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Reluctant Wife Paperback – April 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (April 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373110715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373110711
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 3.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,619,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"We made a bargain," Adam reminded her
Roz knew Adam had married her without loving her. He needed a poised and beautiful hostess -her need was even greater. A fire had killed her beloved grandfather and destroyed her home, leaving her alone and vulnerable.

As an adolescent she had woven fantasies about Adam Milroy, never expecting her dreams would come true, but she dared not let him know her feelings.

His first disastrous marriage had left him cynical about women, and the role she was expected to play did not include loving him.

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I could NOT get past the age difference and what it implied when she was 14. I didn't like the fact that Adam felt his 19 year old sister was too young to get married, however Roz was 19 when she married him. I understood the hang-up Roz had about Adam and how that came about and really all his actions supported that as well. But for some reason it still seemed a bit on the predator side and just a little yucky when you think about it more. It also didn't help that he was so quick to whisk her off to marry. He didn't even allow a proper wedding as though he was worried she would back out before he could finalize it all. That implied that he had feelings for her, which led me to believe that he started these feelings when she was 14 to his 30!! That bothered me a lot!!

SPOILERS:

apparently there is just something about Roz that attracts older men to her. Even her so called BF's father and that is why she would never make a good wife for the BF - because the future father-in-law is lusting after her!!
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