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Settle Down Now

by Leenna Naidoo


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Billionaire Charmaine Donnet's search for Mr Right has gone public in the most humiliating way. Her dating coach, and trusted friend Joss, has decided to turn introvert Charmaine's quest into a hit reality TV show. Charmaine finds herself interviewing potential Mr Rights live on air, and being wooed on the Indian Ocean while on board the beautiful yacht, The Sunflower. But it's not all plain sailing. There's Captain Robert Hart, the one man who truly hates Charmaine and whom, she suspects, would do anything to hurt her again. There's Joss who's behaving more like an enemy; and there's the six potential Mr Rights—some of whom will do anything to win. Events take a dark turn when one of the potential Mr Rights goes missing at sea. Will Charmaine survive this desperate Hart's cruise?

Reviewers are saying:
4 stars: Ultimately, this novel is a delightful page turner that captured my intrigue from the first page. If you are looking for a romance story with a hint of thriller/action, I highly recommend "Settle Down Now". — Melissa Rose, Around The World In Books.
2 stars: Although the story was entertaining, it did not satisfy my romance-loving needs. — Katie McCoach, KM Editorial
3.5 stars: An atypical romance with a pinch of mystery and suspense which entertains with each incident. — Floryie, Travelogue of a Book Addict
3 cups of coffee: If you like chick lit and are intrigued by the idea of chick lit incorporating a bit of, "Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the candlestick," then perhaps this book is for you.— Rae Raleigh, RaeRaleighReads

About the character:
Charmaine Donnet is a Durbanite living simply near her parents. She's kind, bubbly and funny. She's the girl down the road or the one who's helping out in the kitchen at parties. Why no guy has asked her to be his bride is a mystery solved only on board The Sunflower. If you like your romance laced with suspense and action; authentic locations ranging from Edinburgh to Richards Bay and beyond; and characters much like your classmates and neighbors; then you'll love Settle Down Now.

What people are saying about the sample chapter:
'...a really breezy, intelligent writing style that I liked a lot.' Robin M
'This is light and upbeat but I can take Charmaine seriously.' Robert
'I enjoyed this. It felt on first read as if there was a lot of information to keep track of, but I think it actually falls together nicely...' Sherry
'I was definitely pulled into the story and curious to see where it would go.' Erin

Publication Details

Learning To Surf Publishing
Smashwords Edition
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Leenna Naidoo (Author)

Leenna writes cross-genre suspense, romance and dabbles in sci-fi/fantasy. Her short stories have appeared in 'The Mad Scientist Journal', 'SciPhi Journal' and 'Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores'. Her first attempt at a novel was 'No Distance To Ru...

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