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NOT THE MARRYING KIND
November 2007 * Avon Books

Cover: Not the Marrying Kind, by Hailey North, a June 2004 release from Avon BooksSixteen years ago, world-famous artist Harriet P. Smith was the nerdiest girl at Doolittle High School, and Jake Porter was the new boy in town. Charismatic, handsome, and instantly popular, Jake was way out of her league. Harriet was shocked when he asked her to the graduation dance . . . and devastated when he left town for good the next morning.

Only his father's remarriage could bring Jake, now a hot shot L.A. music exec, back to small-town Arkansas. His only consolation is the stunning woman with the mysterious green eyes he meets at a local bar. He's got no idea he was a part of one of the best nights of her life—or that he's about to fall for her as hard as she once did for him. Jake's never been the marrying kind, but another night with Harriet might make him change his mind.

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"4-1/2 plugs!"
"NOT THE MARRYING KIND...one of the most delightful, witty, well-written books I’ve read in a very long time. This author absolutely nailed the experience of cosmopolitan, urban professionals returning to the small town of their roots. The romance is pitched perfectly, the dialogue is sparkling, and the story builds to a very satisfying conclusion.

"Throughout the book readers are introduced to a variety of colorful characters. The best parts of this novel are the meticulous attention to detail, feelings, and plot. I’ve never read a Hailey North book before but you can bet this will not be my last novel by this very talented author. I loved this book."

Jeri Neal, The Romance Readers Connection


"...pure entertainment..."
"NOT THE MARRYING KIND by Hailey North is the kind of book that I could easily see being made into a movie. It's got all the best ingredients for a romantic film: fully developed characters who average folks can identify with, clear backstory and a plot that is romantic, funny and engaging without being overly done on any level. This is just good storytelling, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

"There isn't any character in this book that isn't dimensional and intriguing, and the author's sense of humor regarding these characters shines through on every page. NOT THE MARRYING KIND is fun and funny, and wonderfully enjoyable."

Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart


"...a 'must-read' book."
"A little bit of screwball comedy and an engaging love story make NOT THE MARRYING KIND a fresh and fun book from beginning to end. Author, Hailey North may have been absent for a time, but she is back in full force with this latest offering. Jake and Harriet are quite a pair; intelligent, independent, stubborn, prideful and made for each other. The secondary cast of characters is a lively mix, from Jake’s in-love father to their son, Zach, to many “old friends” from previous novels; Hailey North pens remarkably likable characters across the board. The quirky sense of humor she is famous for is certain to garner Ms North many accolades. NOT THE MARRYING KIND is a “must read” book."

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"This is a wonderful book!"
"Ms. North writes a wonderful novel. I was laughing and crying throughout the book. Some of the minor characters really rounded out the story very well. I was thoroughly immersed in the story line. Jake and Harriet have much to figure out and this time they are not the only ones whose happiness is at stake." 4-cups!

Krista, Coffee Time Romance

LOVE: UNDERCOVER
June 2004 * Avon Books

A: Apple - some say this forbidden fruit started
men and women down the path of sinful pleasure...

Cover: Love Undercover, by Hailey North, a June 2004 release from Avon Books

One night of passion...

Just because small-town librarian and single mom Jenifer Wright does not need a man doesn't mean she doesn't want one. She'd love to meet the right guy who'd be willing to explore the naughty and the unknown with hersensible, capable, practical Jenifer Janey Wrightand not insist on putting a ring on her finger. One look at sexy, mysterious Eric Hamilton and she can read right off the bat that he's the love 'em and leave 'em type, the perfect partner for exploring her sensual fantasies from A to Z!

Or a lifetime of love...

Undercover agent Eric Hamilton is in Doolittle, Arkansas, only long enough to break up a funny-money ring. He's certain this sexy librarian is involved in some way. It's hard to stay all-business when it's his job to get as close as it takes to his suspects, especially when Jenifer makes him an offer no hot-blooded man could resist. Can Eric only play at love or has this surprisingly tender and vulnerable woman captured not only his imaginationbut also his heart?

 

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"Hold onto your hats, ladies! LOVE: UNDERCOVER is a charming, witty romance that readers will devour in one sitting. From its quaint little town to the lively inhabitants, this story is truly a work of art...Author Hailey North writes a romantic tale with laughter, a hint of danger, and blossoming romance in LOVE: UNDERCOVER. It's a gem of a book worthy of the keeper shelf. Go out and buy your copy today."
— Sinclair Reid, Romance Reviews Today


"Warm charm and gentle humor make this book a winner…just the book to give your spirits a lift."
Romantic Times


"North’s (Opposites Attract, etc.) playful voice and evocation of small-town relationships make this an appealing read."
— Publishers Weekly


"Fresh and sparkling with a lot of festive fun, Ms. North shows she knows how to have a lot of fun between the sheets of her book. You’re sure to fall in love with the characters, as well as the sexy fun. An amusing, titillating read from first page to last and highly recommended!"
— Anne Barringer, TheBestReviews.com


THE BACK SHELF

Not all good romance novels are written by best-selling authors. From time to time, I happen upon a book from a lesser-known writer. If it's worth reading, I'll tell you about it.

" Lover: Undercover" by Hailey North takes us on another trip to Doolittle, Ark., even though we don't really visit past characters. In this story, Jenifer is a small-town librarian, living and working in the town she grew up in. She left college when she became pregnant with twins, and now her kids have left for college. She's ready for an adventure -- preferably with a handsome stranger. Eric fits the bill, and he literally walks into her life one afternoon.

