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Come Lie With Me
Linda Howard
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Come Lie With Me

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  1,913 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Blake Remington lives life to the fullest. So when a terrible accident robs him of his ability to walk, it also takes away all of his desire to live. Dione Kelly, a physical therapist, takes on his case and begins to heal this broken man and help him realize there is so much more to gain from living. While forcing Blake to face his inner demons, Dione begins to face her ow ...more
Published September 1st 1993 by Silhouette Books (first published 1984)
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Jemma Gutierrez
"Think of it as therapy," he encouraged. "A sort of repayment for your own therapeutic knowledge. You gave me a reason to live, and I'll show you how to live."

This is my 2nd Linda Howard book this day! YUP! Two books in a day and i am NOT disappointed! Linda Howard creates a plot that are straight from every woman's romantic fantasy.

You want to spend a romantic weekend alone? By all means, grab her books and enjoy yourself! Her plots are always interesting, her writing fetching, her heroines
Good, good, good book! This is the kind of book that makes me want to find a wounded man and make him whole. Ok, I REALLY didn't just type that did I? LOL Anyhow, this is a great read. Meet two people with emotional scars (not to mention a few physical ones, too) that heal each other and fall in love. A similar read is Adam's Fall by Sandra Brown (which I read years ago).
Bad, just really bad. I love Linda Howard, but this book is just plain bad. Dione is a private duty physical therapist who has taken on the case of Blake, a sports enthusiast, test pilot, engineer, who has suffered a devastating accident and can't walk. The doctors have repaired him, but he refuses to rehabilitate or cooperate. Dione brings him back to life and falls in love with him. The last 10% of the book was pretty good.
I was disappointed with this Linda Howard book. I've enjoyed most of her books so far but this one was so tepid, so bland, so average. I disliked Blake's use of the word 'Lady' when addressing Dione. It was OK before he got to know Dione, but when they've established a relationship, using the impersonal 'lady' when addressing her, was annoying.
Alexis-Morgan Roark
I can sum this book up in one line: "An engagement heart." OMG It was funny, sexy, and heartbreakingly tender. Ok. It was a tad cliche at times, but, hey, if I want to read something deep, I wouldn't be reading books like these. I want sexy fun without having too use too many brain cells to get through intricate plots and stuff.
Don't know if I just wasn't in the mood to read this or what but I struggled getting through. I wasn't in love with any of the characters. It had a bit of the love-hate thing going. But I could understand where Blake was coming from. I can't imagine how I'd feel in his situation. I'm sure I wouldn't be Sally Sunshine that is for sure.
2.5 stars Dione really bothered me. Her behavior was kinda ridiculous. I was enjoying the book quite a bit until about half way through when she decided to seduce her patient. Also, I absolutely hate it when a woman tells a man that he can't possibly love her. It is rude, unfair, and I've never read a story where it was actually true. The guy has never said "You're so right, thank you for saving me from wasting my life by your side!"

So yeah, about halfway through I started to hate Dione. Would
While this book started off really good and promising, surprisingly once the love story of this book began it all went downhill. Dione is a physical therapist who works very closely with one client at a time; living in their homes and putting their life on a strict routine while helping them learn to walk again. Her most recent case is Blake, a young and vibrant man who always lived life to the fullest and got injured while mountain climbing. He has been wheelchair bound for 2 years and is quick ...more
Kathryn Reeder
I really love Linda Howard's books. She is a great author. This book is a romance about a physical therapist who help her patient walk again. I think it's an entertaining book and I like it.
Well, I rounded this one up to 3 from 2.5 stars.
Compared to other early Linda Howard books this comes across as a bit tepid. Sure, sometimes the man are borderline abusive in her other works, but you can certainly see the sparks fly - this one just sort of sizzles then damp squibs it. It'a a book about a therapist and like therapy this book is slow going. I think I might be over my Linda Howard retrospective now....well, maybe just my teenaged favourite, Shades Of Twilight for old times sake.
Amanda Grooms
One of my favorite re-reads.... I love this story of rehabilitation and a couple growing toward a true love. Great story!
Verrrry 80s.
Jane Stewart
3 stars. I liked it. It was enjoyable. Therapist helps an injured man build muscles and walk again.

