My Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

The Western Star

The Western Star
The Western Star by Craig Johnson

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SCANDALOUS


Thanks to librarything , the publisher and author for the e-book version of this book. Set in the early 1990's,  Paisley is dead set on escaping the Manhattan high society pressures and rules.  Having spent the first seven years of her life in a hippie commune, Paisley never felt comfortable in the wealthy environment she spent the rest of her life in. Her  Aunt was the biggest influence in her life and now she was gone. Christopher Maitland is an "oak". Good looking, dependable, safe, and immune to scandal.  Until he meets Paisley. Paisley helps Christopher see how dull his life is. She has him feeling conflicted about doing what is safe and expected of him , or going against the grain and the stodgy , stuffy , old society expectations.  Paisley never intended to fall for Christopher. Now she must face her insecurities and still stay true to herself. This is not a full length novel. It's more like a novella. I believe this book was published in the early 90's by Loveswept, originally. Because of the environment the book is set in , the story seems timeless. The Christmas holiday backdrop provides contrast between the couple and their respective upbringing , and another layer of romance. An absorbing love story , very unique story. I tore through it in one afternoon. Overall an A .

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