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False Start

(2014)
(The first book in the Assignment: Romance series)
A novel by

 
 
Mattie Ross is probably the last person who should be doling out good counsel to anyone about anything. Still smarting after being left at the altar two years earlier, she is strapped with debt, has sworn off men, routinely buries herself in her work, and despite her well-proportioned figure remains haunted by childhood taunts of "Fatty Mattie". But to her publisher at the Chicago Gazette, and listeners, she is their latest advice columnist, The Plate Spinner, a self-assured working parent to adorable fake children and multi-tasking savant. Enter Nick Derosa, the twin brother of Mattie's cold-footed fiance, who is trying to get back on his feet after his brother steals his identity and implicates him in an illegal investment scheme. But thanks to Nick's legendary running career, the publisher of the Chicago Gazette proposes a wager: If Nick can train an out-of-shape working parent in time to compete in the Chicago Marathon, he will contribute enough to help Nick launch his own non-profit running club for kids. Suddenly "Fatty Mattie" and Nick are thrust together as the most unlikely of pairs and under a deadline to put their trust issues aside and avoid another false start in their lives.

Genre: Romance

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Used availability for Barbara Valentin's False Start

Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: False Start: an Assignment: Romance novel (Volume 1)
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
ISBN: 1-5027-6693-0 / 978-1-5027-6693-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: False Start: An Assignment: Romance Novel
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: False Start: An Assignment: Romance Novel
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: False Start: An Assignment: Romance Novel
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: False Start: An Assignment: Romance Novel
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: False Start: an Assignment: Romance novel
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU