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The Divorce Party (The Delicious De Campos Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Hayward
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"You threw your fifty-thousand-dollar engagement ring off the Brooklyn Bridge?"  

Lilly shows up to her lavish divorce party with one goal in mind—to leave as quickly as possible minus a husband! Except he has other plans…and Riccardo De Campo isn't easy to say "no" to.  

Forced back into Riccardo's glittering, gossip-fueled world, the price of perfection is still too high and Lilly's old insecurities resurface. An unexpected consequence of their reunion raises the stakes even higher, and the media's golden couple must finally confront the truth behind the headlines. 

Congratulations to Jennifer Hayward, winner of Harlequin's 2012 So You Think You Can Write competition! 



Editorial Reviews

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"Hayward's debut is filled with emotion. The arrogant alpha hero complements and inflames the vulnerable yet steely heroine, and an articulate narrative mixes ribald humour with tense drama and presents the searing lovemaking to perfection." - Romantic Times Magazine 4.5 star review

"This book shows none of the signs of a debut author. It's polished, has terrific flow and sticks to the Harlequin Presents sensibility while offering a slightly more evolved hero and a truly entertaining, quick read. I'm really looking forward to reading more from you, I think you've got a really bright future in the genre." - Dear Author - September 2013 Recommended Read

About the Author

JENNIFER HAYWARD has been a fan of romance since filching her sister’s novels to escape her teenaged angst. Her career in journalism and PR, including years of working alongside powerful, charismatic CEOs and traveling the world, has provided perfect fodder for the fast-paced, sexy stories she likes to write, always with a touch of humour. A native of Canada’s gorgeous East coast, Jennifer lives in Toronto with her Viking husband and young Viking-in-training.

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  • File Size: 484 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Presents (October 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CFX3AN4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Divorce Party October 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Lily wants a divorce even though she loves her husband. It is time to end it she believes she can't take any more of the high society judgements. Ricardo doesn't want a divorce to him his marriage is far from over. So he is not giving up without a fight though it will be a fight for his love. He makes a stipulation of sorts with Lily to give him time to woo her again. In the process they both learn more about each other, as well as learn to be more open to each other. It is a lovely story of overcoming relationship issues to save a loving and passionate marriage. I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Divorce Party October 28, 2013
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The Divorce Party was a wonderfully-written book. It is hard to believe this is Jennifer Hayward's first published book. Lilly and Riccardo's story will leave all readers wanting more. Imagine having a man love you so much that he will go to any length necessary to get you back! Ovrrall, I was v err y impressed with this book and look forward to many more great reads from Mrs. Hayward.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a writing career October 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Jennifer Hayward's first book was most definitely a winner. An alpha male, but one that realized he had done wrong in regards to a wife that had issues being in the limelight of the public. Add in a health condition the alpha didn't know about and you get a slightly more attentive husband more than willing to make up for his past.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! October 8, 2013
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I loved this book! This is Jennifer Hayward's debut book and winner of Harlequins 2012 So You Think a You Can Write competition! I personally can't wait for her next book. Riccardo and Lilly are strong characters who are on the verge of finalizing their divorce when Riccardo comes up with a deal Lilly can't turn down. Reconcile for 6 months then she can walk away. Read this book and to see what happens. I'm really hoping Jennifer gives Alex, Gabe and Mattao get their HEA.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good debut. October 7, 2013
By Ree
Format:Kindle Edition
A good debut story. I liked the characters and the plot. The writing style is smooth and I can see many good books from her in the future. Some issues were not dealt with. The H does not mention the OG and whether she slept with him or not and the h does not make him aware of the anguish she feels at his kissing the OW. A more frank discussion was needed to clear these issues. But a good story which I enjoyed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense start October 17, 2013
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Excellent debut book for this author cant wait to read future books. Lilly and Riccardo fight through all types of emotional scars to build a relationship that gives them both peace. They both owned up to their role in the break down of their marriage and battled their personal demons til they were completely honest wi th n each other
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut September 17, 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I can see why this book won Harlequins now-annual So You Think You Can Write contest in 2012. It's a great, quick read (typical of HP novels), but it had some depth to it that surprised me.

