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Distracted: When Love Speaks Contemporary Romance by [Robin Van Auken]
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Book 1 of 5 in When Love Speaks Contemporary Romance (5 Book Series)

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From the Author

"Distracted" is my first novel, and features Stephen Spence, my favorite character. He's a "good old Southern boy" who loves boats, a nice cold beer and hanging out in his hammock. Don't confuse "good old Southern" with Redneck, though. He's fun-loving and laid back. Erin Andersen is a bit obsessive, and prizes order and ambition. She's lost control and has anger and trust issues, however, as the story finds her recently divorced. The last thing she needs is a sexy sojourn with Spence. Or is it?

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Distracted, East of Eaton and West Wind: The Trilogy 
5 out of 5
Distracted, East of Eaton and West Wind are filled with independent, strong, wonderful women. This series shows women the way they should be. Able to cope and function on their own, but increased when they add the right man to their life. Doing their job and raising their family the way everyone should, when these men happen into their world. Love comes without them realizing it but with all the bells and whistles.
I very highly recommend this series to everyone!! It's romantic, sweet, funny and will cause butterflies in your stomach. This is romance the way it should be written. Not about some woman who can't live life without a man, but a strong woman made stronger when you add the man she loves. It's a terrific series that I've read 3 times already. You will enjoy this and end with a smile.
ByKissablysweetone, December 7, 2011
This review is from: Women of Eaton: Trilogy (Amazon Paperback)
 
A Great Beach Read!
 4 out of 4
This story is about an editor's assistant whose current assignment is to help a handsome playboy/artist finish his book.  This is a charming story that had all my favorite things in it: Books, Boats and hunky men (not necessarily in that order). Spence, the Male lead was a great big kid, which was needed in order to stay true to the basis of the storyline, personally that is not what I want in a male lead. That being said, Sloane did a fabulous job in writing her characters and getting her point across. I would definitely recommend this book to others to read and I will look for the other books in the Eaton series once they are available. This is a great beach read!
By Jen C, June 30, 2011, 
This review is from: Distracted (Smashwords Edition)
 
Thoroughly Enjoyable
4 out of 5
Madeline Sloane brings romance to the table with her first book! "Distracted" is cleverly written; the dialogue is well-delivered, easily readable and certainly enjoyable. I like how Ms. Sloane changed locales throughout the book as well, giving a diverse look into different regions of the eastern coast, including rural north central Pennsylvania. Additionally, the intimate knowledge of boats Ms. Sloane wrote about made it easy for me to envision being on board and watching the romance play out before my eyes. I think what was most enjoyable was that Ms. Sloane didn't "dumb down" the story; her style is refreshing, tantalizing, and current. I'll be looking forward to her next release!
By Lucinda J. Knier, January 22, 2011
This review is from: Distracted (Kindle Edition)
 
A Cute Romance
4 out of 5
This was a cute romance. Erin is supposed to help Stephen hurry up and get his book done, which turns out to be an impossible task. Stephen's tendency to put things off and enjoy life is cute and funny, but in real life, this guy would annoy me to no end. (And I'm laughing as I write that.) He's hard to commit to anything. Now, like I said, in fiction, this is funny, and since it's fiction, it works. And Erin has to be relaxed enough to roll along with it.
So instead of doing the book he's supposed to, he talks her into traveling on his boat, eating out, and having sex. I didn't think there would be sex in this book because on Smashwords, it's not labeled as being for mature readers, though to be fair, 'sexy' is in the keywords. It's just that I've seen some clean romances labeled as sexy and assumed there was a lot of kissing and maybe some necking going on, which is what I'm used to finding. The only reason I bring this up in the review is to let the reader know I think this is a book for a mature audience. I don't have a problem with sex but I know some people would rather not read it.
Overall, it was a fun read with lots of great humor because Stephen has a certain charm about him that is hard to resist. And surprisingly, he is able to bring in a good income. I couldn't imagine how because of the way he procrastinates, but the author explains it so I won't give that one away.By Ruth Ann Nordin "Historical Romance Author," January 28, 2011
This review is from: Distracted (Kindle Edition)
A Refreshing Read
4 out of 5
What a refreshing read, unlike so many romance novels of the past, which made the female lead out to be some kind of second-class citizen who could never stand up for themselves. (Many of these books I'd throw against the wall in disgust.)  Madeline Sloane's book, "Distracted," is a pleasant surprise.
Erin, her leading lady, is a highly educated, well-rounded young lady whom, for the most part, has a good head on her shoulders. Her only distraction seems to be the one person (Stephen) she was hired to light a fire under to produce the promised novel.
I enjoyed traveling along with Erin and Stephen from D.C. to the Outer Banks, and from the Florida Keys to mountains of Pennsylvania, on their journey as they find themselves -- and each other -- during one tantalizing adventure after another. I look forward to Ms. Sloane's next novel.
By Susan Ward, February 2, 2011
This review is from: Distracted (Kindle Edition)

Product details

  • File Size: 2397 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hands on Heritage (January 17, 2011)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JN057M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,470,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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