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Good Girl Overboard

(The first book in the Change of Heart series)
A novel by

Take a smoking-hot captain with a secret and an undercover cruise reviewer determined to change her sex life from flat to fiery. Shake well over rough seas. Serve on a king-size bed for a sizzling good time.
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For twenty-eight years, cruise critic Darcy Simons has followed the rules. And what did it get her? A broken heart, an unfaithful fiancé, and a pile of bills taller than her uneaten four-tiered wedding cake. Clearly, it’s not blondes, but bad girls, who have more fun, and she is determined to become one of them.

While Darcy is on the maiden voyage of the Ocean Starr cruise liner to write a snarky review that will earn enough money to pay off her canceled wedding, she’s determined to break some personal rules and have a wild sexual adventure—she just needs to find the perfect man. When she bumps into Captain Mitch James, and both his briefcase and sparks fly, she knows Mitch is just the guy for the job.

Too bad Mitch has a firm no-messing-with-female-passengers rule. But when he discovers Darcy’s true reason for taking the cruise, he decides to use his charm to get a thumbs up for his ship. Breaking his own rules, he sets out to seduce her. Now, if he can just convince himself that his only interest in Darcy is a good review, he might make it back to port with his heart intact.

Publisher’s warning: This book contains sensual consummated love scenes.

The Change of Heart series -- small town friends who all need a fresh start and a change of outlook in order to find their forever loves.

Book 1 Good Girl Overboard (Darcy & Mitch) available now
Book 2 Lucky Girl Hits the Jackpot (Delaney & Spencer) coming in October.
Book 3 Smart Girl Swept Away (Sheridan & Ridge) coming in October.
Novella--prequel-- Sweet Girl Undone (Lucy & Curt) coming in October.

Fiction>romance> contemporary>small town> sensual


This is a light fun romance read. I've read both of Denise's mystery series so thought it would be fun to see how she did at a romance storyline. Quite well I have to say. The story covers love, lust, deception, chemistry and hot love scenes. ...The book is an easy read, perfect when you just want to enjoy
--StoreyBook Reviews

GOOD GIRL OVERBOARD is a wonderful start to a promising series. I loved it and could not help rooting for Darcy to find love with the handsome captain. ...Mishaps, interesting characters, witty banter, ulterior motives, passion, secrets, a shipboard romance and love intertwine to provide readers with an entrancing story that will leave them feeling good. ...exceeded my already high expectations. ... Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of GOOD GIRL OVERBOARD. I am sure you will enjoy it just as much as I did!

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About the Author:
New York Times Bestseller author Denise Swanson was a practicing school psychologist for twenty-two years. Good Girl Overboard is her first romance and begins the Change of Heart contemporary romance series. She also writes the Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries. Her books all feature small-town heroines with lots of heart.

Denise’s books have been finalists for the Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, RT Magazine's Career Achievement, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She has won the Reviewers Choice Award and was a BookSense 76 Top Pick.

Denise Swanson lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat Boomerang.

For more information, please check her website. or find Denise on Facebook at or follow her on twitter at DeniseSwansonAu

Genre: Romance

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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Good Girl Overboard: Change of Heart Series (Volume 1)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 0-9861017-0-2 / 978-0-9861017-0-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Author Denise Swanson
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Good Girl Overboard (Change of Heart Book 1)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Curtis Brown Unlimited
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