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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE MILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL by Jane Peden (Miami Lawyers #1)

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there, as millionaire lawyer Sam Flanagan learns when his Las Vegas fling from five years ago shows up and demands that he marry her. Fans of sexy category contemporary romance will love this debut novel from Jane Peden.


Title: The Millionaire’s Unexpected Proposal
Series: Miami Lawyers
Author: Jane Peden
Author Location: Florida
Genre: Contemporary Category Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Word Count: 161 pages
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 978-1-63375-239-9



One night together will change his life forever…

Camilla Winthrop is about to do something she’s never done in her life—she’s about to ask a man to marry her. Not just any man. She hasn’t seen Sam Flanagan in almost five years, after he coldly walked away from a passionate and intense two-week affair. Now Camilla is widowed and desperate…and marrying Sam is the only way she can protect their son.

The son he never knew about.

A hugely successful attorney in Miami, Sam certainly never expected to see the stunning Camilla come through his door again. Nor can he ignore the desire heating his blood. But after she tells him her situation, Sam is furious. He’ll marry her, but under his terms. And he’ll take everything, including Camilla in his bed…unless she can find a way to thaw the millionaire’s icy heart once more.



The limo pulled smoothly up to the curb. The driver opened the door and nodded almost imperceptibly to Camilla, signaling that everything was in place.

Then they were on their way, gliding smoothly through traffic. Sam tossed his tuxedo jacket casually on another seat, then raised his eyebrows when he saw the chilled champagne and two glasses. She glanced over at the control panel to make sure the intercom to the driver was turned to off.

“I don’t remember this being here when we got out of the limo.”

“I thought we’d take a drive out to beach.”

Sam looked out the window and noted the direction they were traveling.

“Should I take it that I’ve been shanghaied?” The corner of his mouth quirked in amusement. “What do you plan to do with me?”

Whatever words he was about to say next died on his lips when Camilla reached behind her and began unzipping her dress. She felt her hands tremble because it wasn’t only her body she was baring to him. It was her heart.

She peeled off the loosened dress, and was left with only her stiletto sandals and a tiny wisp of a black thong. And the string of pearls he’d bought her.

Her pulse quickened when he said, “If I’d known that was all you had on under that dress we’d have left a lot sooner.”

She knelt down in front of him, slipping in between his legs, felt her breasts tingle as they brushed against the fabric of his tuxedo pants. Nerves as much as arousal had made her nipples taut, and she felt a flush spread across her entire body as his eyes focused on her breasts. She reached around him, undid his cummerbund, then unhooked his pants, slid the zipper down slowly, and took him into her hand. He was already hard. His heart and mind may be wary, but his body would betray them. She used her mouth on him and could feel his restraint, coiled like a tight cord, begin to slip.

“Oh God, Camilla.” He leaned back in the seat and she felt him shudder. She grabbed the small purse, shook out its contents on the seat, and quickly ripped open a condom and unrolled it over the length of him. His narrowed eyes were still watching her. She still couldn’t read him, didn’t know what he was thinking, but he made no move to stop her as she slipped out of her thong and slid onto his lap, straddling him. She took him inside her, thinking, Please, Sam, don’t push me away this time.



I adored JD and really liked Olivia; Camille for the most part was very sweet and a fantastic mom and sister, and Sam had his moments–though he also had a lot of moments of total buttheadedry, especially in the first half of the book.Normally a book where the main conflict is caused by a refusal to communicate drives me up the wall–though this one did a better job of it than most. Still, I don’t understand why Camille didn’t even try to interject just a little bit of truth now and then, especially when she had a perfect opportunity to clear things up and help Sam see things as they really were instead of how he thought they were. Getting the backstory via her mentally recollecting the events came off as a little clunky–it would have worked much better as a conversation between Cam and Sam, I think.

Sam really should have done some digging for the truth–or at the very least communicated to her that he was willing to listen to her side–when he started to notice that the Camille he was seeing and falling for in real life was completely at odds with the selfish witch he made her out to be in his head. His obstinacy here definitely lost him major points, even though he did his best to make it up at the end.

Sam’s partners Richie and Johnathan, though we don’t see a whole lot of them, seem to be stand-up guys–despite my issues with this book, I’m definitely signing up to check out their stories as the series continues.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


“Jane Peden gives readers exactly what they want — plenty of sass, sizzle, and surprises on every page!” —New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Roxanne St. Claire“The conflict here is rich and deep. There’s no greater grist for the gut than two scarred lovers trying to find a way back into each other’s arms.” —New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Leto

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Author Bio:Jane Peden photo 2

Jane Peden is the pen name of a Florida trial attorney who writes sexy contemporary romances set in the exciting South Florida city of Miami, where millionaire lawyers live extravagant lifestyles and find love when they least expect it. When Jane isn’t in court, you can find her at the beach with her laptop, dreaming up stories about successful, confident men who know what they want and how to get it, and smart, sexy women who demand love on their own terms.  Jane’s books promise sizzling chemistry in the face of insurmountable obstacles. And just when things couldn’t get any worse, an emotional payoff that makes it all worthwhile.

Jane grew up in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, but decided early on that the only thing better than escaping the cold for a two-week vacation at the beach was to live there all year around, so she traded her snow boots for a jet ski and has never looked back.  Jane lives on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and a fish. Her debut novel, THE MILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL, released on March 31, 2015, from Entangled Publishing.

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