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

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

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by Francis Ray
     
 

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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.

Dr. Catherine Stewart is relieved that the handsome stranger she encounters is not a dangerous intruder. But how is she supposed to relax

Overview

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.

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…

Editorial Reviews

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.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429946667
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Series:
Grayson Novels , #1
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
109,217
File size:
386 KB

Meet the Author

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.


Francis Ray (1944-2013) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Temptation, among many other books. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she was a graduate of Texas Woman's University and had a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she was a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lived in Dallas. "Francis Ray is, without a doubt, one of the Queens of Romance." --Romance Review

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Until There Was You (Graysons of New Mexico Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
MzDew More than 1 year ago
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.
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enjoy the other books in series better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book. Such a good family . Shows good family values and a mothers touch.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. These Grayson men are hot ! Loved it and you will too.
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