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    Gentle On My Mind Kindle â Gentle On Epub / in one swoop Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel alive than she s ever beenBy rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life Instead, she s offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man Jake knows she s vulnerable, but she s also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire It s a combination that could make even a die hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get."/>
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Gentle On My Mind
  • Susan Fox
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 1420131923

Gentle On My Mind[Reading] ➬ Gentle On My Mind ➳ Susan Fox – Essayreview.co.uk In her latest contemporary romance, Susan Fox welcomes readers back to Caribou Crossing, the ruggedly sexy Western town that seems made for starting overBrooke Kincaid knows second chances don t come In her latest contemporary romance, Susan Fox welcomes readers back to Caribou Crossing, the ruggedly sexy Western town that seems made Gentle On Epub / for starting overBrooke Kincaid knows second chances don t come cheap She s spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable But now a stranger s Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel alive than she s ever beenBy rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life Instead, she s offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man Jake knows she s vulnerable, but she s also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire It s a combination that could make even a die hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get.


About the Author: Susan Fox

There isthan one author with this nameSusan Fox, who also writes as Savanna Fox and Susan Lyons, knows want women want Gentle On Epub / in contemporary romance Publishers Weekly For complete information on Susan s books including behind the scenes notes , visit her website You can also sign up for her newsletter there Susan s Love Somebody Like You was a finalist for Romance Writers of America s prestigious RITA award Her books have won the National Readers Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Booksellers Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Aspen Gold Readers Choice, the Golden Quill, the More Than Magic, the Lories, the Beacon, and the Laurel Wreath Sex Drive was a Cosmopolitan Red Hot ReadSusan s books have been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German Many are available as audio booksSusan has presented workshops at the Romance Writers of America National conference, the Surrey International Writers Conference, Word on the Lake Salmon Arm , the RT Booklovers Convention, and regional RWA conferences She has spoken at library events and to reader groups Her articles have been published in Romance Writers Report, RT Book Reviews, NINK the Novelists Inc newsletter , Love Letter Germany , and RWA Chapter newsletters Susan is a Pacific Northwester with homes in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia She has degrees in law and psychology, and has had a variety of careers, including perennial student, computer consultant, and legal editor Fiction writer is by far her favorite, giving her an outlet to demonstrate her belief in the power of love, friendship, and a sense of humorCatch up with Susan on FacebookSusan keeps track of her reading on Goodreads under the name Susan Lyons.


10 thoughts on “Gentle On My Mind

  1. says:

    Picked this one up because it has both an older heroine 43 and a heroine who has bipolar disorder and who is a recovering alcoholic Brooke s son, whom she had at 14, featured in the previous book in this series which I haven t read apparently in that book, we hear all the nasty details about how bad a mother Brooke was, due to her undiagnosed mental illness, her compensatory drinking, and her physically abusive spouse But by this book, she and her son have made up, and she s on an even ke Picked this one up because it has both an older heroine 43 and a heroine who has bipolar disorder and who is a recovering alcoholic Brooke s son, whom she had at 14, featured in the previous book in this series which I haven t read apparently in that book, we hear all the nasty details about how bad a mother Brooke was, due to her undiagnosed mental illness, her compensatory drinking, and her physically abusive spouse But by this book, she and her son have made up, and she s on an even keel after kicking the bottle and getting on the psych med trail.Until a tough looking guy crashes his motorcycle into her white picket fence, threatens her with a gun, and collapses on her doorstep This opening is pretty contrived, but once our hero s true identity is revealed, the book focuses primarily on the relationship between Brooke and the 35 year old RCMP Jake Brannon After Jake s mission to track down a murdering drug dealer in town ends, their affair ends, too, and Jake returns to Vancouver But then Brooke discovers view spoiler she s pregnant, and though there s talk of having an abortion, especially since Brooke would have to stop taking her lithium if she remains pregnant, Brooke ends up taking on the task of single motherhood hide spoiler But after Jake hears Brooke s news, he comes back, and the two decide to give marriage a go.Pretty hallmark cardy, emotion wise I feltas if I was reading a story written by a person who had read about bipolar disorder, rather than experienced it herself The last quarter of the book felt particularly uplifting, and not in a way that I found appealing But I m sure many others didA line that sums up the book s politics, and intellectual curiosity, pretty well Funny, she said to the cat as he tagged along at her heels, I don t think of blue as being a boy s color If the baby s a girl I m sure she ll be happy with blue But I wouldn t put a boy in pink Isn t that odd 310

  2. says:

    I didn t make it very far into this book The high level of exposition just killed it for me The main character s background of substance abuse and mental illness was dumped on the reader, rather than having a slower,natural reveal It also felt like I was being hit over the head with it over and over, all within the first 30 pages or so Overall, the dialogue both internal and external in this book felt a bit stilted and awkward.

