Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Sex, Secrets, & Happily Ever Afters by Deb Julienne


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The Twisted Sisters Club


Angel Talbot is anything but pure—in fact some might even consider her a bit wicked. How else would you describe the manager of an ‘adults only’ store that specializes in helping ladies find that special O. But Angel could use a hand herself. Or two. That is until she stumbles into sexy businessman Travis Wellington.

When the Wellington Family had a problem, they sent Travis to fix it. Being the CEO of his family’s multi-million dollar enterprise means Travis is used to getting his hands dirty. But the pressure of looking out for the company, along with his family’s well-being was beginning to take its toll . . . until he found his Angel…

The Twisted Sisters Club


“He was never mine.” It was the truth and it hurt like hell.

“That’s where you’re wrong. He’s in your heart as much as you’re in his. You two were meant to be. Only you won’t admit it because you’re convinced you’re not worthy.” Gesturing while talking, Jill knocked over a book then righted it. “I don’t know what you’re waiting for either. You said so yourself, he’s perfect for you.”

“Be that as it may, if he’s the man for me, things will sort themselves out. I have enough troubles with my business. I need to focus on it, not him.”

“That’s a cop-out and you know it. You can have both. Travis on your side would be a benefit. He probably has friends in the real estate business who could help you.”

“He did offer.”

“Then you’re a damn fool.” Jill yanked the hem of her Motley Crue T-shirt down her hips and sashayed away. “I don’t understand you.”

Angel opened her mouth, but the only thing that came out was a sob. “I am a fool.” She completely fell apart.

Jill hugged her. A motherly hug, one that reached so deeply into her heart it healed any bump, bruise, and injury she’d sustained. The thought of her mother sent her into a whole new batch of tears.

“Let it out.” Jill patted her, squeezing her tightly. “Stop pushing him away, damn it. Let the man help you. Do you really mean to tell me you don’t believe him? I mean, seriously. The man wants to help you. Think about it.” Jill thumped her on the side of her head. “Not to mention, that man has begged you how many times now? Sabrina and Trent had their own bumpy road, and look at them now. It’s time to throw the past in the garbage and give Travis the benefit of the doubt.”

 “I want to. But I don’t know what to do. Regardless of how good looking he is, how wonderful he smells, how good he tastes in hot fudge, I won’t be lied to and manipulated for Delaney’s personal game. That’s what Grant did to me.”

Jill gawked. “Excuse me. How good he tastes in hot fudge? I think you left something critical out of this story.”

Angel sniffed. “It seems I have an ice cream fetish.”

Jill cleared her throat. “I want to hear more about your fetish later, but let’s finish this conversation first. I understand how you feel, but he’s not Grant. Travis isn’t lying to you. Delaney is the one doing the manipulation and you’re letting her get away with it if you won’t fight for him.”

If she let Delaney push her out of the way, she’d be giving the woman a free ride on the Travis train.

“Let me ask you one very simple question.” Jill’s expression filled with hope. “Do you love Travis?”

読書About the Author, Deb Julienne…

While some say truth is stranger than fiction, Deb Julienne’s experience runs more along the lines of a slap-stick comedy. When life tosses you lemons the only thing to do is to turn it into Limoncello.

​Her life, like her comedies, has been one big fat romantic comedy…or errors. It’s not a matter of “if” it can go wrong, but how bad when it does happen, and make no mistake…it will. Survival with a sense of humor is the goal.

Joking aside, Deb’s dream of being published came true with the release of her first book, Sex, Lies, and Beauty Aids which was released March 2014. Since then she’s added to more to her collection of tales. Sex, Secrets, & Happily Ever Afters, and A Splash of Romance in the Crashing into Love Anthology.

As a long time member of both Romance Writers of America (RWA) and her local RWA Chapter, the Sacramento Valley Roses, she fills the hours she’s not writing romantic comedy and romantic suspense with her day job at a Silicon Valley Corporation, playing in the kitchen concocting her award-winning jams, jellies, preserves, and sauces (with alcohol of course).

​Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now resides in the Tahoe National Forest Basin, her own little bit of heaven on Earth, with her husband of 34 years, their three sons and one daughter, and two very precocious grand kids, with a third on the way.


Links to Deb’s website, blog, books, etc.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deb.julienne

Twitter: @debjulienne

Web: www.debjulienne.com

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3 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Sex, Secrets, & Happily Ever Afters by Deb Julienne

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Deb, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Thanks for sharing your excerpt. This sounds just as much fun as your last book!

  2. Thank you, Karen, for introducing Deb to me. I’ve not read her before and this sounds like a very good start!

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