01 January 2011

Review: Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown

Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown.
Publication Date: May 7th 1997 (first published 1989)
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553562789 (ISBN13: 9780553562781)
Pages: 240
Source: Won from Goodreads.

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In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years—and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last. He arrived out of the blue—a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies’ man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he’d fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs’s return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn’t the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it’s like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can’t remember sleeping with Marnie—then again, he can’t remember much about his crazy past. But there’s more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn’t biologically hers. As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret...one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone—and the man she desires more than anything.

She's in love with her sister's ex, uh okay. and he also happens to be her sister's son's father, and it has a happy ending. I find that quite disturbing. Am I the only one? It's like a man marrying both sisters. Okay ew.

Also, Marnie's love for David is very touching. He's not even her own son! I got teary eyes when she thought she really was losing David. It kind of reminds me how much parents sacrifices for their children (like me)! :(

However, Marnie's love for Law, is ridiculous. How can she love her sister's ex lover/fling, who also happens to somehow ruined her life/family, for so many years?! Why didn't she move on? They didn't even stay in touch or whatever. and the love actually did not fade away?! Seriously..

Other than that, it's actually pretty nice and enjoyable. If you like romance novels, you'll probably like this then. I don't know, this is my first romance novel. I think romance or older romance is not my cup of tea. Pfft.

Disturbing things aside, it's quite enjoyable and nice.

Cover Design:
It looks really, weird old. Well, considering it was published in 1997, first published in 1989 (I didn't even exist yet), it's okay, I guess.

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