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Trevor Rule had been Richard's best friend. Returning home from military duty, he carried with him the letters Kyla had sent. And with each one he read, he fell more in love with the gentle, passionate woman who had penned them. Now he needed to convince Kyla of his feelings, and that they both had the right to be happy, to move past the tragedy of Richard's death.
But Trevor was harboring a secret, one with the power to destroy the love he was trying so hard to protect.
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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Three days after Kyla Stroud, the heroine of this overwrought romance novel, gives birth to a son, Aaron, in a Texas hospital, she learns that her husband, Sgt. Richard Stroud, has perished in a terrorist attack on the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Cherishing Richard's memory, Kyla resolves never to fall in love again. But about a year after the tragedy she meets Trevor Rule, a one-eyed hunk, who enters her life when he saves Aaron, now a toddler, from drowning in a mall fountain. Trevor later gives Kyla and Aaron a ride home after the failure of her car battery—a prelude to a full-court romantic press. What Kyla doesn't know is that Trevor was friends with Richard, a fellow soldier wounded in the same blast that killed Richard. In a creepy twist, Trevor is armed with intimate details about Kyla's likes and dislikes from letters she sent her late husband now in his possession. Some readers will find Trevor charming, his actions well-intentioned, while others will consider him a perverse stalker. Fans of bestseller Brown (Deadline) will best appreciate this apprentice work, first published in 1986. (Mar.)