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Murphy's Law (Law #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,744 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Jamie delivers a steamy and exciting modern-day Cinderella story in which a fabulously successful businessman sweeps a fiercely independent beauty off her feet. Original.
Hardcover, Large Print, 358 pages
Published November 30th 2006 by Center Point (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mar 08, 2008 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't bad and could have been better had Ms. Foster not rushed the ending. She built up the story for 300 pages and then wrapped everything up in a neat little bow in the last 25 pages. I didn't understand why she did this. It was like she had a page limit that she couldn't go over. I enjoyed the interplay between the characters especially some of the minor characters. You definitely should read Ms. Foster's earlier book, Jude's Law before this book as it explains how the two lead characte ...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
May 20, 2010 Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who read Jude's Law
(From first read 11/18/09) Let me start by saying I didn't read the first book in the series. I had no real connection to the whole sister's storyline. I liked the Ashley character but Quinton is just a bit too much if you know what I mean. Not bad overall, but not great either.

*New review*
I'm stuck between 3.5 and 4 stars. For now it gets the benefit of the doubt. Had you asked me 90% of the way through the book it would have been a solid four stars. But the last 25 pages are just so rushed and
Apr 08, 2007 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Quinton Murphy knows what he likes and what he likes is Ashley Miles, May's best friend. But Ashley is willful, stubborn and has a plan for her life. She works hard and he knows he doesn't factor into her future. Good thing he's as stubborn as she is because he wants her in his life and he is going to make her realize that she can have her future and he can be a part of it. But he's not counting on how protective she is going to be of her heart. He knows she is hiding something from him and he w ...more
Linda Sims
This is the second book in the series. This story continues with Ashley who is the best Friend of May the heroine from the first book. Ashley had a difficult childhood, and as a result is fiercely independant. She's studying to be a nurse, has a job as a waitress and also a cleaning job, so her plate is full. When Quinten the CEO of the office building she cleans at night spots her, he's bowled over by Ashley, but he's certainly got his work cut out, she's not interested or as she tells Quinten ...more
Jun 19, 2014 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ridiculously, unabashedly, over-the-moon romantic. A lot of good humor and interesting characters.
I could've done without all the reference to cage fighting. I looked it up and even small boys get involved in this! It's a very stupid, violent, so-called sport for idiot men and boys. One of the few rules is no fingers gouging in any orifice. I guess that describes this ridiculous… I don't even know what to call it.

Quentin Murphy very rich handsome blah, blah, blah. I enjoyed his extremely romant
Lisa Jo
Murphy’s Law by Lori Foster is a sexy and stunning contemporary romance that you won’t soon forget. This book is a nice, light read and it is highly entertaining!

Ashley Miles does not need another distraction in her life. Working two jobs, going to school and being maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding is about all she can handle at the moment. Yet Quinton Murphy walks into her life and stirs up all kinds of feelings. He’s successful, gorgeous and has all the right moves. Being the assertiv
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Feb 21, 2012 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Jude's Law, I was so excited to read this book and was not disappointed. Quinton & Ashley meet in the first book of the series (Jude's Law) and we see there is some chemistry between them but since that book is not about them we don't see too much of the story developing.

