From the moment they met, Khristine has
been in love with Reilly. The two have been happily and
passionately in love for years. Yet five years back, Reilly
told Khristine he wanted to be able to see other women.
Though dismayed at the thought, Khristine agreed, and now
Reilly has convinced her to take two weeks away from him and
visit a resort where her wildest fantasies can be
fulfilled. But this resort is more than what it seems.
Even as Khristine encounters the mysterious man who has been
haunting her fantasies, she begins to learn more about
herself, and Reilly, than she ever could have imagined.
Without giving away any spoilers, I can
safely say that Reilly’s Woman has an
interesting premise. Khristine and Reilly’s relationship
does not appear to be the usual stuff of romance novels, so
I was intrigued to read and discover how Marilyn Lee would
provide her characters with a happy ending that I would find
satisfying. Ms. Lee did succeed, but. unfortunately, I
found the story not fully to my taste. While the characters
were likeable enough and the premise of the story was
interesting, there was simply too much going on in too short
a tale. Reilly’s Woman felt a bit crammed
with information and events, and the story might have been
better served by expanding more on what was going on. In
essence, I didn’t connect with the characters or the
obstacles they had to overcome because I was too busy
keeping up with what was going on. All in all, I found
Reilly’s Woman to be interesting, but not,
perhaps, the story for me.