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"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after."--CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author for I'll Be There

When little-known writer Taylor Scott is granted two weeks to interview a famous reclusive author, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. So is the chance to rekindle her friendship with Mike Gree
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Exclusive is all about a worldwide famous mystery writer who managed to keep his identity unknown but now wants to be interviewed by Taylor. The magazine where she works got a contract detailing how she would have to go to his place for two whole weeks to do the interview. But when she gets there, it’s not the mysterious Jonathan Wade she finds, it’s Mike, her long lost friend who’s also the author’s assistant.

A Touch of Heaven features Regan and Sawyer. Regan’s mother won a home makeover which
Exclusive is about a struggling NYC based magazine writer, Taylor, who is given a once in a life time opportunity interview an illusive author who has never been photographed or interviewed before. But Taylor doesn’t realize that the author’s assistant is someone from her past.

Both characters have their flaws, making them read genuine. The mystery was predictable but man I just couldn’t wait for it to get there.

A Touch of Heaven is about a young, successful woman, Regan, who is having a really h
Bette Hansen
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You really can't go wrong with a Samantha Chase book so this one with two of her stories is a sure winner. I read both of these stories several years ago and just re read each of them enjoying them as much the second time as I did the first. This book is a great one to grab and relax with for the perfect escape. I highly recommend it.

Exclusive - Fantastic read with some amazing characters and an intriguing storyline. Author does a great job of keeping the mystery going until the perfect time.

Maree Repa
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars

A Romantic Tale


I was absolutely excited to read this wonderful book. Written by my amazing author Samantha Chases Such a wonderful unbelievable tale. I simply loved!

Another beautiful romance from one of my my loved authors, Samantha Chase. This amazing much loved book, Exclusive was just such a winner. Such a beautiful eyes tale I will never forget.

New York journalist, Taylor Scott had been given the chance to spend two week in Maine to interview and research well kno
Heather andrews
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Mike is just so sensible at times, “I guess, then, we just need to try our best to be a little more aware of where we are when we get… the urge… to do that again. Okay?” She nodded. “Good. Let’s agree then that what just happened isn’t a bad thing and we’ll continue it later.” Taylor blushed..." Often times Mike finds his girl more important than other things, "it can wait,” he growled as he kicked off his jeans and dove under the sheets with her." I liked this book, I fell in love wit
Isha Coleman
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Life has one theme: "Expect the unexpected". Samantha Chase takes that adage and turns it into heartwarming, heartbreaking and inspiring tales of family, love and courage. Whether finding a second chance with first love, facing loss head on or finding a soulmate, there is realism in every hint of fantasy. Exclusive spells the beginning of a second chance for long lost friends. A Touch of Heaven is a reminder that letting go of the past can lead to new memories for the future. No matter the circu ...more
Cali Jewel
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is two, count them two heartwarming, sweetly sexy and emotionally thrilling romantic journeys for the price of one.... Loved all the witty banter and engaging charters.

Each story in this set is so uplifting and romantic they are filled with passion, longing and lots of personal growth... I could not get enough of this writers story telling style. Highly entertaining reading.
Debbie Hanson
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Exclusive/ A Touch Of Heaven
Samantha Chase
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You know a book is great when your belly gets the flutters… well I didn’t get one, I had many. This story took a little while to capture me, but when it did, I sat in one afternoon to finish it. It’s as sweet as it is hot, and gritty as it is emotional.

Journalists Taylor Scott has the opportunity of a lifetime to interview reclusive author Jonathan Wade. The man is an enigma but no one knows he he is… so when she i
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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EXCLUSIVE/A TOUCH OF HEAVEN offers two previously released Samantha Chase stories, now re-edited and re-released in one book. As is expected with Samantha Chase, both offer a fun story that grabs you right from the beginning and holds your interest with great characters and lots of romance all the way through to the end.

EXCLUSIVE is the story of Taylor Scott, a rookie reporter for a small magazine. She is inexplicably offered the story of her life when s
Up All Night With Books
5 Stars
Review by Elizabeth
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Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Do you have that one unicorn author that you automatically one-click? Well, for me, Samantha Chase is my unicorn author. I have been a fan of hers for a long time now and her new release, Exclusive/A Touch of Heaven, is downright outstanding!