  3. says:

    I loved Susan Fox s Planes, Trains and Automobiles series so much that it placed her on my autobuy list Her latest work is a small town modern Western series, which is not usually what appeals to me, but her name on the covers made me pick up the books anyway They be been sat in my TBR for a while, until I read Wendy s really intriguing comments on Gentle On My Mind It s the third book in the series, but why not As Wendy says, what s most interesting about this book is the heroine You certai I loved Susan Fox s Planes, Trains and Automobiles series so much that it placed her on my autobuy list Her latest work is a small town modern Western series, which is not usually what appeals to me, but her name on the covers made me pick up the books anyway They be been sat in my TBR for a while, until I read Wendy s really intriguing comments on Gentle On My Mind It s the third book in the series, but why not As Wendy says, what s most interesting about this book is the heroine You certainly don t get many heroines like Brooke in romance novels She s 43, and as the book opens she s just found out she s going to be a grandmother This is wonderful news to her, especially since just a few years earlier the idea of being involved in her son s life would have been beyond her wildest dreams See, Brooke is a recovering alcoholic She became an alcoholic while raising her son, Evan, whom she d had at 15, and coping with a hard drinking, violent, minor criminal of a husband She would be the first to admit that she screwed up with Evan, and it wasn t a surprise to her that for many years he would want nothing to do with her But in events that happened in book 2 I think , Evan came back to Caribou Crossing and evidently reconciled with Brooke By then Brooke had been sober for some 4 years, after landing in hospital after a car accident and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder The treatment for that was very successful, and spurred her into giving up alcohol as well As this book starts, Brooke is almost at the 5 year mark in her sobriety and has put together a satisfying life designed to keep her condition under control She has a routine she enjoys, which includes things like regular exercise, healthy meals and lots of quality time with her son and his new wife and step daughter.And then Jake Brannon crashes his motorcycle into her white picket fence Jake is a policeman working undercover to expose a drug dealer and grower who s also a murderer He has received information that the culprit is a pillar of society type in Caribou Crossing, where Brooke and her family live, and he s been looking around the area The reason he crashed into Brooke s fence is that he was running away from bad guys who shot him when he found their marijuana growing operation, and he lost control of his motorcycle due to the loss of blood Jake doesn t start with the right foot with Brooke, as the best approach he can come up with in his half unconscious state is to threaten to kill her family if she doesn t keep him hidden But that doesn t last long, and Jake soon takes Brooke into his confidence and reluctantly accepts her help in vouching for him as a long lost cousin, so he can infiltrate the town properly.The whole undercover operation plot works mainly as a way to explore the community of Caribou Crossing and Brooke s status in it After so many years of living there as the town drunk, she still feels uncertain about interacting with people, even though she s been sober for quite a while Jake, with his outsider s perspective, is able to make her see the respect and true friendship people are offering I also loved seeing Brooke with her son and his family She s a bit tentative with him, as well, but you get the feeling that they re going to be fine.The romance is nice, if not particularly revolutionary Jake is hot and a motorcycle riding adrenalin junkie He won t ever give up undercover work, he tells Brooke, and this makes it obvious to her that there s no future in their relationship She knows herself, and knows that she wouldn t be able to cope with the fear of knowing he s constantly putting his life in danger I particularly liked how Fox used the romance as a way of showing us how Brooke had got so much stronger than she d been a few years earlier After she and Jake begin their affair she starts worrying, because she mistrusts the strong emotions he s making her feel She worries that it might be triggering the sort of maniacal states she felt when her bipolar disorder was out of control So what does she do Well, in a refreshingly sensible move, she talks to her doctor, who reassures her and helps her start to learn the difference between strong emotions that are healthy and what she was used to feeling when she was ill I also loved the way something was dealt with at the end of the book It s very spoilerish, so all I ll say before the spoiler tags is that an issue comes up that is present in very few romances even though it happens muchcommonly than that in real life , and that I thought the characters reactions and actions were great So, moving into spoilers start spoiler view spoiler Brooke gets pregnant, even though they ve been careful There might be issues with her continuing with her usual lithium doses while pregnant, so she seriously considers having an abortion Her fears are not portrayed as irrational, and no one assumes this would be the wrong choice for her Her doctor sets out the options for her and they discuss the risks of each, and Brooke thinks about it She does decide to continue with the pregnancy, but never thinks abortion would have been wrong, just not the right option for her in that situation Jake is supportive, too Brooke writes him a letter when she finds out about her pregnancy, in which she tells him what s happened and that s she s considering a termination Jake is on an assignment when the letter arrives, so he doesn t get it until much later He assumes she has now had an abortion and doesn t judge her at all He goes to see her to give her his support, not to condemn her or to try and stop her in case she s still pregnant hide spoiler end spoiler A really good book, and I ll definitely be reading the first two soon.MY GRADE A strong B

