Someone Like You

Someone Like You Sometimes even a city girl needs the comforts of home Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back until she returned home years later to run a small law practice It turns out her c

  • Title: Someone Like You
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • ISBN: 9780373770090
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes even a city girl needs the comforts of home.Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back until she returned home years later to run a small law practice It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendreck, a burned out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos Even though Mac had rejected her back in high school, Jill can t deny the attSometimes even a city girl needs the comforts of home.Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back until she returned home years later to run a small law practice It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendreck, a burned out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos Even though Mac had rejected her back in high school, Jill can t deny the attraction she still feels for him.Now Jill and Mac are tangled up in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A denizens Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight year old can make even the simplest romance complicated And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there s no place like home.

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    1. This is my first book by SM and I was not disappointed. I liked both the H & h. The story was very entertaining as well.

    2. When big city corporate lawyer, Jill Strathern, loses her job and her husband the last thing she wants to do is the first thing that she does, she goes home. Seeking the comfort of a favorite aunt she moves in and takes a temporary job to tie up loose ends for a recently deceased lawyer. This is just a resting place till she can get another job in a big city handling big cases.Mac Kendrick has also recently come home to lick some deep wounds. He has his daughter for the summer and is trying to r [...]

    3. A good, sexy contemporary that also tackled some deeper issues (organized crime, spouse abuse, child custody) handled fairly well, I thought. I found the two lead characters very likable.

    4. Classic Susan Mallery.Another great read from a favorite author.Susan Mallery has a great way of endearing you to her charactersey're just all so nice and likeable, even the almost creepy Hollis Bass turned out to be a good guy!Jill starts out this story by walking in on her soon to be Ex husband having sex with his secretary. She packs her bags, takes his car, GO Girl!! and heads off back to her home town of Los Lobos, a place she doesn't really want to be, but what's a girl to do in a time of [...]

    5. Officially DNF-ing at 33%. I thought it would be nice symmetry to have the first book I read of 2017 be by the same author as the last book I read in 2016. I've enjoyed the other books I read by her, but I just couldn't get into this one at all. I just don't care about the characters or the story so far, so I'm calling it.

    6. Two-haiku review:Her life fell apartTo hometown--temporaryOld crush is next doorNicely done storyBoth characters had problemsBelonged together

    7. Another wonderful romance story by Susan Mallery! This one even had deeper issues involved such as how death/murder controls your life without you getting help, views of a child during a divorce and abuse in a marriage. I liked that the author switched between points of view, especially little Emily's. Mac and Jill were two likable main characters (although I did want to slap the slowness out of them at a few parts!!). I like how they introduced Gracie and Riley in this one and can't wait to rea [...]

    8. I don't know what it is about Susan Mallery but I just love everything she writes! This story had so much more action than any of her other books which are more love stories, I really enjoyed it. Hopefully the next book in this series is just as good

    9. This book was just too funny and enjoyable! This is what reading is all about. I had a lot of laughs, loved the mystery and the romance.It all starts when Jill's husband is caught cheating on her, takes her place at the firm they both work at and she comes home for the summer to live with her aunt Bev. A small firm in her hometown of Los Lobos has a position as the owner had passed away a couple of months ago provides a distraction for Jill while getting herself together and sending out her resu [...]

    10. 3.5 starsThis is a story about a girl who grew up on a really small town and got to get a way and become a very successful layer on the big city. Happily married and about to become the very awaited promotion on her law firm, she finds her husband cheating on her with the secretary at the office. Of course she goes back to family and the small town she always hated where she finds her lost childhood love also divorced and single. Again of course he finds her attractive and sexy and wants to get [...]

    11. The dollar table strikes again!I didn't even KNOW Falling For Gracie was part two of a series that began with THIS book! I REALLY ENJOYED Gracie-more so than this one.Part of the reason I didn't enjoy the book as the emphasis on the custody and social workers-given the issues in my personal life with my DH and the craziness of THAT custody battle and the lies etc. etc. I had to put this book down for a while before I could get into it.Pushing all that aside, it was a pretty good read. The insert [...]

    12. 4.5 starsI have read many, many books by Susan Mallery and she is one of my favorite authors. I love her stories--even if they can be a bit clichéd at times--and I always love all her characters (with only a couple exceptions).Someone Like You is a story about two people--Jill and Mac--who return to their hometown after years away and for vastly, yet similar, reasons. Despite complications like mob bosses, custody battles, and struggles to reach their dreams, Jill and Mac find their way to each [...]

