Staying Grounded by Marianne Rice #TGPUL

Posted March 1, 2017 by Shari in The Great Pick Up Line / 7 Comments

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Welcome Marianne Rice as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Staying Grounded.
Take it away Marianne!


“I didn’t call Ms. O’Fallon and this isn’t Mr. Riley. I called the beautiful redhead who stole my breath in a coffee shop this morning. The one who left a trail of cherry vanilla that I can’t stop smelling. The one with soft, pale skin that reddens when she’s embarrassed. The Maggie who offered to show me around town.”


Staying Grounded by Marianne Rice

Graham Riley enjoys the laid-back freedom of a pilot’s life—until one choice puts his career in jeopardy…

Graham loves his job—it allows him to escape his troubled past and the stigma of being a murderer’s son. But after an altercation with a drunk passenger is posted on social media, he’s forced to go on administrative leave until his name can be cleared. To get his wings back, he must attend anger management classes, and to avoid the media frenzy near his home base in Texas, he heads to Rocky Harbor, Maine.

Responsible therapist Maggie O’Fallon wants a stable relationship with a man who’s not going anywhere…

Maggie grew up with parents who were never around, physically or emotionally. Needing steadiness in her life and in a relationship, she only dates men with normal jobs. But when Graham walks into her office and flashes his charming steel-blue eyes at her, she’s at a loss for words. Torn between her ethics and her heart, Maggie asks Graham to see a different therapist so they can explore the chemistry between them.

He has everything she’s been looking for—except stability…

Maggie touches something deep within Graham and he panics, pushing her away, too scared to face his feelings. But when a private investigator threatens to discredit not only Graham, but Maggie’s practice as well, he is faced with two choices. Fight…or take flight.

Battling a lawsuit and his heart, Graham must decide what’s more important—the life he thought he wanted…or Maggie. Maggie might be the only thing that will ever help Graham

Stay Grounded.

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About Marianne Rice

Marianne Rice writes contemporary romances set in small New England towns. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines are smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always, always, find everlasting love. When she’s not writing, Marianne spends her time buying shoes, eating chocolate, chauffeuring her herd of children to their varying sporting events, and when there’s time, relaxing with fancy drinks and romance books. Connect with her on Facebook or visit her website at

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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4 years ago

I never tried a story staring a pilot so it’s interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Marianne Rice
Marianne Rice
4 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

I hope you’ll enjoy it. Think Top Gun 😉

Wickedly Delicious
4 years ago

Graham sounds like a sweetheart. Love his phone call and includes her dog.

Marianne Rice
Marianne Rice
4 years ago

That’s where he really gets to her…through her adorable little Shih tzu

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

A pilot! I’d be swooning right along with her. 🙂

Marianne Rice
Marianne Rice
4 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Aren’t they dreamy?

4 years ago

I love the teaser and agree with Sophia..pilots make me swoon 🙂