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It Had to Be You (Grayson Friends #4)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  385 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Most musicians would do anything to work with the hot, young record producer known as "Rolling Deep." R.D. can pick and choose any artist he wants—and he wants Laurel Raineau. A classical violinist, Laurel plays soaring music that touches R.D. to his very soul. But the last thing Laurel wants is to work with someone whose exploits with the ladies appear in the tabloids eve ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published April 22nd 2010)
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Apr 25, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
Zachary Albright Wilder, better known as music producer extraordinaire, Rolling Deep, wants to produce Laurel Raineau's next album. Laurel is a classical violinist who is a well respected musician and very different from the other musical professionals Zach works with. Laurel refuses to have anything to do with Zach because of his reputation as a lady's man and working with some rap stars who have shady reputations. Zach can't get Laurel out of his mind and will use all his connections to try an ...more
Jun 08, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the Grayson Family series then add the Grayson Family and Friends to follow up. I think I have read each book in both series and they kept getting better and of course they are interchangeable so in each book, you still got to hear about how another part of the family is doing. Will have to make sure I add the others to my home library in tribute to Mrs. Ray.
Jun 15, 2010 Carla rated it it was amazing
As always Mrs. Ray does not disappoint.. So far Laurel is working my nerves because she is passing judgement on someone she does not even know...
Good story.. But Laurel really was way too stuck up for my taste. Love Trent in the story..
I have a thing for books that are connected and the Grayson Friends and Family is a definite good series.
Christine Seybolt
Apr 17, 2010 Christine Seybolt rated it really liked it
I just finished IT HAD TO BE YOU by New York Times Bestselling author, Francis Ray and couldn't put it down. I'm working on my review and will post it soon
May 25, 2010 Shawnette rated it it was amazing
What can I say...I LOVED it...from beginning to end...Mrs. Ray has done it AGAIN!
Jan 09, 2015 Harriet rated it it was amazing
All around wonderful read.
The angst of the hero & Heroine is reflected in the song It Had to be You. Since, I am old school I had to go and listen to the song. I was amazed at the correlation between the two.
Both the heroine Laurel Raineau & the hero Zachary Albright Wilder had life lessons to learn. Laurel's lesson was that assumptions "truly make an ass of you and me". Zachary's is ," Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. ...".
However, they gain insight ov
Apr 25, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Zachary Wilder “Rolling Deep” is a famous music producer. Everyone who is anyone wants to work with RD. Well everyone but the beautiful and talented Laurel Raineau. Laurel plays the Violin. She wants nothing to do with RD. He has a reputation of being a play boy. Zach has never been turned down before.

When RD learns that Laurel will be taking a vacation down to Playa del Carmen, he books a flight down there. He hopes to show Laurel that there is more to Zach then his image as RD.

It Had to Be Yo
Rae Lewis-Thornton
I have read 5 of of the Grayson friends novels and by far this is the best one!! I read it in a day.. Ray kept my attention and she didn't seem to repeat the info of all the Grayson characters over and over throughout the book which she has a habit of doing; makes it redonedit. This is the 4th in the series and it was fresh... Left me wanting more but I was happy with the story line and how she brought the Grayson into the story. Bravo!! The best so far but I still have 5 more to read because I ...more
Apr 13, 2010 Racquel rated it liked it
This book was a fast romance that includes a lesson in pride and prejudice. The characters were passionate and had just enough realistic characteristics that made them relatable. I was a bit surprised at how fast the book was going but I felt it ended with a full story. What I loved most about the book is how Ms. Ray unfolded the life of musicians in the entertainment industry. She went far beyond the 'glamour' of the life of a celebrity to show what was behind the curtain. There were some parts ...more
Michelle Crawford
Oct 21, 2015 Michelle Crawford rated it it was amazing
Francis Ray has a very specific outline that she pretty much follows in all her books. You either love them or hate them. I personally love them. In this particular book, Zach is so dreamy and Laurel is so innocent. Just like with all of Francis Ray's stories, the couple has to overcome some issues. They must learn to trust and forgive. They have to learn that everything or everyone is not always what they appear to be on the outside. If you are going to love someone, you must give them your who ...more
Apr 28, 2011 Zarinah rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful story. I loved the chemistry between the 2 main characters. This my first book from Grayson and I very much enjoyed her writing style. It was clear and consistent. I believed the love between both of them and I believe the characters. I can't wait to read another of her stories. Also I know there was a family chart in the front and I was tad bit worried but I didn't have to worry the story line never needed the family history.
Great story. As usual, I get to the middle and have a hard time putting it down - even for sleep! Always makes me want to start over at the beginning with the Taggarts.
May 23, 2013 Chelsea rated it really liked it
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Mr. "Rolling Deep" is certainly a character! I love his determination and change of heart. This was a great read, that many should enjoy!
Jun 27, 2016 Ariana rated it liked it
First off Laurel needs to get her nose from up in the air. I'm not sure why she thinks cause plays classical music she so much better. Secondly when will Sierrea learn to mind her own damn business.
Regina Lloyd
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May 01, 2010 khryseda rated it it was ok
Not one of her best work. The dialog was terrible and the characters were not likable.
Apr 18, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book, I was a nice read, I love how this family sticks together..Now I have to go back and read the Taggert/Falcon series...:-))
Jan 19, 2013 Patrice rated it really liked it
.....Rio Soooo Needs A Book!!!
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Apr 11, 2014 Darlene Dejohnette rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one...HOT
Nov 30, 2012 Cleo rated it it was amazing
Loved how Laurel came out of her shell....
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Francis Ray was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She was born in Richland, Texas, and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University
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