Just the Way You Are

Just the Way You Are

by Beverly Barton

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Overview

The South sizzles in New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton's sultry tale of a woman torn between two brothers. . .

Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him—only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fiancé, Bobby Joe.

Parr left Mississippi after years spent holding his family together. Now that he's back, he can't steal Bobby Joe's woman, and he sure can't offer Mary Beth the tidy happily-ever-after she deserves. But everything about the petite beauty—from her flame-gold hair to her artless sensuality—makes him crave her more. Love or lust, right or wrong, all he knows is that nothing has ever felt like this before, and walking away will be the hardest thing he's ever had to do. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420135589
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 633,501
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beverly Barton (1946-2011) was known for her romantic suspense novels. She wrote over thirty contemporary romance novels and created the popular Protectors series.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile's Best Voices and Speaking of Audiobooks's Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1946

Date of Death:

April 21, 2011

Place of Birth:

Tuscumbia, AL

Place of Death:

Tuscumbia, AL

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Just the Way You Are 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Rhodes123 More than 1 year ago
Contemporary Romance, Family, Small-Town. HOLY COW, THIS IS A FREAKING GREAT BOOK! It was so good that I carried it with me everywhere I went and when I had a spare minute I would read. This is an emotional love story that involves 2 brothers who have fallen for the same woman. The characters are wonderful, the plot is unforgettable, and it's so well written that you never want this story to end. The attraction between these people are addictive....
bookaholicGE More than 1 year ago
Just the Way You Are was a really great book. Instantly I felt bad for Mary Beth Caine and I had to find out exactly who broke her heart and why. Beverly Barton did such a great job describing the scenes and the characters that I grew attached. After the first chapter Barton made me want to just console Mary Beth with a good bowl of ice cream and a hug. Par is tired of being the man that always helps the damsel in distress. But something about Mary Beth made him want to climb back out on the limb and protect her from the everyone including his selfish brother. I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for my honest review. Honestly I feel that Beverly Barton did a great job. This book made me want to hug some characters, kiss others and slap a couple of them a time or two. If you want a well written story with romance and a little suspense then this book is for you. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but there are 2 characters that I think deserve each other and I hope they are in the next book of the series. Because the perfect punishment for them both would be learning to grow up and fall in love together
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’m honestly torn with this story from Beverly Barton. I hadn’t read any of her earlier titles, so I’m coming at this as a total newcomer to her work.  What I discovered was a promising (if for me, slightly squidgy) start that quickly devolved into lost threads, character misses and dialogue that bordered on incomprehensible, if not stereotypical for poking fun at the south.  I do have to say that my DH is Mississippi born and bred, and is nothing like the misguided and ill-spoken characters that we encounter in this story, and my engagement and enjoyment of this story suffered greatly from that.  And then there is Mary Beth. OK – so your fiancé is cheating – but you run off to another man right away? Tit for tat much? That’s a childish reaction and her first instinct is to lash out – perhaps remotely acceptable.  But then Parr, her fiancé’s brother has NO CLUE who she is? And can’t see his brother for the piece of work he is? Yeah, still didn’t fit.  The connections to me were more hormones than emotional, and the back and forth that Mary Beth was experiencing only showed how  unprepared for marriage or a steady relationship she really was.  Sad, but you can’t test the waters with serial ‘love’ like you can test drive a car.  There were so many misses in this story after the midpoint that it felt like a rough first draft from a novice author. If you enjoy a  convoluted plotline that will just allow you to go along for the ride, this is the perfect lightweight entrant into that pile.   I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I was gifted a copy of Just the Way You Are by Beverly Barton for an honest review. I loved it. Once I got started, I wanted to finish it. All I can say is HOT!!! This is a fun sexy read.
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
I have loved almost all of Beverly Barton's books but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. Would really have loved to give her the due credit. I did think the story started off pretty well but towards the middle, Beth just struck me as weak even though she seemed otherwise. She knew Bobby Joe was cheating on her but she stuck on to him just because Parr wasn't gonna make himself available to her. I wish she would have just moved on even if it's not with Parr rather than be in an out of pity relationship. I understand the conflicting moments with Parr since Beth is the fiancé of his brother. Just because Bobby is the brother doesn't mean that he has to be blind to his faults. I just felt that he has every right to his own happiness. The ending also didn't do the story justice. It felt abrupt, rushed and without a right feel to the end of the story. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.