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It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. The sex results in a pregnancy. Those ,those those…. I am sorry, would you not? Created by WorkBot. He was pure and simple-a very selfish monster. Coming from a loving secure home, he is a warm and charming person.
Still, even then I think they did not love one another. He asks her and she told him no. He tells her she is beautiful.
Well, my fiances best friend is too. That only means he is a fu. Lucky him! Arm candy? God, no! Because let me repeat myself.
So aside the fact that, no, he does not love this woman and yes his mother was right-if he wanted to marry her he would have asked before all of this, we move on and start with the actual plot-him and the heroine.
The hero and heroine are now married. He really has no patience for her. Sure, she is not full of confidence. She is not miss Perfect but she is sweet ,darling and really lovable. When they fight it is because he makes bold moves. And even thou it is very clear he did not want to marry her and has weird moments with his ex he just gets after her.
Wants sex, a relationship, what ever…And he is mad. He is ever so mad when she shrinks form him. I am sorry, would you not? Would you give up your body? And lets face it, what women rally can give any part of herself without emotions getting attached? Because he can not believe that she has taken those lies for granted. At this point I was ripping chunks of my hair out. I wanted to make my dog eat this book. I wanted to scream! Those ,those those….
He knows I love him. Kiss kiss And so we move on after we make a mental note to buy a wig to conceal the parts of missing hair with the story. Blah blah Cat lives with her baby, studies, overcomes her problems blah blah. To be hones the blah blah is just to speed this rew up. It really was a fab read. Cats struggles and her very achievement, every little joy she felt made me want to clap my hands and do a happy dance.
This woman was strong. She was a fighter. I wanted so much for he. So so much! But alas, Clay and her have a few run ins.
He likes he. He likes her subtle changes. He likes it all. Still, he tells her how he and Jill do not figt. The are so super! And why not? I mean really. They do not spend time together. They eat only in restaurants over meaningless conversation. They have sex here and there. She ask him about fancy clothes. He does not talk about how to be with her he does not work or even talk with his own father.
Nice and ever so meaningless. And you know what? In my book they should just have one another!
Clay would be miserable and Jill…well. Jill really would not. She has her work and fancy clothes and stuff.
Talk about shallow. I can just shake my head at any man that would want a girl like this. Any way, our main actors meet again. The hero is panting over the heroine. So he goes out of his flat with his giiiiiiiiiiirlfriend and wants sex with the heroine. Atta boy! God how I hate this guy!
She tells him-no can do mister, until you know what you want. He can not tell her he loves her or that he wants her!!! I mean W-H-A-T???? Well booohooo for them!!! I just know I am going to burst a blood vessel here. So time passes. And finally X days after he has a chat with his dear dear Jill and realizes that she wanted him and he her just because they were unavailable. How utterly nice! In all of this, the Jill woman drove me crazy also. Sure, my pride would be hurt if this were me.
But MAN! Leave the people alone! She stalked the dude outside the hospital where his wife gave birth! Why do you even want him, you crazy bitch????! So ya all know the drill. The hero goes to the heroine in some way or the other and they get back together.
Happy happy the end. If this was a happy end book the heroine would have found a man that would have understood her, loved her from the start,or at least realized to love her. And he would have time for her. It would not all be about him. Then, and just then, he would realize his love for the heroine, and he would see it was too late.
And if I was really lucky he would shoot himself in the head. The end! Let me make this clear. This book is a treasure. It was written perfectly and it was very real. Some say that it was out dated because of their whole marriage of convenience in this day and age. Sorry, but why not? She was pregnant. She was going to have his child.
If he was my son I would have wanted him to marry her too! Ever so no my thing. View all 16 comments. He had one foot propped on a rung of the opposite stool, an elbow leaning nonchalantly on the edge of the counter. Her eyes were were drawn to his, to the level, unsmiling study in gray. The silence hummed, enveloping her momentarily. Then without moving a muscle, he said, "You know what I want, Catherine.
I know I sound like a broken record, but I love stories about unrequited love that gets, well The 80's are the backdrop here, things like gathered shoulders on dresses with the infamous shoulder pads underneath, Charlie perfume, turned up collars Catherine and Clay were quite fantastic for each other but never really figured it out till much later.
A marriage of convenience solves the problem of an unplanned pregnancy, the result of a heated one-night stand. Clay's trying to do the right thing and keep his future untarnished, Catherine is trying to do what's best under the most dire of circumstances.
Throw in an unstable and mean father in-law, a vindictive ex-girlfriend and stubbornness to last for days, and you have the colorful background for this story. I completely understood her fears and doubts but I truly believe she played a large part in shutting out the potential for love between her and Clay.
