Review: White Lies

White Lies
White Lies by Linda Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who Is This Man?

FINAL DECISION: An enjoyable story of a woman who falls in love with a man thought to be her ex-husband but then she isn’t quite sure that he is.

THE STORY: Jay Granger’s life changes when the FBI comes to her door to tell her that her ex-husband has been in a terrible accident and that they need her to come identify him. Although they have been divorced for five years, Jay cannot abandon Steve Crossfield. She is drawn to the man in the hospital bed but when he wakes he seems so different from the man she remembers loving before.

OPINION: This story is not complicated and I figured out quickly what was happening, but the story is well executed and the characters are so interesting that I was engaged throughout the story. This book was originally published as a category romance and thus lacks some of the sophistication and complexity allowed in a longer novel. I liked these characters who fell in love without really knowing the truth about what happened to Steve. The connection of these characters is visceral — a recognition of spirits. The real mystery in this one is how the truth about Steve’s actions and identity will be revealed and what that will make for the hero and heroine. A fun (not funny) read.


CONNECTED BOOKS: WHITE LIES is the fourth book in the loosely connected Rescues series. It can be read as a standalone.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.

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