Love By Design by Katy Ames

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With her ugly past behind her, Annika is back to prove she’s
still as brilliant as ever. Grayson has the makings for ultimate sucess, as long as his
new co-star is everything they say she is. Annika stole his heart years ago and never
looked back, but will the past be able to stay in the past? Readers are going to love
this reunited love romance from Katy Ames. The 425 Madison series is back with
season two and LOVE BY DESIGN is now live!
 
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ANNIKA

Cheating husband. On-air meltdown. Public
humiliation.

Lucky me, I’ve experienced them
all. 
Oh, and the implosion of my career as an up-
and-coming designer and renovation television darling.
That was then.


Now, I’m in the TV studio, more determined
than ever to prove to myself (and the few fans I have left), that I’m back for good. Nothing from
my past—no man, no mistake—is going to knock me down again.
If only fate—and Grayson Hesse—had gotten
the memo.
GRAYSON
Woodworker. Stone house restoration guru.And the new host of

Hesse and a Hard Place

This is what I know: 
If this show’s a success, I’ll finally be able to
give my family the financial stability they need. My chances of success go way up if I have the
best designer in the business working by my side. And the best in the business (despite the
lingering rumors) is Annika Hale.


She’s the triple threat: brilliant designer,
restoration maven, and the woman who stole my heart six years ago…and hasn’t looked back
since.


But that was then.


Now… Well, what is it they say? After all, 425
Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

My review:

This was just the kind of book I needed right now. Easy, fun read light on the drama and angst. Annika is recovering  from a personal and professional disaster. Grayson is trying to keep his family afloat. Together they make a fabulous team, and the chemistry between them is fire.

This book is a wonderful little getaway from the real-life drama going on, and a fun behind-the-scenes look at the design and renovation shows we love to watch. Definitely get this second chance, one-that-got-away love story and escape to the world of 425 Madison for a couple hours.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

 

 

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Excerpt 
Copyright @ 2020 Katy Ames


I watch my best friend chew a hole in her lower lip. “Explain,
Abby. Before you make yourself bleed.”

Abby opens her mouth. I brace myself for whatever she’s
going to say and don’t hear a single word. I don’t hear anything at all, except the deep, rumbling
laugh that rolls through the soundstage.

My stomach does cartwheels and every single hair on the
back of my neck stands pin-straight. My anxiety before? It’s got nothing on the nerves that are
about to knock my knees right out from under me.

That laugh—his laugh… It’s as potent today as it was the first
time I heard it.

My eyelids flutter shut. All worries about first-day nerves and
my shitty ex-husband and career recovery vanish. Into that mental void rushes a series of
images, ones I’d mistakenly sworn, hoped, prayed, I’d forgotten.

A sweltering summer night. Low whispers and lurid
words.

Large calloused hands finding the secret, most sensitive parts
of my skin.

Lips made for sinning and promises whispered in a voice that
sounded like salvation. A voice that belongs to a man who vanished without a word.

A man who, if I’m reading my friend’s—no, strike that, former
friend’s expression correctly, has just claimed a starring role in the horrifically-timed comedy that
is my life.

Abby’s eyes dart between my face and the person behind me.
Plastering on a smile, she swivels her finger in what I’m assuming she thinks is the “turn around
now” sign. “Annika, this is Mr. Hesse.”

I pivot, thrust out my hand, but can’t unglue my eyes from the
ground.

M. G. Hesse.

G. As in Grayson, the quiet, kind, insanely hot carpenter I met
on my first network design job.

As in the only man I’ve ever fallen for so hard, so fast, I didn’t
stop to ask his last name before tumbling into his bed. Hell, I didn’t even care.

As in the guy I thought, against all the odds, would disprove
my mother’s lessons about how untrustworthy men are—only to become the poster child by
morning.

A broad palm slides against mine, fingers curling into a warm
grasp. A jolt of awareness lights up my nerves, and my eyes finally lift to a face I haven’t seen in
six years. Since the day I woke up in his bed, naked, in love, and alone.

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About Katy


Katy writes contemporary romances about heroines who aren’t afraid to kick ass, heroes
brave enough to love them, and stories that get a little messy before ending happily ever
after.

She’s mom to two boys whom she loves to bits but wishes would sleep a lot more than
they do, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside
in Washington, D.C., a city in which she never planned to live and loves so much she’d be
happy to talk about it for hours. Just ask.  

Katy is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Washington Romance
Writers.
 

 



About the 425 Madison Series
 
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Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to
fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to
read.

 

This season will feature some new authors as well
as some of season one’s favs. Back for season two is Allie York, Leigh Lennon, MK Moore,
Aubree Valentine, Lauren Helms, and Katy Ames. Plus a warm welcome to KC Enders, and
Marcie Shumway! 
 
Not only do we have a sexy mix of new and returning
authors, prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the
same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC. 
 
Make sure to follow the 425 Madison Avenue
Facebook page for more on release dates, cover reveals and author spotlights. For exclusive
excerpts, giveaways, and news subscribe to our 425 Madison newsletter!
 
 
Check out the Season One and get caught up today!
You can read all nine books for FREE
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