Two Books, One Plot Device... I'm Just Saying...
I got this blurb from Nicole's blog, who in turn got it from Maya Bank's website.
One fateful night, Toni Langston seduces her best friend, the guy she’s been in love with forever. Two problems—he doesn’t remember a thing that happened and now she’s pregnant.
Toni Langston has been in love with Simon, her best friend, for years. The night Simon breaks up with his long time girlfriend, he and Toni make love. Toni is devastated and humiliated when, in the heat of the moment, he calls her by his girlfriend’s name. The next morning, Simon remembers nothing of the previous night and Toni is only too relieved not to remind him.
Two months later, she discovers she’s pregnant. She wants Simon to love her, apart from any obligation he might feel because of the baby. So she embarks on a quest to seduce her best friend, to make him see her as more than a little sister, to make him love her as much as she loves him. It works. Maybe too well. Now when things are perfect, she faces telling him of the secret she’s kept.
This book sounds spookily like Shiloh Walker's, Her Best Friend's Lover.
I know that millions of books out there have the same themes, and plot devices, but these two books, sound too close for comfort.
I'm certain that Miss Bank's book has probably been executed differently to Shiloh Walker's, but having read SW's book, I can't help but think that it's almost the exact same storyline. The events even seem to happen in the same order.
I'd like to hear from anybody who's read both books, so that they can give me their take on the main differences.
By the way, this is not a post about plagiarism, so there's no point in knickers getting all twisted up over it.