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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Marcia Hadley, Santa Barbara, California socialite has been married for seven years to the heir of a family fortune. He sees to it that she has the finest home, cars and clothes. Yet that isn’t enough to keep Marcia from running.

Dani Reynolds, Atlantic City nightclub cocktail waitress works on her feet seven hours a night, five days a week for less than minimum wage in a c
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Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Published June 25th 2010
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Tina
Marcia Hadley is married to an extremely wealthy man. First son and heir to his family's food & restaurant empire, Reggie Hadley has been indulged all his life. Sliding into a life of drug abuse, Reggie also becomes a wife-abuser.

After a particularly brutal beating, Marcia knows Reggie could one day kill her. So she carefully and deliberately sets out to disappear. She siphons money, sells jewelry, changes her appearance quietly leaves the west coast, only to reappear in Atlantic City as Da
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S. Nelson
Things are not what they seem for Dani Reynolds. Something is not quite right with her but the co-workers can't figure out what. She is running from something that she can not reveal because her life depends on it. In this well crafted story we draw courage from Marcia who decides that enough is enough and changes her circumstances. Without revealing too much of the story, I wish more women who find themselves in similar circumstances find Marcia's courage. I also hope that those women have the ...more
Connie
good start, then it just seemed to go on for too long. Everything for the heroine was just too sweet. I just don't think everyone would turn around and love her as they did. Everyone was so accepting and loving towards her. That made it seem more "unreal" to me. Hard book to explain...it built up and I thought it was gonna be great, but then it just built up to a nice pretty ending. I'm used to excitement at the end of a book....This one just didn't do it for me....
James Fant
In the spirit of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to talk about a serious issue as well as give a review of a book that courageously deals with that issue. Domestic Abuse, unfortunately, plagues many households across the globe. However, I don’t really see how one could call a place where abuse is an accepted action a “house” or “home.” A home should be a safe haven, not a place from which you run. In “Have You Seen Her” Chicki Brown tells the story of Marcia Hadley—a we ...more
Katherine Gilraine
So very few novels deal with domestic violence, and I was glad to see Chicki Brown explore this subject in this novel.

I found the book a very good, easy read, and the suspense of what unfolds as Marcia decides to cut ties with her current station and situation and effectively run for her life - literally, as Brown demonstrates - had kept me glued to the Kindle screen. Dani, as she is later known, and Taylor Villanova explore their various quirks, from their backgrounds to their pasts, and Dani
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Elise Marion
I'll be honest, I'm back and forth between 3 and 4 stars on this one, mainly because I'm torn. The writing is fantastic, Chicki Brown is a solid writer who paints a vivid picture. The meat of the story made for good drama and interest. The characters were likeable and relatable for the most part. For me though, this book was much too long. If at least 1/3 of it had been taken out, it would have made for a more engaging read. More on that later.

First, the things I liked. I loved the beginning. Th
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Kathleen
Have You Seen Her? by Chicki Brown is another book that will grab your interest and keep you turning the pages. I really enjoyed reading the book, the storyline dealt with domestic violence in a marriage, and how a woman (Marcia/Dani) took measures to leave that behind and establish a new life for herself. Marcia married Reggie, a heir apparent to a wealthy family corporation and lived a storybook life in Santa Barbara, Ca. for 7 years, but the last 3 years of their marriage was frought with dom ...more
Phoenix Brown
This book drew me in for a few reasons. The first reason was the opening scene and the second reason was it dealt with domestic violence and the lead character having enough courage to escape it. Have you seen her? had a great story line but there were times when I felt myself forwarding to the next few pages to get past some of the scenes. The main focus of the story is Dani (real name Marcia) and Taylor trying to fight the attraction that they had for each other. The amount of time it took for ...more
Stacy Eaton
This was a book to delve into the controversial world of domestic violence. While this book does have a happy ending, many real life stories do not. Author Chicki Brown took advantage of her writing skills to weave a tale to show one woman’s desire to be free from the life threatening clutches of an abusive husband.

Marcia Danielle Hadley could be one of so many women out in this world today. Her story shows how she found her life more important than living a pampered life with money. Her dignity
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Arlena
Author: Chicki Brown
Published By: C. B.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"Have You Seen Her?" by Chicki Brown was a wonderful well written romance novel with some twist and turns dealing with domestic violence, drugs, and lies. This novel was a very easy read that held you on the edge of your seat and kept me turning the pages until the very end. This author unfolds such a good storyline dealing with this subject of domestic abuse in a marriage...told measures to lea
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Cherese A. Vines
Feb 14, 2013 Cherese A. Vines rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adult leisurely readers
Recommended to Cherese by: Chicki Brown
Have You Seen Her? by Chicki Brown follows Marcia Hadley's escape from her fabulously wealthy but abusive husband. Forming a new identity as Dani Reynolds 3,000 miles away, she takes a job as a cocktail waitress at a club called Frenzy, hoping to stay off the radar. But the club's bouncer Taylor has set his sights on her. To her surprise, Dani finds herself looking right back.

