There's Only Been You

There's Only Been You

by Donna Marie Rogers


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ISBN-13: 9781490482842
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Donna Marie Rogers inherited her love of romance from her mother. Romance novels, soap operas, Little House on the Prairie-her mother loved them all. And though it wasn't until years later Donna would come to understand her mother's fascination with Charles Ingalls, Donna's love of the romance genre is every bit as all-consuming. Donna's books have received rave reviews and finaled in numerous contests, including the Aspen Gold, EPIC Awards, and her chapter's own Write Touch Readers Award.

A Chicago native, Donna now lives in beautiful Northeast Wisconsin with her husband and children. She's an avid gardener and home-canner, as well as an admitted reality TV junkie. Her passion to read is only exceeded by her passion to write, so when she's not doing the wife and mother thing, you can usually find her sitting at the computer, creating exciting, memorable characters, fresh new worlds, and always happily-ever-afters.

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Sara glanced over her shoulder when the screen door opened. Mike. The pan she'd been drying fell from her hands and clattered to the floor.

"We need to talk."

"Where's Garrett?" she asked, attempting to peer around his broad shoulders. She tried not to make eye contact with him. As long as she didn't look him directly in the eye, she'd be able to maintain her composure.

"You've always put him on a goddamn pedestal."

She bent over to pick up the pan. "Don't you dare say anything unkind about him."

"He's a pain in the ass."

Sara shot him a look. "He's not the only one."

A slow smile curved his lips. "Now there's the Sara I know and love."

"Don't you dare throw that word around. If you loved me we wouldn't be in this situation." A surge of emotion tightened her chest and she silently cursed herself for letting him get to her.

Hands on his hips, Mike sighed. "Look, I know you have every reason to believe that, but it's just not true. I've loved you since the first moment I laid eyes on you."

She paused. God, how she wanted to believe him. But if he'd truly loved her as he claimed, he'd never have been able to stay away for so long. She swallowed past the lump in her throat and reached into the drainer for something else to dry.

"All right, I'm done playing. Come on, we're going for a ride." Mike reached out and grasped her elbow.

"I'm not going anywhere with you," she said, yanking her arm free. "If you want to talk, we'll talk, but we're doing it right here." She tossed the dishtowel on the counter and crossed her arms over her chest.

"You either follow me to my truck or I'll throw you over my shoulder and carry youthere. But one way or another, we're taking a ride."

She gasped. "If you touch me I'll scream bloody murder."

"Then I guess I'll have to gag you as well."

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There's Only Been You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
wolf-lover More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this book, but as they say...Don't judge a book by it's cover.....and I am glad I didn't. I really liked this book. Mike and Sara were high school sweethearts. A plot between two people to break them up succeeded and Mike left town. Two weeks after he left, Sara found out she was pregnant. She has 3 over barring brothers who have helped her raise Ethan for the last 7 years. Mike comes back to town when his dad passes away and while driving through town see's Sara's Bakery. Curiosity gets the best of him and he walks in...and the spark is still there. They are both bitter against each other (thinking each of them cheated on each other) and Mike has no clue about Ethan. Sara's brothers talk her into telling Mike the truth about Ethan just as Mike learns about the plot that was hatched to break them up years ago. They have a reunion and the "air" is clear. Just as they think they can start something, someone who wants to once again destroy them enters the picture. Sara and Mike have to fight for their future and the future of their son. The story is touching, heartwarming, the sex is hot! And just an all around make you feel good book!
LynnetteWA More than 1 year ago
Nice combination of heartwarming romance in a small town setting, plus fairly steamy scenes. Sara and Mike are believable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Mike and Sara's story, the passion, the pain, and the want for more pull you in to this wonderful story of second chances and redemption. I could not put it down. The Jamisons are an amazing family and with love you can accomplish anything. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Excellent read! Loved the jamison family. I don't normally read 'second chance' stories because there is so much bitterness throughout the book, but i read a review that explained that the betrayal was actually not a betrayal and that the situation was cleared up somewhat quickly. I'm so glad i tried it. This book was awesome. The family dynamic was superb and Mike was hot. I hope that nicky, danny and garrett will have stories as well!
danielle-havasu More than 1 year ago
sweet, family love & loyalty. cute. romantic undying love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was only going to give this book 4 stars because I did not care for the two long sex scenes, which I skipped, and little things like how many times Mike called Sara sweetheart. Then this evening I found myself with 8 chapters left, fighting to keep my eyes open, and not getting up from my seat until I finished this book. Will read more of the series and more by this author for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nice book, good plot although I found it hard to believe Mike would stay gone for 8 years.  I also thought it was ironic that Sara was worried about Mike's temper when her adored brother Garrett was referred to frequently as a hot head who needed anger management classes!
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Great second chance romance. I really liked the Jamison family. Hope the other brothers get their own stories.
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Great romance novel!!! Highly recommend!!
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Leigh_Jackson More than 1 year ago
It was ok. Didnt really grab me.