New York Times best-selling author Susan Andersen has captivated listeners everywhere with her sassy romances. Here, a man who doesn't believe in love and a woman who doesn't trust in it find out just how wrong they can be....
A Man With a Past
J.D. Carver learned life's tough lessons on the streets, so when an unexpected inheritance sends him to the Star Lake Lodge to claim his half, he's expecting trouble. Being greeted with open arms by the whole Lawrence gang - feisty Aunt Sophy and calm Uncle Ben, clearly off-limits Dru and her young son, Tate - just convinces him they're working an angle, and he's determined to uncover it. Even though a tiny part of him longs for the home-and-hearth life they have....
A Woman With a Reputation
Dru's finally beaten her bad-girl reputation, and though the Lodge may not be exciting, she's fiercely protective of her quiet home. Hard-eyed J.D.'s ability to push all her buttons - some of which haven't been pushed in way too long - just proves how wrong he is for her. So why does her son hero-worship the guy? And why does her heart clench when he gets that "nose pressed against the candy shop window" look on his face.
In Love and All Shook Up
They thought they knew everything their lives had to offer...until they met. Can a failed good girl and a guy who never caught a break learn to believe in one another long enough to trust their love?
Great romance with a bit of drama. I loved that, for a change, the hero was not rich and full of self-confidence but rather a guy who had struggled to make a decent life and do the right thing against all odds. He had experienced so many obstacles to make a good life that when something decent finally came his way he was unable to recognise that it was real and good because he had never experienced that. And the heroine was great - ballsy and not afraid to say things as they are. It was really nice to see a couple who did not spend most of their relationship trying to cover up their feelings. Ok, we did have the inevitably set back and the showdown with the baddie but again, these felt real. Particularly when it was the heroine who took down the baddie - and saved the hero. Made for a nice change. And then she wanted to vomit after she had done it - you don't get more real than that!
I also have to give credit to the narration on this book. It was simply brilliant.