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Purely Relative (The P.U.R.E. #1.5)
     

Purely Relative (The P.U.R.E. #1.5)

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by Claire Gillian
 

Unemployed and living far from home, Gayle Lindley is nevertheless lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping her murderous ex-employer. She’s also thankful to the boyfriend gods for having blessed her with a former co-worker. Jon Cripps is brains, brawn and bedroom-certified, all in one delectable package. Life is finally on the uptick.

…Or so

Overview

Unemployed and living far from home, Gayle Lindley is nevertheless lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping her murderous ex-employer. She’s also thankful to the boyfriend gods for having blessed her with a former co-worker. Jon Cripps is brains, brawn and bedroom-certified, all in one delectable package. Life is finally on the uptick.

…Or so Gayle thinks until Jon pops the big question—no, not marriage, but meeting the rest of his family. What he neglects to mention is his loose familial definition also includes the parents of his ex-fiancée. And too bad Gayle has already met one sibling while engaged in a vigorous mattress inspection with Jon. Everyone will think she’s a man-stealing hussy!
As Gayle tiptoes into the bosom of Jon’s extended family, she is deluged with more secrets than even her curious nature can absorb. But the drama hits hardest when Jon, mysterious as ever, drops a bombshell that threatens to unravel every single stitch of progress she has made with him and his … ‘interesting’ relations.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044496293
Publisher:
Spencer Imaginarium
Publication date:
04/25/2013
Series:
P.U.R.E.
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
172 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Claire Gillian is a number-crunching executive by profession, an after hours writer by passion, and a darkly romantic curmudgeon. She lives in the boggy Pacific NW with her husband and two teen-aged sons.

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Purely Relative 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reviews are confusing - this is 240 pages on Nook, which is not a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun light story great read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved this addition to the first story. The family is fun and I'd love to know them. What a bunch of characters and Jenny was not too bright to dump Scott sooner! Loved the quick read.
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MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Picture this: It's Thanksgiving, you're about to be introduced to your boyfriend's parents and siblings for the first time, they're well off, you're barely making ends meet, having trouble finding a job AND you're the new girlfriend since your boyfriend broke off his engagement not very long ago. Oh, and the would-have-been in-laws are close friends of the family, so they'll be there too. Fun times. Thanksgiving seems to be synonymous with good food and bad behavior. There was no shortage of that. Gayle didn't exactly receive a welcome with open arms, but she wasn't dirt on the shoe either. Luckily for her, there were other Cripps siblings in attendance who had their own personal dilemmas. Jenny Cripps is engaged to an overbearing creep and Jason Cripps is home from college with his girlfriend in tow and his BFF, Tully. Tully is a girl and she hates his girlfriend. When Gayle announces that her own brother will be joining her for the holidays, Jenny suddenly perks up. Hmmm. This novella was crazy, funny and romantic. This novella takes place between the last chapter and the epilogue of the first book (which I haven't read), but I still managed to follow the characters. As for the chemistry between Jon and Gayle, I wonder if my impression was clouded because I hadn't read their story. They had great chemistry in bed, but outside of it, I couldn't shake the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. A few times, Jon acted strangely, and it made me wonder just how stable their relationship was. When the time came for the main characters to address their relationship seriously, that is when they finally came alive for me. That part felt real and portrayed one likely obstacle a modern couple might face - career or love? Compromise or let go? Gayle wanted to hold on to her (financial) independence so badly, that she refused to accept a little help from Jon that would get her across the country to be with him. I loved how the author made each of them get what they thought they wanted because it made both of them realize a few important truths. The ending was so touching and romantic that it made all the previous tension just melt away. I think it would be best to read the first book, The P.U.R.E., to get their full story. Overall a short, fun read with great dialogue and good pacing. Rating 3.5 rounded up to 4 Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author for the purpose of an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I didn't realize this was a sequel until I was well into the book. Even without reading the first book, it was a good stand-alone book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but rather predictable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
will look for more from this author
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a fun read. highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute short story and well written. I enjoyed it and hope you do
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good free short story i enjoyed it.