Review: Come Lie with Me

Come Lie with Me
Come Lie with Me by Linda Howard
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Classic Howard

FINAL DECISION: I enjoyed this story although the lack of insight into Blake’s thoughts made this less memorable than other similar stories.

THE STORY: Dione Kelley is a physical therapist who is dedicated to her profession. She also uses it to keep a distance between herself and other people. Having a miserable childhood followed by a disaster of a marriage, Dione keeps herself apart. Her newest client is Brent Remington, a handsome adventurous man until a horrible accident leaves him unable to walk. Dione and Brent begin to have a connection which undermines Dione’s walls even as she knows that it is wrong to get involved with a client.

OPINION: I liked the premise of this story. And I really liked Dione’s story arc. Especially for the time, the story feels relevant. I also really enjoyed the story of Brent’s recovery from his injuries. It demonstrates what a professional Dione is, how smart and clever she is. My only complaint is that because the story does not give us anything from Brent’s perspective, he feels distant to me throughout the story. I prefer books that give both points of view because it makes both characters relatable. I liked the story but it did not feel memorable to me.

WORTH MENTIONING: This book was originally published in the early 1980s as a category romance. However, the book feels less dated (except for no cell phones) because Dione is so independent.


STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars.

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