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Kelley

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  • Maybe This Time

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1424)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (795)

    When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.

    Jessica says: "Loved This Book"
    "I prefer you leave the Y.A. out"
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    Really enjoyed Crusie's early stuff. Her books are largely what got me started reading romance to begin with. Lately, I find she forgets to put the romance in her romances. The same sparkling dialogue and quirky characters are there, but no sexual sizzle. This one, with it's emphasis on children, felt particularly like a young adult novel to me. I definitely prefer a naughtier read, but if your sensibility is geared more to G-ratings, you might like this book a lot - it has a retro - 60's Disney feel. If you're looking for emotion and heat, however, I'd keep browsing.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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