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The Marriage Debt Shannon S Career As A Film Director Is Gaining Momentum And A New Project Offers The Chance Of Becoming An International Success But The Film Will Need Millions Of Dollars In Funding, And The Only Person Shannon Knows With That Kind Of Money Is Her Estranged Husband Millionaire Devin KeynesDevin Agrees To Fund Shannon S Movie On One Condition That She Give Their Marriage Another Chance She Reluctantly Accepts His Offer But This Is Just The Start Of Devin S Plan After Bribery Comes Seduction Second chance story H h have been estranged for 3 years Heroine is a director and wealthy hero runs his own business They broke up because the heroine wanted to pursue her career and the hero wanted her to himself When the heroine miscarried, they grew even further apart The story opens when the heroine realizes she won t be able to make the movie she wants if she doesn t have financing The hero is the only person she knows who has that kind of cash Hero agrees to finance her film is she will move in with him and try to reconcile.Heroine is not happy, but moves in Hero shows interest in her work Here it becomes obvious the hero is head over heels in love, but the heroine can t bring herself to reciprocate Some in law tensions are cleared when the hero s father has a heart attack and the heroine gets closer to his family By the end of the film s shooting, the H h have worked out their differences.This was a standard second chance story No idea if the hero was celibate during their separation, but he was dating The heroine was celibate and not dating. It s rare, even impossible, to find a HPlandia hero that I could feel sorry for, but this very thing occurred when I read Daphne Clair s The Marriage Debt It was so obvious that he was completely, desperately in love with his estranged wife, and it was all the poignant because he was such a strong, stoic, stiff upper lip and prideful guy but ended up begging and groveling to get his once in a lifetime love back I couldn t help cringeing at how aloof and mean she was to him, even though admittedly, she had cause to resent him I just didn t feel that reciprocal one of a kind, can t live without you love from her, of an infatuation If he hadn t forced himself back into her life, I could have easily seen her move on to a successful and fulfilling career and other relationships I guess Daphne Clair did a clever role reversal in this one by presenting us with a modern, career obsessed, film director h who put herself first and a tortured, besotted H who couldn t move on with his life and was content to endure any treatment by her including being second best to her career, and tolerating an OM if he only could stay in her life.I wouldn t go as far as saying the H was a doormat but she definitely had the upper hand in that relationship.Loved that a potentially catty OW was disposed of within the first few pages and the secondary potential OW turned out to be a complete red herring Cheating and adultery were never an issue between the protagonists If they had only waited a few years before getting married, allowing her to become secure in her career and self worth, and showing him the need to compromise because of the very intense constraints of her non conventional career, they could have skipped over all this angst, but then we wouldn t have a nice, low angst, Harlequin book to sink our teeth into D 3 Stars Three years ago when Shannon left her husband to go on a film location she just never went home again Devin had never taken her career in film direction seriously and when she d become pregnant he d battled with her to quit her job not understanding that you can t just walk away in the middle of production And then when she miscarried at four months, she felt he blamed her and neither knew how to breach the rift that had come between them Shannon put all her sorrow into her work, something she d learnt from her father, that you just had to suck it up and carry on She s built a respected reputation and has just the right project that could put her on an international level but she doesn t have the experience to get the financial backing Devin is her last resort, but when she approaches him she finds him receptive to providing the backing but there s a catch For the duration of the production, she s to move back in with him as his wife.It s obvious that Devin and Shannon once had a very passionate and committed marriage and that each suffered greatly when the marriage broke down Devin thought Shannon had put her career before him and their unborn baby, and Shannon felt he viewed her career as frivolous and of no value Shannon admits that she had been insecure in her marriage, feeling as if she didn t measure up to his family and friends And Devin realizes he pushed when he should have supported While Shannon remembers her husband as being inflexible, the husband she comes to know now is one who very much wants to be apart of her career and importantly a part of her life This was a lovely reunion love story

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