Dione was raped at 18 and fears intimacy and love. She hasn’t been with a man since (12 years). She works as a physical therapist with one patient at a time, living with them for months, helping them build and regain the use of their bodies. Blake was a successful engineer who was injured in a mountain climbing accident. He has been in a wheelchair for two years. He has no will to live
Ednalith Joves
Me encantó. Es increíble lo mucho que una persona de apariencia fuerte puede ocultar y lo fácil que una persona o mejor dicho lo facíl que es para la persona indicada derrumbar todas esas barreras. Me fascinaron Dione y Blake. La historia es muy interesante, la confianza y fuerza de ella al hacer su trabajo pero sus inseguridades en lo personal, lo triste de su vida, la determinación de él para volver a caminar y atraerla a su lado. Primer libro de Linda Howard que agrego a mi colección y no est ...more
At first i have these feeling that i've read it before and it turn out the story is somehow similar to Adam Falls by Sandra Brown and Blind Promises by Diana Palmer. it's about a therapist that had to handle a difficult patient, there's a difference of course in the story about the therapist's past
It's very hard to go wrong with classic Linda Howard.
While published in the 1980's, her stories have withstood the test of time.

Her characters are always likeable and I have yet to come across a book I didn't enjoy.

'Now You See Her' has got to be one of my all time favourites.
Tania Martins
Giro dentro do estilo da autora, gostei do romance mas a protagonista apesar do passado difícil foi um bocado parvinha mais para o final, Blake foi mais insistente e consistente como protagonista e apaixonado apesar da dificuldade do acidente que o atirou para uma cadeira de rodas!
The story was good but it sounded rushed.. Also The issue between them was never resolved and Black's distance from her was never explained or rectified. And he never realized he was at fault at all. It felt like half of the story is missing.
Adriana Fogaça
Desperte Comigo.
Linda Howard.
H.R. Romance 67.

A Linda Howard nunca me decepcionou, os textos dela são sempre elaborados e coerentes, não há do que reclamar. É uma garantia de uma ótima leitura e entretenimento.

Amei cada linha de Desperte Comigo, emocionante, revelador e principalmente romântico. Mocinho perdido em resentimentos e dor, não quer fazer fisioterapia para voltar a andar. Mocinha linda, sensual e fisioterapeuta. Perdida em falsas ideias e traumas do passado.

A irmã e o cunhado jun
Judy Goodnight
Obviously an early book in the author's body of work.

I liked the early part of the book where the heroine, a private physical therapist, takes the case and comes to get the hero out of his depressive funk & works to get him up and walking again. And I liked the happy ending.

What I didn't like - the over-the-top abusive background for the heroine. Her mother never loved her, abandoned her as a child, never adopted, never fostered, AND she gets married at 18 to a man who rapes & abuses her
I was pleasantly surprised with this book it is very real and it's a sweet love story I feel like I will be reading this again soon!
Paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident two years ago, Blake Remington has lost his will to live. Physical therapist Dione Kelly has looked at his case and believes she can make him walk again. But in helping Blake regain his ability to walk, Dione faces her own vulnerabilities and starts to heal herself.

I really enjoyed the first 200 pages of this book. But then the heroine decided that the hero didn't know his own mind. She thought he was just infatuated with her and would quickly lose inter
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"Me diste una razón para vivir, yo te enseñaré a vivir "

Me gustó y no me gustó.
Me gustó la primero mitad del libro, luego se tornó meh
It started out kinda weak for a LH book. I have a 3 chapter rule to chuck if not good & this one came super close to getting chucked.....then each chapter beyond got better & better until this ended up being one of my personal all time best romance reads ever! It is sensitive, believable & has some HOT scenes I would never have seen coming (yet realistic). Loved the book.......Be forewarned the start of it is rough however; but I would read again.
Just reread this and added it to my Never-again shelf. This "professional" therapist decides to seduce her patient (for his own good) even though she can't bear to be touched. Not enough gag sounds to type.

I really like most of Linda Howards books but I can tell this one was written early in her career as well as 30 years ago in the romance novel lifetime.
Nora Leduc
I enjoy Linda Howard but would have enjoyed this more if it hadn't been labeled as a romantic suspense.
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance
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