Paradise - Second Opportunities, Bk 1 Author:Judith McNaught Corporate raider Matthew Farrell had come a long way from the poor, scruffy kid of Indiana's steel mills. A long way from the country club where, feeling like an outsider, he had dared to fall in love with a beautiful blonde named Meredith Bancroft, and known a once-in-a-lifetime passion and betrayal that still haunted his memory...Now world... more » leaders courted him, the media watched his every move, and he was ready to move in on the Bancroft empire.
A cool, poised executive in her family's legendary department store chain, Meredith had once defied her father for the sexually magnetic, intense Matt Farrell -- and their brief, ill-fated marriage was the disastrous outcome. Now, as the Bancroft firm is threatened by a hostile takeover, Meredith is forced to confront Matt. As tensions build between them, bittersweet memories rise to the surface, leaving them suspicious, restless, and uncertain. Will they be able to believe in each other -- and grasp the tender miracle that is before them?« less
I read this when I was a teenager as one of my first romance novels. Since, I've read it multiple times and love it more every time. Great book, great epic love story that revolves around first love, loss and finding love again after secrets and betrayal. Perfect, the kind of sequel, is quite good also.
I just LOVED this book! This is the first book in three where the characters overlap. "Perfect" is second (Loved it!!) and "Every Breath you Take" is the third one. It was just as awesome as the other two.
A really good story by Judith McNaught. Matthew Farrell and Meredith Bancroft marry, divorce and spend years apart, all because of her father's self-centered belief that he, and only he, knows what is best for her. How they get back together makes for an engrossing read.
Ruthless corporate raider Matt Farrell is poised to move in on the legendary department store empire owned by the Bancroft family. Matt, once a scruffy kid and cool sophisticated Meredith Bancroft had a brief, ill-fated marriage sparked with thrilling sensuality--he was the outsider who dared to rock her country club world it ended in bitter betrayal. Now, locked in a battle that should be all business, dangerous temptations and bitttersweet memories are stirring their hearts. Riviting a can't put down book.