    13. I read this one a long time ago and never wrote it down here. It's interesting that Mallery can take some really serious, dramatic issues and make them cute and humorous. That's what she did here. The heroine walks in on her husband with his legal assistant, then he gets her fired, so she goes back to her hometown. The hero is trying to start over as sheriff of the hometown and have his daughter over the summer, after a bad experience as a big city cop. The problem reconnecting with his daughter [...]

    14. OK got this b/c thought it was a Fool's Gold story but now its Los Lobosot/happenings were a bit far fetched, but sucker for a happy ending, but have to give author credit for social worker in the mix; and some good active listening and a strong character in Jill--in terms of being intelligent, hard working and working at her relationships and other characters listening to kids. Enjoyed the 8 year old Emily who was trying to control what she could by only eating the same color food as what she w [...]

    15. I really loved this book and wish I had the talent to write this great amazing review. Every time I go to write something it ends up getting deleted because it doesn't read as great as it did when I was thinking it. With that saidI thought this book was very good. Mac and Jill are very likable and little Emily is too cute.I'm looking forward to reading Falling for Gracie. I wish there were more to this series I think it could of really taken off.

    16. From my blog.blessedx3ane/2012Here is my third book review for the Romance Challenge, my sixth review for the Cupcake War Challenge, my second review for the 2012 E-book Challenge; the third one for The TBR Double Dare & my second one for Read Your Own Name Challenge. I decided to do this all in 1 post instead of 5 separate posts. I will keep the # read at the bottom for each Challenge so I know what I am doing!For this Review: I chose the e-book, Someone Like You, which is the first book in [...]

    17. This book started with a total bang – literally, she found her husband banging his assistant at work – went farrr downhill from there and then got a little better towards the end. After she walks in on her husband we zoom 2 days forward and she's now lost her job and moving back to her small hometown. Wait, what?! Where did that part of the story go?? She's supposed to be a super successful lawyer from a major San Francisco firm and to my knowledge they don't just fire you without an explana [...]

    18. I am enjoying the Los Lobos books. There is an element of seriousness and competence to the books that is not in the Fool's Gold books, which are more fluffy and warm. Jill is a corporate lawyer who returns to Los Lobos temporarily, or so she thinks, but there her plans get derailed. Some of her cases are ridiculous, small-town matters, but a few are more intriguing. She is in a position where she can be a Pollyanna with the instincts of a shark, a role I found fascinating. I would have liked mo [...]

    19. As with all of Susan's books I feel like I'm part of the story, being made to feel like I'm one of the town characters.I have all of her Fools' Gold, Marcelli's and am in the second book of her Los Lobos series.I'm a romance type of gal and these are right up my alley.Some of the love making stories are pretty detailed but I think that is part of the charm of romance novels, if this part of the book wasn't there it would be very boring.They are pretty predictable but well worth the read.

    20. This is the first time I've read anything by this Author and it won't be my last! I adored the characters, setting, daughter, everything! I loved the dynamics, intimate moments- just everything about it!!!If you're a lover of contemporary romances but love a unique idea on love and the off chance theres a bit of drama in both of their lives. this book is definitely for you! <3 4.5 stars! Will be reading more by this author in the future!!!!

    21. WARNINGMake very sure you do not already own "Someone Like You", because considers "Someone Like You: A Romance Novel" to be a completely different book. I am beyond disgusted with this tactic and will avoid all non free books from this author and publisher n the future. Let that be a lesson to me regarding the greed and snarkiness of the publishing industry. No more backlist reading for me EVER.

    22. Enjoyed this book as it showed the inner workings of a police officer who has been in a difficult situation and how it carries over to his life outside of his job/career. He isn't perfect, but is working at making up to his young daughter for the times he hasn't been there for her. Loved the law office that Jill takes over! Filled with fish trophies. The images that left in my head. Good read, exciting ending! Not sure I was comfortable with the organized crime segment was a little weird.

    23. I read this many, many years ago and thought it was just OK. I just reread it and really enjoyed it. I don't know if my taste has changed or that I've read so many books by authors who shouldn't have published their work because it just wasn't good. [ Self publishing can get those of us who read a lot some wonderful booksd some awful ones.]

    24. The romance piece was totally predictable, but there was a weird mafia twist just kind of thrown in the middle. Entertaining, but unbelievable.

    25. Someone Like YouThe couple was each fighting over whether to stay in Los Lobos. TheyBoth came back to deal with issues and by the end.

    26. A good summer romance story. Mac has a short fuse that he always regrets and is trying to be a father again. Jill is giving up a huge career to be in her home town.

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