Whitney, My Love - Judith McNaught Would have likely been a 5 star book if I had first read it when it was published in 1985. Time has not been kind. Rape and Alpha-ass hero with a few too many Big Misunderstandings really date this book and make it difficult to love.

On the plus side, the writing is fantastic, the dialogue is terrific, the heroine is unique and story is nicely paced (with the notable exception of stupid misunderstandings that gummed up the last 25% of the book).