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Serena Bell

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USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell writes contemporary romance with heat, heart, and humor. A former journalist, Serena has always believed that everyone has an amazing story to tell if you listen carefully, and you can often find her scribbling in her tiny garret office, mainlining chocolate and bringing to life the tales in her head.

Serena’s books have earned many honors, including an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Apple Books Best Book of the Month, and Amazon Best Book of the Year for Romance.

When not writing, Serena loves to spend time with her college-sweetheart husband and two hilarious kiddos—all of whom are incredibly tolerant not just of Serena’s imaginary friends but also of how often she changes her hobbies and how passionately

Holding Out is live today!

Holding Out, the fourth book in my Returning Home series, is out today! For those of you who’ve been waiting patiently, you can finally read Griff and Becca’s story. For those of you who are new to the series, you’re in for a treat, because this is a fun place to start. It’s a friends-to-lovers, virginity-pact story, with a bit of brothers best friend thrown in to cause trouble. Here’s a little teaser!

As Becca approached the archery range, she saw G...teaser!


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“I know you don’t want to make a big deal of it. So I’ll just say this. It’s an honor, okay?”
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“It’s just holding hands,” she said. “But it’s totally messing with me.”
“Yeah.” He moved his fingers between hers, and that, too, he felt everywhere – all over the surface of his skin.
“What is it?”
“I don’t know.”
“I’ve had sex that isn’t this good.”
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“It’s one and done. Just to keep things simple. And clean.”
“Well, yeah,” she repeated. “Don’t flatter yourself, Ambrose.”
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Harlequin Books Hi Serena, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. Lately it seems my day is over before it properly began. While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much eHarlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

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Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador

Serena Hi! What year did she graduate? I was '96. My sister was '99.

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Penny Watson Hi Serena! Thanks for the "friendship"! My sister also graduated from Amherst. :^)

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