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FANTASIES DELIVERED -- Book 1 of the Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Trilogy
by Barbara J. Baldwin   

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Publisher:  Whiskey Creek Press ISBN-10:  1593745796 Type: 


Copyright:  April 2006

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Behind the ordinary façade of the workaday world, Gage, Chase and Travis McVicker have more to their backgrounds than meets the eye, because their best quality -- passionate sex -- is one skill you won't find on their resumes.

Book 1--
Gage McVicker is a disillusioned millionaire who takes a break from business to travel the country doing odd jobs. While working in the mailroom of a New York publisher, he meets Keva Monroe, senior editor of erotic romance, and it doesn’t take long for him to discover she’s as hot in bed as the books she edits. But in order to get her right where he wants her, he pens his own manuscript and then proceeds to bring those fantasies to life.
“Ms. Monroe?” he asked to catch her attention.

“Hello, Mr. McVicker. Please close the door behind you.” She turned from the window, her gaze raking him from head to toe.

“Is that wise?” He wasn’t sure what game she was playing, and it wasn’t that he didn’t want to play, too. He just couldn’t figure out where she was going with her request.

“Could you deliver…I mean, are you allowed to leave the mailroom to deliver documents across town?” She glanced nervously between him and her desk.

Gage frowned, wondering why she would be nervous if what she intended was business. Perhaps it really wasn’t.

“They quit chaining us to the walls a couple centuries ago,” he replied dryly.

She laughed, the sound light and musical. “I’m sorry, that did sound rather rude. It’s just that…well…” Again she paused, finger-ing an envelope on her desk.

Gage moved closer, catching a whiff of her spicy perfume. “What is it you really want?”

She cocked her head as she looked at him. “How do you know?”

The question was breathy and Gage was close enough to notice her dilated pupils, the pulse beating rapidly at her throat and how her nipples peaked beneath her sweater.

He was standing right in front of her now, not more than a foot away. “It’s an ancient hunting instinct man has managed to retain through all efforts to civilize him.”

“Oh, well, I…” She couldn’t seem to collect her thoughts and Gage decided to take control of the situation. If she didn’t actually want what he offered, she would have to tell him.

He took the last step that brought them chest-to-chest. Wrapping one arm around her back, he slipped a hand beneath her hair to the base of her skull. With a light massaging touch, he gently pulled her toward him.

“You have a secretary to deliver your mail, Ms. Monroe. I somehow doubt that was what you really wanted me for, was it?” He kissed the corner of her mouth, the tip of her ear, down her throat.

“No, you’re right.” She gasped at his advances, but she didn’t fight him at all. “I thought perhaps you might consider modeling for a book cover.” She managed to get the words out as Gage continued his kissing forays across the scoop neck of the sweater she wore.

“Model, for a romance?” He paused, sliding both hands down to her luscious bottom and pulling her tight against him. Then he added, “Maybe we should see how well I do between the pages where the action is.”

Professional Reviews

5 Angels and a Recommended Read for Book 1
Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Book 1: Fantasies Delivered is the first story in a new trilogy by Barbara Baldwin about the McVicker brothers: Gage, Chase, and Travis.

Gage McVicker’s life is missing something: a purpose or passion of life. He has no idea what that purpose is or where his passion for living will be found. Walking away from his company and present lifestyle of being a millionaire, he sets out on a mission to regain himself and his life. This mission takes him all over the country traveling from city to city doing odd jobs. Now he is in New York. The temporary agency calls Gage with his new temporary job: the mailroom for Voyager Publishing. Here is meets Keva Monroe who is the senior editor for the romance department. Instantly he finds her attractive, witty, and someone that makes his blood boil. Shortly after meeting Keva, Gage finds that under her professional appearance is a passionate and explosive woman. Only Keva seems to see their one moment of unbridled passion as just one moment and Gage wants more. Unfortunately Gage knows that he has some stiff competition with the erotic romances that she spends her days reading. What else can he do? Gage creates his own manuscript of fantasies being fulfilled with erotic passion. Will Keva like what he writes? Will Keva be one moment of passion or become his passion for life?

Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Book 1: Fantasies Delivered is a wonderful tale of romance, hot passion, and one’s belief in love worth fighting for. Gage has details about himself that he keeps secret. Secrets that he knows he needs to tell, but can’t bring himself to do until he knows they won’t matter. Keva is a wonderful, beautiful woman inside and out. The instantaneous chemistry between them is hot and explosive and only gets better as the pages turn. The additional characters of Chase and Travis show readers a side of Gage that will make him more realistic and loveable as well as show a glimpse of the man that will conclude this trilogy. Keva and the McVicker men are wonderful characters that readers will remember for quite some time. Whether you love the fantasy romance that Gage creates on paper or the mind-blowing romance he creates in person, readers will want a Gage of their own.

Readers cannot go wrong with this story. It is a tremendous start to what is sure to be an amazing trilogy that this reader will read time and time again. I would highly recommend this story to anyone that would listen. With a touching contemporary love story and the witty word play between the characters, Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Book 1: Fantasy Delivered was a pleasure to read and has found a home in my stack of keepers. The emotions and passion that Barbara Baldwin has weaved into this story will leave a breathtaking, heartfelt experience upon completion This reader was instantly hooked on the first page and remained glued until the last one, Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Book 1: Fantasies Delivered is an outstanding story and I only hope I have the patience to wait for the next story in this trilogy. Barbara Baldwin has earned herself a new fan as well as 5 Angels and a Recommended Read!
Jessica, Fallen Angel Reviews

4 Stars -- EXCELLENT from MayReviews!
When Gage McVicker gets tired of the rat race, he leaves his multimillion dollar company and life, and goes out in search of adventure and new
challenges. After doing odd jobs all over the country, he settles down in New York, where he begins work at a temp agency. When he does a stint as a mailboy at a publishing house, he finally finds the challenge he's been looking for, in erotic romance editor, Keva Monroe. When they meet, sparks fly, but Keva thinks that Gage is a simple working man, and as their relationship develops, Gage realizes that telling her who he really is, might ruin everything. But, will keeping it a secret cost him more in the long run?

Ms Baldwin has taken a storyline that has been often used, and managed to make it interesting and enjoyable. The characters were very believable, and there are some slight twists in the middle of this that catch the reader off guard. When you meet Gage's brothers, you will hope that a sequel is in the works....But the best part about this story has got to be the sizzling hot sex. It is well written and often! I look forward to more books by this author.
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2 More GREAT Reviews for Fantasies Delivered
Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway Book 1: Fantasies Delivered delivers big time! From the moment Keva and Gage meet, the heat and sparking sexual chemistry explodes from the pages. These are two people who belong together. Though there are some hidden things both have to work out in order to truly be happy with each other, the reader knows that with their strong wills and deep attraction, there is nothing Keva and Gage can't overcome together. This satisfying and just plain wonderful romance is truly the stuff of dreams. Barbara Baldwin has hooked this reader and I can't wait for the other McVicker brother stories. You'll laugh, you'll tear up, and you'll smile for the many wonderful moments that Keva and Gage share as they finally experience a special connection.
Overall rating: 5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Sarah W. The Romance Studio

I adore the well crafted romance between the two main characters and the supporting cast in this book are a merry band that a great deal of readers can relate to. This is a wonderfully written story filled with good laughs, incredible sex and fantasies that do come true.
Overall rating: 4 cups
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

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