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Test of Time

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  488 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A New York Times Bestselling Author! They were perfectly matched - and co mpletely at odds! Garrett Coltrane and Katy Randall had a lot in common. They liked and respected each other, and they'd be great together in business . . . and in bed. Then, just after the ceremony, Katy discovered that love was the only thing Garrett didn't want.
Paperback, Harlequin Temptation #177, 220 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Harlequin Books (first published 1987)
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3-1/2 stars I liked this story of a honeymoon. They both started out with unreal but opposite expectations and learned to live with each other. The horse stuff was okay. We made it almost all the way through the book before there was a silly horse mistake that would have taken the author less than a minute's research with a dictionary to avoid. Oh well. I liked how the heroine grew to understand her husband and how she learned to respond to and accept how he really was instead of how she wanted ...more
Star Rating: ★☆☆☆

Well, this is one book that did not stand the Test of Time. I usually enjoy alpha heroes and sometimes like alphahole heroes. But this one, oooh boy! Talk about constantly condescending, infantilizing. Seriously, even at the end, he was still all "treat her like a horse; she just needs to be reasonable again; I know what's best for her". Forget that!
Apr 20, 2011 Christine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, romance
Normally, I would give a book that I stopped reading after chapter 4 a one-star review, but I didn't feel comfortable doing that because I'm not sure I should have picked this one up in the first place, despite it being by one of my favorite authors. This may have been the earliest book of hers I've ever read (or tried to read), and several times I found myself flipping to the cover to make sure I was right about the identity of the author.

The reason I put it down:

Chapter 1 -- painful info dump
Feb 29, 2012 Fedora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Diana Hockley
First published in 1988, this novel is definitely better than many of those which were on the market around the same time. The premise that a young woman can go into marriage without discussing anything of an intimate nature with her future husband, is perhaps a step up from the "teen child minders falling in crush with dark, silent mogul" prevalent until the early 1980s.

I found the characters to be a little stereotyped and felt the reasons behind the mysterious "happenings" (horse being let out
Diane ~Firefly~
Not one of my favorite by JAK, but still a good read. Katy marries Garrett for love but on her wedding night realizes he doesn't believe in love (I know, huge surprise in a JAK book). She wants to get a divorce right away but he talks her into giving it 3 months for her expertise on horse breeding for his consulting business. There's the mandatory element of danger and them adjusting to each other.
Aug 31, 2015 Amelia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not that great, a little sexist and I am really not a fan of Garrett. Frankly he seems like a dick and she seems to just roll over with every situation because she "loves him". He hasn't even been really traumatised to explain his douchness, he got burned once by love and not that badly and that's the only explanation. Normally I love JAK but I think her earlier stuff has definite sexism which annoys me and I can't enjoy the story
A reasonably good afternoon read with a light mystery and good characters and dialogue, except for the old stand-by "You just don't understand", which I've always felt is a waste of time to write and read. The book has horses though, always a plus.
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