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Almost Like Being in Love (Lost Texas Hearts, Book 2) (Lost Texas Hearts Series) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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Book 2 of 4 in the Lost Hearts Series

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Readers who were wooed by the first installment in Dodd's contemporary Prescott sisters trilogy, Just the Way You Are, may be disappointed by this unlikely, terrorism-based tale. Orphaned, separated from her siblings and shuttled through foster care, landscaper Pepper Prescott relies on her inborn wiliness and the militaristic self-help strategies of author Jennifer Napier, an active U.S. General, to overcome life's challenges. But when she witnesses her idol shooting an aide who threatens to expose her sale of government secrets, Pepper flees to the Idaho ranch that once provided her only stable home. Her ex-boyfriend Dan Graham, now an undercover Special Forces agent, is keeping up the ranch in an attempt to draw out an international terrorist intent on killing him. Despite mutual deceptions, the two rediscover both trust and passion before the General, Dan's terrorist prey, two of Pepper's long-lost siblings and a passel of U.S. forces converge at the ranch for the melodramatic denouement. An excess of unrealistic plot points and purple prose ("she screamed out loud, an incoherent cry of inexpressible fulfillment") mar the story, and the character of garden-loving, gun-toting Pepper never quite gels. Still, the starkly beautiful setting and the raw sexual bond Dan and Pepper share will please readers with a taste for the dramatic.
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General Jennifer Napier is Jackie Porter's role model, so when Napier is in town autographing her latest book, Jackie gushes out her life story to her before rushing off to work. Returning to get a book signed, she sees something that sends her fleeing across the country to her foster mother's remote Idaho ranch and back to her real name, Pepper Prescott. At the ranch she finds Dan Graham, the son of a neighboring rancher who had won both her love and virginity when they were teenagers. He is ostensibly taking care of the ranch, but in reality he is serving as bait for a vicious international terrorist. Both Pepper and Dan are vulnerable characters with huge abandonment issues, but their mutual passion is blazing. Dodd's bang-up climax features high-tech armament and a birth and reunites Pepper with her sister, Hope, from Just the Way You Are [BKL Je 1 & 15 03]. This enticing stand-alone sequel will leave readers eager for the rest of Dodd's Prescott saga. Diana Tixier Herald
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Product Details

  • Series: Lost Texas Hearts Series (Book 2)
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (January 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781441824813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441824813
  • ASIN: 1441824812
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,732,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christina's Upcoming Stories:
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-- THAT SCANDALOUS EVENING re-release with new cover
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Go to Christina's home page to download a printable book list sorted by genre, series and in order. Join Christina's mailing list for updates! http://christinadodd.com

Readers become writers, and Christina Dodd has always been a reader. She reads everything, but because she loves humor, she likes romance best. A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding and love. A man wants things like a Craftsman router with attachments, undisputed control of the TV remote, and a red Corvette which will miraculously make his bald spot disappear. When Christina's first daughter was born, she told her husband she was going to quit work and write a book. It was a good time to start a new career, because how much trouble could one little infant be?

Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published to great acclaim. In the years since, she has enjoyed writing witty, emotional novels for every reader: suspense, historical romances, paranormal romances, romantic suspense. Her stories have been translated into 25 languages, won the prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Christina Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina.) Booklist praises her, "brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor that are pure Dodd."

Christina Dodd is married to a man with all his hair and no Corvette, but many Craftsman tools.

