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Light's Out

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  86 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Piper Renee Knight was sole proprietor of two coffee shops located in Austin, Texas. Lights Out Coffee began two and a half years ago as a joint venture with her father, Macarthur "Lights Out" Knight, former boxing great turned businessman. Joe and Piper meet during Joe's second visit to her shop and exchange coffee and banter. They both agree to take their attraction furt

Paperback, 342 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Genesis Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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I waffled over the star count on this one, ultimately upping it to 4 but in reality it felt more like 3.5

Piper is the daughter of a famous boxer and the proprietress of two coffee shops. Joe is a IT tech guy who wanders into her shop to grab some coffee. The two are young, healthy twenty-somethings who are immediately attracted to each other and flirt outrageously, much to the amusement of the rest of the coffee house regulars. But just as they are on the cusp of taking their relationship to a h
Gisèle Altagracia
Here we have, yet again I might say, the slightly quirky, independent, educated, plain-ish but kind of good looking heroine who is not opposed to hooking up but sooner or later will want more. She is paired up with the overly handsome hero, only interested in hooking up which he makes clear up front so there won't be issues but as soon as the heroine catch feelings he becomes a douche and does the disappearing act.

The basic break down for this story, if you want to keep it that simple. But of c
Oct 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
It was a terrible follow-up to Reye's Gold. See my review I listed on Amazon.. I know it's been over a year .. but sadly my review has not changed.

WOW! I guess there's a doormat for every a$$hole around. I've had so many eye-rolling moments and more WTF?? moments through out the story and that's not good, there needs to be a balance. Joe really handed Piper the JERK card too many times to tolerate. Why not have a real competition for Joe, why is it he was allowed to whore around but she not have
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book. I took a chance on reading this one because some of the previous reviews were not very encouraging. Finally decided to check it out because I realized after reading Reye's Gold and Do Overs (for the 2nd time) that Lights Out was about Joe...that Joe and I was intrigued. Thought he was a layered character in Reye's Gold, rediscovered him in the 2nd reading and after reading about Henri in Do Overs decided that I owed it to myself to get Joe's story. It is a sweet journey to lov ...more
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story

I was really thrown off by the reviews this book got. I think most of them are so very off. Joe was a very likable character to me and so was Piper. As usual Ruthie Robinson tells a very beautiful love story, and I was so happy to get another peek at Reye and Stephen's HEA. A couple of the reviews claimed this was a repeat of the Reyes Gold plot, and I couldn't disagree more. The hero here was a brooding alpha type that eventually succumbs to a feisty yet sweetly compa
Laverne Brewster
Aug 24, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This book dragged along. The story of Joe and Piper was difficult to finish because the events of the story evolved and were resolved so slowly. Joe is an IT tech consultant and friend of Stephen and Reye from the book, "Reyes Gold". He has a background of being against interracial unions and he struggles with his reaction to Piper Renee Knight, a Black American female who is owner of two of the town's coffee shops. She is temporally taking care of her two half-sisters when she meets ...more
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A long meandering road

I read this book because I loved Reyes gold and I wanted to hear joes story.good dialogue and well written but it takes literally forever for them to get together. I loved the story and how it took them sometime to work it out but it took a really long time. Plus I have a problem with reading yet another book where a girl is deprecated in love with a guy who is just like " meh..ok"
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. Attended Clark College as an undergrad, and completed my Masters at the University of Texas in Austin. Both of my degrees are in Economics. After working in the Banking industry, I am now doing what I love - telling stories.

I enjoy reading, gardening, movies and hanging out with my spouse of twenty-seven years and our two young adults. I currently live in Austin, Te
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