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Slow Hands [Mass Market Paperback]

Lauren Bach
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30 Aug 2002
Alec Dempsey, an undercover ATF agent, returns to his hometown as part of an assignment to recover stolen money from a truck heist. Part of his duties include protecting Keira Morgan, a woman he jilted nearly ten years ago and whom he is certain never wants to see him again. From the instant they met, Keira couldn't see a future with any other man, and when Alec proposed at their senior prom, she agreed to elope with him the next day. But when Alec left town without her and shortly thereafter married someone else, a devastated Keira vowed never to let anyone else close to her heart again. But now a notorious bank robber is seeking revenge for his arrest and is making Keira his target. Will she let Alec close enough to protect her, or will the pain of the past place them both in harm's way?

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (30 Aug 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446611158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446611152
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,915,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow to get going but worth the wait 11 Jan 2003
By K-G
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book at random from a 'you bought this you might like' suggestion by Amazon. I read this in one day. The story of Alec showing up after 10 years to protect his first love, Keira, sounded a little contrived on the cover. But in fact it flows very well and the sparks between the two characters fly. The plot is fast paced and the sex scenes are better than many I have read, inventive and fairly frequent in the latter half of the book.
Of course it has a happy ending but then what story of this genre doesnt?
I will defiantely look for more work by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good enjoyable read 11 Jun 2008
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I had not heard of Lauren Bach before, but after reading this book, it will not be the last. The story flows well and the characters are all
likeable. You can even get to understand why Alex left keira all those
years ago, although it left heartbreak it was all the sweeter when they
finally came back together. The storyline was good and all in all a
very enjoyable read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 18 Jan 2003
By K-G
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is Lauren Bachs second novel, following the excellent Lone Rider.
The story of Alec returning to his childhood town and his childhood sweetheart is slightly predictable but riveting nevertheless.
Good characters, hot sex scenes (only in the second half of the book but once they start the never stop!) and a good pace make this book a keeper.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER WINNER FROM BACH 7 Aug 2002
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I loved LONE RIDER and was anxious to see how Ms. Bach would follow-up. Have no fear! I think the plot is actually better in this book than her first. Well, her first book did have that motorcycle/macho man thing. . . In SLOW HANDS you get great characters - faults and all, sizzle in the romance department, danger, suspense. . .all in one package. Can't wait for her next book. A KEEPER. You might want to try out Glenna McReynolds' RIVER OF EDEN, too.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow Hands - fast pulse 30 Sep 2002
By K. Freeman - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Alex Dempsey did not want to return to Freedom, Arkansas. He had put all of this behind him ten years ago. He had been determined to find a life for himself outside of the small town of Freedom. Even if it meant leaving Keira.
He was at least content his life as an ATF agent. Until they assigned him the task of protecting Keira from a would be killer. Until he had to face seeing her again. He could do this, he told himself. He was over her. Wasn't he?
For Keira, seeing tall, sexy Alec Dempsey again was something she had hoped never to have to do. What had possessed her agree to this crazy scheme? Saving her grandfather, that's what. Now she was stuck with it. Could she stay out of his arms this time? Could she keep him out of her heart?
If you like romances that sizzle and pop, you'll love Slow Hands and you'll turn page after page long into the night. It is definitely a keeper and one you'll tell your friends to read, although you won't be willing to lend them your copy!!
If you haven't read Lauren's other book, Lone Rider, pick it up too. You can't go wrong with Lauren Bach.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A scorcher! 28 Aug 2002
By Kristie Leigh Maguire - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The last thing in the world that Alex Dempsey wanted to do was to return to Freedom, Arkansas. When he had run out on his high school sweetheart on the day of their elopement ten years ago, he had been determined to find a life for himself outside of the small town confines of Freedom - even though it had broken his heart to leave Keira behind. He was happy with his life now as an ATF agent. When he was assigned as an undercover agent on an assignment back in Freedom, he refused to go. Until he was told that Keira's life was in danger. Why did his heart speed up just thinking about Keira? He was over her. Wasn't he? Would she still hate him, still be carrying a grudge against him for leaving her behind, never contacting her in those ten long years?
Keira Morgan had finally gotten over the heartbreak of having Alex stand her up on the day they were supposed to elope. It had been a long time ago. Ten years in fact. One could get over anything in ten years. Couldn't they? As she came face to face with Alex outside Franny's Style Salon in the newly revived downtown district of Freedom, she discovered that the one thing a person couldn't get over was being stood up at the altar - even though it had been ten long years ago.
Seems Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.
Lauren Bach has written one hot book - in more ways than one. Word of warning - you will need an oven mitt to handle SLOW HANDS. The steam literally rises from the pages as you turn them. Lauren has a fascinating way of combining two genres, romance and mystery, that leaves the reader breathless - and begging for more.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better and better 16 Feb 2005
By Jennifer Banker - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
So far I have read all of Laurne Bach's books. They progress as she wrote more. So far this is the best book she wrote and I liked it. There are some minor details that need work, but overall this is a great romantic suspence.

It all starts as Alec comes back into town to protect Keira, whom he left without a word to 10 years ago. The story takes off from there. They have an explosive romance with lots of sparks. Their love scenes get your blood pumping and their fights light up the pages. The suspence keeps you wondering and on the edge without being too dark.

Willie is a hoot and Franny was one of my favorite characters aside from the main ones. Scarlet was almost a waste of a character. She is one of the details that need work. As well as some plot work. There were just not enough details in some of the more important scenes. Like with Alec leaving. That is a big issue and a big part of the story line, yet it does not get much focus.

This is a story with great characters, a good plot and good story line. The romance does not take a backseat to the suspence and both elements keep you on edge. I do recommend this book and hope you enjoy it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner! 19 Oct 2002
By Jean Gray - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A great suspense plot and hot romance in this second book by Lauren Bach. As in her first book, Lone Rider, the characters here are so real you feel like you know them. A real page turner!
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