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4.0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than Potato Pudding, 8 Sep 2007
This review is from: Affair (Hardcover)
Baxter St.Ives is the least hero-like male lead that I hitherto encountered in Ms. Quick's works of literature. He is not dashing nor handsome, he is in his own and his relatives' opinion dull, bland as a potato pudding, in fact. These are characteristics that Charlotte Arkendale wants to have in her man-of-business, but which she does not see in Baxter, although everybody else does. For her, he is interesting. For me as well.

Charlotte is your Ms. Quick heroine, energetic, self-assured, matter-of-fact, independent. One tends to like her kind of ladies in Ms.Quick's books. Her interaction with Baxter is believable. Baxter may seem dull on the surface for people that admire dashing people; it is explained why Baxter wants to avoid expressing his temper or moods in public. It doesn't follow that he is without feelings. I like Charlotte for detecting this. Baxter is a person who has not had very many chances for being the subject in his own life, because there have always been characters much more dominant than he on the same stage. He is not bitter for this, it just is a fact. He has made for himself a life that he likes, although it might not seem so interesting for others. His feelings he keeps hidden. It is very typical of Baxter that when Charlotte for the first time sees him without his shirt, he apologizes for the unsightly acid-burn scars that he has on his upper body, and offers to turn off the light. There is no self-pity in this, it just is a fact that the scars turn people off. Charlotte's reaction to this is the same as mine, and that is why I like her as a person.

The suspense-subplot in this book includes Baxter's half-brother and helps them to build a relationship with each other. In some of Ms.Quick's books the suspense-plot grows so important at the end-third of the book that it lessens the strength of the book in other respects. That is not the case here, which mainly depends on the hilarious scene at the end where every person of the play flocks into Baxter's chemistry laboratory and Baxter wants to propose to Charlotte. Baxter's relationship to his half-brother is very life-like, with both of them wistful or downright envious of things that the other one has and both of them taking for granted the things that they themselves have and that the other envies.

There is also, as one of Amazon's reader critics aptly said, great sex.

This is one of the A. Quick books that have kept me awake at nights, not only when I read it for the first time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars affair!, 14 July 2009
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This review is from: Affair (Paperback)
One of Amanda Quicks' more risque books, with all sorts going on outside the confines of marriage! a definate no - no for the period it's set in! Good read, give it a try!
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book has great........., 28 Nov 1997
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This review is from: Affair (Hardcover)
The book has great sex ... plain and simple! Ruark! Ruark! Ahoy there, Captain Ruark!!
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very bland compared to other Quick books, 28 Nov 1997
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This review is from: Affair (Hardcover)
It was okay, but it wasn't as compelling as the other books. It's kind of a disappointment for a long time fan, but I would reccomend it for new readers.
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