Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders. Given the state of the world and The Post Office, we are strongly recommending that you use USPS flat rate shipping at this time to ensure the quickest and most accurate delivery.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
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We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
All In (High Stakes #1) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the High Stakes series.
Trust is the most precious commodity of all…
In the cutthroat world of Sweden’s financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He’s out to hijack the ultimate prize: Investum. After years of planning, all the players are in place; he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side—Natalia De la Grip.
Elegant, brilliant, driven to succeed in a man’s world, Natalia is curious about David’s unexpected invitation to lunch. Everyone knows that he is rich, dangerous, and unethical. But she soon discovers he is also deeply scarred.
The attraction between these two is impossible, but the long Swedish nights unfold an affair that will bring to light shocking secrets, forever alter a family, and force both Natalia and David to confront their innermost fears and desires.
“All In is sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” –New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare
“Everything a reader could want!” —New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
“I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.”
--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
“Fast-paced, sexy and smart!” —New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
“Given the popularity of Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbo, the idea is to introduce American audiences to another kind of Swedish commercial fiction. . . . I’m grabbing this one.” —BookRiot
About the Author
Simona Ahrnstedt was born in Prague and is a licensed psychologist, a cognitive behavioral therapist, and most importantly, a bestselling author. As her novels have swept bestseller lists in her native Sweden, she has become a spokesperson for books by women, for women, and about women. Her provocative women’s fiction has been sold in multiple languages as well as audio format. She lives outside of Stockholm, Sweden, with her two teenagers.
“Ahrnstedt neatly balances lusty romance and the tension of corporate scheming at the highest level. Fans of strong women and powerful men will gladly buy stock in this story.”– Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“The author’s ability to skillfully fuse a luxurious lifestyle, a refreshingly different Swedish setting, a plot riddled with revenge and financial intrigue, and plenty of steamy romance means All In will be the must-have leisure read everywhere this summer.”– Booklist
“A stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love.”– Kirkus Reviews
“One of the most exciting new projects is the July 2016 publication of Swedish author Simona Ahrnstedt’s ALL IN.” – Library Journal
“Trailblazing Swedish author Ahrnstedt offers readers a satisfying game of high-stakes corporate intrigue and scandalously illicit passion. The romance between her strong, well-matched protagonists is engaging…There is plenty to enjoy here, particularly in the subplots, and fan interest will surely remain high for the rest of this trilogy.” – RT Book Reviews
“This passionate love story set in the cutthroat world of big business and venture capital was a bestseller in Sweden. Notorious corporate raider David Hammar doesn’t count on falling for Natalia De la Grip, the brilliant but unappreciated daughter of his chief rival. Drawn together by sexual sparks and their mutual outsider status, the two become lovers but must make a series of deeply difficult choices.” – Publishers Weekly, Best Books of Summer
"Given the popularity of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo, the idea is to introduce American audiences to another kind of Swedish commercial fiction. . . . I’m grabbing this one when it comes out in summer 2016." —BookRiot
“Perfect for readers looking to shake up their usual romance reads.” – Bookish, Best Books of Summer 2016
“Everything a reader could want!” – New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
“A compelling story that has heat and heart.”– New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown
“Fast-paced, sexy and smart!” – New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
“I’ve been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.”– New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
“Sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare