Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Strapless” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


3.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  302 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
When the opportunity of a lifetime leads her to Australia, Darcie Baxter, determined to find the perfect man, an office with a door, and a wonderful apartment before she is thirty, embarks on an affair with Aussie sheep rancher Dylan Rafferty--a turbulent relationship that teaches Darcie some valuab
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2002)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Strapless, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Strapless

Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young32AA by Michelle CunnahA Bad Bride's Tale by Polly WilliamsManhunting by Jennifer CrusieA Promising Man by Elizabeth Young
Undies (no people!)
17th out of 30 books — 4 voters
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann BrasharesNaked by David SedarisForever in Blue by Ann BrasharesLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth ScottThe Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Clothing on the Cover
55th out of 94 books — 15 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 571)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dec 26, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
Quick read, slightly addicting. Wish i was sitting on a beach reading this.
Jun 13, 2007 Charity rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
Cute story with good characters.
Another entry in the realm of sexual romances, this particular specimen is one that had me grinding my teeth from beginning to end. A horny milquetoast of a woman, Darcie Elizabeth Baxter (it’s revealing that her first two names are taken from one of literature’s most contentious couples) is good at her job but lousy at confrontations. She lets another co-worker steal her ideas and allows her on-again, off-again narcissistic adulterous lover to throw his boorishness all over her in bed.

When she
Jul 27, 2013 Lauren rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I thought this book would be a light, easy read about a woman’s adventures in Australia. We’re talking about a young, single world traveler working in the lingerie industry - I was picturing something akin to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." As a frequent international traveler who has always wanted to go down under myself, I thought I would devour this book in just a few hours, but I was sorrily mistaken. The painfully push-over protagonist idly lets her coworkers steal credit for her work, ca ...more
Nov 29, 2009 Trudy rated it liked it
Darcie Elizabeth Baxter works for a underwear company that is expanding into markets in Australia. She goes there for a 2 week fact finding trip with her boss and finds Dylan Rafferty, Aussie Cowboy. Throw in drama with a boyfriend, a sister who is dying to come to NYC from Cincinatti, a sex addicted grandmother, a back stabbing coworker, a friend going through the marriage trials after her first baby, and an upstairs neighbor that is prone to break ins and you have a pretty fun read... I would ...more
Sheena Ignatius
Mar 18, 2007 Sheena Ignatius rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Single girls
This book is about the life of an ordinary girl who is trying to make a name for herself in her company and at the same time trying to find to find love. It has a good share of steamy situations too. But after reading this book..i thought about a close friend of mine who is in the same situation as 'Darcie' who is the main character. I thought my close friend should quit all the flinging around and get her life straight. This book makes you think bout your career and the man you want to spend th ...more
Jen Angel
Sep 20, 2008 Jen Angel rated it did not like it
I read another book from this press that was a "romance" i guess, and it was cute and fun, and a quick read. I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would give this a try...! I was wrong... this one was has no nuance, poor dialogue, and a flat and predictable plotline. I stopped halfway through because I don't care about what happened to the main character.
Jan 17, 2009 Kelly rated it really liked it
Just started this book, but its about a 29year old (209 days away for 30)looking for the right job, man, and apt in NYC....sounds like me right now. Yet she moves to australia. I have 5 months left, this could be me!
Book was cute, think I've almost had my fill of girly books now.
Nov 25, 2008 Tara rated it did not like it
Didn't like this at all. Just read it for a light read on my trip to Connecticut and back. Light read would be an understatement. There was no real point to the whole book except the usual, boy & girl get together in the end, which you knew about 15 pages into the book
Apr 14, 2016 Kourtney rated it it was ok
Shelves: red-dress-ink
I think I would have liked this book more if I read it in my twenties. Instead I found it dull and found myself skipping parts just to get to the end. Very frustrating to read about a woman who can't be happy without a man.
Mar 17, 2011 Senator rated it did not like it
Classic chick-lit, but the dialogue wasn’t strong enough to keep me interested.
I implore you, DO NOT read this book! ...please read the full review at:
May 17, 2008 Emily marked it as to-read
Chick Lit set in Sydney, Australia. I plan to read it only because of the Sydney part -- the most glorious city in the world. The reviews don't look promising, so I plan to simply reminisce :)
Sep 04, 2008 Abby rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
I like that this book was from the point of view of multiple women. Rather graphic at times it was all in all just a basic boy meets girl love story that was occasionally set in Austrailia.
Oct 09, 2009 Pam rated it it was ok
Quick read. The main character was a dingbat acting all feminist while really just being self-obsessed. The grandma and love interest are fun characters.
Jul 28, 2008 Alyssa rated it liked it
Shelves: funreading
This was a very quick, fun read. Pretty racy but a good summer book to enjoy that's chick lit. without being my opinion.
Jan 05, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book! A little fantasy, a little romance, and a lot of "real life" situations! Great read
Megan Mahoney
Feb 18, 2009 Megan Mahoney rated it really liked it
I loved this book - bought it in a bookstore in Brisbane and read it all on the beach. The perfect Aussie love story.
Laura Morse
Jun 03, 2013 Laura Morse rated it liked it
I didn't connect strongly with any of the characters, found it a bit formulaic. But a bit of fluff isn't going to hurt.
Jennifer March
Jul 24, 2011 Jennifer March rated it liked it
Really cute, a nice light read for the summer. You can't help but love Darcie and all of her men-drama.
May 21, 2010 Amy rated it liked it
Cute romantic story..
Apr 01, 2011 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit
chicklit, goes to DZ
May 27, 2008 Brittany rated it really liked it
Fun girly summer read.
Angela marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2016
STEPHEN MCDANIEL rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2016
Ahishia Nehemia
Ahishia Nehemia marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Rachel Dougherty
Rachel Dougherty rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2016
Funnyfunfun marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Lisa Kellison
Lisa Kellison marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2016
Maria rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2016
LauLou marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 19 20 next »
  • Summer in the Land of Skin
  • Technical Hitch (Red Dress Ink Novels)
  • Burning The Map (Red Dress Ink (Numbered Paperback))
  • On The Verge
  • Scenes From A Holiday
  • Loose Screws
  • Losing It
  • My Life Uncovered
  • Tallulahland
  • Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? (Red Dress Ink Novels)
  • Lucky Girl
  • Dating Without Novocaine
  • Bare Necessity
  • Getting Personal
  • My Fake Wedding
  • Rescuing Rose
  • Mafia Chic

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »