Friday, August 24, 2012

Worlds Apart by Anne Ashby

New Zealand widow Raven thinks her mother's American fiancé is the loveliest man. Visiting his home in Maryland, she unfortunately finds his son is the exact opposite. Greg's animosity and distrust forces Raven into an unpalatable position of safeguarding her mother's happiness. His arrogant assumption his father has been conned by a gold digger enrages Raven and she assumes the mantle to prove him wrong. Soon finding herself attracted to Greg, Raven is certain he’s incapable of feeling anything deeper than the lust he makes no attempt to hide. Even if she is wrong about him, she can’t extricate herself from her pretence and she’s afraid he’ll never forgive her deception, her lies. Can he ever understand her reasons for pretending to be engaged to his father?

She was his father’s fiancée, wasn’t she? Greg discovers Raven’s subterfuge within days of her arrival. His initial enjoyment of her antics quickly palls as his feelings for her deepen. Desperate to bring her lies into the open, he maneuvers her into a situation where she’ll be forced to own up, only to have his scheme backfire.

But Raven has other secrets. Secrets that could drive Greg away, forever.

Tifferz Take-
Anne Ashby has  a way of drawing me into her stories quickly and keeping hooked till the very last word. I loved how Ms. Ashby added details of how things are different in the US compared to New Zealand. It is fun to see the differences. I remember when I moved overseas and how things can be very different. I also enjoyed how Raven was going to teach Greg a lesson. I enjoyed watching her do that. I also found that Anne threw in a few surprises I was not expecting. This is a delightful read that I am still thinking about over a month later.
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1 comment:

  1. Hey, Thanks so much for reviewing Worlds Apart and giving it a great write-up. I loved writing this story, adding bits day by day as I discovered yet another difference between our two countries. Its a true blessing, being able to experience a culture other than our own. My memories of Ellicott City, Maryland and USA will stay with me forever