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A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling! --Jayne Ann Krentz You first met Bruce Kelly in Lori Foster's steamy novel, The Secret Life of Bryan. Now, Bruce comes into his own--and a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but she's everything he wants. . . When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling! --Jayne Ann Krentz You first met Bruce Kelly in Lori Foster's steamy novel, The Secret Life of Bryan. Now, Bruce comes into his own--and a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but she's everything he wants. . . When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything but color inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he can be trusted. And if that means proving it by being the absolute gentleman at all times, then so be it. No matter how many cold showers it takes. . . . . .Just Get Out Of The Way Cyn Potter is a survivor, with a sassy, gallows wit and a fierce independent streak to show for it. She's used to men wanting only one thing, and this girl is no longer taking applications from big bad wolves in sheep's clothing, thank you very much, drive through please and keep on going. But Bruce Kelly is actually different. Totally hands off. Sometimes she can see a hint of fire when he looks at her, but the guy treats her with the respect she's always wanted. Maybe too much respect, because truthfully? The guy is fine. Worth taking down a few defenses for. . .and a few other things. And maybe somebody needs to help Bruce start over and discover just how perfect being imperfect can be. . .


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A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling! --Jayne Ann Krentz You first met Bruce Kelly in Lori Foster's steamy novel, The Secret Life of Bryan. Now, Bruce comes into his own--and a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but she's everything he wants. . . When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling! --Jayne Ann Krentz You first met Bruce Kelly in Lori Foster's steamy novel, The Secret Life of Bryan. Now, Bruce comes into his own--and a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but she's everything he wants. . . When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything but color inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he can be trusted. And if that means proving it by being the absolute gentleman at all times, then so be it. No matter how many cold showers it takes. . . . . .Just Get Out Of The Way Cyn Potter is a survivor, with a sassy, gallows wit and a fierce independent streak to show for it. She's used to men wanting only one thing, and this girl is no longer taking applications from big bad wolves in sheep's clothing, thank you very much, drive through please and keep on going. But Bruce Kelly is actually different. Totally hands off. Sometimes she can see a hint of fire when he looks at her, but the guy treats her with the respect she's always wanted. Maybe too much respect, because truthfully? The guy is fine. Worth taking down a few defenses for. . .and a few other things. And maybe somebody needs to help Bruce start over and discover just how perfect being imperfect can be. . .

30 review for When Bruce Met Cyn...

  1. 5 out of 5

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    This is my second book from the Visitation, North Carolina series and I'm hooked! I love all these characters in this small town. My love for a book/series grows when there are great side characters that add to the story and you get that in this series. They can also all be read as standalone if you aren't one for series. While the first book was highly entertaining and funny, this third book was more serious with heavy subjects. It was still very entertaining and had a lot of funny moments, but This is my second book from the Visitation, North Carolina series and I'm hooked! I love all these characters in this small town. My love for a book/series grows when there are great side characters that add to the story and you get that in this series. They can also all be read as standalone if you aren't one for series. While the first book was highly entertaining and funny, this third book was more serious with heavy subjects. It was still very entertaining and had a lot of funny moments, but the main story is dealing with Cyn's child abuse and the threat of her past coming after her. This may have too sensitive subjects for some readers. I have not read book two yet but the couple is in this book and they have me so intrigued by their relationship that I will be reading book two next. And Jamie Creed! I think anyone who has read any of these books would be enthralled by Jamie Creed. What an unusual but very appealing side character. Well done to the author for such a great series! ARC provided by NetGalley.

