Can't Stand the Heat by Shelly Ellis

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Lauren Gibbons is committing the ultimate family betrayal: abandoning the tradition of seducing men for money. Nothing is worth the abuse she?s endured from her sugar daddy. Now a sous chef, Lauren meets hot former NFL player Crisanto Weaver and lets herself imagine a future. Between her conniving relatives, her vengeful ex, a mountain of debt, and a whole lot of haters, can she escape her old life, and create something new?

About Shelly Ellis

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Shelly Ellis is an award-winning journalist who earned her journalism degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. The romance and women's fiction author is also a film buff and amateur painter. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not far from Washington, D.C., with her husband. Visit her online at
Published October 9, 2013 by Thorndike Press. 466 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gleefully demonstrating that a person cannot be defined by his or her past, Ellis (A Love Built to Last, as L.S. Childers) bubbles to the top with the Gibbons Gold Diggers series launch. Lauren Gibbon

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