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For some reason I knew this book had cheating but still decided to give it a go Saved from Sin is the story of Melissa and Clayton, a separated couple and the story actually begins with the h walking in on H with OW, post coitus The story then proceeds into a typical HQN plot, where the H tries to convince h to get back together for sake of her dying father, and later, the h is consoled by H s mistress Then the story goes into flashback, when a naive h is seduced by the cunning H for some vicious revenge, and her innocence is ripped from her when he cruelly reveals the truth after which the h runs away.Flash forward to the present, there s a t te t te between h and his mistress, where they have a heart to heart view spoiler including talks of her past miscarriage hide spoiler An emotionally gripping story about love, revenge and betrayal A young wealthy heiress protected by her family, finally decides to stretch her wings and become independent She meets an older devastatingly handsome man and is instantly attracted She can t figure out why he is interested in her country bumpkin ways, but he pursues her and eventually proposes She accepts, they secretly marry and live a happy existence until her Father reveals that she is just a pawn of revenge between the two of them Hero does not deny the charges and she leaves him, vanishing off the face of the earth Now I really haven t told you than what is on the back cover But I will leave you with this.The book opens, when she is canvassing a wealthy neighborhood to conduct a survey She rings a bell of apt 59 and gets the surprise of her life when a giggling woman dressed only in a man s shirt opens the door The man s shirt happens to belong to hubby dearest.From there I was hooked, couldn t put it down I highly recommend. @READ E-PUB ó Save My Soul from Sin  She D Rushed Into MarriageClay Forrester Had Swept His Starry Eyed Australian Bride Off Her Feet He D Made Her Feel Special Witty And Rather Daring A Person Who Existed Only For Him, When All Along She D Existed Only As His Instrument Of Revenge Melly S Last Words The Night She D Confronted Her Father Had Been, It S Not True Clay Loves Me He Does And Yet She Ran AwayFor Three Long Years Melly Had Managed To Evade The Past Until The Day She Ran Right Into Her Husband And A Situation She Had 3.5 starsok, 4Spoilers, spoiler, spoilers Reading this review will take away all the surprise Just letting you know Some of this story I still haven t wrapped my head around It s strange I don t know how I feel about it If you read the first couple of pages, you ll come up on how the heroine knocks on a random door as part of her job and is greeted by a sexy woman in a man s shirtthe heroine s husband s shirt to be exact Sooo, she hasn t seen him in three years It s still his shirt And yes, they did it But you know this right out from the gate so you know if you want to flounce or not Gotta give kudos on that, right Of course, I continued to read.The majority of the first half of the story is told as a flashback Apparently our little miss married the H under false pretenses when she was a innocent 19 to his worldly 32 as part of a revenge plot the H enacted on her father When she finds out, she splits soon after after adding insult to injury and stays gone for three years until that opening scene The rest is the fallout of them finding an excuse for getting back together and the trials and tribulations involved with that Something really weird about this story The OW She plays matchmaker, which is kinda creepy You can be too close, you know Yeah, she screwed him but it was just a comforting f k among friends Hmm. Makes you wonder what they ll be up to next time they do lunch, right To add to the fun, he s also had sex another time or two the last couple of years Not with the friendly OW, other onesbut it didn t mean anything Hmm. I do recognize that she left him but, hey, he was using her to get even with her dad and then on top of that she caught him sucking face with some chick on the porch after finding this out Of course she s gonna leave I don t know if I m perversely thrilled or disgusted that he couldn t keep it in his pants, because he was actually a nice guy A very much in love, forgivable, whoredog of a hero So, this was a fabulous angsty, sneaky bastard, cheater but it didn t mean anything, payback is a biach, satisfying grovel kind of story If you like those kind of stories, you ll love this one. Ok, this is NOT my type of book If you abhor cheating H then I warn you stay away Anyhow I really actually super skimmed read this I was conflicted by the varying reviews of high stars and low stars and that the H was a freaking cheater and that totally holy crap meeting again between the h H OW So my curiosity got the best of me and now I m traumatized I m sorry but that whole mess is just plain weird, insulting and I wanted to punch someone actually I want to punch the H and the OW , yeah yeah the OW was all kind and helpful blah blah blah but holy freaking mother of what the blazes this was just a few hours after that evil H and OW doing it and the poor h had to witness this I m REALLY mad And I m sorry that OW explanation that H was pretending it was the h while they were doing it and that means trueeeeee loovee DISGUSTING what kind of heroe does that to a woman even though the OW was OK with being a substitute and the OW helped with their reconciliation so they re one big happy family NO JUST NO and the groveling was NOT ENOUGH I thought that other book I read about an affair cheating heroe the perfect marriage by laurey bright , angered me but then I forgave the story because book was under the Harlequin American Romance i e More realistic stories but this is harlequin presents The heroes shouldn t be cheaters anyway this is a really weird book story for me But if the h is happy with her choice then that s all that matter right And that s why I gave