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Peek Inside Dear Jane

Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

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Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

All attorney Eric Blackwell has to do to make junior partner is not screw anything up for six weeks, which seems like a slam dunk until he finds himself matchmaker to the office “One Date Wonder” aka the boss’s daughter. It’s hard to stay focused when setting up the hottest girl he’s ever met with everyone but himself. Maybe he could just set her up with all the wrong men, and keep his hands off his new friend… Yeah. His promotion is toast.



5 Stars "Such a treat! I read this in one sitting. What a fantastic little story about following your heart." - The Librarian on Authors on the Air

5 Stars "full of hilarity, scorchingly blissful moments and a few surprises throughout the read, that all made for some captivating, comical reading. Eric and Jane were perfectly portrayed in a story that this reader could not put down." - Talking Books Blog

4 Stars " Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke, is a well-written novella with engaging characters, an amusing plot that sizzles, and a twosome that are perfect for each other." - LJ T., Reviewer

5 Stars "This is the first book I have read by Marissa Clarke and I really loved it. It was cute, sweet, funny, and really hit the spot." - Jillian J., Reviewer

4 Stars "it had me laughing out loud.You cant help but like Jane, and want her and Eric to figure it out!" - Sarah C., Reviewer

5 Stars "I quickly fell in love with this cute novella. I am so excited to see that it is part of a new series by Marissa Clarke." - Books Need TLC

4 Stars "This is one of those books you could read in a afternoon, and the love between characters will put a smile on your face. I loved how realistic it was and the heroine so refreshing." - Lianne J., Reviewer

5 Stars "Cute, sexy, and a heck of a lot of fun to read! Jane Dixon in all her klutzy glory was hilarious. Eric Blackwell is just yummy. How could you not root for these two??" - Bette H., Reviewer

5 Stars "This book has just the right blend of humor and angst, and there is never a dull moment. This is a new author for me, and I am so glad I found her!" - Always Write

5 Stars "a feel good story!" - HEA Novel Thoughts


Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758599
Series: Animal Attraction, Book 1
Release Date: Jan 9, 2017
Page Count: 147
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Tropes: coworkers, forbidden love/off limits, opposites attract

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By Claire February 05, 2017

3.5 - "Lawyers Suck." Stars!

Book one in Marissa Clarke’s new Animal Attraction series, was a quick and really enjoyable read. I really liked Eric and Jane’s story, and you get the added bonus of a little Anderson brother’s interaction as well.

No lawyers. I will never date one. Ever. I’d rather s... ...more

By Nicola January 06, 2017

A spin-off from Marissa Clarke's Anderson Brothers series, Dear Jane offers a promising start to the Animal Attraction series.

"No lawyers. I will never date one. Ever. I’d rather stay single the rest of my life."

Slightly clumsy characters are always a favourite, partly as I feel a bond with th... ...more

By Irene February 02, 2017

4 stars

Dear Jane was a quick, sweet, and entertaining read, I really enjoyed it.

The characters were fun and I found myself connecting with them both.
I enjoyed watching Eric and Jane come together, they made me smile, they made me swoon and they had great chemistry.
Overall, a lovely afternoon's... ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews January 09, 2017

Slick's review:

There is something I love about Marissa Clarke’s books and it’s taken me awhile to put my finger on it, but with Dear Jane I finally figured it out. I love that her characters don’t take themselves too seriously, that they can laugh at themselves, that they take time out to enjoy l... ...more

By Kendra January 08, 2017

This book is so huggable! I wish I would have read the print copy! I would seriously hug this book. Dear Jane is fluffy and so cute.

We meet Jane, whom we also instantly feel bad for her. She is super clumsy, and never gets second dates. Ever. Something bad always happens on the dates. She kind o... ...more

By Maria Rose February 09, 2017

I’m always in the mood for a good romantic comedy, and in the past, Marissa Clarke has entertained me greatly with her Anderson Brothers series. It’s what put her on my favorite new to me authors list in 2015 and got the third entry in that series, Chance of a Lifetime, a 2016 RITA award nominati... ...more

4.5 Dear Jane Stars

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

A friends to lovers Story!

Eric Blackwell is on his way to becoming a junior partner and knows exactly what to do to get this promotion and he wont let anything stand in his way.

Jane Dixon just cant seem to get to Date Number 2 with... ...more

By Talking December 19, 2016

What a spectacular start in a new series from author Marissa Clarke. This first instalment in the spin-off from the Anderson Brothers Series from the author, was full of hilarity, scorchingly blissful moments and a few surprises throughout the read, that all made for some captivating, comical rea... ...more

By Sassafrass February 05, 2017

Cute little romance
Dear Jane (Animal Attraction #1) - Marissa Clarke 

(It was more like *3.75 STARS* but I rounded up to 4.)

