Thursday, August 4, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Woman to Wed?

Author: Penny Jordan
First published in 1997 by Harlequin
(Recently re-issued by Harlequin Treasury as an ebook.)

Marriage is out of the question…

Claire Marshall: Stepmother to the bride. Wary of love, she has no intention of marrying again.

Brad Stevenson: Finally free of family responsibility, has no desire for further ties and emotional commitment.

Persuaded to take on one last family task, Brad is brought into Claire's well-ordered life. She provokes him, intrigues him, angers and excited him because he is sure that passion hides just below her calm surface. But what would happen to them both if that passion were revealed?

Three woman catch the same bouquet and vow to ignore superstition and never get married. Claire is one of those women, yet in Woman to wed? she finds love where she wasn't looking. Woman to Wed? is the first in a series that Penny Jordan wrote for Harlequin in the 1990s. Even though I didn't care too much for this one, I have put the other two on hold at my library. I want to know what happens to the other two women who caught the bouquet.

This book was just OK for me. I really had a hard time buying into the story. Usually, I like the "love at first sight" story and can even believe the "I want to marry you after knowing you a few days" storyline. In this case, not so much. Brad was whiny and a total user. Claire was 34 and yet she acted like she was 50YO virgin. Aside from one night of passion, they really weren't together enough to even remotely get to know each other. All of a sudden, they are each just what the other had been searching for their whole lives? Nah, didn't buy it.

If you are a fan of Penny Jordan, give this throwback a try. You might like it more than me.



Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Don't you just love the old covers though! Ha!

Kari Boardman said...

They seriously make me giggle!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'd love to have a penny for every one of these I read from the 60's til today.