In Exclusive we meet Taylor, a journalist that is just starting out her career. Taylor is offered her biggest interview to date with the popular recluse author, Jonathan Wade. Jonathan Wa
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Exclusive, journalist Taylor Scott gets the story of a lifetime when she is assigned to write an article about the elusive, reclusive novelist, Jonathan Wade. When she arrives at his farm in Maine, she’s surprised to be greeted by Mike Greene, the best friend of her high school boyfriend. They have a chance to get reacquainted, clear up old misunderstandings, and grow closer together.

I loved the premise for this story and thought the hero was great, but I found myself getting annoyed with Ta
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3 Stars

Original review can be found on my blog: Steeped in Books

Exclusive - 2.5 Stars
Right from when I started reading this story, I had issues with it. It reminded me so much of one of my favorite novels ‘Exclusively Yours’. In this story, a woman named Taylor is asked by a best selling mystery author to do an exclusive interview with him. Taylor has no idea who this guy could be and he is quite the recluse but is now offering to do the interview as one of the books he wrote is being turned int
I'm a big Samantha Chase fan so I was eager to read this one which includes two different stories. The first centers around a writer being given the ability to interview an author who is extremely private. Of course, the story is a bit more complex than that as it all comes together. The 'mystery' at the heart of this particular story was not difficult to figure out which took away some of the punch of the overall story.

The second story is about a woman whose mother plans to have a reality TV sh
Pennie Morgan
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun and quirky story and the overall premise was great even if the characters got on my nerves at times. At least they had some redeeming qualities and with the story so well written it all worked out. Taylor is given the story of her career, the only catch is she will have to spend two weeks in Maine alone with a reclusive author in order to get the story. When she arrives in Maine she is met by a blast from the past, Mike, the friend of her ex-boyfriend and someone who had
Joni Simpson Foster
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved both novels. Exclusive was written really well. It had all the feels and it also had me crying and laughing or giggling. I had a feeling what was gonna happen when Jonathan Wade was revealed and how Taylor was gonna take the news.
A Touch of Heaven was a fun book to read. it had me giggling as well as shaking my head. The chemistry that Sawyer and Regan had was undeniable. They just had to hide it and act as though they don't know one another. The Show that that Sawyer and his
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Jonathan Wade is famous for his mysteries and famous for not allowing himself to be interviewed. So it's a shock that Taylor Scott is invited up to do an in-dept interview with man. When she gets up to his house, she's surprised to see her old classmate Mike Green. And she's surprised at their connection...
The story of two classmates reconnecting because one is an author and the other is a reporter has been done and been done better. Mike was a jerk and I could not connect with him.

Linda Joplin
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
EXCLUSIVE - Taylor, a writer for a magazine, is asked to interview a reclusive author who has never been identified by photos or interviews. When she arrives at the author's house for a 2-week interview, she finds out the author's assistant is someone she knew ten years ago. There is a hook and I picked up on it right away, but it was still an enjoyable ride.

A TOUCH OF HEAVEN - Regan, who owns a spa business with her mother, is distressed when her mom decides to sell the family home. To make mat
Ashley B
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exclusive follows Taylor, who is a writer for a magazine in NYC. She is given an amazing opportunity to interview a very private author, Jonathan Wade. This assignment requires her to travel to Jonathan's house in Maine. She meets an old friend, Mike, at Jonathan's house and finds out he is Jonathan's assistant. This book was very predictable and I knew what was happening before it happened for the majority of the story. However, it was an easy and enjoyable read.

A Touch of Heaven
A Touc
Sandy S
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release date November 6, 2018

When little-known writer Taylor Scott is granted two weeks to interview a famous reclusive author, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. So is the chance to rekindle her friendship with Mike Greene, who happens to be the author's assistant. But as feelings deepen and time winds down, Taylor will have to choose between the story that could launch her career and an unexpected chance at love.

