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The author of Below the Belt continues her First to Fight series with a novel of one Marine's battle to come out on top--in life and love...As a troubled teen, Gregory Higgs channeled his energy into boxing instead of breaking the law.<P><P> The ring gave him purpose and something to strive for. So did the Marines. Combining the two seemed like a natural fit.Another natural fit? Reagan Robilard, the sweet athlete liaison who keeps all the fighters out of trouble and manages their PR--a job that gets more challenging when someone digs up the truth about Greg's not-so-shiny past after equipment is vandalized at the gym.Even if it wasn't her job, Reagan can't let Greg take the fall. Because passion doesn't pull any punches when it comes to matters of the heart...
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!There's more than one way to win in the debut of the First to Fight series...Athletic trainer Marianne Cook is ready to do whatever it takes to turn the men of the Marine Corps boxing team into fighting machines. After all, her ultimate goal is to land a job training professional athletes. But when she notices a certain hard-bodied marine trying to hide an injury, Marianne realizes that she'll have to use covert tactics to get him talking.First Lieutenant Brad Costa has waited years for the chance to fight for a spot on the Marine Corps boxing team, knowing he has to push twice as hard to get half as far as his younger counterparts. Brad tries to downplay his injuries to the attractive trainer who has his dreams in her hands, but Marianne isn't buying it. Maybe it's time to deploy some targeted flattery. As Brad and Marianne's attraction turns red-hot, there's more than one person having a hard time keeping their eyes on the prize...
From the author of Romancing the Running Back and the First to Fight series comes the latest in the Santa Fe Bobcats series! Teamwork improves the chances of scoring . . . When the Bobcats' fate on the field is sealed, and they would rather give their starting quarterback, Trey Owens, a break, they call in Josh Leeman: "The Backup." But after Trey is placed on the disabled list for the season, all eyes are on Josh to lead the team. Josh's sudden superstar status thrusts him into the spotlight, and garners plenty of attention from the ladies--except for one. Carrington Gray is delighted to see her father released from the hospital--but not so much to see Josh at the celebration. Their mothers have long tried to set them up, although it's had the opposite effect. But under the circumstances, Carri and Josh would rather go on fake dates to appease their mothers than rock the boat. Yet the more time these two work together on their little lie, the more they see the surprising truth . . . Praise for the Santa Fe Bobcats series "Engaging . . . A believable story that drew me in from the first page."--Cocktails and Books "Everything that I hoped for."--The Reader's Den "The heat between them is hot."--Stuck in Books "A real hit . . . It was a fresh idea with a tried and true genre, and I loved that."--The Book Pushers
The author of Against the Ropes takes her First to Fight series another round with a novel of a JAG officer who loses his cool, when love delivers a knockout punch... Kara is a single mom working hard to keep life running smoothly for herself and her son, but a custody battle is wearing her down. When her friend suggests asking a JAG officer for some unofficial advice, Kara agrees--and soon finds herself officially head over heels... As a Judge Advocate, Graham has seen his share of nasty custody disputes--and he plans on keeping his distance from this one. But this purposeful, passionate woman has a way of drawing him ever closer to the edge. And when Kara's ex starts to throw his weight around, Graham will have to choose between toeing the line or stepping into the ring...
Chris St. James is ready for normal. After walking away from her pro tennis career and a toxic relationship with a star hockey player, she's starting a new life as a teacher and tennis coach in a small town. Now all she needs is an average guy to share it with. Brett Wallace is no average guy. Forced to retire from the NFL after an injury--and suddenly single after being dumped by his status-conscious wife--he's returned to his hometown to coach the varsity football team. Wary of women interested only in his celebrity, Brett finds Chris's indifference to his former career refreshing. The last thing Chris needs is to get involved with another pro athlete, but she can't deny the sparks that fly between them. So she agrees to a purely physical, no-strings-attached affair. But the rules of the game change when she falls for him...
NEW IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES! Sometimes the best defense is a good offense... Aileen is a sports reporter trying to make a name for herself without relying on her looks, And what better way to do that than to break a scandal about one of the fastest rising stars on the Santa Fe Bobcats? Killian seems too good to be true, so she knows he must be hiding something... It's hard enough breaking into the NFL--even more so when you're a single dad. Killian isn't proud that he's keeping his son a secret, but his ex has a reputation that could tarnish his squeaky clean image for good. So when Aileen starts sniffing around, Killian decides to distract her by any means necessary. But Aileen is more than capable of giving as good as she gets... Includes a preview of Jeanette Murray's First to Fight Praise for ONE NIGHT WITH A QUARTERBACK: "Murray provides her readers with a hot, entertaining, funny, sexy, and just plain good sports themed romance."--Always YA at Heart "OMG I want MORE!!! Sports romance, hot sex, a little family drama and long lost relatives, awesome friendships and just fantastic a heroine and hero who I loved spending time with as their one night stand got...a little bit complicated."--Herding Cats & Burning Soup "This is one sweet contemporary romance with a sports setting. Pick up a copy even if sports isn't your flavor."--Night Owl Reviews Jeanette Murray spends her days surrounded by hunky alpha men...at least in her imagination. In real life, she's a wife and a mother, keeping tabs on her husband, her daughter, and the family dog on the outskirts of St. Louis. She is also the author of One Night with a Quarterback.
