Thursday, May 7, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Above and Beyond by Sandra Brown

Author: Sandra Brown writing as Erin St. Clare
First published in 1986 by Silhouette

Tall, brawny, magnificent--with a black eye patch and slight limp that only added to his overwhelming masculinity--Trevor Rule might be the one man who could make Kyla Stroud forget her husband's death in the embassy bombing.

Who would believe that Trevor had fallen in love with a woman he'd never seen--just by reading the salvaged letters of his best friend? He barely believed it himself. And now he had to convince Kyla that he loved her enough to marry her and be a father to her baby.

But even as Kyla was awakened to her love for Trevor, his true identity and the secret he harbored threatened to shatter that love.

Above and Beyond ended up being just an OK read for me.  I think it was because it got a little creepy for a while.  Basically, Trevor was friends with Kyla's dead husband.  They were both stationed together in Egypt when terrorists bombed the embassy.  Trevor was one of the few survivor's.  Through letters written by Kyla to her husband, Trevor slowly falls for her as he recovers from his injuries.  He decides he must meet her.

The thing that creeped me out was the fact that I kept getting the stalker feeling.  He watches her for weeks before making his move.  Then, he doesn't tell her how he really is...even after they get married.  It was just too weird for me.  The entire story also felt very dated.   I would say skip it.  There are better books by her out there, even the earlier ones.

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