Paradise Ruthless corporate raider Matthew Farrell was poised to move in on the legendary department store empire owned by Chicago s renowned Bancroft family In the glare of the media spotlight it was a stunn

  • Title: Paradise
  • Author: Judith McNaught
  • ISBN: 9781439194744
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ruthless corporate raider Matthew Farrell was poised to move in on the legendary department store empire owned by Chicago s renowned Bancroft family In the glare of the media spotlight, it was a stunning takeover that overshadowed the electric chemistry between Matt, once a scruffy kid from steel town Indiana, and cool, sophisticated Meredith Bancroft Their brief, ill faRuthless corporate raider Matthew Farrell was poised to move in on the legendary department store empire owned by Chicago s renowned Bancroft family In the glare of the media spotlight, it was a stunning takeover that overshadowed the electric chemistry between Matt, once a scruffy kid from steel town Indiana, and cool, sophisticated Meredith Bancroft Their brief, ill fated marriage sparked with thrilling sensuality he was the outsider who dared to rock her country club world and ended with a bitter betrayal Now, locked in a battle that should be all business, dangerous temptations and bittersweet memories are stirring their hearts Will they risk everything on a passion too bold to be denied

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    About “Judith McNaught

    1. Judith McNaught says:

      You can find Judith McNaught in facebook facebook authorjudithJudith McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best Selling Author, with than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and than thirty languages She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre.

    2 thoughts on “Paradise

    1. As good, if not better the second (or maybe it is the third) time around. #Ilovemattfarrell. EXQUISITETORMENTINGMAGICYes, this book had it all. It was epic. Won’t say too much about it and won’t give too many quotes as it just needs to be read and felt…. This is my first contemporary by Ms McNaught. I have read her Historicals and they have been solid, five stars for me. This book was written nearly 25 years ago. Does it seem dated? A little bit, the fact that there are no mobile phones, s [...]

    2. Rate: 500 million stars“If you'll kiss me back," he whispered huskily, brushing his lips along the curve of her jaw, "I'll make it sixmillion. If you'll go to bed with me tonight," he continued, losing himself in the scent of her perfume and the softness of her skin, "I'll give you the world. But if you'll move in with me," he continued, dragging his mouth across her cheek to the corner of her lips, "I'll do much better than that."Unable to turn her face farther because his arm was in the way, [...]

    3. *For such a long ass book, I'm keeping this review short*My first thoughts on reading a 709 page long bookWTF?After some 'encouragement' from my buddy Effie I decided what the hell, I'll try it out or get chopped up.Well it was the BEST decision everEpic FUCKING read!!It starts out interesting and simple, then builds up. Thenit seriously got real after page 80!Then moreIt has so much unexpected surprises that got me so excited. Thinking finally its going to all work outOnly to leave me highly em [...]

    4. NO IDEA HOW MANY STARS3.5 MAYBE?For the love of God, I can’t decide if this book is brilliant or just ridiculous.I was so excited when I finally put my hands on it because I had heard so many great things about it. Because of that, my expectations were too very high.I can't exactly say I was disappointed because I did like the story. If you compare it to some of today's romances, this is a WORK OF ART.It has an interesting, engaging and charming storyline (albeit at times ruined with too many [...]

    5. 4.5 STARSI really need to read more from this author! I've enjoyed her HR's and now have been seduced by her CR's. The biggest drawback to this book and the only reason it took me so long to read it, was the length--709 pages!! That is LONG. Mind you, I was never bored but the length was daunting enough to hold me off a little.Paradise was beautiful, enchanting, exhausting. It was an epic tale of lost opportunities and tragic occurrences. Believing something for so long only to realize it was wr [...]

    6. Story: GREATIntimacy Level: NICE/GOODEnjoyment: GREATLength: 708 pagesStyle: Contemporary Romance ( Re Read)TRUE STORY!!! I had this sitting on my book shelf for 3 years since 2002 and never read it until 2004, not because I didn't have the time, but because I thought it didn't sound interesting and wondered what can a romance author write within a 708 page book, like come on seriously. I had read a couple books prior by the author, but they were historical. But then I wanted something to read, [...]

