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Living Next Door to Alex based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
When a man has mucked up a relationship by failing to convey the depth of his feelings to his chosen lady, the author should not reward that man by putting the heroine in the wrong. If the hero subsequently plots to make his lady jealous, an author of romance novels who understands the expectations of her readers has no business validating said hero's perfidy by making the heroine ridiculous. Women react in one of two ways under the influence of jealousy. The first is to lose the temper and confront either the hero or the other woman. (Rarely the better solution.) The second is to run, emotionally, to an unreachable place. This book would have been even more enjoyable to female readers if the adverse consequences of his dastardly behavior had been brought home more forcibly to the erring hero. We needed an "Oh, no!" epiphany, some satisfyingly panicked effort to dig himself out of the hole he had made, and considerable groveling to finish things off. I love this author's stories, but I hate when she makes her heroines the butt of a joke.