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Abby and the Bachelor Cop (Banksia Bay #1)

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Bride-to-be Abigail Callahan has her life mapped out. Good career, wealthy fiancéit's perfecttoo perfect. Then sexy bad-boy-turned-cop Raff Finn reenters Abby's life, landing her with an adorable homeless dog called Kleppy and a whole lot of trouble.

Raff's teenage recklessness once broke them apart, but he's not about to let his childhood sweetheart marry the wrong guy. Wi

Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Nicola Marsh
Sep 09, 2011 Nicola Marsh rated it really liked it
Curling up with a Marion Lennox book is like curling up with a cup of hot cocoa: warm, comforting and oh so sweet.

She has a way of creating realistic, flawed characters and bringing them together with seamless ease.

And this book has a hint of mystery as well as a cute kleptomaniac dog!

A satisfying read.
Dec 25, 2013 Julie rated it did not like it
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Nov 12, 2011 Sandra rated it liked it
This was a cute, classic romance. Definitely a classic kind of romance. Abigail, aka Abby, is engaged to Philip and the wedding is imminent. Then one day on the way to court she gets stuck behind a car accident where a bunch of dogs on the way to be euthanized have escaped. Her ex, Raff, a cop, hands Abby a dog and tells her to take him to the vet, but Abby can't force herself to put Kleppy down, so she keeps him as her own. Soon her feelings for Raff are coming back and she's questioning her up ...more
The second book by Marion Lennox for the Harlequin Romance line I’ve read this month. The books in this line can make for good summer reads because you can finish them in 2-3 hours (or less), but your level of enjoyment will depend on who’s writing them. I’d definitely pick up more of Ms. Lennox’s when I’m in the mood for this type of read.

Set in Australia, the tale revolves around four childhood friends, a fiance who grew up with them, and a dog. (This book is not for people who don’t like dog
I loved the aspects of this story where we saw the characters grow and change and open their eyes and hearts to different events. I was not as enthralled with the writing style. It seemed kinda stilted and choppy, which I am guessing was a stylistic choice as other books by Ms. Lennox have not been like that.
Mar 10, 2012 Ms_prue rated it really liked it
I was initially very skeptical about the dog. But I read a review on Dear Author of one of the Banksia Bay series, it might have been this one, and they gave it a solid rating, so I gave it a go despite passing over it on the library shelves a couple of times before. So glad I did! I liked it a lot. Despite being able to guess ahead at how things were going to end up, I didn't know how exactly they were going to end up there. The characters were sweet and adorable, and they made me cry not just ...more
Dec 21, 2011 Lydia rated it it was ok
I'm not a huge fan of contemporary romance. Or of dogs, actually. This story was entertaining, overall, but nothing incredible. The plot was predictable, the villian too easily discovered, and the insta-romance for secondary characters too easy of a "fix" for what could have been really a well-explored challenge. With all of that said, I did like the hero and heroine. I liked their chemistry and their interactions with secondary characters. The dog plot was a little over the top, but I can see t ...more
I kept putting this book down and found other things to do instead of picking it up again. Read about half and while there wasn't anything terribly wrong with it, I obviously didn't find it compelling enough to finish reading.
Lenore Kosinski
Feb 09, 2012 Lenore Kosinski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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SO GOOD! Kleppy alone made the whole book...and everything surrounding Kleppy. Loved Abby and Raff. Loved Sarah. Loved the witty fun dialogue. Loved the intrigue and bit of mystery. Yup, all around a good time....
Rebecca Dean
Jul 16, 2012 Rebecca Dean rated it it was ok
I like American writers, I didn't get some of the humor and the names were not comfortable for me. Sorry - I'll make a better choice next time.
ms bookjunkie
Wonderful, heartwarming read. *happy sigh* Emotionally satisfying. With a kleptomaniac dog. Sweet.
Jun 11, 2012 KarenF rated it liked it
Awwwww...sweet romance and an adorable dog named Kleppy.
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Writing romance sounds fascinating. Huh?

I'm a writer. I'm boring. Day after day I sit behind a word processor making up people in my head. Why do I do it? I love it. My husband, Dave, gets up in the morning, puts on a suit and heads out into the ice and cold of Ballarat's winter. (Sadly I live in one of the tiny parts of Australia that qualifies as cold.) I make myself another cup of coffee, head
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