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Their marriage was eternal magic, a fiery fusion of body and soul. But in one blind moment of betrayal, attorney Fergus Lachlan forfeited Sharon's precious love and lost his paradise on earth. Five hellish years elapsed. Then a bolt came from the blue. Sharon was accused of murder! Could her former husband defend her life and justify his endless love? Their fierce, unstoppTheir marriage was eternal magic, a fiery fusion of body and soul. But in one blind moment of betrayal, attorney Fergus Lachlan forfeited Sharon's precious love and lost his paradise on earth. Five hellish years elapsed. Then a bolt came from the blue. Sharon was accused of murder! Could her former husband defend her life and justify his endless love? Their fierce, unstoppable passion flared once more. But was this just a breathless, desperate reprieve? Or truly paradise regained?...

Title : Truly Married
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ISBN : 9780373099580
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Number of Pages : 166 Pages
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Truly Married Reviews

  • Dinjolina
    2019-05-06 02:32

    I read these books, and ask myself – are men really this stupid? Or are we, women, underestimating them?Maybe women cheat in the same ways, and nobody is writing about that?I am constantly staggered by stupid decisions fiction characters make when it comes to the nefarious “other women”. It baffles me. Sure, I have seen cheating in real life, but somehow I see those cheaters as people with a bit more purpose. Yes, there are those who get in to a mid life crises and paint themselves in to a cliché, but things like in this book….could they really happen? Could people really be this blind? If yes, wow. What a sorry species we are.I don’t know. All I can say is that it was a neither here nor there romantic suspense story with a dash of murder mystery thrown in. The only thing that stood out theme wise was the hero’s emotional cheating at the beginning of the book.He married a very young heroine and being more than ten years older himself he got huffy over the fact that she was immature. When I say immature, I really mean, he was mad over the fact that she did not want to drone on about his work all day long.So, he got hooked up with an old girlfriend who was also a boring lawyer and decided to talk with her. At some point they got emotionally entangled and the heroine found out. She divorced the hero, and he did not contest the divorce. Why? Because he thought their love was to passionate. He was better off with somebody who was not delighted with “childish” things and who knew about his job. Naturally, as soon as he was divorced he decided to marry the OW with whom he was calm and collected. No fighting, no raised voices.This would all be fine and dandy if not for the following facts:a) You throw away love for peace and quiet? Really? Ok, well, to each his own. Maybe I could have forgiven that.b) You stay with and marry a person you know you only marginally care about? You start a marriage even thou you know you will be thinking about somebody else the whole time? How is that fair to anybody?c) You are against compromising with somebody that does not listen to you. You can in no way forgive this person for not having the same interest as you. You also can not stand the fact that that person is immature. Yet you are able to compromise with somebody else on a very important fact of life – children. The hero had small issues with the heroine’s interests and that basically broke up their marriage. Yet he very much wanted children but was perfectly ok with the OW being opposed to having them? Heck, he even agreed to not have them – no fuss – even thou he wished to be a father more than anything. How is this normal?As I said…are people really this stupid? If anybody was immature in this story, it was the hero with his constant “brain, not heart” (bad) choices.I am unsure what was the sore thumb in this story – the murder drama or the fidelity drama. The fidelity drama poked me in the eye in so many ways I was completely unable to focus on the other plots. On the other hand the mystery was completely swallowed by the relationship hubbub. What was I left with? Inadequacy on all levels. Not that I was expecting a literary classic, but still, I needed more. More logic, or more facts, or plain old MORE of a flow to the story.All in all - Not a very good read.

  • Melanie♥
    2019-05-19 21:10

    Emotional cheating only in this one.It was not that he was so horrible, but in the end she convinced herself she was as much at fault as he was.They married when she was 19 and he was in the early stages of his law career. Given that, there were sure to be problems, but I find him much more at fault that her and it was seriously irritating to see the guilt she felt at their failed marriage.The easy disposal (unexpected death) of the second wife was also annoying. This book just rubbed me the wrong way.

