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Gayle Trent

ANYTHING FOR A BUCK

ANYTHING FOR A BUCK
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Published by SANDS Publishing
December, 2001
ISBN: 1-59025-009-5
Roxanne Weatherly's life is upside down. By day, she's Rocky, the new "boy" at the construction company. By night, she's a single mother trying to take care of a two-year-old daughter as best as she can. The last thing she needs in her life is a man; but when she finds an injured deer on the side of the road and calls veterinarian Ethan Bragg, that's just what she gets.

Ethan Bragg is doing just fine, thank you very much. He has a successful veterinary practice, plenty of friends and a good reputation--important in a small town like South Mountain. Sure, he gets lonely sometimes, having never met a woman who really set off sparks. But then here comes Roxanne--a walking dynamite stockpile. His only concern is whether or not he'll get burned.

Can a chronic bachelor make room in his life for a woman and her hcild? Can a once-wealthy woman live on a modest income in a small rural community? Roxanne and Ethan may be willing to do Anything For A Buck, but will they go that extra mile for each other?

Contemporary , Humor , Regional , Romance
 
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From: Gayle Trent (gd830@hotmail.com) 2002-05-03

"Gayle Trent is a bright, new voice in women's fiction." - Teresa Medeiros, author of A KISS TO REMEMBER "ANYTHING FOR A BUCK is an absolutely delightful read. I found myself chuckling all the way through. Without a doubt, the star of the show is the precocious, adorable, two-year-old Julia Weatherly. Most of the time in romances children are added as a plot device, however Ms. Trent skillfully intertwines Julia into the story, effectively, making her one of the major characters. Roxanne is, as my mother would say, 'paying for her mistakes.' She's determined not to repeat them, but finds herself faced with some major decisions, all of which could affect her daughter. Ethan is the proverbial bachelor. Satisfied with his career, and his dog, he doesn't think he needs a woman in his life, and definitely not a child. Ethan's cold feet bring a touch of poignancy to this tale, which will only endear him to the hearts of readers. No good story is without a villian, and naturally, this one is the ex-husband. I laughed myself silly as the vain and arrogant William got his comeuppance at the hands of an unusual rescuer." - Judith Rippelmeyer, THE WORD ON ROMANCE e-zine

From: Gayle Trent (gd830@hotmail.com) 2002-05-03

"Gayle Trent is a bright, new voice in women's fiction." - Teresa Medeiros, author of A KISS TO REMEMBER "ANYTHING FOR A BUCK is an absolutely delightful read. I found myself chuckling all the way through. Without a doubt, the star of the show is the precocious, adorable, two-year-old Julia Weatherly. Most of the time in romances children are added as a plot device, however Ms. Trent skillfully intertwines Julia into the story, effectively, making her one of the major characters. Roxanne is, as my mother would say, 'paying for her mistakes.' She's determined not to repeat them, but finds herself faced with some major decisions, all of which could affect her daughter. Ethan is the proverbial bachelor. Satisfied with his career, and his dog, he doesn't think he needs a woman in his life, and definitely not a child. Ethan's cold feet bring a touch of poignancy to this tale, which will only endear him to the hearts of readers. No good story is without a villian, and naturally, this one is the ex-husband. I laughed myself silly as the vain and arrogant William got his comeuppance at the hands of an unusual rescuer."- Judith Rippelmeyer, THE WORD ON ROMANCE e-zine