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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The prodigal lover...

Lydie had grown up too close to Marius Benedict to remain immune to her stepcousin's fatal charm. But Marius had merely seduced and abandoned her, leaving town under a cloud of scandal. Five long years and, no doubt, a dozen meaningless affairs later, Marius had walked back into her life, looking for all the world as if he owned it! The trouble was, he

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ebook, Harlequin Presents #1901, Forbidden! #7, 192 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Presents Treasury (first published January 1st 1996)
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Cecilia
Some decent angst here, but the real reason for the hero's departure is disturbing in light of the father-figure's enthusiasm for the protagonist couple getting together in the present. (view spoiler) I d ...more
RLA
The heroine Lydie is stunned when the hero Marius turns up after five years away, she had given up hope of ever seeing him again after he had left in the wake of scandal, breaking Lydie's heart in the process. She knows that Marius is back to claim his rightful place as his uncle's (Lydie's stepfather) heir, and she tries to avoid him. But Marius doesn't give her the chance and she realises that he has also come back to get revenge on her - for something she didn't do. Lydie is devastated when s ...more
RomReader
Art-gallery owner is astounded to have her stepfather's nephew, who she had an affair with before he was exiled by stepfather 5 years ago, welcomed back to their home & her stepdad's company. Hero is set on making heroine and her mom & brother pay him back for being exiled. Heroine tries to resist him due to his supposed infidelity but she realizes that she's been waiting for him to come back to her all this time.

This book would've been an ok read if heroine wasn't such a doormat. Heroi
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Asma Mighri
It was just plain stupid and a complete waste of my time, I actually found it burried in my library and decided to give it a try... I should not have done that.... The heroine, Lydie, was so weak and without character I felt like gagging, she believed Maruis cheated on her and just stopped talking about him when her mother asked her to after he got some girl pregnant, then when he came back and after so long I almost dropped the book he confronted her about her role in deceiving him, see Maruis ...more
Roub
light n entertaining. i used 2 like sara craven's books more but i've read so much of her work dat it's become cliched. neway come back 2 marius n lydie. they were separated due 2 lydie's evil mother. debra did not even do it 4lydie's own good. she did it bcoz she wanted jon (her son) 2 inherit the benedict's wealth! n abt jon, how disgusting !! i hope nell finds another man n does not end up wid him. he actually impregnated a young girl n left her high n dry, did not bother 2 look back on her. ...more
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Anne Bushell was born on October 1938 in South Devon, England, just before World War II and grew up in a house crammed with books. She was always a voracious reader, some of her all-time favorites books are: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell and "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehous ...more
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