    7. This was the first book I ever read for fun, and I read it when I was 14 years old. Me and my group of girlfriends all shared the same book. I think I was the second girl to read it, and from there it took off. I remember thinking the sex scenes were so risqué, and I would blush just reading them.Now 15 years later, this book doesn't seem risqué at all. One thing that hasn't changed though is the excitement I felt reading it. I could remember bits and pieces of the story, and I was dying to fi [...]

    8. Los primeros capítulos no consiguieron engancharme.Empecé a preguntarme si realmente me iba a gustar el libro. Más tarde he comprendido que la autora quiere que conozcamos de primera mano la personalidad de Meredith. Pero entonces llegó la salvación!!! Un mini capítulo en el que aparece por primera vez Matt y que le da vidilla al asunto.A mí el libro me ha encantado!!!!!! Es cierto que a veces es lento y demasiado detallado, pero para mí, no ha restado emoción. Los dos protagonistas, Ma [...]

    9. I have no idea what to think of this one! It about gave me anxiety.Review when I get my thoughts together, and have 'wines'

    10. I must have been the only one here who had not read this book yet.My only real excuse is that I was saving it for one of those days you just need to read a book you'll completely adore. Based on the reviews I read I just knew I would love it. This is a longer read than most, specially in the romance genre, probably twice as long. I was afraid It would be slow-paced or too repetitive because of it, but it wasn't, every page was one less to get to that HEA you start craving right after starting th [...]

    11. Rating: 2 out of 5.I was pretty disappointed with this book. The characters and the plot were similar to many of the other books that I have read.Virgin heroine meets a guy who sleeps around, they fall in love, misunderstandings happen, they break up and then meet again years later. In these years, the hero becomes very successful and sleeps around with dozens of other women. The heroine, however, only sleeps with one other guy, which she doesn't find very satisfying. Misunderstandings are resol [...]

    12. Judith McNaught made me realise or think, for the first time, that perhaps I could play in another team.God help me!I am in love with Meredith.

    13. Que me ha desaparecido la crítica!!! Arggg. A ver si me acuerdo de lo que puse.Si este libro solo fuera sobre Matt le daría 5 estrellas sin dudarlo, pero no sólo de el vive "Paraíso". La historia de amor entre los dos protagonistas es muy bonita y a veces muy triste, hay un rollo ochentero de amor y lujerio que me ha hecho bastante gracia y hasta me ha parecido bien el instalust e instalove, con un hombre como Matt todo es creíble. Pero se me ha hecho un poco largo y el final me ha parecido [...]

    14. A week ago, I sent a message to my friend Fani – the romance guru- asking for a recommendation on contemporary romance. My requests were simple: I wanted a hero who wasn’t tormented and a heroine who didn’t cry every 10 pages. This was her first recommendation, so I ordered it.When it was delivered, I almost chocked. The thing is huge; it can easily be used as a presse- papier during a tornado with excellent results. Given the fact that I’m not really a fan of plain romance without some [...]

    15. 2.75 starsUgh. This was painful for me.When you are feeling like this while reading:It's not so fun.*sigh* I was expecting something really great for Matt and Meredith after reading Perfect. But the emotional pay off in this was close to zilch for me. When you spend 650 out of 700 pages of the book keeping the hero and heroine apart, despising and disparaging each other, thinking the worst and having the wife insistent on marrying someone else and doesn't love the hero at all 90% into the story? [...]

    16. Re-read: February 2016Loved it even more this second time around. Looking for a book that I could connect with the characters and decided to revisit this one after seven years. LoveOriginally read: September 2009Paradise, by Judith McNaught, is a great contemporary novel that’s filled with love, corporate intrigue, humor, deception and friendship. The main characters, Matt Farrell and Meredith Bancroft, are immediately weaved into the novel with plenty of back story to give you a full picture [...]

    17. My first contemporary by Judith McNaught gave me some of her fun emotional connection and a good amount of eye glazing department and corporate talk. Our leads had an instant connection when they met and I really enjoyed their back and forth tinged with sexual chemistry and sass. Unfortunately, Matt and Meredith don't spend a lot of time together. Their first go at it has them together for a whirlwind six days and then its not until the 60% mark that they get to spend any real time together. The [...]

