- Title: Cry Uncle
- Author: Judith Arnold
- ISBN: 2940011138324
- Page: 299
- Format: Nook
When a classy architect joins in a marriage of convenience with a slightly scruffy bartender to hide from a hit man out to kill her, frustration runs high, making both want to CRY UNCLE and get on with the loving.
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Decent book. The hero & heroine are opposites, she is prissy with her mind only on her career, he is a bar owner and father to his niece and kind of scruffy looking. They get married since she needs to change her name because of a hit-man and he wants to retain custody of his niece. His niece was a handful and Pam used to order and structure took some time to adjust but pretty soon she was hand-painting etc.The heroine Pam wasn't the hero's type, she was skinny and leagues beyond him but he [...]
I loved this book. I can't believe I finally remembered the name of it. The hero and heroine get married, the hero so he can keep custody of his niece, and the heroine for business. She is a real ice queen, but the hero's laidback, loving ways and his sweet niece melt her heart. What a great book!
Ok, I shouldn't have liked this as much as I did. It was a tad cheesy, and the plot had a few holes. Furthermore, it was one of those books where the hero and heroine just need to TALK IT OUT, already! They think and think and think about their feelings for one another, but remain frustratingly silent for no good reason. And it was frustrating. But it was a great plot, and Judith Arnold is a great writer, and so I didn't care so much about the little things. I enjoyed reading it. I loved the cha [...]
Cry UncleJudith ArnoldBought this as part of an "Marriage of Convenience" 99 cent set. Was a nice rainy afternoon read. The guy was appropriately hot, if a little dim in the communication department, and the gal was in appropriate need of saving. But, the character who really stole the show was a precocious orphaned five-year-old who preferred to skinny-dip at the public beach, ingest only foods colored pink, wear feathers and preferred to be called Lizard. How guy saves girl from hitman she te [...]
It is a good story but could have been tighter and shorter, definitely less narrative. The couple is nice, the guy a charming almost beach bum kinds and she, an uptight architect on the run from a hit man. The best character is Lizard though, the 5 yrs. old quirky firecracker niece. It’s a longish book (16 chaps I think) but they don’t seem to spend much ‘quality’ time together. I would have liked more interaction between them, more conversations, more doing things together rather than j [...]
Good old-fashioned love story. A young woman leaves her comfortable life in Seattle to try and hide from a man intent on killing her after she had witnessed him committing a murder and later testified at a trial against him. She begins a new life across the country in Key West, Florida. Things begin to heat up when she enters into a marriage of convenience with a local bar owner. The story progresses from there with several twists and turns before love overcomes all.
One of my favorite romance novels of all times. I just love all the characters and the names that they all have. It almost makes me want to move to the Florida Keys and see if people like them really live out there.
Lots of heartwarming and funny moments, with a few frights.
Totally unsubstantial and mindless, but again, free and I'm all about free.
Pamela is a very prim proper architect who happens to witness a murder, and testifies against the murderer. He's released on a technicality and he wants her dead, so she flees Seattle, and travels as far away as she can - to Key West. She's still worried that Mick, the killer, will find her. (As it turns out, she should be worried; he has a friend on the force who is pretending to be keeping an eye on him, but is letting him run amok, basically.)Joe is a bartender who has custody of his niece Li [...]
Great story. It was sexy, sweet, intriguing, and just an all-around relaxing escape. There was some humorous moments that while not laugh out loud funny, did earn a couple chuckles. The dialog was believable. As was the plot.I liked most of the characters. Lizard was a brat though, and I wish she had been either older than 5 or younger… like infant younger. Halfway through the book I started referring to her as the spawn of Satan. I've known some bad kids in my life, but Lizard takes the cake. [...]
A great little mystery/romance a short read, well written. I liked Jonas and Pamela and especially the niece Lizzard. She kept me entertained throughout the entire book. The niece was the greates addition. Her real name is Elizabeth, but she likes to be called "Lizard". The book in parts is a little predictable, but Lizard is never that. So I would say this book was between 3 and 4 stars for me! Here is the information that was written on the book in Good Reads:After witnessing a professional hi [...]
I got this book as part of a box set for $0,99 and boy am I happy that I found this book. I'm planning a trip to Key West in the beginning of next year, and I loved reading about this exotic location and the island feel of the book. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for arranged/convenient marriages, which often lands me in the historical fiction section, as it's hard to pull off in contemporary fiction and make it realistic. Was this storyline realistic? Meh. But I didn't care one bit. Here's the g [...]
Due to a court problem, the lead witness for a murder, Pamela Hayes runs when the murder, Mick is free on bail until his next trial. Ending up in Key West, Florida, she meets Jonas Brenner. He is looking for a temporary wife to prove that he has a stable environment for his niece, whom he has raised since a baby. Now that other relatives want her, he persuades Pamela to marry him so they can help each other out. Although they are complete opposites, as the marriage continues, they find that they [...]
I should have known better than to pick up another book by this author, after reading Father Found, I was so disgusted with those characters I didn't think I would ever read one of Judith Arnold's books again. The synopsis for this book,however, was so interesting I went against my better judgement and purchased it, big mistake. This books only saving grace are two things: 1) Ms. Arnold always writes from different characters POV, which makes the book much more interesting & 2) Lizard, the m [...]