  3. 5 out of 5

    ♥ WishfulMiss ♥

    I love Lori Foster and am a huge fan of her Men of Honor series but never picked up her Visitation series. I'm glad that I did because I enjoyed this one. Bruce Kelly was a big cuddly sweetheart and Cyn was a snarky prickly heroine but also funny and likable. These two together were perfect. I was expecting a lighthearted read but I got a bit more than that. Bruce is a small town preacher with a heart of gold and Cyn is a recently retired prostitute looking to get a fresh start. On the surface I love Lori Foster and am a huge fan of her Men of Honor series but never picked up her Visitation series. I'm glad that I did because I enjoyed this one. Bruce Kelly was a big cuddly sweetheart and Cyn was a snarky prickly heroine but also funny and likable. These two together were perfect. I was expecting a lighthearted read but I got a bit more than that. Bruce is a small town preacher with a heart of gold and Cyn is a recently retired prostitute looking to get a fresh start. On the surface these two are vastly different but inside, where it counts, they make sense of each other. Cyn's past was heartbreaking and just like Bruce, every time she let slip things from her childhood and the life altering decisions she had to make to survive, I hurt for her. She was a strong character that second guessed herself a lot but lucky for her, Bruce is a wealth of patience and understanding and he always knew just what to say to shake off her cynical out look on life and showed Cyn it was time to leave the past behind and look to the future. The curve ball in the plot took me completely by surprise, which was cool but the villain turned out to be even more of a creep than I had first assumed. Ugh! That turned dark and twisty real fast! Which I guess is also a good thing? The few POVs we got from the stalker gave me the creeps, big time. I'm just happy he got what he deserved in the end and that Cyn was finally able to finally shed that last piece of her past and move on. I'm not sure how a feel about the mysterious Jaime. At times I found him intriguing but at others he just came off as awkwardly weird. A strange bird, that one . . . Memorable Moment: I loved when Bruce offers comfort but Cyn is too stubborn to admit she needs it and he finds a way to give her what they both need. He was seriously the most adorable of guys :) "When you hurt, it hurts me, too. And I am hurting, Cyn. For you." Would I recommend? This series has it's own comedic feel to it and I know it's not my favorite by LF but still a good read. * * * ARC provided for an honest review * * * I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[ Ages : H is 32 and h is 22. Neither are virgins. Cheating :None. OM/OW drama :None. Separation : None. Push/Pull : Bruce does try to give Cyn space while she settles into her new life in Visitation so he tries to keep things as platonic as he can but things are so explosive between them, that it didn't last long :) Main Pursuer of relationship : Bruce knows from the start that Cyn is the one, it takes a bit to convince Cyn that he means forever though, Lol. Triggers : emotional and physical child abuse (off page, h) and prostitution (off page, h) HEA/HFN : Ends on a HEA, no epilogue. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Daisiemae

    I really liked this book. I am a sucker for the minister/bad girl with a heart of gold storyline. I have seen several bad reviews of this book because Lori wrote Bruce as a Man...not just a minister. Personally, that is what I thought was refreshing about it. I liked that he wasn't perfect...he didn't always have "pure" thoughts, and wasn't ashamed of his attraction for Cyn. He is still a hero I would stand behind anyday, and I enjoyed the trust and love that developed between he and Cyn. It was I really liked this book. I am a sucker for the minister/bad girl with a heart of gold storyline. I have seen several bad reviews of this book because Lori wrote Bruce as a Man...not just a minister. Personally, that is what I thought was refreshing about it. I liked that he wasn't perfect...he didn't always have "pure" thoughts, and wasn't ashamed of his attraction for Cyn. He is still a hero I would stand behind anyday, and I enjoyed the trust and love that developed between he and Cyn. It was a fast-enjoyable read and will have a place on my keeper shelf.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

