A Valentine's Surprise

A Valentine's Surprise

by Melanie James


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A Valentine's Surprise by Melanie James

A Valentine's Surprise from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie James is a contemporary, holiday romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. When a beautiful, young woman steps into his path with danger following close behind, police office Adam Jennings will discover there is more to life than being a cop and big brother.

A tragic past has taken its toll on Adam and his kid sister. After the death of their parents, Adam's love life took a back seat as he struggled to be a parent, bread winner, and big brother for his little sister.

Life as a police officer in Riverton was the perfect job, not much happens in this quiet little town...until a routine morning patrol takes a deadly turn. Now Adam is looking at his life in a new way and the beautiful Amanda might be the perfect woman to complete him.

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Adam needs to find a way to unlock Amanda's innocent heart and find his path to happily ever after!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523382729
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie James writes steamy paranormal romances, paranormal comedy, and contemporary romance books. Her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies will keep you coming back for each new book in a series and her erotic contemporary romances will have you reaching for the ice. With over 25 books to choose from you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby.

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A Valentine's Surprise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
SBMorales More than 1 year ago
This was such a tender and sweet short story. It shows you how when you're ready and find the right person love happens. This story was not just sweet, but also very sexy! I can't wait to read the next story.
Shannon182 More than 1 year ago
What a great short story. It was sweet, sexy, & cute. thought I gotta admit I wish it was a little longer. I can't wait to start the next one about Adam's little sister.
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful surprise. A very touching love story about Adam and Amanda that find each other through strange circumstances. Both suffering tragic loss in their past and dedicated to their profession, neither thought of a life past what they had until that fateful day. A good feel read you will love!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great cute story! Yes, it's a short book but it wasn't lacking anything. It was well done and just loveable. The author drew me right in with the writing style and told a story of two people that I was able to watch play out. Loved it!
LadyStarDragomir More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading A Valentine's Surprise. It is a novella written by Melanie James. It's about two people who haven't really known true love. One of them is a cop, and the other is a nurse. They meet because the cop gets shot while going in for a cup of coffee during his shift.  I really loved this book. Normally I don't really like novellas all that much because I feel they end too soon, but this was perfect! I practically couldn't put it down. It was intense where it was supposed to be intense, and it was slow where it needed to be slow. It left you begging for more in all the right places. I didn't really see anything wrong with this novella. I really adored it. It was one of the cutest and hottest novellas I've ever read. It's rare to have such a great mix of cute and hot, but this author does it perfectly! I fully recommend this book to all the lovesick people in the world. All the people who have hope that love exists everywhere. This is definitely the perfect book for them. I also recommend it to anybody who likes to collect holiday stories. 
xrayer0 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. This book had a rampant of emotions. It started out with loneliness and heartbreak and moved to passion, love and happiness which was well written in this short story. I loved that in a short story Melanie made sure that you were invested in the characters and got to feel attached to them. Her writing is smooth and made you feel emotions from every page. She also had two teasers of future books which I can't wait to read. This is a great short story to make you feel the love and passion between Adam and Amanda.
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
Valentines Day stories just have to be sappy, I'm sure that's a law somewhere. Well yes this one is but it's also sweet and sexy too, all tied up with a red bow for the occasion. Adam is a heart breaker, sexy with a heart that has spent the last ten years devoted to bringing up his little sister he is ready and open for love. Amanda has been on her own for so long that she thought she would never find love, but that's the thing with love it comes when you are least expecting it. I loved the way we got to see the relationship progress, the getting to know you stage before the sexy bedroom scene. And although this is a short story it is so complete that you don't miss out on a thing, I can't wait to find out more about Jenny and Jake as you feel like you know them also and like friends want to know what happens next. I received a free copy for an honest review
KyrieSaint More than 1 year ago
Amazing book to read.  Love, lust and fun. Such a good read I was unable to put the book down.
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jeannietone More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this Valentines Day Story... It starts out with our Hero and Heroine being pretty much Anti-Valentine especially Amanda. I love the humor that is put in with her view of the holiday. I think that the story line and charcters are great. I love that Adam calls Amanda, Angel. I also like that this was more of a sweet romance, the relationship was more of a front runner.  The secondary characters of Jenny (Adam's younger sister) and his partner Jake are a nice addition and keep the book flowing. It is a fast read but I don't think anything felt lacking. I really enjoyed it and look forward to Jenny and Jake's story in "A summer Love" . 
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jenbPA More than 1 year ago
Wow, this was such a great book!  The second page into the book and I was already on the edge of my seat with a tear getting ready to fall and talking to myself asking "What!? Why!?" And of course I just had to read more.  This had me hooked from the first chapter, heck even the first page.   Adam is a police officer and Amanda is a nurse, neither have been in love with anyone or even given the chance to find love as they both took their previous individual responsibilities seriously.  Once they had no more excuses other than being afraid to take a chance on love, an accident happens.  Will they have the guts to take what they want and find love for Valentine's Day? Ms. James certainly knows how to write an excellent book.  It was sad, sexy and funny in all the right spots.  I loved all the characters, the book was really well edited and the cover is beautiful, what more could you ask for?  Oh, I know...how about the second book coming out soon! Happy reading and I hope everyone picks this up, you won't be let down.
