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PROVOCATIVE, CHICK-LIT, LOVE TRIANGLE, ROMANTIC COMEDY & EXPLICIT SEX….there’s even a kitchen sink!!!
Reviews from the original print publication of Best Laid Plans:
“I ran out of adjectives – fantastic, terrific, stupendous! Her humor and sensuality are at their best in this marvelous novel.” Romantic Times Magazine
“With her usual deft touch and talent for the romantic, Ms. Chase treats us to another gift of love that satisfies the heart.” Affaire de Coeur
“Warm, witty, sensuous – Five Stars!” Barbra Critiques
BEST LAID PLANS
[Editorial Note: Although this excerpt is rated for a PG-13 audience be aware that BEST LAID PLANS is for Mature Audiences Only. Thank you.]
Best Laid Plans was my first woman’s fiction novel! I was so excited when I was able to get my rights back and claim it as my own!
Take a trip back to 1983. There was no TSA and people smoked on airplanes. (The airplane scene actually happened to me and the nun!)
This was New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina – a place I fell in love with and visited a half-dozen times. Alas, some of the restaurants I knew are no longer in business and menu prices certainly have changed.
Fashion – is still fashion! The styles come and go, but somehow are reborn again and again.
While it was a sensuous romance when it was first published, it was fun to amp things up!
Meet Amanda Wyatt – she had an eight year plan and accomplished so much more. Attractive, talented, she was a success whether she was designing high fashion or running her own elegant shop in New Orleans. And she had a friend with benefits relationship with –
Lucas Crosse, her lawyer and the brother she never had for twelve years. He knew her intimately – well almost. Now, he’s decided he wants that, too. And he’s ready to fight for Amanda with –
Wade Lloyd. He entered Amanda’s life by accident. Now he wants to be a permanent fixture. But can he handle her success? Can he handle Amanda? Can he handle her friendship with Lucas Crosse?
As for Amanda – she has choices to make. A new, exciting love? Or a best friend whose benefits she’s begun to dream about.
I love reading. And that’s how I became a writer. It started in high school with a serial for the newspaper, then I moved on to writing radio/TV programs and advertising copy. I was sure short stories would be perfect for me, because I could create the most vivid scenes in under 60 seconds!
But – I found I needed more time to write compelling characters and their stories – be it romances or mystery/thriller and suspense novels. Whatever genre I write, my stories are funny, sarcastic, and loaded with fast-paced, bantering dialogue. My books feature confident, strong women – who have a wicked sense of humor and aren’t really looking for a man – until the perfect one appears.
I have published eighteen novels and non-fiction as well – all of the novels hitting assorted bestsellers lists – and have over 4 million books in print, in the US and 27 other countries and 17 languages. It’s been fun!
Now, I’ve entered the world of eBooks and am delighted to be acquiring new readers and renewing connections with previous fans. Most of my romances have been updated, but as one reader wrote – “wow, they are just as fresh today as when they were first written.” That’s quite a compliment. A few have remained as classics.
I’ve always believed in love at first sight. Well…maybe not quite love but instant attraction. Why? Because my dad told me he fell in love with my mother while she was chasing her dog down the street! I told him that was impossible, he hadn’t even talked to her. He just grinned and said, “sometimes you just know.” They were married for 57 years…and their lives were full of love and laughter. My husband claims he was ‘intrigued at first sight…maybe with a bit of lust thrown in.” Well we’ve been laughing and loving for the last 43 years!
I hope you’ll try Best Laid Plans and check out my other titles – some more erotic than others – but always full of love and laughter – perfect bedfellows!
Links to Elaine Raco Chase’s website, blog, books, etc.
Amazon link for this title KDPrime: BEST LAID PLANS by Elaine Raco Chase
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