by Mary Wine, contemporary (2007)
Samhain Publishing, $2.50, ISBN 1-59998-574-8
Okay, let me get this straight.
Our hero, Danton Reeves, ditches Antonia to marry some woman who claims that he's the father of her kid. When the paternity test proves that the kid isn't his, Danton decides to ditch the wife and go back to Toni. Why oh why couldn't he get the paternity test done before he married that lying hussy? And now that Danton wants Toni back, he's not going to woo her with apologies, flowers, and wine. Oh no, he'll instead paw her, tell her he wants her back, and stalk her while scolding her for not being under perfect lock and key 24/7 because the world out there is a dangerous place. I agree about the last one - the world is full of creeps too, like Danton. We are talking about a man who demands to know whether Toni had slept with anyone since he dumped her so that "they can get over it", mind you. Oh, I bet he would get over that, I tell you, if Toni reveals that she's slept with the entire neighborhood since he left her and she didn't have to fake it with them. Alas, Toni is the kind of heroine who remains celibate while waiting for her true love to come molest his way back into her heart.
Full Disclosure is all about the He-Man sex. Author Mary Wine has probably an idea of where the right track is since she has Danton saying that Toni needs to trust him to get their relationship on track the second time around. But the story focuses so much on sex between the main characters that there is no credible development in the relationship where trust is concerned. Chalk this one up as one where the sex and the plot unfortunately seem to be heading towards a mutual separation.
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