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Once Burned: Ellora's Cave Paperback – May 2, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave (May 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141996299X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419962998
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,909,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While home visiting from college one summer, Cassie Fitzgerald succumbed to the sweet seduction of Griffin Hunter. She believed he loved her... until a couple of days later when he marries her sister. She's been away from Stoneham since that summer but now has no choice but to return. Six years ago her sister died, an unsolved murder. Shortly thereafter her father apparently killed himself. Now, her mother's died and it's up to Cassie to settle the estate. She'll go, but will high tail it back to Florida as fast as she can.

She knew she'd see Griff again, but even though she's thought of him every day since their last encounter, she never expected she'd still want him as powerfully as she did then, although she's terribly confused, especially after he tells her he still loves her. While waiting for the paperwork of the estate to finalize she begins looking into the deaths of her family members, but never did she realize the amount of stonewalling she'd encounter. This only serves to pique her reporter's instincts, but she may be getting in way over her head in this otherwise benign, quiet town.

Once Burned is an intriguing tale of small town politics and gossip, fiery passion, and love rediscovered. Cassie was one conflicted heroine. Even though Griff went on to marry her sister, she kept a reminder of him close to her heart for six years, and as much as she thought of him constantly she really didn't want anything to do with him once he was in front of her. On the other hand, Griff was a surprising hero. His hometown thought nothing of him and even considered him a murder suspect, but he still managed to stay in town, trimming the townspeople's lawns and pulling their weeds.
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Desiree sure knows how to write a fantastic romantic suspense and this is another winner for her. Griffin and Cassie are reunited after being separated by her sister Diane's sneaky tricks. Desiree is an auto buy for me!!!!
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As always, thrilling and cant put it down, a fast fascinating read for an afternoon and evening, fabulous write up
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I really liked it!!! Loved that they worked out their misunderstanding at the beginning of the book. I hate reading books were you have to suffer through 1/2 the book or 3/4 of it with misunderstandings that could have easily been cleared up if they had just talked to each other. Hate when authors do that. Not much of an imagination when they do. Loved that the H & h became closer as the book went on. They loved each other, & were honest, & you didn't spend the whole book hearing either the H or h saying "I'm just gonna sleep with them, but we can't have a future together." That is SO OVERDONE!!!!

It's not to say that there weren't problems that they had to weed through. I loved that the heroine had a backbone of steal. She didn't let anyone run over her. She stood up for her man, & cut people off at the knees.

I liked the hero. I liked that the author just made him a regular guy. Not some rich, powerful person. He was very sweet to the heroine, but not in a polished way. I normally don't read books were the hero has been with two sisters. The only reason this worked for me was because the other sister was bad, & everyone knew it. The hero couldn't stand her, & no one made excuses for her.

Wish I could find more books like this one.
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