- Hardcover: 541 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (August 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 078629714X
- ISBN-13: 978-0786297146
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 16 x 2.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 635 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,540,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Causing Havoc Hardcover – Large Print, Aug 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Orphaned at nine, Dean "Havoc" Conor has grown into a tough-as-nails extreme fighter happy to live a solitary life. When he receives a letter from his two little sisters, who he hasn't seen in the twenty years since their parents died, Dean reluctantly decides to honor their request and return home to Harmony, Ky. Once there, he finds that the aunt who raised his sisters has squandered most of their inheritance and that one of his sisters, Cam, is engaged to a sleaze named Roger. He also meets Cam's best friend, Eve Lavon, an opinionated beauty who already has the commitment-phobic Dean figured out. However, if Dean's going to drive off Roger and figure out why someone in Harmony is trying to kill him, he'll need Eve's help—and he'll have to confront his growing feelings for her. More interesting, though, is Dean's struggle to become the family man his sisters need, a transformation that Foster executes with skill, elevating the tight if typical romance plot with convincing, heartfelt family drama. (Feb.)
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Dean "Havoc" Conor, a gorgeous "extreme" fighter, returns to Harmony, Kentucky, in response to a letter from one of his two estranged sisters. Camille needs money to repair their old home so she can sell it and marry a guy Dean dislikes immediately. The younger sister Jacki, 21, is still acting and dressing like a spoiled teenager, but she also has a quick wit and smart mouth, much like Dean himself. Then there's Aunt Lorna, who raised the girls with a heavy and humorless hand and spent their inheritance on herself. While all this is being revealed, Dean becomes smitten with Camille's best friend, Eve, and a fight buddy of his arrives and winds up falling for Jacki and helping put a new roof on the old house. In the end, Camille's fiance is redeemed, Aunt Lorna gets hers, and the guys get their women. Foster supplies good sex and great humor along the way in a thoroughly enjoyable romance reminiscent of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' novels. Mary K. Chelton
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Top Customer Reviews
Dean Connor, aka "Havoc" is a fighter with the SBC and a heavy weight champion. Twenty-one years ago, upon the death of his parents he is split up from his two small sisters and brought up by his Uncle. Over the years he has never heard from his family, it was like he never existed. When he receives a letter from one of his sisters, asking him to come and see them, he is torn with his feelings towards them. Anger is the first reaction, and since he has some down time between his fights, Dean decides to travel to Harmony, Kentucky to follow-up on the letter, because he senses something in the tone of the letter. When he lands in town he stops at the bar where he meets a hot number. As soon as they make eye contact across the room, there is enough heat between them to set off a roomful of Roman Candles. Eve Laron, is Cam's best friend, but does not realize that the male that she is so taken with is her long lost brother. It is interesting to see these two opposites so attracted to each other that they can do nothing else but act upon it. The intertwining story of the secondary characters only add more dimension and depth to the story. Readers will be enchanted with the protectiveness that Dean feels towards his sisters and how hard he tries to fight it. A real treat is the way this alpha male is so inclined to act like a big brother, even though there has been so much time lapsed since he has had contact with his sisters. There is hurt, confused feelings, ups and downs, surprises and lots of heat between Dean and Eve, but through it all there is a sense of family, which only leads to a true "sigh" moment at the end.
This is a wonderful story, showing true family values win out. Lori proves that blood is thicker than water, and who says you can't go home. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to more.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
The blurb is a bit misleading - Eve hasn't heard of him, and doesn't have a problem w/ his reputation or anything like that.
The family dynamic & the romance is all very balanced & it's an engaging read. Quick & fun & very *ahem* noble. (I was gonna say "sweet" but Dean would say, "Don't say sweet." LOL
Story brief: Dean is a mixed maritial arts fighter. His parents died when he was about 8. His uncle Grover raised him. His Aunt Lorna raised his two younger sisters, Cam and Jacki. Lorna hated Grover and Dean and never told his sisters that Dean existed. 21 years later Cam learns Dean exists and writes him. He visits and becomes involved in their lives. He also meets and immediately falls in love with Eve who is Cam's best friend.
Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: about four. Setting: current day Harmony, Kentucky. Copyright: 2007. Genre: contemporary romance with a little suspense.