|Real Thing, the (1986) [Novel]|
by Barbara Delinsky
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(From the publisher):
They were complete strangers searching for the same thing—solitude. But thanks to a matchmaking friend, Deirdre Joyce and Neil Hershey found themselves stranded on an island off the coast of Maine. Forced to coexist, they discovered there was no escaping the inevitable—irresistible attraction and a desire so powerful that the idea of living alone again was unimaginable.
A marriage of “convenience” seemed like the perfect solution—he would run her family's company and she would pursue her career. Suddenly, though, their charade began to feel like the real thing. But away from their island retreat, could their feelings survive the forces of the outside world?
Original title: The Real Thing
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary