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Always… Dedicated to her husband and their work at a rural Australian outback clinic, Suzanne had rejected the temptation Leith Carew had offered.But he'd taken away her inner peace, just as she'd taken his. And when their paths crossed again, the longing that coursed through Suzanne's body could no longer be denied. Except this time, Leigh was not free…....

Title : The Shining of Love
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ISBN : 19494841
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
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The Shining of Love Reviews

  • Naksed
    2019-03-19 15:03

    Sorry, not my cuppa at all. I like Emma Darcy and really enjoyed Dark Heritage, another volume in this series about a dozen adopted siblings from all four corners of the world. But this was nowhere near as good.First, the issue of cheating. I am not someone who stays away from OM/OW drama. It is not a deal breaker for me. What's important is how compellingly the story is conveyed and what the circumstances are. Unfortunately, I did not buy the author's unsubtle attempt to mask adultery and lust under the guise of some inevitable, bigger-than-them, destiny that forces the protagonists together. It sounded like a lot of vapid, New Age, Yanni-in-a-bleached-white-pirate-blouse-singing-on-a-Greek-cliff-somewhere-with-the-wind-blowing-his-elegant-moustache, mumbo jumbo. In other words, bullshit.Here, you have a hero who pursues the heroine quite rudely despite knowing she is married. And while he has a fiancee himself. For all his mystical talk of being meant for each other (after meeting her for five minutes), he goes home, dumps the fiancee and goes on a wild, manwhoring rampage through town, only then to get back with the fiancee, and then, finally, completely dumping her again within 24 hour of finding out the heroine is now conveniently a widow.The heroine has been widowed for 3 months before she makes out with hero while his freaking fiancee is in the next room! After the hero gets rid of his fiancee, she tells him coldly to hop in the sack with her in order to find out if this mystical connection they think they have is just an illusion or the real thing, upon which he has carte Blanche to return to the fiancee if her performance in bed is unsatisfactory.So much for pre-destined soulmates, uh? It would have been difficult enough for me to buy into all this insta-love because it is not my favorite trope, but all the cheating, the crassness and vulgarity of the protagonists really hit the last nail in the coffin. These are not nice people, folks.Adding insult to injury, we get an extremely stereotypical portrayal of an aborigine, who is given the superficial Hollywood treatment of the Noble Savage with Mystical, Supernatural powers. He can sense a dying child miles away into the desert and presumably follows his magical, native, X-Ray vision powers to find her miles away in the dark. He can sense someone's brightness and counsels against a malevolent energy in a person who is trying to dim that light. Oh and he can solve a twenty year old child abduction mystery by sensing the vibes in someone's voice while speaking to them over the telephone. Best of all, his assurance to the heroine that her deceased husband was not the right one for her because the brightness of their love was just so-so conveniently gets rid of any remnants of guilt the heroine may have been feeling over lusting for another man while she was married and he was engaged, and then jumping into bed with him 3 months into widowhood and 24hrs from when he was still presumably still making love with his fiancee.We are in Gloriously Bad territory, here, yes we are.

  • EeeJay
    2019-03-08 12:58

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  • Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
    2019-03-02 16:01

    I read this book as it is highly rated n ED is one of my favorite authors but I felt quite let down by this one. It deals with the soulmates trope, the one look and you know ‘this is the one!’ kinds, husbands n fiancées notwithstanding. That’s ok with me but the thing is I dint feel the intensity or the supposed zing of such a coup de foudre. The author could also have built on the initial zap and shown the growth, the depth and the capacity of such an emotion, even the chemistry for that matter. The writing suggests but doesn’t all we get is a clamor to get together, especially on the H’s part- he wants to overlook n discard any obstacle namely the husband in the beginning, and later when he gets to know that the husband has conveniently conked over, he hardly takes hours to discard his fiancée with the h watching over complacently, just mouthing concerned platitudes. And as soon as he returns dusting his hands off the poor ow (well, not so poor perhaps but you can hardly blame her for trying to hang onto the H as she did invest quite a few years in him), the h suggests quite coldly n matter-of-factly that lets go to bed together to see whether all this fuss is worth the trouble cuz if it turns out to be a dud, you can very well go back to the ow n that will be that. Really?! So all that soul deep connection thing was basically about sex only? Meh, there was hardly anything to redeem this ‘love’ for me post that even though the H tries to suggest a cooling off period as I do suspect he was shagging the ow till about two days ago or so but our h is one determined lady and she wants sex already-and she has a scorecard to fill. In HPland, the H/h’s sexual connect is never in doubt but it was that extra something I hoped from this book n dint get.What I liked was the secondary plot of missing and lost kids, and the h’s foster brother was quite an unforgettable character.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-03-14 16:23