Unfortunately, Eric has some secrets -- one of which is that fate didn't toss him Jenifer's way. Jenifer's a suspect in his federal investigation. He doesn't plan to fall in love with her, of course. But guess what?
— Lezlie Patterson, The State

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
June 2003 * Avon Books

Can a man this bad...

Jonni Landry DeVries was nuts to have let her twin sister, "The Love Doctor" talk her into opening her stately New Orleans home to a Hollywood film crew. Struggling to recover from a marriage that ended in tragedy and protective of her impressionable young daughter, Jonni is sure the last thing she needs crossing her threshold is Cameron Scott, the notorious Hollywood womanizer! If only all men were like the refined actor who plays "Mr. Benjamin." But the infamous Mr. Scott is another story, and she's more determined than ever to resist the bad boy's sex appeal. Ah, but Cameron is a better actor than Jonni imagines...

 

 

Cover:  Opposites Attract by Hailey North

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...be too good to be true?

Cameron Scott is amazed that Jonni, the lovely hostess he's been spending every free moment with, doesn't see through his clever costume. Even worse, she's come to like Mr. Benjamin, but has made it clear she wants nothing to do with the disreputable Cameron Scott. Will she forgive him when he's unmaskedand give him a chance to prove he's not the cad the tabloids make him out to be? Or will she toss him out before the final reel runs?

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"In OPPOSITES ATTRACT, Ms. North revisits New Orleans and twin sisters Daffodil and Jonquil. Jonni and Cameron's story is a sexy romp that's both praline sweet and cayenne hot. A very fun read."
— Lori Martin, Old Book Barn Gazette

 

Tangled Up in Love
June 2002 * Avon Books

 

Should she cut and run...

Being left at the altar once was enough for high-powered, workaholic exec, Stacey St. Cyr. Stacey's supposed to be on vacation at a posh spa. Instead, she's stuck in Doolittle, Arkansas population next to nothing watching sexy, small town pet doctor Michael Halliday work his magic on her colicky collie. And all Stacey can think of is how nice it would be to have his gentle, talented hands on her.

...or tie the knot?

This is crazy! He's rural, she's Big-City; she's all-business, he's laid back. And if his two young daughters don't warm up to the sexy go-getter, there'll be BIG trouble for this single Dad. Still, if he can get Stacey to relax and learn to live a little, perhaps he can follow where his heart is leading him and enjoy this tangled, messy, sweet thing called love.

Cover: Tangled Up in Love by Hailey North

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"The warmth and charm of Hailey North's stories can always bring a smile to your face. TANGLED UP IN LOVE proves that while sometimes messy, love is always worth the cost."
Romantic Times


"Wit and charm enliven this sexy romp by North (Dear Love Doctor). Humor is an ever-present force throughout, which keeps the story's mood light and its pacing upbeat.....this sweet, sprightly romance is a soothing salve for the lovelorn."
Publishers Weekly

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Dear Love Doctor
June 2001 * Avon Books

"... so give up on him and get on with your life. He will only break your heart. My conclusion as to his ability to commit is ... Diagnosis Terminal!"

Hers is the last word for the local lovelorn ...
[COVER] Dear Love Doctory, by Hailey North, a June 2001 release from Avon Books
so why doesn't she take her own advice?



Daffodil "Daffy" Landry stared at her words of advice to the lovelorn and pressed her hand against her breast. Was she writing about this unknown Casanova ... or about herself?

Diagnosis Terminal! Charming, sexy, and self-made Hunter James isn't one to back away from a challenge. Slapping his copy of the New Orleans Crescent against his thigh, he approached the newspaper's outer office. How dare that anonymous, autocratic, and insufferable Love Doctor label him as incapable of commitment? Did she ever consider that he simply hasn't met the right woman? He'll uncover the author's identity and give you a piece of his mind. But first, appreciating an opportunity when it presents itself, he's got to meet the beckoning blonde behind the reception desk.

Who knows? Maybe the Love Doctor has led him to the woman of his dreams after all ...

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"Author Hailey North has penned a quirky and fun tale of romance and attraction. Watch the sparks fly as these two lovers come to grips with each other and their emotions."
— Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times


Perfect Match
August 2000 * Avon Books

Ravishing Lauren Stevens has sworn off love, yet now there are two very tempting siblings vying for her attention. Lauren things she should encourage successful businessman Oscar, but it's his brother, Alistair, who has the oh-so-sensual magic touch.

Charismatic and wise, Alistair knows it's tim efor him to settle down, but the enchanting and enigmatic Lauren spells nothing but trouble. Still, love is thick in the New Orleans air, and they are both about to learn that sometimes the perfect match is the one you least expect.

[COVER] Perfect Match, by Hailey North

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"A charming romp."
— Susan Andersen

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Book List

[COVER] Pillow Talk, by Hailey North

Not the Marrying Kind
Avon*November 2007

Love: Undercover
Avon* June 2004

Opposites Attract
Avon* June 2003

Tangled Up in Love
Avon * June 2002

Dear Love Doctor
Avon * June 2001

Perfect Match
Avon * August 2000

Pillow Talk
Avon * July 1999

Bedroom Eyes
Avon * June 1998

[COVER] Bedroom Eyes, by Hailey North



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