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"A GEM OF A STORY" ~ Kirkus Reviews

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Dirty Deal by Christine Bell


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Also by Christine Bell:

Home for the Holidays, November 2016
Reforming the Rock Star, October 2014
Dirty Deal, September 2014
Fix You: Bash and Olivia Part 2, May 2014
Fix You: Bash and Olivia, April 2014
White Lie Christmas, November 2013
Dirty Trick, September 2013
Down and Dirty, March 2013
Holding Out for a Hero, January 2013
Down for the Count, October 2012
Wife for Hire, August 2012
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale, April 2011

Dirty Deal
Christine Bell

He's so much more than she bargained for...

Perfectly Matched #2
Entangled Brazen
September 2014
On Sale: August 25, 2014
Featuring: Bryan Metcalf; Serena Elliott
ISBN: 1633750604
EAN: 9781633750609
Kindle: B00ME5RTOY
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Romance Contemporary

Professional matchmaker Serena Elliott spends her workdays helping clients find love. It’s the perfect gig. She gets to see the good part of the relationships...before things inevitably turn to crap. She leads her own love life the same way. Get in, and get out before things get too complicated. One date with sexy army doctor, Bryan Metcalf, won’t be enough to make her change her mind, no matter how hot it gets…

Bryan has had his share of crazy women and isn’t in the market for another relationship that ends by way of restraining order. When Serena Elliott gets into a bidding war for him at a charity bachelor auction, he’s a little worried. Turns out she’s just as anti-relationship as he is, and could be the solution to all his problems. If he can convince her to be his fake girlfriend, he just might be able to spend the rest of his leave in peace. Now if only he can stop thinking about that night on the beach…

But there are other forces at work that believe these two belong together, and they just might find out that happily ever afters do exist.


18 comments posted.

Re: Dirty Deal

I can only wish to have a friend like mike, not so much
(Niki Edwards 8:39am August 27, 2014)

Yes, I do. Several, in fact. One girlfriend since Kindergarten (so 50 years now). Two girlfriends from high school (40 years now). Each kicks my butt to the curb whenever possible, LOL. Seriously, we help each other through deaths of family members, our own health scares, menus galore, and just everyday life. Just this morning one of them emailed me that my gray hair must be sucking the intelligence out of my brain (because I forgot something - and I tell you, at 55 years of age, who DOESN'T forget things???). LOL.
Elaine Seymour 9:22am August 27, 2014)

I actually have 2 friends like that. Without going into
details, one knows me so well, that he actually stepped in,
and saved my life!! All I can tell you is that he let
someone know that I was very unhappy in where I was in life
at the moment (not depressed, just sad with my marriage),
and they intervened. I was able to get the strength to
start a new life. My Doctor told me I would have died,
literally, if I had stayed where I was!! I have another
friend who isn't afraid to say what's on his mind, should he
decide I need another angle. I also have a best Girlfriend
who is closer to me than a Sister. She would stick by me,
through thick and thin, and say anything to me, and if it
hurts, she has her reasons. She hasn't had to say anything
hurtful to me for a long time, and the last time, I had it
coming. These types of friends are in your life for a
reason. They're there to help you along your path, when you
should stumble a bit, and they help you up, the best way
they know how. They know you inside and out, and know the
right things to say, and when they should say them. You had
an interesting post today, and I enjoyed it!!
Peggy Roberson 10:28am August 27, 2014)

I would love to win this book, mostly as I have a friend who is hard pressed for book buying money and I would love to surprise her with a copy of your book, one of her favorite authors too. Thank you so much.
Cynthia Blain

Thank you
Cynthia Blain 11:45am August 27, 2014)

That sounds just like my sister! :)
Colleen Conklin 1:17pm August 27, 2014)

THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN TO READ! I've been looking for a friend like that my whole
life...I found her two times but her time was cut short and the went to heaven. So I
search and reach out and seek to bring joy to others lives no matter how short their
stop in my life is. Rejoice in your friendship with Mike and cherish it. There is
nothing better. Thanks so much for the giveaway and this post motivates me to pay the
$3.99 steep price to get this book as your humor is AWESOME.
Lenna Hendershott 3:00pm August 27, 2014)

I do have a friend like Mike. We've been friends for over
50 years now, growing apart and growing together as our
lives progressed. I consider myself blessed. Most people I
know are good on the sympathy thing, but not so much on the
hard truth side. (Although truth be told, more people seem
to be comfortable dishing out hard truths rather than
receiving them. These tend to remain coworkers as opposed
to becoming friends). Relationships such as yours with Mike
have a precious quality that we can't help but realize is
worth maintaining.
Deb Philippon 7:00pm August 27, 2014)

Snark yes, but not so much sarcasm!
Diane Pollock 10:13pm August 27, 2014)

I don't have a friend like Mike I wish I did, LOVE the cover!!!
Jennifer Beck 10:22pm August 27, 2014)

I don't have a guy friend like Mikey. Is that a mickey mouse shirt he has on??
I have my family, that would treat pretty much the same way. Well, except the playing doctor type stuff. haha
And if I do, I definitely will not forget the sammich and I always put a thin slice or three of ham and tomato on my grilled cheese. Don't worry, I will remind you.
Thanks for the fun posting. Your thought was perfect.
Lisa Hutson 11:29pm August 27, 2014)

Yes I do and it's my daughter! I am very lucky!!!
Bonnie Capuano 3:31pm August 28, 2014)

I do have a friend like that his name is Don and I am going to be heading all the way across the country in a few months to visit with him and his new girl.
Ann Bartok 1:32am August 29, 2014)

I'm not actually that fond of sarcasm, though I like honesty
and smarts. My friend Lisa keeps me sane.
Mary Ann Dimand 5:56am August 29, 2014)

No, I don't have a friend like that, after reading your post,
I wish I did.
Jen Barnard 8:38am August 29, 2014)

I do not have a friend like Mike, but it would be nice to have
a friend like that. Thank you for sharing the interview.
Rachael Brown 8:56am August 29, 2014)

yep, summer looks good
Kent Cook 11:51am August 29, 2014)

No I don't have a friend like Mike. Sure wish I did. I do
have 2 friends from high school and we still get together
after 40 years. Which is rather awesome.
Denise Austin 5:18pm August 29, 2014)

They say you are lucky if you have one, just one true friend.
Most people come and go when there is trouble. They are called
fair weather friends. No I don't have true friends like Mike.
Deb Pelletier 11:29pm August 29, 2014)

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