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Just the Thing
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Just the Thing
The Donnigans Series, Book 2
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"The sultry sex and seduction scenes are just the icing on this incredibly rich and satisfying cake. Readers will sit down, read this book from cover to cover in one sitting, and then pick it up to read it all over again."—RT Book Reviews, 5 Stars

A FLING MIGHT BE JUST THE THING...
Gavin Donnigan left the Marine Corps a shell of a man, hounded by guilt for deaths he couldn't prevent. But teaching a self-defense class at the local gym brings some stability to his life—along with a gorgeous leggy woman who won't give him the time of day.

Zoe York lost her twin sister to a freak car accident a few months ago. She's been struggling to bury her grief, but it isn't until she signs up for a self-defense class with its distractingly hot instructor that she begins to come out of her shell again. With the memory of her sister telling her to live a little, Zoe decides a fling with buns-of-steel Gavin Donnigan might be just the thing.

Soon they're sparring both in and out of the gym. And for the first time in a long time, each is looking forward to tomorrow.

The Donnigans series:
A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2)
The Only Thing (Book 3)

Praise for Marie Harte:
"A blazing hot, emotionally intense love story...from an author on the rise."—Kirkus for A Sure Thing
"This is truly a must read!"—Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Top Pick! for Roadside Assistance
"Readers will swoon at the romantic gestures... in this easy-to-read tale of self love, trust and taking chances."—RT Book Reviews for Roadside Assistance

"The sultry sex and seduction scenes are just the icing on this incredibly rich and satisfying cake. Readers will sit down, read this book from cover to cover in one sitting, and then pick it up to read it all over again."—RT Book Reviews, 5 Stars

A FLING MIGHT BE JUST THE THING...
Gavin Donnigan left the Marine Corps a shell of a man, hounded by guilt for deaths he couldn't prevent. But teaching a self-defense class at the local gym brings some stability to his life—along with a gorgeous leggy woman who won't give him the time of day.

Zoe York lost her twin sister to a freak car accident a few months ago. She's been struggling to bury her grief, but it isn't until she signs up for a self-defense class with its distractingly hot instructor that she begins to come out of her shell again. With the memory of her sister telling her to live a little, Zoe decides a fling with buns-of-steel Gavin Donnigan might be just the thing.

Soon they're sparring both in and out of the gym. And for the first time in a long time, each is looking forward to tomorrow.

The Donnigans series:
A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2)
The Only Thing (Book 3)

Praise for Marie Harte:
"A blazing hot, emotionally intense love story...from an author on the rise."—Kirkus for A Sure Thing
"This is truly a must read!"—Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Top Pick! for Roadside Assistance
"Readers will swoon at the romantic gestures... in this easy-to-read tale of self love, trust and taking chances."—RT Book Reviews for Roadside Assistance

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About the Author-
  • Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether biking around town, hiking, or hanging at the local tea shop, she's constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit marieharte.com and fall in love.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 29, 2017
    Harte’s second Donnigans contemporary (after A Sure Thing) gives her readers plenty of familiar elements to enjoy. Gavin Donnigan, like his older brother Landon, retired from the Marines with a medical discharge. Now working at a local gym, Gavin tries to manage his PTSD with therapy, intense workouts, and visualizations—such as picturing the lovely Zoe York “in nothing more than a smile.” Zoe, a medical software trainer, can’t help admire Gavin’s “amazing ass, overly amazing thighs, topped off with an amazing torso,” but his reputation as a womanizer, and her own grief over the recent death of her twin, keep her aloof. Some sweet romantic gestures, such as Gavin planning gardening as a first date, are sprinkled among the plethora of lust-filled fantasies and steamy sex scenes. Meanwhile, the Donnigan family members, all cut from the same beautiful mold, continue their family tradition of playing pranks; this produces some amusing scenes, especially when Zoe gets in on the act. There’s nothing really exciting here, but Harte fans will not be disappointed.

  • Kirkus

    May 1, 2017
    Two wounded souls leverage a gym flirtation into a lighthearted fling, but when their feelings intensify, they must decide if the time has come to break through their grief and guilt to embrace love and happiness.Gavin Donnigan (brother of Landon from A Sure Thing, 2016) has been working as a trainer and self-defense instructor for the nine months since he returned home from the Marines. It's easy work he enjoys, but more important, it's giving him the space he needs to heal from his physical and emotional injuries. Zoe--aka the pretty girl at the gym who wears Pink Yoga Pants but shoots Gavin down when he asks her out--is mourning the death of her twin sister, Aubrey, and doesn't want anything to do with the hot trainer with a reputation as a player. Yet one day, after Zoe asks Gavin to give her some private instruction for a missed self-defense class, she decides to take a page out of her spontaneous sister's playbook and accepts his invitation for a date. Then, after he surprises her by taking her to a beautiful garden and doesn't try to get her into bed, she takes a second look at her preconceptions and likes the character she sees beneath the man's gorgeous exterior. So begins a courtship that both parties try to tell themselves doesn't really mean anything, but when Zoe realizes she's in love with Gavin, it forces him to face some deep trauma. Failure may mean losing the one woman he wants but isn't sure he deserves, though Zoe won't give him up without a fight. A sexy romance that includes a moving peek at post-traumatic stress and survivor's guilt but tempers intense emotionalism and sensuality with sweet and comedic elements.

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  • RT Book Reviews, Five Stars GOLD "Readers will sit down, read this book from cover to cover in one sitting, and then pick it up to read it all over again."
  • Fresh Fiction "Expertly balances fun and sexy shenanigans with deeper themes like dealing with grief over a lost loved one and PTSD. Another exceptionally red-hot romance by Marie Harte with a strong yet sweet hero!"
  • Under the Covers Book Blog "JUST THE THING is hands down my favorite book of 2017 so far."
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