Saturday, July 21, 2012

Set Up by Cheryl B. Dale

Three divorces should teach a man something, but hotel heir Cal McIntyre can't figure out what. Then a flashy redhead—the kind he adores—shows up. Since he's off women, he reluctantly takes a bet to seduce her. One more hook-up won't matter. Especially with this temptress.

But Amanda’s hair is dyed and she’s not about to be seduced. Her younger sister gambled with an heirloom engagement ring, and Cal won. If Amanda has to drug him to retrieve the ring and save her sister's marriage, so be it.

She doesn't count on Cal's kisses awakening a long-banished sexuality. Lucky for her, he passes out before she gets carried away. She escapes with the ring and virtue intact. Now to forget him.

But Cal tracks her down. And tells her he bought the ring. From her sister. Worse, someone stole diamonds worth millions after she knocked him out. Cal wasn’t the only one set up.

There must be an explanation, but her sister can't give it; she's vanished. Now Amanda must help Cal find her sister or go to jail. She's determined to protect her sister, and he's determined to recover his diamonds. Sparks are about to fly.

I hate roller coasters—unless they’re in books.  Give me a plot that grabs me by the seat of my pants and keeps me on the edge of my chair.  People it with three-dimensional characters, like the playboy who’s really a talented public relations man.  He does it in his sleep, but most of his family discounts him and no one listens to his ideas, so he keeps them to himself.  Or the gambling sister who has a developmental disorder and doesn’t realize what she’s doing is wrong.  Or the big sister who has been raising her, and protecting her, and raising her, and…  Take me from Houston to Atlanta to Las Vegas to Cancun.  Let me figure out who dunnit.  No—it wasn’t the butler—but of course, there is a butler.  Yup.  I hate roller coasters at amusement parks.  I love them in books.  And Set Up has a great one!

Length:  258 Pages
Prices—E-Book:  $5.95

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.


  1. Okay, that's going on the TBR read list....

  2. Thanks for the nice review, Rochelle!

  3. You're welcome, Cheryl. No witches in this one, Gail--but good sleuthing anyway. I know you'll like it. ;-)