Three minutes past midnight and, having been born a late-night baby, he was less than a half hour away from officially turning 31. He was educated, responsible, highly successful, and yet... When had he become so boringly adult?
"Yeah, okay, it's tomorrow here," he said. "But I'm getting impatient in my old age. I wanna kiss you and do other things to you. Tonight. And, sorry, I'm not being subtle but, frankly, I don't care."
She laughed. "You'll have to come back to the inn then. That's where I am and where I need to be. At least for now."
He heard a touch of something in her voice. Couldn't quite put his thumb on it, but it sounded like...yearning, maybe. Which gave him a great idea. "Why don't you fly here instead and meet me? I'll email you a ticket in the morning and--"
"I'd love to, Bram, really. But you know I can't just pick up and leave. I've got the party coming up this weekend with over 100 registered guests, and there's just too much to do beforehand."
The tone of her voice continued to mystify him. Longing? Resignation? Did she burn to see him or did she merely want to get away?
Bram let his mind drift back to the cozy comfort that was Holiday Quinn. The warm, homey feel of the place, the tasteful décor, the relaxing environment where the hotel was situated. No way would she wish to leave such a sweet spot so, perhaps, it was really him she missed.
Something unfamiliar in the vicinity of his chest soared at the thought. He'd fly back to her in a heartbeat if he could, but business requirements claimed his time and sapped his energy. He was as bound to his world at present as she was to hers. But, hey, maybe there was a middle ground.
"What about the weekend after Memorial Day?" He'd still be in Europe, but he could maybe swing a day or two off and, of course, they'd have the nights...
"I'm working at The Ashland next weekend. But I'm off the following one. What are you doing then?"
For a split second he was hopeful. Then he checked his electronic calendar. "Dammit. I'll be in Tokyo." And the following week would be spent in Beijing. Lathericious was expanding to the Asian market and he had serious work to do in both cities.
She sighed when he explained this. "Well, it's looking like we'll have to wait until the 4th of July." She paused. "You are still planning to visit then, aren't you?"
"Hell, yeah." He'd made his secretary block out that weekend after Easter, since he already knew Memorial Day would be a lost cause. But he hadn't counted on missing Shannon so much in the interim. He looked forward to her phone calls and emails like a 17-year-old looked forward to a driving his dad's convertible on a Friday night in summer.
"Good." He heard her exhale before adding, "So, what does the birthday boy want to do to celebrate his big day?"
Bram almost laughed. The last time he'd done anything noteworthy on his birthday had been a decade before when he'd celebrated legal adulthood by earning his first 6-figure salary and his financial freedom from his parents. Four years later, he became the owner of his own company, had worked until at least 10pm on every birthday since and never once considered it unusual. Until tonight.
"I want you to touch me," he admitted.
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Editorial Reviews

Bookworm2Bookworm - Melanie Reviewer
"The chemistry that the author created between the two (characters) was raw and sizzled throughout the story. For that alone, this is one worthy read!" -- Melanie (Holiday Man)

"Oh! How I love Marilyn Brant's heroes! ...Bram Hartwick is delicious; not only will he curl your toes, but he will melt your heart too! Festive, light, and hot – Holiday Man is a terrific and engaging contemporary romance to spend an evening with!" ~Meredith, Austenesque Reviews (Holiday Man)
Romancing the Book - Laci Reviewer
"I absolutely positively ADORED this book." -- Laci (On Any Given Sundae)

"Brant has provided a delicious story I devoured in one day! I just could not put down this book! Brant has an amazing ability to create real characters with real flaws, from Cait and Garrett's relationship issues...to snooty school board members, to loving family members who face their own challenges. I can truly picture these characters in real life." -- Jakki, Leatherbound Reviews (Double Dipping)
So Little Time - Candy Reviewer
"Marilyn Brant has written another sweet story! You might want to grab a bowl of ice cream while reading this one! ...There are some pretty hot scenes in this story. It was fantastic! It had me laughing and on occasion crying, I love it when a story does that to me. I didn't want to put it down!" -- Candy (Double Dipping)

"Marilyn Brant has done it again with Double Dipping. And by “it,” I mean thoroughly entertained and impressed me." -- Kristyn, Romantic Love Books (DD)
RT Book Reviews - Romantic Times
"You'll want to read it for the humor and great characters and a plot that's sure to leave you smiling." -- An October 2011 RT Book Reviews Magazine "Hot Pick" (On Any Given Sundae)

"This is a charming tale of the popular jock and the shy bookworm, both trying to outlive their high school personas and prove to each other there is more to them than meets the eye. This is truly a root-for-the-underdog, feel-good story and a joy to read." -- Leah, Chicklit Club (On Any Given Sundae)
InD'tale Magazine - Jaime Geraldi
"Kindle bestseller Brant is back with another e-book exclusive that is bound to charm readers far and wide! She introduces us to Door County, Wisconsin, an unexpected place to find love, and welcomes bookworms with open arms to Holiday Quinn where there's always a vacancy. The sincere connection between the main characters will be warmly embraced and it's understood why the author mentions that 'romance is never convenient'." -- A RONE Award Contestant, InD'tale Magazine (Holiday Man)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016704876
  • Publisher: Twelfth Night Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 134,556
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Marilyn Brant is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of several contemporary fiction books. Her debut coming-of-age novel, According to Jane, won the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Award. Her second novel, Friday Mornings at Nine, was a Doubleday Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Alternate Selection. And her third romantic women's fiction book, A Summer in Europe, was featured by the Literary Guild and the BOMC2, as well as by the Rhapsody Book Club, where it was a Top 20 bestselling title in "Fiction & Literature."

She is also a #1 Nook & #1 Kindle bestseller and has written a series of fun and flirty contemporary romantic comedies, including On Any Given Sundae and Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match. In 2013, she was named the Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. Her website is www.marilynbrant.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    This is just a fun collection of stories. The characters are rea

    This is just a fun collection of stories. The characters are real and well developed, and there's a lot of good chemistry between them. Each book has some witty moments, but the conversations and the emotions are still believable. There were some really unique ice cream flavors, and the holidays and special events in each of the stories were interesting, too. All in all, I liked all three books a lot and would definitely recommend this boxed set to other readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Richmond, Tx

    Good read they were just too long to get storyline across.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Sweet Romance

    This is my experience wit romance novels and enjoyed these quite a bit. My favorite story is the first novel so I wish I would have read this one last. I think most of us have had that sweet temptation finally happen so I could definitely relate! Just enough excitement. The third novel gave me a little too much information, but overall a good trio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Not for me

    I could not even make it through the first book....its just not fir me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Okay stories

    These are just okay for me. I think the author drags out the stories and the characters seem to be stuck in their own ways until the last second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Can not find second book to read

    Anyone else but me and mom? M.A. Sparta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Yup thays right

    God awsome nice

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