I really wish I could wipe the entire experience from my mind, frankly.
Without giving away the author (I'm only partly sure about it anyway) or the title (forget it, I suck at remembering titles!) the basic plot over a 2 book arc involved the woman, falling in love with the hero, leaving Ireland during the late 1800s for America. Happily Every After in book one, sweet! Grabbed book 2 and after all this time (it's been years!) I can't remember if I grabbed it without reading the blurb or I did so assuming the second book was about the hero's best friend and his romance.
Oh, it was alright! Hero from book 1 died in the first page! Yet somehow, for reasons I have forever regretted, I continued reading. To be fair, there was no Internet then, not like now, and no place to research this book before I spent money on it.
Sure, book 1 had a HEA but the author completely ruined it with book 2 and killing off the hero to have the heroine marry the BF and live Happily Ever After with him. NOT the story I signed up to read!
Have you ever been tricked like that? Read a book with what you thought was going to be a happy ending only to discover it wasn't?
Tell your happy ending story!
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