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What a Girl Wants Mass Market Paperback – 29 Aug 2003

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press (29 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312983034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312983031
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.2 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,352,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Laudat...writes a fast-paced, high-energy adventure." --"The Oakland Press"

About the Author

Reon Laudat is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a features and lifestyle reporter, her beats included the fun stuff-pop culture, trends, fitness, and fashion. Her work has appeared in newspapers across the country via the Gannett News Service. She resides in Michigan with her husband.

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By film freak on 25 Feb. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
i went on holiday with my friends to greece and i just couldnt put this book down. my friends would be having a great time at the beach in the sea and i would be reading my book in the sun it was great i highly recommed it to everyone who likes typical love stories!! i didnt want to finish reading it it was so good!!
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By A Customer on 10 Sept. 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a good book - typical girlie holiday read. If thats what your after you definitely will not be disappointed! It is kinda obvious what will happen quite soon into the book but that does not spoil the read!!!
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Fiesty! Highly recommended 28 Aug. 2003
By C. Penn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As teenagers, Ava Daniels and Harper Reynolds are close until an unfortunate night of vulnerability and miscommunication results in disaster. Ava never forgot the rejection and Harper never forgot his unfortunate behavior. Subsequent encounters are either avoided or decidedly cool. Then years later Harper's Aunt Flossie passes away, leaving them in joint possession of her Victorian house.
Ava desperately needs the house to extract her brother from a poor living/school situation. Moreover, she wants both her father and brother to have the opportunities a better neighborhood would afford. But Harper is equally determined to help his favorite charity. He is part of a group that helps runaway teens and need has far outstripped resources. His inheritance would nicely accommodate their needs. In addition to struggling for ownership of the house, however, both Ava and Harper have their own personal problems adding passion to their conflict.
Author Reon Laudat delight fans with IT'S A LOVE THANG and returns to show just exactly WHAT A GIRL WANTS. While the theme might be familiar, Laudat adds a charming and captivating element with her delightful characters who lend the novel remarkable freshness. Indeed, Ava's grudge and Harper's guilt provide powerful impetus for a feisty relationship when they share living space. Their mutual desire is matched by their need to retain ownership of their inheritances, resulting in a rollicking read that keeps that sizzles. This fast paced, amusing ethnic romance will appeals to all lovers of romantic comedy. WHAT A GIRL WANTS comes highly recommended.
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Warm and Fuzzy 10 Aug. 2003
By Sharon J. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It was love at first sight for Ava Daniels when she laid eyes on Harper Reynolds. So much so, she wanted him to be her first. That was when she was a teenager. But years later, she found she still loved Harper and he didn't want her love or anyone else's for that matter.
But Harper's now deceased aunt went to her grave trying to give Ava and Harper the thing she felt they needed and deserved, true love. She knew once they spent time together as mature adults, nature would take over, she just gave it and them a boost.
Another good one from Ms. Laudat, a great feel good story.
A delightful tale that answers what a reader wants 5 Aug. 2003
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When they were teens Ava Daniels and Harper Reynolds were best buds. She even befriended his beloved Aunt Flossie. However, Ava wanted more than just friendship as she had a crush that she believed was true love, but her target Harper did not desire going in that direction. Ava timed her play poorly as Harper, reeling from college and girlfriend rejections, rejects his pal's advances. A stunned and hurt Ava, salvaging what is left of her pride, vows to avoid Harper though Aunt Flossie refuses to allow the young lady to ignore her, keeping their relationship alive and well.
Years later, Aunt Flossie passes away, but decided to do a bit of matchmaking between the two young people she loved as she believed they were meant for one another but Ava's timing of her efforts was wrong. After a few failed attempts, she bequests her Victorian mansion to both of them with stipulations. As they share a house and squabble, Ava knows she was right as a teen, but this time Harper reciprocates. However, will they be able to overcome their past to find a future together?
This engaging contemporary romance stars two deeply drawn lead protagonists who share their inner feelings with the audience so that WHAT A GIRL WANTS retains a freshness that enables the novel to seem brisk in spite of a trite theme. The story line most rapidly whether the scene invoke humor or angst due tot he deep cast starting with Ava and Harper, but whoa re heavenly supported by strong secondary characters. Reon Laudat provides a delightful tale that answers what a reader wants.
Harriet Klausner
Old Flames Rekindled 6 Nov. 2004
By R.E.A.L. Reviewers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ava Daniels, a freelance make-up artist and Harper Reynolds, a co-founder and director of a teen shelter, are reunited after a close friend and relative passes and names them both in her will. Flossie, Harper's aunt and a good friend to Ava dies and leaves her house to the two in her will. They both live in the house until they can figure out what to do with it. Ava would like to keep the house so that her father and brother could move in. Her brother would be able to go to a good school and live in a better neighborhood so that he can stay out of trouble. Harper would like to keep the house as an extension to the already crowded shelter.

Harper and Ava haven't seen each other since they were teenagers and Ava wanted Harper to "be her first." His conscience wouldn't let him do it; therefore, he stopped going around to his aunt's home for fear he might see Ava.

Ava thinks Harper still looks at her like she is a little girl, but that is further from the truth. Harper is tries to keep his distance from Ava because old feelings are starting to surface.

Flossie was always known as the area matchmaker. Could this be her last effort to get two people that are perfect for each other together?

Reon Laudat's story of love is funny, sexy and enjoyable. Ava and Harper's antics to stay out of each others way are very entertaining and fun to read. It does get a little slow in some areas but the colorful characters do make up for it.


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My first Reon Laudat novel 13 Sept. 2004
By R. Jefferson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was my first Reon Laudat novel and all I can say is WOW. I truly enjoyed reading Ava and Harper's story. I'm usually a historical romance fan, but I was entrigued by this "modern" story line. I recommend this one!
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