    18. I just reread this book now that it's available in digital form and, while I'll keep it at 5 stars for the nostalgia factor, there's quite a bit about it that's just wrong.In fact, it has a lot of the same problems that Whitney My Love has for me (and that one I either didn't rate or rated very low). The two leads jump to the worst conclusions about each other. They believe people who very clearly shouldn't be trusted on the subject of their love interest. I have (and always had) a huge problem [...]

    19. An emotional rollercoaster!I loved this book! This is one of the most virtually sizzling books I’ve read lately. Why virtually? Because nothing is openly described, but it was sizzling all the same. The powerful pull was there all through the book.I loved the story, I loved the characters, I love the tone of voice and the way the story is told.It was interesting, It was compelling! I couldn’t stop reading it!Yes, it is long, but I found myself wishing it was longer, just to be able to linger [...]

    20. 4.5 Stars“If you'll kiss me back, I'll make it six million. If you'll go to bed with me tonight, I'll give you the world. But if you'll move in with me, I'll do much better than that.""Six million dollars and the whole world! What else could you possibly give me if I move in with you?" "Paradise."I feel like it took me forever to finish this, but only because real life (and live sports) kept getting in the way. I believe it's safe to say that this one had unbelievable staying power because if [...]

    21. We oftentimes got easily disappointed when our expectations were too high. . And because many of Judith Mcnaughts fans tagged ‘paradise’ as her best contemporary, I had expected so many things like what one should expect when they heard the word “BEST”. It did not disappoint me though there were times that Im a bit ‘furious’ about Meredith, the heroine. I thought then that she was ‘nothing’ compare to other heroine of mcnaughts novels like Victoria (once and always), Elizabeth (a [...]

    22. I half-liked this book, I know that sounds funny but I really liked the hero and not the heroine. She seems like such a nincompoop and a dimwit that I wanted to reach into the pages and give her a good shake. She is presented on the first pages as being very smart and then we are given close to 500 pages to prove that she is anything but.I half-liked this book because the first 200 pages, all of the back story, could have been done in maybe ten pages since when they meet up later, they're going [...]

    23. *re-read for about the 100th time in hardcover*I originally read this back in 1992 yes, I was 12(!!!) when I read this for the first time and it totally blew my mind!!! I started reading romance from the time I was 9 (no, of course my parents never knew that I was reading bodice rippers at such an impressionable age!!) and up to the time I was 11, I never strayed from historical romances. Then I saw that my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE author had written a *GASP* contemporary romance (turns out she had p [...]

    24. Let me just start by saying, that I’ve been tangled in the worst book slump for weeks now- weeks I tell you! I was starting to doubt I'd ever recover. Everything I read, felt bland and lifeless, like I’ve read it a thousand times over. Well, that is, until I read this little gemstone of a book. I had no idea what to expect from this, especially having gone in completely blind. This story was breathtaking. I love Judith Mcnaughts voice. Her storytelling is so unique, while her writing style i [...]

    25. This goes down as one of the top 5 romances, I have ever read. This book defines the genre and is everything a reader would want in a romance novel. The author does a tremendous job in laying the foundation and framework for us to understand the heroine. And what a heroine! Meredith Baxter is one of my all time favorites. The ugly duckling that turns into the swan, and I found myself rooting all the way for her, because she was not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside! A must read.

    26. "If you're still willing to take me there," she said, swallowing almost painfully, "I thought I'd like to see paradise." LOVED this!!!!

    27. Le doy 3 porque Judith se ha montado un culebrón que en la tele daría para 400 capítulos, pero ya se me ha hecho cuesta arriba al final. Matt no ha sido lo que yo esperaba, pero le reconozco a la autora que sea el germen de otros tipos por el estilo. Eso sí: el segundo de esta serie que me espere sentada

    28. UPDATED REVIEWAs I have already mentioned below that this book or rather this story or more better Matt and Merr never cease to surprise me with their depth of affection for one another.Last year when I had read and review, I was miffed with Lisa for sleeping with Parker. That was a big error of judgement from my side. This time when I read and maybe you could say my understanding the situation is more clearer this time. One when loves someone dearly they always do things most unexpected by them [...]

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