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And now, Justin was dead, while his brother Zachary was alive and healthy, taunting her with his very vitality. Turning her head, she watched him stride swiftly up the stone steps that led to the veranda in answer to her summons, and the explosion of hatred that raged through her at the sight of the tall, dark-haired eighteen-year-old was almost past bearing.
Her fingers tightened on the glass in her hand, and she fought down the wild urge to hurl it at his tanned face, to rake her nails down it. Zachary Benedict Stanhope III, who had been named after Margaret's husband, looked exactly like his namesake at the same age, but that wasn't why she loathed him. She had a much better reason for that, and Zachary knew exactly what that reason was. In a few minutes, however, he was finally going to pay for what he had done—not enough, of course.
She couldn't exact full retribution for that, and she despised her helplessness almost as much as she despised him. She waited until the butler had served him a glass of champagne, then she strolled onto the veranda. Zachary watched her in noncommittal silence from his position at the balustrade, but Margaret intercepted a look of impatient boredom between Alex and Elizabeth, who were sitting at the umbrella table.
They were both undoubtedly eager to escape the veranda and meet up with their friends, teenagers who were just like themselves—amoral young thrill seekers with weak characters who did as they damned pleased because they knew their family's money would buy them out of any unpleasant consequences. I'm sure it has not occurred to either of you to wonder about anything as mundane as your financial status, however, the fact is that your grandfather was too busy with his 'social activities' and too convinced of his immortality to establish proper trusts for you after your parents died.
As a result, I am now in complete control of his estate. Sep 10, Karen rated it it was amazing. Loved this book. Hay libros a los que siempre vuelvo, y este es uno de ellos. Jun 20, [Aengell] rated it it was amazing Shelves: It felt really natural to read it without those influences, and the same story set in wouldn't have worked the same way, with the same suspense level and the same sense of adventure.
After enjoying it immensely the first time reading it with my favourite BR ladies , I got the sudden urge to do so again, just because I knew what I could expect. Sounding lik 4. Sounding like a broken record, I can only repeat what in my opinion applies to all novels by Judith McNaught: She writes satisfyingly emotional novels, may they be Historical or Contemporaries, and she succeeds in creating a roller coaster ride for her readers to take, leaving them emotionally drenched, but still totally happy to have taken that journey.
Perfect is about a former superstar actor turned convict, and how he kidnaps a demure and innocent Texan girl while escaping from prison. It's about Zack and Julie, two people who could not be more different in every sense of the word, yet develop deep, deep feelings for each other. I love their relationship and how it develops.
They forge a close bond, not necessarily a trust filled one, but still a close one. They have chemistry like few other couples I've read about in Romance, and there's a fine balanced sway of the physical attraction and the emotional and rational attraction. In some parts, especially towards the end, the emotions tended to be nearly, but only nearly , overdone, but all in all it was a delight and a change to the meh-reads this year to be so involved with the main characters.
The side characters all were realistic and were fully formed characters, not only there to fill Zack's and Julie's plot, so it got never boring. Boring isn't a word that applies to this story at all. The part where Zack, escaping from prison after being judged guilty of murdering his wife, kind of spontaneously kidnaps Julie?
That's only the beginning. There comes much more action and suspense, until the mystery is solved rather quietly and not dramatically towards the end. View all 19 comments. Oct 31, TJ rated it really liked it. No one writes relationships better than McNaught! She is one of - if not the- best in the genre. With each new book, she takes situations, responses and the emotions behind them and makes them absolutely real and intrinsic to the reader. Her gift is in understanding exactly how a person would respond to a given circumstance, then drawing out the perfect emotion one would feel in that situation.
It is because of the improbable storyline that I realized just how great McNaught's writing really is. When one doesn't even care that the events are outlandish, they are enjoying the experience so thoroughly, one must acknowledge greatness.