Kelsey7 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Valentine’s Surprise, it was a fun read and I liked the characters. It’s good when a book has just the right blend of humor and sexyiness. I was definitely cheering at the end for Adam and Amanda, plus Melanie James manages to throw in a nice set up for her next novel starring Jake and Jenny (Adam’s partner and little sister). I would love to read more of Adam and Amanda’s story too. All in all, Valentine’s Surprise is the perfect read for the upcoming Valentine’s day. It’s a sweet, sexy story that will give you an entertaining evening and leave you with a satisfied smile on your face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline grabs you from the beginning and draws you in. Adam is a young man who is a cop took on the responsibility to care for his younger sister Jenny after their parents died in a car crash. Amanda is a young woman who has suffered a share of losses. She has never been in love and thinks Valentine's Day is for people who've been "dropped on their heads". Adam ends up in the hospital as one of Amanda's patients,and when the two of them meet, it's like they are in their own world. Adam comes to me as a closed off person but very much a sweet heart, very loveable character. I love how these two start to slowly connect, and you can feel the love growing. This book has humor as well who could not love a book like this. Robin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book is was so good! It was hot!!!! It was funny and sexy as all get out! Adam was a such a sweetheart but so closed off for letting anyone love him besides his sister. Amanda (Angel as what Adam calls her) bless her heart she hates Valentine's Day she can't stand the looks of people being all gooey eyed and getting flowers and chocolate! Then Adam comes along from a terrible accident and now he's being cared for by Amanda when he first see's her he calls her Angel he can't explain it and sometimes Cupid is there the shoot you in the ass whether you believe in that type of thing or not! Amanda isn't sure either what is happening but she can't suppress herself from him and with a little help from these sneaky friends well let's just say holy hotness! Tiffany one of Amanda's friends at the hospital cracked me up!!!!! I can't wait for another book to see how Jenny and Jake unfolds you get a small snippet at the end so even though this is NOT a cliffhanger I can't wait for the next one. I so have to put my favorite crack up that managed to make me spit my drink out!!!! So when Amanda is done doing her job she comes back to the nurses station and there is a bunch of co'workers standing there just waiting to say something to her. And leave it to Tiffany when she says "Did you enjoy that fine slab of beef?" And all the nurses started to chuckle. Amanda could tell her face was on fire. Leave it to Tiffany to be the first one to grill her on the subject. "Uh yeah, he was good!" She replied when everyone started to laugh even harder. "Oh my God, No....I didn't mean it like that!" It was a complete slip of the tongue." She tried to explain, but no matter what she said they laughed even harder. "Yeah, I bet your tongue slipped right into his mouth!" Tiffany teased. I loved Tiffany holy moses that woman she tries her best to push Amanda in the right direction but will Amanda make the right choice and give Adam a chance? I don't know you have to read it and find out!!!!! Excellent job Melanie James!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! The auther does a great job with the main characters and you are completly feeling everything they do. Great story!
StaciBeagleSB More than 1 year ago
Author Melanie James did a wonderful and amazing job with her first ever book! The innocent young nurse Amanda, who despises Valentine’s Day, gets blindsided when she receives a patient named Adam.  A young officer who was shot in the line of duty. Will he be the one to change her mind on love? I recommend this book! You should grab your copy today. I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more wonderful things  from Melanie James! Great job Melanie!! Thank you for such a wonderful story!!
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
new author Melanie James and her first book hit it out of the ball park and then some. this is a truly lovely romance story about a cop(Adam) and a nurse(Amanda) coming together and finding love. both characters show such true feeling and emotions and it comes out in this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. The humor in it is great and the story line really draws you in. I sure hope there is more about Amanda and Adam in time to come. I strongly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, short read just in time for Valentine's Day.  Super sweet sexy characters!  A must read for any contemporary romance fans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Melanie has a way of drawing you into the story. You feel as if you know the the characters intimately. The chemistry between Adam and Amanda is amazing. Their story is one filled with humor, hope and lots of heat!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Melanie James sure knows how to write a good story. She draws you in fast with her amazing characters and story line. Adam and Amanda are both easy to fall in love with. Once you start reading, you won't want to put it down until you finish it. Adam is a young man who took on the responsibility of taking care of his younger sister after their parents died in a car crash. Amanda is just a single young woman who has suffered her own share of losses and has never been in love and thinks Valentine's Day is for people who've been "dropped on their heads". When the two meet, it's like the world and everyone in it just moves aside. I won't tell you much more, except... You NEED to read this. This story will pull at your heart strings and having you cheering at the end.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
Brand New Author and Brand New Book and It simply ROCKS We have Adam Jennings a young guy / cop who has been raising his sister Jenny for about 10 years since the death of their parents by a drunk driver.  Adam and his partner and best friend Jake are out on beat one  morning and stop to grab some coffee but something just isn’t right.  After entering the store shots ring out and Adam has been hit and of course all goes dark for him. A nurse named Amanda who is young doesn’t believe in the hype of Valentine’s Day. She has spent most of her life caring for her ailing parents who both now have passed on.  She has never dated really. Enter one sexy injured cop who is going to sweep her right off her feet J And that’s all I am giving you as I don’t want to give it all away ..Go buy this short but OH so sexy and HOT book and read for yourself. The book is well written, the story line flows very smoothly, Its very tastefully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, this isn’t a complete book. It’s a very good preview of two books to come. I found some issues with parts of the story, but since this is the writer's first book, I'll wait to see what else is produced. I'd read her again.