    Bruce Kelly, identical twin brother of Bryan Kelly from The Secret Life of Bryan, is back, and this time he's also relocated to Visitation, NC. But Bruce isn't the only one who's decided to move there. Cynthia Potter has made the decision to turn her life around. She's been on the run for a long time but now she's done with being a prostitute and is going to Visitation, a place that's appeared in her dreams. Bruce, a preacher and all-around good guy, first encounters Cyn in the parking lot of a Bruce Kelly, identical twin brother of Bryan Kelly from The Secret Life of Bryan, is back, and this time he's also relocated to Visitation, NC. But Bruce isn't the only one who's decided to move there. Cynthia Potter has made the decision to turn her life around. She's been on the run for a long time but now she's done with being a prostitute and is going to Visitation, a place that's appeared in her dreams. Bruce, a preacher and all-around good guy, first encounters Cyn in the parking lot of a diner. Seeing that a truck driver is harassing her, he goes to help before realizing that Cyn doesn't need the assistance. He can't help playing the white knight, however, and ends up driving her to Visitation. Cyn has some deep issues, and freaks out when she finds out that Bruce is a preacher. He deals with it in a way that shows how trustworthy he is, and then takes her back to his house. Obviously, Bruce is super attracted to Cyn, but because he's aware of her issues he takes the opposite tack and maintains his distance, so as not to scare her. He doesn't even care that she's an ex-hooker. He runs a safe house for prostitutes and has a deep understanding for her. Cyn has never in her life had a normal relationship with another person and doesn't know what to make of Bruce. She quickly gets wrapped up in life in Visitation, which involves all the characters from Say No to Joe? and The Secret Life of Bryan. Self-educated, she is determined to live and work on her own and prove her worth. Her relationship with Bruce begins to develop, but when her pre-hooker past catches up with her, things get very dangerous. Time to call out the boys! Joe Winston, Bryan Kelly, Deputy Scott Royal, Jamie the psychic mountain man, and a very protective Bruce all team up to protect Cyn, and it's really these parts where the books in the Visitation, NC series get fun. For some reason I like the idea of all of them hiding in the bushes with guns. It's happened in every book in the series, and I hope it continues in the next two. Once again, the writing is better than in the last books, but still not great, and the development is still heavy handed. There's a whole marriage plot device that's really weird. I'm also really bothered by the age difference between Cyn and Bruce. She's twenty-two, and he's...I can't remember exactly. (I flipped through the book and couldn't find it.) I think it's thirty-five, but maybe it's just thirty. Either way, he's a lot older than her. They mention it, and he says something like, "I said it was older, not too old." I kind of disagree. We're supposed to believe that because Cyn was a hooker for five years and living on her own, that's aged her more. I didn't realize hooker years were like dog years, especially since she stayed away from all drugs and alcohol, and she doesn't exactly act mature, but whatever. I think 22 is too young to be with a 35 year old, but that's my personal opinion. Age differences are not so drastic when the people involved are older, but 22 is really young. Anyway, the book was alright. I just really want to read the 5th, about Jamie. I'm sure it will be nuts, but it should be fun.

  6. 5 out of 5

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    ARC received for review Reprint from 2004...doesn't sound like much has changed to update it. Every one still has landlines. Think of the worst match-up ever, and this one is right near the top. A preacher together with a former prostitute. Cynthia is starting over, and Bruce is there to help her with that. He along with this brother and friends help her with someone who is trying to hurt her. There was too much blah to go along with the drama, sex and romance. Jaime Creed is still creepy, but a ARC received for review Reprint from 2004...doesn't sound like much has changed to update it. Every one still has landlines. Think of the worst match-up ever, and this one is right near the top. A preacher together with a former prostitute. Cynthia is starting over, and Bruce is there to help her with that. He along with this brother and friends help her with someone who is trying to hurt her. There was too much blah to go along with the drama, sex and romance. Jaime Creed is still creepy, but a little less so in this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kris Rafferty

    Sweet, sad story of a damaged girl who triumphs despite overwhelming odds. And, yeah, finds the man of her dreams. Great writing, pace is perfect and enough surprises to keep me turning the pages. Well done.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kris Rafferty

    Sweet, sad story of a damaged girl who triumphs despite overwhelming odds. And, yeah, finds the man of her dreams. Great writing, pace is perfect and enough surprises to keep me turning the pages. Well done.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jamilah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have read this entire series with the exception of Jamie and I have to say this is by far the most disturbing. I love Bryan's story but Bruce just came across as a creepy and slightly abusive jerk. Cyn feels self concious because of her breasts, so of course Bruce spends most his time focusing on them. She's a child prostitute who has never felt love so why don't we rush her into a marriage. And when Brucgets mad over something she says why shouldn't shake her up a bit to get his point across. I have read this entire series with the exception of Jamie and I have to say this is by far the most disturbing. I love Bryan's story but Bruce just came across as a creepy and slightly abusive jerk. Cyn feels self concious because of her breasts, so of course Bruce spends most his time focusing on them. She's a child prostitute who has never felt love so why don't we rush her into a marriage. And when Brucgets mad over something she says why shouldn't shake her up a bit to get his point across. That's sooo much better than what she endored from her family....not. Also am I the only person who found their age difference a little unsettling? I would much preferred Bruce being with women in her late 20s to early 30s considering he is 35, but jeez Louise Cyn is only 22 and according the story never even experienced life

