Brooklyn Myers escaped a terrible childhood by eloping at the age of 17. When her new husband finds out she's pregnant, though, he leaves without a backward glance. Fast forward 11 years and Brooklyn gets a letter in the mail from her husband's attorney. It turns out the deadbeat husband died of a heart condition and left his house back home to her.
I've read Robin Lee Hatcher before and never been terribly impressed. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that I feel the same way about this book. I read it all in one day, so it obviously wasn't awful. But it suffered from the dreaded "Singular Plot Syndrome" - the singular plot being Will they fall in love? Of course we know they will, so it's just a matter of finding out how. There was very little conflict throughout the story, the characters were a little too perfect, and the drama a little too boring. I also take serious issue with the fact that the husband's heart condition was never addressed. If I found out that my 32 year old ex-husband died of a strange heart condition, the first thing I'd do is have our child tested to make sure she doesn't have it too!
3 stars for being an entertaining, sweet read.
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