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Messages (New Beginnings Series - Romance Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Hanna
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novella

(This book is part of a series called New Beginnings. Each book is a standalone with new characters but with the recurring theme of new beginnings. Enjoy them in any order!)

A best-selling author, Delaney Dobbins has no idea that her life is about to be turned upside down after the release of her latest crime novel. Little does she know that she has an exceptional gift that she cannot stop from happening. When it lands her in a safe house with a local TV anchor, she cannot imagine how her life is about to change. Jensen Brown is hot, sexy and the only protection she has when everything gets turned upside down. Will she choose to embrace her unusual abilities or will she try to run and ruin the potential for love?

This romantic suspense novella is 23,000 words, and does have some romantic/sexual situations. If you love Barbara Freethy novels, you will love this contemporary romance by Rachel Hanna.

Here is a sample from this gripping love story:

A man in a dark shirt and jeans was towering over her. He had a shaved head with tattoos on it and reeked of cigarette smoke.

“Shut up, lady. Keep your mouth shut and you won't get hurt,” he yelled as he kicked the door shut behind him.

Delaney started backing across the floor on her butt trying to get away. She couldn't get to her feet because as soon as she tried, he straddled her on the floor to hold her down. He grabbed both of her hands, and pinned them on the floor above her head.

“Please, don't.... You can take anything you want.... please don't hurt me....” she whimpered with tears streaming down her face.

“I said shut up!” he slapped Delaney across the face leaving a red mark. “Can't you follow a simple order, idiot?” he yelled as he pinned both of her hands once again.

Delaney continued to wiggle underneath his hips. She was sure he was going to rape her. Her dress had slid up to her thighs when she fell. He was so heavy, there was no way she could escape.

“You got something I want.... Well, you got a lot of stuff I want, but I don't have time for that right now...” he said sliding his hand up her dress and touching her stomach. “You'd like it, though, wouldn't you? Maybe I can tie you up and have a little fun before we get some business handled...”

Delaney spit at him in the face which made him release one of her hands to wipe it away. When he did, she managed to grab the cast iron doorstop that she kept by the bottom stair. She raised it and hit him square on the head as hard as she could. His eyes fixed for a moment before he fell over on top of her. She could barely breathe. She felt for a pulse, and he had one. She knew she had limited time to get him off her and get away.



Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Rachel Hanna is a best-selling author of romance novellas and novels. She lives outside of Atlanta with her husband, three cool kids, two crazy dogs and one very snooty outdoor cat. She loves to write, read, spend time with family and embarrass her kids as much as possible. She also LOVES to connect with her readers through various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to check out her website for ways to connect!

Product Details

  • File Size: 243 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091Z6KH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,151 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! September 3, 2012
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Messages is a delightful novella that has a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, a bit of suspense, and a bit of sex (but it's not overly explicit).

It's fast-paced, with some interesting characters, and most of the story is set in a location that is beautifully brought to life.

The story is intriguing and sets the scene for more stories in the future, and I look forward to seeing how the main character develops.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Messages-A Romantic Suspense Novella September 2, 2012
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This was the first book I had read from this author, so had no preconceived ideas or expectations. A well crafted story, a little predictable with the " happy ending", but good character development & that taste of mystery/ intrigue, especially the heroine's hidden & very unexpected talent.
If you are looking for a good story & excellent dialogue, it is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Messages - A Romantic Suspense Novella September 6, 2012
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A cleverly creative plot made this well-written novella an absorbing escape from the cares of my day. The unexpected meaning of the title gives a unique dimension to the main character and results in an outcome she never could have imagined. "Messages" moves along briskly to a most satisfying ending, with just the right balance of suspense, romance and character growth all along the way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a quick, light read January 20, 2013
By mlb23
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The thing that I like about Rachel Hanna's books are that they are quick. If you want a fast read to kill a couple of hours and don't want a 'long term' relationship with the characters then the New Beginnings books are for you. I completely enjoyed all of them but found them to be easily forgotten an hour later. If you just want to get in a good read and start/finish a book in a couple of hours then this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original and unexpected. Highly recommended. December 13, 2012
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A very well executed short story. I was initially attracted to the story because it is about an author, Delaney Dobbins, whose life turns upside down because of what she writes in her best selling novel. Basically, an author's nightmare. She ends up in hiding and things get even more interesting. Without revealing much, I will say that this story was well written, original and unexpected. Loved it. I am looking forward to reading another book by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book :) October 6, 2012
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While this wasn't really what I was expecting, I wasn't disappointed at all. I liked this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in a quick paranormal romance with a pretty interesting twist. Good book overall that I would read again.
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More About the Author

Rachel Hanna is a best-selling author of romance novellas and novels. She lives outside of Atlanta with her husband, three cool kids, two crazy dogs and one very snooty outdoor cat. She loves to write, read, spend time with family and embarrass her kids as much as possible.

She also LOVES to connect with her readers through various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to check out her website for ways to connect!

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