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New Release – The Other Man by Nicole French

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Release Date: March 10

 

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Nina Astor gave me one red-hot night, then disappeared like a ghost.
Three months later, fate drops her in my lap.
The only problem?
She’s beyond off-limits, and we’re worlds apart.
I’m a city prosecutor with a bit of a dark side.
She’s the gilded daughter of a dynasty…and property of the scum of the earth.
And the man who owns her is the subject of my next investigation.
Nina thinks I’m on the right side of the law, but she’s forgotten one thing:
When it comes to her, I’m not a good man.
To claim her as my own, I might sell my soul to the devil himself.
True be told…
When it comes to this woman, maybe I already have.
 
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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – The Other Man by Nicole French

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The Other Man; Rose Gold #1 
(#1 within a series)

by: Nicole French

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Other Man is filled with suspense, drama and an inside look into a man who falls into an obsession with a married woman. As the title implies this book does involve cheating, but perhaps you’ve always wondered what is was like on the flipside to “be the other man”.

Matthew Zota seems to have a penchant for married women, that is at least how he meet Nina Gardner. Being a single man in New York you’d think he’d have no trouble finding a single gal, but somehow the taken ones seemed to end up in his bed.

Enter Nina, whom he can’t seem to stop obsessing about. She continually pushes him away, tells him it cannot work, that she is in fact a married woman, yet he goes back again and again like some kind of punishment. On top this obsession, he could have the potential to lose his job. He is an Assistant DA and the connections she has is really what could risk him his job. Matthew knows what love is, his grandparents fell in love as teenagers and were a strong foundation of what a relationship is and can be. Why he can’t seem to find what they had is somewhat of a mystery, even to him. While he’s investigating a huge case, Nina, the woman he’s been obsessed about waltzes back into his life and the two become tangled, perhaps more than he could have guessed.

Nina is a rich socialite and tied to the current investigation Matthew has on going. Could those ties be deeper? We don’t find out the full answer to this question in this book, but there are hints that perhaps they could be. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of this relationship overall. Not so much because she was married and Matthew wanted to pursue her, but more so for the reasons Nina insisted or more like continued to stay with her husband. Nina is actually the one in her marriage with money, her husband is abusive, and she is unhappy plain and simple. So why stay with her husband and then also continue to play with Matt’s emotions? I suppose this is what bothered me about their affair when there really seemed to be no motivation.

The story didn’t connect with me, mostly I believe, because it was based on a one night affair where the emotions were still surface level and I never felt them connecting deeper. Most of the time Nina spent the story running away from Matthew telling him their relationship wasn’t going to work while he chased her down and begged her to give him a chance.

Synopsis:

Former Marine. Criminal prosecutor.
I was one of the good guys. Until I met her.

With beauty like a rose and a mind as sharp as thorns,
Nina Gardner went from dalliance to obsession in a single night.
I’d stop at nothing to find her again, to make her mine.

Then I find out:
She’s the daughter of a New York dynasty.
Property of the scum of the earth.

And the subject of my next investigation is…her husband.
Which makes me the other man.

Well, I don’t think I can live with that.
Because now, I don’t think I can live without her.

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Indiscreet; The Discreet Duet

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Title: Indiscreet
Series: The Discreet Duet #2
Author: Nicole French
Publisher: Raglan Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2018

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Sexiest man alive.
Playboy movie star.
Reckless actor.

Will Baker, better known as “Fitz,” is back, and the world has questions.

Where did he go?
Why is he back?
Who is Maggie Sharp, the girl who found him?

As Will and Maggie flee her family’s troubles, they return to a world most only dream of, where privacy belongs to the highest bidders, and loving Will might cost Maggie everything she has.

Secrets mean betrayal, and Will’s are bigger than most.

As he returns to a life of wealth and excess, will he fall back into his old vices too? Or is loving Maggie Sharp the one thing that will save him?

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Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm. When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

New Release – Discreet

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Title: Discreet
Series: The Discreet Duet #1
Author: Nicole French
Publisher: Raglan Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2018

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Fitz Baker was the world’s biggest sex symbol. Until he disappeared.

