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Family Man
Family Man
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN-13: 9780671019631
ISBN-10: 0671019635
Publication Date: 11/1/1997
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book had reached its climax too early and the resolution of the romance would be boring. Was I ever wrong! Wonderful, exciting happy ending!
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Kate Wade has to convince Luke Gilchrist to return to run his family business. Can she convince him to return to bail out the family he hates, without getting romantically involved with him? Heck no!
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Hilarious, gutsy, laugh-out-loud. I've read it twice.
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Classic Jayne Ann Krentz, this book has everything I love about her work -- dysfunctional families and trust issues combined with wonderful, vivid characters and a great, wow-what-happens-next story. A great read!
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Was my favorite from Jayne Ann Krentz. Great Book. I loved both main characters.
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Excellent book by this author. I really enjoyed it.
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If you've read Jayne Ann Krentz before you'll love this book equally as well. She does a great job mixing light mystery and romance. At this point I skip over the graphic details yet still find enough content to keep me reading. Enjoy!
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Krentz delivers what she is good at: a light read with sassy heroines and alpha heroes.
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Katy Wade has worked for the Gilchrist family since she finished high school. Ready to start her own business, she just needs to lure the black sheep of the family, Luke Gilchrist, back to take over the Gilchrist empire and save the family's restaurants. After the way the family treated his parents, Luke has no interest in saving the family. But Katy Wade does interest him. Her tenacity intrigues him. She is like a little bulldog who won't let go. So Luke makes a deal with his Grandmother, the Gilchrist matriarch. He will come back to save the company, if Katy will be his personal assistant. With no other choice, Katy agrees to help Luke rescue the family business.

This book was first released in 1992. It's a little dated, but the story is still appealing. Most of the family does not want Luke to take over the business because they feel he will seek revenge for the way he and his parents were treated. They even wonder if he will sabotage what is left of the business and leave them penniless. Katy is hesitant to put her faith in Luke, but when she sees the way he handles some of the problems, she knows he will be good for the Gilchrist empire. As Katy and Luke grow closer, outsiders try to sabotage their happiness and they must fight to stay together. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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Luke might want revenge but now he wants Katy. She is not so sure she wants to be gotten. Well, maybe...
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Classic Krentz....can't get enough of it
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A decade of working for the high-powered Gilchrist family empire has made sassy Katy Wade determined to open her own business. But there's one last problem she must solve before she can leave. The Gilchrists need an heir apparent to save their mysteriously floundering fortunes, and there's only one man for the job: Luke Gilchrist. All hislife the Gilchrist's have made Luke pay for his father's scandal, and now he's a renegade who's sworn he'll never go home--except to get even. Katy must perssude Luke to use his business expertise to rescue his family, but one look in his sexy green eyes, and she skows why they affectionately call him "the Bastard". Meanwhile, Luke's decided he wants her even more than he wants revenge. He agrees to play savior, but only with Katy at his side. It's a strategy sure to make this red-haried angel madder than hell, but she's the ony one who can turn this devilish rogue into a family man. Now he must trust Katy with his secrets--and she must believe in love.
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Bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz has once again penned a wicked, wonderful tale of two passionate individuals caught in a struggle for love, loyalty and family.. a captiving modern romance that reaffirms our hearts' most cherished dreams.
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I have not read this. It was my mother's book. It is "a wicked, wonderful tale of two passionate individuals caught in a struggle for love, loyalty and family...a captivating modern romance that reaffirms our hearts most cherished dreams."
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It takes a heavenly creature to change a rebel with a cause into a....Family man.. Books is in good condition. The book has a small scuff on the front cover on top and bottom other than that in grat condition.