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The Boyfriend's Back

(The McNulty Brothers #1)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  7 reviews

Dealing with unexpected twists isn't new for Hailey Maddox. Despite everything, she's managed to create the perfect life for her daughter. Oh, except for one tiny thing. A ghost from the past in the form of JT McNulty, her first love. When he arrives to attend his mother's funeral, Hailey's not surprised—she's terrified.

After fifteen years of avoiding the truth, she's got
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Harlequin Superromance (first published May 1st 2009)
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I appreciated how complex and flawed the characters of this story are; it's a very untypical romance in many ways, with a low-key hero and a heroine who's made huge mistakes. I was won over by the tenderness of the ending, but I did have one huge problem with the plot.
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This is a secret baby story with a twist. A big, fat, twisty twist. The hero isn't the daddy of the heroine's baby, but he let her tell everyone in town that he was. And got kicked out of his parents' house for it. She was supposed to tell the truth before the baby was born, but never came back to town to check. Now he's back for his mother's funeral and learns that the girl, a teenager now, still thinks he's her dad. Mom finally tells her he's not, and everything blows up. So, there's two famil ...more
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May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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It's funny how he mistakenly thought his dad going to show emotion at the funeral but instead his dad spit on his wife's grave. Under normal cirumstances, it's not funny to spit at someone's funeral when they going to be buried after service. It's disrespectful to the dead. However, i understand she cheated on his dad. He refused therapy and however finally accepted therapy. It's funny how his dad was making racquet when the son and the son's girlfriend was kissing. I started and finished this b ...more
Michelle Palmer
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
A lovely story about a high school couple that meet again 15 years later after many lies and misunderstandings. The characters are full of life and you can see them trying to do the right thing and like many of us failing. It is sweet and very enjoyable. There were none of the annoying logic errors, misspellings, or incorrectly used idioms that plague many of the monthly Romance series that I have read in the past.
Aug 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Yuk! Not a romance and the female main character has no redeeming feature at all!
Mar 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Decent writing. Nothing in the plot that made me roll my eyes in disbelief.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining, enjoyable story - love the McNultys
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