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Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  4,463 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews
Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?
When her sisters en
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by HQN
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Jul 02, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary romance
It's hard not to gush, but I just loved this fantastic book, and the whole series so far. I never realized before what a terrific story-teller Susan Mallery is, even though I've read quite a few of her books. This one was my favorite of the still running series (Lone Star Sisters), and I'm wondering if she'll be able to top it. Her characters are so expertly drawn, you feel like you've known them all your life. The pace was fast, fast, fast...I had a hard time finding a place to stop when I need ...more
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Jan 31, 2014 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing

Kitap Adı : Hüznün Gölgesinde Aşk
Yazar : Susan Mallery
Orjinal Adı:Straight from the Hip
Goodreads Puanı : 5/4,05
Puanım :5/5

Bayıldım müthiş bir kitap müthiş bir seri. Bu seriyi okumadan önce Susan Mallery'yi okumayı pek de sevmezdim...Fakat bu Titan kız kardeşleri ile yazara bayıldım...Yazarın kurgusu kaleminin gücü bambaşka... Lone Star Sisters serisinin 3. kitabı idi. Kız kardeşlerden üçüncü ve en haşarı olan İzzy'nin hikayesi idi.
Çok daha duygusallık ve acı vardı bu sefer. Özellikle erkek kahra
Lady Allison
Nov 05, 2010 Lady Allison rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lady Allison by: Leah
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Jan 01, 2016 Mareli rated it really liked it
OK, 3,5 stars but who's counting? ;)

I had some issues with Izzy because she had sex with a man dating her sister (in order to show her sister how horrible that man was, but showing what a horrible sister she was).

Now she's blind because of an explosion where she worked and she didn't want to accept the operation that could resolve the problem but could make her totally blind forever.

All the environment is good and Izzy starts bad but in the end she gains points. Her father is a horrible person a
Jan 07, 2015 Meghan rated it did not like it
I am usually a huge fan of Susan Mallery, but this novel was a disappointment; I really did not enjoy myself reading it. (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 28, 2012 willaful rated it liked it
3.5 stars. An explosion cost Izzy Titan most of her eyesight and almost all of her interest in life. When she refuses to even consider the surgery that would almost certainly restore her sight, her desperate sisters hire Nick Hollister to drag her off to his ranch. Through tough love from Nick and his staff, Izzy begins to deal with her situation, face her fears about the surgery, and fall in love. But she has no idea that Nick’s hire was no accident -- his oldest, closest friend is Garth, the m ...more
Nov 19, 2009 jenjn79 rated it liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 3.5 / 5

I definitely liked this one better than the 2nd book in the series, but I also thought it could have been a lot stronger. There was an area or two where I thought the story was a little weak. Aside from that, fairly decent book. It was about on the same level as the first book, for me.

Series Note: this is the second book in Susan Mallery's Lone Star Sisters series. These books should be read in order because they are heavily intertwined.

Izzy Titan is the wild and reckless
Jun 09, 2012 KarenF rated it really liked it
This one was my favorite of the series so far. I was surprised by that as I didn't really love Izzy in either of the first two books. I was a bit worried because she does start out whiny and full of self pity but it hadn't been that long since the explosion and I've certainly wallowed in self pity for a lot less than being blinded so I cut her a break. I think that Aaron as the FGF (fabulous gay friend) helped bring out a lot of the positives about Izzy, like her humor and caring side. That even ...more
Jul 06, 2009 Rae rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Probably my favorite of the series so far, which is surprising because I haven't loved Izzy in the previous books and didn't much care for the preview we got in the last book. Nick's story is probably a bit over the top but Mallery focused on just the parts that explained how he was relating to Izzy and everyone else so that helped. Plus, I get the sense that part of the story was more about setting the stage for the next book than it was giving Nick an outrageous backstory. Either way the book ...more
Apr 01, 2011 BJ rated it liked it
"Straight From the Hip" is the third book in the Lone Star Sisters series by Susan Mallery. This is Izzy's story. Although I really liked this book, I didn't like it as much as the first two, so I rated it a little lower. It follows the story of the Titan Sisters and the half brother who is trying to destroy them. This is the story of Izzy's rehabilitation from the explosion she went through in book #2. Her hero, Nick, like all Susan Mallery's heroes is sexy, strong, yet flawed and vulnerable. A ...more
May 09, 2016 Emma rated it did not like it
I was drawn to the plot summary which had creative potential. Unfortunately, this book was a total disappointment. I'm half-convinced it was written by a 5th grader who had to quickly finish up her writing project the night before it was due. The dialogue was unimaginative and awkward, with an unrealistic plot to match.

