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Playing for Keeps (Cricket Creek Series #1)

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Hooked me on the series

    I loved this town, got hooked and read the whole series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Good story

    Playing for keeps is a good story, but far too much detailed sex.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    This town will keep you coming back!

    Cricket Creek, Kentucky is a quiet river town which relies on tourism to keep going. But like many other places, the economy has hit hard and people in Cricket Creek Are worried about surviving. Enter Noah Falcon--a favorite son who parlayed his good looks and notoriety on the baseball field into a starring role on a soap opera. But like the town, Noah has hit some bumps in the road. So when he roars back into Cricket Creek in his shiny Corvette, he hopes that the town can help him as much as he wants to help the town. Olivia Lawson has other ideas. A beloved English teacher at the high school, Olivia feeds her need to be on stage with roles in local theater productions, but she has no desire to share the stage with Noah. Remembering how dismissed she felt by him in high school, there is no way Olivia wants to revisit those old feelings. Of course, their hearts have other ideas. Both Noah and Olivia learn that who they were is not necessarily who they are and after a lot of years and a lot of growing up, Olivia and Noah find a way to help the town and each other. This book has the hallmark of any great series...a great setting. I loved how Luanne developed the town itself. The theater, the school, the local bar and diner give the town a strong culture and the characters that populate Cricket Creek will become old friends as the series progresses. Finally, as hero and heroine, Olivia and Noah couldn't be more different which is what made this perfect. He chipped away at her stern exterior and she helped him see how home, and a sense of belonging, can help a wandering heart find comfort. They are charming together--their bickering, their uncertainty about each other and eventually their chemistry is endearing and had me rooting for them. With a wonderful cast of characters firmly in place, I'll look forward to the next Cricket Creek novel.

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