After Dark Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 2010
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An avid reader since childhood, Beverly Barton wrote her first book at the age of nine. Since then, she has gone on to write well over sixty novels and is a New York Times bestselling author. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Everyone in town knew that Johnny Mack Cahill was John Graham's illegitimate son, making him Kent Graham's half-brother. Fifteen years ago Kent hated his half-brother with a passion only matched by his determination to marry Lane Noble. When Kent found out about Lane's crush on Johnny Mack, he arranged for his half-brother's murder. Beaten nearly to death by Sheriff Buddy Lawler and his thugs, Johnny Mack was thrown into the cold waters of the Chickasaw River. Only Lane's discovery of his nearly dead body on the river's shore saved his life.
Johnny Mack returns to Noble's Crossing when an anonymous letter arrives stating that he has a son. He's stayed away from Noble's Crossing for fifteen years, but learning that he has son and that Lane stands accused of Kent's murder brings him back. Johnny Mack quickly discovers that fourteen year-old Will's life has been formed by lies, one stacked neatly on top of the next.
A dying woman's letter to adopted father Kent tore Will's world to shreds, revealing not only his adoption, but that his birth father is none other than Johnny Mack. Kent couldn't forgive the boy for being Johnny Mack's son. Nor could he forgive Lane for orchestrating the adoption of Johnny Mack's child.
Johnny Mack can't be scared off. He can't be run off. And he can't be bought off. He doesn't play by the rules and these days he's the one who always wins.Read more ›
The hero, Johnny Mack Cahill is every woman's dream who likes that "Bad Boy" image who makes good. Lane Noble Graham is the perfect heroine to every female who has ever sat on the sidelines and been left out.
Both Lane and Johnny Mack exceed their circumstances and come into their own. Johnny Mack becomes as rich as his persecutors and turns the tables on them. He returns wheeling as much power as they do. They can no longer best him.
It's a success story packed with suspense and secrets and most important of all a love to die for. A warm relationship builds and glows between the three main characters that you will become a part of. You do not want to miss this one. It's wonderful to curl up with next to a lit Christmas tree during the holidays. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I could not put this story down until I found out every detail, but I hated for it to end.
Johnny returns to Noble Crossing to meet his son and to learn the truth about who the biological mother is, who sent the note, and who killed Kent. As he begins his search for answers, a killer will murder again to keep certain secrets hidden. As his love for Lane rekindles and she reciprocates, he remains stubbornly convinced that she is too good for him.
AFTER DARK is an exciting southern romantic suspense tale. The story line is fast-paced as the mystery supplements a wrong side of the track romance. The support cast adds depth, atmosphere, and dark secrets to the stirring plot. The lead couple is the typical "good girl bad boy" mix yet Beverly Barton brings a feel of freshness to that theme in this engaging book.
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As a hugely popular category romance author, Beverly Barton has proven herself supremely skilled at creating small, scandal-ridden southern towns and three-dimensional southern... Read morePublished on March 5 2001
I love romantic suspenses, but this didn't come close. The story concept was good, but the characters were so plastic. The sex wasn't romantic, just plain sleazy. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2001 by fjmcmm
I'm usually a Beverly Barton fan but I found this outing to be extremely disappointing. It was just boring! The characters never really come to life. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2001
If you love romantic suspense, then this book is for you. I could NOT put it down! I'm eagerly awaiting Beverly's next romantic suspense, EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES, which is coming... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2001
After Dark is a can't-put-down read. Compelling characters, beautiful language and Ms. Barton's storytelling skills make it a pleasure to read--especially if you love hot Southern... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2001