The Secret Ingredient by Jane.Heller

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Elizabeth Baskin falls in love, gets married and discovers six years into her union that the magic has faded. What happened to the hot guy she met on L.A.’s 405 Freeway – the one who rescued her after her car broke down and swore to love her for better or worse? Her husband Roger is still a good man, but he’s grown a paunch, lost interest in sex and seems allergic to conversation. What’s a disgruntled wife to do?

Elizabeth’s sister tips her off to a doctor in Beverly Hills who dispenses “enhancements” for disinterested husbands. All Elizabeth has to do is slip the prescribed packet of miracle herbs into Roger’s orange juice and watch him go from zero to hero, restored to the way he was before he started falling asleep in front of the TV every night.

But her plan goes dramatically awry, and instead of rekindling her romance with Roger, she’s stuck with a man she hardly recognizes and doesn’t even like.

Desperate, she breaks into the doctor’s office in search of an antidote, runs from the law and puts her life in danger – all in an attempt to bring Roger back to his old, imperfect self. What she learns is that perfection, especially when it comes to husbands, is highly overrated.

“The supremely talented Ms. Heller delivers snappy wit, lush romance, and plenty of surprises… just the thing to spark a romantic adventure of your own. “– Dallas Morning News

“Riotous, hilarious, but also ruefully dead-on in depicting the dangers of not appreciating one’s mate – warts and all.” – Woman’s Own

About the Author:

After nearly a decade of promoting bestselling authors for New York publishing houses, Jane Heller became a bestselling author herself. Her 13 novels, nine of which have been sold to Hollywood for movies and television, are now entertaining readers around the world. She has also written a nonfiction book about her passion for baseball and the Yankees, as well as a forthcoming survival guide for those caring for a loved one with a chronic or critical illness. Born and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Heller currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, Michael Forester.

About Jane.Heller

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Jane Heller promoted dozens of bestselling novelists before becoming one herself. She is the author of Cha Cha Cha, The Club, Infernal Affairs, Princess Charming, Crystal Clear, Sis Boom Bah, Name Dropping, and Female Intelligence. She lives in Beverly Hills, California, where she is at work on her next book.
Published December 1, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 348 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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So Roger dusts off his dancing shoes—and goes clubbing with a younger woman, not the predictable twist that control-freak Elizabeth had in mind.

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Elizabeth buys into the trendy hocus-pocus and purchases a "stud stimulant" to drop into her hubby's fresh-squeezed orange juice, but in her eagerness to rev up Rog, she overdoses him and suddenly her sweet but dull husband becomes a sexy but terribly self-absorbed hunk no woman can resist.

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