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Once Burned

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Once Burned Desiree Holt One hot summer Cassie Fitzgerald gave her virginity and her heart to Griffin Hunter. When he married her sister Diane, Cassie fled Stoneham and for six years nothing could make her return. Not her sister's murder, for which Griffin was and continues to be the only suspect. Not her father's suicide, which the police chief wants to sweep under the ru ...more
Published by Ellora's Cave (first published November 1st 2009)
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Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book so much. It may seem like your typical set up; boy hurts girl, girl runs away then comes back years later, misunderstandings and hurts are revealed and thus ensues the quest to win her back. And inevitably you've got small town 'issues' happening as well.

What I loved about this story and what I found so refreshing, is that the truth about what happened in the past was immediately brought to light. We didn't spend the entire book wanting to strangle the couple to just sit dow
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked it!!! Loved that they worked out their misunderstanding at the beginning of the book. I hate reading books were you have to suffer through 1/2 the book or 3/4 of it with misunderstandings that could have easily been cleared up if they had just talked to each other. Hate when authors do that. Not much of an imagination when they do. Loved that the H & h became closer as the book went on. They loved each other, & were honest, & you didn't spend the whole book hearing eit ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
One of Holt's longer tales that is really a well-written story of two people whose lives came together for just two days, and then were cruelly upended by lies and disceit. Now, six years later, they meet once again, and they are still overshadowed by two murders, a town that prefers the status quo to truth, and a woman--the heroine--who WILL NOT allow the deaths of her sister and father to go unsolved. It is quite different from many of Holt's writings but showcases her evident talent and skill ...more
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It was a nice cozy "whodunit." I thought it was evenly spaced with sex and story, which kept me turning the pages.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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A multi-published, award winning, Amazon and USA Today best-selling author, Desiree Holt has produced more than 200 titles and won many awards. She has received an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many others including Author After Dark’s Author of the Year. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Londo ...more
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