The Upper Crust Series


Anyway You Slice It, An Upper Crust Novella

Any Way You Slice It - Upper Crust Novel 1 Cover - Monique McDonellSometimes you have to bend the rules to get what you want.
Piper Adams has one month to find a husband, and get a green card, or be kicked out of the country just when her chain of food trucks selling Australian style pies is about to start making some serious money.
Aaron is an ambitious lawyer keen to make partner but his Boston law firm only promotes lawyers who are married.
A marriage of convenience could solve both their problems if they keep it strictly business but convincing everyone else that this is true love while trying to convince themselves that it isn’t is a sure recipe for trouble
If you like romantic comedies, gondola rides and happy endings you’ll love Any Way You Slice It.

This is the first book in The Upper Crust Series.








Any Way You Wish It – out now

Any Way You Wish It is the latest book in the Upper Crust series from USA Today Bestselling author Monique McDonell.

Sometimes you get more than just presents at Christmas.

Any Way You Wish ItAfter Jacob’s wife has finally leaves him and his two young daughters, help arrives in the form of a nanny named Angel. It’s like she has been sent from heaven when she takes their chaotic home and creates calm. He knows what he’s feeling is more than just gratitude, and when his wife comes back to town threatening his new life, he needs more from Angel than just a nanny.

Working for Jacob is a dream and somehow when his ex-wife returns unannounced, she and Jacob find themselves pretending to be so much more than employee and employer. The feelings she has for him are anything but fake, but Angel has already lost one love and isn’t ready to risk her heart again.

Can two broken people help mend each other and find love this holiday season?

If you like second chances, fake relationships ,sexy single dads and sweet small town romances Any Way You Wish It is for you.

This book is part of the Upper Crust Series but it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Get your copy today.



Any Way You Dream It – An Upper Crust Novel – Book 2

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Sometimes when life throws you lemons, you create a fake fiancé. 
Lucy didn’t mean to lie but with nowhere to live except a clapped-out car attending her school reunion alone is not an option.

Chase is the answer to her dilemma and for reasons Lucy can’t fathom, he agrees to be her date. The man is too good to be true – he fixes her car, takes her to stay at his place – more castle than house – and seems to find her fascinating.

He turns out to be the perfect choice and in the month leading up to the reunion makes himself an indispensable part of her life, which may be the biggest problem of all.

Will her ‘romance’ with Chase be turn out to be the answer to her dreams or will the whole sham turn into just another nightmare?

​If you believe that success if the best revenge, family comes first and opposites attract then you’ll love Any Way You Dream It





Any Way You Fight It, Book 3 in the Upper Crust Series

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Sometimes helping other people find love is much easier than finding it for yourself.

Successful realtor, Cherie seems to be the only person she knows not dating and it’s time to get some skin in the game. Cherie had the perfect love once, in Luke, or so she had thought, but that was a long time ago. Now all she needs to do is balance what she wants (a Luke-alike) with the demands of her crazy Italian family (a good, Catholic Italian boy).

Luke is back in town and he and Cherie have some unfinished business. Despite what her Nona’s visions predict they both have history to deal with before they can move on.

Can Cherie and Luke make peace with their pasts and look forward to a new life together? Or will this be the final good-bye?

If you like second chances, well-meaning friends and big crazy families you’ll love Any Way You Fight It. 

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Any Way You Plan It, Book 4 in the Upper Crust Series

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Sometimes a teenage kiss stays with you long after the prom is over. 

Ten years down the track Marissa really needs to move on and get over Mike. She updates her wardrobe and her attitude and rediscovers the part of herself that likes to dance until dawn.

Mike wants Marissa to be happy but watching her flirt – and worse – start dating again has him rethinking his plan to remain in the friend zone. 

Is this a case of not knowing what you’ve got until it’s gone? And if so what is Mike prepared to do to get Marissa back when the whole town seems to be offering advice. Will Marissa and Mike get their happily ever after or is it a case of too little too late?

​If you like small town romances, being snowed in and dancing the night away you’ll love Any Way You Plan It.

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Any Way You Want It, Book 5 in the Upper Crust Series

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Sometimes the big-hearted guy who comes bearing over the top gifts is the perfect fake fiancé.

Chloe has spent her whole adult life running, with no one to lean on, so she’s more than a little wary of Moose. After all, why would he be interested in her? When her shady ex-boyfriend shows up in her ice-cream parlour Chloe panics and tells him that she and Moose are engaged. So now she has a crazy ex stalking her and a hot not-fiancé moving in and she’s not quite sure how to deal with either of them. 

Moose has been looking for an opportunity to show Chloe that opposites attract for a reason. Living in her house and spending every day with her couldn’t be more perfect as far as he’s concerned.

Will Chloe let her guard down and let Moose in or will she do what she always does and run?

If you like hot coffee, snow days, a little bit of Elvis and fun, romantic comedies Any Way You Want It is for you.

Although part of the Upper Crust Series You can read Any Way You Want it as a stand-alone novel.

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Any Way You Build It, Book 6 in the Upper Crust Series

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Sometimes you find love where you least expect it – like in a treehouse.

When single-mother Sarah pulls up in front of the house her aunt left to her she has three goals: help her kids be happy and healthy, find a job and stay away from men. What she didn’t count on was a sexy neighbour who makes keeping her focus and her balance way too hard.

Todd has two rules: never date locals and even more importantly never date women with kids. He’s perfectly happy living his life with his Peter–pan syndrome undisturbed – until Sarah and her two adorable children move in across the street and turn everything upside down.

Opportunity, proximity and attraction mean two neighbours determined to remain single have quite a struggle on their hands.

If you like tree houses, indoor camping and shameless flirting you’ll love Any Way You Build It.

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Any Way You Spin It,  Book  7 in the Upper Crust Series

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Sometimes you must accept that love doesn’t always show up at your convenience.
Minnie has made mistakes and lots of them. Fresh out of rehab and back in her home town her plan is simple; she needs to make amends to all the people she hurt, especially her children, and get her life back on track. She has no room in her life for men – it was because of men she got in this mess in the first place.

The minute former athlete and current bar owner, Mitch sees Minnie he knows she’s something special. Now all he needs to do is convince her and the whole town that their being together will not undo everything she’s working so hard to achieve.
With all the obstacles to her success can Mitch prove he’s not just one more thing in the way.
If you like long bike rides, picnics by the lake and truffle fries then Any Way You Spin It is for you.

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Any Way You Like It, Book 8 in the Upper Crust Series

Any Way You Like It - Upper Crust Novel 8 Cover - Monique McDonell

Sometimes you get a second chance, if you’re prepared to risk your heart.

The first time Dave saw Tasha again he thought he’d imagined her, the second time he wished he had. Years ago she’d broken his heart and never looked back, leaving him stuck in his hometown because of a long-held promise to his late sister.

Tasha was back because she needed a place to hide. It was no coincidence she’d picked the only place she’d ever been happy. She hadn’t expected Dave would to be happy to see her, or that he’d still be single. She was wrong on both counts. Still when she needed a safe place to stay and when he offered her one and she couldn’t bring herself to refuse.

The town Dave was itching to escape seemed idyllic to Tasha but she hadn’t wanted to belong before – could she convince him that this time everything was different?

Will their past be a foundation for a new beginning or the very thing that keeps them apart?

If you’ve ever wanted a second chance at first love Any Way You Like It is for you.

​Available at Amazon.