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Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters #3)

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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
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Published July 1st 2009 by HQN
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Jul 02, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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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 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lady Allison by: Leah
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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
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
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 4 of 5 stars
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
Aaron you are the bestttt :D Bayıldım, bayıldım sana. Ayrı bir kitap çıkacak karakter resmen. Umarım 4'te de geçer ve umarım 4 çıkar artık!!!
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.
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
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 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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.
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
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
Heather in FL
Izzy is a spitfire, and this one didn't disappoint. Nick was a great guy. I totally understood that he couldn't just automatically believe what the Titan sisters said about Garth (though admittedly, as far as he knew, they wouldn't know about the connection). But I loved how he stood up to Garth once he found out the truth AND realized Garth had used him as well.

And wow, Garth does have a conscience! At first, I was really wondering because it appeared he'd lost his soul somewhere along the way
Jun 26, 2010 Ally rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
I'd really give this book 4.5 stars! But sadly Goodreads don't do half rating's so I've gone for 4 stars.

I really fell in love with Izzy in this book. In the previous two books I felt she was a very spoilt younger sibling who was used to getting her own way and felt that she needed to do some much growning up and she really did that in Straight from the Hip.

I really felt for Izzy when she lost her sight and could only see blurry images and how she overcame her fears and tried to live her life.
***Detailed Review***

STRIAGHT FROM THE HIP was another great book. I am a sure Susan Mallery fan now! I can’t wait to read more of her books.

Overall, STRAIGHT FROM THE HIP was more about finding and forgiving yourself than it was about romance. Now, I know not all the books can start off like LIP SERVICE with sex in the first chapter, but Nick Hollister and Izzy Titan, they both had a lot of soul searching to do.

The sisters decided to send Izzy to Nick and his ranch where he specializes on bri
I knew Izzy would be tough, and at the beginning she reminded me of Mitch in the last book. I wasn't sure that she'd have to hit rock bottom like he did, but I knew it would be a struggle and things wouldn't go smoothly. While I thought some of her reactions were extreme I knew that eventually she would get over it.

Nick was a tough nut to crack. I couldn't figure out what had happened to him, and some of his behavior made me almost think he was ex-military. Izzy and Nick were perfect for one an
2.5 Stars

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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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