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Peek Inside By the Book

When an assailant hurts Amanda while looking for a rare book, Jonah’s there to protect her. She feels safe with the ex-military man, no matter how cynical he appears to the rest of the world.

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Rare book dealer Amanda Barrington has moved to Jamesville to start a new life. The moving truck is barely gone when she gets her first visitor. But it’s not her new client who holds her attention, but the client’s brother, Jonah Sutter.

Jonah is a cynical, ex-military man who accompanies his sister to the book dealer to keep her from being taken advantage of. From the moment he sets his eyes on Amanda, he wants her. But he’s not a forever kind of guy and all he wants is a red-hot affair.

Where there are sparks, there’s fire. And it’s not just a faulty electrical system that has Jonah taking the job to rewire Amanda’s house. He wants to pursue a sexual relationship with the house’s sexy owner.

When Amanda is the victim of a break-in and a viscous attack, Jonah moves in. He wants to protect her as much as he wants to get her into bed.

Her assailant wants a book, but she had no idea who he is or what book he wants. Is he gone for good or will her assailant strikes again?

Each book in the Jamesville series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order.
Book #1: Discovering Dani
Book #2: The Way Home
Book #3: The Return of Patrick O’Rourke
Book #4: The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke
Book #5: A Legal Affair
Book #6: By the Book
Book #7: Past Promises


"By The Book was a nice, sweet, hot little read (212 quick-moving pages) with a 'feel good' vibe, and a small dash of suspense thrown in for good measure." --Auntee, Goodreads

"By The Book is a thrilling read with some of the usual suspects making an entrance and new people are introduced to us from the Jamesville community. Ms. Walters’s fictional community is a wonderful town to which I am always eager to return." --Erotic Horizon, Goodreads

"N.J. Walters goes from sweet to sexy in the Jamesville series. Amanda and Jonah are my favorite couple, and I enjoy the story line that they go through together." --Courtney Waters, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640630093
Series: Jamesville, Book 6
Release Date: Aug 21, 2017
Page Count: 180
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, fling, one night stand

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By Auntee September 06, 2009

By The Book was a nice, sweet, hot little read (212 quick-moving pages) with a 'feel good' vibe, and a small dash of suspense thrown in for good measure. This is book #6 of the Jamesville series (Jamesville is a small town in Maine), but it definitely can be read as a stand alone, even though a coup ...more

By Dina April 07, 2012

The sixth installment in the Jamesville series, By The Book tells the story of former Army (Special Forces) operative Jonah Sutter, who was introduced in A Legal Affair, and antiquarian and rare books dealer Amanda Barrington, who was introduced in The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke.

After the death of ...more

By Pamela(AllHoney) March 02, 2019

The sixth book in the Jamesville series by N.J. Walters. Amanda Barrington moves to Jamesville and expands her book selling business. She is good friends with Shamus and Cyndi. When a new client brings her some old books to sell she meets Jonah Sutter, her client's brother. Later, when she discovers ...more

By Erotic Horizon June 02, 2009

Taking the chance of a lifetime, single and starting a business in a new town, antiquarian Amanda Barrington gets down to business trying to sort out the mess that is her house and home.

Before she’s even had a chance to unpack the coffee pot, her first customer was at the door. Excited at the prospe ...more

By Courtney Waters February 18, 2017

I love Jamesville

N.J. Walters goes from sweet to sexy in the Jamesville series. Amanda and Jonah are my favorite couple, and I enjoy the story line that they go through together. ...more

By Raine June 06, 2016

My favorite of this series so far. ...more

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N.J. Walters

About the author

N.J. Walters

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years. One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel and life would never be the same. N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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