For Jennifer Palmer, the view from her corner office overlooking Biscayne Bay could t be better. A rising star at a prestigous brokerage house, Jennifer has adeptly navigated the firm's corporate channels and South Florida's social circles to become a highly successful stockbroker. In fact, she is set to bring in commissions in excess of $2 million for the year, and is about to fly off to St. Tropez on a private jet owned by a Russian vodka magnate. The Stockbroker is a thrilling vel that affords a revealing look inside the playgrounds of the uber-rich. As the first female trainee at the firm of Tate and Yardley, Jennifer is initially oblivious to the cold calculation and manipulative ploys of greedy managers, as she learns the inner workings of a retail brokerage office, from hard-sell sales meetings and quotas, to the realities of daily market volatility and cold-calling naive investors. Her prospects improve exponentially when she makes the acquaintance of a handsome hedge fund manager named Javier Cordova, and a romance unfolds against a backdrop of fabulous Palm Beach soirees, glamorous nightlife, designer labels, luxury automobiles and inexhaustible capital. But when Jennifer comes face to face with a global conspiracy of subterfuge, fraud and criminal deceit. the stage is set for an unforgettable finale. A spririted romantic thriller, charting an exciting course from South Florida to the Cote d'Azur, The Stockbroker is a riveting fictional account of life in the financial fast lane
J.R. Shine was born and raised in South Florida. Throughout high school and college she moonlighted as a fashion model. Graduating from college with a degree in economics, she began her career as an economist with a large bank holding company. J.R. has been a stockbroker for over 28 years and is currently working at a major Wall Street firm. She has travelled worldwide and is fluent in French and Spanish. Her professional passion is to assist and educate women in achieving their financial goals. J.R.'s hobbies include gourmet cooking, gardening. landscape painting and tennis.