A PIECE OF…
Justin Connelly hated
participating in a barbaric
bachelor auction. But the
cause was good, so in his
black tux he swaggered
down the runway, and the bids piled up. Until finally
he was going, going, gone…to his secretary?
Kimberly Lindgren burned when Justin looked at
her, melted when their bodies touched. The efficient
assistant soon turned wanton woman—and indulged
her fantasy of one night with her drop-dead gorgeous
boss. But Kim discovered she couldn't give her virgin
heart in the dark of night and take it back in the
light of day.…
About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Metsy Hingle says writing romance novels seemed a perfect career choice for her since she grew up in one of the world's most romantic citiesNew Orleans.
"I'm a true romantic who believes there's nothing more powerful or empowering than the love between a man and a woman. That's why I enjoy writing about people who face life's challenges and triumph with laughter and love."
Dubbed by Romantic Times Magazine as "... destined to be a major voice in series romance," Metsy has gone on to make that prediction a reality, with her books frequently appearing on bestseller lists and garnering awardsamong them the RWA's prestigious Golden Heart Award and a W.I.S.H. Award from Romantic Times Magazine.
She has also been nominated twice by Romantic Times for a Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Silhouette Desirein 1997 for The Kidnapped Bride and in 1999 for Secret Agent Dad. In addition, she is also a 1999 nominee for a Career Achievement Award for Series Love and Laughter.
Known for creating powerful and passionate stories, Metsy's own life reads like the plot of a romance novelfrom her early years in an orphanage and foster care to her long, happy marriage to her husband Jim and the rearing of their four children. Her books are always among readers' favorites, and with good reason, claims New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown who says, "Metsy Hingle delivers hot sex, humor, and heart... everything a reader could wish for!"
As much as Metsy loves being an author, it's her role as wife and mother that she holds most dear. Since turning in her business suits and fast-paced life in the hotel and public relations arena to pursue writing full-time, she admits to sneaking away to spend time in her rose garden or to slipping into the kitchen to cook up Creole dishes for her ever-expanding familyboth the two-legged and four-legged variety.
Metsy resides across the lake from her native New Orleans with her husband Jim, two bossy toy poodles, a tortoiseshell cat and a 16-pound black cat. According to Metsy one of the greatest joys of being an author is hearing from readers. She would love to hear from you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ms. Hingle just keeps getting better and better. I loved the characters in this book so much that I read it in one sitting. It has everything I look for in a Desire! Now I have to wait until December for her next book Behind The Mask to be released!!!
Though it is a charitable auction to raise money for the widows and surviving children of slain police officers, business mogul Justin Connelly prefers not to be sold to the highest bidder as a hunk of beef. Still his sister Tara Connelly Paige and his assistant Kim Lindgren manage to eliminate his last obstacle forcing Justin to join the male sale. Tara also forces Kim to attend the auction as her guest. Kim is alone in the world since her only known relative her mother died so she finds the extended Connelly crowd overwhelming yet fascinating, but she also loves Justin and has so for several months. Tara manipulates the situation further by persuading a reluctant Kim to bid on Justin. Kim wins the date with Justin for the fifteen thousand that Tara put up. Tara knows that Kim loves her brother and she thinks her sibling reciprocates. On that date Justin treats Kim like a lasting treasure, but she wonders will he still love her tomorrow? The latest Connelly brood contemporary romance engages the audience from the moment bullish yet petite Tara charges like a fullback into Justin¿s office. The story line never loses steam as matchmaking marionette Tara pulls the strings that enables the reader to understand the delightfully charming lead couple as well as insight into this key secondary protagonist. And the Winner is the fans, as Metsy Hingle keeps the pressure high for Kathryn Jensen to match or exceed her with her July Connelly entry. Harriet Klausner