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Excerpt-LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs, New Release!

LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs

An All Romance eBooks Staff Pick!

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

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Available in both ebook and print formats.

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

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 widow.

TRUE RICHES

Twenty-eight-year-old Victoria Van Orr just lost everything. With the death of her billionaire husband went his mature patience and warm encouragement; and the veneer of acceptance from everyone else. His friends and colleagues now ignore Victoria, and if his son succeeds she just might be forced back to the streets upon which she was raised. But money was never her goal. All she wants is love. Real love.

Antiques expert Steve Carlson knows the value of everything. Pain and betrayal? Those he gave away–and now they’re coming back. His worst mistakes were all with one man: an old friend, the son of a father figure, now the stepchild of a beautiful young widow who wants Steve to help her auction off the family estate. To help Victoria, Steve must face his past and become a better man. To find true love, he will discover her surprisingly pure heart, vulnerable yet determined. And beyond price.

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 dollars’ worth of 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.

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Buy The Book!

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Luxury-Model-Wife-Downs-Adele-ebook/dp/B01M0HZM1O/

All Romance eBooks:

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-luxurymodelwife-2098925-177.html

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/666885

Boroughs Publishing Group:

http://www.boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/luxury-model-wife

All Romance eBooks Staff Pick Page:

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Interview with Adele Downs at Karen’s Book Bench

Visit Karen’s Book Bench where Karen Docter interviews yours truly, Adele Downs, on October 3 and then spotlights LUXURY MODEL WIFE on October 5. I’ll be giving away a Starbucks gift card to one lucky commenter. Stop by!

FOLLOW my Amazon Author Central page for extra chances to win.

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NEW Release! LUXURY MODEL WIFE – Book Blast and Giveaways!

NEW RELEASE!

LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs

It’s my book birthday!

Follow the celebration and share LUXURY MODEL WIFE on social media and be entered to win prizes! I’m giving away signed paperback copies of my books and a Starbucks gift card.

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Lots of wonderful bloggers, reviewers, and authors are hosting LUXURY MODEL WIFE on release day and beyond including:

USA Today: Joyce Lamb’s Happily Ever After:

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2016/09/20/adele-downs-interview-luxury-model-wife/

Romance Books 4 Us:

http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/2016/09/real-love-beyond-price-with-adeledowns.html

Author Lisa Mondello: http://www.lisamondello.com/2016/09/on-converstions-adele-downs.html

LUXURY MODEL WIFE Day One Book Blast hosts 9/20:

Follow along, share, and enter to win prizes!

Cathy Write Romance –  http://cathybrockman.com/2016/09/20/luxury-model-wife-by-adele-downs-romance-newrelease-giveaway/     Review

Book Boyfriend Heaven  – https://bookboyfrriendheaven.blogspot.com/2016/09/book-information-title-luxury-model.html

Teatime and Books  – http://teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com/2016/09/three-day-book-blast-luxury-model-wife.html?zx=9885fcc52ecbf7fb

True Revue Book Blog –  http://truerevuebookblog.weebly.com/true-revue-book-blog/luxury-model-wife-book-blast

A One-Click Addict’s Book Blog – http://aone-clickaddictsbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/luxury-model-wife-by-adele-downs.html

Ramblings From SEKS  –  http://sdlashbrook.ramblingsfromseks.com/2016/09/book-blast-excerpt-giveaway-luxury.html

Cara’s Book Boudoir – http://www.carasbookboudoir.com/2016/09/book-blast-luxury-model-wife-by-adele.html

Jude Ouvrard – https://judeouvrardauthor.com/2016/09/20/luxury-model-wife/

My Family’s Heart – https://tonyaloveslife.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/LuxuryModelWifeBlast

Buy The Book! LUXURY MODEL WIFE is available at these fine online retailers in both ebook and print formats.

Amazon eBook

Amazon Print

All Romance eBooks

Smashwords

iBook – Available Soon!

B&N – Available Soon!

Kobo – Available Soon!

Praise For LUXURY MODEL WIFE – Releasing 9/20/16

Early reviews of LUXURY MODEL WIFE are overwhelmingly positive. I’m thrilled!

I hope you’ll download a copy of LUXURY MODEL WIFE on release day, or order a copy in print, and celebrate September 20 with me!

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Find books by Adele Downs on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Adele-Downs/e/B00G1RRS60

LUXURY MODEL WIFE — Arrives May 26

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Get ready to meet Victoria Van Orr and enjoy this summer beach read.

Available in both digital and paperback formats.

Coming May 26, 2016 from Boroughs Publishing.

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