From the back of the book:
Partners in passion...It started the moment Nick set eyes on Dr Frances Long. More than sexual-it was soul deep.
Her head full of her handsome stranger, Frankie arrived at the hospital to be introduced to the new doctor - her colleague's fiance. Nick Johnson! Frankie couldn't live with the guilt; neither could Nick. He had to convince Frankie that he had to end his engagement. Until he and Frankie were free to be togehter, no one could live happily ever after!
Oh where to begin?
Okay, so boy meets girl. Boy has sex with girl within an hour of their meeting. Girl finds out that boy is engaged and in fact the only reason boy has moved to area and started his new job, is due to his impending marriage.
I read this book thinking that there would be some twists and turns to make this situation not so reprehensible. But there weren't. Nick sleeps with Frankie while being in a fully committed relationship to his best friend's sister, i.e his fiance. They may not be in love, but they do love and care for each other. And yet, every time Nick is alone with Frankie they end up sleeping together. What irritated me was that even when Frankie finally decides enough is enough, Nick gets mad at her for wanting to call off their affair.
What really annoyed the heck out of me is that at every waking turn, Frankie is commenting on what an honorable and moral person Nick is.
Okay, so those were my major issues with this plot. I don't care how nice you want to make this guy seem, he has a skewed ethical compass when he's screwing someone else other than the person he's making wedding preparations with. (Did I mention Frankie's daughters were asked to be in the wedding party? wth?)
My other major issues were with the writing itself. The h kept talking to herself throughout the entire book. I don't mean a little mumbling here and there, or that we hear her thoughts. Oh no. Long paragraphs of her just rambling on just talking to herself. Even things that would be embarassing if someone were to overhear. It may seem trivial, but when you read her just going on and on and on, I kept thinking, 'where's a straightjacket and a padded room when you need one?'
The H was weak-willed and well, just weak overall. And as previously mentioned, quite immoral. The h was annoying and also weak. They both lacked any kind of moral fiber.
All in all, please waste neither the time nor the money to buy or read this book.
A swing and a very big miss.