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Deconstructing Lila (Entangled Select) Paperback – September 23, 2014
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About the Author
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I love Frito pie. And cowboy boots. Pickup trucks and summer nights. Willie Nelson and Shiner Bock. Essentially, all things Texas.
Ask me about BBQ or dance halls and we'll be best friends.
Want to really get to know me?
Take me to Vegas and sit me down in front of a Blackjack table and I'll marry you.
On a serious note:
I have a Masters degree in Information Science
Am certified to sell real estate in Texas
Have been a reporter and freelance writer for 12 years
And I love Hello Kitty.
Top Customer Reviews
Lila is a woman who must fight against feelings of unworthiness left by being abandoned by her mother when she was five. Jake became her best friend and her love as she went through her teen years. They married and were happy until Jake found out he had cancer. He let his fear take over and he drove Lila away with the mistaken thought that she would hurt less that way than if she stayed with him and watched him die. After ten years, Lila decides that Jake is worth the possibility of another rejection and returns to win him back. He is still an idiot because he has let fear rule his life for ten years and has no plans to change. Finally, he realizes that life is to be lived. We don't have any guarantees.
Paralleling this story is the one in the journal of Miss Pru and Luke Pierce. He is an important rancher and she is a Madam at a town whorehouse. He falls in love with her and wants her to stay with him. She is afraid that associating with her will alienate him from the town and hurt him. Once again someone (Miss Pru) is trying to protect someone else and ends up hurting them in the process. The new sheriff shuts Miss Pru down while Luke is out-of-town on a cattle drive.Read more ›
There are a lot of emotionally charged scenes in the book, which I thought the author handled really well. The two characters are very stubborn but not in an over-the-top way. They have a lot of tension between them and I loved their dialogue.
The author has an eye for detail and the scenes are well written.
The story is enjoyable and I love the ending. It's recommended for anyone looking for a great romance read.
This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspense, drama and romance. The author describes the story with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and well orchestrated drama between the hero and heroine draws the reader deep into the story as the strong compelling characters are brought to life with vibrant intensity.
Lila and Jake still burns hot even after years apart, but Lila knew that because she’s still in love with her stubborn husband. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their story as Jake continues to try to push Lila away and emotionally gripping scenes occur between them some full of passion, some hurtful, some full of jealousy, but mostly full of hard-headedness. There’s no denying that things were a mess when the couple split up, but wow, these two need a brain overhaul and lots of help from family and friends if they are ever going to work things out.
Added drama surrounding the restoration of the whorehouse adds some spice to the story and a bridge between Lila and Jake. There is also an intriguing link to the past that adds depth and an historical element to the story and as well as past relationships being mended but new ones are formed as well giving the story a nice rounded community feeling as Lila tries to revive her marriage to the only man she has ever loved. Overall the story is an enjoyable and entertaining story that grips the heart and provides a wonderful happily ever after.
The story itself had a few moments that seemed to drag on to the point of skimming. But overall, this was a really well written story. The ending was really great and the Epilogue leaves you with a smile on your face! there were also scenes of suspense that added some tension into the mix. Overall it was an entertaining, heartwarming and steamy romance.
ARC provided via NetGalley by Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review.
*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not my usual genre and I really enjoyed it. Fun poolside read!Published 6 months ago by Pete Waldroop
Very well written work for a new author. The storyline kept you enraptured and waiting for the next moment. Well done.Published 11 months ago by Peggy A. Corino
I received this from Entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review. I loved this. It was a fun ride. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brittany Gass
Great story with love all through! Someone asked me where she got "all those words".Published 14 months ago by Pat Houchin
This is one of my favorite books I've ever read. If you love sexy Southern romance. You need to read this book.Published 14 months ago by Candace Havens
Deconstructing Lila has a bit of an unusual premise. The H&H are actually married as the book starts. Read morePublished 15 months ago by K. Pacious
Loved the book!
I HAVE to find her first book and devour it as well!!
DECONSTRUCTING LILA by Shannon Leigh is an interesting Contemporary Romance. It's the tale of Lila Gentry and Jake, her estranged husband. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer (April Renn/AprilR )