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Secrets in a Small Town (Mama Jo's Boys #3)

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Some things are meant to stay buried. For Owen Garrett, that includes his past. The successful logger has worked hard rebuilding his family name. He's not about to let some former-hippie reporter dig up ancient events. Besides, Piper Morning Dew Sunday has already vilified his company in the press—three times! Now she wants an interview? It's not gonna happen, no matter ho ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Harlequin (first published May 1st 2011)
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Owen has a not-secret: his dad was shot and killed many years prior when the FBI raided the Aryan compound (Yes, Aryan. Nothing like white supremacy as a backdrop for romance, right?) he led. Many of the townspeople were arrested, and the town did a fair job of burying their racist past and moving on. Fast forward to the present, where Piper Sunday, daughter of local hippie activists, is a driven reporter with her eye on the Pulitzer for the story she's writing about the fall of the Aryan compou ...more
This was just an ok book for me. I loved the hero, even when he was slightly obnoxious you still liked him.

The heroine, on the other hand, was grating. She is one of those people that makes me think: he really likes her? why? and the why was never answered good enough for me.

She didn't really care about anybody but herself and that never really changed. She had to force herself to feel compassion for anybody, and when you have to try that hard to feel empathy for normal people you've got a prob
There were aspects of this book that I enjoyed, but the parts did not gel together into a whole. Several redonkulous plot aspects pushed me over the edge on this bok.
Things that irritated me included:

* Stereotyping comments re: vegetarian.
* Lead character remained a virgin beccause she thought having sex would detract from her goal of winning a pulitizer. (yes, you read that right)
Too much was thrown in and not enough focus on character development and relationship development. I didn’t feel
I started this book a few days ago. It started off strong and I thought that the author was doing a good job. My only qualm with it, is that it ended too quickly. I think there were too many sub-plots running and they weren't wrapped up in a good way. I know that Harlequin has a certain amount of words for their specific lines, so I think Secrets in a Small Town would have done better in the HQN line by the same publishing company. But I did enjoy Piper and Owen, I just didn't like the way the s ...more
 Gigi Ann
This was the last book in a series of three. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first two, but I still found it an okay read. I won this book in a book giveaway, I'm really not a big fan of Harlequin Romance books, but was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book as well as the other two "Mama Jo's BOYS", books.
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