ONE TRUE LOVE?
by Stephanie Doyle

October 2003
ISBN: 0-373-44176-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #2
Mass Market Paperback
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Corinne Weatherby was born into a legendary acting family. While her parents and her brother and sister have kept the Weatherby name in the public eye by continually starring on the big screen, television and the theater, Corinne has taken the more practical road and become a financial controller much to her motherís displeasure. Corinne has also watched her loved ones go through countless affairs and marriages. She is determined not to follow the same path and convinces herself that there is one true love for everyone. Itís just unfortunate that Corinne has chosen Brendan the womanizer as her one true love.


Staging a big break up scene with Brendan at the office, Corinne leaves on a two-week vacation to the Bahamas. Hoping that the dramatic exit will bring Brendan to his senses and he will realize that she is his one true love as well, Corinne sets off on her adventure.


Matthew Relic, Corinneís office buddy and close friend overhears the scene and decides to follow Corinne, or Rinny as he calls her to the Bahamas. Matthew has been in love with Rinny ever since he was almost killed in a convenience store hold up some months ago. Waking up from a gunshot wound that nearly took his life Matthew found Rinny by his bedside. He just hopes that she will get over this one true love mess and see him in a different light. He is already in love with her and he has two weeks to convince her that maybe her one true love is him and not Brendon.


While the premise for this book was promising I could not get past the fact that I took an instant disliking to the heroine. I found her to be shallow and superficial. It was really difficult for me to believe that she would ever settle for a womanizer such as Brendon knowing she believed so strongly in true love. It was obvious to everyone except her, that he had no concept of the phrase and wasnít about to change.


While Matthew didnít knock my socks off either I did find him to be a likeable character and was anxious for him to convince his true love that he was the man for her. Many of the scenes in the book are very humorous. The elevator scene was my favorite and was the highlight of the book for me.


The humor in the book shows that Ms Doyle is a good fit with the new Flipside line. I hope that in her next release I will be able to like both main characters a bit more.


Reviewed in September 2003 by Barbara.

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