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In the Mood [Kindle Edition]

Ellen Fisher
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $1.99

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Book Description

Jude Patterson is a sexy but shy romance novelist who discovers the flowery language he's always used in historical love scenes doesn't translate well to contemporary romances. Alyssa Stone is a beautiful fan who offers to help him learn to write better love scenes.

Jude is fascinated by Alyssa, whose confident and sensual demeanor conceals a very vulnerable interior. Before long, he's the one showing her how to write love scenes... and maybe even how to write happy endings.

Length: Novella, 24,000 words.


Product Details

  • File Size: 252 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Daylily Publishing (February 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036ZAHDG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,546 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put this down February 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can't believe I'm saying this about a romance but this is so much more. It was a fantastic story. I downloaded a sample after reading a post by the author in a Kindle discussion forum. I was so engrossed in the story by the time I finished the sample I bought the book. Even my husband's grumbling at 2 am didn't take the joy out of reading the book that I finished a few hours later. I can't say much without ruining the story except that was well written, the formatting was perfect, and the characters were well developed. I found myself laughing at them on one page and feeling sorry for them on another, they were so likeable, I'll miss them. Thanks for a really enjoyable book.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story, wish it was longer March 16, 2010
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I liked this story a lot, especially Jude, the hero. He was so cute and vulnerable. I loved that he wasn't your typical alpha male. He wasn't afraid to admit that he didn't sleep around and have lots of experience with the opposite sex. Alyssa was great in the way she was very bold initially and not afraid to make the first move, but at the same time, she had her own issues to deal with. Because I liked the characters, I just wish the story had been longer.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful & Touching! Couldn't stop reading. March 3, 2010
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Without giving anything away, there isn't much I can add to the other review. This isn't my normal type of romance but a post from the author in a forum, and the description made to choose to give it a chance. I'm so happy that I did.

I read it and laughed, I was touched, and I certainly could sympathize with Jude in certain moments. The characters that Ms. Fisher created are well written with great depth and as you read they will seem so real to you. Not just Jude and Alyssa but also Jude's brother Mark. I think anyone with a younger brother could understand the scenes between him and his brother.

A superb story, well formatted and a great read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't tear myself away!! April 10, 2011
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This was my first Ellen Fisher book and wasn't sure what to expect. I couldn't believe how quickly it grabbed me in! I wish it'd been a longer read....can't wait to begin another of her books. In fact, I've already purchased several more!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and romantic April 6, 2011
By Zzrole
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This was an amazing short read! The sex was very intimate and erotic, the character well developed for such a short story. The ending was a little abrupt but it was happy and it was necessary for the length. I didn't mind since she put so much heart into the rest of the story.
Jude is a romance novel author but his sex scenes are not very realistic when he starts writing contemporary. Alyssa is a fan of his work and is surprised that he's a man when she meets him at a book signing. (He writes under the name Judy). Alyssa decides to give him advice on the sex talk for his books. She seems like the aggressive sex kitten with no inhibitions and he is the inhibited guy with a lack of experience but we find out that what seems is not always what is. Jude discovers that Alyssa is really very vulnerable and his sweet, good guy character finally breaks down her walls...in a very sexy way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different... November 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Great story. The charaters and storyline are easily lovable. The take on sort of switching roles were a good twist. Having the male lead somewhat be the inexperienced was adorable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun April 12, 2010
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Ms. Fisher definitely gets 4 stars for originality. I loved the premise and the slightly awkward hero. Plus he's a red-head! This is a short novel/novella, but showed a lot of promise. I felt the character development suffered some toward the middle/end of the book, and would have liked a little more discussion about the heroine's history to make the "crisis" more of a crisis. So, the plotting gets 3*. But this hero was such a great change of pace (and the sexual chemistry so good) that I give the story 4*
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring February 26, 2013
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I found this book really boring. Not much went into the writing of this book. The only good thing was that it was short.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like to have to give so much detail in my reviews and would...
I don't like to have to give so much detail in my reviews and would prefer to be able to just give the item a star rating and be done with it.
Published 18 months ago by Oklahoma Buyer
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read
The characters in this book are well-defined, and the analysis of how an author should "write what they know" is well-illustrated. On the whole, a good read.
Published on August 18, 2012 by Laurel Kriegler
5.0 out of 5 stars In The Mood
Ellen Fisher packs an awful lot of story into a quick read - and great value at only 99c. Jude is that rare beast, a guy who writes popular romantic novels. Read more
Published on February 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars SHORT! But sweet!
I dont' think I realized this was a novella when I purchased the book, however it was very sweet. I like the idea of the male romance author right away and was amused by the antics... Read more
Published on December 30, 2011 by A. M. Edwards
1.0 out of 5 stars I've read better romances by far
I'm surprised by the other reviews, this book was poorly written, the sex scenes were laughable. I feel like the " plot" was there as an excuse to write the sex scenes.
Published on December 27, 2011 by AReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it a lot!
I love romance and read a lot. This book was great! Really fun and sexy and a special kind of hero. great work ms fisher!
Published on December 25, 2011 by Kben
3.0 out of 5 stars sorry...
I honestly could not remember this story and went over the reviews to refresh my memory. The first part I do remember was fine, but imo the rest was kind of forgettable. Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short story
I have to admit I'm a book snob, if it's not going to last me a few days of reading, I'm mostly not interested in reading it, but I have to admit that I was so happy that I... Read more
Published on December 3, 2011 by Sheriebee
4.0 out of 5 stars How-to-do book on dating and sex
I found the story interesting,( and sexy) how their personalities in both cases were very diffrent from their true nature, a touch of reallity I think. Read more
Published on December 2, 2011 by John Borg
4.0 out of 5 stars A "turgid" 4 star read...(read it, you'll get it).
This little story really has a lot going for it. It involves two people with hangups who get together and help each other overcome their fears. Read more
Published on December 1, 2011 by POIA
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More About the Author

I'm an author of romance who writes, or tries to, around plenty of distractions. I have four kids ranging from eight to seventeen, three cats, and two middle-aged but still energetic Australian shepherds.

I published my first romance in 1998. Since then I've written historical, contemporary, science fiction, and paranormal romances. You can visit me at www.ellenfisherromance.com .

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