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Designed For Passion
     

Designed For Passion

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by Francine Craft
 

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Shattered by love, they were faithful only to their hungry bodies!

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Shattered by love, they were faithful only to their hungry bodies!

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BN ID:
2940011305528
Publisher:
Francine Craft
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
448,244
File size:
272 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a bestselling veteran romance and romantic suspense author who has written for Kensington, BET and Harlequin. I'm now becoming an Indie publisher with one book, a Voodoo mystery, Dying on the Edge, now on sale at all online booksellers. I have great U.S. and overseas fan bases with several books translated.

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Designed For Passion 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
While reviewing the book Designed for Passion, by Francine Craft I had a mixture of emotions and opinions. Francine Craft is an author of romantic fiction and has over 20 titles to her name. To summarize, Melodye Carter is a widow with twin boys who owns a boutique for plus sized women. Her marriage was not a happy one, nor was her childhood living under her mother¿s scrutiny and in the shadow of her sister. Melodye is a woman who wasn¿t willing to open her heart again. Detective Jim Ryman was assigned to her husbands murder. Jim, also a widow, has sworn off any and all emotional ties of romance since his wife¿s death. Together they help heal each others hearts, ridding them of painful scars and hoping to move on. Let me start by saying I had two issues with this book. First, the book is intended to center around the investigation into her husband¿s death. However, there was little in the way of an actual investigation mentioned, and when it was it was by way of fleeting comments. Second, the characters interactions with each other revolved around sexual reactions and not necessarily ones of the heart. This, at times, made it appear that there was nothing to the relationship but sex. For example, at a point in the first half of the book Jim is questioning a suspect and all that is said about feelings is the electricity between them. Nothing wrong with that, but in my opinion the way the characters were portrayed when together didn¿t leave me knowing what was really inside their heads or hearts. After saying that, it is apparent that Francine Craft is a born romantic and a great story teller. What I like most about the book was that the main character, Melodye, didn¿t fit the norm. Often times with romance you find that the characters fit into a perfect box and don¿t have many physical flaws. Melodye is a woman with glorious curves and is more of a character that I feel most women can relate to. I applaud the author for doing this. The secondary characters Bettina, her mother, and Lucia, her sister were down right cruel. The way the author wrote these segments made your heart ache for Melodye and could be quite a blow to your system. The initial attraction between Jim and Melodye kept me reading to find out what happened next. While reviewing I was at no time disinterested nor did I find any dead spots. I look forward to more of her titles in the future. Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer
Guest More than 1 year ago
Francine Craft has pen together another great book. Once you start reading this book you will notice sexual attraction between the character but they each have they own issue to deal with. Melodye Carter is a plus size woman who runs her own boutique and is very successful. Melodye is the mother or twin and you are going to love. Melodye grew up with a thin mother and sister and for every day of her life she has been compare to her sister by her mother. If it had not been for her grand parent there is know telling where Melodye would end up. Not only did she deal with her mother and sister but she had to also deal with a husband who at every turn was tearing down the confidence. Jim is a friend and a detective who come home to help his mother but to also to put closure to a case he was working on a while ago. Jim gave Melodye the confidence she need he would tell her all the thing she need to hear and believe in herself. Although Jim help Melodye she also help Jim realize that he was not as hopeless has he thought. Jim has issue that deal with his father and with the help they both gave each other they was able to open up there heart and let LOVE IN AGAIN, and they both found the PASSION THEY WAS MISSING. As usually Francine gave us a story with a twist can't tell you to much about the book but BUY THE BOOK and you will not be disappointed. Louise
NDBOYD More than 1 year ago
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.
AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
While reviewing the book Designed for Passion, by Francine Craft, I had a mixture of emotions and opinions. Francine Craft is an author of romantic fiction and has over 20 titles to her name.

To summarize, Melodye Carter is a widow with twin boys who owns a boutique for plus sized women. Her marriage was not a happy one, nor was her childhood living under her mother¿s scrutiny and in the shadow of her sister. Melodye is a woman who wasn¿t willing to open her heart again. Detective Jim Ryman was assigned to her husbands murder. Jim, also a widow, has sworn off any and all emotional ties of romance since his wife¿s death. Together they help heal each others hearts, ridding them of painful scars and hoping to move on.

Let me start by saying I had two issues with this book. First, the book is intended to center around the investigation into her husband¿s death. However, there was little in the way of an actual investigation mentioned, and when it was it was by way of fleeting comments. Second, the characters interactions with each other revolved around sexual reactions and not necessarily ones of the heart. This, at times, made it appear that there was nothing to the relationship but sex. For example, at a point in the first half of the book Jim is questioning a suspect and all that is said about feelings is the electricity between them. Nothing wrong with that, but in my opinion the way the characters were portrayed when together didn¿t leave me knowing what was really inside their heads or hearts.

After saying that, it is apparent that Francine Craft is a born romantic and a great story teller. What I like most about the book was that the main character, Melodye, didn¿t fit the norm. Often times with romance you find that the characters fit into a perfect box and don¿t have many physical flaws. Melodye is a woman with glorious curves and is more of a character that I feel most women can relate to. I applaud the author for doing this. The secondary characters; Bettina, her mother, and Lucia, her sister were down right cruel. The way the author wrote these segments made your heart ache for Melodye and could be quite a blow to your system. The initial attraction between Jim and Melodye kept me reading to find out what happened next. While reviewing I was at no time disinterested nor did I find any dead spots. I look forward to more of her titles in the future.



Kelly Moran,

Author and Reviewer
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. She gives you mystery as welll as romance. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book by this author. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after a few pages I was hooked, finished it in two days. I laughed, cried and I even cursed at Melodye's mom and sister, arrrggg oh how I wish I could've slapped those two...lol.
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The book was a little slow for me but it was a nice story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story it had it all, love, sadness, hurt and carma! You may need a box of tissues.
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