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Designed For Passion

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great beach read!

Widow Melodye Carter has turned her clothing boutique into a success while raising her rambunctious twins by herself. Deeply hurt by her late husband, she has sworn off men and marriage. Believing that her voluptuous curves make her unattractive, she's convinced she'll ...
Widow Melodye Carter has turned her clothing boutique into a success while raising her rambunctious twins by herself. Deeply hurt by her late husband, she has sworn off men and marriage. Believing that her voluptuous curves make her unattractive, she's convinced she'll be alone for the rest of her life. Detective Jim Ryman remembers the plus-size beauty from his youth, and he can't help the fires of attraction that burn through him when he sees her again. Melodye's husband's death has now been declared murder, and Jim has been assigned to investigate it, bringing them into close contact. But he is also dealing with demons from his past, and a failed marriage that ended in his wife's accidental death. Though they want to remain just friends, passion consumes them as they become closer than they planned. And their match-making grandparents scheme to see them happily married. But Melodye first needs to stand up to her mother's and sister's unkind comments about her weight, and both women's determination to keep her down. Jim is a knight in shining armor for his lady, as he supports Melodye and encourages her to blossom in her own light. And Melodye allows Jim to share his deepest feelings and process the grief he still feels about his late wife. This heartwarming story reveals their growth, both as individuals and as a couple, which will surely lead them to a lifetime of happiness together. Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews

posted by Anonymous on April 15, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good read

This book started off promising then it got a little too. slow. Then I put it down and came back to it and I didnt want to put it down. I loved how the story showed love without having to constantly throw the words around. The true love of a man and a woman whose . Goog...
This book started off promising then it got a little too. slow. Then I put it down and came back to it and I didnt want to put it down. I loved how the story showed love without having to constantly throw the words around. The true love of a man and a woman whose . Goog.actions speak louder than words. This is a good read once you get beyond the craziness of stuborness.

posted by NDBOYD on April 3, 2012

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    Good read

    This book started off promising then it got a little too. slow. Then I put it down and came back to it and I didnt want to put it down. I loved how the story showed love without having to constantly throw the words around. The true love of a man and a woman whose . Goog.actions speak louder than words. This is a good read once you get beyond the craziness of stuborness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Awful!

    I was not impressed by this book. They had so many doubts about themselves and being together that it made me want to throw the book in the trash can. I just hate how the main characters went on and on. When I first read an excerpt, I was thinking this book was going to be amazing and it just wasn't. The main characters had the passion and and friendship, but that was just it. Also, I didn't expect Melodye to be so insecure with herself. They made me want to really end the book. I don't like to read about insecure women because it takes away as to why we are reading the book in the first place.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Nice Story

    The book was a little slow for me but it was a nice story.

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