Date: May 2003
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Contemporary Romance [New Zealand]
Faith V. Smith
Silhouette Romance, No. 1660
first time reader of Ms. Bright's, I found her novel an easy read.
Allardyce's newly widow status is threatened by the return of prodigal
son, Gunther Steve Stevens. Her late husband throws her a curve
from beyond the grave when he makes both Triss and Steve co-executors
and partners in the boys' home he founded. Steve's attitude and
accusations leave her in tears, frustrated and hurt beyond belief.
She is clueless as to what she did to make him despise her, but
powerless to change his feelings that she is a manipulative, hard-hearted
does not trust Triss and never has. Her marriage to Magnus caused
a rift between him and his surrogate father. The young bride was
a surprise and a shock to him, and he finds himself wanting her
as a man wants a woman. Now after several years of self-imposed
separation, he finds that he can't forget her and that absence does
make the heart grow fonder. Triss, the widow, is still beautiful
but she is not quite how he remembers her. Is her touch-me-not persona
an act, or is her grieving widow performance for real?
and Steve travel a roundabout journey to find love. Although their
path is full of pitfalls at times, the hero and heroine in Ms. Bright's
latest romance discover a relationship that overcomes all obstacles.