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Secrets of the Heart by Mary Balogh
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Feb 07, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: mary-balogh
Read in February, 2010

As a rule, I love Mary Balogh's books. This one, however, was hard to read and hard to finish for 2 reasons: the heroine is just too stupid to believe in (the hero is not much better) and the villain is just too convincing. In fact, the villain of this story is such an amazingly convincing depiction of a psychopath that he leaps off the page and turns what is supposed to be a romance into a horror story. Not exactly what I was looking for when I started the book ...
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message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol Storm Great review Ilze! I would have given the book more stars but I definitely got the same uncomfortable feeling.

message 2: by Ilze (new) - rated it 1 star

Ilze Thanks, Lily!

tacitus I agree with much of what you said. The heroine really made me angry at times. Her self-righteous speech directed at the hero fell flat b/c she had never done anything similar to the person who deserved it; the villain. She accused the hero of treating her like a whore when she went out of her way to make him think she was one!

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