  • Vanessa
    2019-04-26 01:31

    Sharon and Fergus had a whirlwind romance. They quickly married and had been in that state for a few years. However, all they do is fight or visit the bedroom. They don’t seem to have anything else in common. Sharon truly trusts her husband and believes that he loves her and would never stray. Yet, she has been receiving notes recently – three in total. The last one she decides to check out just to prove to the “helpful writer” that nothing is going on. After all it claimed that both her husband and Elaine had resigned their jobs and were running off to elope! (btw how does one elope when they are already married to someone else?) She finds her husband kissing his coworker, Elaine, and Sharon reacts rather than rationalizing things out, and wants to give her husband a divorce since she wants it all! No caring for OW, it’s all her or none at all. Fergus for his part feels awful and really guilty so he consents rather than fighting the divorce.Five years later, Fergus is a widower and Sharon seems content w/ her work at a hotel. Yet she is being sexually harassed by her boss and believes she deserves a promotion. When she doesn’t, she believes it ties in w/ her not putting out for boss. So she promptly reacts, blows up, and storms out only to quickly return and then get caught holding the murder weapon. Fergus seems to have all that money can buy but he doesn’t seem content. He didn’t fight for his first marriage, and the second wife conveniently burst an aorta and left him too! He gets a call and quickly runs off dropping all else to defend his ex-wife of a murder charge! He had still loved and wanted wife but had strong feelings for Elaine – but seemed like they were compatible on the surface, on paper, but Sharon and he were more compatible. She just needed to grow up because at the time of their marriage they had nothing much in common other than arguing and sex. He truly regretted not fighting for his marriage to Sharon. He and Elaine were never truly happy because their whole marriage was built on the demise of his and Sharon’s. He may have cared for/loved Elaine, but it was never even close to the passionate love he had for Sharon. He would have never told her about Elaine if she hadn’t caught them together. He truly didn’t want their marriage to break up, but someone did. I’m wondering if in the end it didn’t truly matter who wrote the notes as they both had to own some mistakes from the past. He tells Sharon, “I’ll tell you anything you want to know as long as it doesn’t compromise Elaine’s dignity or right to privacy.” Um she is dead you are trying to win back your wife why wouldn’t you compromise OW. Perhaps that is to show he is a stand-up guy and wasn’t willing to malign Elaine’s character just to help him out w/ his ex-wife. The book doesn’t outright say who wrote those notes, so I tried to work it out for myself. I felt like his stating towards the end that you would be surprised what some people would do helped to solidify my thoughts as well as the character of Tracey in this story. Tracey didn’t really serve much of a purpose, but Fergus seemed to be able to assess her character from experience. Tracey was someone that would take advantage of a situation and perhaps throw in some emotions to boot to manipulate things and get what she wanted. So I felt like Elaine was that experience for Fergus. He would never have divorced Sharon. However, that wasn’t to say that Sharon wouldn’t divorce him if given enough provocation! How else to get her to the house than to send some notes, which Fergus implied the author was a professional and knew what they were doing – Elaine is an attorney w/ some inside information, so seems to work for me. Besides how standup can this woman be who blatantly admitted to the wife that she was willing to commit adultery w/ her husband! Of course, there were no other incidences against Fergus after his divorce from Sharon either . . . so makes sense to me. I liked that Sharon didn’t fully trust in his love throughout the whole story but she finally decided to take a gamble. She made him work for her though, but in the end she still made the decision. Leave past behind and get on w/ future “All people were flawed and capable of hurting those they loved most, but the ones that were truly blessed could forgive, and then forget the transgression and work towards a better life.”

  • Richa Agarwal
    2019-05-03 01:13

    The h in this book is the queen of all doormat heroines. The H cheats, doesn't fight for their marriage, agrees to the divorce and married the OW.The h pines for him for five years. Five years! For a cheating rotten husband. Boy, she really must have some self esteem issues.When the h is accused of murder, the H comes as a knight in shining armour to defend her. After that, all the h does is apologise.I am sorry, what?Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't the H be apologising? But no, all we see is the h apologising over and over and over again.I have never been more tempted to smack someone right in their face.And anyway, if you are such a doormat, that all it takes is the cheating bastard to walk back in your life for you to crawl back to him, well then, you deserve him.Not recommended for anybody who wants their h to have at least a bit of self respect.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-20 20:29

    It was a three stars read until the idiotic woman went crawling back to the cheating ex-husband. It was bad enough that he didn't fight for their marriage before but he gave up on her again the second time around. What is wrong with this author? A Hea where one of the couple cheated is not emotionally satisfying unless you have the cheater running through hoops and on his knees grovelling and ripping his heart out!!! Instead he walked away from her, and she had to run after him months later in order to propose to him! Time like this, I think I'm better off reading twilight fan-fict (not).

