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Jilted

3.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  108 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Alexa's heartache was an age-old story

Alexa's best friend had married Mark, the man Alexa had loved. Suddenly all her dreams were shattered, and she no longer wanted to live,

But she was not allowed that refuge. Scott Kelsey, Mark's brother, would not have such scandal affect their family's proud reputation.

I'm taking you with me, he informed her, preparing to return to Sou
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Paperback, Harlequin Presents #614
Published July 1983 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 1983)
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seton
Aug 07, 2010 seton rated it really liked it
Alexa thought that she was gonna marry the man of her dreams. Except that she made the mistake of insisting on getting married in her hometown and introducing her fiancee to her BFF. Her fiancee falls instantly in love with BFF and dumps Alexa.

When the book begins, Alexa is attending the wedding of her ex & her BFF and trying to put on a brave face. I have no idea why the heroines in these romances always have to attend these weddings of people who BETRAY her and have to act all gracious as
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KatieV
I was digging through my old Harleys looking for Dark Illusion (still looking) and came upon this little gem.

This one was fun, even though I'd liked to have strangled the heroine at some points. I felt bad for her - I really did - but she was immature and wallowing in self-pity (and sometimes alcohol). She could also be a real self-absorbed and shallow brat. You'll either want to kill her, laugh at her, or both.

Still, her actions/reactions seemed genuine/believable (for a teen, which she wasn'
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LLCSpokane
Mar 07, 2012 LLCSpokane rated it really liked it
Alexa's fiance jilted her for her bff and she's totally devastated. She attends the wedding because otherwise the gossip will be unbearable, besides her bff's mother had written and specially asked her to attend because her bff feels so bad and guilty.
At the reception she meets her ex's brother Scott and he looks so much like Marc that she can almost pretend he is. She gets very drunk and ends up in bed with him and would have given her virginity to him if she hadn't called him by his brother's
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Nicole
Jun 19, 2013 Nicole rated it liked it
Normally I like Mrs. Wentworth's heroines but this one was a bit annoying. She visits the wedding of her ex-fiancée with her best friend, hooks up with his brother and tries to kill herself. The hero is rather mean, tells her she only tried to kill herself to spoil his brothers marriage and that he understands well why his brother has chosen her best friend instead of her as she's only a pretty face but otherwise annoying.

He marries her to keep her from attempting another suicide and takes her
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Kay
May 02, 2013 Kay rated it liked it
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3 Stars ~ Alexa is heartbroken when her fiance falls in love with her best friend and he wants to marry her instead. When Mark and Elaine want to marry in Alexa's hometown and they invite her to the wedding, she feels that in order to avoid everyone from feeling pity for her, she has to go. To bolster her courage she drinks quite heavily and attracts the attention of Mark's older brother, Scott. They've never met before so Scott doesn't realize she's the jilted ex. The resemblance between the br ...more
Jacqueline
Well that was certainly different. I didn't really like the heroine at all. She needed to put on her big girl panties and get over herself. And the hero needed to cut her loose and get a real woman. I never saw a single thing that would make him love her. She was a whinny brat most of the story. She does eventually get over his brother and fall for him. Their relationship in the second half of the book was well done. They spent time together and he was super to her and why wouldn't she fall in l ...more
Jen
Mar 24, 2010 Jen rated it really liked it
I feel guilty for finding this hot, even though the "hero" was quite simply a violent (oh wait, that means passionate, doesn't it?) eff-wit most of the time. OK, maybe ONE violent instance, but even though he felt guilty afterwards he still blamed her for making him react that way. ARGH! That aside, I liked the Brazilian locacle.
Miss
Aug 12, 2010 Miss rated it it was ok
I loved the author's other books but I didn't enjoy this one so much. The heroine was a bit (much) mentally unstable, childish, and spoiled.
Also, I know this is an old book, but in it the burning and exploitation of the Amazonian rain forests is considered quite a humanitarian and good thing. Now we know better!
Chantal
Wow what a great find. I really had no expectations about this one. The amazon discriptions were at time a little much but the story was great and totally different. She was the woman scorned and her "best" friend was a complete bitch. She was just blissfully happy to steel her fiancee. well we love each other and you should be happy for us cause we love each other! Are you for real? if she was a friend this would not have happened however I am happy she ended up with Scott cause he really loved ...more
Sheri
The heroine in this story makes a suicide attempt. I read it to see how that event was handled. In the '80s, I'd read other books by this author and enjoyed them.

Amazing to think this type of story was what we enjoyed in the '80s. We've come a long way. I'll say no more.
Pearl Eke
Feb 07, 2014 Pearl Eke rated it liked it
liked it even though the heroine needs to grow up!!
Ria
Dec 14, 2015 Ria rated it did not like it
i felt compelled to write a review simply because of the heroine. she's so childish. and shes very prone to wander when things gets too hot to handle.
Anvita
awsome..........simply awesome u will never find a better m&b
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