Brooke Hart was beautiful, smart, and groomed from birth to deal with adversity.
Her widowed father did his best to raise his baby girl to be a strong-minded business woman. Then she found Tanner. Just when her world seemed perfect, everything turned upside down. Following Tanner’s tragic death, Brooke joins a start-up company that is developing a cure for the disease that killed the love of her life. Just before the treatment is ready to market, the company is gobbled up by a giant conglomerate. She moves to the acquiring company as its youngest VP and becomes enamored with CEO Chase Allman—only to be betrayed by him. Brooke rebounds again and sets out on a personal journey to discover what will truly make her happy. Sparks fly when she and Chase cross paths again in an unlikely way. Now, they need each other to find an abducted child and save thousands of people
What am I doing here? Brooke had been asking herself that question for the past six weeks. The thirty-three-year-old vice president seemed to have it all, yet it felt as if her career ladder and life had crashed. Hoping to move on, relocating to the new company had officially backfired. All the blind dates set up by her well-meaning inner circle—her father, Melissa, Shane, and Todd—had fizzled before hors d’oeuvres. Online dating turned into mis-matched.com. Damn Tanner.
Feeling claustrophobic in this stuffy room, the corporate strangers eyed her like a piñata and they were clenching bats. The stiff dress code mirrored the culture, and both felt about as comfy as tweed pajamas.
Suddenly, the boardroom hushed. All eyes pointed to the entryway like canines at obedience training graduation. Except for Brooke, whose back faced the door. She craned her neck; a whisk of air drew her to the opposite direction, followed by a masculine scent of sandalwood and cedar. Seductive.
Mr. Smellgood looked striking from the side. His physique matched his fragrance. He set his fancy briefcase at the head of the table—mahogany on mahogany. As if revealing a game show prize, he slid off his navy suit coat. Brooke’s eyes widened as he draped it over the high-backed leather chair. He had a rugged build she expected to see on a mountain climber or surfer, but not on an executive for a drug company. Brooke’s instant attraction surprised her.
I love books where the 2 main characters have crazy messed up lives where they both want the same thing but go thru 2 completely opposite way of dealing with their feelings. I loved Brooke still trying to let go of the hurt from loosing her husband and baby. And you have Chase a hot young CEO who unknown to most of the people in his life he was hurting struggling and raising his young son on his own after is Wife and former model wife left him. The pull of the two of them wrong place wrong time both needing each other to help with the healing of their lives. I laughed and cried thru out this book . What i loved was Brook had a life coach so every time she would start to veer down the road most of us would go and be crazy and rash she had someone to call to help her see things from a new light and help her decide if these decisions would be good for her. It was like having a little angel on her shoulder also i loved the subtle push from her dead husband in different signs thru out the book that could be easily dismissed but i picked up on it and was so happy at the end. it was a great feel good romance it ended on a good note though i wished there was a bit more to the story it did end in a good place.
“The Ambassador of Bliss”
J.P. Hansen is an international award-winning, bestselling author of three books, a professional speaker, and life coach. In addition, he is CEO of an executive search company, and for the past twenty years, he has helped thousands of people find their dream jobs. He was the youngest vice president of sales & marketing at a Fortune 30 company (ConAgra). Previously, he successfully ascended the corporate ladders at blue-chip companies Nestle, SC Johnson Wax, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He graduated from Boston College with a BA in English and an area of concentration in Economics.
Since January, 2010, "The Bliss List-the Ultimate Guide to Living the Dream at Work and Beyond!" and "The Bliss List Journal" have garnered four awards (two international), including:
- ForeWord Book of the Year Medalist
- CAREER BOOK of the YEAR Award winner (Next Generation)
- Excellence Award National Finalist (Indie)
- USA Book News Award National Finalist
“The Bliss List-Discover What Truly Makes You Happy, Then Find Your Dream Job” is being published on May 16, 2013 by Reader’s Digest in hardcover (agented by Linda Konner).
His first novel, "Pink Slips and Glass Slippers," became the #1 most downloaded book in the world (Amazon) within its first week in October, 2012, and again in January, 2013, and continues at or near the top in most rankings.
J.P. has appeared live as a "career expert," reaching over 15,000,000 people on FoxNews, Daytime TV, CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX affiliates, on numerous radio programs in top markets, and in publications like The L.A. Times, Fortune, AOL, CareerBuilder, CNN.com, and is a regular contributor on FoxBusiness.com (8 times). Omaha Magazine dubbed J.P., "The Ambassador of Bliss."
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