  4. says:

    With it s lovable characters and captivating story line Gentle On My Mind is certain to be a favorite of romance readers Within minutes these characters pulled me in and made me feel right at home in their world, and they kept me thoroughly entertained while I was there Highly recommend

  5. says:

    I liked this one Brooke is really an amazing woman who has overcome so much Strong and capable, wise and kind I learned so much and enjoyed the mystery.

  6. says:

    The Caribou Crossing series is about ordinary people and the real life situations that they must face from time to time The heroine in GENTLE ON MY MIND has overcome several prior dilemmas, but a stranger brings new difficulties into her orderly everyday existence To ensure the future happiness of her loved ones along with hers, a vast number of life changing decisions will have to be made and often without guarantees Susan Fox has created a profoundly touching love story packed with sincere The Caribou Crossing series is about ordinary people and the real life situations that they must face from time to time The heroine in GENTLE ON MY MIND has overcome several prior dilemmas, but a stranger brings new difficulties into her orderly everyday existence To ensure the future happiness of her loved ones along with hers, a vast number of life changing decisions will have to be made and often without guarantees Susan Fox has created a profoundly touching love story packed with sincere feelings and fervent passions When Brooke Kincaid married very young, things did not go well for a long time She is now divorced, reunited with her adult son and has a fulfilling life One morning before she can leave for work, a motorcycle crashes in front of her house Jake Brannon is working an undercover operation and does not want anyone in Caribou Crossing to know his true identity But being injured causes him to rethink his mission and trust Brooke with his actual name and reason for being in the area Although there have been way too many problems in Brooke s life, she is not going to let Jake s presence add any new ones He may handsome and considerate, but she is not going to give in to the powerful sexual longing between them Jake finds the strong minded woman looking after him to be fascinating, but he will only be in the area for a short time and never starts a relationship When Brooke ends up helping him with his investigation, the closeness they share unexpectedly changes them both Constantly realistic stories are a Susan Fox trademark Every scene is so easy to picture with her in depth descriptions, and the reactions of any character are believably convincing The emotions in GENTLE ON MY MIND range from extremely joyous to total fear, and all responses are conveyed with such honest candidness The way Brooke has turned her life around is very admirable, and I respected her evenbecause of her commitment to being open with others Ms Fox may have given her heroine a tarnished past, but the spirited woman proves second chances should be given to someone when it is clearly deserved Jake is certainly a worthy hero, and his actions demonstrate this title is justified Since he does a lot of undercover work, I enjoyed watching how his behavior could change in an instant, especially when he gets alone with Brooke How these two sexually react to each other is frequently very steamy, and their intimate encounters often turned exceedingly fiery with much heat While the romance between Jake and Brooke is always at the forefront of the story, there is also some gripping suspense plus a few mysteries to solve Ms Fox creatively blends in these uncertainties, thus adding to the overall enthrallment However, the emotional issues are what I will long remember, as this couple seems so lifelike and made me feel as though I was experiencing any conflicts right along with them Many characters from the two previous books in the Caribou Crossing series make appearances which are most welcome, but reading their stories is not necessary as Ms Fox gives plenty of necessary background facts There will bebooks set in this quaint town, and I look forward to each one GENTLE ON MY MIND is a stirring love story with engagingly likable characters Single Titles review 4.5 Stars

