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Living in older sister Camille's shadow her entire life has taken it's toll on Paige Donahue. We can easily empathize with her upon finding out that her mother clearly favored her sister growing up, and still makes Paige feel unworthy and second class. Fed up and ready to take what she believes should be hers, Paige concocts a master plan of deceit, manipulation, and heartbreak, which then makes it difficult for readers to feel sorry for her. She can't stand the sight of her darling sister, but puts up the most convincing act as she plans to steal her sister's car, home, and husband, Pierce. Paige is sickly obsessed with anything Pierce, and will stop at nothing to be his next wife. Her game plan seems to be running smoothly, and exactly according to plan in the beginning, but not for long. As the tale unfolds, secondary characters appear seamlessly to claim the spotlight, and the drama becomes jaw dropping and unpredictable.
I like the overall plot, but this read did not contain the intriguing story lines we are used to from this author. The product description of this novel is extremely straight forward, and precisely sums up exactly what happens between the pages. Nothing more, nothing less. Although surely entertaining, I found this short read to be either too simple or over done in every category. The twists make the novel, but the drama is heightened above that of a dramatic film, and the fairy tale ending comes off as abrupt and left me feeling cheated.
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Initial post: Sep 8, 2011 11:05:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2011 11:06:26 AM PDT
V. Mclean says:
I totally agree with your assessment. Kimberly's story lines are usually way more intriguing than this one. I also felt cheated in the end after I stayed up past my bedtime reading. Hoepfully the next book will be better.....if there is a sequel to this one (I can't imagine it would be), I will not read. Sorry Kimberly, but this one disappointed me.
Posted on Sep 17, 2011 9:09:05 PM PDT
Sarah B. Davenport says:
kimberly,i am looking forward to a sequence to love, honor, and betryal.
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