Author: Elley Arden
Published Date: September 9th 2013
Published by: Crimson Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nothing is going to stop Nel Parker from raising her fledgling real estate agency to the top of the heap. When she returns two dogs to a million-dollar mansion with a dumpster in the driveway, she thinks the house is her lucky break. But the owner turns out to be a moody professional baseball player with a complicated agenda of his own, leaving Nel to fear her plans for real estate domination are doomed. Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It’s a miserable job, but he’s doing it anyway—because somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensues. As weeks go by, business turns to pleasure with Nel and Grey believing the temporary nature of their time together will protect their hearts. Too bad nothing can protect them or prepare them for love. Book
Nel Parker an up and coming real estate agent has taken a blow to her career by the worst way, a man!! As she starts out on her own and attempts to make her way back to the top faith sends her the key in the form of two dogs. Grey, centerfield baseball player has his many demons! The top demon on his long list is a house he inherited from his father, attempting to make a very bad wrong right he's spending the off season fixing up the place, one sledgehammer to tile at a time. As Nel and Grey find a way to achieve their goal they also find each other.
Very cute book, if your a book lover it can be a quick read in a few hours. I was engrossed in the story to the point where i stayed up during my beauty sleep time just to find out what happens next. I didn't read book one so this is def a standalone, though i did wonder about the other brothers. I love the dynamic between Nel and her brothers and between Grey and Nel.
The novel is upbeat even in moments that are the pits, realistic in concept and reactions and not your typical story.
I give Change My Mind by Elley Arden
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning.. Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.
Book #1 in the Series:
Psychotherapist Maggie Collins has always been a little off the proverbial wall, but now she’s also knee deep in a delayed quarter-life crisis. With her meager paychecks devoured by student loan debt, a car payment and rent for office space, living at home with a flighty, folk-singing mother seemed like a good idea…at first. Now Maggie’s not so sure. She wants space to sort things out and launch a life of her own, but she needs a cushion of cash to get there. When an unexpected phone call brings an offer Maggie can’t refuse, she’s one deal with the devil away from moving out of her mother’s house. The devil of contract negotiations, baseball agent Jordon Kemmons, has a problem the usual experts can't fix...his star pitcher is too depressed to throw strikes. Even worse, Jordon's post-divorce grudge against women is turning him into a raging mess. If desperate times call for desperate measures, then cynical Jordon has made the most desperate move of all. He's hoping sexy psychotherapist Maggie Collins is the answer to all his rusty prayers. Soon Maggie and Jordon are fighting an attraction that threatens everything they've ever believed. If it's not just physical attraction...if it's something more, maybe two wrongs can make a right.