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Product Details

  • Series: Hqn
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (January 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780373777402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373777402
  • ASIN: 037377740X
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #766,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Her last job ended badly so Jane Pearson, a book doctor, is determined to redeem her career by midwifing the memoir of a war correspondent’s time in Afghanistan. Griffin Lowell was so affected by what he saw that he has gone into seclusion in a beachside cottage, where Jane finds him drunk, partying, and not writing. Moving into the cottage next door, she plans to be a thorn in his side, but Griffin’s sister turns up with her four children in need of a place to stay. So Jane moves in with sexy Griffin. As they delve into the notebooks, photos, and drafts Griffin sent home before he left Afghanistan, Jane begins to perceive the depth of his pain, while he likens her to a sexy librarian. If only their crusty old neighbor, a WWII war correspondent who has known Griffin and his sister since they were children, would lighten up. Ridgway launches a new series with wonderfully compelling characters, from the flawed and conflicted protagonists down to bit players, in a great work of smart, escapist reading. --Diana Tixier Herald

About the Author

Christie Ridgway is the award-winning author of over thirty-five contemporary romances. Known for stories that make readers laugh and cry, Christie began writing romances in fifth grade. After marrying her college sweetheart and having two sons, she returned to what she loved best—telling stories of strong men and determined women finding happy ever after. She lives in Southern California. Keep up with Christie at www.christieridgway.com.

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It's populated with interesting characters and interesting stories.
IndigoRaiyne
He is not happy at all to have Jane invade his escape but she's relentless and won't let Griffin hide any longer.
M. Gorman
Great dialog, well developed characters, an interesting side story and plenty of steamy love scenes.
S. Harris

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By wogan TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 14, 2013
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Crescent Cove is a secluded small beach community and in it we find a journalist, Griffin, back from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, an efficient lady, Jane, who helps authors complete their books and has a past of her own. Their former lives are kept somewhat of a mystery as to what has happened, which is a tool to make the reader want to keep turning the pages. Into this mix is dropped Griffin's sister who has left her husband. The reasons for his actions that make her leave are never revealed until the end and then they seem rather trite, stupid and self-centered which is an irritation in the plot. To add to the irritation is an ex-journalist from WWII that Griffin treats with evident disrespect, but of course that is just appearances, but it certainly is irksome.

We have the typical electric touches, shudders and the attraction that of course is struggled against and fought off. Griffin, at times, even with his PTSD appears to be a spoiled brat. There are problems everywhere and it is evident especially if you are a romance fan - what will happen in the end...all that is left is to see is how it happens. If you are a fan of the typical romance novels and like stories from the beach this is for you.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Smitten with Reading TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 29, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to have a hero with PTSD who wasn't a soldier, but instead was an embedded journalist with the military. I liked that twist and I loved both of the characters of Jane and Griffin.

Jane is a very prim and proper professional. She's been hired to get Griffin back on track, having no idea what she's coming into. I loved how buttoned up she is but that she wears such girly shoes and feminine sexy underwear. I also REALLY, REALLY loved how much those facts threw Griffin off his game, because every time he thought he knew her and what she was going to do, she would do something to throw him off.

Griffin is suffering and trying his hardest to block him off from all the pain in his head. He went through some awful stuff while embedded and it's haunting him. He does things (i.e. constant noise and parties) just to keep things in his head at bay. Having Jane in his life is making him have to face up to some of those nightmares and he's not happy with that. He'd rather just renig on his writing contract than face up to all this stuff he needs to relive to write his memoir.

I liked the way that Christie Ridgway presented these two characters. Griffin is the pirate-like beach bum...completely jaded and unfeeling. Jane is prim and proper and should be scandalized by him. They were great characters and I found that I really was entertained by their story.

There was also a side story of Griffin's sister and her three kids who drop into this idyllic place because she's headed for divorce from her husband who's suddenly had this huge 180 change in how he views his family. I LOVED Tess's story and found myself scouring the pages waiting for their parts just because I was so intrigued with what caused his change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianne E. Socci-Tetro TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 11, 2013
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This was an interesting book. It is not one that I particularly liked, but it was interesting. Actually, this particular book reminded me a lot of several different books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and I couldn't help but compare the two authors. Sadly, Ms Ridgway didn't come out on top with this particular book.
The protagonists seemed a bit on the dull side, the story line has been over-done lately and the angst from both Griffin and Jane is almost intolerable for me at times.

Jane is a book doctor and is enlisted to help Griffin write his memoir and to apparently help him out of his funk that he is in, from his year that he was imbedded with the troop in Afghanistan. Naturally, it was not pretty and people that seem to be close to him have died.

Jane is going to do anything she can do to make Griffin get his butt in gear and start on this book. Griffin is the master of procrastination so this will be the main part of this story line. Jane has also had her own disappointments in life -he Father, her brothers and the last person she was under assignment to.

So we have a man who has vowed to NEVER get involved with a woman for more than a one night stand -and a woman who vowed to NEVER fall in love again. Well guess what, did you really think that they are going to stick with their vows? Therefore, what this book is is the perfect story of the hunter/hunted and advance/retreat with the typical ending. The last few chapters are a little less predictable than the bulk of this novel, but I don't think that it is enough to make up for the 'tortured hero/brooding, angst filled macho man' story line. Unfortunately, for me, the writing and everything else did nothing to make up for this trite and clichéd book for me. There is nothing new or fresh here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OBXgirl on February 20, 2013
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I absolutely loved this story. I loved the humor, the romance, the seriousness, the drama of life we all have experienced. Will definitely read others in the series. During these winter months it was a refreshing read. First time I've read this author and enjoyed this book greatly. Slip away to the Cove.
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