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Tempted by a Carrington (The Carringtons) Mass Market Paperback – December 20, 2011

2.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Carringtons Series

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"...a heartwarming, romantic love story about what happens when the offspring of longtime friends unwillingly fall for each other, as their parents had planned." - RT Book Reviews on Forsaking All Others (4 stars)

About the Author

Linda Hudson-Smith has won several awards, including a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. She is also a recipient of the Gold Pen award and has won two awards from The African American Literary Awards Show.

The mother of two sons, Linda lives with her husband, Rudy, in League City, Texas. To find out more go to her Web site: www.lindahudsonsmith.com. You can also e-mail her at lindahudsonsmith@yahoo.com.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Carringtons (Book 268)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373862431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373862436
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To say i am disappointed is an understatement!
How can this novel be worth $6.61.? More like $1.99.
I had a problem getting into this book. The heroine is not likeable at all. She was too emotional.
Yes i got it! She was abandoned by her parents due to their many addictions, but did we have to be told this on every other page??!!
The hero too, was just too perfect! Nothing entirely wrong with that but a little bit of reality please ....
The heroine, Lanier, kept saying she is changing, becoming a stronger, better, less reliant on her past woman. I waited for that change in vain!
Arggh, all round a very disappointing book, and won't be giving this author another try.
The 2 stars are just because i got to the end, but i really really didn't like it.
Will not recommend!!
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I must say I have been a fan of Ms. Hudson-Smith in the past but after reading this book I'm not sure if I will buy anymore of her books! I cannot get passed the Chapter 2 and that is over a two week time period. This book is veeeerrrryyyy slow. I fall asleep each time I start to read it (literally). I would not recommend this book.
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I'm usually a fan of this author but I was sorely disappointed. I know we All have our issues but I don't think ANY MAN would have patience with a woman like that. Lanier was childish and a little on the selfish side. The hero Dallas is all perfect. Only HER flaws were magnified. In reality, we know both people bring baggage to a relationship. It's not just one sided.
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It has been a long time since I read a book by Linda Hudson-Smith and I have read some good books by this author, but this was not one of them.

Lanier Watson was abandoned by her parents and went through a horrifying experience through the foster care system. Now Lanier is a foster mother to three young adults who are going away to college. Lanier and her friend Ashleigh are the head of Haven House. Dallas Carrington, one of triplets is a baseball player for the Texas Hurricanes. He has always been in love with Lanier and asked her to marry him several times. Lanier has turned him down because of her insecurities so Dallas decides to break up with her.

I was slow to warm up to this story and it took me some time to finish reading. Lanier spent most of the book having a "pity party." Maybe disappointed if you purchase. Better off checking out a copy from your local public library if you decide to read.
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I'm thankful for borrowing this book from the library. I couldn't finish this book it was so bad. I wondered if a high schooler wrote this book. Choppy, repetitive, boring. How many times do you have to tell your reader that because of her past. We get it her childhood was bad you don't have to keep telling us. We get it. Add to the just jumping from place to place with no flow had me over this book before I finished.
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While reading this book, there was one thing I said repeatedly through all twelve chapters, "this is bad...this is just really bad."

I liked the Carrington series, until I read this story. I loved Kelly and Houston's story, but this story just didn't do it for me. Lanier was beyond annoying. Linda made this character suffer, which made the people in her life suffer, which caused those of us reading to suffer. Lanier was called immature (her own words), and a little girl, all the things a functioning adult with numerous degrees should never be called. Lanier's mood swings made her seem crazy, as if she had multiple personalities. What's even weirder is that everyone saw this and nobody thought or said , "yes, we need to get her some help." They instead were like, "that's just how she is." The ending was rushed, as if the author just didn't care, and we never saw her work out her problems we were just told she fixed them. I've read several of this author's books and I've loved them all, but this was just terrible. One of my big problems was the fact that she kept making us read their thoughts. After a paragraph she'd hit us with, "I hope he's not mad at me. You're the one I love." I just didn't want to have to be in Lanier's head anymore. As an aspiring author, I'm always reading looking for the things I like and the things I don't. This is definitely something I'd never want to write and expect other people to read. Save your money and try another one of her books, there are better ones, I promise.
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