  11. 5 out of 5

    ANNE but not Hathaway

    I dreaded reading this book when I first found out that it was part of a series because I haven't tead the other books yet. I've learned that this has been published by a different publishing hoise begore and is just going yo be re-released. I'm not sure about the difference but even if I'm missing some infos about the other characters and happenings, I can say that I enjoyed reading this. The book is actually hilarious at time and the other characters are worth checking out for. This is I dreaded reading this book when I first found out that it was part of a series because I haven't tead the other books yet. I've learned that this has been published by a different publishing hoise begore and is just going yo be re-released. I'm not sure about the difference but even if I'm missing some infos about the other characters and happenings, I can say that I enjoyed reading this. The book is actually hilarious at time and the other characters are worth checking out for. This is basically about a preacher, Bruce, who just relocated in Visitation, North Carolina to set up a church when he met Cyn, or Cynthia who's running away from something. From there, their connection is quite undeniable but Bruce held off for Cyn's sake. The character combination is quite daunting although not really unbelievable. This just proves us that "all is fair in love and war" or "love conquers all" is something you have to really want and you must fight for to achieve. A romance that you'll either love or hate, this book has been a different one for me. And in a good way. It's actually a first time that I've encountered a goody two shoe hero in the aspect where he's a preacher and is actually a clean romance compared to others. Now as I've said, I don't know the difference between the now and then content of this book, but from what I've read, I liked and enjoyed. And I think if you've read the other books from this series, then you'll more likely to enjoy this as much. *Thank you Kensington Books and Netgalley for the review copy. Reviews made are all my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cali Jewel

    Loved the charters, small town, witty banter and emotional thrills of this fun romantic journey where opposites attract and white hot sparks fly..... highly enjoyable reading. Bruce Kelly is a sweet, charming and thoughtful man. He has spent his whole life helping others and understand everyone makes mistakes. When he is faced with the perfect woman for him, he is determined to win her trust and her heart. Cyn Potter is a world hardened survivor with sass and wit as her daily weapons of choice. Loved the charters, small town, witty banter and emotional thrills of this fun romantic journey where opposites attract and white hot sparks fly..... highly enjoyable reading. Bruce Kelly is a sweet, charming and thoughtful man. He has spent his whole life helping others and understand everyone makes mistakes. When he is faced with the perfect woman for him, he is determined to win her trust and her heart. Cyn Potter is a world hardened survivor with sass and wit as her daily weapons of choice. Bruce is a little too perfect all the time for her tastes and she is going to enjoy showing him how fun being imperfect can be.....

  13. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Small town romance big city problems. When Bruce Met Cyn is a sweet good guy/bad girl romance that I really enjoyed. Cyn has had it rough and is ready for a new start she puts a pin in the map and chooses Visitation, North Carolina. She meets Bruce on her way to Visitation when he saves her from being roughed up by the trucker shed hitched a ride from. Bruce has to convince Cyn to leave the past in the past and to give him a shot at her future. I liked that Bruce was a good guy but not perfect. Small town romance big city problems. When Bruce Met Cyn is a sweet good guy/bad girl romance that I really enjoyed. Cyn has had it rough and is ready for a new start she puts a pin in the map and chooses Visitation, North Carolina. She meets Bruce on her way to Visitation when he saves her from being roughed up by the trucker she’d hitched a ride from. Bruce has to convince Cyn to leave the past in the past and to give him a shot at her future. I liked that Bruce was a good guy but not perfect. This is a total feel good story I highly recommend. Though part of a series it can be read standalone.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bette Hansen

