Book Reviews of Hard Lovin' Man (Hard Lovin', Bk 1)

Hard Lovin' Man  (Hard Lovin', Bk 1)
Hard Lovin' Man - Hard Lovin', Bk 1
Author: Lorraine Heath
ISBN-13: 9780743457446
ISBN-10: 0743457447
Publication Date: 11/1/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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OK, I had a problem with the premise of the book. Call me old-fashioned, but as a teacher, I was never interested in one of my students!

(Teacher) Kelley and (student) Jack have one night of passion after he graduates and then things change. Jack leaves and marries someone hes supposed to have gotten pregnant. Kelley cant handle the heartache and moves back to her hometown - Dallas.

Coming forward 9 years, teacher Kelley has moved back to the small town with her sister. Jack is still hot but he is now police chief of that small town. Jack is divorced, with custody of his son. Kelley is still unmarried.

Kelley and Jack meet again because Madison (the 16 year-old sister) has been caught drinking in a bar without being the legal age to do so. Kelley is guardian of her sister since the death of their parents. Madison was going down the wrong path in Dallas, so Kelley brought Madison to the small town, so she could keep better tabs on her sisters actions. Madison is seriously acting-out!

From this point on, the story was fascinating and very well-done. I want to find Jack because he is the wisest cop in the state of Texas!

During those 9 years, Mr. (Hot) Jack has morphed into an amazing father. Kelley, however, is lost with her problems with out-of-control Madison. Jack tries to help Kelley.

The dialogue was true-to-life and on-target.

What Im trying to say is that I didnt hold out much hope for this contemporary novel but was pleasantly surprised! Jack showed amazing insight into human behavior and shared much with the readers. I enjoyed the book!
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Lorraine Heath has a classic on her backlist. Excellent story about two people who did the best they could with the knowledge they had at the moment. Nine years later they are reunited and their secrets cause complications between them and the two children they love.
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Once i started reading this book i couldnt put it down. Had a good crying jag at the ending. Was so sweet.
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Modern romance by Heath..Story is predictable...Much prefer her historicals..
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Love the story. Can't get enough of Heath.
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I just finished this book. Ms. Heath is more familiar to me in Historical Romance, this is the first contemporary romance I've read of hers. It has an interesting concept that isn't mentioned too much. He is younger than her by 3 years, she was his teacher his SR. year. They fell in love but she kept them free from involvement until after he graduated.
They had a night together and then due to a mistake he made they are separated. 9 years later they re-meet and get involved again. To add to the mix she has a secret he discovers. She is also raising her sister thus the reason for moving back to the small town. It addresses parental abandonment, mistakes made during teen years that affect your future, loss of parents to death, having someone believe in you. She touched on several life issues and I think she handled them all nicely. Good story.
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This was my first Lorraine Heath and not my last. It was placed on my Keeper shelf...at least for the time being, i couldnt bring myself to get rid of it. Love, Love, Loved it!!
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OK, I had a problem with the premise of the book. Call me old-fashioned, but as a teacher, I was never interested in one of my students!

(Teacher) Kelley and (student) Jack have one night of passion after he graduates and then things change. Jack leaves and marries someone hes supposed to have gotten pregnant. Kelley cant handle the heartache and moves back to her hometown - Dallas.

Coming forward 9 years, teacher Kelley has moved back to the small town with her sister. Jack is still hot but he is now police chief of that small town. Jack is divorced, with custody of his son. Kelley is still unmarried.

Kelley and Jack meet again because Madison (the 16 year-old sister) has been caught drinking in a bar without being the legal age to do so. Kelley is guardian of her sister since the death of their parents. Madison was going down the wrong path in Dallas, so Kelley brought Madison to the small town, so she could keep better tabs on her sisters actions. Madison is seriously acting-out!

From this point on, the story was fascinating and very well-done. I want to find Jack because he is the wisest cop in the state of Texas!

During those 9 years, Mr. (Hot) Jack has morphed into an amazing father. Kelley, however, is lost with her problems with out-of-control Madison. Jack tries to help Kelley.

The dialogue was true-to-life and on-target.

What Im trying to say is that I didnt hold out much hope for this contemporary novel but was pleasantly surprised! Jack showed amazing insight into human behavior and shared much with the readers. I enjoyed the book!
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very good.
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When Kelley Spencer moves back to her hometown of Hopeful with her sister, she hopes desperately to protect Madison from trouble. A brush with the law reveals that the police chief is none other than Jack Morgan, the man who broke her heart many years before.