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Posted April 19, 2011
Another fun read from Mary Stella! Dora Lee's homecoming to the Florida Keys is an unexpected adventure and we are drawn in immediately as she struggles to find her place among her grandfather's little group of eccentric friends. Her reunion with the guy who had a crush on her in high school is delightful--I'm crazy about Bobby Daulton. Get this one for a great summer read! Enjoy! Enjoy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2005
This is Mary Stella's second book and is more enjoyable than her first endeavour if that is possible. Dora Lee Hanson leaves the Florida Keys for the bright lights and hopefully a modelling career. Instead she marries a wealthy magnate, J. Walter Morrison III, but after fourteen years of marriage he divorces her for a younger 'Trophy' wife. Feeling crushed and rejected, Dora goes home to her grandfather who will welcome her with open arms. Bobby Daulton was crushed when Dora Lee left the Keys the first time. When he sees Dora again after all these years, he realizes his feelings for her have not changed. Bobby decides that this time his 'trophy' is not getting away from him and he has every intention of reeling her in before she gets away. The patience of Bobby and the skittishness of Dora makes this a fun, light-hearted, heart warming and touching read. The setting could not have been better for these characters and the storyline works so well for them. Mary Stella has written another winner and leaves this reader eager for more books from her set in the Keys.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 8, 2005
I love the Florida Keys, and Key of Sea brings them to life so realistically, you can smell the salt air. Dora Lee is a heroine most of us can relate too--a little bit damaged by life and working on her self esteem. And Bobby is just the medicine we need, er, I mean that Dora Lee needs for her condition. Not only is this a delightful romance, but Mary Stella uses fun Keys references in creative ways, sneaking them into metaphors and similies that will make the reader chuckle. Read this book! And if you haven't already read All Keyed Up, get both.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Growing up in the Keys, Dora Lee Hanson looked forward to escaping as the quiet beauty bored her. She thought her ticket to the bright lights would be modeling, but instead married a wealthy suitor J. Walter Morrison III. After twelve years of marriage Dora Lee knew it was over when she realized she bonded with her trophy peer a tarpon her spouse caught just like her and hung on the wall. J. Walter dissolves the union dumping her for a younger model................... Dora Lee returns to the Keys where she knows her grandfather would welcome her with open arms. Fishing guide Bobby Daulton is stunned to learn the big one that got away in his youth is back in the Keys though she has lost a bit of her spirit. Bobby plans to hook his beloved star fish permanently this time as he hopes Dora¿s wanderlust is over. Dora finds herself attracted to a man she inadvertently hurt when she felt the Florida Keys had nothing to keep her there a dozen years ago................... Readers will be ALL KEYED UP with Mary Stella¿s fun contemporary romance starring a rejected former trophy wife and the man who has loved her since they were teens. Bobby knows he will not quit until he reels in the catch of his life, the woman he has always loved. Dora Lee is a bit more difficult to feel empathy for as she left the Keys to follow a dream only to allow herself to turn into a bird in a gilded cage. Still the KEY OF SEA is a stellar tale.................. Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.