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Leftover Love

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Layne MacDonald's search for the mother who had given her up at birth took her from the world she had always known to a sprawling Nebraska ranch, where the West wove its spell around her But when she met Creed Dawson,part-owner of the ranch, she was bewildered by his brusque and distant manner. As he taught her to rope, corral and ride, Layne bega
Hardcover, Large Print, 296 pages
Published December 31st 1985 by G. K. Hall & Company (first published January 1st 1984)
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I love stories with brooding grumpy 'Man's Men'. Call me weird.
Creed is all that and more!
Layne is 26 and has been searching for her birth mother ever since she turned 18. Finally, she has a lead and follows it from Omaha to Valentine Nebraska. Not the usual State chosen for Harlequins. So yet another thing to like about this unusual romance.
When she gets there she literally runs into Creed and her first reaction is surprise that such a tall sexy cowboy could have such an unattractive face. And
A beauty and the beast retelling which is my favorite trope. This one is good but definitely a product of the eighties. Lots of smoking. Like lots and lots of smoking. It's like the Marlboro Man smoking all of the time. And no sign of breast feeding for baby. Ah well.

Hero is unattractive. Just really amazingly unattractive. The description reminded me of the hero in Artistic License who had a face only an artist could love. Our heroine here can't understand why she's attracted to such an unattr
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had a hankerin' to revisit a romance that was an early favorite. It was the first Beauty and the Beast trope I'd read, and I loved it. I enjoyed the re-read. The early-eighties mind set was present, but fairly light.
Fiona Marsden
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars I've been promising myself a Janet Dailey read since she passed away not long ago so when I found one I hadn't read, I was ready to go.

This is the story about a hero who is plug ugly. The sort of ugly that makes nice girls recoil. I kind of visualise Jack Palance with the prominent cheekbones and after his nose was broken so it was flattened. The sort of looks that means playing the bad guy in a movie rather than the hero.

Layne is an attractive, confident woman who normally wouldn't
Aug 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
Ew. This was a stinker.
However, if you fantasize about emotionally retarded men who are also fugly...then this is definitely the book for you.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very nice book. And quite unusual for its time as the heroine is more sexually liberated than is found during this time period. The Hero is also quite different in that he is a big brute of a man, quite homely in appearance and because of this he has developed a complex about his looks.

There was a good progression to the story and I like how the couple became lovers, because of circumstances it was easy to believe how each misinterpreted the motives of the other. There is a good back s
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Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read for JD fans. This book is one of the reasons why I read her works. Loved it.
Emma Ottendorf
these stories are beautifully poignant...lizard is my favorite but dreaming of kimchee is equally great. they make me think of when you are on the subway or walking down the street and you see certain people who make you stop and wonder, just for a second, what their lives are like and what kind of people they are. in these stories banana yoshimoto perfectly captures the feeling of living in a huge city, the small lives of the passerby.
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme
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