Cover Reveal: Hard Hats and Doormats by Laura Chapman

CLP is excited to share the cover today for Hard Hats and Doormats by debut author Laura Chapman! Look for the book to be released by Marching Ink in December!

Hard Hats and DoormatsSynopsis

Lexi Burke has always been a stickler for following rules and procedures. As a human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company, it’s her job to make sure everyone else falls in line, too.

But after losing out on a big promotion––because her boss sees her as too much of a yes-woman––Lexi adopts a new policy of following her heart instead of the fine print. And her heart knows what it wants: Jason Beaumont, a workplace crush who is off limits based on her previous protocol.

While navigating a new romance and interoffice politics, Lexi must find the confidence to stand on her own or face a lifetime of following someone else’s orders.

Who says nice girls have to finish last?

To celebrate the cover reveal for her debut novel, author Laura Chapman is sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of Hard Hats and Doormats with her “Hard Hat Confessions.” Visit to read the confessions.

laura chapmanLaura Chapman found a way to mix her love of romance and humor as a women’s fiction author and blogger. A 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Laura studied journalism, English and history. She traveled across the United States as a writer/photographer before settling into a career in communications. She also maintains Change the Word, a blog devoted to promoting women’s fiction and documenting her experiences as a writer. Born and raised in Nebraska – in a city, not on a farm – she is a devoted fan of football, British period drama, writing in bars and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Hard Hats and Doormats is her debut novel.


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  1. November 11, 2013 / 9:28 am

    Thank you, thank you, Samantha. I’m lucky to be working with someone as amazing as you!

  2. Samantha
    November 11, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Aw thanks Laura! Can’t wait for the next big day – RELEASE DAY!

  3. Laura barnard
    November 11, 2013 / 11:41 am

    This sounds brilliant. On my to read list x

  4. Samantha
    November 11, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Thanks Laura, we’re excited to release it next month!

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