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Someone Like You (Los Lobos #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,406 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked backuntil she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him.

Now Jill and Mac are tangled in

Paperback, 379 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by HQN Books (first published 2004)
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Jul 21, 2008 L8blmr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good, sexy contemporary that also tackled some deeper issues (organized crime, spouse abuse, child custody) handled fairly well, I thought. I found the two lead characters very likable.
Jan 04, 2011 Cherise rated it it was amazing
When big city corporate lawyer, Jill Strathern, loses her job and her husband the last thing she wants to do is the first thing that she does, she goes home. Seeking the comfort of a favorite aunt she moves in and takes a temporary job to tie up loose ends for a recently deceased lawyer. This is just a resting place till she can get another job in a big city handling big cases.

Mac Kendrick has also recently come home to lick some deep wounds. He has his daughter for the summer and is trying to r
OK got this b/c thought it was a Fool's Gold story but now its Los Lobos....plot/happenings were a bit far fetched, but sucker for a happy ending...cheesy, but have to give author credit for social worker in the mix; and some good active listening and a strong character in Jill--in terms of being intelligent, hard working and working at her relationships and other characters listening to kids. Enjoyed the 8 year old Emily who was trying to control what she could by only eating the same color foo ...more
Alexis-Morgan Roark
The dollar table strikes again!

I didn't even KNOW Falling For Gracie was part two of a series that began with THIS book! I REALLY ENJOYED Gracie-more so than this one.

Part of the reason I didn't enjoy the book as the emphasis on the custody and social workers-given the issues in my personal life with my DH and the craziness of THAT custody battle and the lies etc. etc. I had to put this book down for a while before I could get into it.

Pushing all that aside, it was a pretty good read. The insert
Nov 20, 2011 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

This is a story about a girl who grew up on a really small town and got to get a way and become a very successful layer on the big city. Happily married and about to become the very awaited promotion on her law firm, she finds her husband cheating on her with the secretary at the office. Of course she goes back to family and the small town she always hated where she finds her lost childhood love also divorced and single. Again of course he finds her attractive and sexy and wants to get
Dec 16, 2010 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was just too funny and enjoyable! This is what reading is all about. I had a lot of laughs, loved the mystery and the romance.

It all starts when Jill's husband is caught cheating on her, takes her place at the firm they both work at and she comes home for the summer to live with her aunt Bev. A small firm in her hometown of Los Lobos has a position as the owner had passed away a couple of months ago provides a distraction for Jill while getting herself together and sending out her resu
★¸. • * ° *  Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Classic Susan Mallery.
Another great read from a favorite author.

Susan Mallery has a great way of endearing you to her characters...they're just all so nice and likeable, even the almost creepy Hollis Bass turned out to be a good guy!

Jill starts out this story by walking in on her soon to be Ex husband having sex with his secretary. She packs her bags, takes his car, GO Girl!! and heads off back to her home town of Los Lobos, a place she doesn't really want to be, but what's a girl to do in a tim
4.5 stars

I have read many, many books by Susan Mallery and she is one of my favorite authors. I love her stories--even if they can be a bit clichéd at times--and I always love all her characters (with only a couple exceptions).

Someone Like You is a story about two people--Jill and Mac--who return to their hometown after years away and for vastly, yet similar, reasons. Despite complications like mob bosses, custody battles, and struggles to reach their dreams, Jill and Mac find their way to each
Two-haiku review:

Her life fell apart
To hometown--temporary
Old crush is next door

Nicely done story
Both characters had problems
Belonged together
Jun 06, 2015 jammastere rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I noticed this book when it rolled around with a new cover and "reissue" attached to it. This isn't a new book or series but I decided to give it a try. I have really enjoyed the Fool's Gold series and The Girls of Mischief Bay.

This book starts with the worst day of Jill's life. She loses her job, her home, and her husband in one go. She is returning to the town she grew up in to live with her tail between her legs. She is living with her aunt and taking over the local law practice in the small
Zel Polev
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I really loved this book and wish I had the talent to write this great amazing review. Every time I go to write something it ends up getting deleted because it doesn't read as great as it did when I was thinking it. With that said...

I thought this book was very good. Mac and Jill are very likable and little Emily is too cute.

I'm looking forward to reading Falling for Gracie. I wish there were more to this series I think it could of really taken off.

Sonia Cristina
Nov 07, 2014 Sonia Cristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-books, 2014
Estava indecisa se dava 3 ou 4 estrelas. Ficam as 4* porque estou ciente que estive muito distraída durante os dias que li este livro e que a história é das boas.

Jill foi uma mulher corajosa ao deixar a vida numa cidade grande e o casamento terminado para trás e recomeçar em Los Lobos, num ambiente tão diferente. Foi muito engraçada a tentar que o carro do ex-marido fosse danificado.

