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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL--a Second-Chances Sweet Romance [Kindle Edition]

Janet Wellington
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL--a Second Chances Sweet Romance

Wonderful book with characters that you can really care about. ~ Amazon reader Robin M.

It really puts emphasis on what is really important in life and the people in our life that should be our priority. ~ Amazon reader Bettye R.

"It was very easy to fall into this story and the characters. I laughed out loud in a few parts and even got misty eyed in others. For anyone who likes sweet romance, this story is for you. ~ Avid Reader.

PRAISE FOR OTHER BOOKS BY JANET WELLINGTON
"Janet's in depth descriptions of feelings and actions is incredible." ~ Amazon reader Maynardg

"...great story, written very well. Hope to see more written by Janet." ~ Amazon reader Bettye J. Rollins.

"...characters seemed like people in my own life that I could relate to...and that I'd want to be friends with... I'll be searching out Janet's other books to read." ~ Amazon reader Ann Marie

"Exceptional prose, great descriptions. Janet Wellington is a true story teller." ~ Amazon reader Maire

STORY DESCRIPTION


...she's done everything to hide her past...

Angie Fletcher has worked hard to put her Midwest farmer's daughter image behind her, happily replacing it with a move to San Diego and landing her dream job as a sophisticated up and coming TV reporter at KSUN. She even has a fiancé who totally understands her and her career goals. Everything is perfect until she's assigned to cover a community gardening project--definitely not the hard news assignment she's been hoping for. She does her best to grit her teeth and just get through it, but when she meets long-haired, devastatingly handsome and mysterious Jason Macdonald, owner of Green Zone--the subject of her assignments--he manages to get under her skin in a way she doesn't want and can barely handle. But, hey, she's a professional, right? So what if his casual touch makes her stomach do somersaults?

...he'll do anything to forget his past...

Jason Macdonald has thrown his heart and soul into his new business--helping urban neighborhoods reclaim land and create thriving community gardens. It's a far cry from his former fast-paced life when he ran an exclusive landscape architect business. He's done with working 24/7 and he's especially done with women who are career driven over everything else. He's buried his past, including some heartaches that will never heal...and he's finally found his own patch of paradise and loves the new business he's in. When he learns the new KSUN reporter is resisting covering his new business, he's ready to set her straight. She's everything he expects--type-A all the way...but he also suspects she's hiding something. When she lets her guard down, he sees a glimpse of the real Angie. But what is she hiding...and why does he care so much?

As their attraction builds and they are forced to work together, will Angie and Jason each face their pasts in order to open up their hearts to an unexpected future?

Buy this ebook and a percentage of the author's royalties will go to the American Heart Association--Go Red For Women! Did you know that heart disease kills one in three women each year? That's approximately one woman every minute. Have a good read and help the American Heart Association!

Published by Grantitude Press, where every book includes a donation by the author to a designated charity. For UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, the designated charity is the American Heart Association: heart.org


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Dear Reader:

I was kind of surprised when UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ended up being what's called a "sweet romance" and is definitely "G-rated."  As I was writing the story I kept waiting for Jason and Angie to, well, succumb to temptation, but it never happened. For me, them not having sex felt right for the way these characters developed. Angie is kind of innocent, and her naivete about life and thinking she's "in control" actually allowed her to at least control one thing: no sex before marriage. It's what fit her character.

I fell totally in love with Jason as soon as he appeared on the page...he's definitely a "wounded hero"--one who believes he won't ever fall in love again. And that's okay with him.  He's worked hard to make his life rewarding--he's already taken the time to reexamine his priorities and is pretty content. He truly feels he doesn't need a woman in his world. Until he meets Angie.

So, this is a story about fated people--Angie and Jason are meant to be together, and that's what's so fun to write--expecially when they don't agree!

The subplots in the story really are special to me as well.  I do tend to write about dealing with relationships--and in this story, the focus is on parents.

I also hope you will be touched by the theme: the past doesn't have to trap you...and how important it is to acknowledge and learn from the past rather than either keeping it hidden or ignoring it completely. I truly believe the past is meant to teach us, even though the lessons may be painful.

I love to hear from readers, so feel free to send me a note.  And if you'd like to be on my once-in-awhile contact list, please let me know.  mail (at) janetwellington (dot) com or visit my author Facebook page facebook.com/JanetWellingtonBooks

That's all for now,

Janet Wellington

About the Author

I feel like I have been a writer all my life--as cliché as that sounds, even to me!--from childhood essays that ended up in the Sunday School bulletin, to long-ago burned journals (I hate that I did that!), to love-sick poems written on napkins while having a glass or three of wine, to newsletters and articles and press releases written on-the-job, and finally to happily-ever-after romances that I love love love writing!

As an award-winning author of four print-published novels via traditional publishers, I have now happily embraced the ebook revolution and am delighted to be on the indie path.  I'm tellin' ya, the freedom is exhilarating!

So, what makes me different than the skads of other romance writers?  I think my romances offer a little "something extra"--whether it's really interesting secondary characters with their own arching subplots, unique and detailed settings, or research that translates into unexpected facts sprinkled in.  Whatever it is, my stories do seem to translate into something even first time romance readers enjoy!  Nothing makes me happier than to read a review from a reader who was surprised by how much the story touched him or her.  And, do realize that your reviews on Amazon are GOLDEN to indie authors, so do leave a sentence or two after you've read an ebook!

My debut ebook,  HOMECOMING-a Wisconsin reunion romance, has over 200 5-star reviews AND Homecoming was a 2013 Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest!). Check my author page at Amazon for more romances and women's fiction stories!

