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Posted September 13, 2006
What¿s up with Roberta?
I liked this book, the plot and the characters, but the whole Roberta, the victim, thing had me completely confused. Jackson knew her all those years, she was obsessed with him, but he didn¿t return her feelings. He saw her periodically (and where was she the rest of the time). Yet he never picked up on it? Wouldn¿t she have been trying to seduce him and get him to marry her? She obviously thought he loved her since she told Hallie that, so how could Jackson not know and if he did then he was just encouraging her. He lied to Hallie even though he knew how much trust meant to her and was stunned when she walked out of his life? And he never realized that it wasn¿t the trust issue as much as the fact that he appeared to be choosing Roberta over her. By the same token Hallie should have told him & perhaps they could have reached a compromise. For example, he could have agreed to only see Roberta if Hallie was with him. Not only would it have reassured Hallie but it also would have made it clear to Roberta where she stood. I kept thinking this would all be cleared up by the end of the book, but it never was. Still it was a good read and kept me interested.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2005
Despite the fact that Jackson Cole broke her heart,attorney Hallie Hunter agrees to help when he is suspected of killing Roberta Klein. As the lastknown person to see her, he's the prime suspect. Furthermore, there is ample evidence to seal the case against him, a detective who has no respect for civil rights after him, and Jackson has a link to organized crime. He's obviously either guilty or the victim of a set up, and in as much danger as Roberta was. Making matters more complex, all the old feelings are coming back to life between the attorney and her client. ........................ To enjoy this story, though it is filled with vibrant characters, you will have to twist your mind around the idea of a divorce attorney handling a murder case. Once you've done that, the plot is complex and fast paced. If you can get past the illogic, you will enjoy it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2004
Exciting police procedural romance
In Memphis, Detective Gomez questions club owner Jackson Cole as the last known person to see Roberta Klein alive. Jackson saw Roberta last night, but someone, and he is the prime suspect, strangled her. Jackson turns to his former fiancée, Hallie Hunter for legal help though she is not a criminal attorney................................ Besides being a divorce lawyer, Hallie wants to tell Jackson she cannot represent him because he destroyed her trust in him with his betrayal of her though he remains the only man she ever loved. Adding to her reluctance is that Roberta was at the heart of their break up. Still she agrees to represent him starting with ¿uncocking¿ cocky detective Gomez, who blithely tramples on constitutional rights. As the evidence mounts that Jackson killed Roberta in a lover¿s spat, he and Hallie realize they still love one another, but either he did the deed or an insider set him up to take the fall................................... Once the audience accepts that Hallie as an adept criminal lawyer though that is not her discipline and that Jackson insists on her rather than her recommended specialist in a homicide situation, fans will appreciate a wonderful romantic legal thriller. Jackson and Hallie are delightful protagonists while Detective Gomez makes an ideal antagonist who serves in some ways as the matchmaker who brings the duo back together. Though the résumé of the villain becomes obvious late, but should have been known, Mary Lynn Baxter provides a strong romantic suspense........................... Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.