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All Shook Up
     

All Shook Up

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by Susan Andersen
 

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A Man With a Past

When an unexpected inheritance sends J.D. Carver to the Star Lake Lodge to claim his half, he's expecting trouble. Being greeted with open arms by the whole Lawrence gang—feisty Aunt Sophie and calm Uncle Ben, clearly off-limits Dru and her young son, Tate—just convinces him they're working an angle, and he's

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All Shook Up 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Star Lake Lodge in Washington State has always been a family affair as no person that is unrelated to the Lawrence clan has ever owned an interest in the business. However, the entire family from Dru to her Uncle Ben to her Aunt Sophie is stunned that deceased Great Aunt Edwina gave her share to an ¿urban¿ outsider, J.D. Carver.

On the one hand, J.D. looks forward to leaving the rat race of construction in Seattle. However, on the other hand, he expects a war with Edwina¿s relatives. To his shock, although the three adults and Dru¿s son obviously see him as an intruder, they still warmly welcome him to the lodge. Instead of gracefully accepting their hospitality, J.D. looks for the underlying motives, a left over from his deprived childhood. Of course, Dru shares his suspicions and soon his love. However, his past creeps up to the lodge, placing everyone in danger and making J.D. realize that he must leave his Eden and the people he cherishes and loves for their sake.

Best selling author Susan Anderson provides her audience with her usual mixing of humor, tension, and a great cast that makes her novel so popular. Her current tale, ALL SHOOK UP, is a fabulous contemporary romance that works because the key five charcaters seem genuine. Most readers will relate to the kindhearted yet boisterous Aunt Sophie and the quiet but caring Uncle Ben. They along with Dru¿s preadolescent son provide the depth to a poignant drama starring two wonderful lead characters.

Harriet Klausner

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I love the sense of humor,dialogue,and action!
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risuena More than 1 year ago
I'm reading chick-lit books from a few authors to see who I like, and I must say Susan Andersen is near the top of my list so far. This is my first book from her, and I like it overall. I enjoyed the main female character and thought that her family really made the book for me. She did a terrific job with the supporting roles and their stories. Of course the main man sounded like terrific eye candy, but as with many chick-lit books I've read lately, what I didn't like was this "you're the one" only after meeting the person a week. The sex scenes are great, but the romance is not quite believable. Rachel Gibson is another author whose writing is similiar, with not as well developed supporting characters, but with more emphasis on the two main characters and many steamy moments between them.
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