DEAR JANE is a fun romantic comedy about two people who can't seem to get out of their own way enough to be happy but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Jane Dixon hasn't been on... ...more

By Shrimalya January 09, 2017

This book was just perfect!At 110 pages it isn't too long and it didn't feel short like other novellas do!I loved how the author brought in a cast of adorable characters and made me fall in love with them!This is my first book of Marissa Clarke's and I have fallen in love with her writing.The nex... ...more

By Kim Reads February 05, 2017

Dear Jane, the first book in Marissa Clarke’s Animal Attraction series provides to be laugh out loud funny, and heart touching all at the same time.

Jane Dixon is a date disaster magnet. She hasn't had a second date in two years. Honestly, she barely makes it through first dates. But she keeps try... ...more

By Katrina February 09, 2017

This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More Quickie Review
Dear Jane is a fun and quick read. It's perfect for curling up on a cold day.

Office romances are always fun, especially when you aren't supposed to date your coworkers.  I love that this wasn't an insta-love situation. ... ...more

By Sascha January 09, 2017

4 1/2 stars
Some novels you pick up and they grab you immediately and you don’t put them down until you’ve finished reading them. Dear Jane is just such a novel.

It opens from the point-of-view of Eric, a hard-working attorney, who has been infatuated with Jane Dixon for the two years he has worked... ...more

By Katrina January 05, 2017

Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke is Book 1 of the Animal Attraction Series.

This is a very cute and heartwarming novella that is the perfect bit of everything all rolled up into one fantab read. Most definitely a must-read for any contemporary romance lover.

An ARC was generously provided in exchange... ...more

By Christie72 January 09, 2017

Dear Jane was a sweet yet sexy romantic comedy…just what I needed! I loved Jane from the very start. She’s smart, sweet yet a disastrous first date. In fact, she never makes it to the second date. It might have something to do with spilling ice water in their laps or possibly almost catching a da... ...more

By LJT December 26, 2016

Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke, is a well-written novella with engaging characters, an amusing plot that sizzles, and a twosome that are perfect for each other. This is the first book from the author's brand new series, Animal Attraction.

Jane Dixon hails from a long line of very smart, successful at... ...more

By Marty January 07, 2017

I adored this cute and sexy novella, DEAR JANE, by Marissa Clarke. While this book is part of a series, you don’t need to know anything about the other characters to enjoy DEAR JANE.

Lawyer Jane Dixon works for her family’s law firm, and is looking forward to making junior partner, even if it’s n... ...more

By Romantic Reads and Such January 08, 2017

It isn't just anyone who can make lawyers sexy :) Jane is on her way to a partnership at her family's firm but that doesn't mean that she's happy. Eric is also on the fast-track, but all work and no play hasn't exactly left him a lot of time for a relationship. And the only woman who has caught h... ...more

By Penny January 16, 2017

4 “Stare-down like a pro” Stars

Dear Jane was a sweet, funny and light read with lovable characters and hilarious dialogue.

Eric has been solely focused on making junior partner at the law firm where he works a gazillion hours a week. He’s only a handful of weeks away from his yearly evaluation an... ...more

By Lucia January 08, 2017

Short and sweet office / boss’ daughter romance with a nice mix of humour and heart

Dear Jane is my first read by Marissa Clarke and I thoroughly enjoyed this short and relatively sweet light hearted romance with a nice mix of humour and heart. The book is an office romance / boss’ daughter romanc... ...more

By Samantha February 01, 2017

Dear Jane was such a great humorous contemporary romance! I loved everything about this book and I devoured it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. Seriously, this book was so good! I couldn't get enough of the love story that this author created in this book between Jane and Eric... ...more

By Book Gannet January 08, 2017

This is an adorable, quick read about two hard working lawyers and a catalogue of clumsy dating disasters. There’s a bit of friends to lovers, a touch of long-distance crushing, an exceedingly grumpy cat and plenty of fun, all packed into this short novella. I really enjoyed it.

Eric is lovely. He... ...more

By Jennifer January 08, 2017

Jane Dixon is a highly intelligent, and successful family attorney, but a disaster when it comes to dating. She never gets a second date, and she's tired of being the family joke. So when her coworker says that his friends would love to date her, she feels some hope again. Instead, the dating cur... ...more

By Crystal February 06, 2017

There are books that I'm immediately drawn to just by the cover. If it is a cute cover or one with a sexy hero, something that does a great job at conveying the tone of the book will grab my attention. When I came across Dear Jane, I immediately wanted to read it. This book is just as adorable as... ...more

By Danielle from Short and Sassy January 09, 2017

4 stars!
4 stars

I loved this book!
Jane Dixon is a mess, but a funny cute one. She can't seem to get a second date with anyone. She doesn't know why, but all her dates end up in a major mess. So now Jane has asked her coworker, Eric to help her get to the bottom of her doing disasters. Since Jane... ...more

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Marissa Clarke

About the author

Marissa Clarke

Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where the everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw. She also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA as Mary Lindsey For sneak peeks at upcoming projects and chances to win prizes, join her Facebook street team group, Camp Clarke: www.facebook.com/groups/CampClarke/ To receive updates and insider information on Marissa's upcoming books, subscribe here: www.tinyurl.com/marissanews

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