    This is a reissue of a Lori Foster classic. This forbidden romance story is timeless and just as entertaining as it was the first time around. Visitation NC is a wonderful small town and a great place to start over for Cyn Potter. She's had a hard life and she's done what she needed to do to survive. Now she's putting that life behind her and plans on keeping up the walls she's built to prevent getting hurt again. Then she meets Bruce Kelly. His kindness and goodness soon has all those walls This is a reissue of a Lori Foster classic. This forbidden romance story is timeless and just as entertaining as it was the first time around. Visitation NC is a wonderful small town and a great place to start over for Cyn Potter. She's had a hard life and she's done what she needed to do to survive. Now she's putting that life behind her and plans on keeping up the walls she's built to prevent getting hurt again. Then she meets Bruce Kelly. His kindness and goodness soon has all those walls threatening to crumble. I highly recommend this tone.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carolina Godinho

    I love Lori Fosters books, and was really happy to receive this ARC. It was a good book. Bruce and Cyn certainly were opposites, but they fit together like rice and beans (sorry, brazilian reference here, hahaha). Also they had so much chemistry, they let me hot and bothered. It was beautiful how he kept his distance just to make sure she didnt felt overwhelmed by it. I love Lori Foster´s books, and was really happy to receive this ARC. It was a good book. Bruce and Cyn certainly were opposites, but they fit together like rice and beans (sorry, brazilian reference here, hahaha). Also they had so much chemistry, they let me hot and bothered. It was beautiful how he kept his distance just to make sure she didn´t felt overwhelmed by it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms

    3.5 stars When Bruce Met Cyn is a cute romance, with a lot of complications, between two unlikely characters. The small-town feel of Visitation was well done, and I loved that Cyn was adopted as the town's own so quickly.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    I first read this book in 2009 and again I recently read it as I received a copy from netgalley. Im 20p9 I gave the book 4 stars and as of this year I would give it the same rating. I really enjoy the way that Lori Foster. Rates her characters. In this case they are compelling and have a wonderful backstory that has been fleshed out. Bruce is a minister, which would normally turn me off as Im. It a religious person, but in this book it doesnt come out as holier than thou. Hes just like any other I first read this book in 2009 and again I recently read it as I received a copy from netgalley. I’m 20p9 I gave the book 4 stars and as of this year I would give it the same rating. I really enjoy the way that Lori Foster. Rates her characters. In this case they are compelling and have a wonderful backstory that has been fleshed out. Bruce is a minister, which would normally turn me off as I’m. It a religious person, but in this book it doesn’t come out as holier than thou. He’s just like any other male character in a romance novel, just a good guy who is looking to be helpful. Cyn was one of those women I just was rooting for. She had a hard life and I wanted more for her. I loved the two of them together and even though they were opposites, they definitely hit it off well. I’m reallg glad I had a chance to read this again and encourage everyone to read a book from Lori Foster if you haven’t done so already.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Vespo

