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3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  452 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Amidst torrid gossip and whispered suspicions, Reid Sayers has returned to his small hometown in rural Louisiana and to the stormy passions of Camilla Greenley. Pulsating with the intense desires of a willful man and woman, Jennifer Blake's lush novel is a breathlessly compelling tale of suspense and unbridled sensuality that is absolutely! Camilla's cunning, soon-to-be ex ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by (first published 1994)
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Feb 22, 2015 Hope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would have to go on my "pleasantly surprised" list. It was a free download on BookBub (had a different cover) and I totally expected it to be in keeping with the usual shit lit they offer. BUT. Surprise, surprise. I thought it was a pretty good story. It didn't change my life, per Se. There was no great philosophical breakthrough. It was just good! I love her writing style, the metaphors, the turns of phrase, the pace, The unapologetic Southern-ness of it.
☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
Rated 4.3 stars

This author, in my opinion, either writes top notch or bottom of the barrel (forgive me Ms. Blake). This is one of her awesome ones!

I so loved this book!!! It's got mystery, explosive chemistry, a lunatic, the feisty fighter of a heroine, a couple hot sex scenes, a second chance romance, the badass hero that's a former Army ranger and of course, there's the love (of course they fight that - denial anyone).

This book left me a feeling like a happy camper.
Thom Swennes
Next to life, the greatest gift is the ability to make someone feel safe; even from themselves.
Greenley is a small town in southern Louisiana. Nestled in a wooded area and in relatively close proximity to New Orleans, and populated with families that have called it home for generations. Like their cousins up north in the mountains of Tennessee, feuds and long-running retaliatory violence is, if not common, not a totally foreign concept. Almost a century ago, a member of the Sayers family, manage
Katherine A.
The first book I've read by this author, and I'm bummed to report I didn't really enjoy it, as I'm always on the lookout for new non-Harlequin romances to read as palate cleansers in between heavier books, and Dorothy Garlock has apparently failed me. It IS much more well-written than most romance novels, and the "twist" at the end was interesting.

I couldn't really enjoy a book when I spent so much time disliking the heroine, however. Cammie did so many dumb things (and then downright too-stupi
May 14, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was maybe 2.5 stars. It was hard for me to get through, and I normally love Jennifer Blake. Although I wouldn't add her to my list of faves, she holds a special place in my heart b/c she's one of the first romance authors I ever read, starting way back in high school.

So I was pretty disappointed in this one. There were a lot of rich descriptions...that droned on and on and on. The main male character (whose name I had forgotten until I saw it in the description just before writing this - s
William Simmons
Liked the book - mostly

I'm struggling for a rating but for the most part I liked the book. I going to say 3.5

They storyline was good but it took too long to get to th he end. I know it has to be hard to know when you are giving too much or too little info but if you give the genealogy more than twice it's too much. Also some of the family relationships given didn't add anything to the story but length.

I have to admit that I didn't know who the murderer was until the end. Yes, he was in my list a
Sandra Edwards
Jan 30, 2015 Sandra Edwards rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shameless by Jennifer Blake
Friday, January 30, 2015

This books had me from the very first page. I was very surprised to find out who the real culprit was in the end. I am looking forward to reading more from Jennifer Blake.

The story was not only well written but had everything I look for when finding a good book:

• One or more HOT alpha bad guys
• Hot chemistry between heroine/hero
• Great story line
• Danger
• Scandal
• Mystery
• Action
• Romance
• Compassion
• Love
• Deceit
• Complete story - no cliffhang
Oct 21, 2016 Cary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I enjoyed this despite the "love" scenes which I mostly skimmed over. The characters were compelling and the plot was certainly no romance novel plot I have ever read before!
Feb 27, 2017 Nolan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nls-audio
I’m genuinely surprised that I can recommend this at all, but the storyline is better than the romance, much of which is barely relevant in some ways.

There’s a paper mill up for sale in a small Louisiana town. There’s some doubt as to who exactly owns the land. Is it the enigmatic Reid Sayers, recently returned home from carrying out the work of an assassin warrior for his government? Or is it Cammie Greenley Hutton, the about-to-be divorced woman upon whom Reid has had a massive crush since the
Reid Sayers likes to keep to himself. It is safer for all that way. For the last decade he's been away from his small hometown in Louisiana. Returning home was not what he had planned, neither was seeing Camilla Greenley again. For years she was all he wanted, even if just from afar. And as it turns out old habits die hard. Camilla's life has been turned upside down. Since Reid came back home, the attraction between them has resurfaced with a vengeance. Even if her soon to be ex-husband or the t ...more
Oct 10, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: over-18s
i mean, come on! how wrong can you go with:

a damaged male
a female going through divorce
an ex who wants her back
history between said male and female (although its a little different to what you are first led to believe)
a shocking family scandal
and a nutter hell bent on getting what they want!

