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Book Title: The Burning Point|
The author of the book: Mary Jo Putney
Date of issue: May 1st 2000
ISBN 13: 9780425174289
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.7
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First off I want to say that this is fiction/fantasy and not real life so what I think of the H/h in this story has nothing to do with real life situations.
This could have been a pretty good story,imo, had the author been a better writer. I'm not sure what the copyright date is and I hope for her sake this was a first attempt at writing. I have read a historical by her and enjoyed it so who knows. It felt like she had a check list of events that she wanted to have in her book and wrote scenes to match each one.
Kate (h) had always wanted to work in her fathers company, since that company was blowing up or bringing down buildings with explosives her father said 'over his dead body'. In her father's eyes she was a pampered princess and needed to stay that way, the work he did was too dangerous for a woman,expecialy his daughter. It was a mans job and that was the way it was going to stay. One night, at a ball, her father tells her this and she walks out on him. Determined to walk home, she walks right past the parking valets.
Donovan (H) was working as a valet to help cover the expence of college. When he sees a 17 year old girl walk past him obviously angry and going to walk home, he had to try and stop her. As he introduces himself and they get to know eachother he offers her a ride home. So with ball gown and all she hops on the back of his motorcycle and goes for a ride.
As these two fall in love Donovan explanes a bit about his past, how his family died in a car crash and he lives with several different family members. Soon Kate's father Sam becomes like a father to Donovan, the two marry and Sam offers Donovan a job working with him. It doesn't take long for the marriage to go sour. It seems that Donovan had a horrible temper that he's not very good at controling. One thing or another would set him off and Kate always ended up with a fist to the face or some other injury that was his fault. Of course Donovan was always horrified at his behavoir, how could he hurt the one he loved the most?? After one perticular bad fight Kate leaves for good and files for divorce. Unable to face what her family would say about her being an abused wife she refuses to tell them why she left Donovan and moves to California and never returns until her father's death 10 years later.
At the reading of the will Kate and Donovan learn that Sam had his own ideas about them and thier failed marriage. He leaves Kate an empressive amount of money and states that she can work for the company, wich is what she has wanted her entire life. The buisness Sam would leave to Donovan, however all of this was under one condition......they live together for a year.
One of the many problems I had with this story was that although Kate constantly referd to herself as an abused wife, she never acted like one. She had way too much trust for him and the few times that Mary Jo Putney tried to show that Kate was acting like an abused wife would, fell way too flat. It just wasn't believable, one scene( in fact it's the first scene where she's afraid of him) Donovan saves her life by pulling her to safty after a fall and she flips out on him and acts "like a cornered animal". When this happens Donovan psyhcoanalyses her, admits that it's all his fault but there is no emotion to any of this. The fact that Donovan had been to therapy and had quit drinking should have talked about more in the book, there just needed to be more to his recovery so that the reader could believe that he was redeemable and that Kate should take him back. Also there was NO chemistry between these two at all.
This book seems to be the first in a series but I won't be continuing with it.
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