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House of Diamonds by Amber Jakeman πŸ’• Spotlight and Freebie Offer πŸ’• (Contemporary Romance)

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A heartwarming, emotionally satisfying contemporary Australian romance with an international flavour, by Amber Jakeman

A fresh start. An instant enemy. But Stella is determined.

Sparkles fly when former office manager Stella Rhees, 30, flees a failed affair with her old boss, Damian. Determined to run her own show, she pursues her dream of creating and selling her own jewellery.

The problem? She’s opened her jaunty stall directly outside the famous Huntleys House of Jewels at the very moment handsome James Huntley the Third, 33, asks her to move so he can stage a publicity stunt. Feisty Stella won’t budge.

Despite a mutual physical attraction, Stella and James become instant enemies, their rivalry fanned by a social media war.

While Huntleys appears prosperous, it’s facing bankruptcy, and James’s mother and playboy brother are squandering the family fortune overseas.

James finds Stella and her fresh ideas irresistible, and she becomes the catalyst for him to change Huntleys’ path of self-destruction. He offers her a job, but how can she accept when she’s vowed to never fall into the old trap of falling in love with the boss?

For Stella and James to find their Happily Ever After, each must overcome personal demons, take risks and learn to trust the other. In this delightful first book of the House of Jewels series, will this dazzling couple ever work out how to put a Huntley engagement ring to its proper purpose?

What? Move? Why would she move? She’d only just finished setting up. It had taken her months to prepare, and so much time just that morning, arranging her earrings and bracelets. What on earth could he mean?

“... just for a short time, thank you,” he said. 

Her hackles rose. However handsome he might be, with that sun-kissed brown hair, and that way of smiling just on one side, as if life was a bit of joke as long as he was in control, he had no right to push her around.

“Actually, Mr …”

“Huntley. James Huntley.” He tipped his head back a little, indicating his connection with the three-storey building behind him, and she turned and read the ornate sign. Huntleys House of Diamonds.  

Stella sighed. She didn’t reconfigure her whole life, resigning and moving here from Perth on the other side of the country, only to fall into the trap of obeying the next handsome man. No. She’d been there and done that. For too long. She’d been totally, pathetically, at the mercy of her boss Damian’s demands. 

Obeying handsome men was a bad habit she’d finally kicked, hadn’t she?

This new Stella was strong and independent, she reminded herself. Stella now worked for herself, trusted only herself and obeyed only herself. She would no longer be told what to do by men who assumed she’d comply. So, whatever this man wanted, and however attractive he might be - and he was, quite attractive, every bit as good-looking as Damian, his hair more fair, and with a bit of a wave at the front, and those eyes - intense - she knew she had every right to stand her ground. And she would.

He waited expectantly, but she was only just ready to trade. With customers gathering, she needed to sell, sell, sell - and not waste another moment. Her licence to trade wasn’t a give away. It would take her months to pay back the loan she’d taken out to pay for it.

He lifted one hand up toward the side of her stack of display trays, as if to test his strength against its weight, to simply push her stall away. She could swear she saw his healthy bicep flex beneath that high quality pale grey woollen fabric. 

How dare he! The flame of defiance inside her flashed fire. No. She would not be shoved away.

“Stella Rhys, Mr Huntley,” she answered, keeping her voice low and controlled, and extending her own hand to be shaken. His was smooth, the hand of a businessman, as cool as her own. It was a fine handshake, pleasant even. 

Her mother would have fun reading this palm, she thought, smiling. It was a mistake. He must have interpreted her smile as acquiescence. Nodding and smiling in return, he held her hand just a moment longer than necessary. 

“Thanks, so much, Stella. These stalls… There was nothing here for months, and suddenly you appear! Today of all days. It’s so good of you to move. Just for an hour or so.” He gave her the full blue gaze again and smiled. 

For a moment Stella weakened, but she remembered the advice of Fritz, ther nearest stallholder, who’d welcomed her to the mall only that morning. 

“I’ve been here nearly thirty years, young lady,” Fritz had said. “Seen a thing or two in my time. Seen stalls come and seen them go. Can be tough out here on the mall. Don’t you let anyone push you around.”

Stella knew the terms of her licence. Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Right here. So she lifted her sunglasses and fired back a dose of her own dark eyes - bright, quick and determined.