  • SavageGrace
    2019-05-23 01:25

    This story was just so unrealistic. Or maybe just so frustrating that I can't buy it? LOL I mean, the Hero is a complete moron and his excuses were beyond pathetic; heroine lacked a backbone and eventually - if not instantly - bought into all his crap. And the OW? She deserved a horrid death, not the easy one she got.The main issues, obviously, is the whole cheating and relationship with OW. First of all, even if they didn't sleep together, the fact H was sneaking around to hang out with a woman who is clear in wanting to bang him, married or not, was just wrong. Then refusing to admit his feelings, even if he says later on that he didn't love the skank as, basically, anything more than a friend. STILL, he ends up marrying the hoe and played happy-husband with her. After reuniting with h, he then goes on about how he won't speak of his life/relationship with OW to h - the woman who's life the skank-OW invaded and sought to destroy - but he still can't seem to actually admit to being IN love with OW, just that they had a "connection" with their love for law. And he actually married and bedded someone who he only liked to speak and banter with? I just didn't get it.I really wish h would have kicked his arse and demanded ALL questions be answered, no ifs, ands or buts. She deserved it - even if the hoebag was dead and not able to defend herself. It was quite clear, from the hoe's own lips, that she was out to destroy the marriage so I suppose H had more things to answer to than OW, but still... he had to have demanded answers of his own and should have shared it all with h.

  • shms
    2019-05-06 22:29

    For me this was 2.5 stars, with the story unfolding as they seek to prove her innocence. Their past, his infidelity (emotional not physical) and the end left me with a sense of dissatisfaction. He did stray no matter where you draw the line and that she somehow ends up taking some of the blame for their difficulties in the past did not sit right with me.

  • Reshmi
    2019-05-14 01:08

    such a pathetic book. I hated the heroine more than the hero. How could she go back to him after what he had done to her? He cheated on her, even if he didn't sleep with the other woman he was emotionally attached to her and he leads her on knowing she is in love with him. He even thoroughly kissed her which was later witnessed by the h which leads to their divorce. He readily gave h divorce n without wasting much time married the ow. He wouldn't even have thought about the h if the ow was alive. After all these he had the audacity to claim he loved the h more. What a joke!!! but it didn't seem funny to me!! This book haunted me for days. I couldn't believe the stupidity of the h. I don't know whom the author was trying to fool by this book. I was definitely not fooled. worst book I have ever read period.....

  • Melinda
    2019-05-12 00:20

    One of those books that make me angry. Truly hated Truly Married. Do not like cheaters, just because the affair did not culminate in sex does not mean he did not break his wedding vows. He was a sleaze. Loathed this book wish I could give it negative stars.

  • Cc
    2019-05-13 22:04

    I think this "book" proves that authors have deadlines and publishers will take whatever they turn in. Irrefutable proof here, folks, lol.EditSorry, I forgot the stupidest thing in the book, she refused to waive the right to a speedy trial, thus tying her own defense teams hands because "she just couldn't live with all this uncertainty"! Good thing she lives in Romancelandia, because prison is really uncertain. ;-) sorry couldn't help myself. Stupid is as stupid does, right Forrest?Edit ....... AgainI'm sorry, I only THOUGHT I forgot the stupidest thing in the book. SHE. Is. The. Stupidest. Thing. In. This. Book. Don't believe me? Borrow it (don't buy, for heavens sake) and read it, near the end you'll either throw your dead tree copy or your kindle, but I guarantee you're gonna throw something at the wall. I mean, even I understood why he needed a "cerebral" partner by the end.I always try to end a review with something positive, and I even have two positive things to say about the book. One, the author has a very engaging way of writing and ....... The book ended.

