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When Las Vegas showgirl Josie Day saves wealthy widow Tallulah Carlyle from choking to death on a martini olive, she hardly expects to receive a ranch for her efforts. But the well-meaning, and somewhat harebrained, matron insists that Josie have Blue Moon, which is conveniently located in Josie's old hometown of Donovan's Corner, Ariz., but which inconveniently already belongs to Tallulah's bad boy nephew, Luke Donovan, who's turning it into a motorcycle repair shop. Upon her arrival at Blue Moon, Josie mistakes Luke for the handyman. Luke, meanwhile, thinks Josie is a real estate lady looking to sell the place out from under him. Typical of Plumley's lighthearted romances, madcap mayhem ensues. However, Josie's initial decision to return to Donovan's Corner, the "Aqua Net–soaked, small-minded gossip haven" that once branded her disreputable, is more than unexpected; it's unbelievable. The same could be said for the townspeople's decision to just as suddenly and inexplicably embrace Josie for her false eyelashes and skimpy Spandex skirts. This unreality cripples the story from the start. A slow-paced plot doesn't help, either, nor does the heroine's penchant for atrocious knock-knock jokes. Agent, Ethan Ellenberg. (Apr.)
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After she saves wealthy Tallulah Carlyle from choking to death during one of her Las Vegas reviews, showgirl Josie Day is given a mansion as a reward. Unfortunately, the place is falling apart. Worse than that, it's in Donovan's Corner, Arizona, the very town Josie left in disgrace so many years ago. Josie is a pariah in Donovan's Corner; even her father believes the vicious rumor that she is a lap-dancing stripper. Whispers, smirks, and snubs greet her wherever she goes, but she refuses to give up on her dream of turning the Blue Moon into a dance studio. Unbeknownst to Josie, the Blue Moon already belongs to Tallulah's nephew, Luke, whom Josie mistakes for a handyman. Luke's father doesn't approve of him, either. He wants Luke to work in management instead of repairing motorcycles. In this heartwarming, often humorous story, the feisty Josie proves that you can go home again--if you've got the right stuff. And once again, the talented Plumley, whose books include Perfect Switch [BKL Je 1 & 15 04], proves that when it comes to writing romantic comedy, few do it better. Shelley Mosley
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  • File Size: 2995 KB
  • Print Length: 535 pages
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087WZ55I
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By IndigoRaiyne on July 2, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was not a great book. It wasn't terrible, but I won't read it again and it won't stay with me too long either.

Josie Day is Coming Home is the story of Las Vegas showgirl Josie Day returning to her hometown of Donovan's Corner after she is given a house by a grateful casino owner. This house happens to be owned by Luke Donovan, not said casino owner. The story begins.

I think my biggest problem with this book was that I didn't like Josie. I felt little sympathy for her and thought the townspeople were stupid. The part where she couldn't get a cheeseburger at the local diner because everyone thought she was a stripper was just beyond ridiculous.

Her outfits went to extremes for me as well. She was either dressing like a stripper in high heels, miniskirts and tank tops (wonder why no one believed she wasn't a stripper) or like an escapee from Little House on the Prairie when she was trying to look respectable and borrowing her sister's clothes. Apparently, the women of Donovan's Corner didn't believe in a nice pair of jeans and a t-shirt as appropriate clothing.

I also didn't care that much about Luke. He had tattoos, repaired motorcycles, he turned his back on the family fortune and was feuding with his father. He was a 'bad boy'. Aside from the fact that he was hot for Josie and he was her only ally in Donovan's Corner, I didn't see the chemistry.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this book. It was well written and flowed well, but the story was lacking. The characters were one dimensional and got annoying after awhile.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Vest VINE VOICE on September 15, 2005
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After giving the Heimlich maneuver to a choking woman (only to find that she is the casino owner), Vegas showgirl Josie Day is given a mansion as a token of Tallulah Carlyle's esteem in Josie's hometown of Donovan Corner, Arizona (a place she never thought she would return to).

Upon collecting her bounty, she discovers the sexy handyman on site. Of course, she does not realize that he is actually the owner of the dilapidated estate; an estate that was not Tallulah's to give away. From the start, sparks fly between Josie and Luke, but since she wants to make a new reputation for herself, she needs to steer clear of studly guys like him.

The residents of her hometown shun her at every turn. Even her father is embarrassed about her, since a vicious rumor floated around about her and everyone thinks she is a stripper. Luke feels compelled to protect Josie, as he starts to fall for her. Of course, he never quite gets around to telling her that she is not the owner of the mansion she wants to turn into a dance school. Will Josie ever be able to forgive his deceit? Will Luke make up with his father and get the rest of his inheritance back? Do people really buy economy-sized boxes of Ding Dongs?

While at times the storyline is humorous, I expected a lot more, particularly after "Perfect Together." In a way, this book seemed like a step back, and was missing the chemistry and magic that made that book so fun to read. I recommend picking this one up at the library.
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By Dee on August 30, 2013
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The story itself was decent, but there were so many elements I just didn't like. First of all Donovan's Corner is just the epitome of everything that can be wrong with small towns and I feel that the way Josie was treated could not be forgiven. I would never even consider making that place my home again. But hey, that's just me.

Also I thought Josie was kind of unlikable. She worries too much about what other people think of her and honestly she seemed happier in Vegas. I loved Luke other than the whole lying bit but TJ and Tallulah were the big stars of this story and there just wasn't enough of them!

Not a bad story but not good enough to recommend either.
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By Reading Fiend on February 3, 2014
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While not the greatest romantic comedy of all time, I've read a lot of duds lately, so Josie Day is Coming Home was enjoyable enough that I was very pleased. In reality, it might be a little more towards the 3 star side, the book does tend to lean towards one side of the extreme or the other and have a lot of cliches, but since I've read so many not so good books recently I went with the 4 because I found myself smiling and laughing at several points throughout the book. And while it doesn't make the definitely reread again on a rainy down down the road, I didn't read the last page and find myself disappointed and feeling like I just wasted several dollars for nothing.
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By Amazon Customer on September 14, 2013
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Josie has a heart as big as she is tall, but when she helps a customer she figures that there is a catch in her thank you gift. When she finally gives in and goes to check it out, she meets Luke her 'handyman' or so she thinks, she and Luke both get more than they bargained for in trying to 'help' the other. Luke is hiding his secrets deep. You will laugh and hurt right along with them as you go thru this story -
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the cover does not go with the book. a las vagas shoegirl save her bosses life and in return is given a house in her home town or so she is told. the house already has a owner and he not giving it up. but, when she comes along he just cant tell her it his house. so, he tells her he is the handyman. he helps her over come her past and they falls in love.
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