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LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs-5 Star Reviews

LUXURY MODEL WIFE is garnering 5-Star reviews from book bloggers and readers. Have you downloaded your copy yet, or ordered a copy in print? If not, what are you waiting for?

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.” 5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

“Adele Downs has given us another amazing story.” 5 Stars! ~Bella’s Blog

“So good I could not put it down.” 5 Stars! ~Girl With Pen

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LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs

Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined widow.

Excerpt:

Steve tilted his head, his bright blue eyes sizing her up. “Sorry, but I gotta’ ask. Do you always talk like that?”

Victoria felt her cheeks warm. “Whatever do you mean?”

There.” He studied her again with not-so-subtle curiosity. “You sounded like your late husband James just now. Funny, you don’t seem like the snooty type to me. More like a regular girl.”

His comment touched a nerve like hot wires to stripped cable. Victoria bit back a retort while blood rushed through her ears. She closed her eyes against the sound to clear her head. Twenty-eight was hardly a girl, and she was damn tired of defending her right to be a Van Orr.

For five years she’d tried and failed to fit into the privileged world of her older husband—learning couture, keeping her posture as straight as a modeling school graduate, rounding her O’s when she spoke —apparently fooling no one on either side of the social spectrum in the process.

Defeat swept over her and her shoulders sagged beneath five-thousand dollar silk and linen. No matter how hard she tried, she’d forever be exposed as the abandoned kid who’d grown-up in shelters.

Strange though… when she opened her eyes and returned them to Steve Carlson’s handsome face, she sensed his remark was meant as a compliment and not a reminder that she lacked James’s pedigree. It was like he saw her.

Her. Not James’s luxury-model second wife.

Still, his manners were disgusting. Even store-owner-janitors should know how to behave. Snooty type. Who was he to say that to her? She was a potential client for heaven’s sake.

Victoria stood to leave. She was sick and tired of people voicing their opinions about her and her late husband’s disparate lineage. She’d been bullied and belittled since the day she’d become engaged. “You don’t know me well enough to analyze me, Mr. Carlson.” She kept the annoyance out of her reprimand. The rich had taught her that cool distain wounded more deeply than anger.

Steve grimaced, rubbed his jaw, and then stood to face her, his expression sheepish. He waved her back to her seat. “Please. I’m sorry I offended you. I’m a friend. Really. We’ve gotten off on the wrong foot.”

He ran a hand through his hair and his bicep bulged with the movement. Victoria’s gaze followed the lines and curves of sinew and muscle and took in the military tattoo peeking from the hem of his tee shirt.

She resisted the images that teased her dormant libido, and brought her eyes back to his face. Damn. That didn’t help. Why did this annoying man have to be so good-looking? Her attraction to him only made her feel guilty, like she’d betrayed James’s memory. Widowhood came with a unique set of baggage.

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, I hope you will today!

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Beauty and the Beast Movie – Review by Adele Downs #BeautyandtheBeast

What happens when four author friends get together when they’re not writing or talking about writing? They go to the premiere of BEAUTY and THE BEAST on opening day.

From left to right: Veronica Forand, Adele Downs, Judi Fennell, Beth Long.

Disney’s newest version of the fairy tale starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Kevin Kline as Papa Maurice is a big, beautiful film offering an escape from the world for two wonderful hours. The characters are perfectly cast, the musical scenes are breathtaking, the humor actually makes us laugh, the costumes and set designs are Oscar worthy, and the dark moments are intense. There wasn’t a single thing about the film I didn’t enjoy and I recommend the movie to romance lovers everywhere.

Those who have decided to boycott the film due to a rumor that two men kiss–that is only a rumor and simply not true. There is a ballroom scene at the end (–SPOILER ALERT!–) where everyone in the castle dances when the spell of enchantment is broken, and two men lift their arms to dance together, but the gay moment is offered in the spirit of fun. It was a snapshot inside a huge, exciting extravaganza that’s not to be missed. I want to see the movie again.

A Kindle Filled with Cowboys! #Giveaway #Romance

Love Cowboys?

Enter the free giveaway for one person to receive a Kindle filled with 21 cowboy stories from many of your favorite romance authors. KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs is included.

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Here’s the link to play:

https://www.kristirose.net/giveaways/feel-the-country-love

Good luck!

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Don’t want to wait?

Buy a copy of KISSING HER COWBOY for only .99 on Amazon or Smashwords. A Lunchbox Romance short story and an Amazon Top 100 Best-Seller. The sequel HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY is also available for only .99!

Discover First Chapters FREE on InstaFreebie

Real Love. Beyond Price.

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Would you like to read the full first chapter of my contemporary romance novel LUXURY MODEL WIFE – FREE?

Here’s the link to the DISCOVER NEW READS Anthology, Part One, available at InstaFreebie.  LUXURY MODEL WIFE is Lucky Number 7 of 34 first chapters in the anthology. Part Two with more free chapters will be offered next month. Enjoy!

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“Adele Downs’ LUXURY MODEL WIFE is a great read. This book is so good I couldn’t put it down.”  5 Stars! Kim~ Danielle’s Domain Reviews

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.”
5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

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Another Great Review for LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of LUXURY MODEL WIFE, book lovers site Long and Short Reviews has given yet another reason to download a copy or buy a paperback version for your library. Book bloggers have given the story outstanding reviews and call it “one for the keeper shelf.”

If you’re looking for contemporary romance that won’t disappoint, I hope you’ll pick up your copy of LUXURY MODEL WIFE today.

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About The Book:

Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined young widow.

Read The Review:

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/luxury-model-wife-by-adele-downs/

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Blue Collar: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce that my short story UPSIDE DOWN LOVE will be included in an upcoming anthology featuring those hot blue collar heroes we love to love.

Here’s the announcement from editor Delilah Devlin:

Congratulations to the authors whose stories will be in BLUE COLLAR: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY! Here’s the list!

Adele Downs – Upside Down Love
Belinda LaPage – Shear Passion
Jennifer Kacey – The Boss
Kris Norris – Cabin Fever
Lisa Carter – The Traffic Stop
M. Marie – In the Heat of the Moment
Megan Mitcham – Elevation
Mia Hopkins – We Drill Deep While Others Sleep
N.j. Walters – Roadside Assistance
Robie Madison – Renovating the Heart
Sukie Chapin – Mr. Big
Susan Saxx – Special Delivery
Tray Ellis – Full of the Wild Life

There will be a story by Delilah Devlin and, hopefully, one from Elle James, also included in the volume.

More details coming soon!

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