A quick read, and that's because I couldn't put down the book. Good plot, well-defined characters. Author propels you along and suddenly everything comes together as the loose ends are tied up.
I have read several of Ms. Jackson's mysteries and have always enjoyed them. This book, however, is more of a romance type book with a little bit of a mystery thrown in. I am not usually a fan of the romance genre. However, I did enjoy this book.
The story is based in Texas. A very small town, named Bad Luck, where the past is brought to the forefront due to lies about a 10 year old crime. Was the wrong man sent to prision? Why did a father lie about his daughter's baby dying? Who was/is the baby's father...the secret boyfriend or the man who raped her? Now it is 10 years later...the child is alive, the man is released from prision...everyone returns to Bad Luck...why? How will it end?
Romance, sex and a little mystery thrown in the mix.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Lisa Jackson book. It's like none of the others I've read by her. Shelby is a rich girl, now grown up, and moves back to her home town (Bad Luck, TX) to discover what happened on the night her child was born. Her father, being no fan of the man he thinks fathered the child, says it died during the delivery. Any witnesses to the birth are dead or moved on. And, we aren't even sure if the supposed "father" of the child was truly the father since Shelby was raped on the same night that she fell into the sack with her lover and town bad boy, half-breed Nevada Smith. And, after the two team up and start asking questions about the baby's birth, bad things start happening.
This book was extremely hard to put down. Even tho it's an older one, I think it's one of Lisa Jackson's best!!
Not as good as her other books....by the way, this is a reprint of the original book from "1999".
I love Lisa Jackson but I just could not bond with these characters. I made it half way through but could not finish it.
This was a good book. I like both the hero/heroine and it kept you on the edge of your seat.
Good story,some surprises. I will read more of this author.
lisa jackson books are always good.
SHELBY AND NEVADA SHARE A HISTORY AND POSSIBLY A CHILD. WILL THEY FIND THIS CHILD THEY ARE SO DESPARATE TO KNOW? AND HOW WILL BAD BOY ROSS MCCALLAM FIGURE IN? A SUPERB BOOK BY LISA JACKSON. WELL WORTH READING!
This was my first Lisa Jackson book. A mixture of mystery and romance with many twist. Very good book
When secrets are revealed and lies are exposed anything can happen...even murder. This book is a Zebra Romantic Suspense. Very good.
LISA JACKSON IS ALWAYS A WINNER.
An entertaining classic. I could hardly put it down.
Shelby Cole thought she had but Bad Luck behind her. Bad Luck, Tx., that is. She left her home town ten years ago, her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead. Now she is receiving anonymous letters claiming that her daughter is alive. But going home means demanding answers that her father Judge Jerome Cole,won't be to happy to give-and facing Navada Smith, the man her broke her heart...for Nevada, Shelby is a bitter reminder that his half breed blood was never good enough for a rich girl like the judge's daughter. Even now, his bad boy repution hovers around him like a cloud of Tx dust. But the years haven't changed the way Shelby makes him feel-he can't ignore the ideal that he may be the father of the child she is looking for. Yet Shelby is not the only person on the way back to Bad Luck. Falsely acquised of murder and sentences to prison for ten years, Ross McCallum is coming home to settle the score, especially with Shelby and Nevada. Shelby's search for the truch boils over into violence as a lethal web of revealed secrets threatens everything she believes about the man she loves-and ever her own life. ..
When secrets are revealed .... and lies are exposed .... anything can happen ... even murder.
Good stuff fast, entertaining, interesting
big surprise ending.....from the back cover:
Shelby Cole thought she'dput Bad Luck behind her. Bad Luck, Texas, that is. She'd left her hometown ten yers ago, her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead. Now she's receiving anonymous letters claiming that her daughter is alive. But going home means demanding answers that her father, Judge Jerome Cole, won't be happy to give--and facing Nevada Smith, the man who broke her heart... For Nevada, shelby's homecoming is a bitter reminder that his half-breed blood was never good enough for a rich girl like the judge's daughter. Even now, his bad-boy reputation hovers around him like a cloud of Texas dust. But the years haven't changed the way Shelby makes him feel--and he can't ignore the idea that he may be the father of the child she's looking for. Yet Shelby's not the only person on her way back to Bad luck. Falsely accused of murder and sent to prison for ten years, Ross McCallum is coming home to settle the score, especially with Shelby and Nev ada. Now, as the temperature soars. Shelby's search for the truth promises to boil over into violence as a lethal we of revealed secrets threatens everything she believes about the man she loves--and even her very own life...
Shelby Cole had put her hometown behind her, with her world shattered and her baby dead. now she's receiving letters saying her daughter is alive. Going home means demanding answers that her father, Judge Cole, won't be happy to give and facing Nevada Smith, the man who broke her heart.
Shelby Cole put her hometown behind her after her illegitimate baby's death. But someone wants her back, and is sending her pictures of the daughter she thought dead. Shelby's search for the truth promises to boil over into violence as a lethal web of revealed secrets threatens everything she believes.
Shelby Cole returns to her hometown to discover the truth about the past. Also looking for answers is Ross McCallum. BOth are caught in a lethal web of revealed secrets.