Also, all my ebooks include a donation of my royalties to a designated charity, a different one for each ebook (my way to pay it forward!). I use the company name of Grantitude (grant + gratitude) Press, and you'll see the GP logo on each of my ebooks.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2405 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grantitude Press--Where Every Book Includes a Gift (a percentage of the author's royalties goes to a designated charity) (November 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B95V7JS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Romance... April 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Wonderful book with characters that you can really care about. The gardening and art aspects provide a perfect backdrop for this delightful story. The writing is fun and moves the story along quickly. Very enjoyable.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close up and Personal February 16, 2013
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Great book, it really puts emphasize on what is really important in life and the people in our life that should be our priority. I am very blessed to know the author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet nice romance October 13, 2013
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I really enjoy the relationships we explore in this book. I also like a nice sweet romance where sex is not what it all comes down to!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up Close and Personal August 22, 2013
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Terrific book. Perfect story and enjoyed the myriad stories within the story. Really liked that Ms. Wellington kept the theme to love and innocent life changes. Look forward to reading more of her work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great story August 21, 2013
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The characters draw you in and you fall in love! In no time you want to be with these characters- they become your friends and you miss them when it ends, but you can't help but feel great about their happy ever after!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely A Keeper August 17, 2013
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Just read my THIRD Janet Wellington book this week and each one was my favorite!!! UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL was a page turner just like the first two I read...and all the subplots just added to the excitement. I am so glad I discovered a new author and can't wait to read her next book! Write fast Janet!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up close August 2, 2013
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I loved everything about this book I had a very hard time putting this book down, I was upset the she was so stubborn but then was so happy when Derek broke it off with her and then she finally realized she love Jason
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed it! April 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A very nice, rated G story with multiple original subplots that fit perfectly, together. Don't let the rated G stop you~ it works, for this story. An easy escape read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok book
Published 2 months ago by S. Lever
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT BOOK
Published 2 months ago by SHARON G.
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
This was a very easy read. Sweet, romantic, and thoughtful characters who were really brought to life by the writer. Definitely worth reading.
Published 5 months ago by Missbugsolena2
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!!!
Very good book, loved the way it turned out. Janet nailed it with this book. She is a very talented writer!
Published 8 months ago by Wendy
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick and fun read.
I enjoyed this story...it contained all the necessary elements and a few unexpected twists. As an art lover I liked the addition of the sculpture pieces to bring the protagonists... Read more
Published 9 months ago by 3 boys and a girl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good romance.
Angie is a farm girl at heart but is hiding it because she's a reporter in the city. She's engaged to a co worker. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Carol Holtz
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one from Janet Wellington!!
Another great read, couldn't put it down, and sure hated when it ended. What a great romance and such a wholesome read, I loved the characters and the story line of Jason and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by G.E.M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet romance
Another hit from Janet Wellington! Had me hooked right from the start and I finished it in a few hours. Loved all the characters and it never lost my interest. Read more
Published 11 months ago by macicat
5.0 out of 5 stars well crafted
This was a well crafted story, uncluttered with too many sub plots and sex, it didn't need it. I am a sucker for happy endings. I am collecting as many as I can right now.
Published 12 months ago by Edward Frowine
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Such a sweet romantic love. More love stories should be told so beautifully , the stories do not have to have jump into bed. There's more to true love
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

I feel like I have been a writer all my life--as cliché as that sounds, even to me!--from childhood essays that ended up in the Sunday School bulletin, to long-ago burned journals (I hate that I did that!), to love-sick poems written on napkins while having a glass or three of wine, to newsletters and articles and press releases written on-the-job, and finally to happily-ever-after romances that I love love love writing!

As an award-winning author of four print-published novels via traditional publishers, I have now happily embraced the ebook revolution and am delighted to be on the indie path. I'm tellin' ya, the freedom is exhilarating!

So, what makes me different than the skads of other romance writers? I think my romances offer a little "something extra"--whether it's really interesting secondary characters with their own arching subplots, unique and detailed settings, or research that translates into unexpected facts sprinkled in. Whatever it is, my stories do seem to translate into something even first time romance readers enjoy! Nothing makes me happier than to read a review from a reader who was surprised by how much the story touched him or her.

And, please realize that your reviews on Amazon are GOLDEN to indie authors, so I always encourage readers to leave a sentence or two after you've read an ebook!

My debut ebook, HOMECOMING-a Wisconsin Reunion Romance, now has over 200 5-star reviews, averaging 4.6 stars out of 5. It also was a 2013 Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and garnered a very nice review from Publishers Weekly!).

I am thrilled with readers' responses to my stories and I'm 100% hooked on writing more ebooks! You'll find 2 more romances on my Janet Wellington author page (UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, COWBOY FOR SALE), and a women's fiction novel (BECOMING LULU). And, for fun, I created a pictorial ebook that features all the cats I met during a trip to Italy where I spoke at the Women's Fiction Festival in Matera (CATS OF ITALY/GATTI d'ITALIA). What's to come? I'll be sharing more romances and some paranormals!!

Also, all my ebooks include a donation of my royalties to a designated charity, a different one for each ebook (my way to pay it forward!). For my ebooks I use the company name of Grantitude (grant + gratitude) Press, and you'll see the GP logo on each of my ebook covers. You're helping a great non-profit organization with each ebook you purchase--thank you!!

I love to hear from readers, and you can stay in touch with me at: mail@janetwellington.com and at my author Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JanetWellingtonBooks (where every Friday is Pie Day!). You can also read more about me and my stories at www.janetwellington.com

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