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Lady's Man: A Short Novel (Life & Love in the Lowcountry)

Lady's Man: A Short Novel (Life & Love in the Lowcountry) [Kindle Edition]

Tanya Anne Crosby

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Instinct brought Annie Franklin to Folly Beach, South Carolina to say good-bye to her grandmother. As a parting gift to her beloved gram, she also decides it’s time to live a freer, more open-hearted life. Thanks to one very intuitive dog and a perfect stranger, she discovers that ‘letting go’ has as much to do with embracing the present as it does with shedding the past.

New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby makes her contemporary fiction debut with a novella about life and love in the Lowcountry...

LADY’S MAN is an unabridged publication of the short story LADY’S MAN, which was first published in Cast of Characters by NINC and Fiction Studio Books. This work is a novella, not a full-length novel.

What people have said about Tanya's previous books:

“The entertaining banter of Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged…” —Publisher’s Weekly

“With remarkable insight and soul-stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby…gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart.” —RT Book Reviews

“Tanya Anne Crosby will light the farthest corners of your heart.” —USA Today best-selling author, Pamela Morsi

“Richly sensual, each tale is magnetic.” —Stella Cameron, New York Times best-selling author

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” —New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Publisher: Oliver-Heber Books (7 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #415,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Put a menu in front of me and I immediately don't know what I want. Fried green tomatoes with grits? Yep, OK. Fish? Sounds good, too. So what are you having? Maybe I'll do that too. When it comes to shoes--forget it. I end up buying nothing because I can't make up my mind. Thank God I have a husband who has great taste or my closet might be empty. I'm one of those people who suffers from acute ambivalence given too many choices, but when it comes to what I wanted to do with my life, I've known that since the age of 12--and probably long before then. It all began once upon a time after a tonsillectomy, when the doc advised mom and dad they should reward me with anything I wanted (the key word here being anything). All I wanted was dad's typewriter. I got it, of course--a black, sporty Olympia I immediately set out to wearing the letters off the keys. So here I am all these years later, with sixteen books under my belt and a new one on the way ... still wearing the letters off keyboards ... and loving every minute.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Short Novel-Better Than Most Full-Length Ones! 8 July 2013
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I just finished reading Lady's Man yesterday and am still basking in its warm afterglow. :) I always enjoy the author's historical romances and was not surprised that she is able to write a contemporary one equally as engaging and enjoyable.

First, let me say that this "short novel" is definately NOT short on character development, plot, and romance. In fact, Ms. Crosby manages to pack so much into her "short" novel, that most other full-length ones pale in comparison. It is not your run-of-the-mill novella that you find on Amazon. It is most certainly worth the purchase price.

The style of this story reminds me a lot of a Nicholas Sparks novel, mostly because of the setting and the occasional bittersweet memory. But unlike a NS novel, it didn't break my heart and make me want to throw it against the wall (I don't like his notoriously sad endings!!) This book definately gives you the happily ever after that we all love.

After an intial meeting she is not likely to ever forget, Annie finds herself thrown together with handsome Jamie by a mixup at the rental office. Without anything else available for the July 4th week, they compromise and share the house--she and her dog Lady take the upstairs apartment, he takes the downstairs. After all, avoiding him shouldn't be a problem since she's not there to socialize, but to set free her grandmother's ashes in the nearby river, her grandmother's favorite place growing up. Jamie has other plans, though, and by first befriending Lady, is able to break into Annie's meticulously scheduled plans.

What follows is a beautiful, sweet romance that turns into true love for two previously lost souls. It's just wonderful! I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I adored it 30 Aug 2012
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This book just might get me addicted to short novels. I have the hardest time putting down books, I just don't have the patience to wait for what happens next. But I often find myself fast forwarding through what I label 'fluff' and this book had none of that 'fluff'. I was just as connected with the location and characters as I prefer, but I never skipped a beat with the content.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady's man 14 May 2012
By Christen - Published on
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This book was a wonderful read! I was engaged and could not put it down! It was a cute mixture of humor, compassion and romance! I loved it! Looking forward to more reads from Tanya!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 29 April 2012
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Ladys Man was a very easy read and a great story. It was a pleasant mix of humor and heart warming family ties and it all takes place in the wonderful Lowcountry. It doesn't get much better than this. I certainly look forward to the next book! If she could only write them as fast as I can read them! Keep up the good work Ms. Crosby, this fellow Creeker is ready for another great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by KyBunnies 14 July 2014
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Recently this book was offered as free on Amazon. I have read Tanya's books in the past and enjoyed her writing. This was a good story with fully developed characters but I felt it was too short. I wanted a longer story. I understand this was a novella and previous published.

The start of the book was strong. Annie walks into a house she rented for the week only to find a naked man. What been way to start a vacation even if that vacation is a little morbid. Annie liked to plan everything down to the last detail. She honestly believes planning will help keep everything moving along smoothly and stop unnecessary chaos.

----- At the moment, Annie didn't have answers and not having answers, she discovered, was equally as unnerving as facing a rather large, unfamiliar penis. Whether or not he was a big dick, too, remained to be seen. But this is what she did know: A) There was a naked man in her beach house--the house she'd rented more than six months ago--the house she'd already paid for, and B) She had to have this house and no other house would do. If she couldn't have this house, she might not find the nerve to do what she had to do. Symbolic or otherwise, the house was part of her plan and plans were meant to be followed--that's why you made them in the first place. The instant you yanked out a single brick from the foundation, the entire structure collapsed.

I can just see the look on Annie's face when she walked into a house with a naked man. A look of shock and surprise all at once with her eyes bulging a little, trying hard to not look at anything but the man's face but failing.

I will not go into more details about the book. I would end up giving everything away and I really do not want to spoil anything for future readers.

This was a quick, fast and sweet read. A hundred times better than most contemporary romances published today. The author did not focus on sex as the main object for the story and for this reader that was what makes it so great.

I would love to read this as a full novel length story but it is perfect as is.

Thanks for another great read Tanya.

The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.
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