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Order Up

(2018)
(The fifth book in the Assignment: Romance series)
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Nancy Braley is the Chicago Gazette's food editor with a taste for hot chefs and talent for replicating their "secret" recipes. But when she finally gets up the nerve to ask out a hot local cafe owner, Doug Johnston, she's crushed when he says she's not the "marriage material" he's looking for.

Doug is perplexed by his attraction to Nancy whose take-no-prisoners personality reminds him way too much of his cheating ex. To keep Nancy and his conflicted feelings at bay, he throws out the only excuse he can come up with - she's just not marriage material.

Not one to be deterred, Nancy becomes obsessed with figuring out what exactly that means - partly because she doesn't want to emulate her oft-married but divorce-settlement-wealthy mother, and partly because her attraction to Doug is driving her to distraction. So when a married and very pregnant colleague gets put on bed rest until her baby arrives, Nancy volunteers to feed her family, hoping to get a first-hand look at what marriage is all about. And when Doug's ex opens a new coffee shop nearby, stealing business from his cafe, it's Nancy who comes to his aid! Eager to call Doug's bluff, can she convince him she's the real deal?

Assignment: Romance novels:
False Start
Help Wanted
Key Change
Flight Risk
Order Up

What critics are saying about Barbara Valentin's books:

"A lighthearted and endearing blend of comedy, drama, and romance. Quick-moving and thoroughly delightful."
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"False Start was such a wonderful romantic comedy and even though there isn't an ounce of steam in it. I completely loved it! 5 stars!"
- Boundless Book Reviews

Genre: Romance

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Used availability for Barbara Valentin's Order Up

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Order Up
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
ISBN: 1-986594-83-1 / 978-1-986594-83-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Order Up (Assignment: Romance Book 5)
Author(s): Barbara Valentin
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU