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Hunter Manning seeks revenge on Paul Rylan who destroyed his father several years ago. His revenge is in seducing Paul's son's Eric's wife hoping to destroy their marriage.

Stacy Rylan offers herself in an immediate marriage to stop the threat.
Paperback, Candlelight Ecstasy #26, 217 pages
Published September 1981 by Dell
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Maria
Dec 18, 2015 Maria rated it liked it
A little better than some of the others written at this time (1981) and in this genre, it still does not approach Ms. Krentz's later work, like Eye of the Beholder (1999), for example, which also has a "revenge" possibility theme but is handled in a much more mature way. Getting closer, however. My main problem with the book is the dialogue. Stacey's responses are generally made out of anger and I think they would have been better (and usually the same) if she had used a more reasonable approach ...more
Lisa
Jan 30, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it
This book wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, given its age and premise. Even though the hero is domineering and possessive to the point of ridiculousness, it's not as bad as some of this author's other works from this time period.

The premise of the book is that the hero, Hunter, is out to revenge himself upon the heroine's family for a decades-old business deal involving their fathers. Rather than get his revenge through shrewd business tactics or something along those lines, Hunter decides t
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Amanda
Feb 16, 2014 Amanda rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This book was published in 1981, which may have been why I found the story and the character behavior so horrible. Actually, I could have dealt with the plot, even though it was ridiculous. I've read books with ridiculous plots and liked them. But the characters...specifically the male lead...was awful. I'm not sure if he was supposed to be the 1981 version of Christian Grey or not, but he was overbearing and borderline abusive. I just can't buy a romance where the man tells the woman what she c ...more
Farah
Mar 01, 2014 Farah rated it really liked it
I never thought I'd ever EVER read a book with that kind of theme and like it but I actually did , It's one of those books that have a hero you love and hate at the same time ... it's an 80's book so I let some things slide .. because I understand things were a lot different back then when it came to relationships between men and women and since the book didn't take it too far I was able to enjoy it without being pissed.


Hunter had a very menacing personality bordering on really mean sometimes
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Saskia
Aug 20, 2013 Saskia rated it did not like it
I think this book should come with trigger word warnings or something. I guess I should have known what it would be like, seeing as it was published in the 80s... The main character is the most abusive a**hole ever. Be aware. This book triggered some horrible feelings in me.
Jessica
Jan 17, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: category-romance
This book is so weird. Wonderful and horrible and complete crazysauce at the same time. One of the few from this period that I'd be tempted to re-read.
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