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Stacey Bradford believes in love, but when her hot boss, Marshall Royce, decides to close her best friend's flower shop - days before Valentine's Day! - Stacey declares war.
Intrigued by Stacey's devotion to her friend, the hearts and flowers holiday, and belief in true love, Marsh issues a challenge - prove love exists or deliver the closing documents to her friend herself.
Stacey never could resist a challenge, but when Marsh makes Valentine's Day the deadline for their deal, Stacey must decide how far she's willing to go for love.
Previously released 2/28/13 on Entangled's Flirt Imprint.
"The Valentine Challenge is a short story about what happens when you don’t have all the facts and jump to conclusions and what happens when love finds you and you aren’t looking for it." ~ Read Your Writes Book Reviews
The Valentine Challenge is exactly what you want from a romance novella and I have to say it’s one of the best ones I’ve read in a while.
Stacey is in a temporary position trying to make things permanent, but her would-be boss is fighting her filling the position. Marshall doesn’t want a... ...more
I'm a huge fan of books that can tell a complete and entertaining story and still give me time to get things done...or let me get to sleep before 3 a.m. I read this for Valentine's Day (while eating chocolate-covered strawberries) and it put a smile on my face and was a great pick-me-up. Stacey w... ...more
The Valentine Challenge is a cute, quick romance that can be enjoyed all year long. It makes the reader want to visit South Beach for a night out on the town. Highly recommended! ...more
Although Valentine's Day was long past I couldn't say no to The Valentine Challenge when I read its blurb. I pictured it to be a short and cute read and it was that and much more.
I won't repeat the premise of the story since you can read it above, let me just tell you that Marisa Cleveland's smoo... ...more
The Valentine Challenge is a delightful tale of romance in the workplace. Marisa Cleveland does an excellent job of crafting a sexy story that grabs your attention from the very first page. Her talent for writing is evident in this thoroughly enjoyable novella filled with hot chemistry and sexual... ...more
Cute story - quick read. Stacey overhears the HR director plugging her credentials to Marsh for his assistant position. He is quick to say he isn't interested - but not for the usual reasons. He doesn't want another young, pretty assistant. Seems they tend to make a play for him and he refuses to... ...more
4 stars- a fast, satisfying read
Sometimes it's nice to to enjoy a quickie! That's what this book is. A satisfying challenge to overcome without long drawn out angst. Read this one in an hour.
Marshal is the gorgeous guy that Stacey finds herself working for. He doesn't want her working for him. He... ...more
I really enjoyed The Valentine Challenge. Loved Stacey and Marsh and especially enjoyed the quick dialogue. This story moved right along and didn't disappoint. I won't spoil anything, but I absolutely loved the ending...I'm still smiling. This is a keeper. I know for sure I'll be revisiting this... ...more
Cute, fun, fast-paced read with great character banter back and forth. Loved the misunderstandings the characters had about one another. Lots of sexual and emotional tension that kept me turning the pages! ...more
I really hope this is a series. I would love to hear more about the rest of the clan. A great fun short read. I can't wait for more from this author! ...more
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
I have to admit, I have mixed feelings regarding this book. I'm teetering between liking it and not liking it. I think that has to do with me not fully connecting with the characters the first time I read the book.
Stacey Bra... ...more
I actually read this on Valentine's Day, which was a real treat! The short story fit perfect into my busy schedule and left a smile on my face (as I hoped it would.)
I was especially pleased that the main characters didn't experience the instant 'I'm in love' as so often found in romance novellas,... ...more
This little novella is everything you could possibly want from a holiday romance. The relationship between Stacey and Marsh starts off antagonistic, so there’s a delicious sexual tension brewing from the very start. It’s just sexy enough, without being over the top, and is sure to please romance... ...more
This is the first contemporary romance I’ve read in a while, and I was pleasantly surprised. For a novella, this author did a nice job introducing the South Beach series, and I can’t wait for the next book to come out. Will definitely buy it! ...more
Short, sweet, and sizzlin'! A workplace romance at it's hottest. Super fun read! ...more
Read this on the plane on the way to the Bahamas. Perfect little getaway while heading to my getaway. LOL ...more
I liked this because it was different then most stories. I really liked the plot, characters, and ending! ...more