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If you were born in Hartsville you were surely fated to adore romance.
Mary Anne Graham was born an Outlaw in the tiny town of Hartsville, South Carolina. She attended Francis Marion in nearby Florence back when it was a college rather than a university and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with double minors in history and mass communications. She went on to USC Law School - think South not West - and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree. She (somehow) survived and passed the bar exam. She practices law in South Carolina.
When she wasn't busy writing legal briefs, Mary Anne read and re-read her shelves and shelves of works by authors like Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Lowell, Susan Johnson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Julia Quinn. Although her career as an attorney called to her passion for justice, it wasn't quite the right kind of passion for the lady from Hartsville who always dreamed of writing a book of her own - someday. Deciding that the only wasted dream is the one abandoned, she sat down to work on populating her bookshelves with some tales of her own.
She now lives in "paradise" - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with John, her computer programmer husband and her sons Zack and Sam. All of her men spend much of their free time battling each other at computer games over their home network. Mary Anne used to feel a bit left out of the wired world the men inhabited, but it suits her just fine these days, because she is at her laptop, crafting a happily ever after where second chances and new beginnings are always possible.
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Her mother died with her fiancée in a train accident on the way to their wedding. Orphaned, Jessi went to live with the Jamison brothers on their Texas ranch.
The Jamisons would have been her stepbrothers if her mother's wedding to the boy's Father had taken place, so they took her in and raised her as a sister. They did their best, but Jessi grew into a tomboy and her antics outraged the community. The brothers realized that three cowboys couldn't raise one lady. So they sent her away to finishing school to learn what they couldn't teach.
Jessi always had very special feelings for the eldest Jamison brother, Jake. The only time she tried to tell him how she felt, he laughed. Well, at finishing school she learned all of her lessons too well. After graduation she comes home to the ranch as a temptress and Jake isn't laughing anymore. Her return fills Jake with passion so strong it can't be hidden, contained, or controlled -- feelings no longer brotherly on any level. The desire between Jessi and Jake disgusts the other two brothers who use every trick in their arsenal to break up the couple.
Jake has to fight an inner war between the big brother and the lover, forcing him to choose between his love for Jessi and his devotion to his family. If he chooses love, his family will be torn apart. If he chooses his brothers, he loses a part of himself he might not be able to live without.
Then, a maniac starts a killing spree that centers around Jessi. Will she be his next target?
- Publication Date:
- Apr 28 2009
- 1442150831 / 9781442150836
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Romance / Western