Books by Francis Ray

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All That I Need

There’s a problem when a book provides more evidence that a hero and heroine should not be together than evidence that they should. While I loved the heroine of All That I Need, I didn’t like the hero, and their courtship relied so heavily on chance throwing them back together that I didn’t se ...

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The Way You Love Me

An important thing for authors to know is when to end a series. Even when fans clamor for more, writers should know not to continue by adding unnecessary conflict. The same is true of spin-offs. Francis Ray crossed this line with The Way You Love Me, the first in her Grayson Friends spin-off series, ...

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Only You

Maybe it has something to do with being late to the party, but Only You, Francis Ray’s final installment in her Grayson family series, just didn’t do it for me. Sierra Grayson is young, intelligent, beautiful, and successful as a real estate broker. She is also the youngest and only unmar ...

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Dreaming of You

Successful and innovatigve Santa Fe hotel owner Faith McBride is unlucky in love and suffers from unrequited love for Brandon Grayson. Brandon is a very successful restaurateur in his own right, and he just happens to be one of Faith's brother's childhood friends - and Faith has been in love with hi ...

B
Any Rich Man Will Do

The recent ATBF column on African American romances motivated me to read one for review, and the fact that Any Rich Man Will Do had an intriguing premise didn’t hurt, either. Bad Girl gets her comeuppance. That would make anyone gleeful, except when that comeuppance becomes desperate, terri ...

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You and No Other

Francis Ray definitely has a way with words. Her word choice and writing style compel the reader to keep turning pages and in her latest novel she creates characters who are strong, interesting people. Sadly, these promising people live in a somewhat clichéd world and inhabit a book that suffers fr ...

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Someone to Love Me

Someone to Love Me is a rewrite of Francis Ray's first romance, 1992's Fallen Angel. It is the story of Michelle Grant and Brad Jamison and in this new version their romance is more detailed and complete. Michelle Grant is a successful commercial real estate agent. In spent the past ni ...

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a heartwarming story of two people from completely different backgrounds who meet at just the right time, under the only circumstances that will bring them together. Lilly Crawford is trapped in an abusive marriage. Concern for her mother-in-law is the only thing keeping ...