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Secrets of the Heart by Mary Balogh
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Apr 02, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: read-in-2009, romance-and-or-erotica

I couldn't get over the premise, which is a shame since it later became an interesting book. The emotions, the blame and shame, etc all rang very true to me, and that was a good read, the conflict continues throughout the whole book, and that is my preference, lots of great angst. And yet I was squicked by the beginning, which details the heroine's molestation/rape by her cousin in sickeningly almost loving detail. The back of the book didn't warn me for this, and it is just simply one of my "NO WAI"'s that I couldn't rebound enough to enjoy the book. Maybe you are made of sterner stuff than me.

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Started Reading
April 2, 2009 – Shelved
April 2, 2009 –
page 261
65.25% "Still truckin' through this novel even though I'm grossed out."
April 2, 2009 – Shelved as: read-in-2009
April 2, 2009 – Shelved as: romance-and-or-erotica
April 2, 2009 – Finished Reading

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