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Return to Book Page. Preview — House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal. House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal. She never got over her crush on Grant Liz had become a successful author, Grant a famous surgeon, in the years since she had worshipped him and he had called her "the horror. Passion grew as Liz helped Grant recover his zest for life. And when he proposed, even She never got over her crush on Grant Liz had become a successful author, Grant a famous surgeon, in the years since she had worshipped him and he had called her "the horror.
And when he proposed, even though he told her she'd never have his love, Liz accepted Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , Harlequin Romance, , pages. More Details Original Title. Liz Holden , Grant Battersby. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about House of Mirrors , please sign up. Can anyone tell me if this book exists in epub or mobi, txt, pdf, doc Ivy Yes exists in epub.
See 2 questions about House of Mirrors…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of House of Mirrors. Dec 13, KC rated it it was ok Shelves: 2-stars-ok , forced-convenient-marriage-to-hunk , good-author-meh-book , ow-or-om-real-or-wannabe , where-is-the-romance , harlequin , bland , he-she-loves-me-not , kisses-only-or-nonexplicit-sex , cruel-dickhead-hero. As soon it became clear it was she whom he really loved, not evil Myra Anyone else notice how her name closely resembles the mirrors she loved so much?
An indictment on her vanity, perhaps? Grant apparently felt so wracked with guilt which is why he couldn't go to Liz once he realized his big mistake in dropping the woman who'd worshipped him. I'll give him a bone. We're told Grant did try to contact Liz twice afterwards, but was warned off by her older sister. Not a few, measly crocodile tears and a reunion engineered by everyone but the "hero".
View all 13 comments. Jul 30, Julz rated it liked it Shelves: angsty , cheating , cruel-abusive-hero , hero-should-be-shown-the-door , trainwreck , ex-ow , hero-dumps-heroine , hero-is-a-jerk , mean-angry-dude , stayed-mad-the-whole-time.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Here's another one that trots off the beaten path. In this gut wrencher we have a hero who's actually in love with someone else and makes no bones about it. He spends the majority of the book chain smoking and pining for his ex-gf.
Ooooo Eeeee! Talk about raising your blood pressure. Personally, I couldn't find any qualities about this H that were so wonderful that Here's another one that trots off the beaten path. Personally, I couldn't find any qualities about this H that were so wonderful that it would entice a person to allow him to openly use her as a doorstop. He was nasty-hostile from the get-go. He was kind of creepy with his reminicing about her when she was a kid, while feeding her a bunch of lip service about being concerned for her reputation, right before he stuck his tongue down her throat and his hand up her skirt.
How bout it?. I love a good wallbanger but this one needed a higher level of groveling to counter what he did. The reunion was way off balance and almost made me as mad as the break up. If you enjoy stories about women who don't know their own worth hooking up with broken users, but who are honest about it! View all 12 comments. Jun 07, boogenhagen rated it it was amazing Shelves: , dump-that-cheatin-slime-slurper , h-with-a-backbone , anachronistic-contemporary-historic , angstfest-wrecki-drama , cuddlesome-h , emo-angst , ow-who-aren-t-stopped-by-black-hole , be-happy-the-h-is-happy.
I love this drama and angst story of a man obsessed with another woman but marries the sweet h and is happy until evil OW returns. The h wins in the end on penalties so it works out. View all 3 comments. Nov 21, StMargarets rated it liked it Shelves: vintage , yvonne-whittal , scenes-from-a-marriage , open-library , hero-behaving-badly , 3-star , angst-by-jealousy.
Hero was having a pity party and Heroine wanted to join in. All was well until he got better and appeared to forget about the heroine. Cue angst. Some angsty jealousy of the OW toward the end. Classic Yvonne Whittal. View 2 comments. LOVED it. I like the trope of the Hero loving the OW from the start with Heroine coming in second best because, duh, the angst is a given from the beginning. And yet, I also avoid it like the plague because so very, very few writers can pull it off.
It's one of the reasons that Pargeter became one of my favorite writers because for all the weakness in some novels that she wrote, Against All Odds, yes, the one that eveyone loves to hate, for me, remains one of her best works. There were subtle nuances crafted in, so Gail the h in that book is not quite the dimwit or doormat she appears to be and neither is Liz, the heroine in House of Mirrors. Both are capable, independent, hardworking women who go into the marriage with their eyes wide open, wearing their hearts on their sleeves, knowing the weakness and egoistic pride of the men they fell in love with and both decided, screw it, there will never be any other man for them and they will find a way to make the marriage work.
Neither are martyrs, imo, both are frustrated at the wilful blindness of their husbands to the wiles of the OW, both have showdowns and stand up to the OW and both are very human in that they can't help goading their husbands though Grant, to his credit, did not lose control and bitch-slap his wife as Carl did. And Grant had valid reasons to be disillushioned and embittered. His accident had left him with a weak leg, unable to use his hands as a surgeon and the love of his life, the OW, left him at the lowest point in his life.
For Carl, it was more like the last straw, his business was failing miserably and his ego just could not take two back-to-back hits when the OW left him too. Whittal though, for me, created a 5 star heroine in Liz. In the hands of a different author, this premise is guranteed to sink but with Whittal, it soars.
She shows Grant slowly and surely falling in love with Liz though he doesn't know it himself. Her forthrightness, her strength, how she challenges him to overcome his disability and not wallow in self-pity, and her selfless love, I didn't see doormat, I saw a determined, hopeful and stoic heroine.
But some saw her as pathetic so definitely a question of personal taste here. I liked how view spoiler [ she set him free with dignity when the OW came back to the picture and how she washed her hands off him forever but later, engineers their getting back together when she finds out he realised, almost immediately, his mistake in returning to the OW.
Whittal forced circumstances to not be in his favour, so Grant didn't come back to her quickly and his grovel was rather muted. But I liked it. She kept him in character. I'd suggest to look at KC and StM's review for a different perspective. I have always preferred epilogues, proven action are better than drawn out words for me and Whittal did a small one for them.
Please bear in mind, this is a book. Not condoning the heroine's choices at all in case there are young readers looking at this review. Believe me, in real life, guys are NOT complicated creatures. View all 19 comments. Dec 23, Aayesha Khatri rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Gluttons for punishment.
House of Mirrors
House of Mirrors (Harlequin Romance)