Pure and Simple

Pure and Simple

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by Patricia Ryan
     
 

Ally Turner is shaken by the death of her childhood friend, starlet Willow Scott--and horrified when devilishly charming Tom Proctor starts digging into Willow's past for a tell-all bio, threatening to unearth a scandalous secret that must be kept hidden at all costs. "Ms. Ryan enthralls readers...with the power of her characters' emotions..." RT…  See more details below

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Ally Turner is shaken by the death of her childhood friend, starlet Willow Scott--and horrified when devilishly charming Tom Proctor starts digging into Willow's past for a tell-all bio, threatening to unearth a scandalous secret that must be kept hidden at all costs. "Ms. Ryan enthralls readers...with the power of her characters' emotions..." RT BookReviews

Praise for Patricia Ryan's romances:

"Patricia Ryan's Twice the Spice is a marvelous, fast-paced, riveting romance." New York Times bestselling author Anne Stuart

"Fresh, swift and sexy, Silken Threads strengthens Ms. Ryan's reputation as an outstanding author..." New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney

"Heaven's Fire is a splendid tale, and Patricia Ryan is a writer to watch." New York Times bestselling author Patricia Gaffney

"A richly textured pageant of passion. A grand adventure!" New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs on Falcon's Fire

"Once you start this nonstop read you won't go to bed until you've turned the last page." RT BookReviews on The Sun and the Moon

"In Hot Pursuit is impossible to put down. Patricia Ryan knows how to capture a reader's attention and refuse to let it go. Well done." Affaire de Coeur

"Wild Wind was a blockbuster from the first page. I quite literally could not put this book down, and was very surprised by the ending." Romance Communications

"The Sun and the Moon is a real page turner. I really wish I hadn't started it so late at night. It kept me up way past my bedtime and there is no stronger recommendation than that." Jean Mason, The Romance Reader

"Gifted storyteller Patricia Ryan holds us spellbound with her mesmerizing new love story, For the Thrill of It." RT BookReviews

"Ryan has written a sensual, emotionally involving, and compelling story of forbidden love that readers will not soon forget." Library Journal on Wild Wind

"Silken Threads is romance at its best. This one goes on my keeper shelf." The Romance Reader

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014568517
Publisher:
Hawkley Books
Publication date:
04/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
402,821
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist.

To find out more about Patricia Ryan’s award-winning romances and romantic suspense, including special projects, excerpts, and sneak previews, subscribe to her email newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com. Most issues features free and deeply discounted ebooks by Patricia and other bestselling romance and mystery authors.

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Pure and Simple 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story drew me in from word one. I adore Tom--he's sexy, brainy and buff, the perfect challenge to Ally, who's torn between her attraction to him and protecting her family. And I LOVE the subplot involving Ally's wild little sister, Brooke. The suspense plot is exciting, with intriguing twists and turns that kept me on my toes. This story has great emotional depth, and the the icing on the cake is the touches of humor throughout. VERY highly recommended!
NookReader57 More than 1 year ago
Pacing of story was too slow for me. The sister's relationship with the TV star was kinda distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending to this story was way too predictable.
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Loved the way the author wrote this story great job
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Patricia Ryan is the best! I've been a Patricia Ryan fan for years and particularly love her romances. PURE AND SIMPLE is not only a romance but a mainstream book, with lots of subplots, depth of characters and intrigue. Tom couldn't be sexier, Ally more appealing and the track their relationship takes more involving. One other thing about Ryan--her craft of writing is absolutely the best. She has, as they say, a way with words and I often stop to reread a sentence or paragraph just for the beauty of it. This book is steller! A must read!
muffyn33 More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed reading this one. Lots of twists and turns with a terrific ending. I would recommend this one.
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Deft humor and poignant reality. This is Reward Reading!
doctordawg More than 1 year ago
Unforgettable characters with real emotions kept me glued to the pages through an exciting storyline with just enough humor to break up the enthralling suspense!