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Tempted by a Carrington (The Carringtons) Mass Market Paperback – December 20, 2011
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Customer Reviews
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!!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can say I'm extremely late with reading this book. I read the first book about the Carrington brothers, and LOVED IT which I have read over 5 times. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by Tracy
I recommend this book for everyone. I really enjoyed these series, because it's a family united novel. It really inspires people to have a close relationship with their family.Published on April 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Starts off as a slow read but it has a good story line. Read Kissed by a Carrington before this book because the stories flow together.Published on December 31, 2012 by Tiffany Love
This book was awful. I can't put into words how disappointed I was . I only kept reading because I knew it couldn't get any worse but it did. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Vonnel