  7. says:

    Gentle on my MindBy Susan FoxCopyright September 2013Publisher Zebra Contemporary RomanceBrooke Kincaid knows second chances don t come cheap She s spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable But now a stranger s Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel Gentle on my MindBy Susan FoxCopyright September 2013Publisher Zebra Contemporary RomanceBrooke Kincaid knows second chances don t come cheap She s spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable But now a stranger s Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feelalive than she s ever been.By rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life Instead, she s offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man Jake knows she s vulnerable, but she s also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire It s a combination that could make even a die hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can getBrooke has worked hard to change the minds of her neighbors and prove that she s changed, and moved beyond being the person they knew for many years Having what to her appears to be a gang banger biker crash into her fence with requisite bullet wound is not helping her peace of mind Let s not forget the fact that even with his gruff exterior and threats of mayhem if she doesn t do what he wants, she s finding feeling for him that she has not felt in ages Jake is an undercover cop who is now in trouble and must let this strange woman help him without giving himself away Together they will both find out things about each other and themselves that will hopefully make them both better and stronger people Factor in Brooke s son and family, and the extended family and you have not only a mystery but a romance that will keep you spellbound from the first page to the last I found the characters to be believable and compelling having a cop for a son in law, and a cousin who spent his career in Military Intelligence made it easy FTC Full Disclosure I received this book from the publisher who only asked for a fair and impartial review

  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book Brooke in her forties fell in love with a U C who smashed into her fence He was five years younger then herself.

  9. says:

    Gentle on My Mind by Susan Fox, a Caribou Crossing romance, was sent to me as an Advance Uncorrected Print Proof in return for my honest review I always like stories like this Brooke Kincaid has come a long way She has battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism and has made a new life for herself in Caribou Crossing She has made peace with her estranged son and his wife, who is expecting her first grandchild Her life seems to be going along very well until an uninvited guest plows into her whi Gentle on My Mind by Susan Fox, a Caribou Crossing romance, was sent to me as an Advance Uncorrected Print Proof in return for my honest review I always like stories like this Brooke Kincaid has come a long way She has battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism and has made a new life for herself in Caribou Crossing She has made peace with her estranged son and his wife, who is expecting her first grandchild Her life seems to be going along very well until an uninvited guest plows into her white picket fence and into her heart.Jake Brannon, an undercover cop, is fleeing the men who shot him on his motorcycle He blacks out and takes out Brooke s fence He coerces her into taking him in, nursing him back to health, while keeping his presence a secret from everyone Jake can t trust anyone in Caribou Crossing He is on the trail of a murderer and drug lord He and Brooke hatch a plan so that he can stay with her and keep his secret while investigating the citizens of Caribou Crossing Their close proximity leads to something neither wants This novel has all the elements romance, danger, and murder that will make you want to keep reading I recommend this book to all romance lovers.You can find this review on my blog at

  10. says:

    part of the reason i gave this a 4 is that the author did a really good job of the wind up she let the wind up develop,as opposed to just dropping it on you at the last minute so many authors screw up the wind up i couldn t give the book 5 stars because this author seems to alway have to beat a drum i feel like i m being told how i should feel about certain things and how i should see certain things it s preachy and i don t like being preached at but otherwise this was a very good part of the reason i gave this a 4 is that the author did a really good job of the wind up she let the wind up develop,as opposed to just dropping it on you at the last minute so many authors screw up the wind up i couldn t give the book 5 stars because this author seems to alway have to beat a drum i feel like i m being told how i should feel about certain things and how i should see certain things it s preachy and i don t like being preached at but otherwise this was a very good premise for a story and it was well developed LOVED the older heroine i agree with another reviewer that the dialogue sometimes felt stilted awkward i also thought there were too many descriptions of people s clothing i think this author is just going to get better and better, especially if she stops preaching and just settles down to write stories

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