Book Reviews of Bittersweet Rain

Bittersweet Rain
Bittersweet Rain
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446603096
ISBN-10: 0446603090
Publication Date: 1/15/2000
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 169 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
What would you do if the person you hated most in the world took everything from you, including your mother and the love of your life? And still he was not satisfied.

On his deathbed, Roscoe Lancaster requests that his long absent son come home so that he can see him one last time. His wife complies and the prodigal son is summoned. Of course not on is Rink her stepson, he is also her first (and only) love. Of course Roscoe's motivations for a reunion are not all out of compassion for the son he lost; it is just one more chance to one up him by flaunting his relationship with wife Caroline in Rink's face. Roscoe was the main antagonist who drove the two apart when they were engaging in an elicit relationship (Caroline was 15; Rink was 22 - kinda icky).

Rink cannot help himself and his still intense feelings for Caroline. A stolen kiss here; a grope there. But underlying in his thoughts is that his father made love to her first. Can Rink ever get over his pride and declare his love for Caroline?

"Bittersweet Rain" is a melodramatic love story set against the machinations of a truly evil and desperate man, who loves no one, least of all himself. His contempt for the less than perfect daughter (who loves him unconditionally) makes you want to punch him. There is a lot of chemistry between the two leads; but clunky, dated love scenes (his "maleness"; her "feminine core"). One of the most endearing qualities of the book is the emerging relationship between Rink's sister Laura Jane, and the disabled ranch hand, Steve.
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Helpful Score: 1
Virile son and his young stepmother struggle with a blazing mutual passion under the nose of the disagreeable old father/husband
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Once she loses her husband - 30 yrs her senior - can she survive the town gossip.... of her step sons return. The same man who she had loved so willingly years before......
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Caroline Dawson survived a great deal. But now, the man who broke Caroline's heart years earlier has returned to settle his father's estate, only to find that Caroline has grown into a woman beyond his wildest dreams.
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Not her best work but still worth reading
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I did enjoy reading this book romantic
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Keeps you guessing as to outcome until end. Great read
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very good, hard to put down
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Brown's forte is devising plots spiced with sexuality that keep her readers guessing.
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Racy and fun story line, nicely layered to keep you guessing.
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Great story.
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I enjoyed this story very much. A good Sandra Brown story.
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I don't think Sandra Brown writes an uninteresting book.
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good read.
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Extremely good reading :) I really enjoyed it
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A good, fast, romantic read.
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Does she write any bad books?
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I love all of Sandra Brown's books.
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A simple love story, yet I couldn't put it down. One of Browns early books.
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I have always liked this book and have read over and over again. It's a warm touching love story.
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Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who scoffed at her. She survived the slow dying of Roscoe Lancaster, the riches man in the country and the husband thirty years her senior. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, Roscoe's son. Years before her marriage, when they were teens it was Rink who had introduced Caroline to her first tremulous tast of love...and then shattered her heart. Now Rink has returned, every inch the man. He says he wants to settle his father's estate. But what he really wants is Caroline, driven by a passion as undeniable as before and more dangerous than ever...
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Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who whispered behind her back. She survived the slow death of her husband, Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the county and her senior by three decades. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, her husband's son. Years before she married, when she and Rink were teens, he had introduced Caroline to her first tremulous taste of love-and then broke her heart. Now Rink is back. He says he wants to settle his father's estate. But driven by a storm of emotions as undeniable as before and more dangerous than ever, what he really wants is to settle the score with Caroline.
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Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who scoffed at her. She survived the slow dying Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the county and the husband thirty years her senior. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, Roscoe's son. Years before her marriage, when they were teens, it was Rink who had introduced Caroline to her first tremulous taste of loveand then shattered her heart. Now Rink has returned, every inch the man. He says he wants to settle his father's estate. But what he really wants is Caroline, driven by a passion as undeniable as before and more dangerous than ever.
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A classic love story, one of Sandra's older novels....

SYNOPSIS FROM BACK COVER: Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who scoffed at her. She survived the slow dying of Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the county and the husband thirty years her senior. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, Roscoe's son. Years before her marriage, when they were teens, it was Rink who had introduced Caroline to her first tremulous taste of love - and then shattered her heart. Now Rink has returned, every inch the man. He says he wants to settle his father's estate, but what he really wants is Caroline, driven by a passion as undeniable as before and more dangerous than ever....
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Caroline Dawson survived the town gossips who scoffed at her. She survived the slow dying of Roscoe Lancaster, the richest man in the country and the husband thirty years her senior. But she feared she might not survive Rink Lancaster, Roscoe's son. Years before her marriage, when they were teens, it was Rink who had introduced Caroline to her first tremulous taste of love--and then shattered her heart. Now Rink has returned, every inch the man. He says he wants to settle his father's estate. But what he really wants is Caroline, driven by a passion as undeniable as before and more dangerous that ever.....
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The cover of this book is blue but it is the same book.
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Cover looks different