- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (Aug. 30 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312536216
- ISBN-13: 978-0312536213
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.3 x 17 cm
- Shipping Weight: 99.8 g
- Customer Reviews: 13 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,366,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cheri on Top Mass Market Paperback – Aug. 30 2011
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“A delightful new series.” ―RT BOOKreviews on AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
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“An exceptional novel with humor and pathos and rich in detail, and the finely put together characters make this a story worthy of our Perfect 10 award and a must-read. You'll laugh, cry, and your heart will break over this brilliant story of a man and woman--what most wondrous stories end up being about.” ―Romance Reviews Today on THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO...
“A wonderfully convoluted tale of love lost and found, secret pregnancies and spousal abuse, Donovan's latest shows us the healing power of forgiveness and the strength found in the love of family. It's peopled with complex characters who learn much about themselves and those they love through the course of this compelling story.” ―RT BOOKreviews on THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO...
“Sexy and funny. Donovan takes the marriage-of-convenience plot and gives it a fun update that will leave readers grinning.... These characters are filled with genuine warmth and charm.” ―RT BOOKreviews on THE KEPT WOMAN
From the Back Cover
SHE'S GOT EVERYTHING SHE WANTS
Sun-drenched beaches, designer-label clothes, drop-dead-gorgeous boy-toys…all paid for with a series of high-risk real estate deals. That's the lifestyle Cherise Newberry and her BFF Candy enjoy after leaving rural North Carolina for Tampa―until the market tanks and they lose everything. Cheri is surviving on Ramen Noodles and temp jobs when she gets a call from home to come back and run the family's small-town newspaper. Just one catch: She'll become the boss of her high school crush―and former brother-in-law―who might have the power to crush her all over again…
BUT HE'S WHAT SHE NEEDS
But Cheri is surprised to see how "bad boy" J.J. DeCourcy has grown into the hard-working and principled managing editor of The Bigler Bugle. Still, according to Cheri's bitter sister, he's not to be trusted. If Cheri's going to co-exist at the with this sexier-than-ever man from her past, she needs to stay professional―and keep her distance ―even though he sets her on fire. When they're handed the biggest news story in the town's history, Cheri must trust J.J., even it means putting her life in danger.…and her heart on the line.
"Susan Donovan will steal your heart."
―Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author
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Top international reviews
The heroine and the hero have a past--he broke her heart and she developed a taste for man candy. He knows her secrets but loves her anyway. He married her sister. She's home living a lie. The cast is liberally peppered with off-beat secondaries who abuse the Southern accent (I live in Georgia, and I do love a drawl, but good grief!). The show-stealing squirrel is the most entertaining part of the story.
Readers will know who the bad guys are in the beginning, but there is really no suspense, no sense of urgency and the conflict fizzles out at the end. Donovan did try to make her book reflect what is going on in our country, but her heroine has it too easy. Also, she makes an analogy that references people who are prominent in our culture at the moment, and I was very disappointed to see that.
Overall, not her best work and a one-time only read for me.
Turns out there is a little mystery for the reader. We learn early on who the bad guys are and have to sit back while the rest of the characters make the discovery. While the story does have elements of Donovan's trademark wit and charm, I felt that the characters were not fully developed and that the wit could have been amped up (and maybe saved some of the mystery). Her usually crisp dialog is marred by so much Southern slang that it gets kind of annoying at times. How many times can ya'll say ya'll in a sentence without ya'll getting annoyed up to ya'lls neck? I'm just sayin... I will always come back to Donovan - an auto buy - because even when she writes a mediocre novel, it is better than some author's best work.
the cover art is balls. if you liked this book, you need a hobby and a man