She also realizes that she has had special feelings for Mike for a long, long time. But there are a few times when there is more than a bit of contention between these two best buddies over Kate. While reading and getting involved in the storyline, I almost felt that this could have been the story of three people whom I grew up with. This story actually happened, and it happened pretty much the way I am going to tell it to you. Titles of well known authors in the Romance genre including Paranormal, Contemporary, Young Adult, Historical, Suspense, and others. For book edits or other issues regarding a specific book or books, try the Goodreads Librarians Group instead. She turns to drinking and away from friends.
I had no idea what to expect. Reynolds played ex-con Gator McKlusky who decided to work with the Feds to bring down a moonshining ring — and also to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of a crooked cop. I wish that the romance between Mike and Kate had been given more attention in the book. I liked the fact that all three characters were not perfect but had very real human frailties that made them seem like real people. Instead of just telling us what a character is thinking, we are able to read for ourselves and understand why they are thinking that way. Active users who are also authors who want to promote their books may post their promo in the specific author thread only. The damage he inflicted spread across the lives of the primary and secondary characters like a malignancy and the pathos it generated weighed down this lengthy novel.
At the beginning of the book, I saw Kate as the lucky girl who marries the guy she loves and lives happily ever after as the wife of a baseball star. I hope you'll find it was worth it. But over the years, he never stopped wanting her, never stopped yearning to kiss away the sadness brought about by an unfaithful husband and too many shattered illusions. I'm hoping you'll fall in love with Nick and Maddy's story the way I did. Reynolds was already well-known on the big screen when White Lightning came out in 1973, but this was the first film to associate the actor with exciting, and in this case, slightly comedic car action. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine.
My deepest sympathy to all her family. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program and Ask the Author. Until life took an unexpected turn. After moving to South Florida, he became an acclaimed football star. For all that, I can't say that the book was to my personal taste. My only surprise is that she hasn't written more. He persuades her to renovate her home, providing a foothold for his deepest desire-giving her the life she deserves.
Like any unused muscle that has atrophied, it's going to take some time to get up to full strength. I used to joke that I'd attended every college in California for at least one semester, but in reality I guess it was more like five colleges. This is not pulp romance trash. Read a book that's not on list? This rating, review, and all included thoughts and comments are my own. It is illegal to drive through the washes when there is water as it becomes dangerous for those who have to be rescued as well as the rescuers. Mike has failed relationships and a failed marriage because his heart is always committed to the one woman he can never have and he never tells Kate how he feels about her. My mother dated Burt My mother, Maryanne Maraist, dated Burt before he hit the big screen.
. But abandoning my garden - handing it over to someone who will have no idea what that rose I planted next to the garage door means to me, and meant to my mother. We aim for our refuge to be a drama-free zone, so please respect the group rules and play well with others. For tips on being a librarian, check out the Librarian Manual. She also realizes that she has had special feelings for Mike for a long, long time. Paul is the popular high school jock you probably remember the kind of guy who could have his pick of any girl in school and he has chosen Kate. All members are encouraged to participate fully in the review process, rather than concentrating only on obtaining reviews for their own work.
All the emotions that Kate felt, I felt as well. If you have time in the coming days or weeks, these nine films are absolutely worth your time, and they're a wonderful way to remember Burt Reynolds as the cool on-screen car guy he was. Ms Reynolds uses these flash backs to enrich the story and explain the history and interaction of the characters. Reynolds played an aging stuntman trying to show Hollywood he still had the right stuff, while coaching a young up-and-comer on how the business worked. Burt credited Duncan with being the most important influence in his life. When originally published in 1997, marked Annette Reynolds' authorial debut.
I've lived for extended periods in Oklahoma and Virginia, but ended up in Washington State, where I've lived for nearly 25 years and I still don't know how I managed to stay in one place that long. When I got It was a spectacular summer afternoon when I first drove down the road to the parking area above Salmon Beach. She was 16, and he was five years older. I sincerely hope I can! Many famous actors and actresses were on it's stage. In fact, the ambulance Reynolds drove in the film is the same ambulance Yates drove for one of the races, and the plot has many similarities. When you think about it, though, those things, mostly seem to happen to other people.
So, thanks Amy for this terrific little book. Now released in eReader format as a part of the Loveswept collection, a new generation will get a chance to read this well written novel. By this time, Reynolds was well and truly a major star tied with comedic car roles, which is why the film also featured the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. Since the tragic death of her famous baseball player husband, Paul Armstrong, Kate has lived a life of seclusion. Suddenly Kate is forced to come to terms with losing Paul, the fact that she had been in a failing marriage and how it has affected her as a person.