1st Place Contemporary Category Heartland Romance Authors Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2010
True love does not exist…or so event planner Tessa Adams learns the day she gets jilted—twenty-four hours prior to walking down the aisle. One-night stands are much easier, and with sexy philanthropists like David Brenner, how can she resist? Now if she could just get rid of him. Had she known the biggest event of her career would be working for David’s father, she would have cut and run. Instead, she’s unwittingly become a part of his parents' plan to destroy his life-long dreams. Will sacrificing her love protect him or be the ultimate betrayal? Wealthy and gorgeous, David Brenner seemingly holds the world in the palm of his hand—his generous heart and infectious smile are just two in an endless stream of attractive qualities. But the one thing he wants, he can’t have—a repeat of the passionate night he spent in the arms of a skittish Tessa Adams. His family’s far-reaching power threatens to crush their dreams. To prove his love, he would risk everything…but will the return of her ex-fiancé be their final undoing?
"Dibs." He extended his hand. Frowning, she accepted his greeting. "Dibs on what?
"No." He chuckled. "That's my name. Or well, actually, my nickname. Either way, it's what everyone calls me."
"O-o-okay..." The guy definitely had the smolder covered...and those incredible ice-blue eyes. Yikes!
"And you are?"
"Oh, Tessa Adams." She laughed.
"And everyone calls you...?"
Her frown returned. "Tessa."
"Oh." He scanned her face. "No nickname, huh?"
"Not that I recall at the moment."
He pressed his full lips together as if restraining a smile, eyes twinkling with merriment, and handed her the notepad. "Here's your confirmation number. The room's at the Waldorf Towers over on Park."
Two suites at the Waldorf? In this mess? What was he, a wizard? "Wow, great. Thanks so much for the help."
"Glad to be of service." He retrieved his briefcase and started down the corridor, abruptly stopped, and peered at her over the perfect slant of his shoulder. "And don't worry, Tessa, I'll think of a good nickname for you."
She offered him a blank stare. "Hey, knock yourself out."
Mischief danced along his lips before a grin broke free and he continued down the hallway.
"What a whack job," she muttered.
5 Stars on Amazon!
Sweet and Sexy at the Same Time!
As soon as this romance became available, I bought it. I love AJ Nuest's writing and cried my way through her JEZEBEL'S WISH. Few writers evoke such strong emotions from me, so I eagerly awaited her next release. I laughed and sighed and cried while reading SHE'S GOT DIBS. It's light-hearted, serious, sensual and memorable. What else could a romance junkie ask for?
Ms. Nuest gives us a drop-dead gorgeous hero and a smart-mouthed heroine--God, I loved her--and instant attraction that nearly singed my Kindle buttons. There's outside interference to keep them apart that makes you grit your teeth. But what kept peeking through every well-crafted sentence was the love Dibs felt for Tessa. I honestly felt as soon as he saw her in the airport, his heart knew she was THE one. Dibs says something in this book that I will always remember. "I'm going to come at you like a freight train." And Lord have mercy, he did. Whew! I loved this romance. Just loved it! This book has gone into my keeper file, so I can read it again and again.
5 Stars on Amazon!
Fun, Sexy, Smart and Full of Surprises!
She's Got Dibs by AJ Nuest was a pure delight to read! Her opening scene at the airport pulled me right in with smiles and laughter. I instantly loved both Tessa and Dibs. What I loved most, though, was how the plot took me places I didn't expect. These characters have depth and history. Their choices were sometimes difficult and filled with self-sacrifice. This story is about more than the hot guy on the cover (although that doesn't hurt, right ladies?)In short, I'd highly recommend this book.
5 Stars on Goodreads!
Again, AJ Nuest does NOT disappoint. The banter and dialogue between the characters is sexy and fun to watch. Dibs is just a DOLL and you wanna cover him in chocolate and just eat him up! YUMMY! Um...charming, HOT billionaire with a heart the size of the moon...what's not to love???
And you can't help but sympathize with the heroine, Tessa. Who hasn't had their heart broken and is afraid to try love again? What's worse is she's an event planner and has seen too many weddings end in divorce! I just wanted to buy her a pint of cookie dough ice cream and snuggle up to watch a movie with her, being a shoulder for her to cry on. You really want these two to find happiness.
Don't miss out on this awesome love story! MUST read!