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Not Without Her Family (Serenity Springs #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  90 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

She claims she has to make things right...

It's nothing but trouble for Jack Martin, chief of police, when Kelsey Reagan blows into town. Her ex-con brother just became the prime suspect in a murder, and this reformed bad girl vows to prove he's innocent. She even blames herself for her brother's jail record--for her brother's convicted crime.

And now Jack's precocious you

Kindle Edition, Harlequin SuperRomance #1496, 256 pages
Published June 2008 by Harlequin Books
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May 15, 2011 Saly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Saly by: Mareli
Not Without Her Family was an enjoyable book. Kelsey comes to Serenity Springs after having tracked down her brother Dillon. She wants to make amends. Dillon went to prison protecting her and Kelsey always blamed herself, if only she had listened to her brother and been less wild, when she runs into the Chief of Police Jack. There are instant sparks but they share a kiss and say goodbye, thinking it will be the last they see of each other since Kelsey is leaving after her brother is not very wel ...more
Jan 20, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars ~ Newly widowed, Jack had allowed his grief to affect his judgement on the job and an innocent bystander had paid the price. So he moved himself and his six year old daughter to Serenity Springs where his sister lived and took over the Chief of Police position. Serenity is a great community to raise a kid; everyone may know everyone's business but the atmosphere matched it's name. That is until Kelsey came to town. Ten years ago she'd let her brother down, he ended up in prison and refus ...more
This was a wonderful story I loved Kelsey she was a tough (not really), damaged screw up who comes to this small town to find her brother who was a ex con, he killed someone 10years ago and is out trying to restart his life (well not really... hide in what little life he has left), the story is really several stories the dynamics between Kelsey and her brother Dillon, Jack (widowed/chief of police) and daughter EMMA (love her), his sister (former lawyer, current bar owner and Dillon's employer)A ...more
Entertaining and sexy. The character development was weak, but the romance was sweet. While there was some miscommunication, it wasn't the irritating kind and the characters talked things out without much delay. This was not a deep book, but overall enjoyable and worth the time.
Gail Thompson
Jan 31, 2016 Gail Thompson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked the characters best of all in this story. I liked that they had faults, were messed up by their pasts, and that they still tried to carry on. Kelsey is s stubborn and a real fighter. despite how terrified she is, she still gives Jack a chance. I also like her loyalty to Dillon who should really let her back in his life.
The plot was good although far-fetched in places and a little contrived in the end. I know you have to stretch out the details of the case so the end is a surprise but rea
Romance, suspense, mystery, and a wonderful cast of characters! Jack and Kelsey were perfect for each other and the chemistry between them was sizzling hot. Loved this book!
Nov 05, 2008 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A Harlequin Super Romance, one of the best.
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kelsey seeks out her estranged brother Dillan. She feels responsible for the time he served in prison and wants to make amends, but he wants nothing to do with her. He's living in a small town and she and the police chief there are immediately attracted to one another. Kelsey doesn't trust cops however because her abusive step-father was one. When Dillan becomes a suspect in a local murder she and Jack come into conflict.

Not a terrible setup, but their conversations were a little too contrived.
I don't read much Harlequin anymore, so this was a nice treat for me. I loved the lead female character she was spunky and a little naughty. I especially liked that when she met Jack's daughter she did not immediately fall head-over-heels in love with the little girl. I've been there, done that, and let me tell you not all single young woman love kids. And that's ok! I am a mom and adore my kids, but I imagine not everyone feels the same way about them when they first meet them. I liked the heat ...more
Apr 21, 2011 Mareli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's a little series comprending
1 - not without her family
2 - A Not-So-Perfect Past
3 - his Secret Agenda
4 - [Count on a Cop] - Do You Take This Cop

this one was really good. Very strong heroine. I loved her.
I enjoyed the whole series
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Romance Writers of America RITA Award Winner Beth Andrews spends her time writing contemporary romance for Harlequin Superromance, sending checks to pay for her kids’ college tuition and composing texts that end up on her children’s twitter feeds. She loves coffee, hockey and happy endings. ...more
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Serenity Springs (4 books)
  • A Not-So-Perfect Past
  • His Secret Agenda
  • Do You Take This Cop?

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