by: Karen Booth
Series: The Eden Empire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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On her second run-in with her one-night stand,
they go from the bedroom to the war room!
It’s bad enough that high-powered attorney Isabel Blackwell is spending her Christmas on a high-stakes case. Then she discovers she’s up against the man who took her breath away one very special night. As a litigator, Jeremy Sharp shouldn’t be underestimated, but as lovers, Jeremy and Isabel can’t resist another rendezvous. Will this duel mean playing to win—or playing for keeps?
Date of birth: January 3
Physical Description: Tall and a little skinny, with sleek black hair and brown eyes.
3 likes in no particular order: Naps, cats, and donuts
3 dislikes in no particular order: Fake people, disloyalty, and black licorice
Drink of choice: Gin & Tonic with 2 limes
Favorite food: Pasta! Any kind. Doesn’t matter.
Favorite dessert: Cannoli. Which is basically like pasta, but fried, with a creamy filling.
Favorite song: “At Last” by Etta James. It’s so sexy and romantic.
Favorite color: Pink, but black is a close second. I have a lot of black clothes.
Favorite way to spend an evening: Something low-key. A nice meal, then sitting in front of a fire, reading a book with a cat curled up on my lap.
Best memory to date: The day my brother admitted to me that he’d fallen in love with Mindy Eden, the woman who is now his wife. I never thought he’d let it happen. His happiness is my happiness. Although I do enjoy having some of my own.
If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently? I would have led my legal career in a different direction from the very beginning, pursuing something that was for the greater good of the world.
Is it possible to survive tragedy and find happiness again? My brother and I are direct evidence that it’s perfectly possible. We lost both of our parents in a short period of time and it was incredibly difficult.
What’s something you’ve said you would never do, but in fact have done? Covered up unsavory actions by wealthy clients. I don’t do that anymore, but I did once allow myself to wade into those waters. I regret it.
Most romantic gesture experienced: Jeremy telling me he wanted to keep the kittens. The man once disliked cats, so it was a big sign to me that he’d warmed to everything I brought into his life.
Words to live by: Love is the only thing that ever truly saves anyone.
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The Eden Empire Series:
A Christmas Temptation ~ Review
A Cinderella Seduction ~ Review
A Bet with Benefits ~ Review
* A Christmas Rendezvous ~ Review *
** You can read my interview with Sam Blackwell here. **
Karen Booth is a midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on ’80s music and repeated readings of Forever by Judy Blume. Karen writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction, almost always about the dreamy guy you’d never thought you’d get. Her stories are full of breathless kisses, tearjerker moments, family dynamics, and more than a few things she’s glad her grandmother never read.
When she’s not creating hunky fictional men and the women who test them, she’s listening to everything from Otis Redding to Duran Duran to Superchunk with her college-age kids, honing her Southern cooking skills (she makes some mean collards), or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.
Karen is co-founder of the 3000+ member Seasoned Romance Facebook group, devoted to the promotion of romance with characters 35+. She has been a finalist for RT Magazine’s Series Romance of the Year, RT Magazine’s Gold Seal of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA), and the Booksellers’ Best Award. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages.
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