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Book 1 of 4 in the Matthews Sisters Series

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5 STARS! Michelle M. Pillow, has captured this reader with [Bit buy the Bug], and reached unbelievable heights. Her ability to make a plot move along smoothly, mold characters, and build the stories around them is remarkable." --Sime~Gen Reviews

"4 ANGELS! Michelle M. Pillow's fluid writing and humorous dialogue really made the characters stand out and I was hooked." --Fallen Angel Reviews

"Wonderful erotic romance" --The Best Reviews, Jan 2007

"The amusing story line is funny, whimsical and hot [and] Sub- genre fans will enjoy this fine heated contemporary due to the lead couple while seeking other pillow romances." --The Best Reviews, January 8, 2007

"4 HEARTS! A great story, the sex scenes were hot and sensual and over all great entertainment. " --Love Romances, 2007

"5 Stars! With Michelle pillow's special trademark of shrewd wit, intense passion and deep thoughts, expressed by the characters on every page, her Fierce Competition is irresistable." -- Amelia Richard CataRomance "Sexy and passionate, with humor laced throughout and topped off with an unltimately emotional connection." -- Leigh Rowling Romantic Times "A perfect blend of emotion, tension, hot sex and fascinating and sympathetic characters, and the writing is superb." RT BOOKclub Magazine

From the Author

Matthews Sisters Series
Bit by the Bug
Along for the Ride
Recipe for Disaster
Degrees of Passion
Cheek Imprint Single Titles
Fierce Competition
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352340843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352340849
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,370,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times (#8) & USA Today Bestselling Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Bestselling dragon-shifter/cat-shifter romance series: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var

The impatiently awaited installment!
Space Lords: His Fire Maiden

The MacGregor boys are back!
*Warlocks MacGregor 2: Spellbound

*Lords of the Abyss 4
*Captured by a Dragon-Shifter: Stranded with the Cajun

*#8 NYT/USAT Bestseller: Captured by a Dragon-Shifter: Determined Prince
*The Dragon's Queen(Dragon-shifter)
*Captured by a Dragon-Shifter: Rebellious Prince

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Author of All Things Romance

As long as she can remember, Michelle has had a strange fascination with anything supernatural and sci-fi. After discovering historical romance novels, it was only natural that the supernatural and love/romance elements should someday meet in her wonderland of a brain. She's glad they did for their children have been pouring onto the computer screen ever since.

Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She's addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be in a horror movie as 1. A zombie or 2. The expendable screaming chick who gets it in the beginning credits. But for the most part she can be found writing in her office with a cup of coffee in pajama pants.

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-- Additional Information --
Dragon Lords: Barbarian Prince - Bestselling Futuristic Romance

Maiden and the Monster - Award Winning Historical Romance

Divinity Warriors: Lilith Enraptured - Alternate Reality Romance

Tribes of the Vampire: Redeemer of Shadows - Dark Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Realm Immortal: King of the Unblessed - Fantasy Romance

Matthews Sisters: Bit by the Bug - Light Contemporary Romance

She is a multi-published, award winning author writing in many romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal. She has been #1 on Amazon's Author Rank and on Amazon bestseller lists multiple times, nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers' Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist. Michelle has titles with The Raven Books, Pocket Books, Random House, Virgin Books, Adam's Media, Samhain Publishing, Running Press, Entangled Publishing and more.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on January 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
Kat Matthews, a starving artist photographer, is stunned when she is propositioned by a rich couple while on vacation in Vale, Colorado. Yet when they throw out the lure of an exclusive interview and show with one of New York's most prestigious galleries, she's also interested. How hard could it be? All she has to do is date their nerdy sounding son and at the same time help him to be a better date after she's gone. Easy, right? Until she actually meets Dr. Vincent Richmond, then things really get interesting.

Once again I am amazed at Ms. Pillow's writing ability. Not only is she able to tell a wonderful story with Bit by the Bug, she also brings it to life. The characters are vibrant and realistic and almost leap off the page. Kat and Vincent are so opposite that it's really surprising how well they compliment each other. Their relationship sizzles just below the surface as Vincent deals with his shyness and Kat with her guilt over taking the job. Once they acknowledge their feelings and act upon them though, the story really heats up. Vincent really comes out of his shell and shows a truly sexy side that surprised and delighted me. Several interesting secondary characters also liven up this truly fantastic story, paving the way for future books. I'd love to discover what happens with Kat's four sisters. If you're looking for a fun-filled, sizzling story, pick up Bit by the Bug and enjoy.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fairy Queen on August 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
i found this book very refreshing to read and it seem to have a little bit of everything, i laughed ALOT, i worried, i rolled my eyes over the antics of the hero.

Michelle Pillow seemed to have the wonderful ability to make me fall completely in love with both the heroine and the hero and to follow all the twists and turns of the relationship and the heroines complete confusion on how to deal with a absent minded professor.

i usually dont review much but i decided to for this book, it really was quiet different from all the other things i have been reading lately and the characters a truely charming

i dare you to read it and not fall in love with them, im definately going to collect the series
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Dane on September 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
Folks if you haven't read any of Michelle Pillow's books you're missing out. She writes across several genres and kicks butt at all of them. Bit By The Bug is a contemporary erotic romance that doesn't fail to entertain.

Pillow gives us a fabulously intellectual hero (oh how I love smart men) who's geeky and sexy all at once (not done enough and geeks are so sexy) and a smart, silly and warm heroine. Their chemistry is wonderful and tangible and the story is heartwarming as well as funny.

I loved the interactions between Kat and her sisters and also, the reality of what it's like to be a working person who's trying to make her dreams come true.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heather Watkins on September 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Another good book for Pillow. As a fan of her Dragon Lords and Lords of the Var Series, I think this series is going to be great.

Kat Matthews is on vacation with her mother. She has a meeting with an elder couple who has hired her to "date" her son in exchange for her big dream as a photographer. Their son is a "bug" scientist and never gets out in the real world.

There is a twist to the contract though-Kat has to get Dr. Vincent Richmond to ask her out, she cannot. Kat eventually takes a job with him and tensions are high. She fantisizes about him all the time as well as he. But both do they know that they are each equally attracted to one another and they think the other dislikes them.

How is she going to get him to ask her? She consoles with her sisters and family. Is there anything that comes between them? Does she leave her job? What about her sisters, does one of them become attracted to him? Do Kat and doc fall in love?

You have to read the novel to get the answers you need. There are some really hot scenes in this book that will leave you wanting more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theresa D. on August 12, 2011
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I was a little sad at how short this book was (for the price) but have to say it was a great read. The entire story was cute and i loved the relationship between the sisters and parents. I fell in love with Vincent what a guy! Gosh he's the stuff wet dreams are made of. lol
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