Million Dollar Road

Million Dollar Road

Amy Conner / Oct 16, 2019

Million Dollar Road Set in the heart of Louisiana Amy Conner s spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her

  • Title: Million Dollar Road
  • Author: Amy Conner
  • ISBN: 9780758295149
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner s spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her Eighteen year old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million DSet in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner s spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her Eighteen year old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world s largest alligator farm Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns And just like Snowball the enormous, all white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day she s hungry to be free.Lireinne s boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires Now that he s noticed Lireinne s haunting beauty, he wants her too But unlike Con s needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn t interested Undeterred, Con s growing obsession will upend all their lives compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self imposed isolation and back into the world And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road.Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel of our most keenly felt appetites for love, acceptance, and a place to belong.

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    1. A special thank you to the author, Kensington, and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.Amy Connerreturns with MILLION DOLLAR ROAD, another riveting, and passionate "southern charmer" must read; full of suspense, wit, humor, and some important (hard) life lessons! Set in Covington, Louisiana, Conner gives distinctive voice to three engaging women--different ages and walks of life with a complicated man who loves them all. Bringing heartfelt emotion, compassion, [...]


    2. Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner’s spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence—and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her. Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world’s largest alligat [...]


    3. Review also found at kristineandterri/2**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 26 2015**I found this to be an interesting book for all sorts of reasons. The first is the main characters name. Now I hope not to offend anyone who may actually have this name but I dare anyone to try to say it out loud without a hillbilly drawl. Right off the bat I had a mental picture of her based o [...]


    4. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley. This entertaining novel tells the story of a poverty stricken girl coming to age in rural Louisiana. Lireinne was not born into the best conditions. Her mother abandoned her and her brother when she was 7. She lives in a trailer and was raised by her stepfather who works seven days a week to try and provide for them. Lireinne drops out of high school and cleans barns at an alligator farm. This book is about a girl yearning for a better life and a wa [...]


    5. It was good book, don't get me wrong. I don't know exactly what it was, either her writing style or the odd characterization, but I found myself easily sucked out of the story if I wasn't paying hard enough attention. I can't say that I hated it, nor liked it, honestly.



    6. I really enjoyed the voices of the different characters in this novel. Amy Conner did a great job developing characters that were very unique while still being relatable.


    7. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world's largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge ce [...]


    8. This book was interesting but a little sappy. The story started well and the characters developed exactly as you might expect, but some parts of the story were just a bit too fictional. The writing style was great creative, descriptive, and the story flowed well. The mixture of the haves and the have nots and all of them facing life changing challenges kept your interest. But the fairytale ending was again just all too sappy. Having said that I’d read this author ‘s next book.


    9. ** This review may contain spoilers, please read at your own risk. **After long moments, I finished this somewhat charming, but completely annoying story. It was entertaining and a quick read, but not overly witty or creative. The authors overuse of the phrase "long moments" really irked me and I was screaming for her to use other words to describe the passage of time. Anything. Anything at all. The characters development was slow and by the end of the book, not much had changed for them in term [...]



    10. A bit like an entertaining Lifetime movie set in Covington, LA. The author did a good job of capturing the feel of Covington.


    11. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:Sometimes one small careless act can have huge unforeseen consequences on a number of very disparate people. So it is with one uncharacteristically rash decision by the otherwise cautious and self-assured, mature for her years, Lireinne Hooten. All the characters are onstage long before that event, however: Lireinne working her menial job at the alligator farm, Con the former hotshot lawyer who now wheels and deals on behalf of the farm’ [...]


    12. [ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]Lireienne Hooten, high school dropout, stuck on the wrong side of Million Dollar Road, lives with her stepfather Bud [...]


    13. Million Dollar RoadByAmy ConnorWhat it's all aboutOMG! Alligator farminga pure white alligator, a sad racehorse, one ex wife, one actual unhappy kind of trophy wife, an unfaithful philandering husband, and a very poor yet beautiful girlyoung girlwho hoses out the alligator pensese are some of the characters in this book. This is an interesting yet pain filled book for me to read. The characters drew me in heart went out to the white alligator immediatelyese are farmed alligators and I had a real [...]


    14. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**Lireinne worked at Savage Global Enterprises cleaning out alligator barns. Snowball was an 11ft alligator who Lireinne was always fascinated with because it was special. Con was Lireinbe's boss and almost hit her with his car. As a result, he was fascinated with her and promoted her as his personal assistant. Lireinne was a young woman who was down on her luck but didn't give up. She loved her family. She was determined and ambi [...]


    15. *Gifted by Net Galley for an honest review*Lireinne is only 18 years old. She has been abandoned by her mother, dropped out of school and is left living with her step dad and half-brother so things aren’t great for her.She has been working at a large Alligator farm as a hoser (sounds glamourous right?), where the CEO of the company, Con, falls for her and wants her all to his self. But Lireinne wants nothing to do with Con (perfect name for him…sounds sleezy) no matter what he tries.There we [...]


    16. After having kind of a hard time getting into this book initially (not sure if it was the book or me just being very busy though)once I did get into it, I couldn't put it down! This author has an excellent way of describing characters in a way that not only makes you feel like you really know them, but that you can relate to them as well - or at least know of someone who does. I loved these characters - or loved to hate some of them - and enjoyed reading from each ones point of view. The only th [...]


    17. Amy Connor has written a coming-of-age story about Lireinne Hooten and a yearning to be free. The supporting cast includes a white alligator, a boss with roving hands and an older woman who learns to trust again. They all come to grips with what they need to be free. Their choices differ as do the means to achieve them.Well-written story with enough quirky characters to keep readers entertainedC provided by NetGalley


    18. Author Amy Conner's book, "Million Dollar Road" had many twists and turns. It kept me reading to find out how each of the characters lives would turn out. Mrs. Conner's descriptions on scenery, events, characters actions, and appearances were well written.I received this book at the library. I would recommend it for reading groups as it would open up topics on many levels. Mrs. Conner also included a section at the back of the book for further discussions.


    19. Couldn't really get into it at first, but then there were a few spots where I couldn't put it down! It hops around a bit between different POVs, some that seem unnecessary. I feel like there were a couple of weird turns that didn't really fit with the main character's personality, but maybe I just didn't connect with her. Definitely loved the father character! Overall, an interesting story.


    20. Good characters, a lot of overcoming pain and learning to trust again. While I felt Lireienne to be annoying sometimes, she was true to her age and naivete with the boss that lusted after her. I loved her step-dad. I also felt myself relating to the healing process of Emma after going through a painful and nearly fatal heartbreak. Overall, a good read to pass the time.


    21. Quirky characters, a white alligator, an abandoned horse, a dedicated stepfather and a broken woman all come together to make this an enjoyable read. Set in Louisiana, a story of learning to take what life deals you and turning it into what you deserve. Thank you Netgalley for providing an ARC of this book.


    22. Received the recommendation of this book from Pinterest. I really didn't like the book. It is about a young women who works at a alligator farm as a clean up person. She is treated badly by the other workers of the farm. The man who is in charge of sales tries to make moves on all the women of the city.


    23. Complex characters made this an interesting read. The different topic of an alligator farm attracted me initially and remained interesting throughout. Also i have always been intrigued by Louisiana, one of the very few reasons I would go to the states myself. Author is an adapt storyteller and I am interested in reading more of her books.


    24. It was a "great" read - different to what we usually read. My husband and I both enjoyed this book and I will pass it on to be read by the rest of my family. Looking forward to reading "the right thing" when I find it. Thanks a lot! Ruby


    25. LOVED this book! Wasn't sure I would when I started reading it.is isn't my normal genrewasn't sure I liked the Louisiana/alligator/dirt-poor southern storyline, even though I had read the synopsis before buyingbut it turned into a really addictive quick read!


    26. This has multi layer characters and a narrative like a tornado that sucks you in. The people are living and breathing and making the kind of surprising and complex decisions that gleam with reality and intelligence.


    27. I loved it . First of all, it is set in Covington, Louisiana. Second, the characters could be real people you might meet one day. Third, all the characters grow and change, and realize their flaws. Lastly, they all realize that they need loving people in their lives. Read it, you will enjoy it.



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