I only finished this because I'm a compulsive finisher and I really like the marriage of convenience trope. The writing was fine but the characters were horrible: he's threatened by her job as an architect, she judges him as a bum because he owns a bar and has an earring, and the kid is, frankly, a spoiled brat (though I think she's supposed to come off as "very unique" or something). I would have forgiven their faults if they had ~evolved~ together and realized their mistakes, Pride and Prejudi [...]
I liked this book. I don't normally like romance books that include a criminal element so I had to deduct one star for that. And there were still a few loose ends that were never sewn together. What happened to the dirty cop? What was the outcome of the trial? Will Lizard ever get any real home training? Where will Pamela choose to live? The ending needed an epilogue or something. But beyond these issues it was a peasant read. I loved all of the players. Everyone had their own agenda and stayed [...]
I bought this book as a part of a marriage of convenience box set, this being the first book of the set that I read, and now after completing the entire set, I have to say that it is by far my favourite. This story is just too much fun, the characters were such well, characters! Lizard. LIZARD! I loved Lizard! Such a feisty and adorable little girl. I love how she treats her "fancy" aunt and uncle, causing them to hightail out of the state. The characters were all so quirky and fun, as well as f [...]
Kindle freebie, mystery, romancePamela Hayes needs to disappear from a hit-man; Joe Brenner needs to appear respectable so he can win custody of his niece. Marriages have been started on less right? This is just a business arrangement; love should never be an issue. Cry Uncle is a fun fast romantic mystery that made me laugh. The characters are fun and just a little bit foolish. Lizard felt like a real five year old. Kindle formatting could be a bit better, the typeface looked like old typewrite [...]
Enjoyable, fun and predictable read. Our hero Joe is a relaxed, fun loving bar owner who has spent the last three years raising his orphaned niece. He is now facing the real possibility of losing custody of the child. Pamela is reserved, practical, and organized and running for her life from a mobster intent on killing her. Together they plan a marriage of convenience to protect the niece from being taken and Pamela from being killed. While circumstances throw them together, the marriage starts [...]
I liked this story. When you started to read it you have a good idea of the ending. But the journey to get there was filled with entertaining characters.When Pamela testified against Mick Morrow he puts out a hit on her. Running is her only option.Joe needs a wife in a big hurry. He's in a custody battle for his niece.Pamela looks like a respectable candidate for the wife position. He needs a wife, She needs to hide. No one would ever think of Pamela as a normal, ordinary wife and mother, it wou [...]
I liked this book, one sex scene towards the end. A woman from Seattle on the run from a hit man, moves to Florida, marries a man to help him gain custody of his neice that he has raised since a toddler. By marrying, she changes her name to avoid being discovered by the hit man, this being a condition of the marriage. The story is mostly about the husband, wife and the little girl, their relationship and custody battle. All ends well. Nice story (except the rating of LS-NoG for the sex part.
Another winner from this authorPicking up a book to read when you don't know the author and the quality of their work can be either good or bad What fun to find an author who is talented, has real characters, and books that you don't want to end. This is not the first book I've read by Judith Arnold, as I now look forward to find yet another one of her wonderful novels to not just read, but experience. Enjoy!!! (I did).
Not a BAD book, but not a great one either. The story line had so much potential. I was disappointed that certain aspects of the story were not explored further and then there were some that should have been left out completely. Neither Pam nor Joe were particular likable. "Lizard" was a brat. I was, however, happy with the way it ended, though it seemed rushed.Not bad for a free Kindle download.
The resolution on the killer situation was MEH. And then no background info on who attacked her at the end. The 5 year old was kinda whacko but still adorable. The only thing that points to the fact that she's only 5 is that she couldn't pronounce some of the bigger words. The love story was also just "meh". I was skipping through the pages because I was kinda getting bored. But hey, it's not a DNF!
Unlike the other two books by this author I've read, the romance aspect was less than satisfying. I think this might be because of the pages devoted to the hit man, on top of how long it takes the heroine to stop being really uptight. And she is fairly prissy. The main protagonists just don't spend enough time together to establish a plausible and firm foundation of what's going to keep them together.
Really enjoyed this story about finding love in someone with whom one is linked for only practical reasons. Made me wonder about how people in arranged marriages truly do, in some or many cases, come to love each other. I thought the character Lizard was a tad unrealistic as were some aspects of the story line but, all in all, the interaction between the characters seemed true to life and I was looking forward to a HEA ending. I would read from this author again.
2.5Excellent settings with Seattle and Key West, the representations fair, though Seattle comes off a bit high strung. Then again, compared to the Keys and the Caribbean just about everything else is. The characters were likeable, but came off a bit cardboard. Even with the lack of dimensionality and some plausibility in the plot it was fair. Not a must read, but not a toss out the window either.
Good plot, fun read! Jonas is endearing and Pam lightens up quickly.Kindle/ had a deal on a collection of 4 Summit Author books called Marriage Of Convenience: Cry Uncle, Falcon's Fire, A New World, and Of One Heart. Cry Uncle was my favorite of the 4. The other 3 took place in 1100-1560, and were good, but it seemed they went on a bit longer than necessary.
Liked everything about this story, but the sex scene. It is easily skipped, but steamy. This story is about a woman who testifies against a murderer, and realizes, when he is let off on a technicality, that he is following her. She runs, and ends up meeting and marrying a man who is desperately in need of a wife.
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