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I can't remember the book! Revenge marriage or something ......


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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 17:08:25 GMT
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Hi,

I can't remember the book title or the author, but the story starts off with an elder sister just having watched her younger sister die from childbirth (due to a previously unknown heart issue). She blames the father of the baby a bit but mostly blames the uncle for 'separating' the two lovebirds and wants to make him pay. She sort of dares him to marry her, so they can both bring up the baby (and as a way to punish him) -- but he accepts!

They both think the other one is a horrible person, but that's mostly becasue they were defending their respective siblings' honours' - but both the mother and father of the baby behaved pretty badly in the lead up to the birth and don't really deserve defending.

He's greek or sicilian or something like that, but he takes her to his home in france. They start to like each other a bit when they find out they're not as bad as they first thought, but he has his own demons as well and so he shies away from intimacy. He goes out with a different woman each night to repel this weakening intimacy between the two, and gets papped doing so - she doesnt know what he's doing and when she sees a newspaper (I'm guessing the book was written a decade or so ago) for the first time in a fortnight shes really shocked and upset to see his supposed womanizing because she was falling for him.

The interfering stepmother gets involved and tries to fix their relationship by forcing the woman to pose for the tabloids with another man, in the hopes it will make him jealous - but she doesnt go along with it and tells the guy pretty much right away what was happening. They reconcile and reveal that neither of them were cheating after all. The father of the baby finally turns up (with his wife) and tells them that he doesnt want the child, and his affair with her sister was a big mistake.

The nice couple live happily ever after with the baby.

Please help me find this book - i'm going insane trying to remember what its called!

Thanks
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2012 22:49:46 GMT
Hi

This sounds familiar, but I can't remember the title. I think it's a Michelle Reid title from the mid 2000s, so if you maybe check out those books (Kindle edit should have a summary).

Hope that helps, regards

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2012 23:29:56 GMT
Wow - it was actually Lynne Graham's 'Bond of Hatred' but when I googled 'Michelle Reid sister died in childbirth' the Lynne Graham title came up! It's a bit weird because it didnt come up when I googled the description before, but it worked when including Michelle's name ....... even though she didnt write it!

I'm very happy none the less - many thanks!
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