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Find Her, Keep Her (LOVE in the USA, #1): A Martha's Vineyard Love Story [Kindle Edition]

Z.L. Arkadie
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Book Description

This sexy, sensual and emotionally charged erotic romance series begins on the luscious island of Martha’s Vineyard…

Travel writer, Daisy Blanchard discovers the worst news ever. Her boyfriend is now engaged to her best friend! To add insult to injury, she learns about the blessed affair through a Facebook status update. Daisy escapes her life in shambles by taking a last minute assignment to Martha's Vineyard where she immediately catches the eyes of a sexy billionaire named Belmont Jaxson Lord. And he wants her—he wants her bad. But is Daisy ready to betray her broken heart and jump two feet into the most sensual and erotic relationship she thought she’d never have?

Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story is the first sexy, sensual and addictive contemporary romance in the LOVE in the USA series by author, Z.L. Arkadie.

Visit zuleikaarkadie.com for more information about available and upcoming books in the LOVE in the USA series.

Contains mature content.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Everybody's story of how they met and fell in love is uniquely their own. Well, this is Daisy and Belmont's story and it is uniquely theirs. I'm very aware that most men these days are not prone to go after what they want like Belmont Lord did in this book. Single men live and love by the Internet these days. I think most women have forgotten what it's like to be pursued. Before online dating, this is what men used to do! They had to go for it offline or they'd be alone!
 
So just let your mind take you back to the old days, and simply enjoy this fast and hot love affair--because it is love, and heck of a lot of lust!

From the Back Cover

A trip to Martha's Vineyard turns steamy in this sexy contemporary romance novel by Z.L. Arkadie. 
 
While skimming through Facebook update statuses travel writer, Daisy Blanchard discovers that her best friend has become engaged to her long time boyfriend. The last she heard, they were on a "break" not broken up! 
 
Daisy escapes this devastating development by running off to Martha's Vineyard on assignment. However, she didn't expect to fall fast and hard for a sexy real estate developer, who craves her body and soul. But will his devastating secret ruin their whirlwind romance forever? Find out in this sexy novel, the first in the "L.O.V.E. in the USA" romance novel series!

Product Details

  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Z.L. Arkadie Books; 2 edition (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EAHZR5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Find her, become obsessive August 25, 2013
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She is running from a recent breakup. He sees her and is "in love" but its more like lust-at-first-sight. He says he's in love but all he thinks about is having sex with her. And he's left her hanging a few times. She is a bit of a wet rag, letting him boss her around. I thought he was rather obsessive about her. No character development but there's plenty of sex. Not a romance in my opinion.
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139 of 146 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 35 in dog years maybe January 6, 2014
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I thought I was reading about high schoolers until I read they were 35. Even the most immature 35 year olds don't act like that. 6 days after meeting (most of which they weren't even speaking) they get engaged while having sex. First thing he says after is that he owns her tits. A minute later she finds out she might be pregnant and he says he's noticed a change. My word, I seriously wonder how some books get published. I'm embarrassed to say I read that. It was so awful, I need a new word for awful.
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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful
By dch56
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I've read some really terrible books but this is definitely one of the WORST! The first chapter was iffy- broken hearted girl tells a good looking stranger that she's alone on the island for work (kind of a no-no, this is how kidnapping happens) then she gives him her address so he can drive her home... Yes. I'm serious. And the creep factor increases until chapter 3 or 4 when suddenly, 24 hours into their new friendship, they're in love. Then it just plummets into a sloppy plot- boy and girl have awesome sex over and over again, a few variables are thrown in to make the guy look not so perfect, girl gets confused but boy convinces her he's worth it by saying NOTHING but instead "shows" her how he feels, book ends.

This book was free when I downloaded it, thank goodness, however the hour of my life it took me to read the first few chapters then skim the rest of the book is something I wish I could have back. The plot is awful- the climax, I assume, is the dinner party near the end of the book. On top of that, the whole story takes place in a matter of days. The characters do not develop at all and half the book is about sex- the unbelievable kind that only women who have never had an orgasm could believe...