I especially appreciate the fact that Ms. McNaught never allows herself to run out of room before she gives a thorough and acceptable conclusion. SO many authors spend so long in setting up the plot, background, tension etc. In this particular story, that conclusion actually covers bases we didn't even think of!
How rare is that?!? View all 6 comments. Apr 30, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: I have read 3 of McNaught's books and I think it is time for me to move on to a new author. And full of empty drama. For Paradise, this was not the case. To a certain extent, yes, Meredith got onto my nerves at the second half of the book for every reason Matt listed but she kinda redeemed herself a little bit. I'm a nice person feel free to disagree , I have forgiven her.
What I meant to say was, second opportunity was provided for McNaught; she redeemed herself with Paradise, but in Perfect, the same problem I had with KOD resurfaces in my opinion. No spoilers here, but after that Julie makes terrible and cringe-worthy mistakes, making Zack suffer the consequences.
THe mistake is worse than infidelity maybe, maybe not , view spoiler [not that Julie doesn't commit this sin anyway hide spoiler ] , it is mistrust. Right when Zack's balance and love for her lies in this sole quality.
Of course, when he is proven innocent after all, Julie acts as if she deserves to be forgiven?! Oh ho ho, you are lucky you aren't living in the real world, honey. Even if you were forgiven, you really don't deserve it, I wish you had the balls to keep reminding yourself that. But no, being wrongly dubbed as the sweetheart of the town makes you think you have privilege over bossing everyone else around, making others superior to you obey your every whim?
I don't think so. And gosh, nobody in the book seems to think so either. Everyone goes "Damn you Zack, despite her wrongfully turning you in and making you suffer a blow in the kidney and ribs, being tortured and made a public humiliation and joke of society, how dare you make Julie suffer because she loves you and can't be with you though she doesn't want to be in prison because it's too dirty for her precious toes?!
Nobody cuts ZAck some slack for being wronged for 5 years and surviving the horrors of being incarcerated, and being horribly betrayed by the one person that supposedly mattered, but everyone goes gaga for some small town naive village girl?!
Where is the justice in that? Worse, Zack's friend Matt who is also the love of my life manages to faithfully believe in Zack when Julie can't, so it just shows how pathetic and lousy Julie's character is by comparison.
In the end, this book seemed like another goddamned chick-flick novel, catered to women as a mode of escapism where in that unrealistic world, men should and are expected to bend and contort their principles, dignity and self-worth for their very, very fortunate other half, no matter how embarrassing and whiny these females are.
Jul 02, Piper rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 16 comments. Jun 08, Eni rated it it was amazing. The title says it. Loved it. Sep 17, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Long ago and far away, I dreamed a dream one day— And now that dream is here before me.
Long the skies were overcast, but now the clouds are passed— You're here at last. Chills run up and down my spine. Aladdin's lamp is mine.
The dream I dreamed was not denied me. Just one look and then I knew— That all I longed for long ago was you. I loved that the story spanned over years, that we got to see an 11 Long ago and far away, I dreamed a dream one day— And now that dream is here before me. Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes— In the world of love you keep in your eyes— I'll awaken what's asleep in your eyes. It may take a kiss or two. Through all of my life… Summer, winter, spring, and fall of my life… All I ever will recall of my life, is all of my life.
With you. After the humiliation of his trial and the dehumanizing effects of prison, it was heady merely to be looked at like a man, not an animal.
But to have her look at him as if he were brave and fine and decent was a gift more precious to him than anything he'd ever been given. He wanted to crush her in his arms, to lose himself in her sweetness, to wrap her around him like a blanket and bury himself in her, he wanted to be the best lover she'd ever had and to make this night as memorable for her as it was going to be for him.
Aug 19, Shana rated it it was amazing. So this was my first Judith McNaught novel and I loved every page of it Judith is a pro at character development; she writes in such a way that you find yourself becoming deeply rooted and believing in each of So this was my first Judith McNaught novel and I loved every page of it Judith is a pro at character development; she writes in such a way that you find yourself becoming deeply rooted and believing in each of the character's motivation for making the choices they do even if their circumstances are uber outlandish.
