Just Too Crazy a Plot to Ultimately Accept
FINAL DECISION: While I have always loved some of Carole Mortimer’s old books because they are just big and emotional and with some crazy plots. This book isn’t one of my favorites because the crazy plot is not well resolved.
THE STORY: Rafe Charlwood is a widower who everyone knows hates his dead wife. Her infidelity led him to taking sole custody of their son. HIs wife then died in a car accident. At that car acccident, Brooke Adamson was born. With a new name and a new face, Brooke has returned to be close to her son. Her marriage fell apart because of Rafe’s controlling nature and Brooke’s own youth. Now, she finds that Rafe is just as irresistible to her now. Can the two find a different path forward with their past and her lies between them.
OPINION: The plot of this book is unrealistic and simply crazy. Rafe and Brooke have such a twisted past that it seems impossible that the two could have a future together. The setup to this story was good. I wanted to see how things would be resolved. My problem with the book is that the story was so crazy that it needed either a longer length or a a more dramatic nature. Because of this the story felt unsatisfying to me. It was never clear enough what destroyed their marriage in the first place and how the reader is supposed to believe that things will be different a second time.
WORTH MENTIONING: This book was originally published in the 1980s as a category romance.
CONNECTED BOOKS: A LOST LOVE is a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 2.5 stars.