Normally I don’t spend the time and energy reviewing a book unless it’s really good. I’m making an exception in this case.
Here’s the book blurb: Paula Wincott has lost her husband, Sam, noted researcher and chemistry professor at the University of Colorado. She attributes his sudden heart attack to his bitterness and despair at being displaced by a younger researcher, Boyd Mackenzie. Paula has never met this wunderkind, but she holds him in contempt and blames him for her widowhood. Despite being eighteen years younger than Sam, Paula was devoted to her husband, who was the center of her life. Finding herself lonely and rudderless, she decides to take a couple of courses at the university and finds herself in a chemistry class taught by Boyd Mackenzie, who mistakes her for Sam's daughter. Paula is outraged, determined to ignore him in class and avoid him elsewhere. However, Sam's research lab is in need of funding to continue his work in conductive polymers, and Boyd is widely respected for his skill in acquiring funding. The chairman of the department, Ed King, unaware of Paula's feelings, coerces them into working together, citing loyalty to Sam and the furtherance of his work. How could Paula know that passion would flare between them and threaten her loyalty to her dead husband.
I’m just so disappointed. I thought it had potential to really appeal to me since Paula is 50 and so few romances have women my age.
This is Sharon Noble’s first book and I’m astounded that a publishing house would charge $25.95 for a book that took me 3 hours to read and then leave me shaking my head in disappointment. Oh and you should see the glowing review by Harriet Klausner (the git), five stars. Well, not as far as I’m concerned.