This book has a good premise although it is predictable. Readers will definitely get their money's worth just in the word
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Nancy Silk
Author Chicki Brown has written a very compelling story about Marcia Hadley, an abused wife of a very rich California man. Her husband has gone astray by becoming addicted to drugs, primarily heroin. Marcia fears her life, so she devises a plan to disappear, change her appearance, her name, and find refuge faraway in New Jersey. She has left a life of riches and takes an apartment in a risky part of town. She feels her husband would never suspect her to choose such a place to live.
Now known as D
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T.M. Duncan
This book touched on some very important issues, particularly domestic violence. I appreciated the depth of which this book allowed us to see the ins and outs of being in such predicament. However, it was very predictable and unnecessarily long and drawn out; a good bit of scenes could have benefited from being cropped out. Nonetheless, it was a pretty good story. Definitely not a waste of money.
Angel Kerner
I wish I could have the time back that I spent reading this book. From the description I thought the book would be more of a murder/mystery than a romance but I was completely wrong. How many couples met, fall in love and marry within a few months?
Trust me on this one read another book.

The author contacted me and wanted me to add that my review was incorrect and it wasn't a few months from when they met until they were married. "Dani walked out of the new master suite into the library thinking
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Sarah Weathersby
Shame on me for not reading this book sooner. You know how we get on a Kindle buying spree and before we know it we have 100 unread free books.

I'm glad I did get around to reading this one. It's a real page turner with many plot twists. Just when I thought the story was slowing down, something new happened. I don't have personal experience with domestic violence or drug abuse, but I can understand how Marcia/Dani felt conflicted about the changes in her life and her relationships. There were tim
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G.E. Johnson
This story literally held me hostage for a full day because I could not put it down until it was finished! Author Chicki Brown skillfully weaves a story of strength, courage, and love in the face of violence and trauma. The main characters, Marcia and Taylor, are both complex and real, creating the perfect chemistry for readers to fall in love with their story and cheer for their success. The ebb and flow of the story as the plot unfolds is perfect for my reading preference and the romantic elem ...more
Adrienne Thompson
I'm a sucker for a good love story, a sexy hero, and a damsel in distress. So, suffice it to say that I'm in love with this book. I enjoyed every single page from beginning to end. I found myself thinking about the characters even when I wasn't reading the book. Taylor and Dani are a couple you'll want to route for, when you're not lusting for Taylor yourself. :-) Loved this book! Looking forward to reading more from Ms. Brown.

Adrienne Thompson
Author of Bluesday
M.J. Kane
Great job! This book had me staying up all night! I enjoyed the unexpected plot twist and the relationship between the couple. There were parts that I cheered for the characters. It was good to read a book that approached a sensitive subject of domestic abuse and left encouragement for those looking for a way out. If you haven't read it, go get it!
Tony
I was really glued to this story of an abused woman who creates a new identity for herself. The story needed a bit more editing but other then that and time passing a little to quickly, I don't have any complaints. I liked all the characters.
Ann
It was story of a rich man that got addicted and started to beat his wife. She left him and started a new life, till he found her.
the ending of the story gives abit of surprise to the smooth sounding ending. But in the end it all turned out great
Angela Lovett
"Great Writing". Have You Seen Her is a must read focusing on real life issues "Domestic Violence" please add it your reading list. Chicki Brown is a author that you want to recommend to all your friends
Wendy
Really great . Everything is good about this book -
however wish to advise author that before it is republished it needs to be better proofread
There were some errors in the first half. Otherwise a hit.
Diane Brown
This was my first romance novel. It was an easy read and well written. I think I will read another of Chicki's books .. a good read before going to bed at night.
Shone
Jun 30, 2011 Shone rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: yes
Myfirst read by Ms Brown, very pleased. AS one who knows about this subject first hand, I was amazes at the sensitivity. PEACE is what we all want.
Nancy Houston Fields
I liked this book especially for dealing with the subject of domestic abuse and the empowerment of a woman who decides to leave it behind.
Cynthia
first time reading anything by this author, i know itwont be my last eaither. awsome book, nice story
Amber Gordon
An excellent story of Domestic Violence.
Yalanda
Yalanda marked it as to-read
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Contemporary women’s fiction/romance author Chicki Brown has published eight novels and one novelette. Her books have been featured in USAToday. She was the 2011 SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine) Author of the Year and also a contributing author to the Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor (Special Cancer Awareness Edition).

Since she published in 2010, Chicki isn’t able to read as much as she once d
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