Does this ring make my ass look big?
Izzy Strong has grown weary of the loser guys of L.A., having ditched the latest, a guy who couldn't seem to look up from his ESPN app to conduct a meaningful conversation. He'd followed on the heels of a lifeguard obsessed with sharks, a waiter who bragged far too often about serving the Kardashians, and a foot fetishist who demanded she wear sandals while vacationing at a ski resort in the dead of winter. So when she hears about a charming man from the remote Montana town where her best friend Zoey lives who's holding a contest to give away the very expensive ring from his failed engagement, she hightails it to Bristol, Montana to see if he's as bighearted as her friend claims he is. Too bad she finds out immediately that he's a thoughtless jerk who hasn't the common decency to even curb his dog.
Sully Forester is ready to let go of the last remaining ties to his long-term relationship with a fiancé who ditched him weeks before their wedding: the engagement ring. When he decides to hold a contest to flat-out give the pricy bauble to the person who persuades him he's most deserving of it, he has no idea of the craziness he'll be unleashing in his adopted town of Bristol, Montana. Beginning with being wrongfully accosted by a cranky shrew of a woman who flips out on him for his dog's transgressions, even when his dog isn't the culprit. Thank goodness he'll never see her again.
About the Author
Thank you so much for reading my books! I hope you'll find some that keep you from doing the dishes, or vacuuming, or maybe even cause you to stay up later than you'd planned to (although I covet my sleep, so I'd feel guilty if I was to blame for that too often!).
I'm the author of SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, winner of Romantic Times/Dorchester Publishing's American Title III contest, bestseller SLIM TO NONE, the IT'S REIGNING MEN contemporary romance series, including SOMETHING IN THE HEIR, HEIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW, BAD TO THE THRONE, LOVE IS IN THE HEIR and SHAME OF THRONES (book 6, THRONE FOR A LOOP, comes out in March); ANYWHERE BUT HERE; WHERE THE HEART IS; the memoir BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS; the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET; two contemporary romances as Erin Delany: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, & COMPROMISING POSITIONS. I have a funny dog story in I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP. And I've got many more novels in the works!
I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, Marie-Claire.com, and on NPR's Day to Day. I honed my fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs I've held have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that I wasn't cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably my highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (once being Prince Charles' photographer in Washington!). Oh I'm also the volunteer coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival, which is a great one!
I live in Virginia with my husband and a small menagerie; we have three grown children, one of whom lives in Australia and I dream of visiting her there. I love all things Italian, regularly fantasize about traveling to exotic locales, and feel a little bit guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An interesting read, and the first I have read by this author. There were moments of humor, moments of angst, moments of heat, and an instant attraction. Sully was a genuine guy, honest and kind. Izzy was a city girl, guarded and rushing about. Izzy slowed down and realized what she actually needed. I recommend this story as I really enjoyed it. I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.