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I don’t care how much billionaire Roman Cadwell pushes ALL my buttons, I am not dating him

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

 

About Face
Love in the Suburbs #1
by D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My grandma is trying to hook me up.
To be painfully specific, my seventy-five-year-old grandmother thinks a little hanky-panky would cheer me up. Direct quote. Since I’m currently living with her, I can’t escape the endless line of grandchildren of friends who keep ‘dropping by’ for dinner. Literally, I can’t escape. I can barely manage the trek to the dining room at this point.
While Grandma’s determined to find me a husband, I’m determined to learn how to walk again so I can walk away from her matchmaking skills. Spoiler alert: She has no matchmaking skills.
But then I get a brilliant idea. I can fake date my physical therapist. Only he wants a real date. Gulp. A real date with me? Is he for real? I’m no longer the stylish girl with the glamorous job. Now, I’m a woman with a shattered leg and a scarred face.
If I’m going to learn to live with my new reality and give love a chance, my attitude needs to do an about-face. Easier said than done.
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At Arm’s Length
Love in the Suburbs #2
Jackson Schmidt is the biggest jerkity jerk ever. They should totally erect a statue to commemorate his jerkityness, jerkdom— Uggh! There are literally not enough words for ‘jerk’ to depict the man.
Unfortunately, Jackson is also the most gorgeous specimen of manhood I’ve ever laid eyes on. One look at him and I want to jump and climb him like a tree. But whenever he opens his mouth, his status as the biggest bastard on the planet is immediately reinstated. It’s impossible for the man to say anything remotely nice – at least not to me. To my best friend, though? To her, he’s Mr. Perfect Gentleman. Did I mention he’s carrying a torch for my engaged best friend?
My libido does not give one flying hoot Jackson is a dick who has a crush on my bestie. Nope. Not at all. No matter how much of a schmuck the man is – and trust me he takes schmuck to the next level – I continue to pant after him like a nerdy freshman crushing on the prom king. If I want to keep my sanity, I’m going to have to keep Jackson at arm’s length.
Sanity is totally overrated.
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Hands Off
Love in the Suburbs #3
I am done with men. D – O – N – E. DONE!
I don’t care how much billionaire Roman Cadwell pushes (and, oh boy, does the sexy man push ALL my buttons), I am not dating him. Especially not when he’s wearing a golden band around his ring finger. I do not get involved with married men. Call it my line in the sand. If a man can’t be faithful, I want not one single thing to do with him.
But what if Roman isn’t really married? What then? No, no, no. I will not fall into Lying McLiarson’s trap.
Only every time the man touches me, my body forgets I’m a good girl and wants to give in. Hands off, Mr. Lying Pants, before I forget I’m a good girl.
Although – no one said I had to be a good girl forever.
Author’s Note: This romantic comedy contains absolutely, positively NO cheating. None. But it does have a whole bunch of witty dialogue and a super sweet happily ever after. And maybe more drama than the author originally intended. What can she say? The characters have minds of their own.
Hands Off is book 3 of the Love in the Suburbs series but can be read as a standalone.
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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom’s Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
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The wreckage of failed relationships is everywhere. Darlene and Juan face near-impossible odds

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
None
of Our Hands Are Clean
by
Ralph Thompson Jr.
Genre:
Christian Romance 
 
 
Juan
Smith is a young man looking for love, in a world where the concept
of romance has lost much of its luster. Darlene Brown is a young lady
trying to understand God’s purpose for her future. Surrounded by a
world that sees romance as old-fashioned, can these two make “it”
work? How do people address the question “who’s the right one for
you?” The wreckage of failed relationships is everywhere. Darlene
and Juan face near-impossible odds. How do they get to know each
other, and how will they learn whether or not they should be a
couple?
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Ralph
Thompson, Jr. was born and reared in Memphis, Tennessee. During his
childhood, he saw up close the impact of the civil rights movement.
These world-changing events permanently informed his perspective and
his writing.
He
accepted Christ as a teenager, and like many has seen ups and downs
in the years since.
Later,
a search for further meaning in his life led to his joining the U.S.
Air Force, where he served 26 years. He’s a veteran of operations
like Just Cause, DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Southern Watch, and
Enduring Freedom.
Thompson
has a daughter/son-in-law, a son, and a granddaughter who all live
out west. He serves in his church, the Memphis community, and with
his fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).
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Rick’s careless and thoughtless actions bring tragic results, yet he still believes God endorsed his plan

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Revenger
by
Ralph Thompson Jr.
Genre:
Christian Suspense
 
 
Rick
Bass is a junior at a southern commuter college. When he meets
Elenore he is immediately attracted to her reserved yet captivating
ways. When Rick finds himself in a dangerous situation far beyond his
ability to cope, he uses drastic measures that change the direction
of his otherwise dull, uneventful life and may cause him the girl of
his dreams. Rick’s careless and thoughtless actions bring tragic
results, yet he still believes God endorsed his plan. From the writer
of “None of Our Hands Are Clean,” Ralph Thompson, Jr. tells a
story of a young man who knows of God but is unsure about God’s
direction in his life when things get out of hand. Is God truly the
orchestrator when one choice leads to a life time of consequences?

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Ralph
Thompson, Jr. was born and reared in Memphis, Tennessee. During his
childhood, he saw up close the impact of the civil rights movement.
These world-changing events permanently informed his perspective and
his writing.
He
accepted Christ as a teenager, and like many has seen ups and downs
in the years since.
Later,
a search for further meaning in his life led to his joining the U.S.
Air Force, where he served 26 years. He’s a veteran of operations
like Just Cause, DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Southern Watch, and
Enduring Freedom.
Thompson
has a daughter/son-in-law, a son, and a granddaughter who all live
out west. He serves in his church, the Memphis community, and with
his fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).
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FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences by GAIL M BAUGNIET

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

This is a great story about health policies and an insurance adjuster who investigates the people who submit claims. The story is not new, but the twists shown by Gail take a refreshing point of view. The tale is well presented and the writing is easy to follow. I would have to say it is pleasantly done, clean, and intriguing.

This book relates the story of Pepper Bibeau, a war veteran become insurance adjuster. She has seen first hand what war can do to young men’s lives and has dealt with her own war scars. She is sent to Chicago to investigate a possible fraud involving a doctor and the policy of a family he has treated. Pepper also needs to look into the background of the Tuarence couple. It is a case where the woman was killed by her husband and drugs may have played a big role. (more…)