Breakfast in Bed Mass Market Paperback – May 1 2007
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Sloan Fairchild has made a rousing success of her elegant San Francisco bed-and-breakfast inn, but her love life has suffered--until her best friend's fiance comes to stay for a month. Should Sloan betray her friend, or deny her heart? A deeply romantic story of a woman forced to examine her conscience and make a hard decision. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Library Journal
Richard Poe gives an expressive reading of this popular romance novel set in San Francisco. Sloan Fairchild has buried herself in running her bed-and-breakfast, afraid to open herself to more hurt after neglect by her parents and abandonment by her fiance. Carter Madison, her best friend's fiance, arrives, looking for a quiet place to finish his novel?and they find their attraction for one another impossible to deny. Finding happiness for themselves without betraying Sloan's friend seems an impossible dilemma. But never fear, the author will work it out. She gives us credible characters, a good many erotic love scenes, and the atmosphere of a seductive city. Poe handles emotionally loaded dialog and sexy scenes with grace and style, and has a deep, suggestive voice. An excellent production; recommended for fiction collections.?Melody Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
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BED . . . written back in 1983, this appears to be one of her
earlier books . . . she was strictly a romance novelist then . . . Brown subsequently shifted gears to write mystery thrillers, many of which I have enjoyed (especially since they are almost always different) . . . what seems to have happened: when she became so popular, her publisher took to reissuing her earlier works in both paperback and cassette versions . . . this surprisingly engrossing tale is about a woman, jilted by her boyfriend, who directs all her energy into running an elegant
bed-and-breakfast inn . . . everything is safe and
comfortable until a successful author appears on her doorstep
to finish his latest project . . . they naturally fall in love; however, the author also happens to be her best friend's fiance . . . I must admit that several steamy love scenes also helped keep my attention . . . Richard Poe's narration was excellent.
All is going perfectly. Sloane is able to successfully deny her more sensual needs, and take pleasure in her growing business. Until an incredible guest shows up--a man who literally takes her breath away, fight it as she will. Carter turns out to be a best-selling author who needs a hideaway to escape his hectic life and meet the looming deadline for his next book. Sloane is viscerally attracted to him, but fiercely fights it down. Not only is she afraid of involvement, this man is strictly off limits. He is her best friend's fiance.
As the attraction between Sloane and Carter grows despite their best efforts, so does their guilt. Carter is not a lothario, but he is engaged for all the wrong reasons: his fiancee and her two small children have been left behind by the death of his best friend. Lending support and assistance, he found himself offering more. Now that he has met Sloane, he sees the error he has made, but it is too late. He feels he must honor his commitment.
Sloane, now desperately in love, feels the same, and it is almost unbearable. When the two finally make love, having lost their battle to stay apart, the reader is torn as well. Obviously, Sloane and Carter belong together, but is that fair?
The reader is kept on tenterhooks until almost the last page, and the ending is not predictable. This is a lovely romance, one with a conscience, and I recommend it highly.
Sloan Fairchild is the owner of this elegant bed-and-breakfast inn, and it's called Fairchild House. Sloan focuses all her energy into Fairchild House and in a way Fairchild House is her sanctuary from the outside world, because in the outside world, Sloan has been hurt too many times and she's sort of hiding from it. Sloan promises her best friend, Alicia to let Alicia's fiancé live in Fairchild House for a month. It was a big mistake... because as soon as Sloan opened that door to let Carter Madison into that house, Alicia's fiancé, there was instant sexual tension.
Carter Madison came to Fairchild House, to work on the last chapter of his book. What he didn't expect was to feel the passion and desire for his fiancée's best friend.
Sloan and Carter try to ignore the mutual passion and desire, because of Alicia, but it's very hard. The time comes when Carter ahs to leave, to marry Alicia, but would Carter be able to leave and fulfill his wedding vows to Alicia?
I love this book because of the strong will power Carter and Sloan shows, to restrain themselves of their passion and desire. I think it's really magical and it's really good. I stayed up until very late to finish "Breakfast in Bed" and it was worth it.
Sloan, with her chilling vulnerability and a woman at heart attracts Carter like no other. Desperately she fights this magnetic attraction for this writer, refusing any form of betrayal. She feels protected and loved in the arms of Carter yet they have to keep their attractions at bay. Sloan is going to find that letting him go is not as easy anymore...
The moral dilemma is handled with professional narrative by Ms. Brown and she has created two memorable characters who decide their path of love together. Her stories are simple with stunning truths - that love is a healer and also cuts in both ways.
Ms. Brown is one gifted writer capable of producing savagely tender stories that grip the readers. Her passionate love scenes is done with exquisite poignancy and sizzling desires. It has no frills but sweeps the readers in a lulling mode with the simplicity. BREAKFAST IN BED is definitely a romance that will be etched in your heart with its cutting poignancy.
Most recent customer reviews
Want a fairly quick read full of sizzling romance- this is it! Single, Sloan is trying to make a go of her Bed & Breakfast. Read morePublished on March 17 2003 by janlouise
I bought the abridged audio tape because I like the actress who reads it, I have seen her on several different soap operas and TV guest appearances and I have always though that... Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2002
I listened to the audio cassette recording and I just didn't care for the story or the characters and I only finished the tapes to see what would happen with the guy named Carter... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002
This is a sweet book...I had fun reading it. It's very entertaining. I like the ending it was good. Overall this was a great read.Published on Oct. 16 2001
This was my first book by Sandra Brown and it was so good I have since read about 20 others. The chemistry between Carter and Sloan sizzles. Read morePublished on May 29 2000
I thought the tape was excellent! I loved the characters. I have listened to my tape at least 5 times. I also loved the follow-up tape, "Send No Flowers".Published on April 4 2000 by Romance junkie
I enjoyed it, it was a typical romance. But it was a little far fetched, relationships do not move that quick, but it's one of Sandra's older ones and believe me, she's only gotten... Read morePublished on Dec 23 1999 by Jenna
This by far is one of the worst books that I have read. The characters are unlikeable. Who really talks like that. The story line was sappy. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 1999