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Just the Way You Are [Barbara Freethy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A baby brought them together — and even though Alli has always. Alli MacGuire, always the tagalong sister, seduced Sam Tucker, the boyfriend of her older and more beautiful sister Tessa, and became pregnant. After watching. Just The Way You Are By Barbara Freethy – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Tessa and Alli are sisters, just a few years apart. I think I got it for free a while back but I never got around to reading it until now. Actually, the only person I really liked at all was Jimmy, and This book read well enough–it was quick and I got through it without many snags–however, it was way too sappy for me. It was also Alli, who after 8 years of marriage, decided to let Sam go after she realized he was still pining for her sister after she view spoiler [found photographs of Tessa and magazines with her face on it that he kept hidden in his desk.

Alli yes committed a mistake but she has paying for that mistake for past 9 years my heart really went out to her,she loves Sam so much but still she lets him go it was very painful for her and it became more difficult to cope with Sam-Tessa,she was jealous n hurt.

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But it always slid away, just out of reach. I did wish she wasn’t so stubborn at times, Sadness level: Yes she ‘stole’ him from her sister. Re-read this book and still enjoy. Alli, on the other hand, is sick and tired of being the cause of so much unhappines in Sam’s life and to add insult to serious injury, she finds out that Sam has not forgotten Tessa after all this years and actually keeps wondering of what his life would have been with her in it, and without Alli and Megan their daughter in it.


They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes — but not so much it takes away from the story. What Sam and Alli did wasn’t forgivable, but we’re supposed to root for Alli and Sam? I liked all the main characters Alli, Sam, Tessa So she decides to set Sam free, even if it hurts her like crazy. He falls in love with Tessa, and they are inseparable. Romance and sex only add to this story. They both see Allie as an unwelcome pest. May 30, Mom rated it it was amazing.

The secondary characters are compelling and perfectly compliment the emotional attachment and age-old pain that Sam and Allie have to deal with in order to decide what to do with their future. I felt like I learned about myself as I read it. Growing up in an all-boy neighborhood, she spent quite a bit of time reading through her mother’s large library, many of which were romantic novels.

View all 10 comments. This one was a freebie from ibooks and it’s VERY easy to see why. The moment I started it, I couldn’t put it down and let me tell, the tears started flowing early yok.

Especially when the marriage has been a pretty good one. Ten years ago Sam was made married Alli because it was the kust thing to do. I always have a soft spot for stories that deals with married couples and this book hits all the right spot for me.

Sam and Alli had to get married when she discovered she was pregnant. The true test for Sam comes when Tessa returns because their grandmother had a stroke. Overall Pace of Story: While the plot really could have been an interesting one, the writing squanders all potential. There would be points in the story when I felt like the we were getting tantalizingly close to a point where the story would click and I actually feel that the tangle of feelings and emotions being grappled barbafa.

From her perspective she had gotten in the way of fate, now she is getting out of the way and letting true nature take it’s course. I did not get it.


Not only that, but freefhy of the main characters Alli, Sam, and Tessa were honestly not very likeable people. Right qay at those drama lovers.

Or Tessa and Sam? And yet, he’s the one we see the least of.

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Alli and Sam had grown up together along with Alli’s older sister, Tessa. As for me, I’m glad I took a bit of a detour in my reading today. I am a batbara for unrequited love type stories, and this fit the bill perfectly. View all 17 comments.

Just the Way You Are by Barbara Freethy

I liked how the author showed the insecurities, the love and longing. She asks him flat out whether he would give a second chance to their relationship. It has a bit to do with being No eBook available Amazon. Account Options Sign in. Barbara was traditionally publishe Barbara’s love of writing developed out of a love of reading. Yes, she had sex with him and got pregnant. I didn’t always like their decisions, didn’t always agree with them, I cringed at some of the things they said to each other but I sympathized with all of them.


barbarq Oh her eyes, her eyes. What i didnt like: Sam didn’t sound like much he used her for sex and got stuck when Tessa came back he knew he wasn’t going to be enough for her he decided to tell Alli things she wanted to hear pretty sure he just didn’t want to be alone in life.

Unfortunately, these traits are more common than any of us would like to admit. For more information, visit Barbara’s website at www. Alli is a real wounded woman and simpathizing with her is so easy, even when she is behaving like a child.

Author did a very good waj to tell u 4.