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Irresistible Forces

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  2,761 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
Danielle Steel's forty-seventh bestselling novel is very much about the tides of our times, changes and responsibilities in the workplace pull two people in different directions, sweeping them into new lives and changed worlds----.

Irresistible Forces

For fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship - despite the demands of t
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Dell (first published 1999)
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Aug 26, 2013 Mona rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have read quite a few Danielle Steels over the years and this one is a real disappointment plot-wise and character-wise. A couple well in love suddenly fall out of love, nothing to it. This book is pure fiction and fictitious. The author has tried too much and too hard to show that a marriage can break up by simple will of destiny without one of the spouses being necessarily wrong or at least more wrong than the other. All of the characters have been made out to be too likeable. People are fla ...more
The Cats Mother
This book was about 4 times as long as it needed to be for the story, because she basically kept repeating the same 3 facts over and over: Steve and Meredith are happily married and love each other lots. They both work too hard - he as a trauma surgeon, she as an investment banker. He wants a baby, she's not sure. Getting to this point took up the first half of the book, then we discover what happens when she has to move away for a great new job, he gets left behind, and they both meet other peo ...more
Typical Danielle Steele blueprint but rather enjoyable. A good quick read "in between" novels.
Fransisca Sidabutar
Oct 15, 2007 Fransisca Sidabutar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vanity
this is a book about lust, not love!! This book legitimize couple to be unfaithful as long as they were not love each other again.
I didn't like this book. She repeated herself too much.
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Feb 22, 2009 Flibertigib rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
my feeling about having read this book is similar to the existentialist entropy experienced when i find myself in the checkout line at a grocery store staring at magazine covers. i.e., something in my soul died a little, and i certainly lost a few brain cells.

but what do you do when you're working at a home and desperate to kill time anyway you can and this was the only thing to read.

bad writing. everything spelled correctly, but it was badly proofread, redundant word choices, definitely needed
Nov 01, 2010 Maryann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
absolute crap. I didnt finish this. If you want to read a book about a woman saying she loved her husband and "Im married" likes its some sort of superfluous label until you feel like peeling it off, this is the book for you. Main girl, Merri thinks shes in love with her husband even though she doesnt want his kids and puts her job first, husband steve is also fooled. Both fall for someone else, cheat on each other...and thats as far as I got. Good luck to other readers, some might actually enjo ...more
Jacky Fain
Aug 12, 2011 Jacky Fain rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I decided at age 27 to read my first romance novel. This was it. To be frank, it was a horrible waste of life. If you want to bore yourself to death, read this book. The writing is not interesting, the characters are contrived and the book was about 300 pages too long with a plotline that I could have come up with at age 13.
Jun 13, 2015 Anja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
It was really cute and fun story. It wasn't so much about the plot, but it was about the characters and their thoughts, feelings, behavings. I was a little bit disapointed with the end, it was kinda expected, but, again, it's not about the story. The writing was excellent and that's the main reason for high rating, atleast in my opinion.
May 16, 2012 Kris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the 17th Danielle Steel book I've read. It also is the 2nd book in her collection that I just couldn't get through. I didn't mind reading about Steve, I understood him and his job, but Meredith bored me. Maybe it's because I don't really know what an investment banker does, but I found I didn't understand her job. So sorry Danielle, this one was no good.
Simin Yadegar
مری و استیو زن و شوهر و عاشق یکدیگرند . مری کارشناس بورس و استیو جراح است آنها به شدت درگیر کارهستند به نحویکه بندرت برای با هم بودن و تفریح و سرگرمی وقت دارند اما ازآنجا که به علایق یکدیگر احترام می گذارند و درک متقابلی از حرفه هم دارند این مسئله برای آنان مشکلی ایجاد نمی کند و از عشقشان به یکدیگر نمی کاهد . اما با تغییر شغل و محل کار مری وضعیت زندگیشان دگر گون می شود ...
debbie lewis
Oct 22, 2015 debbie lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

One of Danielle's finest works! So good you never want to put your book down, and you don't want the story line to end......just go on and on. Wishing there was a part two so the character s could continue to grow.....
Aug 02, 2015 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was ok. not a great steele novel. husband and wife are separated by their jobs and try to save their marriage while meeting other possible romances.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Irresistible Forces, Danielle Steel
عنوان: قدرت اراده؛ نویسنده: دانیل استیل؛ مترجم: سودابه ناظریه؛ تهران، آسیم، 1382، 395 ص، شابک: 9648277133؛
Adrianna Kowalska
Jan 12, 2017 Adrianna Kowalska rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ogólnie to lubię książki Danielle Steel. Są lekkie i często bardzo życiowe. Cóż z „Nieodpartą siłą” jest zupełnie inaczej. Po prostu ona mnie nie porwała. Była nudna i irytująca jak główna bohaterka książki
Meredith i Steve od czternastu lat są szczęśliwym małżeństwem. Cały czas się kochają jak na początku ich związku. Jest sielsko i anielsko. Lekką rysą na ich idealnym związku jest to, że nie posiadają dzieci. Ona jest pracownicą firmy, która wprowadza przedsiębiorstwa na rynek akcji i praktycz
Jan 07, 2017 Karyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Usually love a good trashy Danielle Steel book while I'm on holidays but this was absolute rubbish and far too repetitive. Couldn't relate to characters & story was ordinary. Skim read most of the book.
Dec 11, 2016 Nana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Previous to Goodreads I kept a book log. I am updating ratings based on my log. My rating system is 1 - 10. I gave this book a 6.0.
Jan 05, 2017 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Danielle Steel book. Not her best, but enjoyable. Quick read.
Oct 07, 2014 Baisakhi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Fair warning: This is more of a rant than a review, so people who liked the book should stay away. Also I didn't tag this review as a 'spoiler' because in my opinion, this book can not have a spoiler. To have a spoiler, one needs to have a story first. However if you are unsure, do not read on.

