He arrived out of the blue, a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, 17 years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies' man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he'd fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs' return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn't the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it's like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can't remember sleeping with Marnie; then again, he can't remember much about his crazy past. But there's more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn't biologically hers.
As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret...one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone, and the man she desires more than anything.
©1988 Sandra Brown; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Rnadom House, Inc.
Long Time Coming was one of my first romance books and hooked me on the genre and especially on Sandra Brown. I have all of her books and have been collecting them on audio. I love this one. I realize it was written years ago but the story is still tender and will always be a favorite of mine. I hope you all buy this one and enjoy it as I have.
I have been a consistent, possibly obsessed audiobook listener since 2003. My listening ranges from suspenseful mysteries to science and technology, but I return again and again to the unexpected depth and breadth of books which fall into the "Mysteries and Thrillers" category.
Ok, I listened to the whole thing because I'm too cheap not to, but this book, from the name of the main male character (Law Kincaid) to the inclusion of every knee-jerk, tear-jerk situation, was silly and insulting. Another reviewer says the book's "really old," which may explain why Sandra Brown's work seems to range so widely from truly gripping to totally absurd. This book is the latter.
This book was interesting. The story line was different, thus making it more interesting. The chemistry between the characters was good, romance ok. Would recommend.
This book must be at least 10 years old and is terribly dated. Not worth spending a credit for. There are a lot better and more current Sandra Brown books out there!
This book was a total disappointment. The main character had a very strange, sick sense of responsibility. She hates her sister for the mistakes she made in her life, yet she herself seems to repeat the same mistakes without seeing the parallel. The reader is supposed to feel pity for her long suffering, but I couldn't help but wonder at the message and the rampant stupidity. She is forced to take on the responsibilities of motherhood when she herself was still a child, and it seems to me that she is no more ready for parenthood than her sister was. Is it really noble to take on parental responsibilities you're not ready for? Adoption was never discussed. This is really a story of a sick sense of duty and the resentment the main character felt because she was cheated out of a normal childhood and the chance to marry/ have a child of her own when she was emotionally and financially able to take care of a child due to the actions of a sibling. Yet the contradictions make you dizzy. Why would someone who feels so strongly about abortion have unprotected sex? The whole story left me kind of ill.
The story and romance was well written, but the main characters were just too hard to believe for their roles. She was nearly always frigid and rude - but somehow he became totally captivated by her. And he was a womanizing jerk, nothing real charming about him. Yet she secretely desired him. The story of their past (and why she was still single) made me role my eyes in disbelief numerous times. If you can handle a lot of "that would never really happen", then you might enjoy this book more than I did. In the end, it was a good romance story.
This book was so unrealistic. The female lead was a total martyr. The male character was a playboy unbelievably captivated by the martyr. The narrator made my skin crawl as she read the intimate details of the characters' relationship. Yuck. I will stay away from both the author and narrator from now on.
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