I found Judith's style of writing in this novel completely engaging, filled with humor, plenty of juicy unexpected twists, and yes, at times, the main female character's "wholesomeness" made me want to gag So I give it five stars for the genre it's meant to be in Now THIS is how you write a convict on the run falling for his kidnapped hostage.
Authors take notes! P I don't even know where to start with this. A roller coaster of emotions. My gaaaawd. I love how I can rip a book apart to shreds when I'm not happy with it and can't seem to shut up but when it's a 5 star book I'm tongue tied and can never do the book justice.
I'll give it a try My very first Judith McNaught book. It was love at first sitting. I seriously could not put this down 10 pages i Now THIS is how you write a convict on the run falling for his kidnapped hostage.
I seriously could not put this down 10 pages in. And it's funny because I picked this up very hesitant and kinda dreading it after inadvertenly finding out that the hero and heroine don't meet until pages in. Wut wut waaaahut? What cray cray author would do such a thing like that?
So of course I was prepared for a whole lot of foot shuffling, stalling, dragged out summarizing, painfully slow plot. McNaught beautifully introduces readers to both the hero and heroine and their difficult heartbreaking pasts, their family background and how they come to be where they are in life before running into each other. I'm a big fan of details and she doesn't hold back with the details which I really liked. We get to see how our hero Zack Benedict rises to become the heart throb A-list actor and director and how Julie Mathison becomes Julie Mathison before crossing paths with Zack.
Their back stories were so vital to the story and made it so much more rich and exciting and unpredictable in many ways. It gave a lot of dimension to the story and characters, the character development in particular is absolutely brilliant.
If you like good writing and storytelling then this is the book for you. Just because the hero and heroine aren't making goo goo eyes and sucking face by page 50 shouldn't be reason to quit this. And why should they for that matter? I'll take quality over rushed slap-stick quantity any day of the week thank you.
I honestly didn't mind that Julie and Zack don't meet so quickly because the story was so compelling and enthralling. It made absolute total sense. I really enjoyed both characters' back stories, seeing Zack in the Hollywood lifestyle going through the ropes of filming a movie was very impressively handled.
I could picture it so clearly. McNaught really impressed me with how vividly she painted the Hollywood backdrop, the ins and outs of being on set and shooting a big film, the egos, the scheming, the groupies and users.
It came off very real and held nothing back. I also loved the suspense aspect of the story. And the dialogue just sucked me in and made me melt to the floor. Good lord the dialogue. I found Zack to be ridiculously sexy, endearing and a total sweetheart.
I found his complexities and contradictions absolutely delicious. His brooding grouchy attitude towards outsiders, people he doesn't trust was so much fun and a total contrast to how he interacts with the people he cares for which is a total of 3 people. He's very cynical and aloof and sometimes can be cold and harsh but he's got a big vulnerable heart he tries very heard to barricade behind a wall of ice.
And he's done a good job hiding it for much of his adult life until one Julie Mathison changes everything. P And damn can that man use his words well. Lord lord lllllorrd. He's quite the romantic when he wants to be and had me melting all over the damn place with the stuff he would say to Julie.
Take me LOVA! Julie Mathison is what you can categorize as a sweetheart 'perfect' prim heroine but has a willful pride, a stubborn streak and a fierce passionate heart. I absolutely adored her as the little pixie street urchin girl. She comes a long way and it was wonderful to see. I loved her big heart and innocence but there were moments when she tested by patience. And there were a few moments I wanted to physically throttle her but what's great about McNaught's writing is she exceeds at giving us in-depth POVs.
Really great character reflection. You get inside both Zack and Julie's heads and get a better understanding of where they are coming from. It endeared me to them both. The character development in this was wonderful. I can't say there was a moment where I hated or even blamed Zack for anything. He's written as this aloof ice cold man who's supposedly selfish and cruel towards people who don't know him. The only thing he was guilty of being selfish of was wanting someone to believe in him and love him for him.
