A Rae Review – Bittersweet by Alyssa Turner ( Not Rated)

Posted November 1, 2011 by Nix in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

An intimate tale of love, sex and loss.


What happens when the line between love and despair is blurred?  Sabrina must find out if she has room in her heart for both.  Her devoted, disabled husband has planned a Valentine’s Day to remember.  Her biggest surprise – that unrestrained passion can heal her deepest wound.  If Sabrina can let ecstacy was away her pain, she will have been given the most valuable Valentine’s gift of all; a love that endures through eternity.

The premise of this book really made me feel uncomfortable throughout.  It goes a little something like this – Paralysed husband finds out he’s dying from an inoperable brain tumour so sets his wife up with his assistant on Valentines Day in the hope that they’ll get together after he has died.

Some people would see this story as described and would view it as a loving husband wanting his wife to be looked after and not alone after he has died.  For me it was just a little strange and as previously said made me feel a little uncomfortable.  There is no doubt that the scenes are touching, well written & at no time do any of the characters express that they are uncomfortable with the situation, so I can only determine that it is my own sensibilities that are affected by the story line.

Sometimes until you read something you never know how you’re going to react, for me, this wasn’t something that I was completely at home with, but I would urge you to give it a go & see what you think.

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