Book Reviews of The Rana Look

The Rana Look
The Rana Look
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780553576054
ISBN-10: 0553576054
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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After listening to the Audio Book of THE RANA LOOK...
I LOVED IT!!
I laughed so hard & I talked back to the characters!
If you want to be thoroughly entertained & if you are having one of those days when you want some laughter in your day THE RANA LOOK is sure to PLEASE!
I had a great time with the(sweet) HERO CLINT !
Wow what a fun loving wild & keep me laughing type of HUNK!
What a treat to have a great feel good story entwined with Love & laughter well combined!
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Excellent, I love a good Sandra Brown.
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Great summer read!
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Quick read. Lacks the suspense that other Sandra Brown books have. Nice beach romance book. Successful runway model quits and leaves New York to start a new life leaving the model behind. She settles at a boarding house in Texas. Enter her landlord's nephew who, of course, is intriqued by her and doesn't recognize her as the model she once was.
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Good Book! Like her murder mysteries better.
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good book.
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Wow! This book is AMAZING!

This one has got it all, and Sandra did an awesome job of interweaving it all in this enchanting tale about a woman, Rana, that has lost interest in her life as a model and being told what to do from her pushy nag of a mother. She walks away from it all, and starts a new life across country in Galveston, TX. Six months later is where the book actually starts, and she's made pals with the landlady, Ruby, from where she's renting.

Ruby's nephew, Trent, comes to the boardinghouse in need of rejuvination. His arm has been bothering him and it needs to heal in time for the new football season. So to pass time, he is fascinated by this woman that garbs herself in unflattering drab rags/clothes. Being irritating becomes his sort of enjoyment. Well, a rather awkward friendship starts between Rana and Trent... which develops into an attraction and *sparks* fly off the page.

It is amazing what Ms. Brown accomplishes in this intriguing piece of work. Sometimes it seems almost childish the way Rana and Trent pick at each other, or argue. But the love that develops between them is one of a kind. And Rana knows it is true because of the way she has disguised herself the past couple of months. And with mixed feelings from the other characters, Trent doesn't care what comes in the way of their happiness. He is determined... as is Rana.

There is still one mystery left. Trent doesn't really KNOW Rana is Rana. So, she has to doll herself up one more time for the ultimate test. Can he handle the real her?!

I was holding my breath and sitting at the edge of my seat to find out what came at the end.
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Loved the twist at the end. Never saw it coming!
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I really enjoyed this book. I love Sandra Brown's romance novels.
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This was the most stupid story I have ever read. I could not believe that this was Sandra Brown. I usually only read her mysteries, but wanted something different. I would definitey not recommend this story to anyone. Very shallow characters.
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While this is not my favorite Sandra Brown book, it is good. It is an easy read, great for when you are looking for something light to read.
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The modeling world called it the Rana Look...the exotic, one-of-a-kind allure that only supermodel Rana Ramsey could deliver. With her green eyes, olive skin, and wildly lustrous auburn hair, Rana posed for ad campaigns and strutted down runways all over the world, naming her own price to sell everything from cosmetics to women's lingerie. But all of that suddenly ended one day when she looked her demanding mother-manager in the eye and said, "Enough." That was the day Rana packed her things and left New York--and modeling--forever. Settling in Miss Ruby's boardinghouse in Galveston, Texas, Rana finds success with her own business--and cultivates a new look to go with her new life. Now her beautiful eyes are shielded behind tinted glasses, her famous figure hidden under shapeless dresses, her trademark wild hair falling straight down her back. Rana knows she'll never attract a man this way, and that's just fine with her--that is, until Ruby's nephew, football star Trent Gamblin, moves in to nurse his injured shoulder. Ruggedly handsome, charming, and undeniably charismatic, Trent is the kind of man that would never look twice at a woman as ordinary as the new Rana. But to her surprise, Trent seems unfazed by her Plain Jane look. For he is drawn to a beauty that Rana can't hide. He is determined to learn the mystery behind the elusive, reclusive boarder with the secret past. To do so, he proposes an unusual pact: they will only be friends, nothing more. As the days pass, Rana and Trent are drawn together in a sensual idyll unlike anything either of them has ever known. And Rana fears that when Trent learns the truth about her past, he'll feel betrayed and deceived. Even worse, he'll never be able to see her as she truly is. Then an unexpected tragedy strikes, and the stakes seem higher than ever.
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This is a reprint romanse, not mystery--one of her earlier books
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"Sexy, smart, and irresistibly romanitic, the sensuous tale of a woman who gives up having everything to find the only thing worth having..."
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One of Sandra Brown's classic love stories, a quick and easy read.

Synopsis from back cover: The modeling world called it the Rana Look...the exotic, one-of-a-kind allure that only supermodel Rana Ramsey could deliver. With her green eyes, olive skin, and wildly lustrous auburn hair, Rana posed for ad campaigns and strutted down runways all over the world, naming her own price to sell everything from cosmetics to womens lingerie.

But all of that suddenly ended one day when she looked her demanding mother-manager in the eye and said, Enough. That was the day Rana packed her things and left New York--and modeling--forever. Settling in Miss Rubys boardinghouse in Galveston, Texas, Rana finds success with her own business--and cultivates a new look to go with her new life. Now her beautiful eyes are shielded behind tinted glasses, her famous figure hidden under shapeless dresses, her trademark wild hair falling straight down her back. Rana knows shell never attract a man this way, and thats just fine with her--that is, until Rubys nephew, football star Trent Gamblin, moves in to nurse his injured shoulder. Ruggedly handsome, charming, and undeniably charismatic, Trent is the kind of man that Rana finds irresistible...the kind of man she is certain would never look twice at a woman as ordinary as the new Rana.

But to her surprise, Trent seems unfazed by her Plain Jane look. For he is drawn to a beauty that Rana cant hide. He is determined to learn the mystery behind the elusive, reclusive boarder with the secret past. To do so, he proposes an unusual pact: they will only be friends, nothing more.As the days pass, Rana and Trent are drawn together in a sensual idyll unlike anything either of them has ever known. But the outside world cannot be kept at bay forever. And Rana fears that when Trent learns the truth about her past, hell feel betrayed and deceived. Even worse, hell never be able to see her as she truly is. Then an unexpected tragedy strikes, and the stakes seem higher than ever. Now they must look deep into each others heart to determine if their relationship is just an impossibly erotic dream--or a dream of love come true.
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Sexy, smart, and irresistibly romantic, this sensuous tale of a woman who gives up having everyting to find the only thing worth having.
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fast read good
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This is a library copy. - Excellent story line! Sandra Brown's usual interesting plots.
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