Good sequel to Duncan's Bride.
Loving Evangeline is the sequel to Duncan's Bride. First let me say I thoroughly enjoyed Duncan's Bride. It's an older book (mid 90s) so has a different vibe from today's romances. But it was still wonderful and worth 5 out of 5 stars. Loving Evangeline, for me, was not as good.
Both men in Duncan's Bride and Loving Evangeline are strong alpha males; leaders who are protective and a bit hard. But Linda Howard takes it one step further with Robert in Loving Evangeline. I felt Robert was controlling and even a little cruel. Yes, he needs Evangeline and reveals parts of himself to her that he has never shared with anyone else. But Robert also expects Evangeline be at his beck and call as his wife. The story doesn't necessarily make Evangeline a wimp; she is strong in the face of challenges. And in the end she gladly devotes her life to Robert and their children but I was disappointed in the dynamics of their relationship. This not one of my favorite Linda Howard books but I look forward to reading and enjoying others.
Linda Howard is always a great read.
Robert Cannon is the CEO of a software company that has a contract with the government. When he finds out that someone is selling his software to a foreign government, he vows to get to the bottom of it. Robert's security team leads him to Evie Shaw, a young widow who lives in Alabama and owns a marina. What drove this woman to commit treason? Robert decides to "vacation" in Alabama and get to know Evie.
I read this book a few years ago. Though I liked Evie and thought she was a strong heroine, I didn't care for Robert and his alpha personality. This time I listened to the audiobook. My thoughts haven't changed too much. I still like Evie. Robert is an overbearing jerk who uses his money to ruin her business while falling in love with her. Ugh! I couldn't stand him. My rating: 2 Stars.
Linda Howard classic. Great book
This is the orginial SIM edition