Author: Nora Roberts
Publication Date: 5/1/92
Laine Simmons had traveled to Hawaii to reconcile with her long-estranged father -- only to be accused by his handsome young business partner of having ulterior motives. How dare Dillon O'Brian interfere in her family affairs . . . and have the nerve to set her heart aflame whenever he came near?
HELL HATH FROZEN OVER. I never thought I'd see the day that I would hate a Nora Roberts book. I hated this so much, I felt like Madeline Kahn from Clue when she describes why she killed Yvette.
THIS WHOLE BOOK COULD BE AVOIDED IF SHE JUST EFFING TOLD HER FATHER WHAT A JERK HER MOTHER WAS.
There was a whole lot of, "here's why I am like this but DON'T TELL ANYONE!!!!!?:ESDKJFEOKLNM" going on. Barf. And a whole lot of rape-kissing. There was absolutely no chemistry between the two characters. I felt like giving up on this book more times than I can count and it is only 165 pages long.
This was one of her first books and it totally shows. I've probably given Nora Roberts more than $1,000 of my money over the years. (no joke) Today, when I was cleaning out my garage, I found 4 sets of double books. (hello bookswap) I must own over 150 of her books. So I feel no remorse in saying that this is BY FAR the worst of hers I've ever encountered. The only redeeming point was that there was a double rainbow across the sky in the book.