1. Case in point: we are to believe an adult can be abducted without repercussions. Tricking a blind person into signing a waiver, holding her captive, and forcing her into labor
Linda Walters
Sep 22, 2015 Linda Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first non-Fool's Gold story by Susan Mallery that I have read. Loved it! Loved Izzy even when she's wrong, she's got 'tude plus. She was going to need it. In some ways she was spunk to the bone.
Some of the other people in the story were enjoyable too. The one that I got to see the most was Nick's assistant Aaron. The flashy, goodhearted but also at times tough gay man of the story. He helped hold things together at the Ranch. Garth the half brother had quite the game of vengeance go
Apr 17, 2014 Lynda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Isadora (Izzy) Titan suffered 70% blindness from an oil rig explosion leaving her feeling sorry for herself. Being blind changed her from the once fiery, quick-tempered, independent woman to a docile, dependent woman. Her sisters, Skye and Lexi turned to Nick Hollister and his survival training retreat to prepare Izzy for her new way of life if she continued to refuse to have the surgery that would return 90% of her vision. Izzy was fearful of the 10% chance of total blindness, no amount of pers ...more
Jul 24, 2014 Sedaca rated it really liked it
Titan Kızları'nın 3. kitabı keyifle bitti. 3 kız kardeşin hikayesi içinde en keyiflisi ve bence anlamlısı bu kitaptı. İzzy petrol kuyusunda gerçekleşen bir patlamadan dolayı görme yetisinin %70'ini kaybetmiş durumda ve delidolu kız iken şimdi odaya kapanmış durumdadır. Olaydan bir ay sonra ablalarının girişimleriyle özel bir rehabilitasyon çiftliği olan Nick gelir İzzy'i omzuna atar ve çiftliğine götürür. Olaylar böyle başlıyor.. İzzy'nin mücadelesi ve Nick'in onun için çabalaması gerçekçiydi. N ...more
Connie N.
May 23, 2014 Connie N. rated it it was amazing
This has been a great series so far. I was anxious to get to this installment because I've been attracted to Izzy Titan since the beginning of the series, and I was not disappointed. We pick up the story after her accident when she is brought to a ranch to heal and to relearn how to live. There (of course) she becomes attracted to Nick, the ranch owner, who has lots of secrets and issues of his own. There's a surprise twist connecting a prominent person in previous books to Nick, allowing us to ...more
Jul 05, 2014 Melis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sevgi acı demekti.
Nov 28, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

I saw Straight From the Hip on a list of best reads or something and realized I never branched out from the authors Fool's Gold series. It sounded interesting, and book 3 in the series, but I figured it would be fine to read out of order. It was, but now I will have to go back and read the rest since I enjoyed this one so much. There is a bit of a continuous storyline, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything reading this book before the f
Apr 11, 2011 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Fabulous! And I absolutely loved Aaron. Mallery really did a great job with an intense storyline and extremely likable characters. I'm really looking forward to seeing how she redeems Grant.
Jul 15, 2014 Miz rated it liked it
Very much a strong 3.75 - close to 4 stars. Easy to read and a story that hung together well. Was good (and would be a good beach read) :)
Merve Şen
Feb 27, 2014 Merve Şen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yazar o kadar güzel anlatmış ki Izzy ile beraber sanki bende onun düştüğü duruma tanık oldum. O çaresizlik hissi, karanlıkta kalma düşüncesi... Nick' in ilk başlardaki tavırlarına biraz sinirlensem de bunu Izzy' nin iyilği için yaptığını düşününce tahammül edebildim. Neden bilmiyorum ama ben aralarından en çok Izzy'i sevdim. Gözüpek, cesur, atılgan Izzy. Ve kitap da Garth' ın hikayesinden de bahsedilmesi hoşuma gitti. En kısa zamanda çıkar umarım serinin son kitabı, Garth 'ın hikayesi. Ben kitab ...more
Dec 25, 2013 ies rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Seruuu... daebak deh, dr ke 3 bersaudari ini gw paling suka Izzy...

