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The Pride of Jared MacKade (The MacKade Brothers #2)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  4,731 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Attorney Jared MacKade had his pick of women. His dealings with Savannah Morningstar were strictly business, but thoughts of the outrageous, direct and sinfully sexy woman kept him coming back for more. With Savannah's incendiary attitude, plus The Pride of Jared MacKade, something -- good or bad -- was bound to erupt.
Hardcover, Large Print, 302 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Thorndike Press (first published 1995)
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valee
What a way to be surprised! I just felt in love with this brothers way too hard, I can't seem to get enough! I haven't been this gleefully and emotional about a series in this genre for way too long. It's not that it is one of those reads that will take your breath away because it's too emotive to bare, it's just a short and realistic type of read. I adore the books in this series because they are fun, fast paced and the romance is AMAZING. I never liked Nora Roberts till I started this series, ...more
Ian
Savannah Morningstar;
1. had a teenage pregnancy
2. was kicked out of home and abandoned by the babies father.
3. is a single mother.
4. was poor.
5. worked as stripper.

Jared MacKade;
6. is a local boy from wealthy family.
7. has three rambunctious brothers
8. is divorced.
9. has a very large penis.
10. was betrayed by Lando Calrissian who turned him over to Boba Fett.

Of these 10 key plot points, one does not appear in this book. Can you spot which one?
Saly
I really enjoyed this mainly because of the heroine, she was tough as nails who made no apologies for what she had to do to give a good home for her son, she could take on the world, out cuss anyone and didn't allow anyone to intimated her. She respected herself even if she had no education and got pregnant at sixteen, she had led a tough life with a rodeo dad who kicked her out but she never wallowed instead brushed it off and moved on.

The hero had never met anyone like her, the eldest and lawy
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Mareli
Better than the first one. Maybe because we have an heroine with a strong story behind. He tries to understand her but he fails because he's a lawyer, everything should be black or white and with her he cannot figure out the good and the bad.

I love Mackade family, they are caring and strong and they are ready to protect each other. Besides there's a continuum with the first story and we cannot appreciate developments in MacKade family.

I'm already on 3rd book, which is about an abused woman and
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Estara
May 25, 2012 Estara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary small town romance
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Lauren
The Pride of Jared MacKade
3 Stars

It is a testament to Nora Roberts' writing that this story was enjoyable despite the fact that the heroine is utterly unlikable and unappealing.

Savannah Morningstar is quite simply a B*TCH and I never use that word lightly! Not only is she rude and obnoxious, but she is prejudiced and vindictive as well. The reasoning is that her actions are ostensibly a defense mechanism, but this is insufficient to explain her inexcusable behavior.

Jared MacKade is stubborn an
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Anne OK
Jared MacKade and Savannah Morningstar's book was absolutely unforgettable. After finishing Rafe's story, I didnt' think this series could get any better but I was wrong. "The Pride of Jared MacKade" took me from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. Reappearances by characters from the first book add so much more to this story, along with an adorable little boy you'll cheer and hope that his dreams come true. There are so many wonderful conversations in this book that tug at your hear ...more
Zwart Raafje
Dit tweede boek in deze De broers MacKade-serie speelt zich op dezelfde locatie af. We bevinden ons dus opnieuw in Antietam, maar volgen dit keer uiteraard wel andere hoofdpersonages. Toch is het een groot voordeel bij dit soort boeken dat je bekende gezichten opnieuw ziet verschijnen. Op die manier voel je je precies sneller thuis op deze plek.

Naast hun naam én knappe uiterlijk hebben de MacKade broers nog iets anders gemeenschappelijk. Men dacht immers dat er van geen van hen iets terecht zou
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Jacob Proffitt
True to the title, Jared has more than his fair share of pride. What I found off-putting, however, was all the anger. Quite the little rage-monkey, our Jared. Savannah was okay, but protests a bit too much about how she's respectable and all, despite her past. I mean, she is, but somebody doesn't really believe it (could be her, could be the author. This being Roberts, it's probably the character). This is more what I expect from a mid-90s Roberts so I'm willing to try the next despite being som ...more
Kris
4 STARS

"He was a man who stood for something, and never turned his back on a fight. So when Jared MacKade’s work as an attorney brought him up against Savannah Morningstar, her rude behavior and strong defenses weren’t going to stop him.

Savannah was the type of woman who defeated odds brutally stacked against her. And once he got to know her, Jared was determined to be the man to stand beside her in the fight." (From Amazon)

I liked Savannah and Jared and together they had great sparks. I enjoyed
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Pam
The Pride of Jared MacCade is by Nora Roberts. It is the second in the four book series.
After enduring hard childhood with his father, and yet a wonderful one with his mother and three brothers, Jared is ready to face the future. He always knew he did not want to run the ranch but is willing to help his brother out. He is a lawyer and when he meets people, he is known as “counselor” instead of “one of those wild MacKade boys”. He is patient and diligent in carrying out his duties as a lawyer.
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I'm reading this series all out of order. I read three, four, and now two. Eventually I'll work my way to one. Hopefully it wont be as disappointing as this book. After Devin and Shane's stories I was expecting more and less obnoxious. Savannah was rocking one giant inferiority complex and was just rude and nasty to people who were being nice to her for no reason other than her own issues. She annoyed the crap out of me at the beginning of the book. She had her moments throughout the book, espec ...more
Maria
This one was as good as the first. A good, solid contemporary romance. Not too deep and not to shallow either.

Jared MacKade has always been full of questions. He always thought everything through from both sides, so it wasnt that surprising that he became a lawyer. After a brief stunt at marrying, he now lives back at the MacKade farm after the divorce. When he gets a call from a lawyer friend that wants him to contact a client, Jared never thought that he would meet the woman of his life.

