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This Heart of Mine Mass Market Paperback – February 5, 2002
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Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips makes her hardcover debut with this wonderful contemporary tale that features two familiar faces from prior novels as the hero and heroine. The characters are complicated, with difficult pasts that have shaped the adults they now are, and Phillips uses a deft touch in sketching their personal growth as they're tested with tragedy and bound together with love and a healthy dose of humor. As always, Phillips brings her delightful wit and a warm family setting to this novel that is sure to captivate readers. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In the beginning, I really liked Molly. She's troubled, but she's quirky and seems to be a good person. I even felt a little bad for her that she was so in love with Kevin and he didn't even know her name. Then, it all goes south when she rapes Kevin. Seriously - rapes him in his sleep. Afterwards, faced with his completely justifiable fury, she makes some pathetic, sorry excuses, tries to blame the rape on KEVIN, and spews some throw-away apologies. And that's it. The issue is never dealt with or resolved in a satisfactory way, if it even could be. Further, though I thought that was screwed up, I still had hope because SEP's heroines sometimes do screwed up stuff and then go on to grow. Molly does not.
After this totally unforgivable event, and completely ridiculous apology attempt, Molly finds out the rape has lead to a pregnancy, which she LIES about to the hero. She further lies to him, on multiple occasions, about her motivations the night of the rape (which basically amount to her being a psycho and also unable to control herself.) Finally, she uses her family's influences to get the hero to MARRY her. After she has raped him, and lied to him. And I am supposed to believe that, after all of this, the hero come to LOVE Molly? No.Read more ›
Molly is the step-sister of Phoebe from It Had to Be You. Not blessed with her sister’s looks, she is that average-looking and brainy-but-scattered woman so popular in romance. She writes children’s stories about a bunny named Daphne and the reader is treated to snippets as a chapter framing device.
Every once in a while, Molly has an “incident”. First, she does something bizarre to her hair and then she acts out in an extraordinary fashion. When This Heart of Mine opens, she has just lopped off most of her locks and dyed the remainder bright red, so her family knows an escapade is imminent. She has a crush on the Chicago Stars quarterback, Kevin, who has just gotten into trouble for participating in extreme sports off the field and, unbeknownst to Molly, been sent to her sister’s lake house to meditate of his sins. Molly has decided she needs to get away and she ends up in the same place. I’d say hijinks ensue, but what follows is a felony.
One evening, after her new platonic friend has gone to sleep, Molly finds herself wandering into his private bathroom and then his bedroom. She climbs into bed with him, stimulates him, and when Kevin awakes from what he thought was a dream, he finds himself having sex with Molly. He is not happy. He asks what she would have called it had he done the same to her. The answer, of course, is rape. He’s right. That’s rape. The heroine is a rapist. Was I supposed to like this woman? Why? Because she gave her fortune to charity? Because she lives in her sister’s shadow? Because she "just couldn’t control herself"? Isn't that what male rapists like to say to excuse their behavior? This is an outrageously insensitive and offensive storyline.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this would be just another 'football player meets girl' book. The setting fit. Then after a couple chapters, the story's location changes, and, I became consciously... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The characters and dialogue are well written, laughs, heat, and sweet moments are there to be enjoyed. The h is quirky but lovable and the H is tough and sexy yet sweet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful sweet love story. Great addition of childrens book charachters.( I cannot spell well).Published 2 months ago by Talochka
First let me say I liked the overall book. I would not have had a rape it it. It could have been sex but lighthearted I have a crush on you sex. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brenda
A very smooth and intriguing read! The characters are well developed friends of the reader by story's end and you wonder theirfuture? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Megan DuPont
This was a good book to read once. I enjoyed the series though "Match Me If You Can" was the only outstanding one.Published 5 months ago by SharonC