There are very few books that I have ever felt the need or inclination to re-read. But Judith McNaught's 'Whitney, My Love' is one of those rare gems that I re-read once a year and find something I missed.
The story goes like this, a girl named Whitney has been betrothed to the Duke of Claymore, who's first name is Clayton. Only Whitney does not know this and has her own plans for marrying another guy named Paul...something Clayton is well aware of.
So the Duke goes about wooing Whitney.
Judith McNaught knows what most women like in their heroes. They should be soft and tender when dealing with their beloveds but not doormats. And the women are not shrinking violets either. The romance in this book is not rushed in any way. Whitney has to come to the realization herself that she loves Clayton, after a lot comes between them. And when the wedding finally does take place, the pay off for the reader is huge.
One thing I did not like was Clayton and Whitney's life after the wedding. There is one final misunderstanding that sort of made me not like Clayton, even after it was all straightened out. But, it happens so late in the book, that I always just figure that I still have 90% of the book left to love him in.
Recommend this product?
This book should be required reading for guys beginning in 6th grade! By the time some of these young men reached adulthood, they would really know how to romance a woman.