Monday, July 7, 2014

A Perfect Trade by Anna Sugden - Excerpt and Giveaway

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7_7 Cover_A Perfect Trade finalA win-win negotiation?

Truman "Tru" Jelinek's life is pretty much off the rails. With his professional hockey career on thin ice, and his personal life falling apart, he's ready to implement some serious changes. Helping Jenny Martin—the only girl he's ever loved—make her dreams a reality is a good place to start.

There's just one problem: Jenny doesn't want his help. She barely wants to speak to him. But Tru is prepared to negotiate a deal that even Jenny can't refuse. As trading favors turns into sharing passion, he has to face the truth that when it comes to Jenny, the game is far from over.

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Tru flicked the turn signal. “How about we go to the little Italian place you love? I’ll take you into the city for dinner on Saturday.” He named a couple of hot restaurants in the Meatpacking District. “Your choice.”

Melanie perked up. “Okay.”

The tension eased. For the rest of the drive, she chattered about what she’d been doing all week. At La Trattoria Paulina, the effusive personal service and a complimentary glass of champagne put her in a better mood.

Tru was beginning to think he might escape the evening unscathed, when Melanie dropped her bombshell.

“I think we should move in together this summer.” She flashed a dazzling smile.

The chicken parmigiana turned to rubber in his mouth. Tru gulped down ice water, but still felt as if he had half a puck stuck in his throat.

He forced himself to sound calm, despite the dread rising in him. “We agreed to hold off discussing that until the off-season.”

“Why wait? You’ve only got a few weeks left and there are decisions to be made if we want to be settled before you start again. Like where we’ll live. I think we should sell our places and buy something new together.”

“Whoa. Slow down.” Tru held up a hand. “I don’t even know if I’ll still be in New Jersey next season.”

Melanie frowned. “What do you mean?”

About the Author: 7_7 AuthorPicHarlequin SuperRomance author, Anna Sugden, loves reading and writing happy endings as much as hockey! When not reading or watching hockey, she loves football, good food & wine, making simple cross-stitch projects, and collecting memorabilia, penguins and fab shoes!

A former marketing executive and primary teacher, Anna lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two bossy black cats. Learn more about Anna, her heart-warming romances and her shoes at You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and on the Romance Bandits blog.

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  1. Hi everyone and thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks too to my fabulous hostess! :) Hope you enjoyed the next snippet in Tru & Jenny's story!

    So tell me, what's your favourite place to eat?

  2. I'm a huge hockey fan. My favorite team is the San Jose Sharks.


    1. YAY! Another hockey fan! I have a soft spot for your Sharks - I always root for them :)

  3. Hi Anna,
    So many great places to eat here, but there's this Malaysian restaurant in Little Italy that's one of my favorites.

    1. Hi Jane! You are indeed spoiled for choice - one of the things we love about NY! Ooh that Malaysian restaurant sounds interesting ... and in Little Italy!

  4. Sounds interesting


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