|About the Book|
2011 Valley Forge RWA Sheila Award FinalistSecretary Beth Mitchell has a problem. A 62 gorgeous, blue-eyed problem. Office crushes universally suck, but she reckons hers truly takes the cake. For not only is sweet, charming John OBrien her bestMore2011 Valley Forge RWA Sheila Award FinalistSecretary Beth Mitchell has a problem. A 62 gorgeous, blue-eyed problem. Office crushes universally suck, but she reckons hers truly takes the cake. For not only is sweet, charming John OBrien her best friend at work, hes also taken. Not that it would matter if he wasnt, because to top it all off, Johns gay.Or so Beth thought… until he asks her out on a date. And in the span of a few moments, all Beths preconceived notions about John come tumbling down when he asks, You understand people come in more flavors than just gay or straight, dont you?Being raised in a small Midwestern town by a single mother gave Beth a solid grounding in realism and a strong work ethic, but did nothing to temper her driving ambition or quell her sense of adventure. So when John proposes something she never dared to imagine, Beth leaps at the opportunity, however untraditional, to be with him.Only Johns boyfriend, medical resident Paul Atwater, isnt so sure. When Beth shows up at their apartment proposing they give nothing less than a triadic relationship a try, he thinks the whole things a recipe for disaster. He argues, Theres got to be more to a successful ménage-a-trois than a nine date plan!For thats exactly the strategy Beth lays out. Nine Dates follows Beth, John, and Paul as they get to know each other. Tender romantic moments, steamy physical encounters, a strong dose of sarcasm, and brownies a la mode all feature heavily. Is it possible for a committed, monogamous relationship to welcome a new member, much less withstand the invasion? Is true love always the right path to follow? And just how complicated can things get?