While this book is about them, we still get to see Jude, May, Denny, and the others we met in book 1. That's why I love a good series and especially Lori Foster series novels, because we get to have such a good
Domino (aka Meme)
Aug 18, 2011 Domino (aka Meme) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Great Fun Romance Lovers
it's been awhile since i read a Lori Foster novel. i forgot how fun and sensual her novels are. i loved this story about Ashley and Quinton. they had such a fun and cute relationship. i loved how Ashley was a little hard to get and how determined Quinton was at getting her. there was even a little suspense in this novel and it didn't overshadow the romance. i hate when that happens. i also loved the side characters. everyone was well developed and made the main characters just that much more fun ...more
Sep 03, 2015 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well I didn't read the first book in this series, maybe if I had I would have felt a bit more invested in these characters and this story. But, I was not invested. The protagonists were not genuine or engaging to me. He was just too much. Too much over the top cheesy, corny and just NO. And his big secret....really?! Snooze! I didn't get it....what was the big deal? And her character just seemed to try too hard. She was a tough as nails, take no crap with a chip on her shoulder. All of her blust ...more
Snigdha Prakash
I also liked this one.
So far, I don't think that I have disliked any of the things that I've come across from this author.
So far so good.
The plot was connected to the plot of the first book and it carries on from Jude and May's story to Ashley and Quinton's story.
I couldn't wait to read this one and as I said..the author did not disappoint.
I liked this one because it had a lot of thrill that was not there in the first book.
So this one topped there.
I think where it lacked was that there should've
Mar 21, 2011 K.R.Caldwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now this is the Lori Foster I'm use to...I knew Ashley had the better story. I love her character. I love what's she's been through andhow she managed to come out tough as nails, but still able to love and beloved. This one was one of the good one!
Jan 26, 2015 JoAnne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense
Law #2
Quinton Murphy has found a woman. He likes everything about her. But Ashley Miles spurns him. But he keeps coming after her. She decides to let him take her to her best friend, May's, wedding. She is from a very poor family. Her parents did not want her or take care of her. They lived on charity because they were drunks and too selfish to work. She got away from them when she was 17. She has been supporting herself and going to school to become a nurse for ten years. She has had no one in
Doug Willstead
Aug 23, 2015 Doug Willstead rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary romance---Phashaw I say Phashaww.
This group of words is soo well put together I loved it. Stayed up
thru the night and finished whilst eating breakfast.
The characters are romantically inclined and they do have 'fun'.
I found this book in the clearance section of a half price books
not in the romance section. I did have to put tape over the part of the cover with romance written on it.
The characters may fall into certain categories but I could not predict it. Ms Foster is really good
Gypsy Esguerra
"I instantly read Murphy’s Law because as I mentioned in my previous review this is the sequel to Jude’s Law and I’m really waiting for that revelation about the family issue left unanswered in the first book. However, Murphy’s Law didn’t focus on that but gives fair conclusion. It focus on the main characters, their differences, and how they manage to end up being together anyway. I know it sounds like any typical romance book but I appreciate this duology because a lot of readers could relate ...more
Amy Butterbaugh
Dec 04, 2014 Amy Butterbaugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story about two different people was an excellent. Lori Foster did a good job putting this one together,
Ashley a girl who wanted to work for everything that she had in life. And who came from the wrong side of the tracks not knowing at the time who her father was but she did have a best friend who she loved like a sister and they got along great
Then came the man into her life who was rich and had his own company. He fell in love with her But she didn't plan on what came to pass between
Gregg R Wexler
Mar 15, 2011 Gregg R Wexler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gregg R Wexler found this book to be fascinating and recommends it to anyone.
laurie stith-tenney
Apr 05, 2011 laurie stith-tenney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lori-foster
I hope a book.comes out for tim or denny. I loved these books.
Sep 20, 2014 Erinw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good contemporary romance. Handsome, rich, alpha-male with a heart of gold. Fiesty, smart heroine who doesn't want to get involved, but can't resist. Nothing new here, but well written.

Characters: B Better than the book before this one (which was Jude's Law). Just enough interesting characters to add to the plot, but not too many to confuse things.

Plot: B+ Some danger to bring folks together, believable.

Sexiness: B+ Just what I like - some detail and lots of heavy breathing without goi
May 07, 2015 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. There are instances where a reference to Jude's Law pops up and there's no necessity to read it to understand what the character's dialogues are about. The gist of what is said is expounded later in the book. I'd read Jude's Law after this, I'm backwards in the two book's connections but Murphy's Law can stand on its own. Quinton and Ashley work and that is one of the major factors why this book worked. The story is easy reading through, light and witty mixed with a ...more
Christie P.
May 08, 2015 Christie P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: contemporary
Nursing student, Ashley Miles was all set to take a chance on CEO, Quinton Murphy for her best friend, May's, wedding when she caught him in an unfortunate position with a blonde beauty.

