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A Passionate Business

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  155 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
SHE WOULD ONLY MARRY FOR LOVE . .
Lifting her glass in salute, Hilary congratulated herself for nipping her father's plans in the bud. Ever since he decided to arrange her marriage, Hilary had been fending off wealthy entrepreneurs whose only real passion was for the Forrester restaurant chain. Unfortunately, Hilary was part of the deal. But this time she had visited the n
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Paperback, 188 pages
Published by Harlequin Books (first published 1981)
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LJ
Jan 16, 2008 LJ rated it did not like it
Passionate Business - NR
James, Stephanie (aka Jayne Ann Krentz)

*SHE WOULD ONLY MARRY FOR LOVE.* Lifting her glass in salute, Hilary Forrester congratulated herself for nipping her father's plans in the bud. Ever since he decided to arrange her marriage, Hilary had been fending off wealthy entrepreneurs whose only real passion was for the Forrester restaurant chain. Unfortunately, Hilary was part of the deal. But this time she had visited the next candidate before the charade began. Logan Saber s
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Mem
Enjoyed this romance, Hilary was not sitting back and waiting to see what would happen, she took her future in her own hands and confronted the man. The result was not what she had planned on, but that made this a good story. I enjoy reading Jayne Ann Krantz books and those written as Stephanie James are on my to read list too.
Arati
Nov 04, 2015 Arati rated it liked it
Warning: this is classic old-school romance with a hero who's a MAN.... expect chauvinism and zero political correctness. But enjoyable as long as you know what to expect and don't take it seriously
Murphy
Sep 14, 2014 Murphy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jayne-ann-krentz
I really enjoyed this book. Her characters are always different than expected. I enjoyed all of her 80's books and took them for the era they were in and what was selling.
Farah
Feb 28, 2014 Farah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable !! I started giggling from the very first page. Hilary like most of Jayne's 80's heroines is on the annoying side with the entire package of " Hot and Cold , Yes and No " but her sense of humor and failed attempts at outsmarting Logan made her a very interesting and fun character. Logan has an ego as big as the sun , the man is arrogant and proud yet he managed to pull that off charmingly , he was funny and very unpredictable. It was amusing watching both Hilary and Logan take a ...more
Hilly
2.75 stars.

Early (earliest?) Jayne Ann Krentz -- this is so politically incorrect! I often wanted to hate the hero, who is often frightening and barbaric.

And yet, I still enjoyed it, in a completely non-pc way.

Of its time, I suppose.


P.S. - FWIW, I checked it out of archive.org via OpenLibrary, and I used the site's online reader to listen to it. Even read by an automated system, I. Still. Enjoyed it.
Ana
Oct 25, 2014 Ana rated it liked it
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Maria
Feb 11, 2013 Maria rated it it was ok
As with most of Jayne Ann Krentz's Stephanie James books, there is little plot. Mostly the book deals with the twists and turns of the relationship between Hilary Forrester, a restaurant owner trying to deal with her father's misguided attempts to buy her a husband, and Logan Saber, a businessman in the process of buying her father's restaurants before realizing the hidden price tag. Published in 1981, it is a reasonably good early effort.
Jadzia
Jul 15, 2012 Jadzia rated it liked it
Shelves: hq, contemporary
I was a little afraid to read this book - the oldest one from Ms. Krentz, but it seems I didn't need to worry. It lacked the elements which make reading her books difficult for me, but was an enjoyable read. It could have some fragments written from the point of view of the hero though. But all in all - it wasn't all that bad.
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Jayne Ann Castle was born in Borrego Springs, California. Her mother, Alberta Castle, raised her with her two brothers, Stephen and James. In 1970, she obtained a B.A in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and later she obtained a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University, where she met Frank Krentz, an engineer. After her graduation, they married and moved ...more
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