Books by LuAnn McLane

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Whisper's Edge

Whisper’s Edge is the kind of romance I can imagine my sweet, old granny enjoying. Everything about it is sweet. The characters are sweet. The town is sweet. The jokes are sweetly silly. The sex is sweetly tame. While none of this is bad per se, so much sweetness became cloying after a while, so t ...

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Catch of a Lifetime

I expected to like this book. A lot. Not only does it feature an “older” heroine, but she’s a chef with an interesting background. With an ex-athlete as hero, it seemed made to order with seemed being the operative word. Add into the mix excessive information dumps, no real build-up of a relat ...

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Playing for Keeps

Having lived in a small town and large metropolis, I enjoy books set in either locale. While I don’t believe that small towns are quite the panacea that many books make them out to be, I can for the most part suspend belief and just go with the flow. Playing for Keeps, while an easy book to read, ...

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He's No Prince Charming

LuAnne McClane’s new book He’s No Prince Charming features a storyline with promise but the execution isn’t all that exciting. The characters had a lot of promise, but in the end, they proved to be a bit dull. All in all this was a very average read. When Dakota Dunn won the Miss ...

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Redneck Cinderella

If I hadn't already read several of LuAnn McLane's books, I think the title and back cover blurb of Redneck Cinderella would have turned me away. But McLane is adept at making her characters feel Southern, without feeling stereotyped. Yes, the heroine is a redneck — she speaks in slang, washes her ...

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A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action

I voted for LuAnn McLane's Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues as best contemporary romance in AAR's 2007 Annual Poll, so was very eager to read her latest release. While I enjoyed reading A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action, in the end, I could have done with a little more talk between the hero ...

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Trick My Truck, But Don’t Mess With My Heart

I admit, I picked up Trick My Truck, But Don’t Mess With My Heart simply because I couldn’t get over the title. But I’ve already admitted I judge books by their covers, so I figured a title wasn’t too far removed. LuAnn McLane's latest takes place in a small, quiet, southern ...

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Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues

Wow, I loved this one. Reality TV has landed in Misty Creek, Kentucky by way of Dancing with the Rednecks, a spoof on the popular Dancing with the Stars, produced by the Comedy Corner network (read: the fictional version of Comedy Central). Twelve Average Joes will compete for the gran ...