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Paradise (Second Opportunities, Bk 1)
Paradise - Second Opportunities, Bk 1
Author: Judith McNaught
Paradise — When corporate raider Matthew Farrell targets a department store empire, he crosses paths with stunning blonde Meredith Bancroft -- and a once-in-a-lifetime passion and bittersweet memories are rekindled for each of them. Can Matt and Meredith believe in each other at last? Or will a hostile takeover shatter their tenuous trust? — Tende...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743474160
ISBN-10: 0743474163
Publication Date: 7/2003
Pages: 709
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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readergirl04 avatar reviewed Paradise (Second Opportunities, Bk 1) on
I should begin by saying that my rating of this book isn't entirely fair. By that I mean that I read "Perfect" by Judith McNaught before I read this one because I didn't realize it came in a series. I LOVED "Perfect" so I was a little a disappointed in this book.

This book is really good. Judith McNaught is a terrific writer. I enjoy her style, character development, and plot advancement (most of the time). The main characters of this book are wonderful. They are well rounded and easy to get to know. Some of the secondary characters are not so well done. Their plot lines happen quickly and with little depth. This book is really long and Matt and Meredith's story is so indepth I expect a better, deeper story line to develop within other character relationships. However at times it seemed like the relationship was only formed because it was expected to in order for all the characters to get a happily ever after. 'Some one got together with some one else -the end' without a reason or explaination as to why or how. Also Meredith's father is portrayed as the bad guy through 94% of the book, but at the end it seemed as if Judith was trying to force people to like him. That bothered me and I never did like him. I believe it is the sloppy secondary character development that made this book seem like something was missing. I can't really pinpoint it exactly, but I just feel like something was off with this book.

After stating all that, I still think it's a good read. Matt and Meredith's story consumes 95% of the book which makes the areas that are lacking easier to overlook. It's a creative story that really draws the reader in and allows him/her to enjoy a good love story.
DanielleFM avatar reviewed Paradise (Second Opportunities, Bk 1) on + 177 more book reviews
couldn't put it down great story line!
robinmy avatar reviewed Paradise (Second Opportunities, Bk 1) on + 1669 more book reviews
Wonderful "wrong side of the tracks" romance. Starts out very slow. I almost gave up after 50 pages. But then the story takes off and is worth the wait.