Saturday, September 20, 2014

From the shelf: Paradise

Title: Paradise
Author: Judith McNaught
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date read: September 9-12, 2014
Dawn Rates:  (3.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught brings us her most wonderful, deeply emotional novel yet...a spellbinding story of youthful passion, family loyalties, and the fateful events that lead two special lovers to the miracle of a second chance.

Meredith Bancroft, a serenley beautiful blonde, and Matthew Farrell, an intense, magnetic tycoon, are both haunted by their once-in-a-lifetime love...betrayed in a conflict of heartache and pain. When the Bancroft family empire is threatened by a hostile takeover attempt, Meredith is forced to turn to Matt. As tensions build between them, leaving them both uncertain, restless...and falling in love again...

Filled with the passion, tenderness, and deep understanding of love that are Judith McNaught's unique trademark, PARADISE is her most memorable love story yet...a novel to treasure forever.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

I couldn't decide if I would give this book a 3.5 or 4. This was just recommended in an online forum. For me, it's like having 2 parts of a book: the boring introduction vs. the fast paced story. My first reaction was: this is unbelievable, almost 700 pages of what? Then after that initial shock, I could honestly say that it was like watching a long telenovela in a summer afternoon. That was how the story went. It centers around the timid, naive rich girl Meredith Bancroft; her manipulative, bitter father; her road to her first love with Matthew Farrell and all those time a telenovela. At first I was ultimately bored with all those introductions but going through the middle at the time skip the novel kinda grew on me. 

Till the next read...

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