The envelope delivered to Shelby Cole's Seattle home contains no return address, just a photograph of a little girl. Shelby knows at once that this is the daughter she was told died at birth. And in that moment, Shelby knows something else: she needs to go back to Bad Luck, Texas.
The More You Tell
She's not the only one coming home. A long-ago killing is i ...more
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I did not really connect to any of the characters. I thought Shelby, the lead character was ridiculously weak in many areas and I did n ...more
1: for a book written/published in 2012, I can't figure out why the kids are in the front of the pick up truck with no car seats....
2: apparently condoms don't exist or weren't invented yet?
3: why a sheriff would leave his six and four-year-old kids by themselves in a truck while he went into a store to shop...not to mention it was 100+ degrees outside and no A/C
4: chewing tobacco-YUCK! And again, the sheri ...more
Secret babies, hidden ‘deaths’, clandestine adoptions, and a lost love from the past. Sounds like it kicks ass, right?
Well….it kicked my shin a little, but didn’t get so high up as my ass. And I’m short.
Excellent premise, muddy execution. Too many characters. Too many s ...more
Did you roll your eyes just reading that short paragraph? Imagine how sore mine were after 400+ pages if that drivel. I would have stopped reading...I WANTED to stop reading...but I was trapped in bed with the flu.
When I picked it up at the drugstore along with my prescription, the premise sounded ok: Mysterious envelope arrives ...more
It was just so frustrating and there were some inconsistences as well.
First, missing action. One moment, they’re sitting down and then the next moment, they’re reaching for the door.
Second, there was a loud click on the p ...more
Shelby was 17 when she got pregnant and the father was the man she loved, Neveda, or the man who raped her, Ross. Soon after Ramon Estevan is murdered and Ross is convicted of the crime. Shelby has a baby girl who dies at birth, or did she. Shelby leaves town, vowing never to return.
10 years later the old drunk who claimed he saw Ross in Estevan's Mar ...more
At the beginning, the opening sequence was brilliant. I was intrigued by what had happened between Ross and Shelby but wasn't given too much info and while reading it I was wondering if perhaps Ross was indeed innocent. From that point on the book was re ...more
Finished it....not my f ...more
There were a few things that bothered me in this book.
1. Why was Shelby so dead set against Nevada? SHE was the one who ran. For much of the book she talks about trust issues with him and it being a mistake to fall for him. Why? When she flashed backed to the past it was evident that Nevada was a great guy. I was expecting more to the story and felt disappointed. It was almost like it was an avenue Jacks ...more
It wasn't hard to figure out Shelby Cole. You learn right away some of her past early on, but 'poor-little-right-girl' she isn't. With a strong spine and a mind of her own, she was going to find her daughter, no matter the danger or who stood in her way.
Nevada Smith... Jackson write him as irresistible, and I couldn't have resisted him any more than Shelby could. Instinct had me believing he was awesome - just the feeling I got when reading his reac ...more
Or maybe this is just a bodice ripper.
This book is a little predictable, but moves fast and holds your interest. Well described, strong characters. Even though you know the ending of the love interests, there is a surprise twist to solve the mystery.
Ten years ago Shelby Cole the Judge's daughter fell in love with an older guy Nevada Smith and snuck out of the house to seduce him. The seduction worked and they made passionate love but on her way home she was raped by Ross McCallum. Shelby refused to talk to Nevada and he had no idea what was wrong. When she found out she was pregnant she never told him and the Judge told her the baby was born dead.
Ten years late someone sends her a picture of her daughter very much alive and ...more
I found the story didn't flow well and that there was too much filler. There were some interesting elements introduced in the first few chapters, and those were wrapped up quickly and simply in the last few chapters, but the middle half of the book was entirely filler and I really didn't need to read an ...more
The "scary" character is not necessary to the story, the romance is so trite - rich girl, poor guy, neither feeling like they want to become involved for all the worst reasons but "love" gets them. The mean, controlling fathe ...more
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
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