Secrets of the Apple by Paula Hiatt

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"BEST OF 2012"--Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of the Year

“A captivating love story”—Lisa Oliver Monroe, Kirkus Magazine

“Detailing how family dynamics, cultural diversity and past relationships shape who we are, debut novelist Hiatt subtly explores the cavern between a successful life and a meaningful one . . . An exceptional first effort that captures the harmony of two beating hearts.”—Kirkus Starred Review

Warning: The hero and heroine do not hate each other on page one and tear their clothes off on page three. There is no mention of “the ice around his heart,” or any character’s “crumbling walls.” There may be some laughing and possibly a little crying, but no brain cells will die in the reading of this book. Oh, and don’t be bothered should there be a tiny bit of death and dismemberment, a touch really, hardly any at all. Just so we’re clear.

Ever watched a man fall in love from the inside, a man really kicking and screaming, fighting it all the way? Our hero is a wealthy, arrogant businessman, a real beast to work for, and his new assistant Kate is a thorn in his paw. But their meeting will send them both on an epic exploration of love that will take them from San Francisco, to the urban jungles of Brazil, and finally to a penthouse office in Tokyo, gradually forcing them each to confront who they are within.

Ever watched a man fall in love from the inside? It’s funny, complicated, and beautiful.

About Paula Hiatt

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Born in Rexburg, Idaho, Paula Hiatt has also lived in Utah, Pennsylvania, and California, as well as Brazil and China. She holds a master's degree in English, and when she is not writing, she is reading, traveling, or attending board game conventions with her husband and three children. Secrets of the Apple is her first novel.
Published March 23, 2012 by Mayday Publishing. 300 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Erotica. Fiction

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Ryoki's thoughts—a surprising amount of self-doubt and hurt—linger under his suit, but like Ryoki, we're never quite sure of Kate's thoughts.

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A stay-at-home mother of three, Paula Hiatt has many stories to tell, although she’s only written one book so far.

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