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by Kate Rudd,Jayne Ann Krentz

  • ISBN: 1455861510
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Kate Rudd,Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (March 20, 2012)
  • ePub book: 1336 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1992 kb
  • Other: txt doc lit mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 919

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Tell me you missed me, Maggie. Sarah and Kate were still her closest friends in the world, Margaret told herself. Nothing, not even marriage, could ever change that.

Tell me you missed me, Maggie.

by Jayne Ann Krentz First published 1990. Jayne Ann Krentz (Goodreads Author), Kate Rudd (Narrator). Author(s): Jayne Ann Krentz (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 1455861545 (ISBN13: 9781455861545).

Jayne Ann Krentz (Goodreads Author), Kate Rudd (Narrator). Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favourite authors. I discovered her books over 25 years ago and still can’t get enough of them. Loved the characters, in particular, the theme of being a modern-day man who lives by the old west code threaded throughout the book.

Written by Jayne Ann Krentz. Narrated by Kate Rudd

Written by Jayne Ann Krentz. Narrated by Kate Rudd. After their disastrous parting, Margaret Lark thought she was through with Rafe Cassidy. So when he shows up on her doorstep a year later with a shocking proposal, Margaret has no choice but to put her heart on the line again-even if it means winning back the cowboy who stole it in the first place. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Jayne Ann Krentz writes romantic suspense under the pen names Jayne Ann Krentz (contemporary), Amanda Quick . Love book giveaways? Live in the . My publisher has a terrific giveaway going on right now. Ends soon.

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Narrated by Kate Rudd. After their disastrous parting, Margaret Lark thought she was through with Rafe Cassidy

Narrated by Kate Rudd. So when he shows up on her doorstep a year later.

Written by Jayne Ann Krentz, narrated by Kate Rudd. Ladies and Legends Series, Book 1. By: Jayne Ann Krentz. Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King. Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins.

By Jayne Ann Krentz The Pirate Overall the three stories in this compilation book were average reads. It's a fine read to pass the time.

By Jayne Ann Krentz The Pirate. Mass Market Paperback. Overall the three stories in this compilation book were average reads. I did feel like the themes of the stories, a pirate, an adventurer and a cowboy, were rather awkwardly crowbarred into their respective narratives, however. It was a fine idea to relate each hero to these traditional archetypes but a single reference, or maybe even just an implied reference would have been sufficient.

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Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle.

After their disastrous parting, Margaret Lark thought she was through with Rafe Cassidy. So when he shows up on her doorstep a year later with a shocking proposal, Margaret has no choice but to put her heart on the line again—even if it means winning back the cowboy who stole it in the first place.

Comments

Moonshaper Moonshaper
Love this book - love everything by this author!
JOGETIME JOGETIME
great
Ximathewi Ximathewi
Some of my dislike was caused by Maggie's voice sounding like a child whining. The dialog was very "high school". There were a few good moments and chuckles. Near the end of the book, there started to be an interesting plot line, but it was too little too late. I think the author has potential but needs a good editor to give direction.
Early Waffle Early Waffle
Her two best friends are both married now and Margaret is left alone in Seattle. Like them, she is a very successful author, and she enjoys her life and career. What she does not expect is to find Rafe Cassidy waiting for her in her own apartment when she gets back from Sarah and Gideon’s wedding. She really does not want to see him again after the way he broke her heart last year and used her in a business deal against her boss. But Rafe refuses to leave until she hears him out and gives them both a second chance. He wants her back in his life and he will do whatever it takes. Like setting her father up with his mother, and making a deal with her father to buy his company. If Maggie wants to talk to her father about this all, she will have to come to his ranch in Tucson, Arizona for a few weeks.

