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P. Dangelico Books In Order

Publication Order of Horn Books

A Million Different Ways (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Million Different Ways To Lose You (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hard to Love Books

Wrecking Ball (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sledgehammer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bulldozer (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of It Takes Two Books

Baby Maker (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiebreaker (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Malibu University Books

Nothing But Trouble (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing But Wild (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

You Can Have Manhattan (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

P. Dangelico is a romance and romantic suspense author though she has said that loves romance in all its forms. Making stories is all she does and this can be done anywhere from the movies, when she is driving, in the shower or anywhere she feels like it. Dangelico was born in Milan, Italy and growing up watched her father paint the covers of the novels of Amanda Quick and Danielle Steele that were some of the best romance authors of the time. As such, it was only a matter of time before she put all that exposure to the romance genre and a love for storytelling onto paper. However, filmmaking rather than novel writing was her first love and she thus started out as a screenwriter. Her biggest inspirations were Nancy Myers and Nora Ephron, two women she saw as giants who wrote stories about women in a male-dominated industry. Besides the Steele and Quick novels that she read as a child, she also loved the likes of Joseph Heller’s “Catch 22,” Bernhard Schlink’s “Reader,” Richard Adams’s “Watership Down,” Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” and Laura Kinsale’s “The Star and the Shadow.” After several years of living on the West Coast, she went back to the East Coast and currently lives with her family in New Jersey. When she is not writing, she loves to paint, daydream about the New York Jets or muck horse poo in her barn.

Dangelico’s characters come to her in the form of voices that follow her everywhere begging her to write about them. She often hears these voices when she wants to sleep which makes it impossible not to write. Since she often stays awake thinking about her characters and has learned to keep her writing paraphernalia on her nightstand for when the writing bug strikes. She was first visited by the writing muse by the characters of “A Million Different Ways” her first novel. She published the novel in 2015 and followed it up with “A Million Different Ways To Lose You” in 2016. Since then, Dangelico has been writing adult contemporary romances full of characters that were mature in that they knew a thing or two about life and love. It was easy for P. Dangelico to identify with these characters as they were of the same age with her. She wrote the “Hard to Love” and the “It Takes Two” series of novels about wise characters jumped through hoops and that were adept at avoiding obstacles set in their path to eventually find true love. Most were mature and responsible adults well on their way until the muse decided she needed to do new adult series.

The “Malibu University” series is about a group of college students that unlike her previous characters were full of self-doubt and insecurity just like she had when she was a college student. Switching to a new genre meant she had to pay closer attention to motivations and intentions of her characters, she also had to let her characters trip up in situations where her usual experienced and older characters would never have. Her “Malibu University” series is all about the stars of the men’s water polo team and the beautiful women who fall in love with them. She has asserted that she did some research to write about the behaviors and thoughts of college students in the modern age. She also drew from her own experiences to give the story some authenticity which is something that has always been important for her. It is a delicate balance between tempering the story with the reality of college life and love and letting the characters speak, and Dangelico pulls it off quite spectacularly.

P. Dangelico’s first novel of the “Hard to Love” series “Wrecking Ball” is the story of Cam DeSantis, whose life is currently a huge mess. She had lost her job, her money and husband all at once leaving her in dire straits. As such, she is thankful to grab onto an intolerable jerk who offers her salvation in the form of a job. His eight-year-old nephew needs a nanny and she accepts to be one. But now she has to find a way to ignore the man for the duration of their contract which she soon finds is harder to do than she thought it would be. Calvin Shaw her employer is an NFL quarterback who surprisingly does not show her or any other woman the littlest hint of interest. He believes that women will be too much of a distraction and hence does not want anything to do with them. Shaw is focused on winning the super bowl which he has vowed to win before he quits the sport for good. But the problem is the woman he got to be a nanny to his nephew is proving a huge distraction. He had promised that he would be civil and he does not know what is worse between him breaking his promise or his feelings of attraction towards her.

Dangelico’s “Sledgehammer” opens to Amber Jones in a world of trouble. She knows she should never have attended the New Year party that her ex had thrown. She had almost burnt down his house and now has to find a good lawyer and does not know how to even find one. Ethan Vaughn is a busy lawyer and wonders what he was thinking when he agreed to spring Amber out of jail. He is one of the highest-paid lawyers in pro football and he should have been representing his high paying NFL clients. Amber Jones is just a struggling accident-prone actress who may not even afford his fee. She got bail and is now living in his house and he thinks she is a talking walking disaster. Given his track record, this is the type of woman he needs to keep out of his life and affairs. But the problem is that he thinks she is just the one he is willing to risk everything for. It is one hell of a slow burn story as the overworked lawyer gets down with the outspoken actress.

“Bulldozer” by P. Dangelico is the story of Amanda Shaw who after a ton of self-discipline and hard work thinks she has managed to get all her problems under control. She has a very successful yoga studio in the city and is about to open a new one at the beach. Even better, her relationship with her son is growing by leaps and bounds until someone comes into her life to throw a big monkey wrench into the works. The big monkey wrench is a guy named Grant Hendricks, a three-time NFL sack leader, four-time Defensive Player of the Year and football god that is in the doldrums. He just had a terrible back injury and is having to face the prospect of early retirement. Hendrick’s doctors have told him that he could get paralyzed if he continues playing and gets injured again. He needs a tranquil place to collect his thoughts and the beach house that belongs to his teammate sounds like a good place. The only issue with the location is that there is a woman in residence. Things are soon smoldering red hot and the naughty words and steamy moments become the order of the day.

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