    Part of the Visitation series, which I just found out about and I now have to go and read the whole thing. Bruce is such a wonderful character, a genuine sweetheart that any female reader would fall in love with. Cyn (Cynthia) has had such a difficult life, drunken mother and a rather nasty boyfriend character that has rather nasty intentions towards Cyn. She runs out after beating him to death when he appears in her room one night and takes to life on the streets. She never finished school and Part of the Visitation series, which I just found out about and I now have to go and read the whole thing. Bruce is such a wonderful character, a genuine sweetheart that any female reader would fall in love with. Cyn (Cynthia) has had such a difficult life, drunken mother and a rather nasty boyfriend character that has rather nasty intentions towards Cyn. She runs out after beating him to death when he appears in her room one night and takes to life on the streets. She never finished school and can't find work and the only option she has is to sell herself. She feels a strange pull to the small town of Visitation, and when she makes enough money she quits her "job" and heads out to begin a new life for herself. This small town is where she meets some wonderfully genuine people and falls for Cyn. And of course there is always the part of the storyline where her past is going to catch up with her, but she doesn't have to deal with it on her own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    I liked this book, but the hero wasn't one of my favorite characters. I guess since Bruce was a preacher I was expecting him to have more skeletons in his closet to make the story more interesting. Instead, he was the standard gentleman who was straitlaced and had not much of a shady past all. The only thing that distinguished him as a hero was that he was protective, sexy, and he falls in love. The heroine was much more colorful. She was a former prostitute running from the past. She shows her I liked this book, but the hero wasn't one of my favorite characters. I guess since Bruce was a preacher I was expecting him to have more skeletons in his closet to make the story more interesting. Instead, he was the standard gentleman who was straitlaced and had not much of a shady past all. The only thing that distinguished him as a hero was that he was protective, sexy, and he falls in love. The heroine was much more colorful. She was a former prostitute running from the past. She shows her strength and determination throughout the book. She is a woman to be admired for her courage and tenacity. This was a great story because what are the odds of a preacher and a prostitute falling in love? It is forbidden, so it makes the story even more appealing. I just wished the hero would have had some former "sins" of his own. Or maybe I just like reading about bad boys!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    This book was just ok. I've read some of her other works and they are definitely better. This one didn't really flow correctly. I wanted her to go into more detail about their relationship and how Cyn felt about her past. She didn't really go into how Bruce felt about Cyn's past and how he is planning on working through it. I just felt let down by this book. It didn't explore the rest of the town's ideas or further their relationships either. Just wish Ms. Foster would have taken more time with This book was just ok. I've read some of her other works and they are definitely better. This one didn't really flow correctly. I wanted her to go into more detail about their relationship and how Cyn felt about her past. She didn't really go into how Bruce felt about Cyn's past and how he is planning on working through it. I just felt let down by this book. It didn't explore the rest of the town's ideas or further their relationships either. Just wish Ms. Foster would have taken more time with it and really got into the story. Could have had more details and cut out some of the fluff. She should have had an editor on this one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Contemporary romance with protected sex. This is Bruce's story. Bruce is a likeable guy. He deserves a good story. He doesn't get one IMO. Cyn is a recent former hooker. I tried not to hold that against her, but she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. This story plays out like a really bad Lifetime Channel movie. Before you judge, I'm a nurse who works in a hospital. I frequently get stuck in a pt's room when Lifetime movie marathons are playing. I've seen enough to know how bad they can Contemporary romance with protected sex. This is Bruce's story. Bruce is a likeable guy. He deserves a good story. He doesn't get one IMO. Cyn is a recent former hooker. I tried not to hold that against her, but she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. This story plays out like a really bad Lifetime Channel movie. Before you judge, I'm a nurse who works in a hospital. I frequently get stuck in a pt's room when Lifetime movie marathons are playing. I've seen enough to know how bad they can get! Not a good addition to the series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I absolutely love Lori Foster. I am glad that we got to see a different side of Bruce and that both Bryan and Joe were present in this book. Cyn was a fun character and I really liked how she was able to reach out to Jamie. Cannot wait for the next book in this series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Is Visitation, NC a real place? If it is I'm heading there tomorrow. I love this cast of characters Lori Foster has created...all these big, strapping, protective, alpha males.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I thoroughly enjoyed this slightly-dark romance. I definitely want to pick up the other books that have the characters in this book - especially the one about Bryan!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Renee Taylor

