"Romantic suspense at its very best"
Matherly Press is a well-respected publishing house based
in New York run by publisher and vice president Maris
Matherly-Reed and her husband Noah, also a vice president.
Although Maris is at the top of the power game, she still
goes through the slush pile to see if she can find that
once in once in a lifetime bestseller. She thinks she's
found it when she reads the prologue to ENVY written by
somebody with the initials PME. There is no name or
address on the package so Maris has to do a little
sleuthing to track down the author.
When she locates him, she travels down to St. Anne's Island
off the Georgia coast to meet with him. What she finds is
a wheelchair bound man who wants her to leave. Her
determination to stay leads to a mutual attraction that
neither of them wanted. Although she tries her best to
control her desires by returning to her husband, Noah's
betrayal sends her back to Parker Evans. She doesn't
realize that Parker has been close to Noah years ago and
has been betrayed by him as well or that her new author's
actions are a means of gaining revenge on the man who came
close to destroying him.
Sandra Brown has written another fantastic work of romantic
suspense that has a refreshing and unusual plot device to
move the story line forward. The reactions of her
characters are very realistic and that makes them all the
more enchanting to the audience. ENVY is a tale of love,
betrayal and redemption, cleverly mixed together to insure
another bestseller (deservedly so). Ms. Brown's most
creative talent is to create flawed characters acting
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 5, 2001