Book Reviews of Separate Beds

Separate Beds
Separate Beds
Author: LaVyrle Spencer
ISBN-13: 9780515090376
ISBN-10: 0515090379
Publication Date: 10/15/1986
Pages: 392
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I love this author - and was not disappointed with this book. Interesting beginning, took awhile to understand what was going on - but the story involves a young woman who became pregnant after one encounter with a guy who comes from a wealthy family. Throw in her alcoholic, abusive father and a rich girlfriend that doesn't like what's going on.... Great boook.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is my personal favorite. I have another copy so I am letting this one go. This story is about a girl and a boy, from 2 completely different worlds who end up pregnant after a one night stand. Their story is heart breaking and I was totally sobbing my eyes out throughout this read. My kind of book. You will not be disappointed!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I've recently discovered L Spencer and love her work. This is a contemporary book. Very well written and I was riveted to the story of two people who have to work out a situation. Their relationship developed in a gradual, believable way and I knew they were meant to be together. Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book about a girl from a disfuntional family having a one night affair and becoming pregnant by a boy from a wealthy influential family and the girl's father wanting a money settlement and the boy choosing to marry her to cut the father out and to take responsibility for the child even if she was not from his class of society and he had a girlfriend at the time.
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Helpful Score: 2
From the Los Angelos Times: "A 'must read' for anyone who has lived and loved."

This was a really good romance. I'm not so good at reviews, so I will quote from the book's summary.

"The wedding of Catherine Anderson to wealthy Clay Forrester is the social event of the season. But everything abou tit, from the formal vows to the magnificent reception, is a lie. Catherine, a college student from a poor and troubled family, is pregnant after a blind date with Clay, a wealthy law student. And it with great reluctance that she agrees to his offer of a 'marriage of convenience.'

Catherine and Clay plan to divorce after the baby arives. They move into a lovely home and settle into an acceptable routine, until Clay announces that he no longer wants seperate beds. When Catherine reminds him of their arrangement, Clay angrily begins seeing his high society ex-girlfriend. It's not until after their daugher is born and divorce papers are filed that Catherine finds herself falling in love with Clay, wondering if it is too late to actually be more than his wife in name only."
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Helpful Score: 1
My favorite Spencer book... its a must read. Set in modern day it examines love and how acceptance is sometimes a lot more difficult than it seems.
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I read this book years ago when the theme was more relevant to the times. It was the first Lavyrle Spencer book I ever read. I was hooked! The characters were very believable. I felt their pain and they also made me so frustrated. This is one of my favorites of all the books she wrote! Great quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. I also just discovered LaVyrle Spencer and find I can't put her books down. You feel all the emotions of each character. You will love this book.
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This is a great book! I got it today and literally could not put it down til I finished it!
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I loved this book from the word go. It was a sweet love story that often brought tears to my eyes. I actually have two copies of this book and put one on here. I swear I go back to reread this book every few months, it's that good. Clay was a dream, Catherine beyond stubborn with a giant chip on her shoulder, but in the end all works out and will leave you smiling.
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Spencer is a great writter she keeps the story going. this is a good one. You will get real mad at the girl.
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From AudioFile
Liz Dykhouse's emotional tone brings to life this story of romance between Clay Forrester and Catherine Anderson. Clay, a wealthy law student, and Catherine, a studious undergrad, have one momentous night together when they meet on a blind date. Several months later, Catherine informs Clay that she is pregnant with his child. Catherine's stubborn stoicism in her desire to raise her child alone is revealed through Dykhouse's cautious, defensive tone. Further, Dykhouse's deep, sometimes caustic, voice betrays Clay's confusion concerning his impending fatherhood and the life-changing decisions he faces. Dykhouse's mellifluous vocalization highlights the beauty of this timeless story of the power of love. S.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
Readers have long flocked to the works of LaVyrle Spencer, one of America's most cherished storytellers. From The Fulfillment to Morning Glory to Then Came Heaven, her touching, emotionally charged novels have examined love in all its forms. In Separate Beds, two attractive, headstrong people meet-and fireworks ensue.

Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant. They agree to a marriage of convenience, an arrangement that suits them both-until they begin to fall in love.

Moving and deeply affecting, Separate Beds is a celebration of the healing power of love.

About the Author
LaVyrle Spencer is the bestselling author of twenty-two novels.
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I loved this book! Like all of Spencer's books, it is so easy to read. The story just flows and unfolds very naturally. The characters could be someone you know or maybe even yourself. The confusion, anger, despair, desire, and conflicted feelings are portrayed very realistically. I have read tons of romance and erotica, but in my opinion this book includes one of THE sexiest love scenes ever. I'm not sure what makes me think that, maybe because it seems like real life instead of make believe fantasy, unattainable romance, or hard core porn. I have read this book many times.
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LaVyrle Spencer's novels are "a study of humanity at its brightest and most kind". Always enjoyable and a good read.
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Loved it! LaVyrle Spencer is just great.
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A wonderful author.
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A really fun and easy book to finish in a weekend!
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Great story!
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Excellent writer! I enjoyed reading this book so much that I didn't want it to end and actually went back to my favorite parts and reread some of it!
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"The wedding...seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it was a lie...the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love."
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I thought this book was hard to read I am not sure why it may have been my frame of mind thought while I was reading this. Keep thinking I may reread later.
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A fabulous read! I couldn't put it down!
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Great writer
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Husband and wife in name only. Clay Forrester and Catherine Anderson, their wedding was the social event of the season. But, everything about it was a lie. But, could the unexpected arrival of love, threaten their marriage?
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Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant. They agree to a marriage of convenience, an arrangement that suits them both-until they begin to fall in love.

Moving and deeply affecting, Separate Beds is a celebration of the healing power of love.
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Two beautiful people on a blind date - only a few months later, it seems they are about to have more of a connection than they planned. And considering how they each live on the opposite "tracks" from each other with families that could never possibly get along -- well what to do? LaVyrle Spencer always understands how to proceed with this. And we always enjoy following it along.
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A good romance novel.
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Good book
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Awsome book
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The wedding of Clay Forrester and Cathering Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it, from the formal vows to the magnificent reception, was a lie. Catherine reluctantly agreed to Clay's "Marriage of convenience".. and the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love.

I loved the characters in this book and it was one of those stories where you wish it didn't have to end. :)
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A moving and delightful novel from a New York Times bestselling author who "knows how to tug at readers' heart strings" (Publishers Weekly).
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The wedding of Clay Forrester and Catherin Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it - from the formal vows to the magnificent reception - was a lie. Catherine had reluctatntly agreed to Clay's "marriage of convenienve"...and the only thing that could threaten their arrangment was the unexpected arrival of love.
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A LaVeyrle Spencer classic.

Teh Wedding of Clay Forrester and Catherine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it - from the formal vows to the magnificent reception - was a lie. Catherine had relunctantly agreed to Clay's marriage of conveniencee, and the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love.
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The wedding of Clay Forrester & Catherine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it from the formal vows to the magnificent reception was a lie. Catherine had reluctantly agreed to Clay's marriage of convenience.
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The wedding of Clay Forrester and Catherine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything aboutit-from the formal vows to the magnificent reception-was a lie. Catherine has reluctantly agreed to Clay's "marriage of convenience"...and the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love.
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The wedding of Clay Forrester & Catherine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it--from the formal vows to the magnicficent reception--was a lie. Catherine had reluctantly agreed to Clay's "marriage of convenience"...and the only thing that coujld threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love.
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The wedding of Caly Forrester and Catheine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like apge out of a fairy tale. But everything about it, formt he formal vows to the magnificent reception, was a lie. Catherine had reluctantly agreed to Clay's "marriage of convenience"... and the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love.
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My book has a different cover. It's a very good book and I couldn't put it down!