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DNF at 15%While the late Beverly Barton 1946 2011 had a long career in the romance genre, I have never read anything from her I guess I missed her books when I was still reading MF romance back in my teenager years Duly noted, I am an Indonesian, so getting English books was quite difficult during the time before e books So when I saw this latest release by her estate, I was quite intrigued to give it a try.Unfortunately, my first experience with her with this book came as a total failure DNF at 15%While the late Beverly Barton 1946 2011 had a long career in the romance genre, I have never read anything from her I guess I missed her books when I was still reading MF romance back in my teenager years Duly noted, I am an Indonesian, so getting English books was quite difficult during the time before e books So when I saw this latest release by her estate, I was quite intrigued to give it a try.Unfortunately, my first experience with her with this book came as a total failure.Here s the thing Mary Beth Caine catches her fianc , Bobby Joe Weston, at their engagement party cheating on her However, at the same time, she finds solace in a stranger s arms who turns out to be Bobby Joe s older brother, Parr Weston She is immediately attracted to him, she even kisses this stranger, all the while claiming to be broken hearted by her fianc Yep, instant attraction, right there Then, the worthless fianc begs Mary Beth to give him a second chance, supported by the Weston matriarch, Alma Alma also asks Parr to help reassuring Mary Beth and Parr agrees albeit reluctantly.The whole thing is a horrible kind of set up I just couldn t find any goodness from these characters I mean, let me quote some of the conversations I can t BELIEVE I m reading this First meeting between Parr and Mary Beth please remember that she is supposedly broken hearted after catching her cheating fiancAnything you wanted, he said bluntly I d make it unforgettable You d never have to tell anyone Just one night You and me I probably shouldn t say this, but the idea is temptingAnd they kissed uhm, how is this making Mary Beth better than Bobby Joe And what s with the endearment Strawberry, that Parr uses on her BEFORE he even knows her name nor her identity as his brother s fianc e It s a silly endearment for me.Then we have Bobby Joe telling Parr why he wants to be with Mary Beth even if he cheated on herAh that s part of the problem Bobby Joe rubbed the sparse, light colored stubble on his chin, his milk chocolate eyes thoughtful Mary Beth doesn t satisfy me I mean, sexually She s a different sort of woman entirely from Lue But in every other way, she s the best thing that ever happened to me Tell me something, Parr asked Why do you want to marry her then Like I said, I love her She ll be a perfect wife, a perfect motherI am sorry, WHAT This character is just DESPICABLE At that very moment, I wanted to just kick his cheating ass to the end of the earth.Then Alma requesting Parr to help convince Mary Beth to reconsider getting back together with Bobby JoeTalk to Mary Beth, Alma implored, her dark eyes searching his Ask her to give Bobby Joe another chance She seems to be well, hesitating about forgiving him Can you blame her No, of course not It s just that I think she ought to be concerned aboutthan Bobby Joe s little sin Meaning Mary Beth lacks experience Alma rinsed her hands and briskly dried them with a dish towel Your brother is her first serious relationshipWhat the HECK is that supposed to mean I simply cannot continue after that Duly noted that I have not gotten that far along in the story, however, the whole idea is enough to make my blood boil Maybe the characters are going to redeem themselves MAYBE But I cannot, for the life of me, force myself to continue with this Heck, if you believe in Publishers Weekly review on this, they also think of this as weak and tedious.I just can t recommend this to anyone who hasn t read Beverly Barton And for those of you who are familiar with her work, I suggest maybe do a re read from her earlier andbeloved books.A Guest Review for The Blogger Girls The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review No high rating is required for any ARC received. I can t help but feel I missed something near the end It made sense after a fashion but I somehow felt like I was missing something like a real motive for what happened the way it did Then again there were other parts I kinda scratched my head at, but though it might just be me There were parts here and there I liked and clearly some I questioned.Somewhere in my head I keep thinking I could rewrite this book way better even though I have precious little experience doing anything of the sor I can t help but feel I missed something near the end It made sense after a fashion but I somehow felt like I was missing something like a real motive for what happened the way it did Then again there were other parts I kinda scratched my head at, but though it might just be me There were parts here and there I liked and clearly some I questioned.Somewhere in my head I keep thinking I could rewrite this book way better even though I have precious little experience doing anything of the sort Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Zebra via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is February 3rd 2015 This story was just ok for me It failed to seem realistic to me and there was no real substance until the halfway point of the story It was a story of instant attraction and love at first site Simple enough in concept Then you add the piece that Mary Beth is engaged to Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Zebra via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is February 3rd 2015 This story was just ok for me It failed to seem realistic to me and there was no real substance