Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.8 in
Published: November 15, 2005
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416509577
ISBN - 13: 9781416509578
About the Book
A plus-sized woman finally gets the man of her dreams in this sexy contemporary romance from rising star Bella Andre.
Read from the Book
Chapter One "Me? A model? You''ve got to be kidding." Janica Ellis''s lower lip trembled. "Please, Lily. Sonia has the stomach flu. She was my only plus-sized model. You''re my last hope." Gesturing to the skimpy, colorful dresses hanging from the rack beside her, she added, "This is my big break. My first big fashion show with major buyers in the audience. You just need to model one dress for me." Under most circumstances, Lily Ellis would do anything to help out her little sister. But not when "anything" included showcasing her un-model-perfect size-sixteen body under glaring lights while tottering down a runway in stiletto heels. Already she could hear the baffled whispers from the audience of, "What is that cow doing up on the stage?" She would pass out from humiliation. She already felt painfully uncool among this cutting-edge crowd of designers and artists. Just walking the two busy city blocks from the parking garage to the Moscone Center in the very hip San Francisco, South of Market area, was enough to make Lily feel like she had the word "boring" stamped across her chest. Shaking her head forcefully, Lily raised her voice over the din of the models, makeup artists, and designers backstage. "I came to sit in the audience and applaud your incredible clothes, not to put on a skintight, see-through dress and parade around like a lumbering elephant." So then why, Lily wondered moments later, am I being poked with pins and made up by an androgynous makeup artist? A sarcas
From the Publisher
An appetite for sensual pleasures must never be denied...
Lily Ellis has curves -- soft, beautiful curves. The kind of voluptuous body she fears Travis Carson, the man she''s always loved from afar, would never crave. But Lily is about to be proven wrong. Her adventure begins when the demure San Francisco interior decorator agrees to model a plus-size dress for her fashion designer sister. Watching this sensual beauty move down the runway, Travis can''t believe it''s the same Lily he''s always known -- and always rejected. In a whirlwind of electric attraction, Lily is soon moaning Travis''s name in his bed, not just in her wild fantasies. But Lily is all too aware that she''s nothing like his past lovers.
Determined to beat Travis at his own game by guarding her true feelings, Lily partners with him on a business deal that takes them all the way to Italy. In the seductive warmth of the Tuscan sun, Lily plays a game of desire with the hot-blooded Travis. Will she be burned by an all-consuming ecstasy or will Travis open his heart to the sexy, exciting, and lasting love she has to offer?
About the Author
Bella Andre is an American author. She received her B.A. in Economics from Stanford University before working as a marketing director. She is the author of the acclaimed erotic novel Take Me and several Ellora's Cave erotic romance novels and short stories. She also contributed to the nonfiction book called Writing Romance, which serves as a guide to the creation of and industry connections for writing romance novels.
"Oh my! Bella Andre''s Take Me is wonderfully sexy -- a big, fun fantasy with an equally big heart. You''ll cheer these characters on as they find each other...and themselves!"
-- Emma Holly