Derrick Carrington was hopeless in love
with Natalie Donovan. Derrick wanted nothing more than to
marry her; but, until he was legally divorce from his first
wife, whom he had been separated from for more than a year,
Natalie refused to accept his marriage proposal. Or, so
Derrick thought because once he finally became a free man,
Natalie found yet another excuse not to say yes.
All her life Natalie Donovan had been
raised by her mother to believe that it wasnít safe to
depend solely on a man because in the end he would always
cause great heartache and pain. Natalie faithfully stuck to
her motherís code of honor; that was until Dr. Derrick
Carrington entered her life. Without Natalie realizing it,
Derrick slowly broke through her defenses and charmed her
into falling in love.
But, all wasnít well for the happy
couple because deep down inside Natalie was still afraid of
total commitment and she truly believed that marriage meant
giving up her independence. Will Derrick be able to
convince Natalie to let go of the past and take a chance on
building a united life together as man and wife?
Unspoken Love by Doreen
Rainey put a new twister on an old plot; total commitment.
This storyline dealt with the heroine running away from
commitment instead of the hero. Natalieís fears ran deep.
She was hung up on commitment in general because of how her
mother had raised her. Although, she showcased great
affection towards Derrick; Natalie could never jump the
marriage hurtle. Natalie was a very independent woman in
every way except when it came to the matters of the heart.
Derrick was a yummy man with alluring charm and refinement.
I loved the way he approached making Natalie his own. He
knew that he was dealing with a woman that shied away from
commitment, so he took the road less traveled to earn her
absolute devotion. The coupleís love scenes were tenderly
sweet and told in a vanilla fashion. Unspoken Love
demonstrated that love can bloom in the scariest heart
and that even with countless hindrances at play, love can