After some begging and some explanations from the blonde later at May's engagement party Ashley concedes she was hasty in judgement and decides to give Quinton, and his millions, a chance.

Their easy friendship slowly progresses to a lot of attraction and maybe a chance at happiness, if Quinton is willing to be ho
okay its a toss up as to who I like more... Jude Jamison from Jude's Law or Quinton Murphy from this book... they are both amazing guys. But to me any guy who gives his time to children gets a bonus points. *giggles*

What I liked most about this guy is his way of trying to give Ashley the independence she so desperately wants and needs while trying to give her everything he wishes she'd let him without actually giving her anything... hard to figure that one out but yea read the book to get it...
An interesting follow-up to Jude's Law. I'd been circling around this series on Booksfree and Paperbackswap and finally found the first book at the library and thought it was okay.
Ashley Mills is a strong-willed woman who left a patently dysfunctional home at an early age and is no putting herself through school while working two jobs. She has also attracted the attention of the wealthy Quinton Murphy to whom she is also attracted. But she doesn't want lust, she wants a life, with a degree and
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May 04, 2013 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Read Jude's Law first. This story starts days after that book ends.

Ashley is a take charge, take care of herself kind of gal. She works two jobs and is going to college to become a nurse. Quinton is silver spoon filthy rich and in control of everything around him. He has an office where Ashley works on the cleaning crew and they have bumped into each other on occeasion. OK, they have liplocked on occeasion too. They both feel the attraction, but Ashley is leary to to how rich he is. Ashley needs
Apr 14, 2013 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foster isn’t on my list of favorites, but she’s a safe writer. With my husband being out of town a lot, safe is really important. Foster writes big, protective, possessive, alpha male heroes. They are always unbelievably handsome, rich, and perfect. The baddies in her books tend to act from afar and end up being a stalker, ex-boyfriend, or a jealous girl. They only show up at the end of the book for a brief two seconds before getting caught. Foster’s books are a bit formulaic in this way, but th ...more
Kim Green
Jun 25, 2015 Kim Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Law Series, which is my favorite series of Mrs. Foster's. We first met Ashley in Jude's Law, as May's best friend. Ashley has a lot on her plat with working a couple jobs and school. Quinton sees her and is immediately drawn to her. Of course, Ashley is not interested because she's just too busy trying to reach her goals.

I really enjoy the friendship we see between Denny, Tim and Ashley in this book (I often wish that we could see Tim get his HEA). It's great to s
I loved it ,this book was great , yes there was a little cheese to it but it was still a great read i just love lori foster's books .

I am so in love with Quinton he's just great & i love how he is with Ashley they are just perfect for each other , Quinton was so funny and so was Denny & Tom it was great to see more of Denny i just love him .

There were times in this book that i didn't care for some of the stuff Ashley does ,she kinda just makes things harder on herself then need be. but o
Anna~nose in book with a jealous Husband~
Holy Cow! Every woman probably needs/wants a man like Quinton Murphy in their life. Sexy, confident, protective, loving, etc, etc...I loved these two characters! Ashley, with her sarcastic humor and severe independence, made me love her so much! This story was funny, sexy and a little suspenseful. I also enjoyed the other characters that formed this story: Denny, Tim and May in particular. Great, fast read! Highly recommend!
MURPHY'S LAW - LAW SERIE #2- (Quinton and Ashley) - Ashley wants her independence and Quinton wants Ashley -

Anything That Can Go Wrong . . .
Nothing is going to go wrong. Ashley Miles has worked too hard for her independence to let some Bentley-driving hunk named Quinton Murphy interfere with her plans -- or her freedom. Yes, the chemistry is phenomenal. Kind of scary, actually. But that s it. NO emotional commitments.

. . . Will

But he s SO wonderful --
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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.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds fro
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