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Not Once But Twice (Harlequin Romance, #2440)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  10 reviews
It was more than a family matter...
Dr. Duert ter Brandt disapproved of Christina's relationship with his brother Adam, and he made sure they both knew it.

True, he didn't stop Chrissy from coming to Holland to work near Adam. Still, he made it clear that her infatuation was not in the best interest of his hospital.

But maybe he had other--hidden--reasons for hoping that Chri
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by Pocket Books (first published September 11th 1998)
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4.5 stars. Such a sweet story. I liked that in this one it was obvious that the hero loved the heroine almost the entire time. Not a very titillating romance because of the age, but a nice, comforting, warm story. There's something so reassuring about a calm, in-control, father-figure type hero in an old-fashioned story like this one, even if he's not someone you'd ever want in real life.
Pamela Shropshire
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This is one of the keystones of the Neels canon. She loved these characters and could not let go of them. Chrissy and Duert show up in several books as crossover characters, much more often than any other couple she writes about.
Be that as it may--on the surface of it, this is one of her "infatuated with the wrong person" storylines. In this case, Christina Forbes is infatuated with Adam ter Brandt, the younger brother of Duert. Duert falls for Christina immediately he meets her, but is equally
Tonya Warner
Christina Forbes finds herself attracted to the attention she receives from her brother's friend, Adam ter Brandt. Going to Holland to work for Adam's disapproving brother, Christina finds that there is more t0 Dr. Duert ter Brandt than she expected. Adam might be a bit of light fun, but Duert is big, strong, and steady. He might not always approve of her, but he leaves her with a much deeper feeling than Adam did.

I really enjoy the stories by Betty Neels. They often have a basic standard formul
Helen Manning
Wonderful story. Shy, quiet heroine;Christina, meets Adam, a young Dutch Doctor at her physician brother's consulting rooms. Because it amuses him he finagles a job for Christina in Holland where his older brother Duert is Medical Director. Starry eyed Christina overlooks Adam's cruel comments and evasiveness because in her naïveté she thinks they are falling in love with each other. At the periphery of this fantasy is solid, undemanding Duert who slowly begins to filter through Christina's hazy ...more
3.5 stars. Christina loves Adam, but he's a cad. She takes too long to realize this, and to realize she's really in love with Adam's brother, Duert ter Brandt. He's an über-wealthy Baron with a lineage to match, and she's a nobody — plain to boot — so who can blame her for looking elsewhere?

However, Duert knew all along that this little nobody was somebody very special.

Really a nice scene at the end, walking together on the icy cold beach.

Duert and Christina show up (with their children) in a
Mirella Grace
Love this novel. Amazing what love can do to someone! Well, at least it did matter on this book.

Christina thought she was falling in love with Adam ter Brandt. She even accepted a nurse job at a hospital in Den Haag, so she could be with Adam even more. What she did not realize at the first time was that Adam did not intend to have a serious relationship with her.

The director of that hospital was Duert ter Brandt, Adam's elder brother. Duert has fallen in love with Christina the first time he s
I can never fully enjoy a romance in which either of the main characters is really made a fool of, and a good part of this book has to do with a shallow and self-absorbed young man (the hero's brother) making the heroine fall in love with him and move to his home country, just in time to be the most pitiful nurse in the hospital. If that had been more in the background, and the hero had stepped up to the plate sooner, I think this would have been more of a 3.5-4-star read for me.
Hannah Victoria Katherine
Typical Neels. Very sweet and chaste. Though sometimes I find the heriones too wishywashy.
Amy Teske
First book I ever read of hers. I was 7th grade.
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Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service. She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years, which stood her in good stead for the tribulations to come with the Second World War. She was sent away to boarding school, and then went on to train as a nurse, gaining her SRN and SCM, that is, State Registered Nurse and State Cert ...more
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