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A novel

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© 2009 by Denise Barker
(Living the Dream Publishing)
Smashwords Edition
June 2012

Cover Artwork by Ron Perovich

The Intrinsic Value
© January 2009
by Denise Barker

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I don’t want to have to make love to you every night, Neva Tate’s ex had dictated the very first week into their long-ago marriage. Like a blade penetrating a vital organ, his pronouncement had killed her naïve happily-ever-after fantasies and her ability to ask for . . . pretty much anything.

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