Kate Walker could not help the fact that she loved Jacob. It seemed this had been a fact for her entire life; ever since she and her brother, Tom had come to live with their grandmother after their abusive father had died. All her young dreams had been wrapped up in this man and then in the blink of an eye he'd become her enemy. So she spent her adult life daring him. It had become a defense mechanism, a programmed response to keep from throwing herself at him. If she fought with him, he couldn't get close enough to her to do her vulnerable heart much more damage than he had already. What will she do now that he considers her fair game, when other women could not resist this man, what hope did she have? Will Jacob realize the truth before he destroys her young heart? How will he be able to make amends for the terrible wrong he has done to her?
BETRAYED BY LOVE is a gut wrenching, heartrending, tearjerker, which will have you crying your eyes out at Kate's torment and despair, and Jacob's anguish and misery. Sexual tension at its best, with a fabulous story that will not let you go until your have shed your final tear, both in heartache and joy. It is a story that will stay with you long after you have read it.
BETRAYED BY LOVE is a definite keeper that will be read and reread often. Diana Palmer has always been a favorite of mine from her first book and although, I had read this book years ago, it is as fresh, exciting and emotionally draining, as the first time. Ms. Palmer remains the queen of tear jerking love stories, over the years she has ripped my emotions to shreds countless times, only to artfully and skillfully repair them with joy and happiness by the last page. Excellent read!