I like the stories but not all of these are rated 4 stars.
I am a bit unsure about the 2nd book because it feels like everything happened so fast.
Ethan and Sam (feels like two males) have a bond unlike any other among the three. To have them be life partners would be exciting.
Forbidden Surrender by Carole Mortimer book review
There is less of the heartache, speculations and the drama if only people are more forthright with their feelings and situations. On the other hand, there are some things that are not and should not be readily shared to other people. Forbidden Surrender is just like that. Separated twins and agreements between the main characters as well as confused feelings are what kept the story interesting.
Liam’s Secret Son by Carole Mortimer
As with Harlequin books where the Alpha Male thinks he can get away with whatever he wants, this book shows how he does it. Very male, physically above average and intelligent (aren’t all Alpha Males like this in books), Liam came back into Laura’s life the same way he came into hers the first time. Laura, more mature and more sophisticated, still felt something for him. Liam does not know she has a son with him. Laura does not know the circumstances on Liam’s first marriage.
They do still have feelings for each other after all those years, that much was true. How they came together again is pretty much predictable as with books of this genre.
Why I keep reading these books is something that I can’t answer. I probably just like complicated romance from an era without mobile phones and Social Media.
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
All Dressed in White started with the time that the bride, the focal point of Under Suspicion topic, was preparing for her wedding.
I wasn’t able to guess the whodunit in this book unlike the previous book, I was looking at the person closest to doer of the crime. I also like the plot of the other book because this one was less exciting and more dramatic. The love of a mother to her child is something that will touch the readers of this book. The loss of a loved one without closure, without any known reasons is one that tends to break relationships and feel an emptiness that can not be filled unless questions have been given definite answers.
All in all, 3.5 stars.
The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
I may have read perhaps 90% of Mary Higgins Clark’s books starting with the first book, “Where Are the Children”. I have read some of her daughter’s books too along with a few they co-authored. This was a first time I have read her book with a different co-author, Alafair Burke. It feels odd to do so, just like it felt odd reading another author writing for Lawrence Sanders’ McNally series.
The Cinderella Murder, another whodunit from MHC is a good read. Set in California, far away from the East Coast where most of MHC’s plots were located, this book still delivers the punch one wouldn’t expect. As an avid fan of her work, I was able to guess right who the murderer was but there were two circumstances that I got wrong: about the necklace and about REACH. What’s it about? I recommend that you read the book.
I felt the authors should have given a bit more time about Susan while she was still alive for the readers to get more ideas on what she was before she was murdered. It would have provided more understanding on the reason why she was killed. Though the plot unfolded this in bits and pieces, it would have been wonderful to get to meet her.
Book is recommended to readers who like this genre.