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The Long Hot Summer

(The Blackstones of Virginia #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  662 ratings  ·  20 reviews

Veterinarian Ryan Blackstone has a chip on his shoulder that keeps him firmly unattached. He's got a young son he adores, a legacy and a family to be proud of. He's not looking for anything else. And the last thing on Kelly Andrews's mind is romance when she accepts a job at the famous Blackstone stud farm. But when she meets sexy Ryan, she begins to question her resolve

Paperback, 184 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Harlequin (first published February 1st 2004)
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May 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
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I'm gonna say this book was just okay. If I purchase a electronic book or a book online (for home delivery), I try to read the reviews first. With this book, it had more 4 and 5 stars so one may consider this to be a good read. Well I got bad news, it was just okay. I think the reviewers must be the author's friends (JK)

I didn't feel the characters. It felt like a write by colors assignment (draw the lines game). Even though it was short, I felt like the author ran out of thing to say so
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
I love this book. The romance was subtle and sweet. Ryan and his son are just so cute. Especially his 4 year old son. The things kids know! Kelly was a sweetheart but she didn't let anyone run over her, which i liked..A strong women. The romance was great. It had all the components that i want in a romance book. The dad was funny. With his ways. and i loved the glimpse of the brother. I can't wait to read his book. Jeremy the hot tempered quiet brother.
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Great read. Some grammatical errors but overall a nice love story. The trust issues, losses, and uncertainties made it hard for the couple to move on to their happily ever after but in the end love won!
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
this book kept my attention!
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loved it!!
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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a very good book....
Jennell Brown
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Melissa Hongisto
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sad backstory. Heartwarming love story.
Kathleen Johnstone
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved it
It was sweet and an easy read
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Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
If you're used to the faced paced novels of recent years, you may find this slow-moving and hard to get into. The dialogue between the characters were a bit antiquated and the story could have gone a bit deeper without sacrificing the novel's sweetness. For example, our heroine loses her first husband, but doesn't really struggle with risking losing her heart again. Also, the hero's son is abandoned by his biological mother but his issues never surface and he adapts too quickly for it to be an ...more
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have read other books by this author that were so much better than this one.
Jan 02, 2014 added it
This book was ok, I've read better by this author. it seemed to drag in parts of the storyline.
Dalesha R
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A nice romance novel :-) I've read some of her other books
Teresa Matthews
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very nice romance novel.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book, probably won't read the others in the series though as they don't seem to interest me.
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Second time, maybe third time reading this story, still enjoyed it

Now on to the second book in this series
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Rochelle Alers was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, where she raised. She obtained degrees in Sociology and Psychology, before started to work. She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling. She has traveled to countries in North, Central and South America, and Europe. She is also in accomplished in ...more

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