until the halfway point of the story It was a story of instant attraction and love at first site Simple enough in concept Then you add the piece that Mary Beth is engaged to the brother of the person she falls for To me this story was a little too close to the line of cheating to be comfortable It seemed Parr had no disregard for his brother Bobby Joe and kept getting himself in situations where he and Mary Beth could almost succumb tot heir attraction Don t get me wrong, Bobby Joe did not deserve any allegiance however he was family The chemistry really wasn t there for me and I had a hard time cheering for Mary Beth and Parr For those that like their stories hot and steamy this story will also fall short It starts to go there but doesn t follow through If I had felt the chemistry a littlethan this strategy may have worked At the end of the day this story was a distraction from my everyday routine however will not go down in my lasting memory of a standout Odds are I will forget it by the time I am done my next read Promising, that s what I thought as I started reading The book started out well but then lost its touch as it went along Plot got nowhere..I was waiting for climax to happen between Mary Beth and Parr, unfortunately nil except for the last page..I cant connect with the rest of the characters at all. The South sizzles in New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton s sultry tale of a woman torn between two brothersMary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fianc , Bobby JoeParr left Mississippi after years spent holding his family together Now that he s back, he can t steal Bobby Joe s woman, and he sure can t offer Mary Beth the tidy happily ever after she deserves But everything about the petite beauty from her flame gold hair to her artless sensuality makes him crave her Love or lust, right or wrong, all he knows is that nothing has ever felt like this before, and walking away will be the hardest thing he s ever had to do I honestly, honestly don t know where to start with this book I think the saying, Don t judge a book by its cover was meant for this one You guys know I can be shallow at times when it comes to covers, and I admit I was first attracted to this book because of it Reading its plot and even though yours truly isn t much of a fan of love triangles I wanted to give it a chance Unfortunately though, it wasn t a very pleasant experience.I love small town romances The southern charm It usually I honestly, honestly don t know where to start with this book I think the saying, Don t judge a book by its cover was meant for this one You guys know I can be shallow at times when it comes to covers, and I admit I was first attracted to this book because of it Reading its plot and even though yours truly isn t much of a fan of love triangles I wanted to give it a chance Unfortunately though, it wasn t a very pleasant experience.I love small town romances The southern charm It usually feels like home to me, these people connecting with each other and being a big family Sadly for me, the characters in this book lacked that southern charm that I was looking forward to The hero and the heroine were not likable people at all They meet while the heroine, Mary Beth, is engaged to the hero s younger brother, and though I could understand an undeniable spark that they had to fight and eventually lose against, but they made things out in such a way that not only I couldn t feel sorry for their predicament, but also I secretly wished some sense would be knocked into them.Mary Beth, for starters, wasn t a woman I d call a good heroine In romance, strong and independent women are important, but Mary Beth was neither strong, nor independent In fact, her existence in the short while we get to know her, seemed to revolve around the two brothers But mostly on Parr, really She s back and forth between both emotionally and at times physically cheating on her fianc , and her unjustified and meaningless sense of duty to the same fianc who she suspects is cheating on her And half the time I didn t know what she was doing and why Not for one moment I felt sorry for her, being in between two brothers She was clueless not in a naive way, and the few times she seemed standing up for herself, I didn t know what she was fighting for That s a big problem if I can t connect with the female lead When reading these books, like we all do, I look for a woman I can relate to and root for, not just to get the guy in the end, but also to find her strength and her own voice throughout the story I d like to see a change for the better for these people, for them to heal if they have wounds and problems, for them to be the better versions of how they started out Mary Beth and Parr They were exactly the same in the end as they were in the beginning I don t want to have that.As for Parr individually, he was supposed to be the responsible older brother, the one who took care of everything, the one, probably, to make a sacrifice in falling for and letting go of his brother s fianc albeit unsuccessfully but he came off as a selfish, one dimensional character His brother was no saint mind you, but still, with his self centered personality and cheating ways, he was the better of the three if you can believe that But he didn t have much page time anyway.Apart from my disappointment with the two leads, I wish I could say that I still got that homey feeling of being in a small town, of everyone knowing everyone else s business and that nosy neighbor thing, but alas, that didn t happen either.The plot went nowhere, again, half the time I didn t know what was happening We spent a little too much time being dictated the characters movements rather than delving into their psyche This way, I felt like they only moved around until it was the end and time to say goodbye.I m sorry to say, I couldn t enjoy my time with