Maggie feels blackmailed, but she is concerned about her father and wants to know what is going on. At least Rafe’s mother dislikes her so she won’t be happy to see her again. That Rafe assures her his mother has changed her opinion does not make her believe it.
Rafe also swears that he has changed, that he does not spend all his time working anymore, but Maggie finds that hard to believe as well. The man she dated for two months barely had any time for her, and most of that time he wanted to spend in bed. And only at his convenience. Like his mother said, she was more suited to be his mistress than his wife. And Margaret refuses to be the kind of wife that Rafe will need or want. A woman who makes her husband and his career the single important thing in her life, to be his hostess and arm candy when he needs her. Margaret is proud of her own career, and she likes writing. She will not give that up.
But Rafe keeps pressuring her, and kissing her, and it is so hard to keep him at a distance. Especially as her father seems to be genuinely happy with Bev, and they want to get married. He also wants Rafe as her husband, as he thinks they belong together.
Still, Margaret does not give in easily to Rafe’s demands to get engaged; she never accepted his proposals last year either. She just knows she will be miserable with him. But a short affair might be doable.

Then there is Rafe’s younger sister who is in love with an artist, something Rafe is dead set against. Of course Margaret reams him out for that, no career is ever safe so he should not look down at an artist. After all, she is an artist as well, and her former career as a businesswoman went down the drain because of Rafe last year as well. So there is no job security anywhere. I enjoyed how she made him go to the gallery with her, and how she persuaded him to see things differently. She is not a pushover, Margaret. But she is a woman in love, and she will not have her heart broken by Rafe again.
So when he distrusts her loyalty again, she won’t stand for it!

I know this is a ‘90’s book, but I really dislike Rafe’s heavy handedness. He never takes no for an answer, he keeps pushing and demanding, and he keeps calling her Maggie instead of Margaret even though she despises it truly. He just never listens to her. So in my opinion, he has not really changed his ways, especially as he is plotting a deadly revenge against her former employer.
I liked Maggie, but I would not have stayed at the ranch when I had found out my father was fine and not being coerced or anything. Let Rafe work a bit harder for it, and do things on her turf and prove that he is changed. When his assistant shows up with work, he just goes at it and sends Maggie away to take a swim or something like that.

I liked Maggie, but I liked the previous two heroes more than Rafe. Rafe is a cowboy and multi million dollar businessman. He is just too dictatorial for my tastes. Too much used to giving orders and being obeyed immediately. Still Margaret did not give in too easily, but she did give in eventually and they got married very hastily.

Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favourite authors. I discovered her books over 25 years ago and still can’t get enough of them. And lucky for me, I have not read all of them yet.

7 stars.

© 2014 Reviews by Aurian </p>
Kelerana Kelerana
This was a fairly average story. There was nothing especially offensive about it but nothing particularly compelling either.

The back story tells us that Margret and Rafe were in a relationship a year ago that lasted two months. They were both in the corporate world and their romance apparently consisted of Rafe being very busy negotiating mergers and hostile takeovers while basically ignoring Maggie when they weren't in the bedroom. And the whole time he was harboring a secret that he was in direct competition with Maggie's company for some business deal. When Maggie finally learns of the situation, she feels that Rafe has been using her to gain inside information into her company so she runs to her boss and tips him off. Her tip-off allows her boss to adjust the timeline so as to beat Rafe to the deal. When Rafe finds out that she "betrayed" him, he's enraged and yells very hurtful things at her and tells her to get out of his life. Maggie does just that but even goes a step further and gets out of the corporate world altogether; choosing instead to pursue her dream of being a full-time writer.

The book begins one year later when Maggie comes home to find Rafe in her apartment. He tells her that he wants her back and intends to have her. She tells him multiple times to go away and leave her alone but, with the help of her father, Rafe contrives to blackmail her into coming to his ranch in Arizona. I had some issues with the way this was handled. Even if Maggie's father thought that she should give Rafe another chance, participating in a blackmail scheme in order to force her to come out there was really underhanded. Especially for a man who supposedly loved his daughter more than anything in the world. A father should be in his daughter's corner no matter what. If he felt strongly that she and Rafe should work it out, then he could have come to her and spoke his piece. Forcing her to do something against her will is not how a father should operate.

