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The Long Hot Summer (The Blackstones of Virgina #1)

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  590 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
After his wife walked out on him and his son, veternarian Ryan Blackstone swore never to love again. He'd tried to dislike beautiful Kelly Andrews-the teacher hired to run Blackstone Farms Day School-on general principle, but failed. And it wasn't long before the sultry widow had ignited a firestorm of emotion that was burning a sensuous trail...straight to his heart! Ryan ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Harlequin Books (first published February 1st 2004)
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Melissa Hongisto
Nov 03, 2016 Melissa Hongisto rated it really liked it
Sad backstory. Heartwarming love story.
Lisa Moulton
Sep 19, 2016 Lisa Moulton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Great read. Some grammatical errors but overall a nice love story. The trust issues, losses, and uncertainties made it hard for the couple to move on to their happily ever after but in the end love won!
Jan 07, 2016 Anika rated it liked it
If you're used to the faced paced novels of recent years, you may find this slow-moving and hard to get into. The dialogue between the characters were a bit antiquated and the story could have gone a bit deeper without sacrificing the novel's sweetness. For example, our heroine loses her first husband, but doesn't really struggle with risking losing her heart again. Also, the hero's son is abandoned by his biological mother but his issues never surface and he adapts too quickly for it to be an i ...more
May 12, 2011 Shonnie rated it it was ok
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I'm gonna say this book was just okay. If I purchase a electronic book or a book online (for home delivery), I try to read the reviews first. With this book, it had more 4 and 5 stars so one may consider this to be a good read. Well I got bad news, it was just okay. I think the reviewers must be the author's friends (JK)

I didn't feel the characters. It felt like a write by colors assignment (draw the lines game). Even though it was short, I felt like the author ran out of thing to say so sheadde
Nov 06, 2011 Janina rated it it was amazing
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I love this book. The romance was subtle and sweet. Ryan and his son are just so cute. Especially his 4 year old son. The things kids know! Kelly was a sweetheart but she didn't let anyone run over her, which i liked..A strong women. The romance was great. It had all the components that i want in a romance book. The dad was funny. With his ways. and i loved the glimpse of the brother. I can't wait to read his book. Jeremy the hot tempered quiet brother.
Jan 20, 2016 Ariana rated it it was amazing
Loved the book, probably won't read the others in the series though as they don't seem to interest me.
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Rochelle Alers was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, where she raised. She obtained degrees in Sociology and Psychology, before started to work. She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling. She has traveled to countries in North, Central and South America, and Europe. She is also in accomplished in knitting ...more
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