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A Reluctant Bride

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Two murders? A serial killer or a copycat trying to get away with murder?

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Fantasizing about the boss is one thing. Falling in love with him is quite another...

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Temptation. Seduction. Pleasure. It's all part of the game...

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One hopeless crush PLUS One pretend girlfriend…Equals TROUBLE!


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Also by Nancy Thayer:

The Guest Cottage, May 2015
An Island Christmas, November 2014
Nantucket Sisters, June 2014
A Nantucket Christmas, October 2013
Heat Wave, June 2011
Beachcombers, June 2010
Summer House, June 2010
Summer House, July 2009
Moon Shell Beach, July 2009
Trade Size (reprint)
Hot Flash Holidays, November 2006
The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, July 2006
Hot Flash Holidays, November 2005
Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, September 2005
Paperback (reprint)
The Hot Flash Club, November 2004
Custody, January 2004
Between Husbands and Friends, January 2001

Hot Flash Club Strikes Again
Nancy Thayer

Random House
September 2005
349 pages
ISBN: 0345469186
Paperback (reprint)
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Romance Contemporary

The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors-as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and heartwarming novel. The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again also introduces four new women, ready for massages and seaweed wraps, each struggling to reconcile her secret dreams, biggest fears, and deepest feelings as topsy-turvy events shake up her life.

After eighteen years of trying to make peace with her husband's cold-as-ice mother, Polly vows to be the perfect mother-in-law: loving, accepting, and determined to keep her mouth shut. Then her son marries Amy, a Birkenstocked gal whose organic farm and family ooze a rather creepy serenity. Ever the optimist, Polly puts her best foot forward . . . so why does it end up in her mouth?

A shy and brilliant professor-to-be, Beth has lived a sheltered life. Then she meets Sonny, a rugged, sexy carpenter who sweeps her off her feet. The problem? Beth may not survive his loud, affectionate, athletic family- especially when the very beautiful and earthy woman everybody wanted Sonny to marry is still hanging around the family dinner table.

Heiress to one of New England's oldest paper companies, Carolyn is the driving force behind the brand. Now, at thirty-seven, the workaholic executive is finally pregnant with her first child, and high blood pressure is forcing her to do something totally alien: relax. But how can she let down her guard when her seventy-something father has gone and eloped with a young bank clerk named Heather, whose rather plain looks and unassuming nature still manage to fill Carolyn with suspicion.

A free-spirited photographer, Julia has married a man she loves, but he's come packed with baggage. Tim is a widower with a young daughter, and Julia has bravely stepped up to the plate, doing her best to provide maternal support. But as if being pinned down by the child's slightly manipulative ways and (dare Julia say it) spoiled behavior wasn't enough, there's Tim's ex-mother-in-law, whose meddling is getting nastier by the week.

For Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia, the time has come to stand up for what matters-for their passions, their hearts, and themselves. As they maneuver through family drama and embrace unexpected change, they come to find that life is much easier (and a lot more fun) when you've got friends, wine, and chocolate along for the ride.

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