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Surprise: Outback Proposal (MacKay Brothers #2)

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Jayne Cutter should take the flirty grins of a gorgeous guy ten years her junior as pure charm--but Alex MacKay makes her want to drop her professional guard and see where that attraction takes them!Alex doesn't have time for casual flings--he is focused on making a success of his business and discovering the truth about his past. But beautiful Jayne is a surprise distract ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Romance #4272, 192 pages
Published October 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published January 2011)
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Jennifer
This was OK. These little Harlequin's are nice quick reads. I bought this one for the author's name. Didn't even realize until I got home that it came out in 2011 (bought it at the grocery store. Someone must have found it in back one day and stuck it on the shelf.)

The stories are short, less than 200 pages, but I've always enjoyed the author's imperfect heros and heroines. This one, not so much. There really wasn't much of a story here. It actually could have been several pages shorter and lost
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Ms_prue
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Got this in a two-in-one with a Sarah Mayberry story. I did manage to finish it but I ended up skim-reading the last few pages lest I be tempted to think too hard about what I was reading and cringe. I'm not a fan of the self-sabotaging relationship - all it does is make me think the two characters are in fact awful for each other, because if they can't be honest and communicate to themselves and each other about their issues, how ever is it going to last? Which is a shame, because I would like ...more
Deborah D.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Deborah by: JM
Belaboring the whole older woman\younger man subject bordered on tedious...after the first 50 pages.
35 does not a cougar make...

There were elements of their relationship that were pleasing, but I often felt a bit sorry for Alex. And glad that he was not telepathic - Jayne just needed to get some therapy about her father's role in her life and her responses to his lack of support.

If this could have gone a bit more in depth, her transition to greater professional independence would have made a wor
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Kat Evans
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Kat by: no one
This book has a very rich, easy reading, yet captivating story-line. The characters are well fleshed out. You almost feel like you know them personally by the end of the book. I'm not usually fond of romances set in Australia, but this one proved to be worth reading.
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Jennifer Ann Ryan was born on 1963 in a small country town in New South Wales Australia. She has travelled in America, trekked Australia’s Kosciusko National Park, lived and worked on a wheat/sheep farm, played piano at marriage ceremonies, sung in a choral production, and worked in jobs ranging from Legal transcription typist, to motor mechanic’s office assistant. She currently makes her home in ...more
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