  • Adensanti
    2019-05-20 03:11

    it always amused me how the female author writing plot about cheating. i always wondering, do these female author wrote the cheating based on what they see as what a guy's mind would work?and start having a delusional solution or reasons to kinda "justifying" the deed by always put the hard shoulder more towards the wife for making the husband can strayed away from her? or did they view it from woman's perspective? coz i always found that in this kind of novel, all these female author put more weight to the wife more than to the husband. as if the exact formula is : he did that becoz you do that to him. why? when in marriage, a vow that the both party took should be the ring that bind each party to not crossing their vow. when one party deliberately feeling the same compassion care for other woman bcoz of the problem w/his spouse before he even talk to her or find a solution to work on it, then this kind of husband was just a pussy-cheater-unresponsible man. and all his reason to justify his action or his so called "unwanted" strong feeling towards the OW bcoz he felt that his wife was too imature and not match his way of think, was just his way to tell you that he is a scumbag. the story was start w/sharon received a "Warning" note about fergus involvement w/his co worker, elaine. both work in the same law firm. both a lawyer. sharon then went to elaine house just like what the warning notes told her, that fergus was going to run away w/elaine and she should caught them in elaine house before they both run far away. she come to elaine house, waiting. then fergus's car was coming, and he come in to elaine's house. sharon then getting out of her car and spying them both through the house's big window-glass. there she saw her husband pulled elaine to his embraced, holding her and kissing her slowly, long and passionate. sharong then knock on the door and saw elaine's lips was swollen and her hair dishelved. she straight away asking her husbd that was he having an affair? he said no. he was just having a strong feeling and attraction to elaine. but he wasnt physichaly unfaithful. i guess kissing other girl wasnt on his list of being unfaithful. what amazed me, fergus then saying sorry that he and elaine wasnt discreet enough so people at their work can saw their attraction to each other, thus making a warning note to sharon. what an amazingly asshole, right? sorry honey, im not discreet enough. i cut his balls for that statement alone. he wasnt saying sorry about his feeling toward elaine. he even asking her wife to understand his feeling to elaine. is this some kind of a new joke or new defense tactic from the cheating husband? ASKING HIS WIFE TO UNDERSTAND HIS FEELING TO ELAINE! . sharon ask elaine does she love fergus? she said yes! and she let fergus known all along that she willing to be intimate, but she also knw that fergus wont divorced sharon. so she want to moving out of town. sharon ask if fergus love elaine? he said he has strong feeling toward elaine, but sharon was his wife. so.... she cut him and she asked for divorced. he agree to the divorced even though the author making him saying that he doesnt want a divorced. but he agree to it bcoz he felt guilty to hurt sharon. and what makes even doesnt make sense, for his shamelesly pussy act, he said he felt guilty to sharon, but then after he divirced her, he marry elaine!!! and been happy along the way until she died! what a dick! he doesnt even felt restraint or thinking about how sharon would feel about him mrried to elaine. by doing that, isnt everything that sharon accused to him was being right? i mean, sharon mad at him for his unfaithful, then he said he love sharon and doent want a divorced, but then he married elaine. someone need to blow this guy head. when he met sharon again, he told her that elaine wasnt exacty being accepted in their work, coz many speculate that his marriage to sharon was break bcoz of elaine as the home wrecker. he deliver this story with angry tone and angry face. doesnt he know that this was exactly what elaine does? even though sharon was the one that put an end to their marriage, but what triiger this action was his and elaine's done! for god effing sake!!! reading this novel was like reading an imbicile plot. each story/plot/reason was overlapped with another. I soo hate how the author of this book makes the husband like he doesnt have a choice and pushing the readers to understand about his "emotional cheating" - acompany with a few kisses along the way, but not sleeping, only cought up kissing his ow a very passionate intimate goodbye kiss-i hate how the husband said he love his wife, but he also have strong feeling towards his co worker and saying he didnt want to divorced but doent even making a convincing gesture to his wife that he indeed even if he has strong feeling to elaine, at least he should've said he loves and need his wife more, and his feeling was just a mistake. but nope. even when he divorced sharon, he married elaine and trully happy and trully love elaine. they even bought a house to live in and not live in an apartment where i think it would suit their life style, coz the author making us the reader see that fergus feeling to elaine was a calm, mature and compatible in brain storming about their world together. that kind of relationship didnt struck me as a "family"-family. more like a modern relationship where things not really attach by deep emotion. but then they bought a new house-house as if fergus was really want to make a real family since the beginning w/elaine. elaine was painted as a career woman with nothing want to do w/having kid coz her carrer was crucial to her, but then at another side, she was happily planning how her kitchen should be remodelled. again, this doesnt struck me as a just simple a carrer woman. more like she was a full time happy wife w/a happy husband to make their happy family long lasting. which is pissing me off. coz this was the condition that both of them have when sharon was crumbling bcoz her husband BLUNTLY saying that HE LOVE SHARON, BUT HE LOVE ELAINE TOO. and he proudly put a different need between these 2 woman. HE NEED SHARON FOR SEX, and he need elaine becoz SHE COMPLETE HIM!!! apparantly, elaine win this! i mean, fergus also bang elaine right? so, elaine bcome his perfect company, and he also can bang her too. while w/sharon, he cant even stand their differences at all and all he got from being w.her was just a constant erection. this is a bad novel if you want to find a satisfying plot about second chances and cheating plot. it just a story a bout a man who doesnt want to work his problem w/his wife, coz he doesnt even trying and put the blame for her immature act, simply bcoz they have 10 years gap. he cant talk to her or be in the same page bcoz he likes sports, rock music, and doesnt understand his law firm problm. coz that's what a man of 30 needs from his 20 y.o wife. and when she confront him, he just dragged her to the nearest bed and hv sex w/her. this bcom one of his solely reason of why she doesnt compatible w/her, bcoz either they fight or have sex. while w/elaine, he can have it all.pitty of why the author make elaine dead, although im cheering for her bursting aorta. hell yeah for being dead. but it also unsatisfying, bcoz fergus was back and chasing after sharon again and saying he still love her and never stop loving her even when he was married w/elaine, when elaine has been dead 2 years ago, he didnt go and find sharon. he came to her bcoz she had a murderer charged against her. and after 5 years total, 3 years of it being married to elaine, 2 years being grieving and missing elaine, he then come and met sharon to help her case. and out of nowhere, he say he is inlove and love her just 1 day after he met sharon again. what a dick head. IF elaine wasnt dead, right now fergus might still happily live w/elaine and never ever met sharon again, although the author making it that he always have sharon in the back of his mind. i just hate this sisy, cant make-up his mind - son of a bitch of a husband .

