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The Throwbacks (The Scotland Yard Exchange Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Queen
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Romantic Times Book Review
4 1/2 Stars "Resplendent in rich detail, laugh-out-loud moments, a fast-paced plot and spellbinding characters, The Throwbacks is a stellar not-to-be-missed standout!" Diane Morasco

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She’s a vivacious, light-hearted young beauty from Beacon Hill
He’s a world-weary not-so-young exile from Scotland Yard.
She’s an orphaned decorator who longs for a family of her own.
He’s a rogue detective with a superhero complex.
She’s smitten with this superhero who is the last man she sees in the picket-fence picture of her future.
He’s smitten with this fluffy young romantic who he sees as kryptonite to his career and well being.
But if you saw Grace and David in a room full of people, and you had to pick one man and one woman who belonged together, you would pick them. They would be The Throwbacks.

Vivacious young decorator Grace Rogers sets her sights for that picket-fence life she longs for with the unlikely world-weary British exile, the not-so-young David Young. The ex-Scotland Yard detective joins the Boston Police Department to salvage his career. He hires Grace to decorate his Beacon Hill townhouse to salvage his life.
But this rogue detective’s plans for a new beginning are threatened when he can’t resist the seemingly unseemly romance with his too-young bombshell decorator. Grace turns out to be a key witness in his high-stakes kidnapping case--and like Kryptonite to his career and his well-being with her romantic notions of family life.

David put his life on the line to save her from the kidnappers, but now is Grace willing to put her dreams on the line to save her real-life superhero from himself?


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About the Author

Once upon a time, there was a young story teller in the kingdom...er, queendom. Then she grew up and... er, no... she never actually did grow up. That's not to say she didn't get old, or more old, but not terribly old, more like middle-aged really. Okay, so she was no longer short and cute. But really, I always did like to make up stories. Still do. Still live in my own little world--where I'm Queen. Of the Queendom. Hence, the name. (Or whence the name?) Oh, what's in a name anyway. Now I'm sure you're wondering how I manage to live, but I assure you I am quite competent. Except I couldn't get the crown to actually sit on my head in the picture to the left. Still learning... Oh, about me. I love cats. I have a girl cat, a princess technically. Named Kitty. No, I'm serious. Long story. No, I don't have time. Or space. Okay, so I do not have the inclination. More about me. I spend hours, days, weeks, months (you get the picture) sitting at my desk, looking out the window of my castle/bedroom and writing complete fabrications in a romantic whimsical vein. Alright, if you insist, you can call the writing quirky. But I do keep myself amused. Yes, it's true, and entirely believable, I do have a college degree. I'm not saying when I obtained said degree, however. Go UConn! Where do I live (for real) you ask? Among the picturesque lake-filled hills and dales (not sure what a dale is) of New Hampshire (the Granite State) (Live Free or Die) (Tough choice, but there's a lot of tough people around here). What else do I do besides write presumably fabulous "R"omantic stories with noble heroes and amazing, warm heroines who you want to be just like? As if that's not enough, I sometimes deign to teach, cook for the two gigantic very well-muscled sons and try to make sure Kitty doesn't take over the house while I'm away in the Queendom. (That's no joke. The cat's a control freak.) I actually have a very rich non-imaginary life. Right at the moment, however, I can't think for the life of me what else it's all about. Maybe I'll think more about it later and get back to you...

