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Sarah L. (Dawa) reviewed Edge Of Deception (Presents Plus) (Harlequin Presents, No 1749) on
Helpful Score: 2
Not your typical Harlequin Presents.
Initially, they marry when she's very young (19), and of course, because they never talk, she thinks he doesn't love her. Based on lots of circumstantial evidence, she decides he's having an affair. After a bottle of champaigne, she tries to get revenge with his best friend. He walks in after she's realized she can't go through with it and won't let her explain. He divorces her.
They meet five years later when he's just proposed to another woman. The rest is fairly standard.
What I liked about this one is that you could really see that they weren't ready for each other. He wasn't willing to talk and she wasn't mature enough to look beyond her own feelings. They made mistakes, but they weren't unforgivable ones. The author also, I think, did a credible job explaining how the hero and heroine got so many emotional problems. The other really good thing about this book is that there were no pop psychology moments. He didn't suddenly, through her love and understanding, vomit out all his problems never to be troubled by them again. You were left at the end of the book with the feeling that they'd both opened enough to try again, but that there were no easy answers.