A Touch of Heaven
As Regan Amerson makes the em
Romancing the Book
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by NetGalley

Exclusive/A Touch of Heaven was two books in one and it was nice to see they were both full length novels.  My interest was held from the first page to the last as I got immersed in two lovely romances where love was unexpected and a nice surprise for the characters.  I've always enjoyed Ms. Chase's romance books and these two did not disappoint.

Exclusive has friends from long ago meeting up in Maine of all places when New York City journalist, Tay
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

Exclusive & Touch of Heaven were both sweet, quick reads.

Exclusive is the story Taylor and how she is granted the opportunity to interview a famous writer that no one really knows anything about. No one even knows what he looks like so it is quite the scoop. She is not really sure why she was chosen as she works for one of the little guys, but she can't pass up this opportunity. Only she has to go out to the author's house near a small town fo
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Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492622680 (ISBN13: 9781492622680)
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"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after."--CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times bestselling author for I'll Be There

When little-known writer Taylor Scott is granted two weeks to intervi
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Taylor has just received the assignment of a lifetime as a journalist for Newslink magazine; an exclusive interview with the reclusive Jonathan Wade!

When she arrives at Mr. Wade’s farm in Maine; she is greeted by someone from her past; Mile Greene. Mike was a friend of Taylor’s high school boyfriend and she hasn’t seen him since she broke up with her boyfriend after she found out he had cheated on her. She is more than surprised to say the least.

Over the course of the two weeks that w
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I’ve been a reader of Samantha Chase’s work for quite a while now. She always delivers a good story with believable characters. And when we get a double title book upon occasion I’m thrilled. This time round Exclusive and A Touch of Heaven are bundled together. I will mention that both titles were previously published.

Exclusive brings a huge opportunity for up and coming reporter Taylor Scott. An interview with the reclusive author that no one has seen and who has, u
Anita Byars
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exclusive- Taylor Scott is a journalist for Newslink Magazine, living paycheck to paycheck. Until an opportunity of a lifetime falls in her lap. She receives exclusive rights to interview Jonathan Wade, a best selling mystery writer, who is a recluse and no one even knows what he looks like. Taylor’s assignment is for her to be available for at least two weeks, with the first week interviewing his assistant and the second week interviewing Jonathan.

But when Taylor arrives she comes face to face
Angela Reed
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Samantha Chase is an exceptionally gifted writer. Samantha Chase has an ear for dialogue. She always creates enduring hereos. Samantha Chase gives life to romance.

Samantha Chase gives us two sweet and heartwarming stories in one great book.

Exclusive is a sweet and heartwarming story about second chances. I love second chance love stories. For Mike Greene, Taylor Scott wasn't just the one who got away but she was also forbidden fruit because she was his best friends girl. Taylor and Mike are
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author, netgalley
Samantha Chase, a master at writing romance novels, delivers two sweet love stories, Exclusive and A Touch of Heaven, where the lies and hidden facts can greatly affect the love relationship between two deserving people.

Exclusive is a sweet story that allows two former friends a sort of second chance after not seeing one another for close to ten years. Struggling journalist Taylor Scott is given the opportunity of a lifetime when reclusive best-selling author Jonathan Wade requests she be assign
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book contains two Samantha Chase novels. The first, Exclusive is about a journalist, Taylor Scott who gets the opportunity to interview a star,reclusive author, but instead finds her way back to her old friend Mike Greene.
This story was almost like waiting for a train wreck. You know from the start what is going to happen and spend the time wondering how badly it’s going to end.
I loved the characters in this story! Taylor is all about her job and being professional and I could completely
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two romances in one duo. These stories are not in the same book world or with the same characters, but they both tie in together beautifully to show how romance can grow, people can change and life is quirky.

A romance with a bit of intrigue, backstory, laughter and drama...yes please! I feel as though I got the twist to the story fairly quickly, and realized the concern the individual in the prologue showed, but I still enjoyed the story and how it was delivered through these characters
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable and well written duo complete with wonderful characters and happily ever afters.


I really liked this story not just because it was different but I also loved the characters so much. Mike and Taylor knew each other 10 years ago when she was dating his friend. He’s never been able to forget her. He knows she is a journalist now so he puts a request in with her boss for her to come to Maine to do an exclusive interview with his boss, reclusive author Jonathan Wade, on his far
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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