Good girls just can't win! High school principal Judy Anne Palmer was always a good girl who never did an impulsive, rebellious thing. Ever. And look where it got her!
One night in Dallas, she meets a man and decides to indulge in a liberating night of passion - liberating her from the stigma of being the oldest living virgin north of the Rio Grande. After all, she'll never see her one-night Romeo again.
Unfortunately, the night doesn't turn out exactly the way she planned, and her one-night Romeo isn't exactly one-night stand material.
When he turns up in her hometown as a new teacher on her faculty, Judy Anne knows that she's in big trouble. Can she resist the desire that burns between her and Romeo? Can a night of illicit love be enough?
With eccentric small town characters, a bratty niece, an overbearing school board president, and the temptation of a secret lover, Judy Anne has all she can do to keep her passion from turning into the biggest scandal little Clayton Bend, Texas, has ever seen.
©Ebook Edition 2011 Joan Reeves (P)2012 Joan Reeves
This was a full, rich story. I went and bought the book as I wanted to savor it with more than my ears.
Judy Anne of course. This woman deserved so much better with all she did for her family. And her 'Romeo' was a perfect match, even if it took her a while!
As she was all the characters - that's a hard call. She did a nice narration.
The author does a fantastic job with her characters and the descriptions are wonderful. As I said it made me purchase the ebook - that's quite a compliment.
Follower of new narrators and authors.
Yes, because it represents the conflict that a lot of women who take care of extended family feel - to want to be selfless, but to also want their own personal fulfillment, and wondering how to attain both. Plus it has quirky small town characters that make it very entertaining :-)
The widowed mom and her realizing that once a new man enters her life, she needs to stop being needy and let her grown daughter have her own life too.
Bringing character voices to life and making the story interesting and entertaining, even when some of the accents aren't perfect. That is what I like about listening to audiobooks - different narrators bringing their own style and flavor to the story.
I enjoy Ms. Reeves' writing style and will be buying her other stories too.
Follower of new and unusual authors
Can think of four - 'Hot Sex in Texas'
Didn't have a favorite. Character voices are O.K. but the narrator is actually really great at voicing the sex scenes :-)
The virgin has left the building!
Narrator tried to hard, no acting ability, over innunciated to try to speak plainly.
I thought the virginal sex scene was funny.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This was a weekender listen. Something for fun with no serious effort needed. Was not disappointed, in fact, it was better than expected. However, I do agree with other reviewers, the narrator was not very good with the delivery of the story. The poor narration stopped the book getting 4 stars.
I have nothing really bad to say and nothing really good. Thus, this book was so-so to me. It had romance, which was great. That was really all there was. There was an attempt at having a serious backstory, but it held no significant degree of interest for me. But I appreciate the attempt. There were 2-3 sex scenes that were mildly descriptive with very milk language used. So most of the book was not composed of bed scenes. And the narration was also so-so. The narrator failed utterly at doing a British accent. I hate that she even tried. It sounded horrible and, thus, detracted from the experience of the story for me. When the story ended it was just one other item to mark as done. No residual smile or joy or disappointment--thank goodness--after listening. Just....so-so.
I enjoyed listening to this book but it was not what I expected. It was listed in the erotica section but there was not much sex and nothing that could be considered erotic.
This was a very sweet, well written story about two people who really need what the other offers. Roman and Judy Anne are meant to be together, they just have to find a way to make it work.
Christine Padovan came across as stiff. If there had been any erotica she probably would haved choked to death!
If there were a follow-up it would need to be about the neices and the choices they end up making.
could not finish the book because the narrator is so bad. The paper back will probably do ok.
Get a different narrator.
use a competent narrator. A good narrator can make or break a booki
might have been entertaining, but to wooden. The author might make it in 5-10 yrs. jd
Yes..would like to see her best friend and brother in law in a follow up book as well as her mother finding love after fathers death
I am an avid -- possibly obsessive -- Audible listener with over 800 books in my library and this is the first review I've felt compelled to write. I feel bad being so negative but the narration was just awful: Flat acting and terrible accents. I really don't care if an accent is spot on perfect or if the dialect is off (whatever) but the english/british accent is so bad. This is the first book that I simply couldn't finish because the narration is so bad. I gave the story 3 stars because I had to put something - It doesn't seem fair to completely disregard the author because of bad narration but I really didn't listen to enough of it to fairly judge.
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