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Shillings Agency #4

May 2015
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Featuring: Lydia Thomas; Holt Cunningham
ISBN: 1633752593
EAN: 9781633752597
Kindle: B00VQ1HICA
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Also by Diane Alberts:
An Accidental Date with a Billionaire, April 2019
An Accidental Date with a Billionaire, December 2018
Catching the Player, October 2017
Romancing the Bachelor, May 2017


Hello! I’m Diane Alberts, but you might also know me as Jen McLaughlin! As Diane, I write sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. My latest book, TAKING WHAT’S HIS, is the fourth book in the Shillings Agency series (all can be read as Standalones, though), and it centers around Holt Cunningham and Lydia Thomas.

Holt, now, he’s one of my favorite heroes. He’s fresh out of the military—as are all the Shillings heroes—and he’s been injured. We don’t know the full extent of his injuries right away—and I will not post spoilers!!—but the injuries aren’t just superficial. They go deeper, too.

When writing and reading, there is definitely an appeal for the wounded hero. We all love them, and want to snuggle them, kiss them, and make them smile. I think this goes to our nurturing nature that some of us have.

When we see something sad and lost…we want to help it!

This goes for hot, muscular, looking-for-love military heroes, too. AMIRIGHT?

What do you think it the reason we all love the wounded hero? Is it our nature to try to heal them? Or do you think it’s something more magnetic/appealing to out other senses?

What makes you fall for a wounded hero?


Some lines are meant to be crossed...

One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning.

Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister.

One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will Holt go in order to claim what's his?

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About Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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1 comment posted.

Re: Diane Alberts | Appeal of a Wounded Hero

What draws me to a wounded hero is first putting myself in
their place, then doing whatever is in my power to try and
get them to forget what they've been through, and get them
to try and enjoy the rest of their lives - to show them they
can depend on me, and I can help them laugh again, and love
life again!! Their road won't be easy, but we can do it
together, hand-in-hand. Your latest book sounds like a cute
story line, and I put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on
your latest book, which will probably do well!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:55pm May 6, 2015)

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