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Fast Courting Kindle Edition

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Length: 368 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky entralls in this powerful novel first published in 1983, of a man, a woman, ans the exciting game of love.

Magazine writer Nia Phillips latest assisgnment is a feature on east Coast's five most eligible bachelors. But her research hits a snag when she meets number five, Daniel Strahan, the head coach for Boston professional basketball team. Daniel wants no part of the story , And though he refuses her interview request, he's instantly drawn to Nia's quick intelligence and dark beauty. As for Nia, she finds Daniel intriguing, but she knows that a man constantly on road, who lives and breathes basketball, isn't right for her. There's only one thing she's forgotten -- love doesn't play by the rules.

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky, a lifelong New Englander, was a sociologist and photographer before she began to write. There are more than 30 million copies of her books in print.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 496 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (Oct. 13 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FCKB1G
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #417,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Professional ethics are what keep a good writer honest. Nia Phillips is feeling the pinch of her personal life intruding upon her professional life, however, with the magazine article her editor at the Eastern Edge wants her to write. Nia is to interview the five most eligible bachelors of the East Coast, as selected by the top echelon of said magazine. Amongst them is basketball coach, Daniel Strahan, the sports celebrity all of Boston seems to adore (especially with the winning streak his team is currently on). Once upon a time, Nia was married to sports journalist, David Phillips. His obsession with basketball -- and his philandering ways -- killed their marriage with a bloodless efficiency. Her dislike of the sport and athletes in general is therefore understandable.
Rather than embracing the limelight as Nia expects, Daniel refuses to grant her an interview. His refusal is coldly stated, but the frost in his eyes is warmed by Nia's effortless allure and her frank honesty. Her violet eyes flash with indignation when he accuses her of trying to write a flashy expose, of trying to dig up dirt on his personal life. Their first meeting is anything but cordial, and yet Daniel and Nia fell the pulling of an inexplicable attraction. When their tempers cool, they realize they have a great deal in common; but will those commonalities smooth the way for a relationship or the inevitability of heartache? Love is a game you play for keeps, after all. Daniel is on the road, traveling from state to state, with troubling regularity. How can a relationship survive the stress of such conflicting schedules?
When love goes into overtime, the outcome is anyone's guess.
Is it any wonder Ms. Delinsky's backlist has been reissued?
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Needing some summertime reading, I decided to dive back into Delinsky's early works for ones I had missed. This was a mistake. The plot was overly simplistic, the characters horribly under-developed, and the message so predictable & sappy that I only got through it b/c it's such a quick read and I'm stubborn about finishing what I start. When the male protagonist (Daniel) calls the female protagonist (Nia) "Babe" at the start of every conversation, it is jolting to me how out of character he seems.
Anyway, it's nice to see Delinsky's writing has improved over time. Kudos to her publisher for sticking with her and developing her writing style. This one, however, is worth skipping....
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Being a fan of the author, I picked up this book for some good summer beach reading. I was not disappointed. Nia, a journalist, and Dan, a pro basketball coach, are very likeable and meet under interesting circumstances. While some of the references are dated, their romance is not. I like how they do not get along at first, they get to know each other, he helps her through a tragedy and chooses love before his career when a pushy boss gets in the way. There are few other characters and that is nice too, some books have way too many small characters introduced for no reason. All in all a great story
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This was a wonderful book. I could not put it down. I was sad when the book was over, because I wanted to read more about Nia and Daniel. I highly reccomend this book, as I do with any of Barbara Delinsky's books. She is by far my favorite author.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa72d0138) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7074a68) out of 5 stars Fun beachtime read June 29 2004
By K. Stuckey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Being a fan of the author, I picked up this book for some good summer beach reading. I was not disappointed. Nia, a journalist, and Dan, a pro basketball coach, are very likeable and meet under interesting circumstances. While some of the references are dated, their romance is not. I like how they do not get along at first, they get to know each other, he helps her through a tragedy and chooses love before his career when a pushy boss gets in the way. There are few other characters and that is nice too, some books have way too many small characters introduced for no reason. All in all a great story
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa70748c4) out of 5 stars obviously early work July 7 2004
By Josephine Rhino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Needing some summertime reading, I decided to dive back into Delinsky's early works for ones I had missed. This was a mistake. The plot was overly simplistic, the characters horribly under-developed, and the message so predictable & sappy that I only got through it b/c it's such a quick read and I'm stubborn about finishing what I start. When the male protagonist (Daniel) calls the female protagonist (Nia) "Babe" at the start of every conversation, it is jolting to me how out of character he seems.
Anyway, it's nice to see Delinsky's writing has improved over time. Kudos to her publisher for sticking with her and developing her writing style. This one, however, is worth skipping....
HASH(0xa7079384) out of 5 stars One of my very favorite romances Jan. 28 2014
By A. Babcock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I come back to this book about once a year and reread it. It's such a special, very sweet story about a journalist who becomes involved with the coach of a famous basketball team. I recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary romance!
HASH(0xa70ac6c0) out of 5 stars Sports Mets Publisher June 28 2014
By Trixie WA - Published on Amazon.com
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May be an older book, but still a very good book!! I find it refreshing since I'm an older reader. I've kept it so I can read it periodically.
HASH(0xa747b0f0) out of 5 stars Disappointed April 26 2014
By Barbara Fallon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was not up to Barbara Delinsky's past works.
I loof forward to her next one, hopefully a better story.