Fed up with the trappings of fame, he traded his world of Hollywood for a quiet life on Newman Lake. He was perfectly happy living as an island. Until he met her.

Returning home with nothing but a failed music career, all Maggie Sharp wants is to rebuild her life. A life that doesn’t involve the surly, arrogant stranger now living across the lake.

Still, there’s something about Will…Something familiar. Something Maggie can’t quite put her finger on…

She only wanted the spotlight.
He gave up his life to escape it.
The real question is if they can remain discreet.

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EXCERPT 

“I don’t like feeling like this,” Will said.
I sucked a breath through my teeth. “Feeling like what?”
“Like this.” He took a step toward me, and I fought not to step backward. Will had a quiet authority about him, and in the shadows of the moon, his shoulders seemed to broaden, his legs seemed to lengthen. He seemed larger than life.
When he had me backed up against the porch railing, he raised a hand, floating his fingers around my jaw, over my cheeks, but never actually touching me. I arched toward his hand. I couldn’t help it. But he hovered, never making contact.
“You make me feel…” Will started. “Out of control.”
I couldn’t move. “Oh?”
“Like I actually have to care about what someone else thinks. Like I’m not alone anymore.” He paused. His eyes opened wide, following the path of his fingers as they took hold of a strand of hair in my ponytail and twirled. “And for the first time in a very long time, I feel like I don’t want to be.”
He tugged lightly on the strand, and I felt the slight pinch like an arrow through my body, shooting down my arms and legs, and coming to throb in that place no man had been for so, so long. I bit my lip. Will’s eyes dilated.
“Tell the truth, Lil. What do you want?”
You. The word echoed distantly, like a bell tolling from miles away. I didn’t understand it. I was broken. A mess. What should I want with this man? We had a connection, sure, but overall, he was nothing but trouble. He was grouchy. A loner. Clearly had serious social and emotional control issues.
And yet. There was no denying that something was here. Since we met, it certainly felt at times as if the universe itself was tilting on its axis, trying to knock me into him. Breakdown after breakdown. Meeting after meeting. And now…
I tipped my chin up so I could look directly at him, drawn like one of the moths circling the porch light. Winging through the dark, ready to dive into his golden inferno.
“I don’t want Lucas,” I said quietly, drifting my gaze up and down his naked torso. A sheen of sweat glimmered in the moonlight, which also made the shadows of his muscles—the square pectorals, the solid rack of abs, the lickable V that dipped beneath his shorts—that much more evident.
Will followed my gaze, and his hand dropped. He stepped between my legs, and his unique scents engulfed me. Working all afternoon only made them that much stronger—the scent of pine trees, lake water, and man swallowed me with a heady rush that made me shake slightly. And it was then, only then, that he finally touched me. My waist was encircled by his wide palms, so broad that his fingers nearly touched on either side. It was relatively innocent, but the intent was clear. Just like last night, he held me still; I couldn’t move unless he wanted me to. For that moment, I was his.
When I looked back up, his eyes were fixed on my lips. Unconsciously, I licked the lower one. His pupils dilated even more.
“Lil,” he whispered as he leaned a little closer.
“What are you waiting for?” I murmured. Now I was the one staring at his mouth—so soft and full under his newly trimmed beard.
I panted. Will swore.
“Fuck it,” he growled. “I don’t fucking know.”
Sometimes you don’t know you wanted something until you have it. Sometimes you don’t know you need something until it’s there.
His mouth found mine in a fury, one that surprised me for about a half second before. The hands at my waist gripped so tightly, I almost couldn’t breathe, and I felt like I was strangled—not for lack of oxygen, but for lack of him. Will’s lips made me feel like I was breathing for the first time; like I’d been under water my entire life, and he was the air I’d never known I needed.

