Review: Gypsy

Gypsy by Carole Mortimer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jealousy, Misunderstandings and Relationships Too Complicated to be Believed

FINAL DECISION: This book is well written and strongly compelling. There are so many twists and turns that I couldn’t believe so much could be packed into such a short book. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t buy the relationship between Shay and Lyon. There was too much anger and pain between them to be resolved so quickly.

THE STORY: Shay Flanagan aka as Gypsy was eighteen when she met and fell in love with Lyon Falconer. They began an affair that ended when Lyon ruthlessly told Shay that he would never divorce his wife for her. Shay left him and ended up married to Lyon’s youngest brother instead. Five years later, Shay’s husband has tragically died and Shay is pregnant. Lyon wants Shay back but she never intends to be vulnerable to Lyon again.

OPINION: This book is filled with angst and drama. In fact, Shay spends most of the book hating Lyon. Her strong emotions make it difficult to accept her quick change to love again. Unfortunately, this book is well written but probably too short for the complicated story. I thought everything about it was well written except that I didn’t believe how quickly Shay could forget the husband she so desperately loved to end up again with a man she claimed to hate for 80 percent of the book.

This isn’t a couple I will be thinking about for years despite the claims in the book that they have a romance for the ages.

WORTH MENTIONING: GYPSY was originally published as a category romance in the 1980s.

CONNECTED BOOKS: GYPSY is a standalone book.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.

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