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Subject: The Boss's Secret Mistress Harlequin Presents
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 1:26 AM ET
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Ok, i am not sure how many people might have read the book, but I found a part confusing so I am looking for clarification. If I got the time line of the book right, the Tory and Luc only knew each other two opr three weeks tops over the course of the book, but she tells him she is three months pregnant, am I just reading this wrong, or did I miss a lapse in time?

 

Shannon

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I haven't read the book, but according to my Byron, the description ends with "But Tory knows that it's only a matter of time before Lucas discovers her heartbreaking secret, and surely then he won't want her anymore...?"  Maybe that's the shocking secret, but you'd think they wouldn't keep the secret from the reader so that they can't figure it out. 

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 3:48 PM ET
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Alison Fraser is one of my favorite Presents writers.  I am in the process of rereading it and trying to track the time as I go.  I'll let you know what I come up with.  It's a long time since I read this one. 

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 5:43 PM ET
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The secret in the book is about her childhood sickness, inability to have children, and that she had a personal connection with his late wife, so that wasn't the secret the back referred to, thanks for the suggestion though

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:18 PM ET
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I'm glad I reread that one.  I love her books.  Some Presents authors seem to have enough plot to fill about 2/3 of the book and just start to "fill" from there.  But Alison Fraser always seemed to have a novel in her trying to get out and she condensed and condensed until she had a book with so much crammed into it but streamlined.  I couldn't imagine her making a mistake like that unless an editor was jerking her around at the last minute or something.

Anyway here is what I got:  They knew each other about a week before they had sex which was believable since he was focused on her from the first minute.

They had about one more week before the crisis at the weekend retreat and he got her moved in with him.

Then on page 177 it says that they were "deliriously,amazingly, joyfully happy for four wonderful months" so that would account for her being three months pregnant. 

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:29 PM ET
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Gee...I have never read this one and it sounds like one I will have to add to my TBR pile!

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:56 PM ET
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The thing about Alison Fraser is that each book is different.  If you don't like one that doesn't mean you won't like the others.  She didn't have a theme or style that she just did over and over with variations.

It's hard for me to pick a favorite out of them but I think Coming Home has a slight edge that gets it to the top of my list.  Tainted Love (h -not H- just got out of prison) and Time To Let Go (widow learning to move on, hunky H has to deal with memory of her lost love not other way around for a change)  are way up there.  Along with the book currently under discussion of course. The Price Of Freedom is very, very good too.  It's hard to describe but there's a lot there and I love the ending.

 

edited to say:  An example of why I enjoy her so much would be the scene in Coming Home where the hunky, older, very rich Greek (of course) guy gives the young h a very large check to buy her off.  Instead of going into series romance standard scene #12 where she ineffectually protests her innocence while he sneers, the h just picks up the check, folds it into a paper airplane and sends it sailing down the hillside thus really causing the H to lose his cool...again. 



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Date Posted: 2/15/2008 11:32 AM ET
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thanks for checking on that dor me, I will have to go back to that page and reread it more carefuklly, guess i just missed it the first time!