A PRETEND MARRIAGE.
A REAL DESIRE.
BEING FRIENDS WITH NO BENEFITS HAS NEVER BEEN
All Jazzed Up is Book One in a brand new series by Tracy
Ellen– Love, Lies, & Ninja Missions.
A stand-alone novel, this is Jazy Axelrod’s provocatively
sexy, uproariously funny, and endearingly hot love story!
Jazy is freaking out. But waking up one day to the
realization she’s fallen in love for the first time in her life
with a man-whore, who also happens to be her best guy
friend, would be enough to freak any girl out. Even worse,
Jazy has to face the difficult fact her love is totally
one-sided because the wealthy, incredibly scrumptious
Max Byrd is just not into her that way. To Max, she’s his
best, and only, platonic girl friend.
But Max has problems, too. He suspects another woman is
trying to trap him into marriage for his money by claiming she’s having his baby. Max begs Jazy to help him out by
quickly marrying him first. After entering a secret
marriage of convenience with Max, the outspoken,
straight-shooting Jazy is caught up in a whirlwind of lies
posing as Max’s loving wife, while inside she’s dying from
the frustrated, sizzling desire for her pretend husband,
denied by their no sex agreement.
About to go insane, Jazy takes control. After all, she is a
horse-whispering, Celtic Cursing, potion-mixing,
sex-loving Axelrod woman! There’s nothing an Axelrod
woman can’t accomplish if she sets her mind to the task,
and Jazy wants Max. Armed with determination and her
unique talents, can Jazy seduce the cynical playboy in just
a few short weeks to believe in her and happily-ever-after?
Or does Jazy learn real love needs no convincing?
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A Pretend Marriage…
Gaze intent on my face, Max quirked a brow in weary
amusement. “Look, I know what I’m asking you to do is
underhanded and somewhat nuts, but doesn’t my
continued mental health count for something?”
I laughed shortly, shaking my head. “So, let me be sure I’ve
got this right. Instead of you being shanghaied by your
mother into a marriage you don’t want, you want to
shanghai me into marriage I don’t want to protect you?”
“Yes,” Max replied succinctly, not even having the grace to
look a little bit embarrassed
“My God, such a deal.” I rolled my eyes and tugged to
release my hand from his warm grasp.
“Thanks a helluva lot for putting me on the spot. As a
wedding gift, can I expect to be bitch-slapped by your
“Ah, Jaz, you can take Angela.” Max flashed his killer grin.
“Besides, your sentence will only be for a few months, not
for life.” His voice lowered huskily. “I’d never ask
something like this of you if it wasn’t vitally important.
Will you help me?” He squeezed my hand and entreated,
I’d known the moment it was uttered Max’s proposal was
fake, but the last little flame of hope fluttering inside me
had died at his explanation. Ruthlessly, I stomped out any
lingering sparks that
Max and I would ever go out on a real date.
Max hadn’t coerced me into falling in love or broken any
promises. My hurt feelings were the direct result of taking
a known womanizer seriously, something I knew all to well
a woman with a speck of self-preservation should never
I accept Max is sometimes a dickhead. But he’s also my
dickhead friend‑‑nothing more, nothing less.
Still, pretending to be married for real to Max in the name
of friendship for a few months, when I’d just vowed to get
over him, would be a special kind of torture.
Am I that big of a masochist?
Or could accepting Max’s fake marriage proposal in the
name of friendship be my chance to prove, once and for
all, that I am willing to forgive, forget, and finally get the
fuck over his ass?
Tracy Ellen was born in Indiana to middle-class parents,
the third out of five hellions. She’s lived in the Midwest her
whole life–in a small town, on a farm, and in the big city.
Currently, she resides in the suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota
with her incredibly tolerant, awesome husband and family.
Always an avid reader of all genres, her writing career
began in 2012 with the debut of A Date with Fate, a blend
of contemporary-romance/ romantic suspense / and
romantic comedy. Tracy’s goal as a writer will always be to
create worlds readers can’t wait to dive into for a few hours
of fun and excitement. She thrives on trying to come up with the witty banter, steamy love scenes, pulse-throbbing
action, and belly-laughing humor her reader fans have
come to love and expect in her novels. Please let Tracy
know how she’s doing!