April 2, 2015 03:26 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
My favorite 5-star read for February was a classic, epic romance that was first published in the early 1990's. It's the story of two star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the tracks. Matt has worked hard in the steel mills and as a mechanic for every penny he's earned to help take care of his family and get an education that will take him away from his impoverished life. Meredith is the daughter of a department store CEO who was born into wealth and privilege. The two meet by chance at a country club and share an unforgettable night of passion that leads to a pregnancy. He's more than willing to step up to the plate, but they only have one week to get to know one another before he must fulfill a contract to work in the Venezuelan oil fields for the next several years. Once separated, these two young lovers are unknowingly manipulated by her controlling father, until they both grow to hate one another and believe the other has sought a divorce. Eleven long years later, Matt has finally realized his life's ambition and earned his fortune. He's a powerful businessman who is every bit as wealthy as Meredith but finds himself restless with life. Meredith has worked hard to earn her degree in business and make her way up through the ranks of her father's store in hopes that he will appoint her as his successor. Now running in the same circles, the two finally meet up again. The attraction between them still burns hot, but can either of them ever forgive the other for their perceived betrayal?
Tags: Judith McNaught