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  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Elaine Raco Chase (September 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FEDS1A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you like sassy, laugh out loud, contemporary romances - some more explicit than others - you have found the right author!

Reviewers have called them: "cat & mouse" - "slow burn" - "hot and steamy" - "highly addicting" - "solid characters & lots of humor" - "amazing reads!"

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And Special Delivery, which has been on audibles erotic romance bestseller list since its debut in August, 2012, was #4 out of 10 Top reviewed romance novels for 2012! (PS it was the only audiobook not from a major publishing house!) narrators: award-winning team of Destiny Landon & Lee James from Bella Czar Productions.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Linda Eble Swain on October 15, 2012
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This was just a delicious treat. The way Ms. Chase develops her characters, the likability of Amanda and Lucas is amazing, the unexpected chemistry that both experience gives the reader something that they will need to see to the end. And when a handsome addition comes on the scene . . .OMG you will be breathless to see what happens next. Of all the books of Ms. Chase that I have read, I have to say that this is my favorite (so far!) If you are new to this wonderful author, this would be in my opinion a great introduction. You won't be disappointed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pam Godwin on November 29, 2012
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Nostalgia is what led me to this 80's romance. I miss the era of curvy figures and hair out to here. This is a simple, innocent, push-and-pull love story between friends that occasionally shines due to flirty interactions and characterizations provided through flashbacks. As a rule, I loathe flashbacks, but these were brief, and without them the story wouldn't have had much character context. This book is the perfect constitution of detail for fashion designers or interior decorators, regardless of the era. There are pages and pages dedicated to the description of clothing and furniture. But for the general romance reader, I don't think it meets modern expectations. Ms Chase devoted more words to inanimate objects than character attributes. The writing overall was skillful, however, I was put off by the disembodied appendages. The hand did this. The eye rolled this way. The lips tilted. Phrasing the action beats this way, losing the pronouns, just made me feel more disjointed from the characters. The result: a story that could have been better laid, wound up only kind of.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By willowtree on January 30, 2013
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A beautifully written, steamy, romantic read. Interesting because of the era and the fashion angle, it also pulls you along into the lovely, fun, relationships between the characters. I enjoyed the descriptions of both the fashion and the feel of New Orleans in this story. There's everything you might want in a romantic comedy, including the love triangle. Original, and with threads of fate taking over lives, this book is very entertaining and I enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Mahoney on March 5, 2013
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A twinge of bronchitis is trying to grip me, thus it is time to cancelled plans, get cozy under the covers and drink honey tea and rest. The restless spirit cannot sleep, pulled out the kindle and with the finger flick through tbr file.

Stop at an attractive cover of a romantic lure; Best Laid Plans. By Elaine Raco Chase, open to the first page and found my soothing distraction.

It starts with an ambitious young woman orchestrating a cancer fundraiser as a fashion designer of the setting of New Orleans. She flashes back in time and had plans to be the best fashion designer of NY and Paris and planned to owed her own boutique in eight years, and now her dreams were achieved.

He, her best friend come to visits her to offer her attractive proposition. They thought back of the memories when they attended NYU and when she was she is team up with her orientation buddy and he is a hard headed Texan who was studying to be a lawyer. Through the tumult bonding of college, they discover a safe harbour in each other company through the college and lives woes.

They lost touch with each other as their lives become busy and yet know with insight when they need each other, and come back together. This time the friend is be her lifeline. The plot is set in elegant scenery of NY, Paris, New Orleans and Texas.

The author has the touch of written details, to be attractive and descriptive of the surrounding, and culture and traditions of each location, it is like you are sitting in a cafe in Paris or New Orleans, and enjoying that latte and watching the artists and others enjoying life. Witness their interactions as they are discussing personal issues among old friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tantegloryglo on January 23, 2013
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This was a very enjoyable read. The basic premise of this book is that we can plan all we want but sometimes fate intervenes to change everything; in love that change can be really great.
Amanda Wyatt and Lucas Crosse have been best friends since her freshman year at college. Lucas , as an upperclassman had been her mentor and the two of them hit it off. The story begins years later after she has become a successful business woman in her chosen field of fashion. She owns a very elegant dress shop in New Orleans. Lucas meanwhile has finished law school and has thriving practice in Texas. They have remained friends over the years and stayed in each others lives. Things change when Amanda reaches a point where she has to make some decisions about expanding her business or keeping it as it is. When she talks to Lucas he offers her the chance to take a vacation from her business to think things over;he has a new home in Texas and he would like for her to use her skills to decorate it and make his house a real home. Lucas has ulterior motives because over the years he has come to understand that he loves her and want's to present his case to her. When she arrives to begin work on the house, she begins to suspect that maybe her feelings for him is more than friendship. Now enter Wade Loyd a Texan she meets at a party and to whom she takes an instant like. Amanda soon finds that she has to make big decisions about not only her business but which man she wants to spend her life with. She finally decides and for me the chose the right one. I loved the authors descriptions of New Orleans and I really liked Lucas and Amanda and adding Wade into the mix added just the right amount of tension.
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