The Love of a Stranger [NOOK Book]

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Doug Hawkins, disgraced and jobless LAPD homicide detective, moves to Callister, Idaho, to find a peaceful existence and renew acquaintance with a best friend from childhood, Ted Benson. He hasn't been in town twenty-hours before he finds himself involved in a rendezvous with a waitress from one of the town's two taverns at a remote mountain cabin. The last thing he expects in this environment is to be confronted by a good-looking blonde who attacks his truck with a tire iron and accuses him of trespassing. ... ...
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The Love of a Stranger

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Overview

Doug Hawkins, disgraced and jobless LAPD homicide detective, moves to Callister, Idaho, to find a peaceful existence and renew acquaintance with a best friend from childhood, Ted Benson. He hasn't been in town twenty-hours before he finds himself involved in a rendezvous with a waitress from one of the town's two taverns at a remote mountain cabin. The last thing he expects in this environment is to be confronted by a good-looking blonde who attacks his truck with a tire iron and accuses him of trespassing. ... And his relationship with the hot-blooded Alexandra McGregor, goes downhill from there.

With Ted being friends with Alex, and in love with her from afar, Doug gets dragged into encounters with her, most of which end badly. Gradually, he learns that Ted's affection is strictly one-sided. He's a laughing stock among his friends because the situation is so obvious. But Doug can't afford to criticize Ted because he has a problem of his own--he can't control his own emotions where Alex is concerned. He doesn't believe in love at first sight, but he has no other explanation for how he feels.

The wealthy and smart Alex is having none of it. She's content living with her two cats in her hundred-year-old mansion on the side of Wolf Mountain. She doesn't need or want a man interfering in her life. Having lived for years with her alcoholic ex, she has no faith in men. She's busy traveling between Callister and Southern California where she owns and maintains two businesses, though she hopes to retire in Callister someday.

Crisis erupts when a local logger and a partying friend of Alex's ex decides to log the trees from land Alex and her ex-husband sold to him years back. The problem is he has no access to the land without crossing Alex's land and damaging a clear mountain stream and a pristine pond. The strong-willed Alex is determined to stop him and a bitter feud develops.

Meanwhile, incidents have occurred that make Alex trust Doug. They become lovers. Alex loses the battle to the logger and the feud deepens.

Alex's lawyer, with whom Doug is also acquainted, believes the logger and the cabin fire are connected. He's worried about Alex's safety. He enlists Doug to secretly learn what he can about the fire and Alex's ex-husband's death. Doug agrees and soon learns that his instincts were right on. He uncovers mayhem and corruption in the small town, saves Alex's land and the two of them live happily ever after.
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Harriet Klausner
A delightful solid novel.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013220522
  • Publisher: Anna Jeffrey
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 515,094
  • File size: 835 KB

Meet the Author

Anna Jeffrey is an award-winning author of mainstream romance novels as well as romantic comedy/mystery. She wrote six romance novels under the pseudonym of Anna Jeffrey and has written two as Sadie Callahan. She and her sister have co-written five comedy/mystery novels as USA Today Bestselling Author, Dixie Cash. ..... Anna Jeffrey's books have won the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have finalled in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold and the More than Magic awards. ..... She is a member of Romance Writers of America and several of its chapters. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading among others. She and her husband live outside a small town in North Central Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Loved it!

    Love this writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    More than just a love story, a real page turner!

    Full of mystery and intrigue this story keeps you on the edge of your seat! The characters of Alex McGregor and Doug Hawkins are not your typical romance couple. Sometimes, you're not even sure if you like them. As the story unfolds and you learn their truths you can't help but sympathise, empathise and love these complex beings. With a murder mystery, a brewing tension filled romance and a diverse character base, this story leads you on a roller coaster of emotion and the ending leaves you fulfilled and teary eyed. Two for Two with this author I can't wait to read more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2004

    An unexpected suprise

    For months I have been anticipating the release this book in paperback. I bought it, read it and I am greatly dissapointed. I was hoping that this book would have been as good, if not better, in comparison to The Love of a Cowboy.This book didn't have a realistic feal as strong as Jeffrey's last book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2004

    A truly entertaining story.

    Alex McGregor is a woman whose discontentment with love has left her very cynical and hostile towards life. The story is set at her beloved old home on the side of Wolf Mountain in Callister Valley, Idaho. She is all alone (and wants to be left that way) except for her two cats Maizie and Robert Redford. There in her private Idaho is where she first encounters this gorgeous stranger, Doug Hawkins. He is trespassing on her land in the company of a local hussy and is caught in a most compromising situaiton. Her belligerent actions leave Doug fascinated with this peculiar woman. But after a short time his fascination is overcome by a one sided lust. He works hard to crack this hard shell she has set up, but he is determined to find the woman underneath. THE LOVE OF A STRANGER is a must read and leaves you waiting for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    A very well written tale

    Former Los Angeles police officer Doug Hawkins relocates near Wolf Mountain, Idaho. His first day in the nearby town, a bargirl takes him to an exclusive location. However, before anything can happen, a screaming banshee smacks the fender of his new truck and tells the duo to leave as they are on her property. Doug later learns that the beautiful maniac is Los Angeles based realtor Alex McGregor............................... Alex and Doug formally meet in the office of their mutual friend Forest Service Ranger Ted Benson. When a fire on her property kills her former husband Charlie, Ted, who is leaving town to work a different fire, asks Doug to watch over Alex. As logger Kenny Miller forces an access road through Alex¿s property with the support of the locals who need jobs, she and Doug begin to fall in love. However, he suspects foul play in the death of Charlie and she was burned once as a wife leading to the probability that this relationship will quickly turn to ashes............................... Though Kenny seems to inane to pull off the PR needed to gain the easement to log, fans of romantic suspense novels will appreciate this warm contemporary tale. The story line is fun to follow on several levels. Obviously the love relationship is cleverly devised so that Girl meets and hates boy until girl and boy fall in love. However, the deep look at the jobs vs. the environment issue makes THE LOVE OF A STRANGER a delightful solid novel as Anna Jeffrey leans towards the tree huggers, but understands the wages issues so as to provide a balanced tale.................. Harriet Klausner

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