  • Virginia
    2019-04-30 01:27

    I really liked both main characters and especially Sharon even though she was immature compared to Ferguson. I have wondered about the notes sent to Sharon about her husband's Who sent them? Did Elaine send them? I think so as it was a way to break up a marriage since she wanted the husband. Ferguson loved Sharon but it was based on lust that he had for his young bride, who was a student, as they had little in common. Because Elaine was a lawyer and the two of them worked closely together, an emotional relationship developed. I truly feel that Elaine sent the notes to Sharon. Elaine was about Fergus' age so that was another thing they had in common.Ferguson handled the situation among the three of them very badly as Sharon asks about his feelings for Elaine. He seems unable to use his lawyer skills to let Sharon know that she is loved by him and wants to remain her husband. He getsElaine but Sharon is rooted deeply between them. Ferguson is liked by the reader most of the time. How would he have handled Sharon's murder trial if Elaine had not died and they were living as a married couple?Even as I read this book a second time I was always on pins and needles about how Sharon would treat Ferguson.I diid not like Sharon giving up on her marriage to Ferguson and was rooting for a positive relationship during and after the trial.I am always left feeling sad and pleased after reading Truly Married. Even so I give it 5 stars.Search Newport Properties By Price Range

  • Book
    2019-04-24 23:15

    Another heroine who goes into a sexual deep freeze after her breakup with the hero while he goes on to marry the other woman. Sigh...

  • Sonia
    2019-05-13 22:02

    A rich tapestry of crappiness.

  • PChie
    2019-05-18 03:14

    There are some novels that made me cry and got mad, this book is one of them... It made me hate all (stupid) men who didn't appreciate the women they have!