- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: MacFadden Books; 1st Printing edition (1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897721950
- ISBN-13: 978-0897721950
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,077,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sweet Enemy (MacFadden Romance #179) Paperback – 1979
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I worked for over 16 years as a newspaper reporter on both weekly and daily papers. In between reporting jobs, I had a son, Blayne, my greatest creative achievement. I love iguanas and most other animals, and am the biggest geek on earth. If it's electronic, and non-lethal, I probably have one. I was always the kid who was out of step with the rest of the world, and I still am. My father was a college professor, so my sister and I grew up not quite understanding what prejudice was.
I traveled a lot when I was more mobile than I am now, and I never met a person I didn't like. Writing books is more than a job to me, it's my life, next to being a wife, mother and grandmother. I am a person of faith, but I respect all religions and all cultures.
I write romantic suspense for HQN books, mass market and series contemporary romance for Harlequin, and science fiction novels for Luna Books. In my spare time, I sleep. :)
Top Customer Reviews
It starts out the same as most other books. A young woman who falls in love with a man whos about 10-12 years older than she is. They fight, love each other, make up, etc. So basically, thats what this story is about. A girl (Maggie) whos in love with a man (Clint) and spends a couple of weeks in his home being his "secretary". He breaks her heart at any chance he gets and she keeps forgiving him.
Maggie is such a coward. Clint treats her like absolute dirt and yet she still accepts him back. Her so called "weakening knees" everytime he touches her is pathetic. She has absolutely no pride and self-containment. Shes a very weak character.
Clint is just plain obnoxious. He thinks as himself as Mr. Divine and treats Maggie like shes nothing. He plays with her emotions in a very bad way.
The ending is one of the worst as well. It is horribly abrupt and with no good resolution. In 2 pages they manage to make up and be happy.
Overall, if youre a Diana Palmer fan, you might enjoy the first third of the book, but after that, the characters start to get annoying. Not really recommended, its a dissapointment.
No sex scene? Big deal. If that's all you wanted then you probably should be reading erotica instead. And the definition of ROMANCE NOVELS varies person to person. You don't normally choose who you love and sometimes the person you fall in love with is a jerk. So naturally some women would decide that they are going to be the one to change him. That he is going to eventually fall for her and everything will be okay. That is what happens in this novel. Its a good book and definitely worth having if your a Diana Palmer collector.
For one, why did the heroine keep referring to the hero as a "doddering old fool?" And, why did the author keep referencing the greying hair at his temples, when if you did the math in the beginning of the story, you realize that the heroine is 20 and the hero is 31...yeah, he's ready for an AARP membership alright. Ugh!
The biggest thing that bothered me about this novel was the terrible things that the hero said and did to this woman. I'm generally a fan of a tough guy that when you peel him back, you find a sweetheard under all those tough layers. But this guy was HORRIBLE to the heroine in the book all the way to the end...even after she was critically injured he hadn't learned his lesson. Why would a woman want to be with someone like this? You realize in reading the last pages that she probably meant to play up the "enemies" portion in the title...but the execution didn't work for me.
She did better with this idea in "Weddings in White." That couple does get into a fight and end up separating but when that heroine was injured, the hero learned his lesson when he faced the possibility of losing her.
I had thought the better books by Ms. Palmer were constrained to her earlier offerings so when I read this book was written in the late 70s I had high hopes. They were soon dashed after reading this book. (Masochistically, I read another of her titles right after this one called, "The Best is Yet to Come" and it thankfully was really cute. I think this is why I can't totally write her off. She really is hit and miss.)
But this one is another stinker from Ms. Palmer. :o(
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy all of Diana palmer books. I have a large collection. I am very happy To add this one to to my shelfPublished 11 days ago by kim
Another wonderful story by Diana Palmer they may seem repetitious but the characters are a little different who cares the books are done tastefully I love all of her booksPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love Diana Palmer books! This book made me laugh, and almost cry from the broken heart the main character had felt. The way Diana writes each story is amazing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer