Disclosure: The McCaffertys: The McCaffertys: Slade\The McCaffertys: Randi

Disclosure: The McCaffertys: The McCaffertys: Slade\The McCaffertys: Randi

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by Lisa Jackson
     
 

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The truth can't stay buried forever…

The McCaffertys: Slade

Slade McCafferty was a bachelor through and through—too busy raising hell to settle down. Case in point: fifteen years ago daredevil Slade had taken wild child Jamie Parsons's innocence, and then had broken her heart. But Jamie is back in town, a

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The truth can't stay buried forever…

The McCaffertys: Slade

Slade McCafferty was a bachelor through and through—too busy raising hell to settle down. Case in point: fifteen years ago daredevil Slade had taken wild child Jamie Parsons's innocence, and then had broken her heart. But Jamie is back in town, a lawyer, all confidence and polished professionalism. And seeing her again is setting off a tidal wave of emotions Slade thought he'd dammed up ages ago. Back then, as now, there'd been something about Jamie that made Slade ache for more. A hell of a lot more…

The McCaffertys: Randi

Is hiding the identity of her child's father worth risking her life? Randi McCafferty seems to think so, but investigator Kurt Striker is hell-bent on changing her mind. Hired by her well-meaning but overbearing brothers to keep Randi and her son safe, Kurt knows the only way to eliminate the danger is to reveal Randi's darkest secret…any way he can. Yet when protection leads to desire, will Randi and Kurt's explosive affair leave them vulnerable to the threats whispering in the shadows?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[B]est-selling Jackson cranks up the suspense to almost unbearable heights in her latest tautly written thriller."

—Booklist on Malice

"When it comes to providing gritty and sexy stories, Ms. Jackson certainly knows how to deliver."

-RT Book Reviews on Unspoken

"Provocative prose, an irresistible plot and finely crafted characters make up Jackson's latest contemporary sizzler."

-Publishers Weekly on Wishes

"Lisa Jackson takes my breath away."

-New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460300404
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Series:
McCaffertys , #3
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
79,315
File size:
423 KB

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The McCaffertys! Why in the world did her meeting have to be with the damned McCafferty brothers?

Jamie Parsons braked hard and yanked on the steering wheel as she reached the drive of her grandmother's small farm. Her wheezing compact turned too quickly. Tires spun in the snow that covered the two ruts where dry weeds had the audacity to poke through the blanket of white.

The cottage, in desperate need of repairs and paint, seemed quaint now, like some fairy-tale version of Grandma's house.

It had been, she thought as she grabbed her briefcase and overnight bag, then plowed through three inches of white powder to the back door. She found the extra key over the window ledge where her grandmother, Nita, had always kept it. "Just in case, Jamie," she'd always explained in her raspy, old-lady voice. "We don't want to be locked out now, do we?"

No, Nana, we sure don't. Jamie's throat constricted when she thought of the woman who had taken in a wild, rebellious teenager; opened her house and her heart to a girl whose parents had given up on her. Nana hadn't batted an eye, just told her, from the time she stepped over the front threshold with her two suitcases, one-eyed teddy bear and an attitude that wouldn't quit, that things were going to change. From that moment forward, Jamie was to abide by her rules and that was that.

Not that they'd always gotten along.

Not that Jamie hadn't done everything imaginable behind the woman's broad back.

Not that Jamie hadn't tried every trick in the book to get herself thrown out of the only home she'd ever known.

Nana, a God-fearing woman who could cut her only granddaughter to the quick with just one glance, had never given up. Unlike everyone else in Jamie's life.

Now the key turned easily, and Jamie walked into the kitchen. It smelled musty, the black-and-white tiles covered in dust, the old Formica-topped table with chrome legs still pushed against the far wall that sloped sharply due to the stairs running up the other side of the house from the foyer. The salt and pepper shakers, in the shape of kittens, had disappeared from the table, as had all other signs of life. There were light spots in the wall, circular patches of clean paint where one of the antique dishes Nana had displayed with pride had been taken down and given to some relative somewhere in accordance with Nita's will. A dried cactus in a plastic pot had been forgotten and pushed into a corner of the counter where once there had been a toaster. The gingham curtains were now home to spiders whose webs gathered more dust.

If Nana had been alive, she would have had a fit. This kitchen had always gleamed. "Cleanliness is next to godliness," she'd preached while pushing a broom, or polishing a lamp, or scrubbing a sink. And Nana had known about godliness; she'd read her Bible every evening, never missed a Sunday sermon and taught Sunday school to teenagers.

God, Jamie missed her.

The bulk of Nana's estate, which consisted of this old house, the twenty acres surrounding it and a 1940 Chevrolet parked in the old garage, had been left to Jamie. It was Nana's dream that Jamie settle down here in Grand Hope, live in the little cottage, get married and have half a dozen great-grandchildren for her to spoil. "Sorry," Jamie said out loud as she dropped her bags on the table and ran a finger through the fine layer of dust that had collected on the chipped Formica top. "I just never got around to it."

She glanced at the sink where she envisioned her short, round grandmother with her gray permed hair, thick waist and heavy arms. Nita Parsons would have been wearing her favorite tattered apron. In the summertime she would have been putting up peaches and pears or making strawberry jam. This time of year she would have been baking dozens upon dozens of tiny Christmas cookies that she meticulously iced and decorated before giving boxes of the delicacies to friends and relatives. Nana's old yellow-and-white spotted cat, Lazarus, would have been doing figure eights and rubbing up against Nita's swollen ankles, and she would have complained now and again about the arthritis that had invaded her fingers and shoulders.

"Oh, Nana," Jamie whispered, glancing out the window to the snow-crusted yard. Thorny, leafless brambles scaled the wire fence surrounding the garden plot. The henhouse had nearly collapsed. The small barn was still standing, though the roof sagged and the remaining weed-strewn pasture was thankfully hidden beneath the blanket of white.

Nana had loved it here, and Jamie intended to clean it up and list it with a local real estate company.

She glanced at her watch and walked outside to the back porch. She couldn't waste any more time thinking maudlin, nostalgic thoughts. She had too much to do, including meeting with the McCafferty brothers.

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
[B]est-selling Jackson cranks up the suspense to almost unbearable heights in her latest tautly written thriller."

—Booklist on Malice

"When it comes to providing gritty and sexy stories, Ms. Jackson certainly knows how to deliver."

-RT Book Reviews on Unspoken

"Provocative prose, an irresistible plot and finely crafted characters make up Jackson's latest contemporary sizzler."

-Publishers Weekly on Wishes

"Lisa Jackson takes my breath away."

-New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Meet the Author

Lisa Jackson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy books including romantic suspense, thrillers and contemporary and historical romances. She is a recipient of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award and has also been honored with their Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense. Born in Oregon, she continues to make her home among family, friends and dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at www.lisajackson.com.

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Disclosure: The McCaffertys: The McCaffertys: Slade\The McCaffertys: Randi 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ps-7 More than 1 year ago
Great reading, as alsways. Lisa Jackson just know how to write an exciting and interesting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was entertaining ...comedy, romance, mystery, family dynamics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of this series iis awesome love the books,keeps you eonderong who did it
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
This was a VERY enjoyable read for me, I enjoyed meeting the McCaffererty Family,and reading each of their stories. Each of their stories were full of passion, mystery and truly kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Lisa Jackson does not disappoint!!
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Good reading
Cruiser2 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both of the books. Combined mystery/thriller with romance. Not gory, but still you want to get to the end. Keeps you reading.