×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Mistake She Made (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1557)
  • Alternative view 1 of The Mistake She Made (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1557)
  • Alternative view 2 of The Mistake She Made (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1557)
     

The Mistake She Made (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1557)

3.6 3
by Linda Style
 

See All Formats & Editions

Time heals all wounds--Tori Amhearst knows this firsthand. Ever since that awful event all those years ago, she's made the most of her life, her career. But the moment she discovers that the man she put behind bars is innocent, she knows she has to make it right. And how could she not? Thanks to her, Lincoln Crusoe has nothing. Not even his memory.

Now

Overview

Time heals all wounds--Tori Amhearst knows this firsthand. Ever since that awful event all those years ago, she's made the most of her life, her career. But the moment she discovers that the man she put behind bars is innocent, she knows she has to make it right. And how could she not? Thanks to her, Lincoln Crusoe has nothing. Not even his memory.

Now memory controls both their lives. Tori can't forget and Lincoln can't remember. While she knows she's got to tell him the truth, every part of her resists. She never expected to love him and doesn't want to lose him. Because the truth won't set her free--it'll just send him running.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373715572
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
Harlequin Super Romance Series , #1557
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Style prepared herself for a career in writing by doing all the usual things. She's traveled from Australia to Istanbul, earned degrees in behavioral science and in journalism, completed programs in photography and organizational management, and worked as a photographer, a freelance writer, a caseworker, an investigator, and a management consultant.

An obvious segue? Well, sure! Linda believes it's all been a training ground for what she really wanted to do — write fiction.

To find time to write, Linda would rise at 4:30 a.m. each day to fit in some writing before work, then during lunch she'd edit and revise. Her travels are well documented through dozens of photos, journals, and tapes — because she's always known that, someday, she'd use the information in her books.

To date, she's written four books, which have won or placed in over a dozen RWA contests for unpublished writers. All four novels have reached the finals in the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart contest for unpublished novelists.

Linda's debut novel, Her Sister's Secret, a June 2000 Harlequin Superromance, was a 1999 finalist in the single title category of the Golden Heart and also won the grand prize in the Dazzling Hook contest.

Linda's passions (besides her husband, four sons, one daughter-in-law, one almost daughter-in-law, two totally awesome grandchildren, and two stepchildren and their spouses) still include travel and photography. She belongs to several writers' groups, and has left all her earlier careers to write full-time from her home in Gilbert, Arizona.

"I still can't believe that someone actually wants to payme todo what I love to do. How great is that?" Linda would love to hear from you.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Mistake She Made (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1557) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Arizona Artist Tori Amhearst is stunned when DNA proved Linc Crusoe is not the man who raped her. She is appalled as her testimony put him behind bars where he stayed for a decade. To make matters worse, just before he is to be freed, he is badly injured in a prison assault that rushed him to Scottsdale Trauma Center for emergency treatment; when he regains consciousness from the medically induced coma, he suffers from amnesia. His only visitor is Tori who feels strongly she owes him for her wrongful accusation. He fails to recognize her so she explains she is a friend from college. As she falls in love with him, she knows she owes him the truth, but fears once aware of who she is he will rightfully end their relationship. She also knows he probably will regain his memory or someone will recognize her and tell him who she is. THE MISTAKE SHE MADE is a fabulous romance starring a heroine who knows she cannot take back her error but wants to do whatever she can to make it easier on her victim. Linc is simplified by his condition, but the tormented Tori more than makes up for it with her anguish. The story line has a neat twist involving what really happened and a condemnation of states quick to convict with while ignoring DNA evidence as is Linc's case (until another criminal offered additional information). Fans will relish this second chance at life between the accuser and the accused. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharliebel More than 1 year ago
Review by Sharlet Liebel © 2009 Hope, Trust, forgiveness - characteristics of lovers in a growing relationship. What if emotions are tainted with guilt, regret, and remorse by new partners? Such is the Harlequin story by Linda Style, THE MISTAKE SHE MADE, nominated by Romantic Times for the Best SuperRomance of the Year! Tragedy happens almost as soon as vindication in prison for a crime that Linc Crusoe never committed. Impossible as it seems, Linc spends years in a tinderbox prison where hoods take-up residence and murder their cellmates. Daily journals of his innocence are ripped away by Snake who instigates and lands treacherous punches with the guard watching. Instead of freedom, Crusoe is traumatized and when he finally becomes conscious his memory is gone. A lovely blond-haired Tori Amhearst appears to be his sole visitor in the hospital as he comes out of his coma. Tori has learned that Linc Crusoe's DNA tests prove him innocent against evidence gathered at his trial where he was convicted of her rape 10-years ago. The news is unbearable because she identified him as her assailant. How can she forgive herself and the mistake she made? Linc becomes attached to Tori as she continues her hospital visits. Soon, they learn he might be released. But without friends or money this presents both a problem and need for a solution. Tori offers to help him get started; after all, he's in a wheelchair and can't work. He's reluctant. Prideful. Finally, Tori sets-up a convoluted temporary plan to help Linc. It might work and Tori, as yet, had not told Linc about their connection. This causes her total anxiety. There is mystery and a secret past between Tori and Lincoln Crusoe that was interrupted during their high school days. In fact, Tori's best friend Serena and she share other secrets that will develop into new suspense. Tori and Linc's new attraction becomes new love for both. Delicate, gentle, and romantic scenes touch a deep yearning for this couple so that readers feel the passion of their romance during an unexpected outing. As luck would have it, Linc is picked-up for a crime linked to a different investigation. Lincoln Crusoe is again in jail. This is so alarming because he has an alibi. He's been with Tori. However, it is all too soon that Linc learns of Tori's cover-up and a break-up ensues. New fears for Tori emerge to destroy her peace since the real rapist is still loose. Prepare for the twists and turns that develop in an emotionally charged ending.