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Jude's Law (Law #1)

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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  4,766 ratings  ·  129 reviews
When it comes to love, he plays to win.

There's only so much frustration a guy can handle before he gets a little nutty. For Jude Jamison, his frustration has a name—May Price. She's everything the former Hollywood bad boy actor came to Stillbrook, Ohio, hoping to find: open, honest, lovable, and full of those luscious curves you don't find on stick-figure starlets—curves M
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Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2006)
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SheReadsALot
Oh, how I loathed this book. Why? I've been asking myself this each time I turned my Kindle on to try and sludge through finishing this pathetic tale.

If you like stories with heroines that are "TSTL" (Too Stupid To Live) then you will find a winner in this story. May, the heroine is definitely this year's valedictorian of the Bella Swan "TSTL" Heroine Academy.

This is the third of recent BBW books I've read where the BBW heroine is written so poorly. Her character is just crap.

Here are my issues
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Viohlet
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Jul 03, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
Right from the beginning Jude, the male lead, was sexually aggressive in a way that might have been fine if May, the heroine, had pushed back, or flirted in turn, or maybe even if they had been in an equal position. They weren't--a point is made that Jude's patronage of May's gallery is all that's keeping her afloat--and he knows it. Given that May's nervous, "Oh, you're just joking" clueless-on-purpose response to his overtures struck me as a God, get away from me and Jude's persistence as sexu ...more
Sofia Grey
I first read this a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it – I like Lori Foster’s easy writing style and the way she draws her characters. Since there is a sequel available (Murphy’s Law) I wanted to re-read this again to get back ‘into’ the characters.

It was as good as I remembered. May is a plump and beautiful woman lacking in confidence, especially when SBC champion turned Hollywood heartthrob Jude keeps trying to date her. Surely he’s just messing around? Sure he keeps buying the art
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Trang Nguyen
This is the first book of the Law series. Jude is a ex- SBC fighter turned successful actor. He has moved to Stillbrook, Ohio to run away from his current problems and falls head over heals for May, a art gallery owner. Jude is attracted to May and cannot get her out of his head even though she doesn't fit the typical stereotype of who he would normally date. However, May is not making it easy on him to try on his advances. Eventually the two will hook up and boy when they hook up its HOT! There ...more
Robin Taylor
There's something about Lori Foster and her writing style. It's captivating. Whether you read a series straight through or out of order. The protagonists in this story May Price and Jude Jamison have a powerful visceral reaction to each other. May's art studio showings keep the pair in frequent contact, as Jude has built a huge mansion and is filling it with the artwork from May's studio.


Jude makes no secret that he wants May - sooner better than later. She's a full-figured voluptuous woman tha

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LaFleurBleue
I so hated this book that more than 3 years after reading I still remember many reasons why I found it so absolutely awful and unforgivable.
Let's start with the heroine: she's an ugly, fat, insecure. The author did such a convincing job about that that I kept wondering why she had chosen her as an heroine. At no moment in this time did I feel anything like empathy or positive about her.
Then there's the hero. He's a professional boxer, he has big muscles (and another big organ). Besides that ther
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Melissa Fletcher
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
May Price is a plus sized art dealer. Jude Jamison is an MMA fighter/financial wizard/Hollywood actor/acquitted public figure who is damned near perfect. And he does love him some full figured woman.

"Wow are you sexy."
"No I'm chubby."
"No. You are perfect and I'll change you to prove it."

Don't like this conversation? Don't read the book. You'll have to suffer through it about 50 times. I think I might have to go back and re-read Murphy's law as Ashley is still the best character in the book.
Kelly
After reading too many morose books in a row, I was ready for something fluffy. And sexy. While this book had the appearance of meeting that criteria, the characters were too annoying and the storyline was too blah to really do anything for me. I'd hope that contemporary romances would be less about mind games and more the characters going for what they want. But it was all mind games and manipulation.
Lady E
The law was successfully laid down!
Michelle
Eh ... Didn't even finish it. Too goofy and contrived. I usually like Lori Foster but this one was over the top. The hero was a little too perfect and the heroine a tad too ditzy.
Dawn
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read because it was so easy to get involved in. The hero, Jude, is a retired UFC-type fighter turned action movie actor. He has moved to a small town in Ohio to escape the publicity from a murder trial in which he was found innocent. But doubts linger in the public's minds. So the story revolves around solving the mystery of who really did it.

Jude is an avid art collector and is the biggest client of a local gallery owned by May. He is attracted to her
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Vampress Bathory
4.5 Stars!!!! Omg I just loove this book!!! I've just finished it and I sit here sipping my coffee, wondering why in the heck have I not read it earlier? I mean, this is not my first book from Lori ( It's my second, my first being Too much temptation') so I know her marvelous writing style and I have absolutely noo excuse.
So this story is a balanced mix of romance and action and you can't help but love it. All the characters are brilliant and very well developed, with distinct personalities, w
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Erinw
Jude is an ex-fighter/current actor who moves to a small town to escape from the press after he was accused of murdering a young actress. May owns the local art gallery where Jude buys art and lusts after May.