Savan
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Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
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MountainKat
*4++ Stars*

I read this series many years ago and loved it! When it became available as ebooks, I had to buy them again. I haven't made my way through all of them, but the first two have not disappointed me as rereads. (And I remember the other two being even better!) It surprises me that they don't feel dated too!

I am a fan of Nora Roberts, she has a way of writing that works for me. Her writing makes it so I feel what the characters feel and become immersed in their world. So I got the insecuri
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Gail
This is a pretty early Nora. The MacKade brothers live on/near what was once a Civil War battleground, so that history--stories about what happened back then, and maybe even ghosts--play a part in the stories. The hero is a divorced lawyer who's come home to build his practice there. Heroine is a single mom who's finally found a place to call home and raise her son. She's prickly and determined not to depend on anyone. He's got issues with pride (duh), though he does seem to work through them pr ...more
Carla Cabrera
I've really been enjoying this series by Nora Roberts. I love the POV she uses so u know what everyone is thinking. I have been able to connect with the people in this series. the chemistry between Jared and Savannah is well developed. I like how she was very blunt with her wants and that he was the one to pull back initially since he wanted more than just a hook up. The relationship between Jared and Bryan was touching. I am looking forward to reading the next book in series with Devin and Cass ...more
Rachael
Oh those Mac Kade Brothers make you love them! Rafe Mac Kade is a lawyer with a past. He and his brothers were Hell on Wheels as children/young adults. Rafe shaped up after his Mother's death and went to law school. Now he's "Lawyer MacKade," has a past which includes an ex wife, and he's noticed the newest member of Antietam; Ms. Morningstar. Now her is a woman with secrets and Rafe is determined to find all the facts out. Does he ruin his chance at love by being too involved with finding out a ...more
♥ Nell ♥
Loved Savannah! Jared came across as a bit of a snob.
Deborah Camp
A super romance with a fascinating couple. He's a lawyer and she's an artist. He's divorced from an educated ice queen and she has never been married but has a son from a "roll in the hay" when she was 16. They are immediately attracted to each other and sparks fly. But Jared is used to over-thinking things and she thinks he's too good for her (too educated, expects too much). Nobody does it better than Nora Roberts when it comes to snappy dialogue, fully realized characters, and beautifully wri ...more
Cathy Ryan
4.5 stars

After dipping unsuccessfully into the matrimonial pool, Jared Mackade is sure he won’t try that again. The he meets Savannah Morningstar. She isn’t the typical female protagonist found in Nora Roberts’ books but she is a very interesting character. Part Native American, she lived on the rodeo circuit with her father until he threw her out for getting pregnant at sixteen. It’s apparent the last ten years haven’t been easy ones for her and Bryan, her son. Now she’s decided it’s time to pu
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Rachel Marie
The Pride of Jared MacKade Review I do enjoy reading about each of the MacKade brothers. Rafe and Regan's story was the first book. In this one we read Jared's and Savannah's story. I, personally, found it easier to delve into Rafe and his girl. The characters seemed more intriguing and the storyline wasn't as cheesy.

Jared MacKade, lawyer and brother to Rafe is divorced. He soon meets Savannah Morningstar and her young son, Bryan. He's trying to figure her out and learns that she has a difficult
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ShoSho
It would have been a 4 or even a 5 star without the ghost stuff
ms bookjunkie
I love most of this book. Savannah is awesome! But Jared has moments of epic WTF assholery and issues about Savannah's past, and there is not nearly enough grovel—barely any, if fact—to make up for it so I subtract a star from the final grade. (I should probably subtract more but I still enjoy reading most of it.)
Wendy
Still enjoying the MacKade brothers' stories. My favourite part about this book is the lovely portrayal of the growing affection between Jared and the 10-year-old son of his romantic interest, Savannah. Bryan is never just a plot moppet; he feels like a real kid (says the woman who has no kids). His dialogue feels real, peppered as it is with 'like' and 'and stuff'. There's a wonderful conversation between Bryan and his best friend Connor that made me laugh out loud and brought a tear to my eye. ...more
Sarah
The story flowed well enough but not a lot happened. No real danger or surprises in the story. I did like the main female character as she was strong and took no messing ( so unlike some of the female leads I have recently read. This is the second book in a four book series and you defiantly need to have read the first book otherwise a lot of what happens in this second book will be a complete mystery to you. I will read the next book mainly because its a pleasant light read which doesn't tax my ...more
Sonia
Worthwhile read.

Worthwhile read.

This book is the second book in the series and I enjoyed Jared's story. I felt a bit cheated at the end...short changed on the HEA. Overall, the story was enjoyable, the female character was authentic and enlightened.....I am woman hear me roar, lol. I still think that the author needs to be more real when describing sexual situations...to me, she is much too cerebral. The description was good; however, just not erotic enough for me.
Tessie
Adorable story. I am not sure how I feel about Jared and Savannah still. Their characters bothered me with the sheer amount of stubborn pride the both of them had. But that provided for some hilarious fights (aka Savannah's emptying of her house of his things was sheer perfection.) and for some seriously hot encounters.

Brian, her son, is definitely adorable and the best character in this book. I liked Jared's interaction with him. Brian's observation of the relationship between his mom and Jared
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Ale
''—Toma mi nombre, Savannah. Tómame a mí.
—Savannah MacKade. Creo que me sienta perfectamente.''


si me ponen a elegir entre Rafe o Jared... no se los responderé, eso no sería legal. Aunque tampoco sería justo decidirme entre alguno de ellos cuando no he conocido personalmente a Devin o Shane.

en este libro si que me frustró, pero no del modo mal si no que me frustró porque aunque Jared quería respuestas y Savannah era difícil que se las diera, a veces era tedioso que luego de un momento lindo el
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her
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The MacKade Brothers (4 books)
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