Did Clay redeem himself? I think so. He was a little detached and selfish in the beginning but I felt his change in feeling, saw how being with Catherine was positively affecting him. And as apposed to other books with these themes, I think Catherine was the colder and more remote one. Thank goodness they both came to see the light! Of course I cried, when do I not with this trope?! But I was also touched and had a silly smile on my face towards the end. Loved this and even with its dated feel, it was still a wonderful and emotionally satisfying read that was incredibly well written.
View all 39 comments. Of course it was dated. It is 30 years old. Panty hose, ruffled shirts for men, cinnamon tuxedos, Charlie perfume LOL, but I did enjoy it.
Catherine annoyed me a bit but I suppose she had to stand her ground. Usually love an Ass but he was nice enough. Loved his family. Things have a way of becoming clearer with time. It lends perspective. View all 46 comments. Feb 13, Monica Murphy rated it it was amazing. I read this book when I was a teen and fell in love with the marriage of convenience trope.
A one night stand results in an unplanned pregnancy and Clay wants to do the right thing by marrying Catherine, even though really, they don't want to get married. They hardly like each other. But of course they grow closer and fall in love, etc. So yeah. Marriage of convenience, one night stand, oops a baby, we must live together and pretend to be in love, oops we're falling in love, yikes I don't wanna f I read this book when I was a teen and fell in love with the marriage of convenience trope.
Marriage of convenience, one night stand, oops a baby, we must live together and pretend to be in love, oops we're falling in love, yikes I don't wanna fall in love Just thinking about the book I can see how it influenced my writing over the years and it's been forever since I've read it! Warning - it's totally immersed in the 80s with the fashion, lingo, etc.
But at its core is an amazing love story.
Lavyrle is one of my old time favorites. View 2 comments. Foolish foolish people! They both made their share of mistakes. She is a strong fair-minded person but so cold and undemonstrative. And she could be a mean and standoffish bitch when she got in the mood.
The poor H tried again and again but it was as good as butting his head against a mortar wall. He was snobbish and selfish to begin with, but never Foolish foolish people! He was snobbish and selfish to begin with, but never a real d-bag. Coming from a loving secure home, he is a warm and charming person.
And he didn't run out on her, she throws him out. I think too much of the book was taken up by the wastelands of their ill-fated marriage. As a romance reader I wanted some connect, some intimacy. Even the few nice or happy times were quickly soured up by the h and her inflexibility. The h finally finds her emotional moorings with her newborn daughter and learns about love and opening up…and I wanted to smack her! She kept him spinning like a top throughout, one way or the other.
Of course, he is a spineless twit who didn't know his own heart and mind till the end — the last chapter kind of end! Like I said these were some real foolish, mixed up people! View all 10 comments. Jul 30, Joy rated it did not like it. Darn I do remember this book, as soon as I began to read it. I set it down and amended the earlier five stars to one. I'll be perfectly clear I love LS's novels, not everyone of course but the majority of them but this one is definitely way down there.
A right SOB. Abbreviated version. Catherine deserved a much better guy and I would have completely rooted for her to get her HEA but with someone else. View 1 comment. May 18, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a story about a couple who marry temporarily for all the wrong reasons because of a pregnancy that developed from a one night stand. Claire never grew up with love or affection but instead had a father who belittled her and called her horrible names.
Clay, on the other hand,not only grew up wealthy but with the most loving parents. During their marriage Catherine has such a low self esteem because of the damage her father caused by his mistreatment.
Clay tries desperately to help her, sh This is a story about a couple who marry temporarily for all the wrong reasons because of a pregnancy that developed from a one night stand.
Clay tries desperately to help her, show her affection and get affection in return but gets frustrated that Catherine keeps everything bottled inside. What he doesn't know is that Catherine loves Clay but she can't give herself to him when Clay doesn't love her in return.
Unlike Clay, it's not easy for her to show affection. I really wanted to give this book 5 stars but halfway through the book Clay made a few bad decisions that made me dislike him. The way he handled things with his ex-girlfriend, Jill, really upset me.
He pretty much left Catherine to go live with Jill then when he finally realized he loved Catherine he went back to her and she took him back with open arms!
That totally threw me off! This book was written in the 80's so maybe that kind of thing was OK back then? Nonetheless, I still enjoyed the story and I do plan to read more books by Spencer.
View all 3 comments. Oldie but goodie! Excited to see if I love this as much the second time around View all 6 comments. Jujur aja nih gw malas banget review buku ini. Sebenarnya sederhana aja sih ceritanya, Catherine Anderson 19 tahun , dengan latar belakang keluarga miskin, masih virgin melakukan ONS dengan Clay Forrester 25 tahun mahasiswa sarjana hukum yg orangtuanya notabene kaya raya.
