Craven, Sara. Innocent on Her Wedding Night. (New York: Harlequin, 2007). ISBN – 9780373126705.
Main Characters:Laine Sinclair and Daniel Flynn
Description from book:
Laine waited for her handsome new husband, Daniel Flynn, to come to her on their wedding night . . . knowing that their marriage was a sham. Daniel didn’t love her – he was just fulfilling a promise he’d made to take care of her . . .
So Laine fled – a married woman, but still an innocent!
Two years later, broke and vulnerable, Laine has to face Daniel again. And this time Daniel will take the wedding night that should have been his . . .
This is a decent story – one that I enjoyed as I do with most of Sara Craven’s works. In this story, Laine and Daniel have known each other for quite some time. Daniel was a good friend of Laine’s older brother Simon. Laine idolized Daniel and looked forward to his visits to her home. After a tragic accident took Simon’s life, life became much harder at home for Laine. Eventually, Daniel asked Laine to marry him. I can certainly understand Laine’s confusion – and her doubts about the relationship. She was definitely too young to understand that Daniel did love her – and that his ex was being vindictive. After a conversation with an ex of Daniel’s at the wedding, Laine decides to flee. A couple of years later, Laine returns home a bit broken and battered. She and Daniel are forced to live together. Fortunately, they find their way back together for a happy ending.
First read in October 2007