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#2 Indiscreet – Releasing October 25, 2018

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Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm. When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Discreet Duet

COVER REVEAL
The Discreet Duet
Author: Nicole French
Publisher: Raglan Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Raglan Publishing
Photo: Eric McKinney, 6:12 Photography
Models: Roddy Hanson & Jenna Dallender

#1 Discreet – Release Date: October 4, 2018

Fitz Baker was the world’s biggest sex symbol. Until he disappeared.

Fed up with the trappings of fame, he traded his world of Hollywood for a quiet life on Newman Lake. He was perfectly happy living as an island. Until he met her.

Returning home with nothing but a failed music career, all Maggie Sharp wants is to rebuild her life. A life that doesn’t involve the surly, arrogant stranger now living across the lake.

Still, there’s something about Will…Something familiar. Something Maggie can’t quite put her finger on…

She only wanted the spotlight.
He gave up his life to escape it.
The real question is if they can remain discreet.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40524221-discreet

#2 Indiscreet – Release Date: October 25, 2018

Sexiest man alive.
Playboy movie star.
Reckless actor.

Will Baker, better known as “Fitz,” is back, and the world has questions.

Where did he go?
Why is he back?
Who is Maggie Sharp, the girl who found him?

As Will and Maggie flee her family’s troubles, they return to a world most only dream of, where privacy belongs to the highest bidders, and loving Will might cost Maggie everything she has.

Secrets mean betrayal, and Will’s are bigger than most.

As he returns to a life of wealth and excess, will he fall back into his old vices too? Or is loving Maggie Sharp the one thing that will save him?

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40524232-indiscreet

AUTHOR BIO

Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm. When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – True North

COVER REVEAL
Title: True North
Series: Bad Idea #3
Author: Nicole French
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Raglan Publishing
Release Date: May 31, 2018

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They said I was a bad idea. Poor. Violent. Criminal.

They said I’d amount to nothing, and I believed them too.

Until I met her.

Layla saved me from my worst, but sacrificed her best to do it. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time for me to bring her back to the land of the living.
But I might be too late.

Because sometimes our worst demons are those we never expect. And sometimes getting rid of them isn’t a choice at all.

The odds have always been against us, but this time is different. But how can I be her true north if I’m still finding my own direction? I’ll never know if I don’t try. And one thing’s for sure: I’ll try anything for her.

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Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and complete and total bookworm. When not writing or teaching about writing, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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New Releases, Release Day/New Release

Release Day – Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow, A Bad Idea Prequel by Nicole French

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Synopsis:
Two years I’ve been gone. Two years locked in a juvenile detention facility for a crime that took seconds to commit, losing my sense of self and direction. Two years since I’ve seen my family and friends, since I’ve seen New York City and all its chaos.
Two years have passed, but some things are still the same. There are still five of us crammed in a one-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen––six when my mother’s boyfriend decides that he and his fists should stay the night. There are still four kids here who never have enough to eat and wannabe thugs lurking the neighborhood, trying to pull me back to a life of trouble.
But now I’m a little older. A little wiser. A little bigger. A little stronger. And if I can focus on the future instead of the past, maybe I can make things a little better.
Two years I’ve been gone. But now I’m back. It’s time to check my bearings and find the right path.


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Bad Idea blurb:
From the second she saw him, Layla Barros knew Nico Soltero was all wrong. Wrong age. Wrong education. Wrong job. Wrong everything. She had a hard enough time convincing her parents that New York really is the right place for their nineteen-year-old daughter without telling them she’s got a thing for the FedEx guy at her new part-time job. Too bad the second she saw him, Layla Barros no longer cared about right and wrong.
Raised with three siblings in Hell’s Kitchen by a single-mom, half-Puerto Rican Nico Soltero is a quintessential New York mutt who’s always had to shoulder the burdens of his family. Burdens which have cost him almost all of his dreams, like going to college or becoming an FDNY firefighter. Now, at twenty-six, he’s finally getting the chance to leave the place that’s always felt more like a dead weight than the center of the universe. Too bad the city of his birth has one last hard knock to deal: the girl of his dreams, sitting right in the middle of his delivery route, three months before his plane is supposed to take off.

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Nicole French is a East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm. When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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