Guy Blackwater has never forgotten his first wife, even though the marriage was annulled very quickly. His second wife, now deceased, gave him one child, Alison—who causes him endless problems by imagining herself in love with a different man each week.
When his daughter encourages a man to “rescue” her from imagined persecution, the plot goes awry and Guy finds himself face-to-face with his beloved first wife. Much has happened over the intervening years, in both their lives, but perhaps no hurdles are too much to overcome when love is in the offing.
Review: At first I didn’t much care for Alison, but as the story progressed I started to really admire her cunning manipulation. Guy was a likable character as well, and there were times I wondered why he DIDN’T beat his daughter as she was such a spoiled brat.
I will say that this novella is pretty predictable. You can pretty much figure out what’s going to happen before it happens, such as when Diana shows up, but don’t let that deter you – it’s a very enjoyable read! I bet this would have made an even more enjoyable full-length novel or part of a series. I would have loved to see what happens to Alison and the other girls.
This would be a great read while you’re in the tub or if you have an hour or two with no kids or husband around and want some light-hearted reading.