Author: Magdalen Braden

After pairing up lawyers romantically in her head for fifteen years, Magdalen Braden traded in her job as an attorney to set her inner matchmaker free. Today she draws on her past adventures in a Philadelphia law office to write her sexy contemporary romance series, The Blackjack Quartet.

Blackjack & Moonlight, the third installment in the series, was a finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest in 2012. All four books contain love, romance, and a solid dose of legal humor.

Magdalen connects with readers at her local satellite of the Lady Jane's Salon® reading series, and with fellow writers at her Romance Writers of America® chapter.


Blackjack & Moonlight - The Blackjack Quartet, #3

Blackjack & Moonlight
  • Number: B00KKVN68M
  • Release: 2014-05-25
  • Author: Magdalen Braden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harmony Road Press
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Sex v. Love--a battle in the courtroom and the bedroom!

Hotshot litigator Elise Carroll doesn't have time for romance--she wants to make partner at her Philadelphia law firm. Despite her mother's urging, Elise avoids settling down by keeping her relationships short and sexy. Her idea of a perfect date? Beer and pretzels at a Phillies game.

When Jack "Blackjack" McIntyre--Philly's super-sexy new judge--falls for Elise in court, she's horrified. He "claims" to be in love with her--but that can't possibly be true. He doesn't give up trying to wine and dine her, though, so she devises a new scheme. Like all men, surely he'll leave after a short and sexy fling.

Only problem--Blackjack refuses to sleep with her! They compromise--she'll go on his romantic dates if he'll alternate them with her "just sex" dates. Their contract works surprisingly well--until Elise can no longer find the line between love and sex.

Can Elise get her life back where she wants it--in a partner's office? Or will Jack McIntyre use his superpowers to win their contest of wits?

The Cost of Happiness - The Blackjack Quartet, #2

The Cost of Happiness
  • Number: B00H55KRME
  • Release: 2013-12-09
  • Author: Magdalen Braden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harmony Road Press
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A Cinderella story set in a Philadelphia law firm filled with dark corners and scheming rivals ...

Meghan Mattson resigns her summer associate job when she learns that her bipolar mother is a con artist ... using Meghan's name. Meghan convinces the Feds to drop the charges against her, but it ends her career.

On Dan Howard's first day as a junior partner, he's amazed his paralegal is Meghan, Franklin Law's star student. He's thrilled to work with such a brilliant mind ... and such an attractive woman.

As Dan and Meghan tackle a tricky case, they struggle to resist their mutual attraction. Even if senior partner Wallace Leith approves, others in the firm want to see them fail. Can their office romance bring them a fairy-tale ending?

The Cost of Happiness is a stand-alone legal romance. It's also Book Two in Magdalen Braden's Blackjack Quartet, following Love in Reality.

Love in Reality - The Blackjack Quartet, #1

Love in Reality
  • Number: B00AOD7QDW
  • Release: 2012-12-14
  • Author: Magdalen Braden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harmony Road Press
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Never has the Philadelphia legal community generated so much passion -- it has to be the fictional world of former lawyer Magdalen Braden, who introduces us to The Blackjack Quartet with the story of a law student who discovers Love in Reality ...

TV producer Rand Jennings isn't looking for love -- he's looking for a flirty female contestant for his reality show, The Fishbowl. Pretty bartender Lissa Pembroke is bright, outgoing, and the perfect "Fish" to play the part. Although sparks fly between them when Rand approaches her with the role, she wants nothing to do with him or his show ...

Law student Libby Pembroke is too busy with school and work to have time for love -- or reality TV. She's temporarily switched places with her identical twin sister Lissa, balancing Lissa's job with her own studies and preparing for a summer internship. So while the handsome and charming Fishbowl producer knocks Libby off her feet, there's no way she's going on national TV, and acting like, well, her sister.

The irresistible chemistry between Libby and Rand can't be ignored, however, and soon Libby discovers that pretending to be Lissa gives her a freedom she's never known before. She goes on the show to be close to Rand, even though Rand still thinks she's the "flirty" twin.

When Libby decides to reveal the truth, will Rand forgive her deceptions? Or will exposing her secrets -- and her heart -- ruin everything?

Book Library

  • Blackjack & Moonlight Blackjack & Moonlight
  • The Cost of Happiness The Cost of Happiness
  • Love in Reality Love in Reality