Izzy, dramaqueen, penjual ikan, self center atau itu yg die perlihatkan ke semua orang, bahkan ke kakak2nya pas buku 1/2 juga "it's about her self". Tapi itu adalah satu2nya cara Izzy untuk narik perhatian keluarganya, dicuekin sedari lahir, anak perempuan "lagi" yg tdk dibutuhkan bapaknya, bahkan die yakin emaknya jg ga menyadari keberadaannya. Emaknya tll fokus membuat ayahnya mencintainya dan satu2nya putri emaknya adalah Skye
Kim Beck
May 08, 2014 Kim Beck rated it it was amazing
The storylines are finally coming to a end. The conclusion from all the Garth drama is coming to a crest. This is the third book in the Lone Star Sisters series by Susan Mallery. This was Izzys story and a continuance from the previous two. Izzys story follows along with her accident in the last book. She has to find strength she didn't know she had, we get introduced to beautiful new characters, while catching up with old ones. It's a truly inspiring story. One of the best. Can't wait for the c ...more
May 18, 2016 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Straight From the Hip is the third book (out of four) in the Lone Star Sisters Series. To receive the full effect, they should be read in order although if you read one, or perhaps out of order, you won't be disappointed. Susan Mallery has a wonderful gift of bringing her readers along for the ride of a well-written story. I am a huge fan of Susan Mallery, especially her Fool's Gold Series, and she doesn't disappoint with this, the Lone Star Sisters Series. I highly recommend the series, each an ...more
Sep 13, 2015 Sabine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Izzie Titan ist die jüngste der drei Titan-Schwestern und ein echter Adrenalinjunkie - immer musste es höher, schneller und weiter sein, je gefährlicher umso besser. Ebenso wie ihre Schwestern, hat auch sie immer erfolglos versucht die Liebe ihres Vaters zu erringen. Es war nie genug und nach all den Ereignissen zuletzt, erwartet auch sie nichts mehr von Jed Titan.

Bei einer Explosion auf der Bohrinsel auf der sie als Unterwasserschweißerin gearbeitet hat, wurde Izzie schwer verletzt. Ihre Wunden
Jun 13, 2013 Angie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-romance
Synopsis: "Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?
When her sisters enroll her in a survivor training camp, Izzy is not happy. Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won't be lef
Melanie S.
Nov 08, 2012 Melanie S. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
Zwar ist das hier der 3. Teil der Reihe und ich kenne dir vorherigen Bände nicht, aber das nimmt einem nicht das Lesevergnügen. Die Grundidee selbst hat mir auch recht gut gefallen - Izzy versinkt in Selbstmitleid und ihre Schwestern beschließen sie daraus zu holen und lassen sie mal eben zu ihrem Wohl entführen. Izzys Verzweiflung und die Angst vor der Zukunft wurde nachvollziehbar dargestellt und ein paar Mal wurden mir ihre Schwestern wirklich unsympathisch, weil sie sie so gedrängt haben und ...more
3 3/4 stars

After finishing the second book in the series, Lip Service, I decided to move right on to the third of the Titan sisters books, Straight from the Hip. Straight from the Hip picks up right where Lip Service ended with Izzy. She had been in an explosion on an oil rig and was left blind.

Lexi and Skye are concerned about Izzy not "living" her life, so they arrange for her to go to a ranch with Nick Hollister who owns and runs a ranch for corporate retreats and troubled kids (both are not
Kathleen Burket
Jan 06, 2010 Kathleen Burket rated it it was amazing
Susan Mallery has another rock solid success with Straight from the Hip (SFTH), the third book in the Lone Star Sisters series, and the story of Izzy Titan and Nick Hollister. As fans of the series are aware, at the end of Lip Service, Book 2, Izzy had been in a explosion on an offshore oil rig that left her with only thirty percent of her vision. At the beginning of SFTH, after refusing to leave her room from over a month, Izzy's sisters, Lexi and Skye Titan, arrange to have Izzy kidnapped by N ...more
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“You look good."
"You look like shit."
"That's how I feel."
"Good. What do you want?"
He gave her a faint smile. "To tell you how much I love you, Izzy. I probably have from the first moment we met.”
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