Mary Beth and Parr, and couldn t feel for their romance Just the one star from me This novel started out fantastic After catching her fianc in a compromising position, Mary Beth finds herself crying in the arms of a stranger The heat between her and this mysterious man is hotter than anything she d ever had with her cheating fianc Even though there wasn t a lot of action in the first few scenes the foreplay was fierce and made me anxious for the story to continue.Parr love that name was one of my favorite characters When he comforts a strange woman outside his brother This novel started out fantastic After catching her fianc in a compromising position, Mary Beth finds herself crying in the arms of a stranger The heat between her and this mysterious man is hotter than anything she d ever had with her cheating fianc Even though there wasn t a lot of action in the first few scenes the foreplay was fierce and made me anxious for the story to continue.Parr love that name was one of my favorite characters When he comforts a strange woman outside his brothers engagement party he starts out as a gentleman The longer he holds Mary Beth in his arms thehe feels something for her If you re not a fan of insta love this may not be the book for you Although I d have to argue emotions run so high in the beginning scene it s not hard to imagine falling for the first kind man who isn t your cheating ex And if we ran away, which is the last thing I would do, because I m not that crazy, what would happen Anything you wanted, he said bluntly I d make it unforgettable You d never have to tell anyone Just one night You and Me I loved the premise of the book and as I already stated the beginning scene was fantastic With the undeniable attraction between Mary Beth and Parr I was hoping we would seepassion as the book continued There were a few scenes that packed some heat, but I was disappointed that we were never given anythingthan a few kisses I m not saying I wanted anything overly erotic, but after all the emotion and close calls I would have loved to see Mary Beth and Parr finally find themselves in each other I ve never reacted to a man like this before You ve never been with me before Two characters I found troubling were Bobby Joe and Alma, Parr and Bobby Joe s mother Of course it s easy to hate Bobby Joe He was a cheating fianc who was constantly competing with his older brother What troubled me was that I never truly understood his character A lot of his faults or problems were alluded to, but I never got the answers I was looking for Alma was also interesting She wasn t necessarily a fan of Mary Beth taking Bobby Joe back after he cheated on her, but she asked Parr to talk to Mary Beth on his brother s behalf Why would a woman Alma want another woman Mary Beth to marry a man who cheats after Alma had been in a similar situation Even though I had a few difficulties with the book I still found the overall story enjoyable There was a great twist I didn t see coming and the ending was sweet It was a pleasant novel from a best selling author we sadly lost in 2011. She was a woman He was a man It was as simple and complicated as that Review to be posted at Romance at Random How to write a review on a beloved author, whose final book was bad, just awful I felt no connection to this book what s so ever and I was hard pressed to even hear the author s voice in this books I have long been a fan of Beverly Barton s there are few of her books that I wouldn t suggest to someone but this book lacked in so many ways It felt like it had been finished just to be finished.What I did like was the overall idea of the tale..I also liked Mary Beth and Parr, I liked the sudden How to write a review on a beloved author, whose final book was bad, just awful I felt no connection to this book what s so ever and I was hard pressed to even hear the author s voice in this books I have long been a fan of Beverly Barton s there are few of her books that I wouldn t suggest to someone but this book lacked in so many ways It felt like it had been finished just to be finished.What I did like was the overall idea of the tale..I also liked Mary Beth and Parr, I liked the sudden spark in the early pages of the book and I liked that each had stories to be told but I feel those stories were not told or not completely fleshed out so to speak They met at Mary Beth s engagement party to of all people Parr s younger brother Mary Beth had just discovered Bobby Joe s indiscretion with a former flame and is heart broken when she meets Parr Parr is the kind of guy who does right by his family no matter the costs to him When the two meet it is a case of instant attraction for both Yet when push comes to shove she forgives Bobby Joe.Bobby Joe throughout the book continues to walk a thin line of almost cheating, and Mary Beth continues to forgive him There is however several times when Parr and Mary Beth almost give into their attractions yet something keeps stopping them namely Bobby Joe The entire book becomes a do they or do they not push pull thing between Parr and Mary Beth When Mary Beth finally realizes she is with the wrong brother the fizzle in my opinion has left building That instant spark that drew me into the book was long gone and it simply fizzled out The book had potential, but the problem stems in that it lacked in story, it lacked in character connections, and it just did not feel like a romance The heat that was there in the early stages of the book simply disappeared and the ending felt rushed Nor did it feel like a Beverly Barton bookI know she passed a couple of years ago on my birthday at that and I have to assume someone else finished this book because it s simply not her voice If you want a quick tame read then this might be the book for you, but if you re looking for.I would actually skip over it.3 Stars This was a love triangle to beat all love