What could be worse for a former high school beauty queen who never landed the only man she ever loved than attending - alone - a 10-year high school reunion in a small town teetering on the edge of a time warp?
At least that's how successful textile designer Jane Louise Jones views her situation and her hometown, just south of nowhere in the rolling hills of Louisiana, where a woman is still looked at as a failure if she isn't married. At least, that's what her grandmother and all the other blue-haired women of the Vernon Ladies Bridge Club would have her believe.
Jane is used to dealing with challenges, but she's decidedly nervous about her reunion. What if Morgan Sherwood, the town boy-wonder who made good in a big way, shows up? Morgan was once her secret love, a geeky teen who stole her heart and then broke it before leaving town forever.
Fortunately, her best friend assures her that Morgan will be a no-show.
It's terrible when you can't trust your BFF!
Morgan arrives with his entourage in a stretch limo. He's not a geeky kid any more. He's six feet of tanned, rippling muscles, and he plans to focus his high-powered brain and use every masculine charm he possesses to seduce the lovely Miss Jones.
With a former classmate intending to claim him as husband number four, a Hollywood starlet who shows up to party with him, and an old boyfriend intent on stealing Jane's affection, Morgan has more obstacles than he'd expected.
Throw in the Ladies of the Bridge Club, lots of southern charm, and a 10-year old betrayal, and you have all the ingredients for a heartwarming, funny, sexy romantic comedy. Can Jane and Morgan get it right this time?
Jane wants to resist. She really does. Her brain says no, but her body says, oh, baby! Yes! Yes! Yes! Smoldering desire, thwarted for 10 years, explodes into passion. Will it burn away their doubts or turn their love into ashes?
©2011 Joan Reeves (P)2012 Joan Reeves
If you like the movie Sweet Home Alabama, you’ll love this story. It’s filled with southern charm. It’s sassy, sexy, and has clever dialogue galore. The secondary characters are a blast, and being from the south myself, the story and its cast had an authenticity that really rang true for me. If your thing is the reconnecting of old lovers—and mine is—then Jane is the perfect read. One of Ms. Reeves’ best.
I never write reviews but I was driven to comment on what I think has to be the WORST narrator I’ve ever heard. I reacted to her voice like nails on a chalkboard and after 45 minutes I gave into the torture and turned it off.
There was nothing I did like about her performance. There was no variance in her narration and it was nasally and awful. I will never listen to another book narrated by Leah Frederick.
I should have listened to a preview of the book before using a credit. What a waste.
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