The Return of Rafe MacKade [NOOK Book]

Overview


Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has returned. Cleaned up and successful now—and still dangerously good-looking—Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire, and tongues wagging.

Lovely newcomer Regan Jones is intrigued—what kind of man could cause this sort of talk? She's just about to find out....

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Overview


Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has returned. Cleaned up and successful now—and still dangerously good-looking—Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire, and tongues wagging.

Lovely newcomer Regan Jones is intrigued—what kind of man could cause this sort of talk? She's just about to find out....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459213234
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: MacKade Brothers Series , #631
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 8,226
  • File size: 702 KB

Meet the Author


Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Original release in 1995

    I enjoy Nora Roberts books and was looking forward to a new release. I am highly disappointed that this book is advertised as a "new release" without the original print date, then discover I've already read it. So, the book is just as good as it was in 1995 when it was a new release. I'll make sure to check e-book release and original print release elsewhere before purchasing.

    25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent Read

    This is another fantastic book by Nora Roberts!A Must read.

    21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Stop the false advertising!!!

    Book was good in 1995 but this is false advertising calling it a new release!!! Come on Nora...aren't you making enough off the original publication already? Write something new or retire instead of constantly republishing your old books as new releases!

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Wonderful story!! A must read!!

    This is the first book in the MacKade brothers trilogy and it is wonderful. The brothers are charming, witty, handsome with very close family ties and you fall in love with all of them; all the characters are well developed and the storyline is interesting and witty. There is a bit of supernatural, but it enhances the story and is well written. Another great one from Nora Roberts and I highly recommend this book, and the whole series, to anyone who likes a good love story with substance.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Wish the book never ended!

    I was a bit upset this story wad too short. You coukd take all the books sbout the mackades and crested obe book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I am upset that the book was short. All of the Mackade books are way too short! I was reading Barbara Freethy and her books were longer and a lot of them were over 500pgs.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Great stuff!

    I have added Nora Roberts to my list of preferred authors and I think many others will too.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Love all the boyz of Antitem!

    I first read about Rafe when I was pregnant with my youngest son. He is wildly exciting as his story and I couldn't put it down! Nora Roberts is genius!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Not Bad, Not Great

    This was my 1st Nora Roberts and as a series person I bought all 4 at once. I was disappointed after all the hype I had heard about Nora Roberts.

    I didn't mind the "town legend" in the 1st book as she obviously need it as a plot vehicle, but it was definitely forced and unnecessary in the rest of the books -- with the final book being a waste, if she didn't have enough story for Shane (spending about half the book discussing the other 3 books "events" and ancestral history billed as paranormal activity) then maybe she should have skipped it all together.

    By the time you've read Rafe and Jared you already know Devin's story but you like all the characters enough to read it anyway -- again after the 1st book the paranormal stuff is just hokey there is enough link for the series just with the brothers and being in the same town that it wasn't needed and was obviously forced in Jared and Devin's stories.

    Except for the 4th book there is enough actual story and very solid characters to sustain the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Wow

    This book was so amazing cant wait to read the rest!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Warning this is novella or short story which will be part of a series but alas is only the rook nook to be "boxed set"

    Later. Again suggest reader age suitability as to grafic sex violence language and text page count and date published h c or s c this is 15 years old?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Oh, yeah!

    HOLY COW! This is HOT! Everytime Rafe Mackade spoke, I was grinning from ear to ear! The sexy, flirtatious banter between him and Regan was soooo smooth and yummy! THIS has to be one of Nora Roberts best. I stayed up late because I couldn't put it down and when I'm tired at work tomorrow -I won't regret it a bit. So worth it, definitely recommend!

    S.A.K.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Nora Roberts books are starting to all sound the same.

    Quick read. I could have predicted the theme and the outcome. It's always about a small town with construction worker as male theme. Did not like the book

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Just OK

    Not my favorite Nora Roberts book by far! Prim and proper girl meets sexy bad boy and sparks fly. It's pretty predictable and considering it was written in 1995, I'd say Nora's books have improved since then. The good thing is it was a quick and easy read that required no thought at all. This was welcome after reading a pretty intense book just prior to this one! Also good that it was a bargain BN Nook book! I probably won't read any of the others in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Loved it !

    After reading this one, I had to read the others in the series. Absolutely a great reading experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Always great

    I love NoraRoberts. I never had a bad book and love J.D.Robb too! My favorite author.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Another great Nora Roberts book.

    The MacKade brothers were really something great. Sexy and strong. Great love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Ok

    Not as good as other three

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Ine of my favortie

    The return of rafe mackade is one of my favorite nora roberts books second only to waiting for nick i absoultely recomend this book to anyone ive never read a bad nora roberts book or a bad jd robb book and i have 99 all total

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Intrigued

    Have to read next of series! Loved the bad boy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    E

    A dull novella.

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