No Law Against Love 2
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by Zoe Archer, Kimberly Ivey, Amber Dawn Bell
Description: I'm sure you've heard about some of those silly laws, right? Well, this anthology shows us that sometimes those silly laws can bring just the right people together. The highly anticipated No Law Against Love 2 follows on the heels of its predecessor with seven delightful stories of how antiquated laws can be the catalyst for romance. California ... be careful how you clean your car. England ... your handful of a cat could land you in much more danger than a dungeon. Wyoming ... sex in a walk-in meat freezer? Bet you never thought of it before! New York ... skimpy clothing's merely a way to cool down? Not even close! Arkansas ... it may be your bathtub, but just wait to find out what you can't keep in it. Great Britain ... son, go do your homework--oops, make that your longbow practice. Alabama ... everybody loves fountains, but be careful what you do to them. Seven delightful stories by seven authors: Zoe Archer, Amber Dawn Bell, Candace Gold, Patty Howell, Kimberly Ivey, Gerri Bowen, Lee Roland
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/A Wee Dram, 2008 2008
eBookwise Release Date: November 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [308 KB]
Reading time: 182-255 min.
"I'm sure you've heard about some of those silly laws, right? Well, this anthology shows us that sometimes those silly laws can bring just the right people together. Buon Anno--Zoe Archer--A cute, sensual story. This author certainly knows how to capture her readers and give them an entertaining tale with two well written characters. This is an author I want to read again. Purrfect Companion--Amber Dawn Bell--This was a very exciting story. Amber Dawn Bell gives her readers a heroine who can talk to animals and has preternatural powers and Damien is a yummy, scrummy vampire. This is a dark story, sensual and seductive. Ice Capade--Candace Gold--A heart warming story about two very ordinary people. Candace Gold writes a great story that certainly warmed my heart and gives her readers hope for the most desperate case. Street Manners--Patty Howell--This was cute, sassy and funny. Patty Howell gives her readers great characters and a great story too. That's A Croc--Kimberly Ivey--This was a great story which I really enjoyed. I loved the characters. Loved the interaction, wanted to hit the sheriff over the head and fell in love with the hero. Kimberly Ivey has written a well-rounded story you'll love. Something Wild--Gerri Bowen--A sensual story set in historical England. I loved Madeline, a woman who tries to hide her wildness under a demure and gentle facade. The hero is just that, her hero to save the day. The Lawyer and the Amazon--Lee Roland--Another great story in this stunning anthology. Lee Roland is a talented story teller who entertains her readers with great characters and a good plot. I can highly recommend this anthology. Each story is a gem and each author has certainly given their readers value for money."--Valerie, Love Romances and More
Buon Anno! Zoe Archer * * * *
"It's not a rattlesnake, it's just a tube of lipstick." Bianca Pasquale held the lipstick out to her friend Jenny, who recoiled from it as if it really were a dangerous reptile. "Come on--it's Kiss Me In Paris, not even a color I like."
"But will the car like wearing it?" Jenny shot back.
Bianca glanced over her shoulder at the car in question, a lovingly-restored white, 1962 Volvo P1800 that shone under the streetlights like a champion. Even in the San Francisco fog, the car glowed. Yes, it was a gorgeous car, but since it belonged to Jenny's cheating chum-bucket of a boyfriend, it needed a little detailing.
"It's New Year's Eve," Bianca said, turning back to her friend. All around the city, the sounds of merrymaking could already be heard--laughter, music, the clink of glasses--even hours ahead of midnight. "Which means that a brand new year starts tomorrow. A brand new you. Tonight's the night you make a change. Including letting Snot--"
"Scott," Jenny corrected.
"Including letting him know he can't treat you like garbage anymore. So get to it." When Jenny made no move to take the lipstick from Bianca's hand, Bianca tried not to sigh. She loved her friend, but damn, the girl needed to grow a backbone. "I don't think it's coincidence we just happened to be walking down this street and found Snot's car. It's fate."
"I don't know," Jenny dithered.
Lead by example, Bianca thought, turning back to the Volvo. Though she wasn't exactly prime role model material herself. Yes, she was a chef at one of San Francisco's most popular Italian restaurants, with starred reviews in glossy magazines to prove it, but somehow the sound judgment and good taste she exercised in her work didn't extend to her love life. Seemed like every guy she dated was some kind of Sopranos wannabe--taking money from her purse, running betting parlors out of their living rooms, sneaking off to chop shops in the middle of the night. And they had all seemed to be good guys. At first. Then the weird late night cell phone calls. The back-patting and favors from shifty men. Flat broke one day, flush with cash the next.
Bianca had her own New Year's resolution. Stop falling for shady guys. But her resolution could wait until tomorrow. Tonight, she was helping her friend move on. She took the top off the lipstick and started to write in big red letters across the hood of the car, Jenny squealing with a combination of terror and delight behind her.
Ask me about my two-inch di--
"What the hell are you doing to my car?"
Busted. Spinning on the spiked heels of her boots, Bianca faced the angry man striding toward her. She felt her face go hot while her hands froze. She'd never met Scott before, but, holy handbag, the man was beyond gorgeous. His dark hair was cut short, emphasizing the strong lines of his face, his hard jaw, and the silver gray of his eyes. With his lean, muscled body in a beautifully-fitted black corduroy blazer, a gray v-neck sweater, blue jeans and boots, he could have stepped straight from the runways of Milan and right onto the soccer field. No wonder Jenny kept giving this guy more chances--any woman would cheerfully murder her sainted granny to have a man like him in her bed.
Focus, Pasquale, she told herself. "A little custom paint job," she answered smartly. She had three older brothers and could kick any guy's ass if she had to, even steaming mad Senor Hottie.
"You want to tell me why?"
Bianca looked at Jenny pointedly, who had gone totally white.
"Uh, Bianca," Jenny squeaked. "That's not Scott."