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Jude's Law (Law #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  5,562 Ratings  ·  162 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
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2006)
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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
Mar 09, 2016 safüş rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars & I don't even know what for. this book was a major suck-fest, Jude was a complete asshole to May, who was sort of spineless? nothing really happened with Elton except everyone running in circles around each other. the whole thing dragged and dragged so that the author could write a second book about them, I assume. which turned out better than this one, but not by far. (turns out reading the second book first by accident was a good thing, since everything that matters happens in t ...more
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Jul 03, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it it was ok
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
Feb 21, 2012 Sofia Grey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 ugly, fat and 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
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
Dec 07, 2007 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 21, 2009 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Robin Taylor
Dec 15, 2010 Robin Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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

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.
Linda Sims
While I liked this story, I didn't love it. I did like Jude Jamison the hero his character was very well written he's not only tall dark and handsome, but he's smart and sexy as well. He's an ex fighter and currently a Hollywood film star. As for May Price the heroine, I didn't take to her quite as much she's too much of a martyr IMO, the way she tolerated her awful family was annoying. She's none too bright either who opens and runs an art gallery out in the middle of nowhere, when none of the ...more
Lady E
Nov 25, 2014 Lady E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The law was successfully laid down!
Jul 04, 2012 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: foster-lori
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
Jul 14, 2016 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jude is an SBC fighter and movie star. May is a quiet owner of a gallery.
Feb 10, 2015 ceecee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much that after reading this book I went and searched for the second book in this series. I could not find it at my library so I ordered it. I can't wait to read the second novel in this short series.

This book is about Jude Jamison, a retired boxer whose now a Hollywood actor. He falls for a woman, May. She's not the kind of woman she would envision Jude ever wanting. She's voluptuous and she's not about to change it. She rebuffs his per-suite every chance she get's because
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
Sep 19, 2014 Erinw rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 10, 2016 Adriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jude Jamison is gorgeous, famous, successful and has paparazzi following him around no matter where he goes. He is also May Price's biggest client and he knows it. Keeping her art gallery afloat is not easy, but with each purchase the sexy actor/fighter makes, May manages it a little longer. Ever since he moved to Stillbrook, Ohio, he's been infatuated with May. For months he's been trying to be subtle about his seduction, but she's been dismissing his efforts as jokes. Well, no more. Now he is ...more
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
Jun 17, 2012 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ellen Anderson
May 28, 2015 Ellen Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jude's Law

I loved this story! I don't want to give any spoilers, but I usually don't like when a story isn't complete at the end of the book, but beings as you are told ahead of time that this is book 1 of 2, I find I have a different reaction. I guess it's in the knowing. This set has been out a while though, so not sure how it was at release time. Now back to the review.
Jude is a fighter and an actor, who has been found not guilty of killing a young woman. No one really sees him out in public,
Jan 01, 2016 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had fun reading this book :) I enjoyed Jude even though sometimes I felt like decking him. (view spoiler)
Sometimes we got surprised of spirit from May, but usually she took whatever people dished out and especially from her horrid family!

My favourite character was actually Denny. I guess that's not the best trait of a book, when your favourite character is a supporting character but Jude could be a real jerk and May could be too
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
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
Oct 03, 2014 Bookworm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 04, 2010 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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!
May 04, 2014 Erica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 08, 2015 Victoria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is such a disappointment. Good thing I did not read this series in order as the story pales hugely in comparison to Murphy's Law. Jude is characterized as a great guy, misunderstood but always wants to do the right thing while May is poorly written and much of a martyr to her undeserving family but ungrateful and rude to Jude who just wants to do the best for her. How Jude fell for May was not delved into. Poor story development and no plausible explanation on how he tolerated May's un ...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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