Namun Cat ta Jujur aja nih gw malas banget review buku ini. Namun Cat tanpa gentar dan berani mengakui dan bilang bahwa dia tidak butuh uang keluarga Forrester. Namun sebaliknya orangtua Clay menginginkan Clay untuk melakukan tindakan yang benar. Ya ternyata Clay masih punya nurani dan tanggung jawab, dia mau menikahi Cat dan perjanjian diantara mereka berdua, pernikahan itu hanya hingga anak mereka lahir dan Clay lulus kuliah. Setelah itu Clay bisa lega kembali ke sisi Jill Magnusson, pacarnya selama ini.
Namun seiring waktu pernikahan mereka, ternyata Cat membangun tembok yang amat sangat tinggi terhadap Clay, terutama dikarenakan Cat itu merasa minder, terlalu mandiri, curigaan dan karena latar belakang mereka yang berbeda bumi dan langit dimana Cat tidak pernah mendapatkan kasih sayang dari ortu nya, sedangkan Clay selalu berkelimpahan curahan kasih sayang dari keluarganya. Di satu pihak, lama kelamaan Clay juga bosan dengan sikap dingin Cat, yang mengakibatkan Clay juga mulai merasa sensitif terutama ketika ibunya dan Cat sudah mempersiapkan pesta kelulusan Clay tanpa sepengetahuan Clay.
Puncaknya, pada pesta itu, Jill mantan pacar Clay menyatakan terang-terangan untuk meminta Clay kembali. Cat yang termakan provokasi dari Jill, akhirnya bertengkar paling hebat sebelum2nya mereka juga sering bertengkar dan saling mendiamkan , yang berakhir dengan keluarnya Clay dari rumah mereka.
Dan Clay pun mengurus surat perceraian mereka dan Clay cepat-cepat balik ke pelukan Jill. Dalam waktu 6 bulan, Cat berinstrospeksi dan menyadari keangkuhan dirinya dan ternyata dirinya masih mencintai Clay. Di sisi Clay, dia mulai kangen pada anak mereka dan waktu menengok mereka berdua, Clay menyadari bahwa dia melihat banyak perubahan pada diri Cat dan masih menginginkan Cat.
Tapi Cat dengan tegas menyatakan bahwa dia mencintai Clay tapi tidak akan bisa menerima Clay jika Clay tidak mencintai Cat. Dan menjelang Natal, Clay baru sadar Jill dan dirinya tidak cocok karena Jill kelewat ambisius dan tidak menginginkan memiliki anak mereka. Tampaknya perpisahan mereka juga dipaksakan di buku ini supaya terlihat happy ending buat Clay dan Cat di hari Natal.
Yang jadi pertanyaan diri gw: Layakkah kita menerima kembali pria seperti Clay? Bagaimana kalau diterima kembali, tetapi di kemudian hari, Clay kembali bosan dan pindah ke pelukan wanita lain yang langsung bisa menerimanya? Jul 08, Karla rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book up until the last few chapters.
Just a bit too much back and forth with the Catherine and her indecisiveness on her feelings for Clay. I hated Clay in the beginning and then he just overwhelmed with his change of heart.
They both frustrated me at times, but when their emotions were raw and they just let themselves feel, it was awesome! A strong, well-written, lovely romance with a sweet HEA. View all 4 comments. This was so boring I nearly died.
I got to the last chapter and I just couldn't go on anymore. What a waste of time! Good womens fiction story, a bit of a downer. Unlikeable heroine. Ending was happy but should have been better. Her mother was weak. Clay and Catherine had a blind date. They saw each other only one night and she got pregnant. For interesting reasons, they agree on a marriage of convenience and to divorce after the baby is born. Most of the book was not fun. But at the end I thought ok, I can see why she did what she did.
But I wanted her to have sex with him because she loved him. I wanted her to be kind and pleasant to him, but she was not. For most of the book she was cold, distant, mean, remote, and stubborn, always saying stay away from me. She never smiled. How could anyone grow to love someone who acted like that - for months. What was missing was seeing them fall in love, seeing a relationship develop. Then all of a sudden someone changes their mind at the end and everyone is happy together.
One thing I liked about Catherine. She never wanted money from Clay for herself. She only wanted enough to care for the baby. I was also unhappy that Catherine drank wine several times while pregnant. It was common knowledge in that pregnant women should avoid alcohol.
He had flaws, but it made a good story. He also did some neat things. The narrator Liz Dykhouse was pretty good, but I wish she would have used a more normal voice for Clay. She sounded weird doing his voice - kind of nasal or stressed. Narrative mode: Unabridged audiobook length: Swearing language: Sexual language: Number of sex scenes: Book copyright: January 11, History. By LaVyrle Spencer. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks.
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