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The Real Deal
by Lucy Monroe

Published: 2004
Paperback : 352 pages
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When two brilliant, vibrant business minds come to blows in the boardroom, they soon move the power struggle to the bedroom where business definitely mixes with pleasure, and more than just their companies will merge.

“If you enjoy Linda Howard, Diana Palmer, & Elizabeth Lowell, then I ...

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When two brilliant, vibrant business minds come to blows in the boardroom, they soon move the power struggle to the bedroom where business definitely mixes with pleasure, and more than just their companies will merge.

“If you enjoy Linda Howard, Diana Palmer, & Elizabeth Lowell, then I think you'd really love Lucy's work.” - NY Times Bestselling Author Lori Foster

"Lucy Monroe captures the very heart of the genre. She pulls the reader into the story from the first to the last page." - NY Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber

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CHAPTER ONE



With an accuracy born of years of practice, Simon brought the katana down in a precise arc that left the silk scarf hanging in two even sections from the hooks in the ceiling. Moving into the next position, he swung the Korean sword in a horizontal path that sent two scraps of red silk fluttering to the floor. ... view entire excerpt...

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Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

When writing The Real Deal, I wanted to delve into a strange dichotomy that exists in our culture...it is that no matter how attractive a person is, there is still a tendency to see oneself as flawed. Both Simon and Amanda are incredible people, but they can't see past former failures to that truth. This book is about two people growing toward both self-acceptance and the ability to give and receive love freely.

Lucy Monroe Asks:

Do you think Amanda made the right decision following Simon to his island to try to convince him of the merger? Why, or why not?

Do you think Simon's concerns for his employees are justified? Why, or why not?

If you were Amanda, would you have agreed to be a sparring partner with Simon? If so, how would you have responded when he didn't follow through on the almost-kiss?

At what point in the book do you think Amanda starts living for herself and not her job?

What do you think the most important thing was that Amanda learned about herself? And Simon?

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  "Fun Romance -- But not sure it's suitable for book clubs... More for personal enjoyment!"by MississippiMom (see profile) 10/21/05

I'm giving this one a perfect 10! One of my new personal favorites...

I can't believe how quickly I read (devoured) this book! I'm usually not one to stay up late reading, or get up early

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