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Good Husband Material

(Hometown Heartbreakers #8)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  503 ratings  ·  17 reviews

Eight years after she skipped town on the eve of her engagement, Kari Asbury briefly revisited sleepy Possum Landing, certain she'd encounter the handsome, upstanding lawman whose love once thrilled--and intimidated--her teenage heart. Still, she never expected to stumble into a bank robbery and meet Sheriff Gage Reynolds at gunpoint!

Gage's forceful gaze captivated Kari.

Paperback, Silhouette Special Editions #1501, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2002 by Silhouette Special Edition (first published 2002)
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Good Husband Material is a so-so book, nothing great and nothing bad.
Kari was a young 18 year old with dreams and her feelings for Gage(who was 23) and his planning for the future made her scared and she left. She comes back to sell her grandmother's place intending to move on since she is done with modeling and has earned a degree to be a teacher and they become friends again since they are neighbors. There are no angry words instead they talk, Kari apologizes and explains her position and Gage
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bu ayın en güzel kitabı idi..Çok severek okuduğum için yorumu hak etti...Susuan Mallery farkı..
Jack Vasen
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This book tells a complete story and can stand alone. There are some ties to book 7 in the series and to Earl Haynes in general, but everything is covered in this book. I can't get excited about possible loose threads related to extended family.

This book isn't awful, but I didn't enjoy it at all. Most of it has a somber tone. The plot is pretty thin with the possible exception of the backstories of the two leads which are just depressing. In addition, this is a rekindled romance story which, as
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
On to the next.
Phylis Carpenter
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kari and Gabe once were very close friends. On the eve of the engagement Kari panicked and left town. Now after 8 years she has come home to fix and sell her Grandmothers house. She knows that she will meet up with Gabe after all this time because he lives next door.

She has a check that needs cashing so she reluctantly walks into the hometown bank knowing that she will be facing her past. Everyone there will question why she is back and for how long. What she didn't count on was walking into the
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it liked it
This book continues the Hometown Heartbreakers series. These last four books, including Completely Smitten, were written six or seven years after book #7 and were generally better. The "reunited couple" theme is one of my least favorite because I usually feel so irritated that the couple has needlessly wasted years that I can't really enjoy it. Gage was a great hero and Kari was charming and likeable. I felt that Gage's angst over his mother's secret was a little overdone.
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Fourth in the Haynes brothers series, this one is about Gage Reynolds and Kari Asbury. Gage is one of the four half-brothers. The two have a relationship that had gone bad and now get a second chance eight years later.
Jan 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: jan-apr-2013
rabck from svoight 9/10; When Gage finds out that his biological father is not the man that raised him, he thinks that everything about him is changed. But that's no true - Kari just has to convince him that he's still the man for her
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, romance
Really enjoyed this story. The plot was more complex than in previous books in this series and there were a number of unexpected surprises along the way. I think the writing was better too. This was much more of a standalone book as well. Entertaining book and series.
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Mallery and Hometown Heartbreakers fans
Shelves: adult, romance
Kari returns to her hometown to sell her grandmother's house. On her first day home she finds herself held hostage at a bank robbery and rescued by her ex-boyfriend, who she abandoned 8 years ago when she ran away to New York City, and who is now the Sheriff. Sparks fly...
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
oh mine !the 1st chapters were awfully boring. the pace too slow for me. towards the middle the book got on the right track and i liked it then
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cute, easy read.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Overall good book. I really enjoy this series.
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute series. I keep reading random ones that are NOT in order.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. ...more

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“She picked at the place mat in front of her. “They were all in law enforcement. It was some kind of sheriff’s convention. Your biological father—Earl Haynes—was a sheriff.” 0 likes
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