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Just Once

(The Runaways #2)

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Jemma O'Hurley, a spoiled New Orleans debutante of 1816 who, rather than marry the man her father has chosen for her, chooses to run away one dark and stormy night. She prays for a way out and fate brings her in contact with a young woman running for her life who is more than willing to step into Jemma's shoes. Alone on the dangerous streets of New Orleans, Jemma is soon s ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Jove
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Feb 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Frontier Romances
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"3.5 stars" Just Once is a pleasant, light and easy read. It lacked some of the depth in both characterizations and story that I usually prefer in my romance novels, but I still found it to be pretty enjoyable. The first part of the book had a fair bit of action, but at the same time it seemed rather sluggish. I think this was because of the lack of depth to the hero and heroine during this part of the story. Usually an author will build characters by utilizing dialog or
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I actually really liked this book and that surprised me. I don't remember what made me pick it up but I did and once I got it home I tried to read it. It did not take me long to decide I had to find out what happens to Jemma.
Jemma is finally home from school and wants to spend some time with her father and maybe see some of the world. Almost immediately, her father tells her that he has contracted a marriage for her. Jemma immediately realizes that it is strictly to help his business and that h
Jerry Jares
This is a very likable story that is just too predictable. Jemma and Hunter are evenly matched and the dialogue between them is enough to make a reader smile. This is the second of three books in the Louisiana Series:
Day Dreamer
Just Once
Blue Moon

Jemma is the wealthy woman who switches places at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans (in Day Dreamer). This story has the saints as background characters in the story and Ms. Landis had a great time using them to perfection. 3.5 stars
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Love story of 1816
Alice Harbin
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Jemma is a feisty gal who sets her sights on a Kentucky adventurer. She is unable to convince him that he loves her too. He has rescued her from a purchased marriage to benefit her father's business. She returns to her father only to have him sell her again. She is about to escape again when Hunter comes searching for her. ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
After her father announces that he has arranged her marriage to a complete stranger, Jemma decides it's time to make her own decisions and live her own life. So, she runs away into the darkness of New Orleans and hires Hunter Boone to escort her north to Kentucky and to the adventure she always wanted.

Enjoyable historical romance. My rating: 4 Stars.
Chrissy F.
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've already read this book once around ten years ago. I instantly fell in love with Hunter just as Gemma had. You root for them throughout the whole book. You get to wonder if you would have had the same courage and bravery she had. This is a book I will forever get lost in. <3 ...more
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JILL MARIE LANDIS is the bestselling author of nearly thirty novels which have appeared on the NYT bestseller list, USA Today and other national bestseller lists. She has won numerous awards for her heartfelt characters and sweeping emotional historical romances that include SUMMER MOON and MAGNOLIA CREEK and the Irish Angels Series; HEART OF STONE, HEART OF LIES, and HEART OF GLASS. All of her Hi ...more

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