Gotta Get Next To You

Gotta Get Next To You

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by Lynn Emery
     
 

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Andrea Noble leaves Detroit and her big city blues behind when she goes home to Bayou Blue, Louisiana. She takes over a small clinic and soon finds trouble. She hires knew staff to help get the place on the right track, including a handsome man she finds a little too distracting. Jamal's real name is Lee Matthews, and he's no ordinary employee. The private detective

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Andrea Noble leaves Detroit and her big city blues behind when she goes home to Bayou Blue, Louisiana. She takes over a small clinic and soon finds trouble. She hires knew staff to help get the place on the right track, including a handsome man she finds a little too distracting. Jamal's real name is Lee Matthews, and he's no ordinary employee. The private detective is being paid by the board of directors, so he goes undercover to find sniff out wrongdoing. Andrea and Lee try to ignore the heat, but resistance is futile. Love has a hold on them. But Lee is afraid Andrea knows more than she's telling. Andrea suspects "Jamal" is more than he seems. When the truth is uncovered they fight to save the clinic, the life of a young man, and their romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014982979
Publisher:
Lazy River Publishing
Publication date:
07/21/2012
Series:
Louisiana Love Series: City Girls , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
1,101,533
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Mix knowledge of Louisiana politics and forensic social work, with the dedication to write fiction while working each day as a clinical social worker, and you get a snapshot of talented author Lynn Emery. Lynn has been a contributing consultant to the magazine Today�s Black Woman for three articles about contemporary relationships between black men and women.

Lynn sold her first novel in 1995 to Kensington publishing for their groundbreaking Arabesque line. NIGHT MAGIC went on to be recognized for Excellence in Romance Fiction for 1995 by Romantic Times Magazine. Her third novel, AFTER ALL, became a movie produced by BET and aired on December 3, 1999. Holly Robinson Peete stars as Michelle Toussaint, an investigative television reporter. In 2004 Lynn won three coveted Emma Awards. She was chosen Author of the Year and her novel KISS LONLEY GOODBYE won Best Novel and Favorite Hero. GOOD WOMAN BLUES was nominated for the Romantic Times Best Mainstream Multicultural of 2005.

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Gotta Get Next to You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW WHAT A TREAT TO READ. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. IT WAS A FAST PAGE TURNER AND A JOY TO READ. I LOVED THE GRANDMOTHER'S CHARACTER. SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT HER GRANDDAUGHTER GOT JAMAL NO MATTER WHAT. CAN'T WAIT TO READ ANOTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR. WONDERFUL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I sent my husband to the bookstore for a book that was recommended to me by a friend. My husband on returning home said that the bookstore did not have that book. He then told me that this book caught his eye and he got it for me. Well I was so glad that he did. What a joy to read. I was very inpress with the book. I fell in love with the Grandmother charater. I tell you those grandsmothers are always looking out for their babies. I got a good laugh from that. It also took me a minute to figure out that Lee and Jamal was the same person. Great Work. Lynn Emery I like your writing style. Can't wait to read another book from this author. THANKS................
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Louisiana, African-American Charlene Noble visits her former white lover John Mandville with a request for the daughter they had out of wedlock. Following a divorce, Andrea is returning home from Chicago and Charlene wants John to use his influence to obtain the position of Director of the Bayou Blue Public Health Clinic for her. Reluctantly John agrees and procures the job for Andrea.

Private investigator Jamal Turner is quite the hunk, but Andrea quickly categorizes him as a ¿serial¿ lover and not for her. He is undercover investigating Andrea, but soon wants her under his covers so they can investigate one another. As they become better acquainted they fall in love, but will their two strong personalities allow for a permanent relationship especially since she is the target of his probe?

GOTTA GET NEXT YOU is heat sister heat as the lead characters find one another to be quite the temptation. The story line is fun and steamier than the Bayou in August. The cast is strong and the story line loaded with twists that add up to a well written, fun to read ethnic romance.

Harriet Klausner