add a paper mill, a vengeful brother, and lots and lots of hot sex, and you got a winner! this books grabs you from the very first page and runs away with you right to the end! beautifully written story, a s
Oct 12, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read several books by Jennifer Blake and have loved them all... except this one. I was disappointed in it - it almost felt like Ms. Blake was running out of ideas for books or something. It was "just there". There was certainly a bit of romance and plenty tough guy/southern gentleman and damsel in distress to go around, but the story just didn't really "hold me" like her others books did. Yeah, I wanted to know how it ended, so I kept reading, but overall it was actually pretty predictable.
Dec 04, 2013 TJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting love story....but it dragged. There were some parts that lacked structure and I had to go back to reread it because the subject would change so quickly. However I loved Reid although he was broken he knew what he wanted and went for it. Cammie was a little to trusting when it came to people. You would think once she realized that people she thought were her friends and love ones were gossiping about her behind her back and telling her what road she take. Would no longer be trustworth ...more
Deborah Melendy
Jan 15, 2016 Deborah Melendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was suppose t o go to sleep hours ago

I picked up this book tthree hrs ago to read till I had relaxed enough to go to sleep and realized that it's now way past bed time . I'm done with the book , damn, and I want to know what happens to all characters I have met. So anyone wants to read a great book and try to solve the mystery and read about a confusing romance this is the book for you. Thank you Jennifer for a great read
Jennifer Blake's writing reminds me a lot of Nora Roberts style of writing...little mystery...little romance. All in all I enjoyed the book and was surprised in the end to find out who the villain was (never expected this person). Passing onto a friend to read who enjoys Nora Roberts. Think she will like this author as well.
Sep 26, 2013 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reid and Cammie have known each other since childhood. But he went away and she married someone else. Now he is back for his father's funeral. Is the pull for each other still there. Cammie is in the midst of a divorce but her ex wants her back and 'needs' to do it before the divorce is final. Why???
Jun 08, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ok romance story with some action thrown in. Kind of slow moving at some places and repetitive. Would have like to see more romantic happenings with the two main characters...
Jan 14, 2016 Shirleyf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was so intense, funny, full of content. Loved the historical references, also the love scenes were subtle and beautiful. Wow descriptions!! What can I say, funny too. Characters were so well written. Would read again
Jessi Smith
Jan 18, 2014 Jessi Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read any of Jennifer's books before, and don't read much romance in general. So I wasn't expecting much from this free download. But I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the suspenseful plot twists. Really held my attention the whole way through.
Nov 25, 2013 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this & it was well written. I loved the mix of romance & suspense. The main characters interacted with each other wonderfully. I would recent this book to anyone who loves romance books .
Thankfully, it was free on Amazon. This book was full of flowery prose, with little else. This one was not only dull but frustrated me so much, I could barely get through it. The characters (especially Cammie) were irritating to a level that I cannot even begin to describe.
Andriana Palas
Dec 23, 2016 Andriana Palas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a mystery with a romantic element than a straight romance, blake is a strong writer who writes vividly and with passion. Not my normal style, but enjoyed this quite a bit!
Kathleen Downey
Mar 13, 2014 Kathleen Downey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book

The author really wrote a wonderful book. I enjoyed from the very first chapter until the very end. The characters and storyline were well thought out.
Chaitali Labde
Oct 12, 2016 Chaitali Labde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first read of Jennifer Blake, but I must say the story took over me and it was totally engrossing.
Mar 10, 2014 SandraE rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Another good book by Blake.
Jules Batemen
Sep 30, 2013 Jules Batemen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it every step of the way! So full of suspence and had me on the edge of me seat the whole time.
Aug 18, 2015 JANE rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very good as usual. I have enjoyed all of your books that I have read. Your books are can't wait until the next page. Enjoy readers, I SURE did
Sep 28, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
beautifully written and a story.
Mar 25, 2014 Adrien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh their is the time I spent on this one that I'll never get back. It just took so long to me to finish it. I just could not get into this one.
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi
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“The words she had spoken to Gordon could have sounded more like a threat than the warning she had intended. And he already thought it was possible that she had killed Keith. Or so he had pretended. “You're wrong,” she said. “I did need you.” “Why,” he asked, tipping his head to one side. “Would you like me to kill him for you instead. Is that why you're keeping me around, after all?” It wasn't an offer. Nor was it a joke. He meant to ask if she would like him to murder Gordon instead of doing it herself. He had suggested something similar before in order to provoke a rise from her, and in retaliation for making him admit he was capable of it. This time he was deadly serious; he really thought she wanted Gordon dead. Cammie flashed him a look of stark and painful disbelief before she whirled from him. She stumbled as she pounded up the steps and across the porch. It took her the third try to put her key into the lock. She pushed inside, slamming the heavy door behind her. She need not have hurried. Reid did not come after her. When she looked out the window, there was no one there. He was gone.” 0 likes
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