Hostile Takeover

A Love Story

2017 Benjamin Franklin IBPA Award: Gold Winner
2017 Independent Press Award: Winner in Romance
2016 Best Book Award Finalist in Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit
2017 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Romance

Long-lost love, a hostile corporate takeover, and the death of her beloved husband turn attorney Molly Parr’s life into a tailspin that threatens to ruin everything she has ever worked for or loved. Molly’s all-consuming job is to take over other companies—but when her first love, a man who she feels betrayed her, appears out of nowhere to try and acquire her business, long-hidden passions and secrets are exposed. She must decide: does she have the courage to follow her heart and expose her painful past—a decision that may cost her everything?

Author: Phyllis J. Piano

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

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2017 Benjamin Franklin IBPA Award: Gold Winner
2017 Independent Press Award: Winner in Romance
2016 Best Book Award Finalist in Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit
2017 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Romance

“What goes best with professional affairs? A lover who cons you. Fans of the The Catch will simply consume this entertaining cocktail of first love and business acquisitions which will put our heroine in the ultimate conundrum: should she follow her heart and risk losing everything or choose the safety net of her career? Gorgeously entertaining, expertly crafted and wildly addictive, readers of Hostile Takeover will be left with a stomach full of butterflies and a new favorite soul-warming love story on their bookshelf.”
Elle magazine

“A brilliant ode to the bravery it takes to follow your heart and mind in sync, Hostile Takeover is like warm literary caramel for every soul this fall.”
Working Mother, “21 New Books to Fall for This Autumn”

“Gorgeously entertaining, expertly crafted and wildly addictive, readers of Hostile Takeover will be left with a stomach full of butterflies and a new favorite soul-warming love story on their bookshelf.”
Redbook Magazine, “15 Fall Books You Should Read Based On Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies”

“A warm and cozy love story set in the corporate world, Hostile Takeover will make your Sunday morning spent in bed fly by.”
―BuzzFeed, “8 Cozy Fall Romance Reads”

“Piano has done a great job of marrying the corporate world with the complicated world of the heart. Love and business collide in this novel where the intricate dealings of business intersect with one woman’s past and change everything about her future. Fun and entertaining, Hostile Takeover will definitely make you a believer in true love.”
―Kris Radish, best-selling author of The Year of Necessary Lies

Hostile Takeover is touching story about love lost and found. Piano’s heroine, Molly Parr, is unsinkable as she navigates stormy romances and the murky waters of the corporate world. Smart and sassy, Molly rides the waves of life, living by her motto, ‘you have to love with your head and your heart.’”
―Judith Hennessey, author of First Rodeo and co-owner of White Raven Productions

 

About the Author

Phyllis J. Piano spent more than 30 years as an award-winning corporate communications expert for some of the world’s largest companies. She has somehow managed to maintain her sense of humor, love of writing, and her passion for life and the people she loves and cares about throughout it all.

A world traveler, Piano has left the corporate world and has fallen back into the arms of her own first love…writing. She and her husband split their time between California, England and the Midwest. When she is not packing a bag, making artisan sourdough bread or cooking with lots of garlic, Piano is working on a screenplay and her next novel.

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