Lazarus Rising (Harlequin American Romance, No 374)
Lazarus Rising - Harlequin American Romance, No 374 Author:Anne Stuart TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES — Though Katharine Lafferty was engaged to be married, her heart was still in mourning. — Katharine had been nineteen and a college coed. Danny McCandless had been twenty-four and a well-dressed, coolheaded criminal. And his effect on her was instantaneous and powerful as a drug. — In her innocence, Katharine pursued him, never... more » thinking that Danny might be bad for her, never realizing how it might end.
Now, ten years later, the shock of Danny's death lingered--but it was nothing compared with the rude shock of seeing him again.« less
My Amazon review - I have read other books by Stuart that I really liked - "Glass Houses" is a particular favorite - but this one was too dark for me. I like Stuart's writing style, and the first third or so of the book is wonderful. It is about how Danny and Katharine first fell in love, and I really did believe that he loved her. Which is what made me dislike the rest of the story. I was nearly as distraught as Katharine to realize that the man who supposedly loved her so much was able to make himself forget her completely for a decade, to the point that he no longer even recognized her. That's not only unbelievable to me, it is also unromantic. Mac was able to convince Katharine that he had re-fallen for her, but Stuart didn't convince me. I will avoid any more of her books that have a time gap/reunion theme, because this was not a fun read for me.