triangles You have your virgin bride to be Mary Beth Caine and her single widow dad, Howard Who by the way is sweet on the groom s to be mom, Alma Weston She is the mother of the groom to be Bobby Joe and his older brother Parr Bobby Joe gets caught by Mary Beth at their engagement party Only 45 minutes after announcing the marriage to be, he s in the storage closet with his ex girlfriend Luellen, half undressed with her making out Slamming the do This was a love triangle to beat all love triangles You have your virgin bride to be Mary Beth Caine and her single widow dad, Howard Who by the way is sweet on the groom s to be mom, Alma Weston She is the mother of the groom to be Bobby Joe and his older brother Parr Bobby Joe gets caught by Mary Beth at their engagement party Only 45 minutes after announcing the marriage to be, he s in the storage closet with his ex girlfriend Luellen, half undressed with her making out Slamming the door and running out of the hotel to the gardens she runs into a man who finds her crying no sobbing her eyes out You see Bobby Joe s brother Parr and Mary Beth have never met living in two different states Even though Parr is footing the whole bill for the evening just like everything else that happens in his family You see his father passed when he was 12 so he took on caring for his mom, spoiled brother, cousin and her family When Parr, the self proclaimed bachelor s eyes fall on the most beautiful woman ever, he is sunk his bachelor days are numbered He knows he wantswith her and from her Then she tells her story never mentioning names She knows it s time to face her cheater and Parr wants to go to protect her and his interest in her of course Saying they should find her dad first when they do reality becomes very clear, very fast I give this book 4 stars I did have a problem at about the 70% 90% mark for it was dragging for me a lot Plus I was getting tired of Mary Beth s Character Then finally the other s took over and brought the story along to a fairly good ending Provided by Net Galley.Follow us at www.1rad readerreviews.com at their engagement party mary Beth catches Bobby jo in the closet with his ex girlfriend having sex, she of course is upset and when a stranger finds her and offers her a shoulder to cry on, she s instantly attracted to him the stranger turns out to be Bobby Jo s older brother who is a workaholic and doesn t live near the family so she hadn t met him.When Parr Bobby Jo s brother makes it clear he s not into long term he just wanted sex mary Beth is gutted yet as revenge she agrees to give Bo at their engagement party mary Beth catches Bobby jo in the closet with his ex girlfriend having sex, she of course is upset and when a stranger finds her and offers her a shoulder to cry on, she s instantly attracted to him the stranger turns out to be Bobby Jo s older brother who is a workaholic and doesn t live near the family so she hadn t met him.When Parr Bobby Jo s brother makes it clear he s not into long term he just wanted sex mary Beth is gutted yet as revenge she agrees to give Bobby jo another chance despite still having a very strong attraction to Parr At first she is so adamant that its over with Bobby jo she can t take back a cheater yet we see her at first thinking about it before Parr even hurts her feelings, this annoyed me because all I kept thinking is kick Bobby jo to the curb this is unacceptable I hate cheaters and people who forgive so easily really annoy me it wasn t a random person IT WAS AT YOUR ENGAGEMENT PARTY WITH HIS EX for me this put a downer on the book and I could see where it was leading with Bobby jo always working late.I found myself not liking mary Beth as I thought she was quiet petty and instead of just ending it with Bobby jo she was kissing his brother, that s makes her as bad as Bobby jo Parr I liked him and his family loyalty to a point the way he looked after his mother and brother growing up.unfortunately this book wasn t for me Just the Way You Are


About the Author: Beverly Barton

Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D Inman Jr A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters inside her mind Movies fascinated her, and by the time she was seven she was rewriting the movies she saw on television and at the local theater to give them all happy endings By the age of nine she d penned her first novel She wrote short stories, TV scripts, poetry, and novels throughout high school and into college.After her marriage to Billy Ray Beaver, the love of her life , and the births of her two children, Beverly continued to be a voracious reader and a devoted moviegoer, but she put her writing aspirations on hold until her children were teenagers At every age of their lives, from infancy to adulthood, the children had been a true joy to her She devoted herself to her husband and children and considered herself one of the many selfless supermoms who put their family s needs first She believed she had had it all, just not all at the same time.In her mid 30s, Beverly returned to her former passion writing as a hobby, but before 40, she decided that she wanted to make writing a full time career And when she rediscovered an old dream of becoming a published writer no one wassupportive of her aspirations than her family Her children were her greatest cheerleaders and her husband was her biggest supporter After writing over 40 books and receiving numerous awards and nominations, as well as having books on the USA Today list and consistently on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, her career was indeed a dream come true Having a fantastic family and fabulous friends, as well as making a living doing the one thing she had loved doing since childhood, she considered herself truly blessed Beverly died suddenly of heart failure on 21 April 2011.


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