And, in any event, I thought the blackmail scheme was pretty weak to begin with. Rafe informs Maggie that her father, Connor, is planning to sell his company to him. Maggie worries that Rafe is somehow preying on her father as an act of revenge against her, but then Rafe tells her that Connor is staying at Rafe's family's ranch in Arizona because he's engaged to Rafe's mother. Maggie accuses Rafe of having some kind of ulterior motive for setting their parents up and Rafe calmly says that she should come out to the ranch and confront Connor herself - either to save him from the marriage or to rescue him from Rafe's business clutches. When Maggie says that she'll just call Connor, Rafe blithely informs her that Connor will refuse to take her calls because he's in on this scheme to force her to come to Arizona. And that turns out to be true. She calls Connor several times over the next few days but he's always "unavailable" and he never calls her back.

Now, if it was me, at this point I'd have just said "fine then, Dad, you're on your own" and called it a day. Her father made it clear that he was acting of his own free will in this scenario so I'd have left him to his wedding and business plans and gone on with my life. I certainly wouldn't have allowed their "blackmail" tactics to force me onto that plane. I mean, there isn't even any real blackmail here. Maggie claims to be going to the ranch to "save" her father, but it's clear he doesn't want to be saved. So why is she going? I know it's just a plot device to get things going but it doesn't make it any less ridiculous.

Once she's at the ranch, things move fairly quickly. She's never really gotten over Rafe and, though it takes her a while to admit it to herself, she's still in love with him. He's giving it the full court press on getting her back. He tells her over and over that he's changed; business won't dominate his life this time. He'll make sure he gives her the proper attention. They also eventually sit down and hash out what happened a year ago; each actually listening to the other's side and seeing it from their perspective.

They get back together in short order, though there are some bumps along the way. Most caused by Rafe's heavy-handed tactics. See, the ultimate reason the fiasco a year ago happened was because Rafe deliberately withheld information from Maggie. If, upon their first meeting, he'd told her that he and her company might be competitors in some business deals so she shouldn't tell him anything about her work, then she'd have been able to guard what she said and never feel like he was gaining the inside track from sleeping with her. All he had to do was be up front about it. Instead, he decides that she doesn't need to know this vital bit of information because she's just a little woman and he knows what's best for both of them. Thanks to that decision, when she finds out the truth she's got every reason to think he's been manipulating her for his own ends.

But, despite Rafe claiming to have turned over a new leaf in the last year, while she's at his ranch and a tenuous trust is building between them, he is AGAIN keeping her in the dark about a business deal that he knows she wouldn't approve of. He makes a very conscious decision to keep the deal from her, and even straight up lies to her about it whenever she inquires, because he knows what's best. She's not even in the corporate world anymore so she shouldn't worry her pretty little head about it. Let the men worry about business. It's patronizing and deceitful and shows that he hasn't really changed after all. And thanks to this deceit, and a backstabbing corporate worm, their relationship is almost wrecked a second time.

All in all it's a pretty standard story that revolves around Big Misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Not breaking any new ground in the genre but it's a fine story to pass the time.

Oh but I will say that the ongoing theme of Rafe being a "cowboy" did NOT mesh well with the story. Practically every character we met made it a point to awkwardly shoehorn a cowboy or "modern gunslinger" reference into every conversation about Rafe and it just didn't work. Nobody talks or thinks that way in real life, so having literally every person in the story do it was just ridiculous and contrived.
Mr_Mix Mr_Mix
I must say that Margaret Lark has nothing to recommend herself for a strong female character.

She is ready to hop back into bed with Rafe Cassidy even though she does not trust him. What a bummer!

Rafe Cassidy is the typical alpha male, arrogant, determined to have his way - but he learns to bend.

He appears gracious in his emotional growth - but Maggie?

This is not the best of the trilogy but is an easy read - has a bit of growth to the plot but why is it always assumed that love grows out of PMS [premarital sex]?

Yup! she was still his mistress - what a come down for the modern woman - no guts to say no.

Where is the strength of character not to give into temptation?

Just weak, wishy-washy females.

Revenge seems to motivate many people and injects a bit of tension with something to back down from - at their ages they should be more mature.

Still a readable story as part of the trilogy.