I have to say, I love Lilly. I mean, c'mon. Pissed off as she left Riccardo, she tossed her engagement ring off the Brooklyn Bridge. That's just awesome, IMO. She had some emotional scars and apparently was still trying to recover from an eating disorder. That's a topic not often covered in a category romance. I think Ms. Hayward paid it admirable attention, and showed that it's not just a "Okay, I'm not going to be that way any more" thing to recover from, but takes years and possibly even a lifetime of struggle to survive and thrive after.

Riccardo...yeah. Typical HP alpha jerk. The alpha jerks are half the reason I read these books - they're yummy! But he gets better and learns to communicate more than just grunting and ordering Lilly around.

I liked how they worked through the problems that had erupted between them to destroy their marriage initially. The only thing I really didn't care for was the pre-eclampsia issue. Lilly was barely pregnant, no more than 3 months along, and she developed incredibly severe pre-eclampsia. I'm sorry, but pre-eclampsia generally doesn't start until the second half of the pregnancy. This was waaaay too early for it to be showing up. But other than that, I ached for poor Lily and the potential of losing her baby, and her husband.

Altogether, I loved this book and I'm eager to read more of Ms. Hayward's work. A great debut from an awesome author. I'm looking forward to seeing more from her in the future.

Total 4-star rating from me!

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good November 5, 2013
By jolu
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OMG,this was so good. At first I thought the h was kind of whiny,but everything was explained and I started to like her. like a book that gets an emotional response from me causes it holds my interest and keeps me reading. This book made me cry,enough of an emotional response for me to recommend you read it also. Every well written.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So utterly devine it almost hurts :)
I'm literally choking at the incredible and beautiful, sensational and most amazingly intense and emotional story I have read in a long time! Read more
Published 14 days ago by TashNz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 months ago by L
5.0 out of 5 stars muy caliente!
I havent read a rommance book this hot in a long time. The dialogue was, hot, spicy, modern and deliciously sexy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by flirty girl
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good book,
Published 7 months ago by roslyn gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm now sold on romance...
Romance is not a genre that I lean towards, but I was given The Divorce Party as a gift and I read it in 2 sittings. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Betsy Eldon
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent redemptive story
a lot of baggage wants packed into this story to show how real love can conquer a multitude of issues when characters have the courage to stay and fight.
Published 8 months ago by Mflan
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable debut
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not a huge fan of 'second chance' stories but this was well done. The H throws a divorce party so that he can get to see his soon to be ex-wife. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sandy Milan
5.0 out of 5 stars A poignant love story of sacrifice,secrets and love
The Divorce Party gives the reader a unique, insider perspective on the De Campo's glitzy Manhattan marriage. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jolliffe
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok
Very predictable and not a lot of angst. Did not get very involved with the characters and it was not believable why they planned to divorce in the first place.
Published 15 months ago by Vee
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Good read. Some things about Barbados were not true. There are no private beaches. Writer have to do more research when using settings.
Published 15 months ago by Nadia Waterman
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More About the Author

Award-winning author JENNIFER HAYWARD has been a fan of romance since filching her sister's novels to escape her teenaged angst.

Jennifer emerged on the publishing scene when she won Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write global writing competition in 2012. She is the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Best Harlequin Presents of 2014 winner for her book, The Magnate's Manifesto.

Jennifer's career in journalism and PR, including years of working alongside powerful, charismatic CEOs and traveling the world, has provided perfect fodder for the fast-paced, sexy stories she likes to write, always with a touch of humour.

A native of Canada's gorgeous East coast, Jennifer lives in Toronto with her Viking husband and young Viking-in-training.

Jennifer loves to hear from readers. You can contact her or sign up for her quarterly newsletter here: http://www.jenniferhaywardromance.com/contact/


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