Friday, October 29, 2010


Contemporary Romance
2 Cups

Debbie has a secure if somewhat boring job with a small company. She is a petite twenty-seven-year-old; smart and attractive. Debbie is trying to find that perfect man who will make her life complete.

James is Debbie’s supervisor.  He is seven years older than she, dark-haired, good-looking, fun to be with, and already married.

Debbie and James work well together. Theirs is a flirtatious relationship.  James is taken somewhat by surprise when Debbie boldly asks him one day if he has stronger feelings for her than simply friendship.  She confesses that she finds him attractive and would be interested in getting to know him better.  That is also when she finds out his marital status.  Will James leave his wife for Debbie? Lust is a powerful, wonderful feeling but is theirs only a fleeting passion?

This book made me uncomfortable.  I found Debbie’s flirtatiousness on the job irritating and unprofessional.  However, I liked that James and Debbie were able to put their personal feelings aside when necessary in order to make winning client presentations.  I thought that many of the secondary characters in the story were interesting and believable – most offered Debbie excellent advice.  I also liked that Debbie matured as an individual throughout the course of the story and that she came slowly to recognize there should be more to a relationship than lust if it is to survive and flourish. 

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