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About the Author

There are bookworms and Bookworms. I am of the second species. Last winter, I decided to (finally) bring some order into the chaos my apartment is and I realized that it would mostly consist in piling all my books in only one room. I tried. I promise. But I simply can’t do it: I have books everywhere; novels, dictionaries even thesaurus lie on nearly each flat surface, including the laundry room. Go figure… Beside books, my house homes two plants which stubbornly refuse to die, an eclectic CDs collection and an even more random choice of DVDs. If I am not at the gym, checking my mail box or wondering where I’ll travel next, it means my restless muses set another attack on me. They tend to do so at the most inappropriate times, both a blessing and a curse. The only way to appease them is to surrender, and make mines Walt Disney words: “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” Twitter me : ClaudeDancourt Visit the website http://claudedancourt.webs.com/
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937593223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937593223
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

More About the Author

I'm French and I'm Canadian. I will speak bits of Spanish if you torture me.

I love music, Ceylan tea, and Hazelnuts flavored coffee.

I have two plants I try to kill on a regular basis (tell me about resilience) and a cat with an attitude.

I love words and I love books, and I'm addicted to Arrow, Doctor Who and Sherlock and The Big Band Theory. Go Sheldon!

Customer Reviews

The characters in this book are very good and very likable.
James D Horton Author Predator & Prey Series
It's not clear what role Robert Pendleton has, although I can easily imagine he is the President and owner of Pendleton and Associates (is it a partnership?).
Future Boy
I cannot complete the book (stopped at 35%) and will have to delete it.
DB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bukcrz on April 4, 2012
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The author sold me 100% in the romance between the main characters. One reviewer is correct that this is not a 'love at first sight' kind of romance.
The heroine is quite likeable and passionate in her cause. I love that the author was able to make her three dimentional and was able to let me in her previlaged world. Her blind loyalty to her sister and almost passive blindness to her fault - though make sense - is a peeve.
The hero, *sigh* what can I say since he melts my heart one instant and made me want to knock his head the next. I am glad that this attitude was addressed immediately just when his mixed signals started to annoy me. He is presented as a burn-out playboy just ready to be roped in with just the right woman.
Watching the romance blossom between the main characters is like falling in love myself and I love that the author showed that. It's a treat considering a lot of the books I picked up lately adhered to the love at first sight kind of thing that this is a welcome change. The repeated sexual tension is great at first - and though it neatly made the hero a to-die-for man - it became frustrating *grins*.
Secondary characters are as memorable, the villain and friends alike.
A story worth reading mainly because it was well written.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By desi reilly on July 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
i received this book from the writer.I love the story form the begging . Here is girl and her sister who run
a non profit group to help the dis who could not afford the care they need and then they come to the hospital and then they get
the treatment they need and no question asked.Maya is trying to do t he best she can, and then with the sister and cousin the company in in trouble who is the bad guy here the god father put a freeze on here money because they think Maya is doing drugs but she just works long hours and does not take care of her self Now the playboy son of the godfather comes in and said he taking care of the money but there is surprise for them a little boy who is a orphan and can not talk because of cancer, and who going to help him
get through the surgery which is going to cost a lot of money. Well you love the book and i disagree with the negative revies

i love the way the boo was wrote and then the author new how to pull the heart string of the readers
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BevHarro on February 6, 2012
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I enjoyed reading this book. It was a rather different storyline than usual. I loved the interaction between Arthur and Maya. Arthur's father was such a pig, I disliked him intensely. A very pleasant read. Will look forward to reading more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Huckleberry Flynn on October 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I don’t read a lot of romances and so I took a more “anthropological” view of this work. What are the elements that make a romance novel successful? I think this book has quite a few of them. First, it explores the theme of why girls (I mean women) always fall for bad boys (I mean boys). At first, the main male love interest doesn’t seem to have much going for him except his good looks. But let’s face it: people buy cars on their looks, and because of their maintenance records, every single day. Many women will read this work and easily view Arthur as a man to be desired. Second, I also believe that most women favor the romantic fantasy of turning the bad guy toward the good; thus saving him from himself. And on this point, the book delivers. Its pure fantasy of course (bad boys stay bad in real life) but this formula works quite well for a romance. This book is not advised if you don’t like fantasy of the romantic variety! But it’s a good romp, wink, wink.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Puddie on March 23, 2012
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I enjoyed this book. There were several unexpected twists to the plot, not what I was expecting. This was a bit different and held my interest from page 1 to the end.
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Format: Paperback
A lot of legal relationships drive this book. It's mentioned that Maya Finnegan, the heroine in this book, is a ward of the boyfriend's father, Robert Pendleton. There is a Foundation, called the Gerald Finnegan Foundation, which mission is to fund fulfillment of wishes of children dying from incurable diseases. There is some kind of firm, what it does is not mentioned, but it appears to be a trusteeship, called Pendleton and Associates.

A problem is that people's reactions to their legal relationships, as they understand them, will drive their human relationships, which in turn make up the conflict and character of the book. And I'm not sure what the roles are. What city and country is this book in? London, England?

How could Maya be a ward of Robert Pendleton, legally? She appears to be of sound mind, physically capable, and over eighteen years of age. She clearly has the competence to go to court to prove her ability to make decisions that affect her personally and financially, and in doing so, remove Robert Pendleton as guardian. I would understand it more if Robert Pendleton was named as guardian if Maya's father, Gerard Finnegan, died when Maya was much younger, like nine or ten, and then continued (and then resigned) until Maya came of age. The book didn't explain how Gerard Finnegan died at such a young age, and where was Maya and Moira's mother when Gerard died?

It's not explained in the book what kind of services Pendleton and Associates does. Is it a trusteeship? Is it a law firm? An accounting firm? The board of directors of a foundation make the decisions for the foundation. They can easily choose another accounting firm to audit its accounts, or if they do not have accounting staff, to prepare the accounts on a daily basis.
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