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Debbie Macomber
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The Marriage Risk (Midnight Sons #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  827 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Hard Luck, Alaska--a Town that Needs Women!

Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)--but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!

Charles O'Halloran--The oldest brother. Surveyor and not-so-silent partner in Midnight Sons. Like h
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Mira Books (first published October 1995)
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Dec 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin, hqn
Honestly, I did not like this book. The back story almost reads like "Legends of the fall". The soul-mate stuff gets to be boring after a while and the biggest problem I have with this romance is that there is no clue whatsoever that the H/H are compatible. No conversation between them is shown and there is no indication whether they are good friends ( which I believe is necessary if you're going to spend the rest of your life with someone).

A disappointing book!

Book of Secrets
Meh, not as good as the first book in the series. This couple (Charles & Lanni) had very little chemistry. Look out, instalove!! I did enjoy the continuing story of Sawyer & Abbey from Brides for Brothers, and also learning more about the family feud between the O’Hallorans and Catherine Harmon Fletcher.
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

She comes to small town
Their families are enemies
But he doesn't know

Angst when he finds out
Believable characters
Well written romance
I liked the first one better, maybe the chemistry between the twoVery short book. However, as the series continues, we will find out more about Katherine. 2.5


Charles doesn’t know what hits him, the moment he lays eyes on Lanni Caldwell, he is smitten. He has never been in love before, and he really does
not recogn
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for light entertaining stories you'll find it in a Debbie macomber book. Like a soap opera episode
Simplistic, but a guilty pleasure.
If you read my review of the first book, it covers much of the same problems.
Insta-love hit before they barely said two words to each other. Based on nothing. Fate has Destined these two, who hardly know each other, and have yet to have deep or meaningful conversation of any kind to be soul mates.
Misunderstandings occur that could easily be addressed with some conversation in between the kissy-face.
The main conflict is based on a family feud going back to grandparents. Unlike Romeo/Juliet, he w
Aurian Booklover
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sawyer O’Halloran has finally caved, and asked Catherine Fletcher’s daughter if he could rent Catherine’s house. Catherine is not aging well, and is living in a home now in Anchorage. She will probably never return to Hard Luck. So Lanni Caldwell has come to Hard Luck to clear out her grandmother’s house. She has a few weeks to spare, as she will start her internship at the Anchorage news paper in a few weeks. Lanni has fond memories about visiting her grandmother at Hard Luck. And she doesn’t m ...more
Julie Barrett
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reporter is there to find out how the bush pilots are attempting women to come to Hard Luck to marry and live there.

She's there after college, before her newspaper job and she's there to find out about her grandmother's house that is there vacant.

She is there to learn why the war between the families exist. Lenny feels cheated out of her heritage.

Charles thinks she's the new secretary and she will stand in for a bit while she cleans out her grandmothers house. The wedding of Abby and Sawyer
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book. I listened to it on audio and found it very relaxing. The characters are well written and the story continues the story of the O'Halleron brothers. This one concerns Charles, who has to deal with his own feelings with regards to what happened in the previous generation before he can move forward with his own future. I loved the character of Lanny and found the interaction between herself and Charles funny at times also poignant. A book worth reading.
When Charles meets Lannie he is instantly attracted and they both feel like it is love at first sight. The problem is the long lasting battle between both families. Lanni is aware of the long dispute and hatred between the two families and is afraid to let Charles know. Then the rest of the book is them being dictated by their own hatred for each other's families.
Cherie Kasper
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-general
Two men who are not O'Hallorns are featured in this story along with all the other population in Hard Luck, Alaska. Romance runs rampant in this small town, and the men are also running - away. Extraordinary things happen to help them along.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this second book in the series. Sometimes we have to look past the sins of our parents, and right the wrongs of the choices they made in life. I am looking forward to reading the next two stories next month.
Mar 24, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-new
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just ok.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook
Quick read
Jennifer Harris
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

These are really sweet reads. Not a lot of sensual material but a very cute story. Read book number one and this one will make more sense, my advice.
Theresa Puckett
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Kept me involved from beginning to end!
Feb 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

A delightful read. It has a good and fun pace in reading. A good humor between the main characters, and the supporting cast.
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second of Debbie Macomber's enjoyable Alaska series. Please join the Debbie Macomber group. Thank you, :)doug
Jane Drager
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber is always a pleasure to read. This particular story is set in Alaska, her characters always well developed. Enjoyable read.
susan E. Kring
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

fun read for plane trips or short vacations. live that it is a series. just finished a cruise to Alaska so it seemed appropriate
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Midnight Sons (6 books)
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