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Mismatch Mass Market Paperback – June 24, 2008
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Everything We Keep: A Novel
On the day of her wedding, she buried her fiancé—and unearthed shocking secrets. Learn More
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Mismatch's publication date is 2008. After I received it and read the first few pages, I could immediately tell that this was definitely not something that I would normally read. I checked the inside cover and knew why. The Copyright date for the book is 1989. The Copyright date for the "Cover image" is 2008. Old book, new cover.
The age of the book alone would not have caused me to give it the 1 Star rating. Lots of terrific reads are older than that. And, the basic premise was okay, if unoriginal -- two incompatible people are thrown together and despite their difference, are irresistably drawn to each other. The core problem for me was that there was not much else to the book. The plot was almost non-existent, the character development was shallow (and it is a stretch to even reference characterization at all with respect to this book), and the writing was completely uninspired. Other than the mundane descriptions of mutual lust, the most exciting thing that happens here is a sheep chewing up the pages of a report that then has to be re-copied and sent again.
Spoiler Alert - Just joking. There can't be a spoiler. From the minute the two characters meet on Page 7 and the silly descriptions of their desire begin on Page 11, you already know what the outcome will be. And the journey getting there could not duller.
Socialite Bronwynn Prescott Pierson left her philandering husband-to-be (Ross Hilliard) at the alter after discovering his betrayal (with a cousin no less). Escaping to the country, to heal and lick her wounds (well, that isn't really accurate, she does realize that she shouldn't have agreed to marry Ross), she has decided to swear off men and return her family home (Foxfire) to its former glory. Prepared to throw herself into her renovations, she definitely didn't see Congressman Wade Grayson coming.
Wade, on the other hand, has been warned about his health. He has strict orders from his doctor to get lots rest, eat well and reduce his cigarette intake, in order to heal his growing ulcer. With this in mind, he heads to the country for some peace and quiet, and all he needs is his loving Labrador/companion "Tucker". He definitely isn't prepared to encounter the whirlwind known as Bronwynn Pierson. His very first image of her is in a wedding dress destroying Ross' luggage. They couldn't be more different. But opposites attract. She is a free spirit, with bi-colored eyes and red hair. Wade is a staunch politician who initially wanted to purchase her home and turn it into a ski lodge. He is totally shocked at his attraction to her but is determined not to let their differences keep them apart. He wants her to be a part of his life but wonders how will their two worlds come together.
To me, while the story is predictable, corny and a little dated, it was cute and sweet, and I enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this story to those who enjoy light romances. It would make a wonderful beach read. I give it 3.5 to 4 stars.
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Good read...at times, I didn't want to put it down. Good book!Published 5 months ago by Robin S Pritz
I like the authors mystery's better. This was a little shallow but it was a cute story and a happy ending.
It was fun to read and different then her other books.