While I usually enjoy Lori Foster's writing, I just couldn't get into these characters. Jude's temper and bossiness were too over the top for my taste and I didn't understand what he saw in May. May spends the first half of the book resisting his advances and then jumps into bed with him wi
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Ria Lize

So begins the story of a woman, May, who has captured the interest of our rich Hollywood star, ex-SBC hero Jude.

Oh, I enjoyed this one, but I found it hard to fully believe the story and its characters.

May was supposed to be a strong and independent heroine I think, but I didn't really buy it. Half the time she was a pushover. When he makes hurtful accusation to her in the beginning to test her real feelings for him, she slugs him. That made me really happy. Until she apologizes..

A few times Jud
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Holly
Another great bit of fun from Lori Foster.
If you like Lori Foster's books, you will like this one.
Witty dialog, great characters, fun, light plot...
I read Lori Fosters books when I want a good story with lots of heart warming stuff, no darkness or angst...just laughter. And romance, of course.
She is a very dependable read.
I will always grab her books in a heartbeat.
Socalgal5
3.5 Stars. Jude's Law is about May and Jude. May is a plus size woman who runs a local art gallery. She is a care taker, especially for her family who all seems to be low life users. Jude, a former MMA fighter and a current action star, moves to this small town and becomes enamored with May. May is reluctant to allow anything to happen with Jude because she feels he is out of her league and why would he want her. There is a subplot of some nefarious types and blackmail. I enjoyed the characters ...more
Pattianne
JUDE'S LAW - LAW SERIES #1 - (Jude and May) - Jude (who is wealthy) finds May irrestible and they solve mysteries together.

When it comes to love, he plays to win.

There's only so much frustration a guy can handle before he gets a little nutty. For Jude Jamison, his frustration has a name—May Price. She's everything the former Hollywood bad boy actor came to Stillbrook, Ohio, hoping to find: open, honest, lovable, and full of those luscious curves you don't find on stick-figure starlets—curves May
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Bookworm
I enjoy reading this book. It is the second time I read this book in (may be) 5 years. This is a great book to read if you are looking for something light and straightforward.

The romance between Jude and May is like a linear graph. There is no major conflicts between the main characters.

May can come across as weak when dealing with her toxic family. However, Jude's strong character nicely complement hers. We can't choose our family members, but we love them anyway. I think it is nice that May d
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Erin
The book was good, but I really didn't like the main character. She was annoying in so many ways. Of course she was a nice enough person, but I kept wondering, "Why is this man with her?"
The story was good, though, and it led into Murphy's Law, which was VERY good!
Erica
I have now read two books by Lori Foster, and both of them feature a heroine who is on the plump side of fashionable. This could be sheer coincidence of course, but just like in Too Much Temptation the reader is constantly being reminded of this fact. Thus we have May Price, an art dealer in some small town somewhere. She wears badly fitting suits because, in her own head, she is too fat to wear anything that’ll show off her figure. The on the other hand we have Jude Jamison, a former ring-fight ...more
Gregg R Wexler
Gregg R Wexler plans on reading this book next week.
laurie stith-tenney
Cant wait for murphy law next.
KimKirt
This one started out kind of weird for me, I actually thought the first chapter was a movie they were watching or a book the heroine was reading and then thought the story would break as she flung the book against the wall saying that doesn't happen in real life. But, it was actually the story itself. Once I got past that, it chugged along pretty good. I do have to admit, even though I favor plump heroines, that there was a little overkill in this one constantly talking about her weight. Another ...more
jenjn79
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moi
This was my first Lori Foster book and I am disappointed!! :(

This book is on the theme Hollywood star meets a local girl! And tell you what, they could have developed the plot better. I think, Julie James' "The Sexiest Man Alive" was far far better read.

They had good plot and was written well too. Here, Jude was too horny for my taste! And the Elton the negative character was not fully described! I mean, his motive behind hurting Jude was vague.. Somehow, the whole thing was incomplete and raw..
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Neurotica Reviews
Like most trashy novel devourers, I almost exclusively buy and read books from my e-reader (I’m partial to the Kindle, myself). But, sometimes nothing beats words on paper and any time I’m at a used bookstore I’ll pick up whatever Lori Foster book I see. She’s written lots of them and they’re all (or, at least the 10 or so I’ve read) easy, hotttt, and self-esteem lifting. So, perfect in my book.

Jude’s Law is not my favorite, but, still, I got it at the used bookstore, read it on a plane, and esc
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Jessica Alcazar
I had a really hard time trying to rate this book. I really liked the story itself, but it lacked a sense of adulthood. It was as if an inexperienced writer had written it and it was their first novel. I actually had to Google Ms Foster to find out how long she had been publishing before this book was published and found it had been around 10 years with multiple awards. And then I looked back to all the other Foster books I have already read a loved and noticed that, for example, the Winston Bro ...more
Irina
I don't understand why everyone liked this book so much! It wasn't that great at all.. I didn't like May's character she had absolutely no depth the author just expected the readers to be taken away with a plus-size character and fall in love with her as abruptly as Jude did! Seriously.. why was Jude in love with her?? It was never explained in the book! He just saw her and fell in love with all her plus-size glory? Kind of hard to believe.. the plot moved by so fast I felt sort of left behind. ...more
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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