Irresistible Forces. Where do I start? At the outset, let me mention I had never read Steel before but had heard good things about the author. And well, this book started out well enough. The first few pag
Jun 23, 2015 Baylee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Puoi trovare questa recensione anche sul mio blog ---> La siepe di more

Chi mi conosce sa che Danielle Steel non fosse proprio tra le autrici che smaniassi per leggere. Difatti me ne sono tenuta lontana per quasi ventisei anni. Solo che la vita è imprevedibile e capita anche di ritrovarsi a leggere un libercolo di Danielle Steel nostro malgrado.

È capitato che la mia biblioteca volesse disfarsi di alcuni libri per i quali non c'era posto o necessità di inserirli negli scaffali. Benone, mi sono
Aisyah Nurcholis
Sep 28, 2016 Aisyah Nurcholis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
too cliche. didn't read till the end
Sara Murphy
This book was extremely mediocre and a waste of my time to read. Many of Danielle Steel's books are engaging, but this one is definitely not a shining example of her best work. The characters are flat and one dimensional. They are all paragons of virtue. Steve and Meredith are honest married people with the purest intentions who never want to hurt another living soul. The book mentions how much they both love each other and how perfect their relationship is many times (to the point of boredom) y ...more
Mar 06, 2016 Nadia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Sentarme a leer este libro fue como sentarme y ver la realidad misma.
Un matrimonio estable, ambos profesionales y adictos a su trabajo creyendo que vivían lo que todo el mundo anhela. Ella un pedazo de egoísta incapaz de ceder ante nada por darle el gusto a su marido, y él...él era el marido perfecto, el hombre capaz de dejar su trabajo y su ciudad para ver feliz a su mujer, sólo soñaba con ser feliz junto a Meredith y tener un hijo. Pero Meredith no solo no pudo cumplirle ese sueño sino que le
Apr 14, 2014 Redfox5 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction, usa
I noticed this when reading 'BIG Girl' but Danielle Steel takes a long time to get into the actual story because she spends alot of time repeating herself. We know from the back of the book that Meredith and Steve's relationship is going to be in trouble when they end up living in different states but it's almost like Steel doesn't think that her readers are smart enough to remember this so keeps reminding us that Meredith and Steve have an amazing relationship and are really in love, for nearly ...more
Nahiyan Asadullah
Hmm. Even though I am not entirely a big fan of reading airport novels, I do, however think if one does not read them they would be left wondering what is good literature. Anyhow, this book.....Irresistible Forces, is in fact, a total trash. As worse as it gets. Now, am I sounding too rude?

Well, if you read the book yourself and give a sincere thought you would be the first one to agree with me. And by the way, this is the second novel by Steel I read. The first one, though, I could not finish.
Andreia Silva
Danielle Steel é a minha autora favorita! Por isso nunca me preocupo em ler sinopse ou em saber de que se trata a história, porque sei que a fórmula Steel me irá agradar e seja a temática que seja, sei que me vou reencontrar como leitora nestes livros!

"Forças Irresistíveis" traz-nos a história de Meredith e Steve, casados há catorze anos, com vidas focadas nas repetitivas carreiras mas com um casamento feliz e aparentemente realizado. Tudo muda quando Meredith resolve aceitar uma proposta de tra
Aug 16, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
In Danielle Steel's Irresistible Forces, she told us a heart-warming story about what might fit seem so right, when Fate had other plans for us. For fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman had the perfect marriage--except, they were missing one thing...children. Meredith kept putting it off, claiming she wasn't ready yet, since she became a partner at an investment banking firm in New York. Steve worked at a urban trauma ward as a physician. When there was an opportunity to reach for the bra ...more
Julie Barrett
Mar 28, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel
Meredith and Steve are married and live in NY. He's a trauma ER Doctor and with her career of trading and taking over stocks, making them public keeps them both away from each other more than with each other.
She travels all the time, even overseas and it keeps her very busy. The last public stock she was in charge of was running smoothly.
Cal had 2 teen girls and divorced and was helping her with the transfer. He had taken her out of dinner in London and even
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