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Getting What You Want
Getting What You Want (Stepp Sisters, Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: May, 2004
NOTE TO SELF: Remind me to have my head examined. What exactly possessed me to come home to Millbrook, Maine, where nothing changes but the weather? Oh, right. A six-month grant to do genetics research at Rand laboratories. What can I say—I’m a smart girl. And smart girls get what they need and get out again. Smart girls don’t dream, they settle. And smart girls do not get completely tongue-tied while holding a basket of fried clams when they bump into the most gorgeous man they haven’t seen in fifteen years: Chase Jordan. Remind me to have my hormones removed. Chase Jordan. Town bad boy. Rebel with a cause to show up in my dreams unannounced. Oh boy, this is not good. Not smart. It’s like high school all over again. But in a good way. A heart-thumping way. An I-have-no-idea-what’s-going-to-happen way. A way that’s making me feel like maybe settling for what I have isn’t so smart…but really going after what I want is the craziest thing I may ever do...
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All around great romance!
Posted by Sarah W on 7/4/2004
This debut book by Kathy Love has become one of my favorite books of the year so far. Truly, it was a great read and I can't wait to read about her sisters.
When Abby Stepp comes home to Millbrook, Massachusetts after fifteen years away, she never knew that she would be so attracted to the town bad boy, Chase Jordan. Likewise, Chase never knew that he could find scientists so sexy. As they get to know each other, Abby has to reasses not only herself, but how she sees the town of Millbrook, a place she has previously associated with only pain and belittlement. But with Chase's help, she is starting to see that the citizens of Millbrook, who were once her cruel high school classmates, have grown up and moved on to bigger things that don't include making fun of others. Sure, not everyone has matured, but Abby certainly sees a new side of her old classmates when she moves back to town.
This story has it all: romance, laughs, nostalgia, and growth. Abby truly grows as a character as she realizes that her present day classmates and her old images of them don't always coincide. Not only does she fall in love with an incredible man who loves her madly, but she falls in love with Millbrook. This is smalltown, U.S.A. at its best.
This is truly a touching novel and you will really connect with the great characters of Chase and Abby. I was hooked from page one and I predict that any fan of romance will also be hooked.
Posted by J. E. Cohen on 5/22/2004
Kathy Love's debut novel is a warm, witty, funny, sexy read that had me turning pages late into the night. I loved Abby, a woman who's tried to escape her unhappy past by retreating into a world of intellectual certainties. She's deluding herself, of course, but that makes her even more likeable.
Chase is just about the sexiest thing ever--not only because he's criminally good-looking, but because he's kind and talented and vulnerable.
Love has an effortless way of creating character--the hero and heroine are convincingly drawn but she can evoke secondary characters' personality in just a line or two. The book is full of laugh-out-loud one-liners, but never at the expense of emotion or warmth. And as a Maine native, I loved the way she managed to capture the charm and the stresses of life in small-town New England.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the Stepp sisters' stories!
Posted by Morgan on 4/16/2005
Although this book is author Kathy Love's debut novel, it's nonetheless, a breathtaking love story.
The Stepp Sisters have always stood out in the crowd. They have never fitted in especially during the agonizing teenage years. Abby, happily leaving the town after her graduation has never looked back. Now more than 10 years later, she's coming home.
At a first glance, the town seems to have stood still in time. Nothing has changed. Chase Jordan is still drop dead gorgeous and Summer-Ann (his ex-girlfriend) is still a mean spirited person who meddled in other's business. But could the boy who teased Abby in high school have changed? Could Chase have a secret reason to act the way he acted?
Abby is about to find that true love doesn't come everyday in the beautiful small town of Maine.
I'm looking forward to read the other two books in this trilogy - WANTING WHAT YOU GET (Ellie's story) and WANTING SOMETHING MORE (Marty's story).
Posted by Michelle Cormack on 2/24/2007
I picked up this book because I really enjoyed her Fang books. But I was really taken back by the hero. Not an issue you have read about much if at all. This is the first of three and each Hero seems so real. Pick up all three WANT books and enjoy stepping into the Stepp sisters lives and getting to know three very different (new views and "men")heroes.