Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: A Perfect Marriage? by Cindy Myers

Title: A Perfect Marriage?
Series: Mediterranean Nights
Author: Cindi Myers
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 1, 2007
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426810040
ISBN-13: 9781426810046

Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?

After almost twenty years with her husband, Charles, Katherine Stamos finds herself at sea. What has happened to the closeness and passion she and Charles once shared? Her father suggests the perfect solution: a cruise aboard Alexandra's Dream--an opportunity to escape their everyday lives and reconnect with one another.

Once aboard ship, it's still hard to leave their work behind. And much of what Katherine most wants to hear remains unsaid. She begins to think it is perhaps foolish to want to relive the heady feeling of first love. Maybe those emotions are only for the young.

And then she meets June and Albert, an elderly couple who--after decades of marriage--still find magic and excitement in everything they do together. Their example makes Katherine wonder if it is possible for the love she shares with Charles to be perfect, even if she and Charles are not.

My rating:

This miniseries continues to be cursed with heroine that need to be slapped. Slapped well and often. This book was no exception—Katherine Stamos was one of those women that after twenty years of marriage (when she should know her husband very, very well) figures that, just because he’s not acting like a newlywed (after twenty years of marriage!), he doesn’t love her anymore.

And of course it’s all his fault, when she confronts him and he tells her he does love her, after all, she’s his wife. But that doesn’t count. And of course it’s also (it must be, he’s her husband that doesn’t love her anymore) his fault she’s fantasizing about a younger man. She has to, since her husband doesn’t act like a newlywed (after twenty years of marriage!), hence he doesn’t love her anymore.



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