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Maybe it's just me....
on December 24, 2012
I guess I'm the odd man out. This had the makings of a very good story but I'm at about 1/3 of the way through and I cannot read it anymore. The heroine is a victim of horrible domestic violence. Her husband has repeatedly abused her, the final straw being when he brutally beat, sexually assaulted, and raped her - leaving her near death. For that he served 2 years in prison while she suffered through re-constructive surgery and suffers night terrors on a nightly basis. While he is in prison he divorces her. Oh, and did I mention that after he was convicted and was leaving the courtroom, he threatened to finish the job when he got out of prison? Nice.
She then meets this wonderful man who she admires and is very interested in, but will not pursue because she still loves her husband and believes that sleeping with the H will be breaking her vows. Not to mention that she still lives in the house where she was attacked because her husband (she did not refer to him as ex-husband) found it when they first got married and she always loved the house.
In the meantime the H is falling in love with her and she is flirting with and kissing him (although she follows it with the typical confusion and remorse, etc, etc)
The last straw for me is when the husband is released from prison, within 2 days tracks her down in Vegas, and walks up to her at a nightclub in front of the H and everyone who loves her and asks her to dance...and she says YES! EVERYONE she loves is pulling out all of the stops in order to keep her safe while she is in this delusional state of mind that she can have her husband and marriage back.
I'm sure this happens in real life, but that doesn't mean I have to tolerate it. I'm done. I hope the Hero is done as well although I'm sure he'll suffer through until the book is almost over, when the h will miraculously come to her senses. Of course, she will only come to her senses after her ex-husband tries to kill her again.
No thank you.