    "I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review" When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything but color inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he can be "I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review" When Opposites Attract. . . Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything but color inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he can be trusted. And if that means proving it by being the absolute gentleman at all times, then so be it. No matter how many cold showers it takes. . . . . .Just Get Out Of The Way Cyn Potter is a survivor, with a sassy, gallows wit and a fierce independent streak to show for it. She's used to men wanting only one thing, and this girl is no longer taking applications from big bad wolves in sheep's clothing, thank you very much, drive through please and keep on going. But Bruce Kelly is actually different. Totally hands off. Sometimes she can see a hint of fire when he looks at her, but the guy treats her with the respect she's always wanted. Maybe too much respect, because truthfully? The guy is fine. Worth taking down a few defenses for. . .and a few other things. And maybe somebody needs to help Bruce start over and discover just how perfect being imperfect can be This was such a quick easy read for me and I did enjoy the book, but for some reason the characters just didn't seem to fit together for me. Cyn annoyed me throughout the book and I am sure it was how her character was meant to be but I just didn't feel like her and Bruce went well together. I think if the book was longer and it was a slow pace romance it would of been more believable for me. Bruce also drove me a little crazy his alpha male side was a little over the top at times and it just didn't seem to go well. With saying this I still rated this book 3.5 stars and I still want to read the first 2 books in this series (which I didn't know it was a series until I started it). Like I said it was a quick read and I did like the book and got into it, I loved the side characters a lot and loved how caring of one another they were and the humour that they shared with one another.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Maura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bryan's twin brother Bruce is on his way to Visitation, where he's moved to set up his new church. But he encounters a tough, young woman who seems to be running away from something, or simply toward a new life in Visitation - she's Cyn, a former prostitute with an abusive childhood who managed to keep her head above water during a five years of turning tricks and now has enough money saved up to get out of the life. And she runs straight in to Bruce's. He's enamored with Cyn straight off, but Bryan's twin brother Bruce is on his way to Visitation, where he's moved to set up his new church. But he encounters a tough, young woman who seems to be running away from something, or simply toward a new life in Visitation - she's Cyn, a former prostitute with an abusive childhood who managed to keep her head above water during a five years of turning tricks and now has enough money saved up to get out of the life. And she runs straight in to Bruce's. He's enamored with Cyn straight off, but he does what he can to keep his hands off her and to give her a chance at the independence and peace she craves. But Cyn doesn't want Bruce to keep his distance. For once she's intrigued with a guy she's going to have sex with and doesn't want Bruce's nobility to get in the way of that. But when Cyn's past comes calling and danger is near, Bruce's nobility may be what she needs for protection. If only she could have his heart as well. Other than Cyn being occasionally annoying and the one bit of potential relationship angst between Bruce and Cyn being resolved so quickly it might as well not have existed at all, this story was perfectly adequate. I say adequate because, I didn't dislike it and I didn't love it. But I also was able to put the book down throughout the week and go to bed without finishing it and I so rarely can do that with a story that sucks me in. I didn't really feel like I cared about either Cyn or Bruce. In fact, Jamie stole the show in this one. The author built the mystery and intrigue around Jamie, the local hermit, so much that I didn't want to read anything about Cyn or Bruce...couldn't have cared less. But after that last scene with Jamie, I immediately rushed through Book 4, so I could read about him. So, an okay story, but just something to get through until I got to Jamie's book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marsha Keeper Bookshelf

    Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf When Bruce Met Cyn is a classic and was originally released in 2004 now were getting a new cover and a Mass Market Paperback Reissue. I happen to love covers and the chance to re-visualize Bruce (and Bryan, since theyre twins) from this new cover is a delight. Once again I was captivated by the characters in and the town of Visitation, North Carolina. Cyn is a streetwise, snarky, sassy woman who has made the choice and now has enough money to step away from a life Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf When Bruce Met Cyn is a classic and was originally released in 2004 – now we’re getting a new cover and a Mass Market Paperback Reissue. I happen to love covers and the chance to re-visualize Bruce (and Bryan, since they’re twins) from this new cover is a delight. Once again I was captivated by the characters in and the town of Visitation, North Carolina. Cyn is a streetwise, snarky, sassy woman who has made the choice and now has enough money to step away from a life that was necessary at the time. She’s had dreams of a town, of a man and impulsively waves a finger over a map and makes her decision of where to head for her new life. Right into Visitation and perhaps a date with destiny. I really liked Bruce and Cyn together, on the surface they may seem complete opposites but they match up where it counts. We’ll get the chance to catch up with other couples in the Visitation, North Carolina series and see some future possibilities as well. I had fun with When Bruce Met Cyn, there’s an opposites attract feel, definitely steamy moments, a solid romance, true danger and a touch of mystical warnings at times. If you’re in the mood for a really good, satisfying romance then I’d recommend you check out the reissue of When Bruce Met Cyn. You’ll find a story that will keep your attention riveted on the page, likable characters, a vile villain, a few twists and turns and an emotional love story. If you haven’t already, this story will make you want to check out the entire series of Visitation, North Carolina for yourself… I’d highly recommend that you do just that. I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    This is a reprint from Lori Foster of the series of Visitation, NC which I believe she wrote in the early 2000s. I read the series back then ( in actual book form!) and still enjoyed re reading this time. Bruce is a preacher, Cyn is a sinner, and cannot believe that Bruce could be a preacher as he is far too good looking and if he is, why is he actually befriending her. Typical wonderful writing by Lori Fo This is a reprint from Lori Foster of the series of Visitation, NC which I believe she This is a reprint from Lori Foster of the series of Visitation, NC which I believe she wrote in the early 2000’s. I read the series back then ( in actual book form!) and still enjoyed re reading this time. Bruce is a preacher, Cyn is a sinner, and cannot believe that Bruce could be a preacher as he is far too good looking and if he is, why is he actually befriending her. Typical wonderful writing by Lori Fo This is a reprint from Lori Foster of the series of Visitation, NC which I believe she wrote in the early 2000’s. I read the series back then ( in actual book form!) and still enjoyed re reading this time. Bruce is a preacher, Cyn is a sinner, and cannot believe that Bruce could be a preacher as he is far too good looking and why is he actually befriending her. Typical wonderful writing by Lori Foster. The book holds up quite well 15 years later. Ms. Foster did do a little updating with this book, but so slightly, that if you haven’t read the series originally, you would. To know. Love seeing this series reprinted and hope we see more.. The book holds up quite well 15 years later. Ms. Foster did do a little updating with this book, but so slightly, that if you haven’t read the series originally, you wouldn’t know. Love seeing this series reprinted and hope we see more.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Whispers From

