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ADDICTED TO LOVE
LORI WILDE
ISBN#: 0-446-50204-9
October 2008
Forever
237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
400 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Rachael Henderson is addicted to romance. Her latest ran off in the middle of their wedding to accept an offer from the Chicago Bears. This is the second time she has been jilted and things are going to have to change.

Brody Carlton used to live next door to Rachael and was embarrassed by the crush she had on him. Seeing her now, he regrets treating her the way he did. A broken marriage and losing his leg in Iraq make him leery of love.

After being jilted for a second time and finding out that her parents are divorcing, Rachael decides to take her anger out on the thing she blames for her troubles, Valentine, Texas. This revenge takes the form of defacing a town landmark, a huge pair of lips on a billboard. She is caught and arrested, leading to the formation of Romanceaholics Anonymous and a new life for Rachael. The biggest threat to her new independence is the Sheriff, who just happens to be the first boy she ever fell in love with; he just might be the last also.

This is a great story with a unique and bizarre setting, a town totally dedicated to romance. The subplots of the mayoral election and the senior Hendersons’ marital troubles add depth to the plot. This plot is filled with humor, romance and some truly hot love scenes. Brody is a wonderful hero, a wounded war veteran and law enforcement officer. He is very strong but vulnerable, especially in regards to his missing limb. Rachael is a bit ditzy in the beginning, but by the end of the book she has grown up and become an admirable character, still romantic, but not controlled by it. Valentine and its inhabitants are a wonderful backdrop for this story.

Maura
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