it 2 stars coz at least the poor h is happy And she got what she thought she never get But I still HATE THE H. Gah, what the m % f ck crap is this Married hero was dipping his wick in other women during his separation, but it s okay cause he luvs his wife and they were only substitutes Worse still, heroine catches him in the act in one instance Yeah, and I m the Virgin Mary Calms down and gets in line to punch the hero Disclaimer Cheating doesn t bother me as much if H h haven t consummated their relationship yet Clearly, they did in this book.See Tatiana s review. I didn t realise this was a Christian HP That means the heroine is advised to do what the bible says and turn the other cheek This poor heroine is even subjected to a how to keep your man chat from the OW a few hours after the OW has just had comfort sex with the heroines husband.I felt that every other character was emotionally abusive to Melissa, not to mention manipulated the life out of her.Armstrong tried to pull everything together at the end, but you just don t start a HP book like that, the damage was done I really like this author and this story does not disappoint I won t go into the plot because other reviewers have already covered it, but I will say that the misdeeds and suffering are nicely calibrated in this hero revenge story And speaking of the hero, for someone who wants revenge, he s incredibly sweet to the heroine while he is courting her and when they are married I loved the flashback scenes from their marriage, putting their house together The heroine is a pure soul and of course the hero fell for her That s why it seemed important to this reader for the heroine to find peace and her enthusiasm for life again We re with her as she goes on her journey from darkness and bitterness to light and love It s not forced and it s not insta love sex it s the hard work of digging deep into her values and what kind of person she wants to be The hero has done some of that work during their separation making peace with his father in law , but he too has to face the full extent of what s he s done to the heroine and it almost breaks him In the end, it s the heroine who has the power to heal and she uses her powers for good The opening is shocking, but we see it through the lens of a very numb heroine The OW is apologetic and understanding not taunting and horrible The h gets lots of apologies throughout the book that s why her forgiveness didn t feel instant or forced at the end It s been coming all along. I just didn t get this one, although I can see elements of it that could be appealing, so it might just be a case of it s not you, it s me The plot is based on revenge, with the older, worldlier hero setting out to seduce the naive country bumpkin heroine and convince her to get married, so he can stick his tongue out at her father, whom he blames for the woes of his own family, now long deceased The basis for this revenge was very watery Heroine s father was apparently jilted by hero s mother, who left him for one of his own employees Heroine s father then fired his rival and blackened his reputation so he could not find a job in his field Based on this, hero claims that the life and happiness of his parents was ruined forever Ooooookay First of all, I am not saying that heroine s father was right in his petty revenge but can we just remember that he got jilted two freaking weeks before his wedding by his fiancee who was obviously cheating on him with his own employee I don t think anyone should expect him to keep the other man as one of his employees after that, hmmm The classy thing, not to mention smart thing, for the other man to do would be to have resigned and then move far, far away, where job and social life sabotage would be out of reach for his nemesis and he and his wife could start fresh Out of sight, out of mind, right The hero s parents do not sound like very nice or smart people and this blaming their woes on heroine s father poisoned their child s mind, making him grow up to be the emotionally stunted, bitter person who would be callous enough to think this revenge plot on a completely innocent girl is in any way okay.Fast forward to the current story So naturally, in the process of seduction, the hero actually falls in love with the heroine, though he does not admit to himself that it is love, seeing that he is so emotionally stunted, but rather that he wants to forget all about the revenge plot and give the marriage a real go because he cares about her When the heroine s father finds out about their secret marriage, he berates his daughter for her stupidity and tells her it was nothing than revenge and that the hero might act nice to her right now but only because she is a novelty she is a young innocent whereas his previous long term and sometimes live in girlfriends were older sophisticates and once he tires of her, she will be toast Wow, what a nice dad The hero does nothing really assertive to deny this or even soften the blow I thought it was bizarre that he learned she was going to meet her father and tell him about the marriage, and he knew the big Escandalo was about to explode both their lives, but instead of rushing to her to at least have a chance to explain his side of the story first, before her dad got to poison her mind against him, he claims he was held up doing business If he truly cared, wouldn t he have dropped everything I think it was cowardly as he had all kinds of opportunities to come clean and she was dumb and weak enough to believe anything he spoon fed her He could have at least made sure she would be ready to withstand the emotional shitstorm that her father would be unleashing on her upon news of the marriage I can only conclude that subconciously, the hero really did want to bring the revenge plot to fruition, even if he felt guilt about it and cared for his wife, because he had lived with this fixation all his life and he was not strong enough to put the brakes on it The