Can a beautiful young fashion model find happiness with a successful older doctor? Is an age difference of fifteen years too much of a gap for love to bridge? Not if you’re the hero or heroine of this lovely Catherine Coulter novel. When Georgina Hathaway knocks Dr. Elliot Mallory’s sunglasses off at a hospital cookout, she doesn’t realize she’s knocked his heart out of alignment at the same time. What she does realize is that she’s met the first man in her life who fascinates her, and makes her yearn for the touch of his hands, the feel of his arms, and lots of other good things.
Elliot and George are a delightful couple. Bright, funny, beautiful people with no money worries (she’s got a classic Porsche, he prefers his Silver Jag), they mesh perfectly – with only one problem. Elliot is horribly aware of the fifteen year age gap between them.
With her usual flair, Catherine Coulter lets us into the lives of George and Elliot, feeling their joys and pain, their passion and their commitment to each other. Things don’t run as smoothly as they should, of course, this is a romance novel after all! But Ms. Coulter refuses to point fingers at either party, she wisely lets her readers choose sides. There is no doubt as to the happy ending, but the journey to that final kiss is what keeps us turning the pages, and this book is truly a splendid trip!
The first book in a pair, (the second Afterglow is reviewed elsewhere,) both these books are great additions to your Coulter collection.