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Comparing Janet Dailey’s ‘Notorious’ and Nora Roberts’ ‘Sweet Revenge’

July 30, 1997 GMT

Excerpts comparing Janet Dailey’s 1996 romance novel ``Notorious″ and the Nora Roberts book ``Sweet Revenge,″ published in 1989:

``Talk to me.″

``It was just a dream, as you said.″

``You’re hurting.″ He touched her cheek. This time she didn’t jerk away, only closed her eyes. ``You talk, I’ll listen.″

``I don’t need anyone.″

``I’m not going away until you talk to me.″ _ ``Sweet Revenge.″

``Talk to me, Eden.″

``It was only a dream, just as you said.″ She kept her gaze fixed on the water glass.

``It was more than that.″ His fingers brushed her cheek, pushing back a strand of hair. She closed her eyes at the contact. ``You need to talk about it. I’ll listen.″

``I don’t need anyone,″ she insisted stiffly.

``I’m not leaving until you tell me about it.″ _ ``Notorious.″


``But it was only a whisper of a kiss, the brush, retreat, brush of mouth against mouth.″ _ ``Sweet Revenge.″

``His mouth brushed her lips in a mere whisper of a kiss, lightly rubbed and retreated, again and again.″ _ ``Notorious.″


``Whatever skill he had, whatever patience he’s developed, he would use tonight.″ _ ``Sweet Revenge.″

``Tonight demanded all the skill and patience he possessed.″ _ ``Notorious.″