Book Reviews of Heart's Desires

Heart's Desires
Heart's Desires
Author: Katharine Marlowe, Charlotte Vale Allen
ISBN-13: 9780843933154
ISBN-10: 0843933151
Publication Date: 4/1992
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Raised by a woman whose obsession with finding "Mr. Right" destroyed her, Alyssa believed herself doomed to repeat her mother's fatal mistakes. For her destructive compulsions led her to men who demanded everything from her - and returned nothing.
JEREMY- Nothing would stop him from lying, charming, and conniving his way to becoming England's most successful actor - not even Alyssa's love.
NICHOLAS - He stole Alyssa's passion, her body, and even her will, but he hid dangerous secrets that threatened to ruin their lives.
ANDREW - All the jet-setting movie star's money and fame couldn't compare with the happiness Alyssa gave him, and he would do anything to possess her.
Broken and despondent, betrayed by the men she had so desperately craved, Alyssa could only search on for the courage and strength to escape her past and find the one man who could fulfill her ...
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I found this book under the romance section of my used bookstore. While there is romance, and sex, and love, it is much, much more than a bodice ripper story.
It is the intriguing and poignant story about a child who becomes a woman, and learns how to live her own life and how to forgive the past. I couldn't put it down, not because it was action packed but because I needed to make sure everything would turn out okay. The main characters are relate-able and likeable, and it moves at a fast enough pace to not become boring.
The only really weak part in the story happens about 50 pages from the end when Aly has some midnight sexual encounters that really just don't fit with the flow of the story. It almost seems like the author needed to throw in one more man to make the story longer.
Over all I loved the story, and loved the strength of the main character. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a love story over a romance novel.