Beautiful Harvard grad Carlin Squire thought she had everything she wanted-an exciting,fulfilling careerwith the NYPD...and the perfect lover in handsome,charming photographer Derek Kingsley. Then back into her life came Ben, an adored highschool sweetheart...until one hideous night shattered their romance. Ben, now a prominent surgeon, is the one person Carlin can't seem to resist...even as a shocking murder brings to light secrets of past betrayal that threaten to destroy their lives-and the dream of love that refuses to die.
This is a pretty good book.
One of the best examples of true love tested by circumstance. It managed to avoid the formula reasons from romances for tearing true love apart while making the circumstances feel totally believable and relatively unavoidable. There were some villains, and their actions affected the love story at the center, but the only villainous attempt to pry the lovers apart was pathetic and cemented them together. It was a good story with love truly triumphing at the end, but a lot of life getting in the way in the meantime. Realistic enough to make you believe that love can triumph over the worst adversity for real.
Carlin Squire seemingly had it all: she was a Harvard graduate with a fulfilling career in the NYPD and a handsome, charmingly perfect lover in Derek Kingsley - a successful photographer. Then, back into her life came Ben, an adored old high school flame until one hideous night shattered their romance. Ben, now a prominent surgeon, is the one man whom Carlin can't seem to forget - even as a shocking murder brings to light secrets of past betrayals that threaten to destroy their lives, even as it kindles passions that refuse to die.
I have to say that Cynthia Victor is a relatively new author for me, even though I do have several of her books on my shelf at the moment, and I actually cannot remember if I read her books before or not. She is quite a good writer and although this book was slightly more focused on romance than I would have liked; I would still highly recommend this book to others with an A! I would love to read more of Ms. Victor's work at some point.