Tanya

Tanya

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by Rebecca Rogers Maher
     
 

Tanya—a recovering alcoholic—meets Jack at a roadside stop on the way to her sister’s wedding. Hoping to drown her sorrows in the company of a stranger, she brings him back to her motel room.

The next day, shaken by the intensity of the experience, Tanya joins her sister’s bridal party at an upscale mountain lodge. There, she meets the

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Tanya—a recovering alcoholic—meets Jack at a roadside stop on the way to her sister’s wedding. Hoping to drown her sorrows in the company of a stranger, she brings him back to her motel room.

The next day, shaken by the intensity of the experience, Tanya joins her sister’s bridal party at an upscale mountain lodge. There, she meets the groom’s family for the first time, including his brother, Jack—just home from the Peace Corps and reeling from his night with the bold, beautiful woman he thought he’d never see again.

Both at a crossroads in their lives, Tanya and Jack collide for one explosive weekend. Will they choose the safety of past regrets, or will they be brave enough to embrace the present—together?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
Jack has just returned from a stint in the Peace Corps in Guyana to attend brother Henry's wedding. At a roadside stop, on the night before the ceremony, he meets a mysterious woman with whom he shares a night of passion. The next day, he meets her again and learns she is the bride's sister, Tanya. But Tanya is full of self-loathing about her past and relationship with sister Christa—and this threatens her burgeoning relationship with Jack. This sequel to The Bridge and final installment in Maher's Class Acts Trilogy reunites readers with Henry and Christa (the protagonists of the previous volume), with Jack and Tanya's story serving as a clever follow-up and an entertaining tale in its own right. Tanya's feelings of self-revulsion drive the narrative and readers with experience of addiction will recognize her complex emotions. And while Jack's character is less well developed, readers (particularly those of Maher's previous work) will enjoy watching these two fall in love, almost in spite of themselves.
Library Journal
06/15/2014
Jack, a returning Peace Corps volunteer, and Tanya, a recovering alcoholic, catch each other's eye across a dive restaurant and consummate their brief encounter with lots of sex and little conversation in a seedy hotel room. Much to their surprise, the pair meet again the next day at a luxurious Catskills, NY, lodge where Tanya's sister is marrying Jack's brother. What they both thought was a fierce, spontaneous fling is now a family affair. VERDICT The author presses plenty of emotional history into the story of a weekend wedding. [Xpress Reviews, 4/25/14.]—Joyce Sparrow, Kenneth City, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629210063
Publisher:
Promised Land Books
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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