Baby, I'm Yours

Baby, I'm Yours

by Susan Andersen

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A Ride On the Wild Side

The last place Catherine MacPherson ever expected to find herself was sitting on a Greyhound bus, handcuffed to a surly bounty hunter, with only a suitcase of her twin sister's flashy, shrink-wrap clothing to wear! Just two hours ago, the respectable schoolteacher was sitting quietly at home when this bi macho hunk crashed through her door, mistook her for her errant Miami showgirl sister, and hauled her off in his strong arms. And no matter how sexy he is, she's furious!

Twins-ha! Sam McKade's the last person to ever fall for that line. He's finally got the gorgeous, leggy redhead just where he wants her-and no matter what outrageous tricks she pulls, he's not letting her get away.

The problem is, she's a lot smarter-and sweeter-than he'd expected. And he's got this deep-buried tenderness she hadn't expected. And their kisses are so hot, they just might burn up ... before they sort it all out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380795116
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Series: Avon Light Contemporary Romances
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of a really long time and their kitty boys, Boo and Mojo.

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Chapter One

Catherine MacPherson's first impulse, when the doorbell rang, was to ignore it. She wasn't feeling particularly sociable.

Self-pity, on the other hand, was such an unattractive trait, and one that filled her with guilt-in spite of the permission she'd given herself to take one full day to wallow in her misfortune. The doorbell pealed again, relentlessly, insistently, and in the end, years of self-discipline won out. She went to answer the summons.

The last person she expected to see on her front steps was her identical twin. "Kaylee," she said blankly, and simply stood there for an instant, staring dumbfounded at her sister.

"Surprise!" Kaylee exclaimed in the breathy contralto she'd perfected when they were fifteen years old. With the shoulder strap of her purse sliding down her arm, her suitcase ricocheting off the doorjamb, breasts jiggling, she tripped into the foyer. Dropping luggage and handbag, she flung herself at Catherine, enveloping her in a lush and fragrant embrace.

Catherine's arms automatically closed around her sister to return the hug, but she couldn't suppress the little voice in her brain that whispered, Uh-oh. I smell big trouble in River City. Patting Kaylee's shoulder, she disentangled herself from the embrace and stepped back.

Kaylee's gaze took in the foyer and she peered into the living room, then looked back at Catherine, one eyebrow sardonically quirked. "Ever the Suzy Spotless, I see," she commented with lazy amusement. "A place for everything, and everything in its place."

It was like having a bruise poked with a careless finger, and Catherine replied stiffly,"Actually, it's much neater than usual. I was supposed to leave for Europe last night, but when I arrived at the airport, I discovered my travel agency had gone bankrupt and taken my money with them."

"Ouch," Kaylee sympathized.

"I saved forever for that trip, Kaylee." Catherine's chin wobbled for an instant but she summoned her resolve, biting down hard on her molars until she had herself under control once more.

"Yeah, that's tough luck," Kaylee said. Then she shrugged and added blithely, "But you'll get it straightened out, Sis. You always do." Picking up a fragile sculpture from the little table in the foyer, she studied it dispassionately for a moment, then looked over at her sister. "The thing is, Catherine"--she carefully replaced the sculpture--"I'm in really big trouble, myself."

Oh, hey now, there's a huge surprise. It just popped into Catherine's mind, and yes, she knew such sarcasmspoke ill of her own character, but she just couldn't seem to work up a decent regret. It wasn't an accident that she lived as far away from her sister as it was possible to get in the contiguous United States.

For as long as Catherine could remember, it had fallen to her to take care of family problems. She could never quite recall how the responsibility had come to be hers, but most likely it boiled down to one basic fact. Before anything could be accomplished, someone first had to be willing to do itand no one else in her family ever volunteered. Her father had usually been off chasing one of his getrich-quick schemes, letting the devil-and everyone else take the hindmost. Mama had been deaf and perennially immersed in her fundamentalist church group, only emerging from it long enough to admonish Catherine and Kaylee about the dangers of displaying their sinful bodies. Warnings of that nature had been issued with numbing regularity, but day-to-day problems had somehow been ignored. It had been left to Catherine to see that the utility bills got paid, that meals got on the table. It had been up to her, too, to bail Kaylee out of the various scrapes her twin got herself into.

Catherine had wished for a lot of things during her adolescent and teenage years, but most often she'd wished that Mama wouldn't preach so about their sinful bodies. It only made her self-conscious about her own and sent Kaylee overboard to display a., much of hers as was legally allowed. Her sister's motto had seemed to be If They Say No, Do It. And If It Feels Good, Then Do It 'Til You Drop.

It made Catherine weary just thinking about it. Cleaning up after Kaylee's excesses had once occupied most of her energies, for her sister could rarely be depended upon to think before she acted. Catherine needn't even close her eyes for an entire montage of incidents to flash with dizzying, strobe-light speed across her mental screens.

Catherine's patience wasn't what it once was, but that didn't negate the fact that, like Pavlov's dogs, she'd been conditioned to react to a given set of stimuh. In her case it was to begin searching for solutions the instant a dilemma was presented to her. Experiencing that old uneasy mix of love, anger, and frustration, Catherine suppressed a sigh and bent to pick up her sister's suitcase. "Come on into the kitchen," she invited wearily, "and tell me all about it."

"You overheard what?" she demanded incredulously a few moments later. Twisting around, she stared over her shoulder at her sister.

"A murder being arranged."

"Oh, my God, Kaylee, that's what I thought you said:" Catherine turned back to the stove to set down the teakettle. Shock rendered her fingers clumsy, and the kettle clattered loudly against the element as she fumbled it onto the burner. The cups she picked up to carry to the table rattled slightly in their saucers, and the sunlight pouring through the miniblinds seemed suddenly garish and inappropriate. "When? Where? Whose?"

