Heartbeat by Danielle Steel

He is the award-winning writer and producer of one of the country’s most beloved soap operas. She is a production assistant for a network TV News program, married to a highly successful advertising professional. He is a lovable, hug-able, sensitive father and ex-husband.  She proves that life imitates art, as she becomes a doormat for her husband who divorces her when she refuses to abort their child that is  accidentally conceived.  He falls for her immediately. She takes us all on a roller coaster of emotions while she works out the details of her “real life” soap opera, torn between loyalties for him and her ex-husband.

It is the exquisite torture of a fabulous romance novel.  I found myself chiding him, “Stop being so sensitive!” And, scolding her, “Tell the truth! Tell the truth, already!!”

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