Mac é um homem interessante. Os segredos do seu passado, o que aconteceu para o afastar da filha e da mulher, foi
I read this one a long time ago and never wrote it down here. It's interesting that Mallery can take some really serious, dramatic issues and make them cute and humorous. That's what she did here. The heroine walks in on her husband with his legal assistant, then he gets her fired, so she goes back to her hometown. The hero is trying to start over as sheriff of the hometown and have his daughter over the summer, after a bad experience as a big city cop. The problem reconnecting with his daughter ...more
Laura Beasley
Nov 30, 2014 Laura Beasley rated it liked it
I give his book 3.5 stars. A good story by Susan Malleey. Jill comes back to town after her marriage breaks up and she loses her job. She meets Mac the sheriff in town that has reypturned also.,,she had a crush on him many years ago. Mac and Jill are attracted to each other but he is trying. To get the relationship with his daughter back on track and Jill is determined to practice law somwhere else, she. Does not want to stay in Los Lobos. A former client comes to town and her aunt fall for him. ...more
Mar 30, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: contemporary romance readers
This is a fun romance, full of unexpected twists and complications. Jill and Mac both return to Los Lobos about the same time, when they are each at different turning points in their lives. Mac is fighting for a place in his 8-yr-old daughter's life. Jill is trying to rebuild the life her cheating husband took from her. Mallery does a great job of weaving the eccentricities of small-town life into the story, along with the unexpected challenges of domestic violence and even the mafia. But the re ...more
Loved it! Such a sweet story!
Sarah Eiseman
Nov 24, 2010 Sarah Eiseman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My understanding is that by popular request, Mallery wrote this book as a pre-novel to Falling For Gracie.

We first meet Jill Strathern as her husband, a fellow attorney at a big San Francisco law firm, is having sex with his secretary in his office. Distraught and not sure what to do, Jill turns to her aunt living in Los Lobos, California while she figures everything out in her, now, defunct marriage. While in town, she meets up with her long-time school crush Mac Kendrick. Mac is back in town
It's been a long time since I picked up a contemporary romance, but my mood said contemporary and contemporary I got. I was particularly intrigued by the Mafia dons and angry exes. HECK YES DRAMA.

But what could have been gritty drama was relatively harmless, making it more of a fluff read than suck-me-into-it escape read. The secondary characters were more interesting to me than Jill and Mac--I especially liked Bev, Jill's aunt, and Emily, Mac's daughter. Every time there was a chance to dig a l
Feb 03, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
As with all of Susan Mallery's books this is a wonderful read.

Jill is an attorney who was working at one of the best law offices in San Francisco but when life falls apart she runs back to Los Lobos where she grew up and swore she would never return to. When she opens her Aunt's door to her first crush Mac it feels like life is turning against her even here is Los Lobos. Mac is back in Los Lobos because as a cop in LA he had seen too much and wanted his little girl to be apart of his life. Ther
Trang Nguyen
Although this book is not a part of a series I think it is definitely the opening book for Falling for Gracie.

Jill is having a bad day. When she walks into her husband's office her day takes a turn for the bad. Not only did she catch her husband having and affair with her husband but the promotion she thought she was going to get from her law firm actually becomes the termination of her position. With all of these events, Jill decides it is time to take a break from her crazy life and go back t
May 10, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Emily Higgins
Aug 31, 2014 Emily Higgins rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Jill Strathern is fired from her job as an attorney at a San Francisco law firm. She returns to her hometown of Los Lobos to take over the almost non-existent law practice of a deceased attorney. Her high school crush, Mac Kendrick, has returned to Los Lobos also and is now Sherif. Their adult lives have a lot of complications to be straightened out, but love finds a way to work its magic.
Jill Strathern has just been dumped by her husband and fired from her job. She is going back to her hometown Los Lobos, the place she had sworn never to return to. She is going to fill in for the town's only lawyer who recently passed away. While in Los Lobos, Jill is living with her aunt who claims to be able to read the future. Her aunt is living next door to Jill's old crush, Mac Kendrick, who is also divorced and now the town's sheriff. His troubled daughter is in town for the summer and Mac ...more
Jan 28, 2015 Captmashpea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
well her novels are really hit or miss. I did not really care for any of the characters in the story. The guy was really violent and everyone excused the violence and it's not okay. I did not really connect with the protagonist either. also there's a lot of stereotypes in this one that I didn't like.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back-until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendreck, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac had rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him.

Now Jill and Mac are tangled up in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens-Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very q
Sep 06, 2015 Karla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
He regresado!! después de varias semanas sin dejar mis opiniones por fin aquí les dejo varias hoy!

Para conocer mi opinión completa, por fa visita mi blog y déjame ahí tu comentario.. te dejo el link y un adelanto de la opinión.. ;)

Conocemos a Jill una abogada "de mundo" por decirlo de algún modo, que tras encontrar a su esposo en brazos de otra decide regresar al pueblo que la vio crecer, Los Lobos, y es ahí donde encuentra a Mac, quién fuera el gran flech
B. D. Mann
Sep 04, 2015 B. D. Mann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have become a fan of Susan Mallery. I have now read 20 of her novels and have yet to be disappointed. Her characterization is superb and her the story line is refreshingly believable once again. The twist where the mafia bad-guy ends up as almost likable was very well done.
The first in a new series, of which I don't seem to have the second. On the whole I enjoyed this light read, although I found Mac's attitude towards Rudy rather annoying and patronizing. Given his immediate stereotyping, I was disappointed that he was not far off the mark. Nonetheless a fun read.
Stephanie Wayman
Perfect summer reading. Jill and Mac were friends years before only to meet up again years later in their hometown. Sparks flew when they were younger and continue. Thru some hardships they find love and commitment can get you thru even the toughest of times
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