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Lead me on
Ortolon, Julie.
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St. Martin's Paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's, [2003]

Physical Description:
344 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Exerpt from book, Don't tempt me, pp. 331-44.
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When a woman who is willing meets a man who isn't listening...then it's time for action. Allison St. Claire has the face of an angel. That's part of the problem. She also sells quaint tea sets in the gift shop at Galveston's Pearl island Inn. It doesn't exactly scream sexy Years of having men treat her like a little sister is enough to drive a healthy woman crazy. Especially when a gorgeous hunk checks in and fails to recognise that Allison's more than willing. She's ready.....

Author Notes

Most authors say they grew up reading. But not Julie Ortolon . Born with dyslexia, she didn't even learn to read until her early twenties when she discovered that romance novels were worth the struggle. It was only with the additional discovery of computers with spell-check that she was able to turn her favorite hobby--daydreaming romantic stories--into a career. Having her first novel hit the USA Today bestseller list was a dream come true.

Julie lives on the shore of Lake Travis near Austin, TX with her journalist husband, exuberant Australian Shepherd, and spoiled tabby cat.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Writer Scott Lawrence has a bad case of writer's block. At his agent's suggestion, he takes a month off and checks into the bed-and-breakfast that now occupies the old mansion his family used to own. Expecting it to look like the dilapidated pile of stone he remembers from his youth, he's surprised to find it lovingly restored. Hoping to relax and find some temporary female company, the only woman who interests him is one of the owners. Alison and her siblings have made a go of their fledgling enterprise after purchasing the property from the family who long ago destroyed theirs. Scott thinks that Alison, who hides behind her prim and proper facade as a defense against being hurt again, is the settling-down type. She is very attracted to Scott, but as she tries to convince him that she's not interested in a long-term relationship, she convinces herself, as well. Readers will root for Allison and Scott to overcome the obstacles keeping them apart in this entertaining and touching story. Maria Hatton

Publisher's Weekly Review

Now that siblings Allison, Aurora and Adrian St. Claire have launched their bed and breakfast in Galveston, Tex., and Aurora has found true love, it's Allison's turn to face the challenges of the heart in this inspirational sequel to Falling for You. Prim and petite Allison has the sweet, wholesome image that usually scares off commitment-shy men like bestselling author Scott Lawrence, who's staying at the supposedly haunted inn to stir up his creative juices. But when Allison decides she's tired of being a nice girl and propositions him, he goes against his better instincts and agrees. The two share an amazing night together, but Allison is hesitant to repeat the experience, fearing that love will only lead to the kind of pain she experienced 10 years earlier when she fell prey to a scheming boyfriend and suffered a miscarriage. Scott, whose parents are anything but happily married, shares Allison's unease about relationships, but he can't seem to keep his hands off of her. Ortolon's protagonists must overcome some tough emotional issues before they can set their sights on the future, but their journey is laced with humor and even a little history (provided by the inn's ghosts). Earnest and endearing, Ortolon's newest is a heartwarming and at times heartrending read. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved