Cover image for Seduction by design
Title:
Seduction by design
Author:
Brown, Sandra, 1948-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, 2001.

©1983
Physical Description:
183 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446527675
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Hailey Ashton is devoted to her challenging job as the Director of Guest Relations at the Serendipity Amusement Park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Those who know her are impressed with her hard work and dedication as well as her beauty and strength. But Haileys tough exterior hides a fragile self-image that dashes any hopes of a love life. Until one afternoon when a minor emergency brings her into contact with Tyler Scott, the dynamic and thoroughly irritating new owner of the park. Tyler sees past Haileys facade to the real woman hiding within and a promising relationship quickly begins. But there are still obstacles in their path. Tylers young daughter has lost her mother and wants Hailey to replace her, and Haileys unpredictable younger sister always shows up at the wrong time. But the biggest problem is Haileys own doubts and fears which could jeopardize her best chance at total fulfillment. Sandra Brown is the author of more than 60 books and 42 have been New York Times bestsellers, and hit many other lists as well, including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, and Ingram. Since 1995, Sandra Browns previous Warner reissues have all become New York Times paperback bestsellers, including Bittersweet Rain (1/00debuted at #5), Sweet Anger (1/99), and Temptations Kiss (1998).


Author Notes

Sandra Brown began her writing career in 1980. After selling her first book, she wrote a succession of romance novels under several pseudonyms, most of which remain in print. She has become one of the country's most popular novelists, earning the notice of Hollywood and of the critics. More than 60 of her books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. There are eighty million copies of her books in print, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. Prior to writing, she worked in commercial television as an on-air personality for PM Magazine and local news in Dallas. The parents of two, she and her husband now divide their time between homes in Texas and South Carolina.

(Publisher Provided) Sandra Lynn Brown (born 12 March 1948 in Waco, Texas) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire. Brown began her writing career in 1980. After selling her first book, Love's Encore, she wrote a succession of romance novels under several pseudonyms, most of which remain in print. Prior to writing, she worked in commercial television as an on-air personality for PM Magazine and local news in Dallas.

Brown has written over 70 books including Mirror Image; French Silk; The Switch; The Crush; Hello, Darkness; Chill Factor; Play Dirty; Smoke Screen; and Smash Cut. She has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Circle of Success from the American Business Women's Association in 1992, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the romance Writers of America in 1998, and the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature in 2007. Sandra Brown frequently appears on the bestseller lists. Recently she's appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List with Deadline, Chill Factor and Mean Streak (2014), Friction (2015) and Tough Customer (2016).

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Hailey Ashton is a successful customer relations representative at Serendipity, an amusement park in Gatlinburg, TN. She has found a fulfillment professionally that she has not achieved in her relationships with men. She lacks self-confidence, partially brought on by having a younger sister whom she perceives as being more attractive, sexier, and more outgoing. As a result of a mishap at the park experienced by 11-year-old Faith, Hailey meets the girl's father, Tyler Scott. From that point the novel follows the evolution of a romantic affair, with each partner wanting to make it work, but Hailey's lack of self-assurance and her suspicion that she may be just another of Tyler's conquests hinder progress. Jenna Stern's reading successfully captures Hailey's anxiety, Tyler's composure, and Faith's childlike energy. Recommended for romance collections. Catherine Swenson, Norwich Univ. Lib., Northfield, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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