Be still my damn heart. Come here baby! I will admit to being conflicted with what Julie does during the climactic portion of the story, I was angry, annoyed and wanted to pull my hair out. But the author really makes up for Julie's short coming in this case by backing it up with plenty of self-reflections riddled with self recrimination, torment, guilt and shame. That helped tremendously in sympathizing and understanding where Julie was coming from. Anywho, these two were complete opposites from personalities, to backgrounds and beliefs.
I adored seeing Julie melt his heart and charm him. He tries to fight so hard to falling in love with her and even accepting it but it was great to see it play out. I loved these two so much and so happy they got their HEA, it took a long road to get there but the reunion was a wonderful pay off.
Yes it's a totally sappy gushy love story but it has it's dark moments and is filled with angst, suspense and drama. There were countless scenes that had me going back and re-reading. That's a big positive in my book.
If you have me re-reading parts more than once I'm a fan of yours for life. P Brava Judith McNaught! I'd recommend this to anyone, Judith McNaught fans or new readers. It's a very condense read with a lot of ups and downs and turmoil between the hero and heroine but it's very worth the read. View all 14 comments. Definitely my all-time favorite book and I have literally read hundreds. I was pushed into reading it many years ago by my sister. I didn't want to read another "cheesy love story".
But once I started reading I could not put it down.
Zachary is the perfect leading man. Julie's innocence, and the way it is explained in the book, makes her the perfect leading lady. There are a few scenes in the book that come across as being silly, but the rest of the story more than makes up for it. I have never Definitely my all-time favorite book and I have literally read hundreds. I have never recommended a book more than I have this one. I have read it several times over the years and still enjoy it as much as I did the first time.
Sep 11, Mandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book! I loved the heroine in this story. From the moment you meet her in this book, you can't help but fall totally in love with her. The romance in this book was unique given the circumstances but it was fantastic.
This is the first book I've ever read by this author but I can't wait to read more. Oct 19, Thenia rated it liked it Shelves: The story of Julie and Zack, two very different people whose lives are on nearly opposite trajectories before they collide.
Julie spent the first decade of her life in foster care before getting adopted by a loving family and she vows to be "perfect" and so that she never disappoints them. Zack on the other hand grew up in privilege but neglected, until he is kicked out of his house and family when he is He makes his own way and becomes a successful actor and director, but life has more blows The story of Julie and Zack, two very different people whose lives are on nearly opposite trajectories before they collide.
He makes his own way and becomes a successful actor and director, but life has more blows for him and he goes to jail for the murder if his adulterous wife, despite being innocent. The two meet when, view spoiler [after five years in prison, Zack escapes but things don't go exactly as he planned and when he loses his transportation to his hideout.
Thinking fast, he manipulates the situation so that a young woman offers him a ride instead. Julie, the woman in question, is horrified when she realizes who he is and tries escaping him, but he refuses to let her go since could lead to his capture. The two end up in a remote cabin together and soon find out that neither is what the other thought hide spoiler ].
Feelings develop, but trust is difficult for both of them, and they go through a lot of ups and downs, hurting each other quite a bit, before eventually reaching their view spoiler [slightly anticlimactic hide spoiler ] happily ever after.
The series continues with Night Whispers and the story of Paul, who view spoiler [simply disappeared from Julie's life after delivering his package to Zack that led to their reconciliation hide spoiler ]. Previous book reviews: Feb 06, Jennifer added it Shelves: It's a pet peeve of mine when a hero calls the heroine "little one" in a novel.
Especially during a love scene. When he chucks her under the chin with his finger and smiles down at her, it's just too damn patronizing for me.
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Judith McNaught. You can find Judith McNaught in facebook: Judith McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, with more than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and more than thirty languages.
She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre.
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