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By mswojo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Throwbacks embraces the time when a woman can be beautiful, flirty, sexy and intelligent. Grace eludes all those characteristics. David is the man that tries deeply to deny himself of her charms. He is tall, dark and handsome. He is a man whose life has had its share of turmoil. David has been transferred to Boston to work as part of the Scotland Yard Exchange Program. This is a tale of suspense with a twist of delicious sultry passion. You won't soon forget David, Grace and all the other characters that make this book such a fantastic read. I loved it! Thank you Stephanie Queen
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! December 31, 2011
By Aroke
Format:Kindle Edition
The Throwbacks is a funny, quirky, fall-in-love with the characters type of book. Ms. Queen has done a wonderful job developing the characters. Grace is light and fluffy; David is dark and reserved. Perfect match! May-December love stories are so few and far between. It was great to find this one and to totally enjoy it at the same time. Kudos to Stephanie Queen. I'll be looking for the other books in the series.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Different May 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The writing style fits this story perfectly, giving a retro feel with plenty of dry humor. The Beacon Hill Boston setting is well done and the mystery element plays out nicely with plenty of twists and turns involving a whole bunch of interesting secondary characters. But what makes this book so compelling is the two main characters. I adored Grace, a very distinctive heroine with her Marilyn looks--and perfect for the story. It's really difficult to write 'nice' heroines well. They so often come across as too perfect or boring but Grace is lovely. With her genuine nature and sweetness you just have to love her. David is great as well.I really felt bad for him. His awful past experience concerning his wife is the sort of thing that must destroy one emotionally. I loved watching him go back and forth in his head between doing what he thought he should at his age and following his heart. Very satisfying the way the plot sort of came full circle to make him face his fears again at the end. A lovely blend of romance and mystery with a good dose of humor!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun from beginning to end December 5, 2011
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This was a fun, romantic book from the first page. I loved how the older Scotland Yard cop who was on loan to the Boston PD really fell for the younger woman, head over heels actually, and fought it the entire book. The way they met and clicked began the story which moved so smoothly from one scene to the next that I couldn't put it down. The chemistry between David and Grace was wonderful. The other characters added to the story and each was perfect in his/her supporting role. David had a lot of baggage to overcome, and Grace's background and hopes for the future only added to the pressure. She was such a sweetheart I was rooting for her from the beginning. I recommend this book, but be prepared to let other things slide until you reach the end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Throwbacks is a great read! December 6, 2011
By stella
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Following in her humorous style, Stephanie has created yet another great read in her second book. The witty charm and intrigue make this a delight to read. The characters are most enjoyable. I hope there will be another book to follow soon. Stella Marie
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Throwbacks January 5, 2013
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Loved it...wished the story had continued on ....an enjoyable read
Truly do love the English murder mystery. Definitely would read some thing else by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Quirky Romance with Crime Solving Fun July 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book I have read by this author and it will certainly not be my last! I fell in love with the quirky, effervescent Grace and and charming, sexy older Scotland Yard Inspector David! Their whirlwind romance was deeply moving and sweetly sensual without being explicit! I could hardly put it down! I highly recommend this as a MUST READ for romance lovers!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute read! May 27, 2013
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It's a cute concept and a cute read.. I couldn't put it down but I wasn't in love with it.. The only thing was that it was way too fast but most of these romance novels take place in like a week! Lol.. But this one was definitely a little faster. I loved David and Grace. The age difference issue was a different twist and how Grace was always at the right place at the wrong time was kind of funny! I enjoyed it but didn't love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Characters a throwback to past stereotypes, and not in a good way.
Definitely throwbacks to a different era where dumb, ditzy blondes and the strong, older male protector were okay. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely uninteresting
It must be one of the worst books I ever read. No real plot, no likable heroes. The repetition of their age difference was annoying, What can I say? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Raingirl
1.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately very tough sledding
I wanted to like this book and at the beginning thought that the character introductions showed some promise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by eloisebig
1.0 out of 5 stars Banter, banter, banter
I am one of those readers...if I start it...I finish it...this one was a challenge to do so. Author must have overdosed on Gilmore Giles or read Tommy and Tuppence and thought she... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rockkeeper
1.0 out of 5 stars The main character has issues
It's really hard to like a book when you don't like the main character. I didn't like Grace in the beginning of the book as I don't like the naive, Betty Boop. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Liz Weber
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, refreshing murder mystery and a good romance too!
Even more enjoyable than the story itself are the two main characters - both throwbacks to a more elegant era when men were men and women were soft and fluffy and needed to be... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Laurie Hanan
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but....
Cute story, but will you hurry up and end the story? I was half way through, then it did that stupid dance, will they, won't they get together? Read more
Published 13 months ago by penguin812
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldnt stand the main character
Arent women so cute and naive? Isnt it adorable when they are all innocent and stupid? We all know women cant take care of themselves. Read more
Published 13 months ago by KBeav
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, good characters, lousy editing.
I liked this story. It was funny, the characters charming, and in fact, I will read the other titles(not sure how many are available). Read more
Published 14 months ago by Nathancham
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing at the end
Grace Rogers is a 30-year-old decorator. Grace is an orphan who longs for a husband, home and children. Read more
Published 14 months ago by A Voracious Reader
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About USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen

Once upon a time, there was a young story teller in the kingdom...er, queendom. Then she grew up and... er, no... she never actually did grow up. That's not to say she didn't get old, or more old, but not terribly old, more like middle-aged really. Okay, so she was no longer short and cute.
But really, I always did like to make up stories. Still do. Still live in my own little world--where I'm Queen. Of the Queendom. Hence, the name. (Or whence the name?) Oh, what's in a name anyway.
Now I'm sure you're wondering how I manage to live, but I assure you I am quite competent. Except I couldn't get the crown to actually sit on my head in the picture to the left.  Still learning...
Oh, about me. I love cats. I have a girl cat, a princess technically. Named Kitty. No, I'm serious. Long story. No, I don't have time. Or space. 
Okay, so I do not have the inclination. 
More about me. I spend hours, days, weeks, months (you get the picture) sitting at my desk, looking out the window of my castle/bedroom and writing complete fabrications in a romantic whimsical vein. Alright, if you insist, you can call the writing quirky. But I do keep myself amused.
Yes, it's true, and entirely believable, I do have a college degree. I'm not saying when I obtained said degree, however.  Go UConn!
Where do I live (for real) you ask? Among the picturesque lake-filled hills and dales (not sure what a dale is) of New Hampshire (the Granite State) (Live Free or Die) (Tough choice, but there's a lot of tough people around here).
What else do I do besides write presumably fabulous romantic stories with noble heroes and amazing, warm heroines who you want to be just like? As if that's not enough, I sometimes deign to teach, cook for the two gigantic very well-muscled sons and try to make sure Kitty doesn't take over the house while I'm away in the Queendom. (That's no joke.  The cat's a control freak.)
I actually have a very rich non-imaginary life. Right at the moment, however, I can't think for the life of me what else it's all about. Maybe I'll think more about it later and get back to you...

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