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THE MARRYING KIND
* Avon Books
years ago, world-famous artist Harriet P. Smith was
the nerdiest girl at Doolittle High School, and Jake
Porter was the new boy in town. Charismatic, handsome,
and instantly popular, Jake was way out of her league.
Harriet was shocked when he asked her to the graduation
dance . . . and devastated when he left town for
good the next morning.
his father's remarriage could bring Jake, now a
hot shot L.A. music exec, back to small-town Arkansas.
His only consolation is the stunning woman with
the mysterious green eyes he meets at a local bar.
He's got no idea he was a part of one of the best
nights of her life—or that he's about to
fall for her as hard as she once did for him. Jake's
never been the marrying kind, but another night
with Harriet might make him change his mind.
for Not the Marrying Kind
THE MARRYING KIND...one
of the most delightful, witty, well-written books
I’ve read in a very long
time. This author absolutely nailed the experience
of cosmopolitan, urban professionals returning to
the small town of their roots. The romance is pitched
perfectly, the dialogue is sparkling, and the story
builds to a very satisfying conclusion.
the book readers are introduced to a variety of
colorful characters. The best parts of
this novel are the meticulous attention to detail,
feelings, and plot. I’ve never read a Hailey
North book before but you can bet this will not be
my last novel by this very talented author. I loved
Romance Readers Connection
THE MARRYING KIND by Hailey North is the
kind of book that I could easily see being made into
movie. It's got all the best ingredients
romantic film: fully developed characters
who average folks can identify with, clear backstory
plot that is romantic, funny and engaging
being overly done on any level. This is just
good storytelling, and I enjoyed every minute of
isn't any character in this book that isn't dimensional
and intriguing, and the
author's sense of humor regarding these characters
shines through on every page. NOT THE MARRYING KIND
is fun and funny, and wonderfully enjoyable."
Reader at Heart
little bit of screwball comedy and an engaging
love story make NOT THE MARRYING
KIND a fresh and fun book from beginning to end.
Author, Hailey North may have been absent for a time,
but she is back in full force with this latest offering.
Jake and Harriet are quite a pair; intelligent, independent,
stubborn, prideful and made for each other. The
secondary cast of characters is a lively mix, from
father to their son, Zach, to many “old friends” from
previous novels; Hailey North pens remarkably likable
characters across the board. The quirky sense of
humor she is famous for is certain to garner Ms North
many accolades. NOT THE MARRYING KIND is a “must
is a wonderful book!"
North writes a wonderful novel. I was laughing
and crying throughout the book. Some
of the minor characters really rounded out the story
very well. I was thoroughly immersed in the story
line. Jake and Harriet have much to figure out and
this time they are not the only ones whose happiness
is at stake." 4-cups!
* Avon Books
Apple - some say this forbidden fruit started
and women down the
path of sinful pleasure...
night of passion...
Just because small-town
librarian and single mom Jenifer Wright does not
need a man doesn't
mean she doesn't want one. She'd love to meet the right
guy who'd be willing to explore the naughty and the
unknown with hersensible,
capable, practical Jenifer Janey Wrightand
not insist on putting a ring on her finger. One look
at sexy, mysterious Eric Hamilton
and she can read right off the bat that he's the love
'em and leave 'em type, the perfect partner for exploring
her sensual fantasies from A to Z!
a lifetime of love...
Undercover agent Eric Hamilton is in Doolittle, Arkansas,
only long enough to break up a funny-money ring. He's
certain this sexy librarian is involved in some way.
It's hard to stay all-business when it's his job to
get as close as it takes to his suspects, especially
when Jenifer makes him an offer no hot-blooded man
could resist. Can Eric only play at love or has this
surprisingly tender and vulnerable woman captured not
only his imaginationbut
also his heart?
by Doubleday Rhapsody Book Club
for Love: Undercover
onto your hats, ladies! LOVE: UNDERCOVER is a charming,
romance that readers will devour in one sitting.
From its quaint
little town to the lively inhabitants, this story
is truly a work of
art...Author Hailey North writes a romantic tale
with laughter, a hint of
danger, and blossoming romance in LOVE: UNDERCOVER.
It's a gem of a
book worthy of the keeper shelf. Go out and buy your
"Warm charm and gentle humor make this book a winner…just
the book to give your spirits a lift."
(Opposites Attract, etc.) playful voice and evocation
of small-town relationships
make this an appealing read."
and sparkling with a lot of festive fun, Ms. North
shows she knows how to have
a lot of fun between the sheets of her book. You’re
sure to fall in love with the characters, as well
as the sexy fun. An amusing, titillating read from
first page to last and highly recommended!"
THE BACK SHELF
Not all good romance novels are written by
best-selling authors. From time to
time, I happen upon a book from a
lesser-known writer. If it's worth
reading, I'll tell you about it.
