WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
April 2001
Harlequin Temptation #828
ISBN 0-373-25928-X

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER… OR DESIRE?

Chicago heiress Sunny Chandler was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Now she’s determined to take a walk on the wild side– and take the first job she comes across, But “kitchen helper” in a cozy Italian restaurant is a stretch even for cool, elegant Sunny!

Nick D’Angelo was practically born with a cooking spoon in his fist. He runs the family restaurant with an iron hand, keeping his meddlesome siblings and matchmaking grandmother in line. The last thing he needs is sexy Sunny trying to find herself while wreaking havoc in his kitchen.

Although he wouldn’t mind the leggy blonde wreaking havoc in his bedroom. In fact, Nick is tempted to take a walk on the wild side, too…

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Finalist for a National Readers Choice Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance

"Chicago – Present Day

Raised by her grandparents after the death of her parents, Sunny Chandler has been reared the “Chandler” way and is expected to step from graduate school into her grandfather’s place at Chandler Enterprises. While Sunny loves and respects her grandparents, she chafes at the sterile environment, and longs to find out for herself what she wants, and who she really is. Deciding she needs time on her own before taking her place in the family company, she answers the advertisement for kitchen help at D’Angelo’s Italian restaurant. Sunny is only looking to find herself, but what she finds is a man who could steal her heart.

Niccolo D’Angelo absolutely does not want to hire the beautiful, blond, non-Italian debutante to work in his family restaurant, but Mama Bennie has other ideas. Nick reluctantly agrees to give Sunny a one-month trial period, with every intention of firing this social butterfly at the first opportunity. He hadn’t counted on his heart taking over his mind…and his common sense.

Can a wealthy socialite and a family businessman possibly find a way to build a life together, or will social pressures and family obligation tear them apart?
Sexy, fun and heartwarming aptly describe WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. The story of the “rich girl” meets “poor man” isn’t a new plot, but Donna Kauffman’s deft style with characterization and dialogue breathes fresh life into this tried and true plot. Sunny Chandler emotes a fun and intriguing personality from the first page, and her struggle to find herself amid the strict confines of her life is delightful. Nick on the other hand is a workaholic, completely devoted to his family, and not looking for love…until Sunny comes into his life. The relationship between Sunny and Nick evolves slowly, but that just increases the sexual tension between them. When they finally do succumb to each other, the love scenes between them burn up the pages. I’d have to vote Niccolo D’Angelo as the man I’d most like to take a walk on the wild side with.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE is a treat for fans of Ms. Kauffman’s work. With all the fun and sensuality of her Loveswept titles, WALK ON THE WILD SIDE also delivers secondary characters that charm the reader and add a fullness to the story I found truly enjoyable. From Mama Bennie to Nick’s various siblings, each one found a place in my heart. For a captivating and sinfully sexy read, I highly recommend WALK ON THE WILD SIDE." ~Terrie Figuero

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All titles listed in the order of publication, from first to last, with the first book of each series at the top of each section. For a printable version, click here.

Kensington Brava

Blue Hollow Falls Series
BLUE HOLLOW FALLS
THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS (e-novella)
BLUESTONE & VINE
A SEASON TO CELEBRATE/Christmas in Blue Hollow Falls
LAVENDER BLUE

Hamilton Christmas Series: E-Novella Singles
UNLEASHED
LOCK, STOCK & JINGLE BELLS
NAUGHTY BUT NICE

The Brides of Blueberry Cove Series
SEA GLASS SUNRISE
SNOWFLAKE BAY
STARFISH MOON

The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Series
PELICAN POINT
HALF MOON HARBOR
SANDPIPER ISLAND

Cupcake Club Series
SUGAR RUSH
SWEET STUFF
BABYCAKES
HONEY PIE

“Hot Scot” Trilogy
SOME LIKE IT SCOT
OFF KILTER
UNWRAPPED/Santa In a Kilt

Hamilton Christmas: Original Print Series
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT/Unleashed
KISSING SANTA CLAUS /Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells
THE NAUGHTY LIST/Naughty But Nice

“Unholy Trinity” Series
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE PRINCESS
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH ROSE

“The Chisholm Brothers” Series
BAD BOYS IN KILTS
THE GREAT SCOT

“Men of Rogues Hollow” Series
JINGLE BELL ROCK/Baby it’s Cold Outside
BAD BOYS, NEXT EXIT/Exposed
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (single title)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY/Making Waves

Standalone Titles
I LOVE BAD BOYS/And When They Were Bad
BAD BOYS ON BOARD/Going Down?
LET ME IN
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
A GREAT KISSER
HERE COMES TROUBLE

 

Running Press

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE

 

Bantam

Contemporary Romance

THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL

“Glass Slipper, Inc” Series
THE CINDERELLA RULES
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING
SLEEPING WITH BEAUTY
NOT SO SNOW WHITE

Paranormal
THE LEGEND MACKINNON
THE LEGEND OF THE SORCERER
YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND
ROYAL HUNTER
CHARM STONE

Anthology
YOURS 2 KEEP/Close Quarters

Loveswept
Now available in e-book

The Three Musketeers Series
SURRENDER THE DARK
BORN TO BE WILD
MIDNIGHT HEAT

Delgado’s Dirty Dozen
SANTERRA’S SIN
SILENT WARRIOR
LIGHT MY FIRE
DARK KNIGHT

ILLEGAL MOTION
BLACK SATIN
TANGO IN PARADISE,
BOUNTY HUNTER
WILD RAIN
BAYOU HEAT
TEASE ME

 

Berkley

THE NAKED TRUTH/Truth or Dare

 

BenBella

PERFECTLY PLUM (Non-Fiction)

 

Harlequin


Signature Anthologies

MEN OF COURAGE/Buried!
MEN OF COURAGE II/Risky Business
VELVET, LEATHER & LACE/Calling the Shots

Blaze
HER SECRET THRILL
HIS PRIVATE PLEASURE
AGAINST THE ODDS
UNDONE/Her Secret Thrill
SIMON SAYS

Temptation
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
HEAT OF THE NIGHT
CARRIED AWAY
SEAN

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