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Bad Medicine (The Edge of Texas #1)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  131 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
BAD MEDICINE: 94k word mystery/suspense/romantic thriller Unable to escape her past, Chloe Palmer returns to the Texas coast for her murdered father’s funeral and to face Rafael Solis, the man she left behind. Rafael never gave up hoping for Chloe’s return. She inherits her father’s shrimp boat and irascible crew, enabling her to make a living. Rafael’s passion breaks down ...more
Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published March 4th 2012 (first published March 3rd 2012)
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Lady Raven RAVE!
Mar 20, 2012 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense-romance for readers


Chloe is home for the funeral of her father who was murdered. While home she reconnects with Rafael, who she left seven years ago and was the town’s rich boy and now the town’s sheriff. Once she decides to work for the inherited shrimp boat everything starts to unfold.


This was an interesting read for me. To the reader, you would have to be a fan with the added ingredients of mystery, suspense and love to be a fan of this story.
Mar 21, 2012 Francy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Is it bad to add a book to my TR list based on the cover alone???
Mimi Barbour
Mar 08, 2012 Mimi Barbour rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story right from the beginning. Chloe caught my attention and had me cheering her on. She returns to a town where she's considered a thief - faces distain with a chip-on-her-shoulder and a lot of attitude - all to go to her murdered father's funeral. Her 3 year old daughter, Lacy, and her mother are the only people she cares about - oh yeah - and that sexy Rafael who she'd left behind seven years earlier with love for her burning in his gut and a bullet in his shoulder.

A secondary
Christi Snow
Mar 18, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
The author sent me this book while I was on vacation with my family. At the time, I was reading another book (and spending quality time with my family), but opened up the e-book just to check it out. From that moment on, every few minutes I got free, I spent with my nose in my Kindle because this book was irresistible. Once I started it, I could not put it down.

Normally in romance, there is a conflict keeping the hero and heroine from being with each other. That wasn't the case in this
Lynn Thompson
May 11, 2012 Lynn Thompson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Read!Suspenseful, thrilling, and romantic!

When Chloe comes back to her hometown for her murdered dads funeral she runs into her ex, now Sheriff Rafael. Rafael is still holding a torch for her. He is surprised to find out she has a child, but no husband. Rafael wants her back. Chloe's plan is to bury her father and leave town, until she finds out that her father left her his shrimping boat. She makes the decision to stay and try shrimping for a living, besides that would give her the opport
Mar 12, 2014 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a soft spot for JD Faver's heroes and heroines. They're complex and multi-faceted with rich back stories that keep a reader eager to see how everything will turn out in the end. Chloe and Rafael are no exception. She's a shrimper's daughter; he's the childhood boyfriend who didn't stand up for Chloe when she needed him most. After the brutal murder of her father, Chloe returns to their small Texas island town, intent on staying only long enough for the funeral. But Rafael, now the town sh ...more
Aug 16, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After seven years, Chloe returns to the Texas coast for her murdered father's funeral, to the town that has little use for her and her soiled reputation. Rafael, her old love is now the town's sheriff, and still in love with her.

Wanting to leave the town as soon as possible, Chloe is delayed by the inheritance of her father's shrimp boat. She feels responsible for her mother's welfare, and remains to make a living for herself, her daughter and her mother.

Determined to find her father's killer, C
S. E Nelson
Apr 06, 2012 S. E Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story will make you believe in second chances. I found the characters very interesting. The storyline of the bad guy's heritage was very impressive, and fascinating. Well done. The leading man Rafael is what every heterosexual girl dreams of, and the leading lady Chloe is feisty and not your average primadona. The couple is very complementary and their storyline is believable. I found this book too interesting to put down, and the pace was just right. Highly recommended.
Jun 07, 2012 WiLoveBooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
When Chloe comes back to town for her father's funeral, she and Rafael pick up where they left off. At first, I wasn't sure what to think of Chloe, but started to understand her more as her story came out. Rafael is such a sweet guy. He still loves her, even though she left him years ago. He is also investigating her father's murder. This is a sweet second-chance romance blended with murder and suspense. A fantastic combination.
Jul 23, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story about Chloe and Raphael and how they find each other again after his family lied to keep them apart. I thought the pursuit of Rahpael for Chloe was a little bit too fast but I enjoyed the story line with Manny and the drug runners. It got a little long winded towards the end which made the story drag a bit but I enjoyed the whole book
Jan Raymond
Apr 29, 2015 Jan Raymond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a gripping story. There is an element of mystery from the start and you don't know where the story is going and what you will find as you read. I found myself empathizing with Chloe from the word go. How tough it is to face your past and the demons it contains is well fleshed out. Trying to solve a murder, start a business over, cope with a kid and the people she left behind, J.D. Faver paints it all brilliantly.

I loved the array of emotions between Rafael and Chloe. Over but not over. I
Jeanette Hornby
3 and a half Stars. An interesting story filled with intrigue. I particularly liked the Mexican folk-lore references and would have liked to learn more. I enjoyed the story and liked the main male character, again, would have liked further development. Overall, an entertaining read.
Mar 27, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun, quick read for when I was sick.

Kept my attention and the chapters and sections were short enough for me to read when I was awake or only had a short amount of time to read.
Aug 27, 2012 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a pleasant surprise! I didn't think I would like it but I really did...A mix of romance and danger...can't go wrong with that...and I love it when the guy gets the girl!
Cynthia Cirrincione
This was an excellent book. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. I loved how strong willed Chloe was. Very likeable characters.
Tara Manderino
Jul 16, 2014 Tara Manderino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! Realistic characters tumbling from one event to another in an effort to catch 'the bad guys.' Loved it.
Dec 14, 2012 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of meat to it...a good backstory, and told from several angles.
Yolanda Renee
Oct 25, 2012 Yolanda Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read! Great story, lovely romance, thoroughly enjoyed!
Apr 29, 2012 Aurora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Chloe needs to return to the town that she was raised in for her murdered father’s funeral. She is now a single mom with a little girl marching into a town that considered her trash for being a lowly shrimpers daughter. Her childhood love is now the sheriff and his love never wavered. Rafael wants to prove to Chloe that he can protect her now and show her how much he has missed her over the years. But not only does Chloe have to face old enemies, she makes new on
May 17, 2012 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well balanced and put forth story - filled with mystery , intrigue , suspense and romance. Characters that will draw you into the pages, and a storyline that will keep you interest piqued to the end.

I really enjoyed the characters that J D Fayer has put forth, a compelling storyline, well paced, with that added bit of intrigue and a few twists and turns thrown in throughout.

Raffee was hot - The chemistry between the two main characters was smokin - and J D has certainly even added in a litte
May 12, 2014 Tanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A DNF for me, just too dull and I couldn't get into it. Your experience may differ from mine, but I just could not connect to the story or the characters.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
OK plot, shallow characters, poor writing skills.
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