Kaylee stared blankly at the dainty floral cup her sister set in front of her, then looked back up at her twin's pale face. "Tea?" she demanded incredulously.

Baby, I'm yours. Copyright © by Susan Andersen. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Baby, I'm Yours 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
evanescenceSE More than 1 year ago
Omg- this book is fantastic. it's sweet and had good hot romance-exactly what I was looking for . Must read for everyone!
passionreader More than 1 year ago
First I was feeling so.. bad for Catherine for her twin sister back stabing her like that, and leting the bounty hunter take her sister with out thinking twice.But she started to think about what trouble she put her sister in and started to find away to save her.The bounty hunter thought he got the right sister Kaylee but he had Catherine.Boy was he happy and upset he had the wrong sister!This was a great romantic, suspenseful and funny book!! This is the first Susan Andersen book and I think I want to check out more of her work.
risuena More than 1 year ago
When I started the book, I was thinking it wasn't going to be that great. But I was pleasantly suprised with how the relationship developed. Her supporting characters here were okay and of course a week long love affair seemed ridiculous, but their circumstances made it seem more plausible in this book compared to her other book I read. Overall, I enjoy her writing and will read more of her books.
Reid20 More than 1 year ago
I found this book just O.K. On fun personal note, my name is Kathryn like the heroine, Catherine, and my husband calls me "Red" too. I thought that was cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!! When Sam McKade grabbed the wrong sister and then having to go through all her little scheme's over and over again, things heat up between them, then Jimmy Chains pops up and mistakes her for Catherines sister and is there to KILL her. this book was awesome one of the best I've ever read! Susan Anderson is my fav authoer and i have all her books that are out, and i can't tell you how many times i've read this many ^_^ this is a must read!
theshadowknows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A light, fun romance with some sizzling hot chemistry. Baby, I'm Yours takes the old good twin, bad twin story, but the author twists this stereotype enough to make the characters her own. Sure it's about the "good" twin awakening to and enjoying her more naughty side, and the "bad" twin learning to use her brains and be a bit more responsible ¿ but at the same time the book is very tongue in cheek about these clichés, and manages to make them heartfelt and, above all, entertaining. The "bad" twin, Kaylee, who's a show girl, gets into a spot of trouble when she overhears her boss plotting the murder of another show girl. Kaylee skips town before the bad guys can silence her as well and heads where she always goes when she's in trouble - to her sister Catherine in Seattle. Unfortunately, in escaping her boss and leaving Miami, Kaylee is also skipping bail. (She had gotten caught with a stolen car that she didn't know was stolen.) Catherine is the proper, repressed, responsible one who's always cleaned up after Kaylee¿s many messes. At the same time, she¿s not a complete martyr, for she knows she's a bit of doormat and is frustrated with herself and her sister for the way things are.The fun starts when the bounty hunter, Sam McKade, who¿s after Kaylee to get the reward for returning her to Miami, mistakes Catherine for Kaylee. He doesn¿t believe a word Catherine says and tries to get her back to Miami. Catherine, for her part, is not about to go quietly. And so begins a road trip that's a fun, often funny romp of a romance as Catherine and Sam fight, test, and outmaneuver each other - all the while racketing the sexual tension sky high. I love the interactions between these two. Kaylee is smart and, as she loosens up, gives as good as she gets. Sam is overbearing, rough around the edges, and tries to carry the world on his shoulders. My only qualm is the way in which he comes to realize Catherine is who she says she is. Besides that, the thing I like best about the book is that it didn't seem to take itself too seriously. The hit man that comes after Catherine (thinking she¿s Kaylee) isn¿t the most evil, most powerful, most dangerous henchman to ever imperil the lives of his victims. Sam boarders on angst melodrama territory, but Catherine doesn¿t let him wallow and calls him on it when he's being stupid. Everyone gets their ego punctured in this book through good humored parody and/or the comedy of errors that is the plot. This story has been told before, has probably been told since it came out, but the author manages to make it seem relatively fresh, while the emotions of the characters remain real and compelling. I liked how everything was resolved in the end, and I felt good after reading it, so it gets a passing grade from me.
reneebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a mistaken identity road-romance story. Bounty hunter Sam McKade from Florida arrests the wrong woman, Catherine MacPherson, in Seattle. Sam mistakes Catherine for her twin sister, Kaylee, a showgirl who is hiding from the mob. They embark on a cross country bus trip. During the trip Catherine tries to convince him he has the wrong woman, and of course he doesn't believe her for quite some time. Catherine has a chance to escape when Sam becomes extremely ill from food poisoning but she sticks by to take care of him. This was a light-hearted funny quick read with some nice sexy love scenes. About the time I was ready to clobber Sam for continuing to believe Catherine is Kaylee, he finally figures out he has the wrong person. I liked both H/H and even slightly airheaded Kaylee. (Grade: B)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Back in the day it would have been the kind of slightly funny story that starred Goldie Hawn in the movie version. Without Goldie it's just okay. Between a two and a three.
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Ehh-so-so, a little boring.
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Good read
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I thought i would enjoy this book but its actually really slow moving. And the language is so pg and fake. Even in places where any normal person would curse, it says things like gall darn and gosh and fiddle sticks. Just odd and unnatural sounding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never chuckled and laughed so much! This was a very well written love story. About 270 pages. Could not put it down!
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LadyLoves2Read More than 1 year ago
On my keeper shelf! A fun, sexy, funny rocket of a read. Perfect for a summer take-along.
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Good Read
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A bit of suspense and funny!
Phylli More than 1 year ago
I loved this book !