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In the second installment of Dodd's contemporary trilogy, the middle Prescott sister, Pepper is featured as a hard-nosed, hard-working, wounded young woman with a tremendous amount of trust issues. Orphaned, and torn from her family at the age of eight, she had been parceled out and lived in various foster homes, none for very long as her rebelliousness caused her to be tossed around quite often. Only once, - the final foster home in Diamond Idaho, where she had stayed the longest did she feel some sense of belonging, but even from there she ran. The years in between, after reading an inspiring memoir of a woman's accomplishments, she turned her life around and started a thriving landscape business. Discovering and witnessing her hero, General Jennifer Napier, killing her aide after he accused her of furnishing government secrets to terrorists, Pepper who had been living under an assumed name herself, knew she had to run for her life because who would believe her word over that of a General. Running to the last place that had felt like a home to her, Pepper discovered that her long lost lover Dan Graham, had taken up residence and was now keeping up the ranch. Not only was Dan there, but her foster mother had died and left the ranch to her. Years before, Dan was the reason she had left, and the years in between hadn't lessened the attraction they both still felt, but trust was another matter entirely.
In this sequel, Dodd turns up the heat in some very passionate and exciting sensual laden encounters. Brisk writing, page turning action, and hot and steamy sex had all the makings of this being a stellar read, but for the fact that I was totally aggravated with our heroine and hero - especially Pepper.
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This is the first book I read from this Author, and I truly enjoyed it. I read these kind of books to relax, to complete my lunch time at work. The story really got me going and it was a quick read. Those reviewers upset that she is trying something new, I take she writes a different kind of novel, historical, like that will make these kind of books "literature". WE all read romance novels for FUN! So get the chip off your shoulder, and enjoy Ms. Dodds venture into "contemporary romance". I'm a Nora Roberts fan, and will always read someone new in between, this lady was a great choice, and I look forward to choosing more of her books.
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Jackie Porter is running. She saw her mentor shoot someone and now she is going to run back to the place that she felt the safest in her life. Unfortunately, everything has changed in the years she has been gone from the Idaho Ranch that belonged to her Foster Mother, including the death of the woman that meant so much to her. Can Jackie, or Pepper Prescott, find safety in her old home?

Dan Graham has been taking care of the ranch until he could find Pepper to tell her about her inheritance, but until he did find her he had been using it to uncover a secret plot in the military. Once that assignment was over he planned on retiring from the military for good. When Pepper shows up before things are settled he worries about keeping his ex love safe. Will the two be able to get past the hurt and pains of the past and find love with each other?

This is Book Two of the Lost Texas Hearts series about siblings that lose their family in a tragedy. This book is about the middle child.

Almost like Being in Love is very far fetched, but it was fun to read anyway. The Terrorist Plot that touched both Pepper, and Dan's lives was interesting and complex and it kept me reading despite overly dramatic wording and plot lines. I am looking forward to reading the next book.

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For Hope, Pepper, and Caitlin Prescott and their foster brother, Gabriel, life as they knew it changed forever the night their parents were killed in a car accident. Mysteriously separated and sent to different parts of the country, all four have grown to adulthood and forged new lives, but are constantly looking for each other. Life has dealt harsh lessons to them all, especially the middle sister, Pepper.

Just eight years old when she was torn from her home and family, Pepper became a ward of the system, moving from one foster family to another, each experience adding a layer of resolve and determination to never trust anyone other than herself. That resolve faltered the year she was sent to live in Diamond, Idaho. For a while, Pepper found a home with her foster mother, Mrs. Dreiss, and a youthful passion with the town's most popular son, Dan Graham. But when they finally gave in to their feelings for each other, Pepper's fears and insecurities got the best of her, and she ran away from Diamond and the boy she loved.

Nine years later, Pepper Prescott is calling herself Jackie Porter, and she is the owner of a successful landscaping business in Washington, D.C. Taking to heart the teachings of her favorite role model, General Jennifer Napier, Pepper has disciplined her body and mind to achieve her objectives. That new life is destroyed, however, the night Pepper goes to a book signing to meet her idol. Inadvertently witnessing the General kill her aide after being accused of treason, Pepper is spotted and barely escapes. Knowing she is a marked woman, Pepper decides to return to the last place that felt like home...Diamond, Idaho.

Dan Graham has spent the last nine years trying to forget Pepper and not really succeeding.
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