revenge was important than his wife, however pleasant she may be.Speaking of the heroine, she was very annoying Aside from the fact that she jumped into marriage without really knowing this person, she constantly referred to herself as a hick Really She was an heiress who was educated in a Swiss boarding school and had all sorts of social connections so humble brag much So heroine, upon learning her life is in shambles, disappears for three years, changing her name so that neither her dad or her husband can track her down Which is about the only smart decision she made in the entire book In doing that, she achieved the independence that she had craved all her life so something positive came out of it However, upon a chance meeting with her husband and reunion with a now ailing father, it seemed that all that cool self assuredness just turned to dust and she once again became the trembling, indecisive, weak, young girl that she used to be There was no growth I was disappointed in that She let everyone, from her husband, to her father, to her best friend, to her nanny, and EVEN THE OTHER WOMAN that the hero slept with the very day that he chanced upon the heroine, ride completely roughshod over her, basically guilting her for running away and making the people she left behind suffer She was the bad guy in this scenario, really There is one secret that is revealed before the conclusion which is that the heroine miscarried their baby shortly after she ran away from home When the hero finds this out, his reaction is to a forcibly seduce his wife for one last time before he walks out of her life forever and b write her the most awkward Dear John letter in which he tells her that he can t ask her for forgiveness Really Cause I think it would have helped if you had at least asked for forgiveness instead of bullying her into taking you back and asks her to visit a gynecologist to get a second opinion whether she can have children I know this was supposed to be emotionally poignant but the cynical, shriveled up little heart of mine burst into a fit of unintentional hilarity at that letter I told you, this might just be a case of it s not you, it s me.All right, and for the conclusion, the hero and heroine reunite only because he misses his plane and she runs to him to beg HIM for forgiveness I can t even with this book Just not for me. What a stupid, fucked up piece of shit H this guy was Clay was such an asshole He wasn t even a sexy asshole in my opinion I read this years ago and was just surfing through goodreads trying to see which nice sweet oldies I should put on my re read list when I came across THIS PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A ROMANCE NOVEL Sometimes I remember romance novels because of the sheer beauty and passion of the story and the fascinating MC s Then there are times I remember romance novels for the utter F up bullshit that was a complete waste of my eyesight Seriously Never mind Even if I was blind and this was on audiobook I would rather pour bleach in my ears than listen to this story I ve read romance novels with a hero who has cheated and I ve even believed that those guys had redeemed themselves by the end, but something about Clay just rubbed me the wrong way I disliked him from the beginning and not a thing that he did in his attempt to redeem him could have earned any support from me He explained it all away by saying how long and hard he had searched for the heroine He might have searched for her but it didn t stop his traitorous dick from screwing his OW every once in a while did it That is what I found unforgivable I didn t care that the author tried to make him appear sweet and reformed I didn t buy it I remembered Clay as a sleazy H He was one of those snake oil salesmen type of a guy with the too white teeth, perfect hair, dashing smile and the heart of a fucking snake This guy was a nasty promiscuous bastard I usually tend to have a lil old soft spot for the old school alpha assholes because I love a masterful man But Clay was just EVIL The one thing I hate in a romance novel is when an author takes the sweetest most sheltered and selfless little Mary Sue heroine who wouldn t harm a soul and makes her the victim of a vile nasty H whose dick should have been bobbitted I remembered the scene where the heroine meets the asshole for the first time after so many years and the dirty mother fucker has just finished screwing his bimbo with benefits friend That s just fucking nasty man Seriously A second chance romance is not romantic when the rat bastard H re enters the heroine s life by discreetly tucking his wet floppy dick back into his trousers after screwing some OW This heroine was also stupid and annoying Sometimes it is cute and sweet to meet a gal who lives in the land of the Mary Sues This heroine was an insult to Mary Sues everywhere The stupid spineless girl just let the asshole re enter her life again after she had tried too hard to become independent All her hard won independence is just blown to dust in a second And that s not even the worse She even becomes friends with his bimbo with benefits Lindsay Armstrong has got to be fucking kidding me An OW becoming pals with the heroine and even being all sweet and helpful to the heroine What s WORSE is this pathetic heroine NEVER even came close to even dating another guy while Clay is burning out his dick screwing every bimbo he can Fuck this shit Nah This crapfestival of rotten eggs does not deserve a special place on my elite read again list And Clay That mother fucker will never be on my sexy hero book shelf Good looks alone are not the sole requirement for my sexy hero shelf I might be extremely superficial but a guy has got to have looks, class and moral standards Oh yeah, and MUCH intelligence and a comfortable amount of money and be over 6 feet tall and have straight hair and not be fat and and have good breath and have symmetrical facial features and did I mention be over 6 feet tall