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Reilly's Return (Rainbow Chasers #3)

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A classic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag, Reilly’s Return is the wonderful story of a woman who seeks sanctuary and stability as she reconnects with a man who lives life on the edge.
In a small town on California’s northern coast, Jayne Jordan thinks that she has found the perfect place to live. Recovering from her husband’s death, searching for
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Very dated story of an '80s flaky new-age heroine and an actor with over-the-top rabid fans. I never bought into the "chemistry" between the couple, and thought the heroine's character was just silly.
Sorry. Not going to finish listening to this one. The characters are, well, caricatures. And I'm bored already, having made it through an hour. There are just too many good books out there.
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Jayne Jordon lost her husband one year ago and is still recovering from the grief. Concentrating on her work, she has moved back to her hometown to rebuild her spirit and soul. But Pat Reilly has other plans. Gorgeous movie star, Pat Reilly, has loved Jayne from the first time he saw her. But she had been married to his best friend. Reilly knows that he and Jayne were meant to be together...he just needs to fate a small nudge. But Jayne isn't sure she can get past the or the fear to allow hersel ...more
Apr 01, 2013 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can hear the very sexy Australian voice of Hugh Jackman as I read this book. Visions of his smile and cocky attitude make Pat Reilly come alive for me. I know very well that Hugh is not the sexy Aussie that Tami Hoag had in her mind as she wrote the book. Hugh would have been, maybe, 10 years old at the time, but he is sure in my mind. Which brings up another point: this book does not show it's age. It is a sweet, humorous, very romantic story. I firmly believe that good romance stands the tes ...more
Reilly’s Return is the third novel in the Rainbow Chasers series by American author, Tami Hoag. Jayne Jordan, widow of Joseph MacGregor, is hiding out in the California coastal town of Anastasia with three llamas and a pregnant teen. Zany Jayne is a film writer and director, but is wasting her talent as a scathing film critic. Aussie actor, Pat Reilly was Mac’s best friend, but when he met Jayne, neither could deny a connection. At Mac’s funeral, he vowed to return to her. And now he has. But Ja ...more
DNF at 27%.

I know this was written in the 80s or early 90s, but earlier one woman called a man a "perv" for nothing more than wearing make-up and another character just referred to "that fag guy that comes to read the meter." I know the 80s were a different time for homosexuality, but I'm a lot more... intolerant of intolerance than I used to be (call me a hypocrite for that if you want -- a single fuck will not be given that day). I was kind of into the story but not enough to put up with slurs
Nov 19, 2015 Vicky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story from early in, Tami Hoag's caree, when she was writing fluffy romance novels. There were some plot points there were a bit vague to me. I didn't realize this was the third of a series of books and had I started at the beginning I might have understood the back story. Now I plan to back track and read the earlier books.
Jul 12, 2011 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
this book was impossible to get into. it took everything i had just to finish it.
Suspending disbelief has it's limits. This guy was just too hot to be in love with such a kook...and a whiny one at that!
Dec 20, 2016 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally love books by Tami Hoag, but this one had a h that I couldn't relate to. Widowed, this ex-hollywood wife and movie critic lives in a small town, and is to the whole holistic living thing. Her dead husband's friend, and Hollywood heart throb has been atrractied to her for years. One year after the husband's death, he comes to "claim" her...see if their mutual attraction will lead to something more...sounds interesting...but somehow, it went off course for me...she doesn't like the atte ...more
May 14, 2017 Joni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars. Nice romance, third book in the series. Jayne's husband passes away suddenly, his best friend Pat Reilly gives her a year without contacting her after his death and then shows up as he promised he would.
Emily Higgins
Jun 20, 2017 Emily Higgins rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Movie star Pat Reilly goes to the small town in California where critic Jayne Jordan is living after the death of her husband. Pat is hoping that enough time has passed since Jayne's husband's death that Jayne will see the love that he has for her.
Tess Mertens-Johnson
Ah the guilty pleasure of a slap and tickle book...
Reilly comes back from his Hollywood start status, being the equivalent of People's Sexist Man Alive, to a CA town his old flame, who happens to be a movie critic, is putting on a play in a small playhouse. He said he is there to get back to his stage roots, she thinks he is tanking in his career making bad movies just for the money. He is the ex-best friend of her ex-husband, and the REASON she has an ex-husband,
The sexual tension can be cut wi
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May 08, 2013 Andreasoldier rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An early Hoag. Yoga, meditation-loving widowed writer leaves Hollywood to open community theater in small town.
Then hot-shot actor comes to town: he was hubby's best friend and when he and wifey met it was instant attraction, but they never acted on it. After hubby''s death, actor said he'd be back in year.\
There's a lot of guilt, angst (and not just about their feelings for each other), but every time the MC mentioned OM, yoga or meditation, it just stopped me in my tracks and totally turned me
Jun 18, 2013 Sharyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Reilly's return" by Tami Hoag is a very early book, part of the loveswept series which I didn't realize had so much sex in it. I read it only because it is part of a series and I am compulsive that way. Anastasia, CA has become a home for 3 women who have reconnected after
life after college. Jane is a widow who had been attracted to a freind of her husband's before he died and Reilly said he would come for her in a year,and he does. Love ensues!
May 31, 2013 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Not a big fan of this.

Jayne writes movie reviews and seems to be really bitchy about it.

Reilly wants to romance Jayne and is willing to jump thru hoops to do it.

Takes place in a small town in CA. I kept wanting to smack some sense into Jayne.

There's sub-plot with a pregnant teenager that added nothing.
Deb Diem
Aug 31, 2015 Deb Diem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reilly's Return by Tami Hoag is a fun read. Jayne and Pat's story is well written with lovable characters, humor, drama and spice. I enjoyed Reilly's Return and look forward to reading more by Tami Hoag in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

I purchased a copy of this book at a local library book sale.
Wanda Gibbons
Just a romantic tid bit where the man comes from Australia for a woman he has loved for a ong time but she was him friend's wife. Then the friend dies. He shows up just in time to star in her play, he is famous actor, help her with a pregnant teen and help her get her own script made into a movie. The "just to go to be real" kind of story and person. Holiday read at Easter.
Jun 10, 2014 Tammy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a very hard book to complete, but I finally did. The characters were bland and the plot was very predictable. I'm sad to say, of these first TH books, you can just change the characters' names & city names & it's basically the same story.
Sep 28, 2010 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, library
I always find it interesting to read author's earlier books, it really makes me appreciate how far they've come. I liked the idea of Reilly's Return but I didn't like the book much. I've read other books by Tami Hoag that she's written more recently and enjoyed them far more than this one.
I liked Reilly a lot, but Jayne drove me a little crazy with all her quirks with her bracelet. It was a pretty standard older romance
Aug 13, 2011 Aileen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dated romance and very little storyline. Much prefer Hoag's later novels.
Oct 09, 2010 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: listened-to
This was nice simple love story. Not necessary very special but enjoyable none the less. If you like love stories you will enjoy this book.
Apr 18, 2012 Christi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great early romantic comedy from Hoag. I love this series! Laugh out loud funny with loveable characters!
Oct 17, 2010 Mindy rated it it was ok
Shelves: modern, 2-stars
It was something to read...nothing special but not bad.
Jul 04, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tami-hoag
Just a glorified mills and boon. Meh
Pat Moore
It was a decent, quick summer read between books I really wanted to read. Just ok in my opinion.
Nov 24, 2012 Carolynne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Jayne keeps claiming that she is doing a public service with her "brutally honest" movie reviews. I think she has honesty confused with hyperbole.
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