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Frisco Joe's Fiancee (Harlequin American Romance #977)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Frisco Joe's Fiancee; (Harlequin American Romance #977)

    perfect for an evening of fun and relaxation. Tina Leonard caught my attention with Cowboy Cootchie-Coo. Then over the course of the next year she managed to steal my heart with books like Daddy¿s Little Darlings and A Match Made In Texas. So it came as no surprise to me to find out that Ms. Leonard had created another powerful story abounding with humor, emotion and romance with Frisco Joe¿s Fiancée, the first of her spectacular new series Cowboys By The Dozen. It¿s round up time at the Jefferson Ranch, and there¿s a stampeding herd headed their way ¿ a herd of single women that is. Because unbeknownst to the Jefferson brothers someone has decided that this time they¿re the ones who are going to be rounded up and branded by wedding rings. After all these years Mason Jefferson should know better than to put his trust in Mimi Cannady¿s goofy ideas, even if she is his best friend. Yet for some reason, even knowing her ideas can only lead to trouble, Mason just can¿t seem to find it in his heart to say no to her. Only this time, he should have, because once his eleven younger brothers get a hold of him he¿s going to wish he did. Frisco Joe Jefferson is ready to scream. Not only did Mimi manage to once again convince Mason to go along with her hair-brained idea to hire a housekeeper without consulting the rest of them, but when twenty female applicants showed up to apply for the job in the middle of a blizzard, he was the one left holding the bag. A diaper bag, because one of the applicants actually showed up with her newborn baby in tow. Annabelle Turnberry knew coming to Union Junction wasn¿t the best idea she¿d ever come up with, but when the other ladies from the Lonely Hearts Salon invited her along for a mini vacation while they applied for a housekeeping job she couldn¿t say no. After all, now that her baby¿s father wanted nothing to do with her or their angelic daughter she needed to get away from men and figure out what she was going to do with her life. One look around the Jefferson Ranch, better known as Malfunction Junction, and Annabelle realized she had come to the wrong place if she thought she was going to be able to forget about men, and not because of the twelve single and oh so hunky brothers who owned the place either. Nope, it was all because of one brother in particular, Frisco! In a few short minutes he managed to do the impossible and steal past her defenses when he tenderly soothed her cranky baby. Frisco Joe¿s little brothers can¿t believe it. One minute die hard bachelor Frisco Joe¿s telling all the women to get packing and the next minute he¿s letting Annabelle sleep in his bed, while baby Emmie contentedly sleeps in his arms. From the look that lights Frisco Joe¿s face every time he looks at Annabelle and Emmie these brothers have put two and two together and come up with the perfect little family of three. If only they can get him to open his eyes and realize what he¿s found before it¿s too late. From the moment that busload of women arrived at ¿Malfunction Junction¿ I was in stitches. I couldn¿t help it. From the entertaining characters to the snappy dialogue to the humorous storyline all the way down the line to the heartwarming way that Emmie wrapped Frisco Joe around her little finger, Ms. Leonard effortlessly caught hold of my heart and imagination and never let go. Annabelle and Emmie were perfect for Frisco Joe. They completed him in a way that no other woman could have, something that Ms. Leonard seemed to have intuitively known when she was writing this story. I honestly don¿t think any one else could have brought him so vividly to life the way that they did. I also don¿t think that anyone could have helped Annabelle and Emmie to heal the way that Frisco did. Well written, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable, Frisco Joe¿s Fiancée is another high quality comedic romance perfect for an evening of fun and relaxation from the pen of one of the most ta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    Excellent Mini Series Start

    Whoopee!! What a kick-off to this series. Tina has again tugged your heart strings with this page turning story of Frisco Joe Jefferson. And to think this is just the beginning - we still have eleven more heart throbs and macho brothers to come. This is a book for everyone, it has the hunky rough and tough cowboy who has not intentions of getting into the matchmaking trap, but who meets his demise at the hands of the single mom Annabelle Turnberry and her baby girl. Now as things are heating up bring on the next brother - Laredo. Way to go Tina!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    Frisco Joe's Fiancee; (Harlequin American Romance #977)

    Holy hormones! Testosterone's in the air in Tina Leonard's delightful new mini-series, Cowboys By the Dozen. Imagine twelve rough and ready unattached brothers with hearts as big as the state of Texas desperately in need of a whole lot of loving! Be prepared to laugh at loud and to have your heart strings tugged by the Jefferson brothers as each finally meets their match. Ms. Leonard makes you laugh out loud and as the pages fly by. Frisco Joe's a wonderful hero who'll melt your heart and make you sigh as he handles baby Emmie and her mother. Especially intriguing are the ladies at the Lonely Hearts Beauty Salon and how they'll fare as Delilah battles her sister's rival Never Lonely Cut n' Gurls. And, will Mason and Mimi ever connect? This is a series to watch for as each new book hits the shelves! O, happy days, Laredo's story's up next month!~~Debora Hosey, reviewer, Romance Reader's Connection

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Frisco Joe's Fiancee; (Harlequin American Romance #977)

    Tina Leonard kicks off her new series, Cowboys by the Dozen, with FRISCO JOE¿S FIANCEE (4). An ad for a housekeeper placed by the eldest of 12 Jefferson brothers brings more trouble than he bargained for¿and more than Frisco, the second oldest, thinks they need. A passel of women shows up for the position, including Annabelle Turnberry and her infant daughter. Much as Frisco tries to protect his heart, this woman and baby quickly get under his skin. In this story reminiscent of ¿Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,¿ Leonard thoroughly delights.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2003

    Frisco Joe's Fiancee; (Harlequin American Romance #977)

    Tina Leonard kicks off her new series, Cowboys by the Dozen, with FRISCO JOE¿S FIANCEE (4). An ad for a housekeeper placed by the eldest of 12 Jefferson brothers brings more trouble than he bargained for¿and more than Frisco, the second oldest, thinks they need. A passel of women shows up for the position, including Annabelle Turnberry and her infant daughter. Much as Frisco tries to protect his heart, this woman and baby quickly get under his skin. In this story reminiscent of ¿Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,¿ Leonard thoroughly delights.~~Romantic Times

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