Lover: Undercover" by Hailey North takes us
on another trip to
Doolittle, Ark., even though we don't really visit
In this story, Jenifer is a small-town librarian,
living and working in
the town she grew up in. She left college when she
became pregnant with
twins, and now her kids have left for college. She's
ready for an
adventure -- preferably with a handsome stranger.
Eric fits the bill, and he literally walks into her
life one afternoon.
Eric has some secrets -- one of which is
that fate didn't
toss him Jenifer's way.
Jenifer's a suspect in his federal investigation.
He doesn't plan to
fall in love with her, of course. But guess what?
Patterson, The State
* Avon Books
a man this bad...
Landry DeVries was nuts to have let her twin sister,
"The Love Doctor" talk her into opening her
stately New Orleans home to a Hollywood film crew. Struggling
to recover from a marriage that ended in tragedy and
protective of her impressionable young daughter, Jonni
is sure the last thing she needs crossing her threshold
is Cameron Scott, the notorious Hollywood womanizer!
If only all men were like the refined actor who plays
"Mr. Benjamin." But the infamous Mr. Scott
is another story, and she's more determined than ever
to resist the bad boy's sex appeal. Ah, but Cameron
is a better actor than Jonni imagines...
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too good to be true?
Scott is amazed that Jonni, the lovely hostess he's
been spending every free moment with, doesn't see through
his clever costume. Even worse, she's come to like Mr.
Benjamin, but has made it clear she wants nothing to
do with the disreputable Cameron Scott. Will she forgive
him when he's unmaskedand
give him a chance to prove he's not the cad the tabloids
make him out to be? Or
will she toss him out before the final reel runs?
Alternate Doubleday Rhapsody Book Club
"In OPPOSITES ATTRACT, Ms. North revisits New Orleans and
twin sisters Daffodil and Jonquil. Jonni and Cameron's story
is a sexy romp that's both praline sweet and cayenne hot. A
very fun read."
Lori Martin, Old Book Barn Gazette
Up in Love
June 2002 * Avon
she cut and run...
left at the altar once was enough for high-powered, workaholic
exec, Stacey St. Cyr. Stacey's supposed to be on vacation
at a posh spa. Instead, she's stuck in Doolittle, Arkansas
population next to nothing
watching sexy, small town
pet doctor Michael Halliday work his magic on her colicky
collie. And all Stacey can think of is how nice it would
be to have his gentle, talented hands on her.
tie the knot?
is crazy! He's rural, she's Big-City; she's all-business,
he's laid back. And if his two young daughters don't warm
up to the sexy go-getter, there'll be BIG trouble for
this single Dad. Still, if he can get Stacey to relax
and learn to live a little, perhaps he can follow
where his heart is leading him
and enjoy this tangled, messy, sweet thing called love.
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"The warmth and charm of Hailey North's stories can always
bring a smile to your face. TANGLED UP IN LOVE proves that
while sometimes messy, love is always worth the cost."
and charm enliven this sexy romp by North (Dear Love Doctor).
Humor is an ever-present force throughout, which keeps the
story's mood light and its pacing upbeat.....this sweet, sprightly
romance is a soothing salve for the lovelorn."
June 2001 * Avon
so give up on him and get on with your life. He will only
break your heart. My conclusion as to his ability to commit
is ... Diagnosis Terminal!"
is the last word for the local lovelorn ...
why doesn't she take her own advice?
"Daffy" Landry stared at her words of advice to the
lovelorn and pressed her hand against her breast. Was she writing
about this unknown Casanova ... or about herself?
Terminal! Charming, sexy, and self-made Hunter James isn't
one to back away from a challenge. Slapping his copy of the
New Orleans Crescent against his thigh, he approached
the newspaper's outer office. How dare that anonymous, autocratic,
and insufferable Love Doctor label him as incapable of commitment?
Did she ever consider that he simply hasn't met the right woman?
He'll uncover the author's identity and give you a piece of
his mind. But first, appreciating an opportunity when it presents
itself, he's got to meet the beckoning blonde behind
the reception desk.
knows? Maybe the Love Doctor has led him to the woman of his
dreams after all ...
"Author Hailey North has penned a quirky and fun tale
of romance and attraction. Watch the sparks fly as these two
lovers come to grips with each other and their emotions."
Jill M. Smith, Romantic
2000 * Avon Books
Lauren Stevens has sworn off love, yet now there are two very
tempting siblings vying for her attention. Lauren things she
should encourage successful businessman Oscar, but it's his
brother, Alistair, who has the oh-so-sensual magic touch.
and wise, Alistair knows it's tim efor him to settle down, but
the enchanting and enigmatic Lauren spells nothing but trouble.
Still, love is thick in the New Orleans air, and they are both
about to learn that sometimes the perfect match is the one you
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