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Lovers Not Friends

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  143 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
"You're mine, Amy, you'll always be mine!"
For Amy, marriage to Blade Forbes had been a dream come true. And then one day her world collapsed around her when she discovered a secret that was about to destroy everything. She loved Blade and he loved her— but she had to get away, had to leave him to protect him from the knowledge that would drag him with her into a living hel
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 9th 1994 by Mills And Boon (first published 1994)
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Unless I blinked & missed it, wot's the name of the matrimony-killing disease ? The ending kinda sucked the juices outta the story cuz it was such a cop out, but it's HP, after all. The heroine didn't consult numerous specialists or her hubby & just accepted her evil sista's word that she'd expire slowly & painfully. The same venomous viper who didn't wanna have anyfink to do w/ heroine. Hard to believe heroine could be that gullible to accept her death sentence so meekly. So the her ...more
Loved the hero! He is worth recommending this book. He was cruel at the beginning but with good reason. On the other hand the heroine, Amy, is TSTL. She is one of those heroines that act before they think, self-sacrificing and self-pitying. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
Amy and Blade marry and are living the dream of happily ever after, when her sister brutally tells her that she will succumb to a horrible disease (hereditary) that will leave her twisted and paralyzed in a wheelchair gasping for her last breath. Heroine flees the marriage not wanting to put the hero through the torture of this terrible disease. The story is about the hero refusing to accept that what they had was worth tossing aside and hunts down our heroine.

This is an incredibly intense read
This was an intense emotional second chance story,it kept me glued from pg 1 till last,was not able to get put down i had to know what happens next.Blade was determined to find out what happened why did his wife Amy leave all of a sudden,he did not believe the craps of the reasons Amy was giving him,he kept on trying.Although it took almost all the book for the truth to come out, when he found out why she left him, Blade confronted her on not trusting him and the love he had for her

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TSTL heroine, paired with a hero without a shred of humanity who claims to love each other! What not to love!
Thanks but no thanks, these two won't know love if it smacks them straight on the face. I love myself far too much to torture myself with this book!
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
Heroine was so stupid for leaving her husband. Her reasons were totally ridiculous!
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Amy and Blade are a happily newly wedded couple. Upon a visit to her evil sister, Amy comes to the shocking piece of news that her elder sister is crippled by a "mysterious" hereditary disease that effects only the female line (of course it does!). So, without any warning she leaves her loving husband leaving behind no more than a pathetic note. Blade, unable to accept her departure searches for her until he finds her. Then, he starts following her around asking for answers while believing the w ...more
Aug 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
i felt very disgusted by the way amy tortured blade! i was even more gobsmacked when i learned it had all been for nothing ! she was really terrible and a catastrophe waiting to happen !if u want my opinion ! people dunt end their marriage on a whim like SHE DID !
Lenore Kosinski
Aug 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
Another book I found and knew I had read but couldn't remember if I liked it or not....well, it was NOT. It's so weird too, b/c I actually tend to really enjoy Helen Brooks books, and have kept quite a few (I have a spreadsheet, b/c I'm big ballin' like that and I double checked). So I'm not sure if this is just an anomaly or what, but I seriously HATED this book. Hated the characters, hated the situation... Blade was borderline abusive!! Honestly, I could barely get through it the second time, ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
me gusto y mucho, no lo niego es de esos libros que quieres baber que pasa adelante, me gusta la historia de que ellos estan casados y no que e van a casar
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This is really just a two star read, because the heroine is such an idiot. But she's young so it's a bit more forgivable.

I view this story as a couple of months in the life of the couple, where the wife listens to her hate riddled sister, doesn't even bother to check facts. Assumes she has an incurable decease without going to any doctors. In her (unfounded) depression she runs away from her husband without leaving any explanation. So hubby has to track her down and eventually pry the info from
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amy & Blade

Wao! I love this type of stories where the plot is much more than a romance, more dramatic and believable. Amy and Blade were living their HEA in marriage bliss when her terminally ill sister drops a bombshell and destroys Amy's future dreams with her beloved husband and leaves. It takes Blade till the end of the book to finally find out the truth behain her reasons for abandon him and their marriage. And when he does he will do anything to stay with her until the end. This was a
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que bonita historia, me gusto mucho y la disfrute.
Oct 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: harlequin
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
kinda lame
May 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
This is a triggery book if you have ever suffered any sexual abuse. The way the male runs roughshod over her desires is creepy at best. So disappointed in this.
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