Until There Was You (Graysons of New Mexico Series #1)

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Essence bestselling author Francis Ray reminds us—with this captivating novel featuring the life and loves of the Grayson family—that there’s nothing like the first time…

CAN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM

All he was looking for was some peace and quiet. Instead, what ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson finds in the secluded cabin in the woods is a gorgeous, smoky-eyed woman…who just ...

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Overview

Essence bestselling author Francis Ray reminds us—with this captivating novel featuring the life and loves of the Grayson family—that there’s nothing like the first time…

CAN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM

All he was looking for was some peace and quiet. Instead, what ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson finds in the secluded cabin in the woods is a gorgeous, smoky-eyed woman…who just happens to be pointing a gun in his direction.

BRING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER?

Dr. Catherine Stewart is relieved that the handsome stranger she encounters is not a dangerous intruder. But how is she supposed to relax in her woodsy hideaway with stubborn, intense, brooding Luke around? A woman could get into a lot of trouble with a man like that—and trouble is exactly what each of these two lost souls came here to avoid…

UNTIL THERE WAS YOU

“Tenderness and passion that smolders between the pages.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

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Editorial Reviews

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“Tenderness and passion that smolders between the pages.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Ray creates characters and stories that we all love to read about.”—Eric Jerome Dickey

“Francis Ray's graceful writing style and realistically complex characters give her latest contemporary romance its extraordinary emotional richness and depth.”—Chicago Tribune

“It’s a joy to read this always fresh and exciting saga.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 Stars)

“The powerful descriptive powers of Francis Ray allow the reader to step into the story and become an active part of the surrender...If you love a great love story, Only You should be on your list.” —Fallen Angel Reviews

“Riveting emotion and charismatic scenes that made this book captivating…a beautiful story of love and romance.”—Night Owl Romance

“A beautiful love story as only Francis Ray can tell it.”—Singletitles.com

“Readers will find a warm and wonderful contemporary romance with plenty of humor and drama. Adding a fun warmth and reality to these characters and a plot that moves quickly adds all the needed incentive to read this fun book.”—Multicultural Romance Writers

Chandra Sparks
With the help of his loving familyLuke comes up with a plan to make the love of his life his forever. How does his mom feel about his choice for a mate? Just fine....It just goes to show that Mom really does know best. Ms. Ray has given us a great novel again. Did we expect anything less than the best? —Romantic Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Seeking refuge from his headstrong mother, who is hell-bent on marrying him off, 34-year-old former FBI agent Luke Grayson retreats to the solitude of his New Mexico mountain cabin, only to discover the presence of a beautiful, gun-toting visitor. Having earlier been offered the cabin by Grayson's cousin to recover from an assault and to prepare for her Santa Fe speaking engagements, Dr. Catherine Stewart, bestselling author and a professor of child psychology, is unable to hide her irritation with--or attraction to--the handsome, unwelcome stranger. Noticing something amiss in Stewart's behavior, Grayson extracts the information that she's being stalked and offers his services as a private investigator. Ray (Break Every Rule) finds common ground for the pair to develop a loving relationship in their dedication to helping others (together they adopt a wolf hybrid and care for a homeless mother and child) and highlights Grayson's dual African- and Native-American heritage through his commitment to family. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Seeking respite from his matchmaking mother, Luke Grayson, successful private investigator and owner of his own firm, heads for his isolated cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and suddenly finds himself looking down the barrel of a .380 held by a beautiful, leggy woman with a definite no-nonsense attitude. Although this is hardly an auspicious beginning, UCLA professor and child psychologist Catherine Stewart and Luke find themselves attracted to each other. But Catherine is hiding a secret that could keep them apart forever, and it isn't until she sees things realistically that she and Luke can find the happiness they both want. Her crisp style, realistic dialog, likable characters and fast pace make Ray (Break Every Rule) one of the better, more popular writers in the Arabesque line. She lives in Texas. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Chandra Sparks
With the help of his loving family, Luke comes up with a plan to make the love of his life his forever. How does his mom feel about his choice for a mate? Just fine....It just goes to show that Mom really does know best. Ms. Ray has given us a great novel again. Did we expect anything less than the best?
Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312944186
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Series: Graysons of New Mexico Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded Second
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 544,746
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Ray

Francis Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Tempation, among many other romances. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she is a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lives in Dallas.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

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    Great love story!

    The Grayson family is strong,wealthy,and closeknit. Momma Grayson and the elder's plot to help encourage thr oldest son to meet and fall in love with women that may be accepable. The eldest son is not having it. He flees to a family cabin,to get away,only to run into a fiesty woman with a gun pointed straight at him in his own house. This begins a strange relation ship that leads ultimately to love. This was my second time reading this book. I have the paperback version when it was first released. Just as good at the rereading as it was the first time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    ok read

    enjoy the other books in series better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Until there was you

    There's too much going on in this book. I did not feel the connection between Luke n Cath.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Very good series

    Love the book. Such a good family . Shows good family values and a mothers touch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Great book

    I didnt realize it was a series. Im hooked. The first of many great stories by Ms Ray. I love the mother and how she knows her kids so well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    I want a Grayson

    This book was great. These Grayson men are hot ! Loved it and you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT.TWO PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T KNOW EACH OTHER FALL IN LOVE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Beautiful

    I personally love her writing. Luke and Catherine story was lovely to read and I can't wait to read the rest of the Grayson clan.

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