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When a Man Loves a Woman

When a Man Loves a Woman

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by LaConnie Taylor-Jones

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Nursing administrator Victoria Bennett has soured on love. She has sworn off men; they bring too much drama and too much pain into her life. That is, until she meets pediatrician A.J. Baptiste, a single parent who is determined to woo her. A.J. will stop at nothing to have her, and Victoria finds her resolve put to the test . . . but is this a fight she really wants


Nursing administrator Victoria Bennett has soured on love. She has sworn off men; they bring too much drama and too much pain into her life. That is, until she meets pediatrician A.J. Baptiste, a single parent who is determined to woo her. A.J. will stop at nothing to have her, and Victoria finds her resolve put to the test . . . but is this a fight she really wants to win?

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When a Man Loves a Woman 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Renee_Banks More than 1 year ago
This story is a mixed bag of marbles for me. I did enjoy it, at the beginning. I was intrigued with the cat and mouse game between AJ and Vic but as the story progressed I found myself becoming less and less interested in their characters. I got through it but it sort of left me wanting a little bit more. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I did not know what to expect when this book was sent to me for review. I am not normally a romance type novel reader but this book has a bit of everything along with lots of romance. The author spins a love tale that has it serious times and many humorous ones too. Alcee Jules Baptiste (A J) wanted Victoria Bennett as his wife and he was not going to give up that quest. The problem is that Vic (Victoria) was just getting over her divorce from a man that she found with another man and had sworn to hate all men, never to marry again or date again. Needless to say Vic was BITTER! Vic¿s friends all tried to find out why she wouldn¿t go out with A J but her mind was made up and she fought any connection with him no matter what! Under threat of ¿murdering that man¿ she resisted all his attempts to get anywhere near her. But that didn¿t stop A J from still wanting her as his wife. While driving with her mind on other matters, especially the thought of her former husband, Vic was stopped at a traffic light and allowed her mind to wander. Before she realized it, another car plowed into her car, pushing her into a human. She jumped out of the car and discovered it was A J she had hit because of this car slamming into her car. This would make anyone¿s mind rethink what they had formerly said and she wished her harsh words about A J had never been uttered. Zach, A J¿s brother-in-law and detective, along with many members of A J¿s family gathered at the hospital. Zach approached Vic and told her he knew it wasn¿t her fault but rather another vehicle that had caused the entire situation and had been involved in another bad accident nearby with bad injuries. Vic felt so bad but still was leery of getting close to another man. No way. As time went on Vic did get closer to A J possibly because she was partly responsible for his injuries. A J still had a long road to ramble down to get Vic interested in him in the way he wished. When A J was released from the hospital, Vic had changed her mind on a lot of things. She had been very close to him while he was in the hospital and now she accompanied him home to his house where she laid down the law telling him she would stay there and be in charge while he was incapacitated. So much for not wanting to be interested in another man forever! She enjoyed A J¿s two children too, having to mostly be mother and father for them. They loved Vic and she loved them. As time went on Vic thought it time to get back to her own life, but she wasn¿t as rock solid now about not liking A J. A hospital run-in with her ex-husband caused her to think of her marriage and what Ron did to her. It wasn¿t easy to confront him but she did face the fact that it would be better for them if she were civilized around him. You can see how this story is going but it does have more surprises with all of the above involved and more. It is a fast romance story mixed with law-breakers, doctors, police, and the many family members of both families that butted in sometimes when not wanted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Victoria Bennett is independent, educated, and professional. She also has baggage. A.J. loves her, baggage and all. She refuses to love him. Will she give in? A.J. is a doctor who adopted twin girls. That alone pulled on my heartstrings. On the other hand, he is brazen, arrogant, and bossy. I had a love-hate relationship with him. Taylor-Jones writes of African-American characters. She made Victoria real and A.J. a bit over-the-top. A.J. has the chiseled body that probably only exists in books and dreams. Victoria is a size 14. Note that all the men in the book thought that she was hot. I was so glad to not have to read about another size 2 stick figure. Taylor-Jones¿ coffee-fueled nights created a great story. Read and recommend to your friends. I look forward to more of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, i laughed,i cried. Honey and Baptiste were wonderful this was a man who knew what he wanted and went after it he loved him some Honey. The schemes he came up with were outrageous and hilarious at time and i loved his family 'Mama Z' and i loved Honey's mother 'Louise'. A timeless classic, a must have for your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿When a Man Loves a Woman¿ is another amazing tale spun by Mrs. LaConnie Taylor-Jones. I had difficulty putting this novel down, but due to family interruptions it was unavoidable. But I finally finished and it is a thrilling ride. Mrs. Taylor-Jones once again touches on some serious social issues plaguing our society. She gives us another glimpse at domestic abuse, she also touches on drug abuse and the effects it has on a mother and her children, the selling of drugs and the fall-out that can take place when a drug deals goes wrong, not to mention the issues Vic has to deal with as a result of her cheating ex-husband. She addresses each of these issue in a mature and responsible manner without being overly graphic and again pulls together another entertaining read. This is a story about Victoria Bennett, who is a dedicated registered nurse, who has given her all to her career, her community, and her family/friends in an effort to avoid matters of the heart, after being emotionally burnt by her ex-husband, Ron. Vic or Honey as A.J. likes to call her has no desire to put her heart on the line again and she refuses to become involved with A.J. Baptiste, even though they have a very HEATED mutual attraction to one another. Alcee Jules Baptiste is a hardworking pediatrician, who also happens to be the devoted father of two adorable adopted 4 year old twin girls. A.J. is determined to make Vic see that they belong together and will stop at nothing to when her heart, mind, body and soul. The arrogance and stubbornness is definitely a Baptiste family trait, however it is one ANY woman would willingly overlook for a chance at being on the receiving end of the ULTIMATE package, this caring, giving, loving, protective and gorgeous man. Throughout this novel he pulls out ALL the stops in an attempt to sweep Honey off her feet and help her to open up and let go of her past. A.J. totally made a believer out of me when showed Honey that he could and would love her without physically making love to her until she was ready to admit she loved him. But will Vic ever be able to let go of this unhealthy grudge against her ex-husband and forgive him, so she can FINALLY move on with her life and experience the happiness she deserves with A.J.?!! Mrs. Taylor-Jones throws in some intriguing twists and turns and a few intense passion-filled encounters that will DEFINITELY keep you turning the pages. Once again I found myself caught up in the loving familial bond, the intense drama, and the humorous moments with the Baptiste family and their circle of friends. Definitely looking forward to reading what Mrs. Taylor-Jones has in store for Ray Baptiste. Another recommended read from this author, with an actual star rating of 4.5!