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A Late Loving

2.76  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
She was his wife, not his mistress

Amber knew Alex would find her. You just didn't hide forever from one of the most powerful men in the world.

Nine years ago, as a naive young bride, Amber had fled from what she felt was an unbearable marriage. She'd always expected a reckoning for the public insult to a proud and formidable husband.

But nothing had prepared her for Alex's u
Published March 28th 1988 by Harlequin (first published October 9th 1987)
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
Oct 17, 2016 Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A revenge-humiliation story with the H in full vendetta mode, wanting/needing to teach his runaway wife that no one messes with a Greek husband. As he says, I could have strangled you for what you did a century ago and no body would have turned a hair. He traces her after 9 years across the globe in NZ where she is living with her hunky cattleman cousin (a H in a later book) and a son. He believes the boy to be the om’s and by gross double standards, indulges in some name calling.
He then blackma
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Alexis-Morgan Roark
OMGoodness! What a jerk!!!! The things he did and said...he called her a "whore" on more than one occasion, and HE IS THE ONE WHO CHEATED REPEATEDLY DURING THE MARRIAGE.

I am just so freaking angry after reading this book with its patheticly contrite, "I really loved you but wanted my dad's approval so I acted like him-a big old jerkwad!"

Fre06 Begum
Apr 20, 2014 Fre06 Begum rated it liked it
Really hated the guy but I strangely liked the story apart from when the female lead becomes all understanding and compassionate about the mistress at the end.....erm hello she tried to break up your marriage and was pregnant with your husbands child! Sorry but I don't think I could be so soft.
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Mar 01, 2012 Dinjolina rated it did not like it
Shelves: avoid
I can almost swoon from how much this hero was a jerk.
And when I say, jerk, I mean GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING JERK-AZOID! OMFG!!!!!!
Oh, how I wish this book was done better. It could have been amazing. It had such an interesting premise, but wasn’t delivered well. If there were at least a back story of the conflict from when they were first married, it would have made a huge difference in the quality of the story. We are given unrealistic stupidity instead. Here we have a man that cheated on his young wife and got another woman pregnant which provokes her to run away from him into hiding, and what is the back drop that the a ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Cc rated it did not like it
Dick + pushover = push dick over ( preferably with a concrete block attached to a chain around his neck in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, I'm not picky about the body of water, as long as it's deep. Gah!!! This really irritated the female in me, not the feminist, the basic FEMALE in me. That's a pretty bad irritation. Read at your peril.
Nov 26, 2015 Lovemesomelove rated it did not like it
If you want a book that makes you hate the H who has no redeeming qualities then this is your book.
May 22, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
A compelling read, but this hero was pretty bad. It's unusual for the hero to have engaged in unjustifiable cheating, but that's what this hero did. Which I guess excused the heroine's failure to tell him about his son for 9 years? Also, the heroine was a 17-year-old wife, which wasn't really adequately explained (their fathers wanted them to get married, but who marries off a seventeen-year-old in any modern time?).

Regardless, I still enjoyed this angsty read. The ending wasn't quite satisfacto
Oct 04, 2014 Lede rated it it was ok
I would of been more satisfied with this book if it was indeed a late loving but it was just Amber pining for over 10 years for a man who did not love or respect her, who cheated on her and got his mistress pregnant. Even in their years apart she does not sleep with anyone else, RD should of at least given her one steamy affair, to make up for his infidelities.

And he was still seeing the mistress after they reconnected!
Sep 09, 2013 Tia rated it really liked it
Holy shit! This novel has a lot more angst than I've ever seen. I was totally in lust with this novel. Yowzah!
Nov 29, 2014 Liyah rated it liked it
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2.5 stars. Quite a bit of drama, I was liking it but it was rushed at the end (probably to make page count). It would have been better if it was a little longer to build a more satisfying ending.
Sep 03, 2014 Adanna rated it did not like it
Omg I don't know where to begin with this book so i'll just get to the point...dumb weak ass heroine..completely sadistic hero. I wasn't having it.
I like my heroes brutal and very possessive and also the heroine was very independent and was very aware of the consequences. I only gave it 4 stars because i didnt feel the H had grovel too much.
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