Can't Buy Me Love by Molly O'Keefe

79%

14 Critic Reviews

...I can only say that Can’t Buy Me Love is the rare kind of book that both challenges the genre’s limits and reaffirms its most fundamental appeal. A-
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Synopsis

In Molly O’Keefe’s captivating new contemporary romance, a woman with a past and a man without a future struggle to find a place where they belong.
 
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Tara Jean Sweet knows that opportunity will never knock; she’ll have to seize it. Elderly Texas rancher Lyle Baker has a dying request: He will give Tara Jean a stake in his leather business in exchange for a little family subterfuge. All Tara Jean has to do is play the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure Lyle’s estranged children home. The mission is soon accomplished.
 
Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey superstar sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. He’s also Tara Jean’s boss. But being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight?
 

About Molly O'Keefe

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Molly O'Keefe published her first Harlequin romance at age twenty-five and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring each character's road toward happily ever after. She's won two Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice awards and the RITA for Best Novella in 2010. Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she now lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two kids, and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Bantam. 370 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Self Help. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Can't Buy Me Love
All: 14 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 1

Dear Author

Excellent
Reviewed by Janet on Jun 27 2012

...I can only say that Can’t Buy Me Love is the rare kind of book that both challenges the genre’s limits and reaffirms its most fundamental appeal. A-

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by LinnieGayl Kimmel

The main characters are vivid and complex, with layer upon layer of issues and problems. By the time I closed the book I realized that I had been completely sucked into their lives.

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The Book Reading Gals

Good
Reviewed by Elise on Aug 09 2012

Ms. O’Keefe has done such a tremendous job of bringing her characters to life that they will be the reason any reader will either love this book or hate it.

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Joyfully Reviewed

Good
Reviewed by Miranda

The emotions that both characters experience feel so real. Ms. O’Keefe does an amazing job of making her characters feelings come through clearly on the pages.

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The Romance Dish

Good
Reviewed by Janga on Jun 25 2012

Can’t Buy Me Love is a single-title debut worth celebrating. Molly O’Keefe tells a great story that evokes laughter and tears...

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Drey's Library

Good
Reviewed by Drey on Jun 18 2012

...is a sweet contemporary romance with a lot of pent-up anger and unresolved family issues.

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Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Jul 26 2012

While it’s definitely got a lot of edginess to it, and the characters are difficult, frustrating, human people, there’s also endearing humor peppered throughout to soften this emotional story.

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Lisa's World of Books

Good
Reviewed by Lisa on Jun 13 2012

...was the first Molly O’Keefe book I have read and found her character development well done and thought out.

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Manga Maniac Cafe

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Jul 25 2012

This is a sizzling love story about two very flawed people who are desperately looking for a place to fit in and find the happiness denied to them.

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Read, React, Review

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Jun 19 2012

...is an unexpectedly rich family-centered love story, with mature and sexy characters and interweaving sub-plots that keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read.

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My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Below average
Reviewed by Amy on Aug 08 2012

...don't know if it was the writing, the characters or the whole scheme that has me shaking my head in displeasure with this read.

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Romane Around the Corner

Good
Reviewed by Brie on Jun 26 2012

This book is a perfect example of a well-balanced story in which both leads have personal journeys as well as joint ones.

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Author Kelly Moran

Good
Reviewed by Kelly Moran on Oct 15 2012

The setting and premise for this book was great, as well as the back-story. Not to be missed.

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Mixed Book Bag

Good
Reviewed by JC Jones on Jul 29 2012

There are a few cute moments, some laugh out loud moments, and very serious moments all wrapped into the story line.

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