Gabrielle Bennett was rescued from an abduction by a
stranger. Marc Stephano didn't remain a stranger for long
but then after breaking her heart, he disappeared. A
self-made millionaire comes face-to-face with the one thing
he didn't feel he deserved back then ... Gabrielle. She, on
the other hand, may have moved on but has never forgiven
him. Will she seek revenge or make him work for her love?
There may be no escaping their TANGLED DESTINIES no matter
what fate gives them.
What a tangled web author Diana Palmer has woven in this
offering. I have to admit that I didn't care for Marc in the
beginning and by the ending, my feelings had changed toward
the positive. In the beginning, he seemed to be hiding
behind his long-held feelings for Gaby and jealousy and
grief (which both stem from his younger brother) can make a
man stupid but I didn't care for his nasty temper and
snarling at her. Hearing of his childhood and upbringing did
help in understanding him which softened my opinion.
Gaby, of course, forgave him quickly, which is something Ms.
Palmer's characters and their tender hearts tend to do. I
thought the heroine was amazing, she is gutsy, and despite
everything, a sweetheart. She is open as he is closed and
had, in the past, accepted Marc as the young man he was and
was proud to be with him. Fate stepped in and her young
heart is broken. She moved on with her life until she is
hired to model by Marc's brother and begins a friendship
that ends badly for the young man and throws an even deeper
wedge between Marc and herself. Until a hitman's threat
brings them together.
I did enjoy the dialogue; the mystery and the action are of
the usual superb writing quality that fans of Ms. Palmer are
used to. The romance, once they got back together, was sweet
with just the right touch of steamy. I have to add here that
the secondary characters that include Uncle Michael, whom I
found to be completely adorable if a little shady added
quite a bit to the atmosphere and solving the mystery of who
hired the hitman and why.
If you want an escape that is emotional, with action that
will have you gasping, and a second chance at love then
TANGLED DESTINIES is the book for you.
Passion and danger collide in a breathtaking story from
New York Times bestselling author
Saved from an abduction and unthinkable harm, Gabrielle
Bennett owed her life to her rescuer. Marc Stephano, a
stranger from the sketchy shadows of town, could've asked
for money. Instead, he introduced her to desire and claimed
her completely—then he broke her heart.
Older, wiser and now a top New York model, Gabrielle is
prepared for anything—except Marc's reemergence into her
life. It's a merciless trick of fate. A successful,
self-made millionaire, he's as powerful as ever. And he
wants her. Forgive and forget don't apply when heartbreak is
at stake. Yet the attraction between them refuses to back down.
The choice is hers: hurt Marc in the name of revenge, or
give in to love.