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Gentle Persuasion

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
She was the prisoner of a gruesome memory

Lorna's heartbreaking childhood had taught her two things.

One was that to make it in this world, she must rely on nobody but herself. And she'd done an admirable job, running a successful ladies' wear shop.

The other was that she had no time for men. Her mother's procession of unpleasant, disgusting "boyfriends" had convinced her she
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Paperback, Harlequin Presents #690, 188 pages
Published May 1984 by Harlequin Books (first published 1982)
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LLCSpokane
Aug 04, 2011 LLCSpokane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to LLCSpokane by: Willaful
This was probably more of a 4.5 star for me. I really enjoyed this book. The h is a 25 year old single female who is perceived as a manhater. She is convinced tthat she doesn't want or need men in her life, she doesn't think she hates men, just doesn't need one. In fact she is afraid of men and relationships based on her childhood and on a violent sexual assault when she was 13. She has dealt with her childhood deprivations by building a successful business (exclusive dress shop) and has pretty ...more
Jacqueline
Enjoyed this story of a woman who finally comes out of her shell after years of dealing with the aftermath of a near rape as a young teenager. She meets a man who falls in love with her and will just not give up on them being together. This book took place over several months so the story of her coming to love him and trust him was believable. In this one the hero was steadfast throughout and the heroine was the one who had problems and misgivings and who nearly broke them up. As an aside, the h ...more
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