Just Kate (Harlequin Bestselling Author Series)

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Ever since Kate Blake's sister died in a car accident, it's been just her. Just Kate to keep her family together. Just Kate to live up to her senator father's expectations and her mother's idea of perfection. But now, after a painful betrayal by those she loves, she decides it's time to live for herself and claim what she wants. And what she wants is Sean Harris. The only man she's ever loved. And her late sister's husband.

But years have passed since Abby's accident, and both ...

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Ever since Kate Blake's sister died in a car accident, it's been just her. Just Kate to keep her family together. Just Kate to live up to her senator father's expectations and her mother's idea of perfection. But now, after a painful betrayal by those she loves, she decides it's time to live for herself and claim what she wants. And what she wants is Sean Harris. The only man she's ever loved. And her late sister's husband.

But years have passed since Abby's accident, and both Sean and Kate feel it's time to move on. Still, when Kate meets the rugged Australian on his home turf, she is surprised by what she finds with Sean—a sense of home and belonging that she's never known. And the one person who loves her for nothing else except being…just Kate.

Bonus book included in this volume!

His Only Wife by Cathy McDavid

Aubrey Stuart returns home to Blue Ridge, Arizona, only to discover that the boy she'd eloped with and hastily divorced ten years ago has matured. And now Gage Raintree is a man a thousand times more tempting….

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373180684
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: Harlequin Bestselling Author Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 532,917
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.

For the past 18 years Cathy McDavid has been juggling a family, a job and writing and doing pretty well at it except for the housecleaning part. "Mostly" retired from the corporate business world, she writes full-time from her home in Scottsdale, AZ, near the breath-taking McDowell Mountains. Her twins have "mostly" left home, returning every now and then to raid her refrigerators. On weekends, she heads to her cabin in the mountains, always taking her laptop with her

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The exchange was so blatant, so audacious that Kate Blake couldn't believe she'd seen it. It was intermission and the lobby was crowded. People swirled past her, laughing and talking as they waited for the opera to resume. Kate stood frozen in their midst, fingers curved around her glass of orange juice, her indigo eyes wide, afraid even to blink.

She hadn't imagined it. Brad had handed another man a packet of white powder and taken money in return, right there in front of half the population of Seattle.

Perhaps, she thought desperately, it was all a mistake. Perhaps she had only imagined that the packet contained cocaine, and that Brad, the man she'd meant to marry in less than a month, had just accepted money for it.

In the next instant, Brad turned, tucking a folded bill into the pocket of his coat as he moved. His eyes met Kate's, and it was clear that he knew she'd seen. There was no apology in his gaze, however, only defiance. Then he was looking at his companion again, and Kate might not have existed at all.

She felt dizzy, and then claustrophobic, and she knew she had to get out into the fresh air fast. She set her cup aside and hurried toward the main door.

Outside, Kate gripped the stair railings in both hands and dragged in deep, clean breaths until the choking sensation passed. A glance back over one elegantly bared shoulder told her that Brad hadn't followed. He probably hadn't even noticed she was gone.

She looked up at the dark, star-speckled sky aglow with city lights, and her vision blurred as tears filled her eyes. She was torn. One part of her wanted to go back inside, grip Brad by the lapels and demand to know why he'd thrown everything away; another preferred to pretend that nothing had changed.

Kate inched down the stairs, still grasping the railing with both hands. Brad was the man she'd planned to marry. He was her father's campaign manager. And she'd just seen him break the law in the most brazen of ways.

A thousand thoughts whirled through her head. This wasn't new behavior for Brad; she was certain of that. And yet she hadn't known. She'd been engaged to him and she hadn't known what kind of man he was! How could that be?

There were no cabs lined up in front of the theater, since the opera would run another full hour. Kate looked back again, knowing she should go inside, call for a taxi and wait in the lobby until it arrived. But something within her demanded action. She needed to walk, hard and fast, with the cool, clean night wind blowing against her face. She started out in the general direction of her downtown condominium, chin held high, her grandmother's antique brass evening bag swinging at her side.

Hard-eyed street people watched her pass, but there was none of the usual panhandling. Kate supposed that in her present mood she didn't look approachable.

Moments later, as she passed a popular department store, her pace slackened. The breeze had dried her tears. Kate's reflection in the windows regarded her forlornly as she took in her own tall, slender body, the sleek designer gown that had cost the earth, the soft and loose arrangement of her dark hair.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    highly recommend

    just kate is a story about a woman that has taken care of everyone else in her life. after being betrayed by those in her life, she decides it's time she took care of herself....just kate. she leaves the family home an travels to australia and ends up living temporarily with her sister's widower. she discovers they have feelings for each other that at first make her feel guilty. sean makes her realize the marriage to her sister was not a good one and before the accident tht took her sister's life, they had divorced. a wonderful love story about two people struggling with very different feelings about the same thing, the love they feel for each other. a glass of wine, fire in the fireplace and this story...the perfect evening.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Did not get past first chapter

    Too much sex, guy destroys himself,disfunctional family, guy too much in control to the point of abuse. No, couldn't waste my free time on this one, which wad a suprise.




    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Would have been a good book if some of the story hadn't been com

    Would have been a good book if some of the story hadn't been completely left out. Why was Sean suddenly in love with Kate? What happened to Brad? At the end of the book, Sean does something huge without explanation and the last chapter seems to have skipped an enormous amount of detail. Love LLM, but this one needed a few more chapters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Not your typical LLM novel...

    This book is far more sexually explicit than you normally get with a LLM novel. Also, I don't find the dynamics between the two lead characters all that believable -- I know I couldn't just fall into a steamy sexual relationship with my ex-brother-in-law. The lead female character (Kate) is so bland and malleable that I can hardly see her attraction. The lead male character (Sean) comes across to me as a nice enough fellow, but a bit lecherous. There was nothing in the book that totally put me off, but there was nothing that really grabbed me either.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    highly recommend

    Always enjoy here books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Rose

    Moans and strips him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    loved the book ill read it at least 8 more times

    loved the book ill read it at least 8 more times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    recommend

    Book was enjoyable . A good read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Not her best work.

    I love her books, but this seemed like it was a "hurry and get it written book".
    I was very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    very quick read

    Miller's books are nearly all the same. If you are looking for a diversion, her books are great. This book was similar to others I have read. I must admit that I am getting bored reading them.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Just awful

    If this were the first of her books i had it would have been the last

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Recommend it

    Good read ,worth the time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    I love Linda Lael Miller but this book just doesn't make it. Th

    I love Linda Lael Miller but this book just doesn't make it. The lack of a back story just leaves you shaking your head. I understand that Kate had feelings for her Sisters husband but why did he have feelings for her? It really needed more background in all areas. Not something I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Does not

    I like a story to make sense. At least a little bit. This one did not. So many unexplained happenings. It's one thing to let readers put their own views on the way things ended on some things, but everything? No, no,no. Not a good book at all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Love this writer

    This is very good story. Wish she would leave out some of the sex , do not need it.

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