Posted by Ing on 27 January, 2011 // ★★ 19 Comments ★★


Today I’m doing an author feature of Sophie Gunn aka Diane Holquist.  Sophie’s first book from her Enemy Club series, How Sweet It Is just released on January 1st.  If you are interested in winning a copy of this book be sure to check out the details on how to enter and win a copy below. 


Single mom Lizzie
Bea Carpenter learned long ago that no white knight was coming to save
her. A hardworking waitress at the local diner, she’s raising her
daughter to be like the independent women in her “Enemy Club”–high
school rivals turned best friends, promising to always tell each other
the whole truth and nothing but!

Yet part of Lizzie wishes she did have
a man’s help, just for small stuff, like fixing up the house. Her
fairy godmother must have been listening, because Dante “Tay” Giovanni
soon appears. He’s sexy, kind, and offering assistance–no strings

Slowly, steadily, Lizzie’s heart opens. But the grip
of the past is fierce, and nothing in life is ever really free. Tay has
his own tragedies to overcome, but if he can, he’ll fix more than
Lizzie’s home. He’ll show her just how sweet it is to be loved by him.

Other book in this series:


  • Sweet Kiss of Summer (available 08/01/11)

Sophie Gunn grew up in suburban Philadelphia, but raced to New York City
as soon as she got the chance. After four years at Columbia University,
she worked at several of Manhattan’s top advertising agencies as a
copywriter, penning ads for Pepsi, BMW, Sony, and other major brands. 
When her husband got a job in a tiny town in upstate New York, she knew
her ad career was over. So she opened a computer file and typed,
“Chapter One.” Now, she’s back in Philadelphia, six blocks from where
she grew up, with her two cats, two kids, and one husband, writing what
she loves and wondering why she ever left.  She loves to hear from
readers, so visit to contact her and to find out more.

Fun Five Facts about Sophie Gunn:

1. Small-town America, one love story at a time sums up how Sophie thinks about her books. You might notice, though, that she packed two love stories into How Sweet It Is. Still, she’s not changing her motto. She’s very stubborn that way.

2. Sophie loves birds, but she loves cats more. This doesn’t work out
so well for the birds. So having a yard full of bird feeders like
Lizzie does in How Sweet It Is is one of Sophie’s impossible fantasies.

3. Another of Sophie’s impossible fantasies is a man who can fix things, like Tay, the hero of How Sweet It Is.
Unfortunately, Sophie married a professor who thinks that a burnt-out
lightbulb means it’s time to move to a new house. Aren’t romance novels
wonderful? Sophie’s heroine can have it all!

4. The original, working title for How Sweet It Is was The Enemy Club.

5. The Enemy Club in How Sweet It Is consists of four women
who were the worst of enemies in high school, but are now the best of
friends. Five years ago, Sophie moved back to the town she grew up in.

You can connect and find out more about Sophie Gunn at:
Now on to the Giveaway 

Hachette Book Group, Inc has graciously provided me with three copies of this book to giveaway. Here are the rules! 

  • Only residents of the USA and Canada are eligible
  • No P.O. Boxes please
  • Winners
    are subject to the one copy per household rule. This means if you win
    the same book in two different contests, Hachette will only send you one
    copy of the book. 
  • Books will be sent directly from the publisher 
  • Leave a comment with your e-mail address if it’s not on your profile so I can contact you if you win
  • Contest ends Feb.3rd


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  1. This book is on my to read list! It sounds like a great read. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me. Thanks!
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