“Actually, James,” she began, amiably enough, with a hint of steel. She gestured at the small crowd gathering to admire her unusual brooches, rings, earrings and pendants, all laid out so temptingly in the bright sunshine. Her excitement ratcheted up a notch. Behind James, two older women, sisters perhaps, were pulling out their purses. Her first customers! It was James who needed to move, so she could trade.

“Look. This is my business, James - ‘Stellar,’” she continued, polite yet firm, her voice steady. “And I’m not moving it. Not at all. I don’t mean to be unreasonable; nothing personal; but as I see it, the Huntleys property boundary begins at the edge of your doorway. The mall here is public space, and this patch is mine.”

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Opposites attract in House of Hearts, a romance with an international flavor set on the edge of Las Vegas.

Gambling addiction therapist Dr Lisa Bakker, 28, never breaks rules, but her bad boy client Will Huntley, 29, the good-looking youngest heir to an Australian jewelry business, breaks them all.

The one rule neither can ignore is the American Psychological Association's two-year dating ban between clients and therapists.

From feel-good fiction author Amber Jakeman comes House of Hearts, the latest modern love tale in her heartwarming, fast-paced House of Jewels series.

Globe-trotting Will has been breaking hearts and wasting time and the family fortunes in the casinos of the French Riviera. When he tries his luck in Las Vegas, he ends up broke and hungry, and books into Lisa's clinic because the food is free.

Will surprises himself by complying with his treatment and making rapid progress.

Deeply impressed with Lisa's statuesque beauty, kindness and expertise, he shifts the focus of all their sessions to her own needs.

Will says he has complete faith in Lisa's ability to help him find a better path, but she is not so sure.

Well may Will call her his Queen of Hearts, the "real deal" who makes him feel lucky. Lisa can't become involved with clients.

They draw closer when Will helps Lisa rescue her dog; closer still when Lisa's boss asks her to take Will skyrunning with her; and then too close for comfort during a psychometric test.

When Will finishes at the clinic and is photographed at Jupiters casino with two young women on the cover of Your Celebrity, a jealous and furious Lisa counsels herself to forget him.

To win Lisa's lasting love and respect, Will knows he must build his new business and stay out of trouble. He'd hate to ruin her career.

The more respectable Will becomes, the more Lisa longs for him, but she's bound to keep her attraction to him secret—and why would someone like Will wait two years for someone like her?

Will this playboy ever win his Queen of Hearts?


Can love blaze later in life?

Free spirit Flame Rhys has sworn off love, but try convincing her reclusive neighbor Ross Archer.

In the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland, serial single Flame calls Ross a "hermit" while he accuses her of trespassing.

When the fiery redhead roasts Ross for stealing her caravan, she accidentally rekindles the widower's passion for life, for his land and for love.

But how can he convince her to stay with him, when every other lover has let her down? And does Flame harbor a dark secret, as Ross's daughters suspect?

Another fast-paced heart warmer from feel-good fiction author Amber Jakeman, House of Spades is the latest in the international House of Jewels series, featuring the romantic fortunes of the extended Huntley family, though these books may be read in any order. Enjoy!


Who holds the key to her heart?

When stylish Australian widow Cynthia Huntley takes up her daughter's dare to fulfil her long-held dream of living in France, her move to a picturesque provincial village presents unexpected challenges.

As she renovates the centuries-old property she calls her House of Clubs, Cynthia and handsome handyman Γ‰mile tussle over a "perfect" chandelier.

Cynthia is no fool. She raised her family and managed the Huntleys' busy Sydney jewelry business after losing her beloved husband Jimmy to cancer.

The mysterious yet gallant Γ‰mile turns up with a surprise or two and some useful skills.

Cynthia lets him into her house, but will she let him into her heart?

What is Γ‰mile fleeing? And what is worth seeking in life?

As winter closes in, will Cynthia abandon her French adventure? Or can she and Γ‰mile claim love again later in life—together?

House of Clubs is volume four of Amber Jakeman's House of Jewels series of international heartwarmers featuring the extended Huntley family of jewelers. The books may be read in any order.


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Partial to sunsets, picnics and poetry, feel-good fiction writer Amber Jakeman was a journalist, ghost writer and editor before succumbing to her addiction to uplifting endings.

She writes from her tiny apartment on the edge of Sydney Harbour, creating wholesome historical and contemporary romance with an international flavour.

When not writing, Amber enjoys time with family and friends, sailing with her husband, travel, walking and savouring other writers' creations.

Amber Jakeman acknowledges Australia's first storytellers and offers respect to Aboriginal people past and present and to their descendants.


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