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The Next Mrs. Blackthorne (Bitter Creek #6)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  662 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
A lavish summer wedding is being planned at Bitter Creek ranch. In one month, Clay Blackthorne will wed socialite Jocelyn Montrose. But when she hears stirrings of a corporate takeover by the family's archrival, North Grayhawk, Jocelyn covertly heads to North's ranch to offer a valuable commodity -- herself -- if North will call off his plans. Striking a deal to spend the ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jaime Atkins
Mar 30, 2010 Jaime Atkins rated it it was amazing
I'm a little disapointed that I read this book. It is the first book I've read by Joan Johnston and, therefore, the first of this series that I've read. I wish I had started from the beginning because I loved it. The drama and intrigue was like watching an episode of "Dallas" (does anyone remember that show?), but it was so much fun. I will probably be forced to return to the beginning and get to know these powerful rivals much better which I'm sure will be oh so painful. I usally go to the libr ...more
Aug 17, 2009 Tara rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who likes romance and Texas
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
This book was like watching a soap opera. It was highly entertaining and focused on two rival families in Texas. Its main story was a trial of Bomber Brown, a trial which Kate's father is presiding. Kate is one of the main characters who spends the book trying to concoct a plan to get her star crossed parents together. This plan was easier once Joss, her father's fiance, was in the arms of her uncle.
the author did a nice job making sure that even though this book is part of the series, I was ab
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Dec 31, 2014 ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ rated it it was amazing
Overall Rating: 4.75
Action: 3.0 / Emotion: 4.75 / Romance: 5.0 / Sensuous: 2.5 / Suspense: 3.5 // Laughter: 2 / Giggle: 2 // Tears: 2 / Teary: 1

The Next Mrs. Blackthorne: 4.75:
Since Joan Johnston is a favorite author, it was no surprise to find this book to be an enjoyable, easy, entertaining read. The story contained plenty of romance, action, and suspense to keep one tied to most of the characters from beginning to end.

Hero One: 4.5:
North Grayhawk: Although North was portrayed as a man with ic
Oct 04, 2016 Orla rated it really liked it
This one had alot of subplots
Jul 09, 2010 Jodi rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Tonya Lucas
Mar 02, 2015 Tonya Lucas rated it it was amazing
The saga continues... And this one is not for the faint of heart. Clay's ready to marry and Kate's on the warpath to make sure it's her Mom & Dad, not Jocelyn & Clay who make it to the alter. But as in true Joan Johnston fashion, things go array and danger lurks close. Who will be saved? Who will fall in love? & Who will finally become the next Mrs. Blackthorne???
Sep 01, 2014 Winnernu rated it it was ok
I think I must be growing weary of this author or of this genre. I just didn't enjoy this one as much as I've enjoyed others by this author. I think I'll switch it up for a while then come back because I am interested in the stories of the other Grayhawks and Blackthornes.
Mar 21, 2013 Sandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-books
I usually like when authors bring back characters from their previous books but I wanted to hear more about North and Joss. I wish it was more about them because really I didn't care about Libby and Clay's story.
Feb 13, 2016 Kathi added it
I couldn't read this -- not really the author's fault, but it is book #6 of a series. I haven't read any of the preceding books. My head was spinning mid-way through the first chapter trying to keep characters and back stories straight -- even the names.
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Aug 26, 2012 Sandy rated it liked it
Got this book a library book sale. It is the 6th in a series. Wish I had started these books from the first one.
Brianon Sheffield
Sep 08, 2009 Brianon Sheffield rated it liked it
Shelves: trashy-novels
the real suspense part of the story didn't start until the last 50 pages, or so it felt to me. this is pretty much a blatant romance novel. ....but i still enjoyed reading it.
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Joan Johnston (born Little Rock, Arkansas) is a best-selling American author of over forty contemporary and historical romance novels.

Johnston was the third of seven children born to an Air Force sergeant and his music-teacher wife. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in 1970, then earning an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971. She received
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