Book Reviews of Would-Be Wife (Harlequin Intrigue, No 676)

Would-Be Wife (Harlequin Intrigue, No 676)
Would-Be Wife - Harlequin Intrigue, No 676
Author: Kasi Blake
ISBN-13: 9780373226764
ISBN-10: 0373226764
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Julia Keller's world shattered the night her beloved husband, Jack, was gunned down on her ranch. Now, two long and lonely years later, a mesmerizing stranger with Jack's face appeared on her doorstep, minus a memory. So the only way to recover the truth was to join forces with the rugged, reticent man who was either her little boy's father--or a mysterious imposter. This tough yet tender amnesiac roused churning emotions--and smoldering passions-- in Julia that left her aching for answers. However, a cold-blooded killer was bound and determined to keep this case unsolved. And in a race against time to prevent the perpetrator from striking again, a deadly showdown would pit good against evil...and "husband" against wife!

Great story
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Julia Keller's world shattered the night her beloved husband, Jack, was gunned down on her ranch. Now, two long and lonely years later, a mesmerizing stranger with Jack's face appeared on her doorstep, minus a memory. So the only way to recover the truth was to join forces with the rugged, reticent man who was
either her little boy's father or a mysterious impostor. This tough yet tender amnesiac roused churning emotions and smoldering passions in Julia that left her aching for answers. However, a cold-blooded killer was bound and determined to keep this case unsolved. And in a race against time to prevent the perpetrator from striking again, a deadly showdown would pit good against evil...and "husband" against wife!
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Julia Keller's world is shattered the night her beloved husband, Jack, was gunned down on her ranch. Now, two long years later , a mesmerizing stranger with Jack's face appeared on her doorstep, minus a memory.
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This is a great book! I really enjoyed it!!

Book Review from amazon.com

Talented newcomer Kasi Blake makes her Intrigue debut with "Would-Be Wife." Two years after Julia Keller's husband was killed, a stranger with his face and no memory arrives on her Texas ranch. As they work together to uncover his identity, it becomes clear someone wants him dead. If this is her husband, has she been reunited with him, only to face losing him again?
I was skeptical about this story at first. This is the fifth Intrigue in six months with this premise (man who looks like woman's presumed dead true love appears) and the Texas ranch setting and amnesia plot device are things most romance readers have seem a million times by now, making this seem like the same old story. In the case of such a familiar tale, what matters is how it's told. Fortunately Blake has a strong storytelling voice that drew me into the book almost against my will and kept me involved. Her characters are compelling and sympathetic, and though they make some choices that defy logic at times, I never thought they were stupid. (I'd rather see characters being overly cautious than foolishly reckless). Her writing and pacing are unusually smooth for a first-time writer. If she hasn't been published before, then she is an amazingly polished debut author. A good cast of secondary characters add to the drama in a story that is a solid blend of romance and mystery. The best thing I can say is that I was so unexcited about this book that had to make myself pick it up to read it, and once I did I never put it down. A good one-sitting read.

Anyone who's not too tired of stories like this might want to try "Would-Be Wife" to discover an author worth watching.
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Talented newcomer Kasi Blake makes her Intrigue debut with "Would-Be Wife." Two years after Julia Keller's husband was killed, a stranger with his face and no memory arrives on her Texas ranch. As they work together to uncover his identity, it becomes clear someone wants him dead. If this is her husband, has she been reunited with him, only to face losing him again?
I was skeptical about this story at first. This is the fifth Intrigue in six months with this premise (man who looks like woman's presumed dead true love appears) and the Texas ranch setting and amnesia plot device are things most romance readers have seem a million times by now, making this seem like the same old story. In the case of such a familiar tale, what matters is how it's told. Fortunately Blake has a strong storytelling voice that drew me into the book almost against my will and kept me involved. Her characters are compelling and sympathetic, and though they make some choices that defy logic at times, I never thought they were stupid. (I'd rather see characters being overly cautious than foolishly reckless). Her writing and pacing are unusually smooth for a first-time writer. If she hasn't been published before, then she is an amazingly polished debut author. A good cast of secondary characters add to the drama in a story that is a solid blend of romance and mystery. The best thing I can say is that I was so unexcited about this book that had to make myself pick it up to read it, and once I did I never put it down. A good one-sitting read.