From Library Journal
For years, Dolores Meredith conditioned herself to settle for second best. What she really wanted was a literary career, and to marry, and to have children. Instead, she is a six-figure-income California realtor, still single at fortysomething, and has recently concluded a lengthy affair with a married man. Austin Barclay, a graduate of Yale Law, is a partner in a prestigious New York law firm and has never married. Wealthy but unfulfilled, Austin leaves the East Coast and returns to California as a law professor. Wanting a fine old character-laden home to renovate, Austin contacts Meredith Realty, and thus begins the whirlwind romance between Dolores and Austin. Recognizing their fortune in finding one another, they are deliriously happy until Austin tests positive for HIV. Villegas's first novel ranks high in the love story genre and should be extraordinarily popular. Recommended.?Mary Ellen Elsbernd, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Hts.
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