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Trouble When You Walked In

Trouble When You Walked In

A Novel

Kieran Kramer

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She's a woman of her word.

Cissie Rogers likes to do everything by the book. Literally. The town librarian in Kettle Knob, North Carolina, she's determined to preserve the future of literature-and the library's romantic legend-for her patrons. It's not easy when the mayor himself, Boone Braddock, wants to close the library down. There's only one way for Cissie to put a stop to him: By running for mayor herself!

Is he a player-or does he mean business?

Boone is Kettle Knob's favorite son, a champion athlete and stellar football coach with deep local roots. Cissie will need more than a savvy slogan and a pair of three-inch high heels to stand a chance at the polls. But what about the campaign that's underway in her own heart? What began as professional rivalry has transformed into a simmering attraction that neither contender can ignore. Could it be that the keeper of the town's card catalog and the legendary football hero are ready to team up...and write their own storybook romance?

"Kieran Kramer's smart, sassy storytelling charms readers because there is always poignancy mixed with passion, tenderness, and humor." -RT Book Reviews

CHAPTER ONE



If a ridiculously handsome man talks too loudly in a library and no one's there to hear but a repressed librarian, an old lady with a hearing aid, and a plastic pageant queen, does he still make a sound?

Cissie...

Praise for Trouble When You Walked In

“Kieran Kramer writes a sexy, sassy Southern romance with heart.” —Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author on YOU'RE SO FINE

“Kramer dishes up another delightful contemporary romance that is deftly seasoned with sassy Southern wit, snappy dialogue, and plenty of smoldering sexual chemistry. Readers who fell in love with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream a Little Dream (1998) or Ain't She Sweet? (2004) will definitely want to add Kramer's latest sexy, sparkling, spot-on love story to their reading lists.” —Booklist on YOU'RE SO FINE

“Filled with smart, believable characters and fresh, witty storytelling. A sexy, poignant romance wrapped in Southern charm and lightly accented with Hollywood glamour.” —Kirkus Reviews on YOU'RE SO FINE

“A superbly written, powerful, and touching book.” —Fresh Fiction on YOU'RE SO FINE

“The perfect combination of good-natured sass, sultry sexual tension, and hint of southern crazy. I loved this book.” —Tracy Brogan, author of Crazy Little Thing on SWEET TALK ME

“A sweetly sexy love story that is everything a romance should be…a knockout!” —Booklist (starred review) on SWEET TALK ME

“The banter between these characters was fun to read and I loved the tension that flowed between them…a great read to lose yourself in for a few hours….” —Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick) on SWEET TALK ME

“Readers who enjoy works by Nora Roberts and Luanne Rice will want to give Kramer a try. This reviewer predicts that the beaches this summer… More…

“Kieran Kramer writes a sexy, sassy Southern romance with heart.” —Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author on YOU'RE SO FINE

“Kramer dishes up another delightful contemporary romance that is deftly seasoned with sassy Southern wit, snappy dialogue, and plenty of smoldering sexual chemistry. Readers who fell in love with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream a Little Dream (1998) or Ain't She Sweet? (2004) will definitely want to add Kramer's latest sexy, sparkling, spot-on love story to their reading lists.” —Booklist on YOU'RE SO FINE

“Filled with smart, believable characters and fresh, witty storytelling. A sexy, poignant romance wrapped in Southern charm and lightly accented with Hollywood glamour.” —Kirkus Reviews on YOU'RE SO FINE

“A superbly written, powerful, and touching book.” —Fresh Fiction on YOU'RE SO FINE

“The perfect combination of good-natured sass, sultry sexual tension, and hint of southern crazy. I loved this book.” —Tracy Brogan, author of Crazy Little Thing on SWEET TALK ME

“A sweetly sexy love story that is everything a romance should be…a knockout!” —Booklist (starred review) on SWEET TALK ME

“The banter between these characters was fun to read and I loved the tension that flowed between them…a great read to lose yourself in for a few hours….” —Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick) on SWEET TALK ME

“Readers who enjoy works by Nora Roberts and Luanne Rice will want to give Kramer a try. This reviewer predicts that the beaches this summer will be covered with copies of Sweet Talk Me.” —Library Journal (starred review) on SWEET TALK ME

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Kieran Kramer

USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer is a former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher who lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her family. Game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer, her motto is, "Life rewards action."

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