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Weeelll... not as good as the other reviews suggest
on 16 June 2010
Okay - I bought this because of the other, very positive reviews, especially Auntie Helen's, 'cos we usually like the same thing. However, while this rolls along, with positive characters and good scene setting, I found myself getting increasingly ticked off with the hero. To be sure, she did a rotten thing, but sheesh, does that man hold a grudge! We're meant to believe he loved her but that didn't stop him wreaking a nasty, and prolonged revenge, both immediately after the wedding, and then when he returns and essentially blackmails her into sex, which, given the circumstances of her request for a divorce, could have been horribly difficult for her. Even the last grand gesture, an enormous gamble, with its associated risks of exposure and ridicule, had to be hers. His heart may have melted when he saw her, but not so much he could find it in him to say I'm sorry, I love you, come back. He made her come to him - not a nice man, not really.
And they never talk about what went wrong - so its all sitting there, waiting for the first argument!
Loved the auxiliary story about her mother - that was really nicely done.
So, this is well written, and nicely developed, but I'm afraid I found the hero to be an unforgiving so'n'so who really didn't deserve her love. Not a keeper for me.