I wish the publisher had said no to this book for the authors sake- a slightly better book might have made me wait to give a review until after I'd read her other work. Its unfortunate that stuff like this gets published, giving romance novels/chick lit a bad name.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Are you serious? December 30, 2013
By TMB
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First, every summer I go to Martha's Vineyard and after reading this book I have to wonder if the author actually went to MV. Instead, I was left with the impression that the author used google maps to identify locations on the Vineyard. Also, early November on MV is freezing. People would not be walking around in tank tops, thin dresses and definitely not swimming in the ocean. Furthermore, where are these forests that the author wrote about? The million dollar properties are not hidden and are clearly seen from the road.

Second, the storyline was so unbelievable and lame. The hero was a clear nut job, and he never explained to the heroine why he was kissing the skank at the wedding. I also felt that the characters were unrealistic. If the hero was a blue blood then he would never have needed to become a gigolo. People typically become prostitutes for the money not because they couldn't make it in Hollywood. Furthermore, the MV bluebloods all go to ivy leagues. So unrealistic. Also, how "convenient" that the hero knew her backstabbing best friend. Ridiculous. I read the entire book out of consideration for the author, but am glad it was free. It is not worth more than free.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars really? January 12, 2014
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If your going to attempt to write sex scenes you need to be able to use more sophisticated words than "pole", "chee chees" and "sugar cave" (to name the most ridiculous). The characters are in their mid thirties but talk about their own bodies and sex like embarrassed teenagers. And there was no depth to any emotions. It's all "omg I am falling in love with him" and "I can't get enough of you". That's it. It's a flighty shallow story, but not the worst thing I've read.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What kind of foolishness.....? December 18, 2013
By KLewis
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I have to wonder if the author was drinking way too much caffeine when she wrote this book. The characters had no depth, By page 5 the page character was already in a new relationship with a complete stranger after supposedly finding out her ex-boyfriend is marrying her best friend. I know this book was free but how am i going to get reimbursed for my time wasted?

A lot of holes in this book, i know it's fiction but it has to have some basis in reality. The relationship between the characters had no foundation. Not to my liking at all.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even sure it should have 1 star January 23, 2014
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Honestly I am not sure why I finished this book. Mostly just to see what unbelievable thing the author would write next. Seriously it was like what stupid thing could I come up with as a story line....now some sex....okay what is the most unbelievable twist I can toss in....now some more sex....okay guess I need to write some story/plot stuff now so what is the most ridiculous thing I can write...sex again...one more stupid plot twist...sex ...the end.

There were occasional moments of pretty funny one liners surrounded by truly awful sex scenes using horrible descriptions of body parts like "pole" I am glad it was free but at this point I feel like someone should have paid me to read it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 6 hours ago by Steve V.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK FOR PASSING TIME, BUT WILL NOT LIKELY READ IT AGAIN.
Published 1 day ago by S. Lyall
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
This book had such potential and it was a real disappointment. All though the book the writer wants us to believe that the couple, have a bond that they are soul mates, that it's... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Angela Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great and hot read!
Published 1 day ago by Robyn Eberhard
2.0 out of 5 stars ummmmm
Sperm was described as "liquid fertilizer". Two stars is very generous. To say certain dialog was cheesy is a huge understatement.
Published 2 days ago by TK
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Sigh - I have no idea why WHY this has as many stars as it does. I didn't even finish it. The sex scenes were terribly "he plugged me with his pole" I kid you not that's... Read more
Published 3 days ago by IndianaGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I really liked this book. Wasn't so sure I would after reading some of the negative reviews. It was free, though, so it if I hated it, it would have just been a waste of a little... Read more
Published 3 days ago by LolaTx
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This is a very good romance. Yes it has a lot of sex and some of the terms are a little silly, but I liked it so much I've already bought the next 2 in this series.
Published 4 days ago by Jorjie
1.0 out of 5 stars action is even worse. Read it all
Essentially pornography, not a romance. Characters not at all believable, action is even worse. Read it all, just to be certain there was no sudden switch in quality, but it left... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Laurel Shand
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not very plausible plot and WAY too much graphic sex !
Published 5 days ago by D.White
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Z.L. Arkadie was born and raised in Southern California. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in Communications Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. She considers herself a sensual and emotional writer, striving to make the reader feel what's on the page. She absolutely loves pretty dresses just as much as the perfect sunset.

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