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Hey, Good Looking

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  1,284 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Darby Lane and Russell Gunn had been inseparable friends from their early years in the Horseshoe, their wonderful Baton Rouge neighborhood of their youth. But after graduate school, a tragic accident takes Russ's life --- and Darby's world is shattered.

Her long journey to healing brings her closer to Russ's brother Ben, whom she begins to see through new eyes. Suddenly lo
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Pocket (first published 2006)
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Aug 01, 2010 Theresa rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: romance
I’ve been dealing with a bit of bad luck in reading books that I truly like, so I thought I’d find something I like with my first Fern Michaels book. (This is at least her 11th book as there are ten other books mentioned as written by her in the book.) I know she’s a popular author and I’m expecting something along the lines of Danielle Steel (whose books I like when I was reading them years ago) and Nora Roberts (whose books I’ve been reading quite a bit lately and always enjoy.) I’m not expect ...more
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Delicious Strawberry
This is not the first Fern Michaels book I ever read - I had already read two others (One Sisterhood book, as well as Pretty Woman) but this was easily the worst of the three, and apparently from the other reviews, I'm not alone in thinking this. Some of the characters were funny, but there were several unrealistic perks and twists, as well as a very lackluster and sappy ending. Dodo and her son, for example. And I was disappointed that Bella got away with what she did and was able to sneak off. ...more
M.E. Logan
Light read. Beach reading. Nothing really deep or mysterious. Like her Sisterhood series better.
Any time the events of a novel are so close to life it makes me think "what would I do?" I enjoy the characters and story line even more.

Darby and Russell have been best friends for life and now each is graduating from college. Russell is excited about his teaching career and hopes
Darby gets a class in the same school so her students will one day become his Fifth graders. They are packed and ready to return their respective homes in the cul-de-sac called Shoe, where they can spend their summer
Sandy Long
Loved this book. I could actually seeing this made into a movie. The 3 elderly sisters reminded me of the Baldwin sisters in Walton's Mountain plus one more. Their Southern Charm was interesting and the book kept me reading.
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Darby Lane and Russell Gunn had been inseparable friends from their early years in the Horseshoe, their wonderful Baton Rouge neighborhood of their youth. But after graduate school, a tragic accident takes Russ's life --- and Darby's world is shattered.

Her long journey to healing brings her closer to Russ's brother Ben, whom she begins to see through new eyes. Suddenly love blooms in the place of grief; and now, with the help of the three wily and colorful aunts who raised her, Darby faces the c
Listened to Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels. With lively prose, unforgettable characters, and a touch of mischievous wit, Fern Michaels creates vivid reading experiences in all of her acclaimed USA Today and New York Times bestselling novels. Now, she inspires and entertains with a touching tale of the transforming power of love -- and a woman whose broken heart finds more room for the simple pleasures of family and home, and for discovering true love in the last place she expected. Darby Lan ...more
2.5 stars

Darby had a best friend, Russell, who we met in the first chapter and was dead by chapter two. Darby grieves and with the help of her aunts and Russell’s brother, Ben, she copes. The villainous stepmom, Bella, provides much needed tension and there is a weird storyline involving organ donation. Michaels made it a plotline, but never really delved into it with any real depth. There is a conclusion of the plot near the end of the book, but it didn’t make much sense to me.

I read this beca
Intersecting stories of several characters based on a set of 5 historic houses set in a cul-de-sac (the "shoe") in Baton Rouge. Anchoring the shoe are 3 houses owned by 3 eccentric elderly sisters, heiresses to a beer company. They have been involved in the lives of neighbor Marcus Dunn, now caught in the grip of gold-digging social climbing second wife, Bella, and his sons.

The thread of this story starts with the untimely demise of young Russell Dunn and the subsequent donation of his organs b
Set in Baton Rouge, this tale revolves around two families, the Lanes and the Gunns. Close friends and neighbors for years, their shared lives are remarkably happy until Myrna Gunn dies and Marcus remarries. Bella, his new wife, can only be described as an evil stepmother, and the two families divide. But Darby Lane and Russ Gunn remain the best of friends. Russ even makes Darby the executrix of his will after they graduate from college. Ten years later Russ dies, and Darby isn't able to stop Ru ...more
Before reading this book, I had never heard of Fern Michaels. That's probably because I tend to avoid chick lit and books with legs on the cover. I must admit 'Hey, Good Looking' wasn't as cheesy as I expected and I liked it. I must also admit that liking it sort of scares me because I don't want to start dotting my i's with hearts and watching movies about angels that fall to earth.

Even though the underlying subject (the death of a close friend) is sad, the overall tone of the book is light and
3.5 stars. The quirky storyline kept me reading and interested enough for a fluffy, lighthearted read, but wow I am not a fan of Michaels' writing style. I find the conversations between all of the characters (not just a few who she's trying to position as flighty or nervous) are unrealistic and incongruous with the way someone actually speaks. Each character's voice would jump from talking about the weather to business to the neighbor to the dog, and then back to the weather without giving the ...more
Family, romance, mystery, drama, with a little comedy!
Light and good
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I enjoyed reading this book. My chief complaints: one major plotline was left unfinished, at least in my mind; the ending was kind of abrupt, and typos!! It just drives me crazy when a published work that has been edited (presumably) has homonym confusion, missing quotation marks, sentence fragments... Sheesh! The story was pretty good and easy to read, though, and I did want to find out what happened, so overall I gave it 3 stars.
last two charter were the best.
Sappy, and really hard to get into.
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A must read. Heart-warming story.Darby & Russ, lifelong friends til one's life ends too short. She makes peace with his wishes. Lovable characters; 3 Aunts that raised them, helps and reunites estranged father. Evil stepmother gets what's coming to her. Long last family returns.Makes you cry and makes you laugh out loud!One of the best books ever!
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There are some good points or characters, Diddy, Dodo, Duckie, and maybe a little of Darby. I could not wait for this book to end. I must say that I found it a total disappointment. Not at all what I have expected from Michael's and I have read several of her books. Certainly not one that I would read again.
R*beth*h Hart
Picked this book up at the local library sale. After sitting on my shelf for awhile I finally got around to read it. Well written quick read, with just the right mix of humor, love, reality & mystery. A little southern hospitality mixed in with some back stabbing life lessons plus some good laughs.
Not a huge fan of Fern Michaels writing styling as it can be a little dry in places, but this book surprised me. It was a pretty good read. However, reading about grown women named Ducky, Diddy, and Dodo was a little much. I really wished she called them their real names instead of those lame nicknames.
2 and a 1/2 stars. I finally read a Fern Michaels book! I have had this book on my shelf for years (sent to me from my sweet aunt) and every time it would come across my desk at the library I would think, "I need to read that book!"
It was a cute enough book with likeable characters.
Pat Martz
I enjoyed this heart-warming story. A good, light read and that held my interest.
This was the first book I've read by MIchael's. It was good, couple of different story lines going on but easy enough to keep track of the characters. It was, however, hokey and a bit predictable but I think I would try another book of hers in the future.
I have no idea what the title has to do with this book. I guess I missed it. But I think it's supposed to be a love story. More then that, it's about 3 aunts who are hysterical. Didn't care for the very end, but the rest was a hoot.
Another imaginative book by Fern Michaels. Some of her books are quite good and others move too slowly because she tries to be too detailed. This was a good little story that falls in the pretty good fairy tale vein and is quite amusing.
Loved this book. Must be read by anyone with sisters-a great book about family ties and love despite differences and problems, plus a love story (or two) thrown in. I loved the three elderly sisters - my kind of people
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