Dan Beckins isn't sure how he let his best friend con him into volunteering to build Santa's Winter Wonderland at the local hospital. He's got no problems with charity work, but anything Christmas-related is off-limits ever since he lost his parents on Christmas Day years ago. The only bright spot is working with smoking-hot Anna Smith.Anna Smith loves Christmas and volunteering at the hospital is one of her yearly highlights. She had leukemia as a teen and then a breast cancer scare in her mid-twenties, and is now operating under a self-imposed rule that she can't have a relationship until the doctors give her a clean bill of health.A little fling might be permissible, though, and sexy lawyer-turned-carpenter Dan seems like the perfect candidate. But when chemistry flares and the two start forming a real connection, will Anna run away before like turns to love?24,000 words
Some Rules Are Meant To Be Broken He's Ruled by Loyalty... Every man knows that you don't date your best friend's little sister, but Captain Jeremy Phillips can't seem to be convince Madison O'Shay to stay away. And he can't convince himself to stop thinking about her, either. She's Ruled by Love... Madison knows exactly what she wants...and whom. But she won't give up her career in the Navy for any man, not even Jeremy. They're both about to learn that in the game of love, it's all about breaking the rules. Praise for The Officer Says "I Do": "Rich in detail about life on a military base...warm, sweet, and just spicy enough."--Mary Margret Daughtridge, bestselling author of SEALed Forever "Issues of patriotism, commitment...and conformity entwine with eroticism and romance for an exciting read."--Publishers Weekly "Fun to read...entertaining, thanks to Murray's insights into the attraction of opposites."--Booklist
He's a Marine...she grew up on a commune. He always puts duty first...she's a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate. He loves routine and order...she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes. They're going to balance each other perfectly--or drive each other completely, utterly insane... On a wild pre-deployment celebration in Las Vegas, Captain Timothy O'Shay encounters free-spirited beauty Skye McDermott, and for once lets down his guard. Now his life is about to take off in directions he never could have imagined...
FIRST IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES! A one-night stand shouldn't go into overtime... She's daddy's little girl...or she would have been, had he known she existed. Cassie Wainwright thought her father--head coach of the Santa Fe Bobcats--ignored her purposefully. Come to find out, he had no clue she'd ever been born. Now Cassie is determined to meet the man who's always been missing from her life. Her mother warns her, being the long-lost daughter of a well-known NFL coach won't be easy, but Cassie's determined to stick it out. And before her life turns upside down, she wants one more night of fun. Starting quarterback for the Santa Fe Bobcats, Trey Owens is tired of being in the limelight. Lucky for him, the beautiful brunette he meets at the club isn't a local. She has no idea who he is...and she's down to party. Tomorrow, Cassie will think about her father. Tomorrow, she'll think about her future. But tonight is for herself and the hottie she found on the dance floor. It's a match made in heaven--if only for a night... Praise for Jeanette Murray: "Her characters and their challenges are relatable, and will inspire readers to fight for what they want in their own lives."--RT Book Reviews "Fun to read...entertaining, thanks to Murray's insights into the attraction of opposites."--Booklist Jeanette Murray spends her days surrounded by hunky alpha men...at least in her imagination. In real life, she's a wife and a mother, keeping tabs on her husband, her daughter, and the family dog on the outskirts of St. Louis.
NEW IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES! They're not on the same page in the playbook... When Anya Fisher is asked to be the maid of honor in her best friend's wedding, she jumps at the chance to go to Santa Fe. There's nothing left for her in Atlanta--except a bitter and controlling almost-ex husband. Starting over as an online personal shopper is challenging, but not as much as having to plan wedding festivities with uptight groomsman Josiah Walker... As a Santa Fe Bobcats running back, Josiah wants to make his mark on the field, not on the earth. A serious conservationist, he's all about saving energy. So why is he wasting so much on the flighty fashionista in his best friend's wedding? One kiss leads to another--and more. But when Josiah discovers that Anya has just as much substance as style, their harmless little fling may go into overtime... Praise for the Santa Fe Bobcats series "Jeanette Murray has grabbed me as an author...I am sticking with these Bobcats to the end!"--Delighted Reader
NEW IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES! Sometimes faking it is your only option... Football player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom--he's fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place. The Bobcats staff suggests he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says his girlfriend will help. Too bad he doesn't have one... Luckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper. Margaret has always dreamed of starting her own elite cleaning service, and the money Stephen offers her to play the part of girlfriend is too good to pass up. But while Mags is helping Stephen bulk up and get ready for training camp, she can't seem to block the feelings crashing into her heart. And one night of passion will pull both of their heads out of the game... Praise for the Santa Fe Bobcats series "Sexy and fun."--The Bookish Babe on One Night with a Quarterback "Jeanette Murray has grabbed me as an author...I am sticking with these Bobcats to the end!"--Delighted Reader on Loving Him off the Field
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