How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You
Release Date: 06/12/14
Summary from Goodreads:
1. Join the Drama Club
2. Do Your Research
3. Provide Something She Needs
4. Make Her Feel Secure and Important
5. Pay Attention!
6. Be a Good Friend
7. Be More Attractive
8. Be Complimentary, But Not Obsequious
9. Establish Rapport
10. Be Encouraging and Supportive
11. Give Her Space
12. Admit When Youâre Wrong and Apologize
13. Find the Perfect Birthday Gift
14. Tell Her How You Feel
Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes (Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brotherâs name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse) knows that heâs different. Heâs quirky, awkward, and heâs okay with that. Oliver also likes making listsâmeticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. Whether itâs âHow to Get an A in Chemistryâ or âHow to Get Accepted to MIT,â he has a process, and itâs worked for him so far. He doesnât even care that the popular kids mock him. Oliverâs got his eye on the prize.
So when he decides itâs time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, the girl of his dreams, itâs only natural for him to make a listâa point-by-point strategy to win her heart. He knows it will take a grand gesture for her to see all he has to offer, and her approaching birthday provides the ideal opportunity for Oliver to put his plan into action.
Finding the perfect gift is a challenge Oliver meets with his usual dogged determination. Heâll need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her. And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.
T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. After writing and unsuccessfully querying a novel that she now admits, âis not that great,â she decided to follow the advice of one of the agents who turned her downâwrite some more and get better at it. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mike, is mom to two boys, Justin and Ryan, and has an enormous black dog named Rocky whoâs always lying nearby while sheâs writing. Whether heâs soothed by the clicking of the computer keys or just waiting for someone to rub his belly is up for debate.
In addition to MORE, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short story, Window, as well as another short story, A Piece of Cake, which appears in the Romantic Interludes anthology. The sequel to MORE, The Guardians, will be released November 7, 2013.
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