Hailey North Opposites Attract

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Opposites Attract

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Can a man this bad...

Jonni Landry DeVries was nuts to have let her twin sister, "the Love Doctor," talk her into opening her stately New Orleans home to a Hollywood film crew. Struggling to recover from a marriage that ended in tragedy and protective of her impressionable young daughter, Jonni's sure the last thing she needs crossing her threshold is Cameron Scott, the notorious Hollywood womanizer! If only all men were like the refined actor who plays “Mr. Benjamin.” But the infamous Mr. Scott is another story, and she's more determined than ever to resist the bad boy's considerable sex appeal. Ah, but Cameron is a better actor than Jonni imagines...

...be too good to be true?

Cameron Scott is amazed that Jonni, the lovely hostess he's been spending every free moment with, doesn't see through his clever costume. Even worse, she's come to like Mr. Benjamin, but has made it clear that she wants nothing to do with the disreputable Cameron Scott. Will she forgive him when he's unmasked -- and give him a chance to prove that he's not the cad the tabloids make him out to be? Or will she toss him out before the final reel runs?

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About the Author:

Hailey North believes in the magic of love and she hopes that the fantasies she weaves help readers to do the same. When not spinning tales, Hailey can be found at Tulane University, where she directs the Media Arts and Paralegal Studies programs. Or look for her jogging happily along the Mississippi River levee.

From Publishers Weekly:

Wealthy, idle heroines are the norm in the historical romance genre, but they're a much harder sell in the contemporary arena. Indeed, readers may find themselves unsympathetic to the plight of New Orleans native Jonquil Livaudais Landry DeVries, a pampered, pretty socialite who has spent the year following her husband's death drowning her sorrows in a tub of ice cream while her nanny cares for her five-year-old daughter and her housekeeper keeps her historic mansion pristine. Lacking a career and a general direction in life, Jonni spends her time pondering her husband's fidelity (or lack thereof), until her twin coerces her into letting a Hollywood film crew into her home to shoot a children's flick. Jonni perks up when she meets the film's star, super rich and sexy Cameron Scott, but she can't see why he'd be interested in her. Readers may also be hard-pressed to explain the attraction. Though North (Tangled Up in Love) makes it clear that Cameron, a stereotypical bad boy with a heart of gold, wants to settle down, Jonni is a mere cipher. The drama unfolds predictably, and a passel of stock supporting characters clutter the story with cliches. In the end, the only noteworthy aspect of the novel is its sex scenes, which are spicy but not enough to make the rest of the book worthwhile.
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