    Cyn ran away at seventeen when her mothers boyfriend tried to attack her. She has been on her own ever since. She doesnt trust men because she knows they only want one thing. After saving up money, she gets a map and closes her eyes and picks Visitation, North Carolina. There she meets Bruce. Bruce is handsome and a preacher. He gives her a lift and finds himself attracted to her. He does everything he can to help her but shes feisty, independent, and doesnt have a good view of men. When she is Cyn ran away at seventeen when her mother’s boyfriend tried to attack her. She has been on her own ever since. She doesn’t trust men because she knows they only want one thing. After saving up money, she gets a map and closes her eyes and picks Visitation, North Carolina. There she meets Bruce. Bruce is handsome and a preacher. He gives her a lift and finds himself attracted to her. He does everything he can to help her but she’s feisty, independent, and doesn’t have a good view of men. When she is warned that trouble is coming, Bruce will do anything to keep her safe. Cyn would do anything to keep Bruce safe too. She’s finally found a man who wants her for her and not just her body. I didn’t want to give too much away so that’s why it’s so short. Bruce might be a preacher but he’s still a man. Cyn isn’t ashamed of her former life but can’t seem to help putting herself down. Sexy. Suspenseful. And a great story with humor and secrets. * Voluntarily read and reviewed this for Netgalley *

  30. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I guess when I read the blurb for this book I didn't realize it was part of a series of books. It is totally not a standalone in my opinion. I have read other books by Ms Foster before but this one was very hard to get into. Typically age gaps don't bother me but even though Cyn was like 22 she acted like a teenager. It was uncomfortable to read at some points. She used words that were so old fashioned when she would try and flirt or talk with Bruce. Then you throw in this third character Jamie, I guess when I read the blurb for this book I didn't realize it was part of a series of books. It is totally not a standalone in my opinion. I have read other books by Ms Foster before but this one was very hard to get into. Typically age gaps don't bother me but even though Cyn was like 22 she acted like a teenager. It was uncomfortable to read at some points. She used words that were so old fashioned when she would try and flirt or talk with Bruce. Then you throw in this third character Jamie, the Cyn had a dream about, but is never actually gone into any depth as to who he is. The guy Cyn has been running from for the last 5 years is now back in the picture. You get almost 80% into the book with nothing but a kiss or two between Cyn and Bruce but then wham, they are getting married! There was nothing building up to that, to all the sudden throw that in there. All in all I would say Ms Fosters writing style just doesn't jive with me. I asked for an uncorrected advanced readers copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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