    3-1/2 stars.Fun little love at first sight thing. It was more than just attraction more of a cosmic thing. The hero even asks the heroine to leave her husband and run away with him. She doesn't though, don't worry. The scenes with the two of them were pretty intense and I wish there had been more of those scenes. There were an awful lot of scenes with other people though that distracted from the romance. Still worth reading for HP fans though.

  • sbf20112011
    2019-02-27 19:04

    I enjoyed this one, although cosmic love-at-first-sight stories aren't generally my favorites because the happily ever after is less convincing. I also found the big secret revealed at the end to be pretty predictable and unnecessary. Overall, this was very readable, but not amazing.

  • Shallowreader VaVeros
    2019-03-07 14:56

    I loved the missing child parallel storyline. I was unconvinced of the romance. This book does stand out in that at the beginning of this book the female protagonist is married to someone else and is in love with her husband. Her guilt feelings at being drawn to someone else (though she does not act upon it) is a one of the issues to be overcome in this novel.

  • Prasoon Bhandari
    2019-03-02 14:01

    I don't know but I feel quite we weird after I read this but I must say that it was good weird. It was also very sweet and it is one of the very few harlequins that has managed to give appropriate title to its book. I am finding books by emma darcy very enjoyable. I was amazed by the flow of this book. Overall a good read if you are looking for something short but soothing.

  • Tina
    2019-03-16 18:14

    You NEED to read this if you like those whimsical, love-at-first-sight, soul mate kind of love stories. =)

  • KC 2.0
    2019-03-12 18:57

    4.5 starsI wasn't sure if I would enjoy The Shining of Love as the heroine is married to someone else at the beginning. But I should have had more faith in the author. I ended up really liking this angsty romance and could definitely feel the intense feelings simmering between Suzanne and Leith.Leith and Suzanne are so lovestruck from the first moment they meet that are never the same again. EVER. Of course, this book worked for me because I do believe in love at first sight, at least in my fiction. The idea is romantic because it suggests that true love is meant to be no matter the obstacles. The obstacles Leith and Suzanne face before they can achieve their Happily Ever After are indeed significant: Suzanne is already happily married to a good man, and Leith is attached as well.Suzanne has no intentions of leaving her husband despite Leith's plea and her own powerful feelings towards him. Poor Leith. I felt his pain at Suzanne's rejection, he was so smitten! Leith leaves, but not before telling Suzanne that they will meet again someday and is adamant that they are meant for each other. So they do what they can to forget each other... Many months later they are reunited due to circumstances that seem ordained by fate. Suzanne's husband is now out of the picture, but Leith is unavailable. The old feelings are stronger than ever. What ensues is a period of getting to know one another, and an attempt to clear out any last obstacles before finding their Happily Ever After.Likes:1. Smitten hero.2. Intense passion and "shining" love between Leith and Suzanne.3. Suzanne's decision to remain faithful to her husband, and Leith respecting her decision in spite of his bitterness and envy.4. Clear communication between the two as they decide to see what can come of the passion they feel. (view spoiler)[Although it could have progressed more naturally, Suzanne's suggestion that they have sex didn't seem to be just about the sex. It was an attempt on her part to physically express and validate her feelings. (hide spoiler)]5. The other woman wasn't one-dimensional or totally villainous; she actually had some redeeming qualities.

  • Vicky Ferlance
    2019-03-18 19:58

    BeautifulI love this book would like to read Tom's story also. It flowed very well and I love Suzanne gentle nature she did't need to be argumentive to prove she was strong.

  • Missy
    2019-03-07 18:14

    A wonderful moving story.