David, Kay, Marriage to a Stranger, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2002).
Title: Marriage to a Stranger
Author: Kay David
Issues: Divorce; Gendered Expectations (Men); Gendered Expectations (Women); Stalking
“You’re going to have to act like his wife, whether you want to or not.”
After seven years, the marriage of Conley and Lara Harrison is over. Lara still cares for Conley, but he’s hurt her once too often. She wants nothing more than to get her divorce and move on. But that’s not going to be easy. Not once she learns there’s a stalker pursuing Conley.
Lara’s a bodyguard and, according to everyone from her father to Conley, the perfect agent for the job. After all, no one’s in a better position to protect a husband than his wife.
I married my husband when I was nineteen years old. He was five years older than I. He came from a small town in West Texas, and I grew up in a large metropolitan area. He was an engineer, and I wrote. He was intense, I wasn’t. My parents were married, his were divorced. I’m Anglo, he’s not.
When we walked down the aisle, money had to be changing hands. The odds were probably a thousand to one on the marriage lasting. We were too young and too different. But very much in love.
Twenty-seven years later, we’re still together – and still much in love. We’ve moved fourteen times, from one end of the world to the other (literally). We’ve lost dreams and replaced them with new ones. We’ve lost hope and found it again. Like everyone else’s our marriage has had good times and bad.
And that’s why I wanted to write Marriage to a Stranger. Sometimes, no matter how long you’ve been together, you wake up one morning and realize you don’t really know the person next to you. Your partner’s changed. Or most likely, you both have.
In this book, Conley Harrison knows he doesn’t want a divorce. He hasn’t been the best mate in the world, but he has his reasons and believes they’re good ones. He decides he’s not going to let Lara go, at least not before he tries to make things right one last time.
His success – or failure – depends not only on himself but on Lara, as well. Is their love strong enough to survive?
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