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Cheri on Top

Susan Donovan

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Sun-drenched beaches, designer-label clothes, drop-dead-gorgeous boy-toys…all paid for with a series of high-risk real estate deals. That’s the lifestyle Cherise Newberry and her BFF Candy enjoy after leaving rural North Carolina for Tampa—until the market tanks and they lose everything. Cheri is surviving on Ramen Noodles and temp jobs when she gets a call from home to come back and run the family’s small-town newspaper. Just one catch: She’ll become the boss of her high school crush—and former  brother-in-law—who might have the power to crush her all over again…But Cheri is surprised to see how “bad boy” J.J. DeCourcy has grown into the hard-working and principled managing editor of The Bigler Bugle. Still, according to Cheri’s bitter sister, he’s not to be trusted. If Cheri’s going to co-exist at the with this sexier-than-ever man from her past, she needs to stay professional—and keep her distance —even though he sets her on fire. When they’re handed the biggest news story in the town’s history, Cheri must trust J.J., even it means putting her life in danger.…and her heart on the line.

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Chapter 1
 

The phone rang out like an air-raid siren, causing Cherise to nearly dump her ramen noodles onto the dining nook floor.
“Woo-hoo!” her roommate shouted from the plastic lawn chair in the living room. “I hope it’s Tampa Electric—I was starting to worry they just aren’t into us anymore!”
Cherise set her bowl on the dinette table and blew on her burning fingers, chuckling at her friend’s sarcasm. Everybody had their own way of dealing with stress, she supposed. Candy’s was sarcasm. Cherise preferred cheap carbo
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Praise for the Novels of Susan Donovan

 

THE NIGHT SHE GOT LUCKY

 

“This second in Donovan’s stories of dog-walking friends is a wonderful combination of love and laughter, with serious moments as well as some intrigue. The animal characters are a delightful addition to the story.”—Romatic Times BOOKreviews

 

The Night She Got Lucky is a sexy, sweet, and simply delicious contemporary romance.” —Joyfully Reviewed

 

“A cute, funny, and sexy tale from beginning to end.”—Romance Reviews Today

 

 

AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG

 

“Donovan whips up a fine frappe of romantic comedy and suspense.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“A delightful new series.”—RT BOOKreviews

 

“This is a terrific book and one that fans of Ms. Donovan, and new readers of first-class romantic comedies, don’t want to miss.”—RTR Reviews

 

THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO…

“An exceptional novel with humor and pathos and rich in detail, and the finely put together characters make this a story worthy of our Perfect 10 award and a must-read. You’ll laugh, cry, and your heart will break over this brilliant story of a man and woman—what most wondrous stories end up being about.”—Romance Reviews Today

“A wonderfully convoluted tale of love lost and found, secret pregnancies and spousal abuse, Donovan’s latest shows us the healing power of forgiveness and the strength found in the love of family. It’s peopled with complex characters who learn much about themselves and those they love through the course of this compelling story.”—RT BOOKreviews

 

THE KEPT WOMAN

A RITA Award finalist

 

“Sexy and funny. Donovan takes the marriage-of-convenience plot and gives it a fun update that will leave readers grinning. ...these characters are filled with genuine warmth and charm.” —RT BOOKreviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Susan Donovan

  • Susan Donovan's novels are witty, sexy, and entertaining—“brain candy for smart women,” as she puts it. Her books include Not That Kind of GirlThe Night She Got Lucky and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg. Susan is a former newspaper journalist with degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Indianapolis. Her other jobs have included fine arts fundraiser, freelance journalist, painted furniture artist, horse stall mucker, proposal writer, and aide to a U.S. Senator. Susan lives in rural Maryland with her family and dogs.
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