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Making a Splash (Murphy Brothers #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Jack Murphy's Law: When things go wrong, get it on…

Alicia LeBlanc is ready for a new life. Tonight, she'll be on a catamaran and on her way to running a B and B in Maine. But when the catamaran reaches open sea, she thinks she must be dreaming—because Jack Murphy has just slipped into her bed, and is picking up where he left off five years ago…

It was an honest mistake, rea
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Oct 09, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating -- 3.75 stars

I enjoyed this book but I didn't feel compelled to pick it up to read a few pages anytime I had the chance. Even though they'd dated before, there didn't seem to be a lot of depth to their relationship. I wanted to learn at least a little about how their first relationship had developed and how they'd pined for each other over the past four years. I understood the characters' motivations, but I didn't buy into them.

Also, I understand the author is laying the groundwor
Fictional Bookshelf
Aug 05, 2011 Fictional Bookshelf rated it it was amazing
We didn’t have the usual first meet jitters, or the pages of who are you, what do you do, what do you believe in. With this book, the characters already know all of that about each other, which is refreshing because the story jumps right into the action of rediscovering what Alicia and Jack (main characters) could have again.

I love Alicia because she was a strong and determined woman who wanted to make it on her own. Her struggles to get where she got was honorable.

Then there’s Jack whom I thin
Julie Barrett
Aug 31, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
Making a Splash by Joanne Rock
In this Murphy family series, Jack is back from his Navy military service and he has been thrown together with the woman he left 5 years ago, just walked out on her and joined up.
She has had some dates with others but nothing that lasted. She wants a B&B in Bar Harbor, Maine-to get away from all the family. They've been nice to her over the years including her in
with other family activities. She also plans to survive by running her water sports business. She had
Jan 26, 2014 Mem rated it it was amazing
Jack left Alicia because he thought she was to young for him and needed space to grow-up. So he went into the navy without saying anything to her. Now, four years later, he's out and back home. A dare with his brother, Keith, has put him on a boat--Keith's boat-- headed for Maine. Jack doesn't know that Keith has promised Alicia to help her with her plan to purchase property in Maine for a bed and breakfast business. Let the games begin...
Mar 21, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Loved it! I was a little confused by the Murphy family history (lots of backstory given for a first book), but once the romance started kicking into gear I was sold. This is a great reunited-lovers story with a lot of meat to it. The characters are sexy and work through their issues like adults - with some periods of reacquainting themselves with each other's good and bad qualities, of course ;). You better believe that I'll be reading more of Joanne's romance novels.

P.S. Her YA novel, CAMP BOY
Paula Robinson
Mar 16, 2012 Paula Robinson rated it it was amazing
I love The Murphy Clan. I must say this one was my favourite until I read One Man Rush. The scenes on the catamaran a very titillating, but jot overly done. The biggest thing is that it gets more explosive as the h and H get to know each other. The descriptions of the location where the h plans to place her B & B sounds really exciting. Rock's descriptions created a beautiful visual for me.
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Nov 06, 2011 Alexis *Reality Bites* rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-romance
This bk get's 2 stars from me it was imo an ok read. Jack tried to manipulate Alicia to win her back it was annoying at times. some of the s/l's were cheesy as well. I also thought his original reason for breaking up with het was stupid.
On to the nxt read!!!
Deanna Against Censorship
A quick read. I like the Murphy family. No surprises. I expected more on his reasons for leaving 4 yrs before. A fun beach or rainy day read.
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Miniseries: The Wrong Bed: Again and Again
Liz Mulherin
Nov 18, 2013 Liz Mulherin rated it it was amazing
Great Book~
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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for.

Joanne recently discovered a new creative joy in co-authoring, penning a Young Adult series as
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