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Future Perfect

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  719 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews

Juliana Anderson is perfectly content running her bed and breakfast in small town Massachusetts; she doesn't think there's room in her life for romance or adventure, and she's okay with that...until a handsome, rugged stranger arrives at the B&B and offers her everything that she never knew she wanted. In Future Perfect, Brockmann delivers the kind of straight-up conte

Paperback, Kismet, #168, 224 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Kismet
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Jackie Lane
Mar 18, 2014 Jackie Lane rated it really liked it
Juliana starts out as a troubled youth, until her Aunt takes an interest in her. Together Juliana and her Aunt run a Bed & Breakfast. Juliana is known to dress in period dresses and is very proper.

A guest who is writing a book has booked a room for 6 weeks. His name is Webster Donavan. Juliana is ready to hate him on site since he does not show up on the appointed evening and she stayed up late waiting for him. It turns out he had car trouble.

Once Webster gets some sleep, it is game on. He h
Harlie Williams
Nov 27, 2011 Harlie Williams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
I bought this book yesterday at the grocery store. Most people will stone me but I don't follow her military romantic suspense books. I do, however, read her earlier contemporaries. I haven't read this one until today. I was not disappointed.

This book is near perfect. This book was original released in 1993 and for all intensive purposes was not updated with the modern tech toys that we have now and frankly, it doesn't need it. Its a love story between two people that don't trust love but end up
2* for story
3.5* for narration by Patrick Lawlor

There was nothing and no one in this story to make the reader actually care. Juliana is, in a word, pissy. Webster is appealing except for this one huge lapse in judgement--for some unknown reason he falls head-over-heels in love with Juliana--who, as I think I mentioned, is pissy.

Then there is the part at the end ***Spoiler Warning***

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Mar 22, 2012 Gina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Don't let the updated cover and presence on the library's "new release" shelf fool you. (i.e Don't be me.) This is a serial from the Kismet line first published in 1993. It features a woman with secrets who runs a bed-n-breakfast and a writer who stays there for 6 weeks to finish his latest novel. A fun mess of love ensues including big misunderstandings, a horse accident, a baby born in a snow storm, famous country music stars, and dyslexia. I'm a big fan of Suzanne Brockmann, but if you want a ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:\

She owns B&B
Hot author comes for six weeks
Sparks fly between them

Older Brockmann book
"Contemporary" romance
Dated, but still good
Juliana Anderson made some mistakes when she was younger but she was saved by her aunt Alicia with whom she now runs a period bed and breakfast. She lives a quiet life but she's happy. Of course, this being a romance novel, some guy has to come in and shake her up. That man is Webster Donovan, writer extraordinaire.
I liked the story. I liked seeing the evolution of their relationship and I liked the end that not everything was magically worked out. There were still some issues and some room for
Jun 04, 2014 Tonia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 18, 2011 Stasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
As the parent of a dyslexic who did learn to read, I was disappointed in the heroine's attitude that she wasn't going to try to learn even with new techniques. It's apparent too that the dyslexic information is written prior to the discovery of measuring dyslexia with functional MRI and the help that hand signals for letters and words (such as occurs in ASL) can provide in overcoming the neurological gap.
Dec 03, 2011 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne Brockmann is an author fairly new to my auto-buy list. So when they re-released Future Perfect I picked it up. Though not as good as some of the Troubleshooters Inc. or her other Navy Seal books, Future Perfect is still a delightful romance. I love the irony of a severe dyslexic falling for an author.
Aug 31, 2014 Fritz42 rated it really liked it
This was one of Ms. Brockmann's earlier works, but I found I enjoyed the quiet development of the relationship between Juliana, the owner and operator of a Victorian bed-and-breakfast, and Webster, an author, who is a guest there. Webster is there for 6 weeks with the goal of finishing the first draft of his new book. Initially, they do not get along. Webster's "jerk-like" persona rubs Juliana the wrong way. He is determined to crack through her Victorian manner, but it isn't until she sees him ...more
It's clear to me after reading this book that Brockmann's style has greatly evolved over the years. Many times during this read, I forgot I was reading a book by her because it is so different in tone, setting and pacing than her more recent works. But all that is not to say that this book wasn't a good read, because it was.

This story reminds me, in some ways, of Brockmann's other book Body Language. The story is simple, but so sweet. And that's the word that came to mind after finishing Future
Jan 26, 2015 Anita rated it really liked it
For a really early work by Suzanne Brockmann, this book doesn't show it's age at all. Although not as good as other early romances by her it is a solid 4 stars. I had a tough time with the heroine, Juliana. She was very closed off and for the first half of the book, the reader had no idea why. It made is hard to become attached to her and root for her HEA. The book really came to life for the ending.

Juliana and her great aunt own and rum a B&B. Webster has come there in order to write his 2n
I am a huge Suzanne Brockmann fan. About ten years ago, I fell in love with her Troubleshooters series and have been snatching up copies of her books - both her new releases and her backlist - at lightning speed ever since. I know that I can count on Brockmann's books to have a well thought out plot, diverse three-dimensional characters, and to be written in a style that comes across as natural and effortless (an effect that I know is difficult for most authors to achieve). These elements are es ...more
Kathy Martin
Dec 26, 2011 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
This was a great, winter day romance. It was warm and cozy. Juliana owns and operates a Victorian bed and breakfast; Webster is an author suffering from writer's block. He comes to stay and falls for her. She is hiding a deep secret. She is dyslexic and has never learned to read.

Neither of them is looking for love. Juliana has been hurt before and Web doesn't even believe in love. At first the attraction is physical but soon they come to love each other because of who they both are. But the cou
Julie Barrett
May 01, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing

Future Perfect by Suzanne Brockmann
Julianna Anderson, bed and breakfast owner with historical period costumes makes meals with longtime ovens.
Webster Donovan, writer was a guest at the B&B. Although late arriving but staying for 6 weeks, Julianna though he was rather rude for not even calling to say he'd be late.
She realized how enticing he was when he had bumped into her before she crashed into the very expensive bowl that adorned a corner table.
Alesha is her aunt that also owns the B&B
Sylvia S
Semi-interesting premise - thought it would be a light, unobjectionable (if not very memorable) read. However, the final (overly contrived) conflict between the couple made it take a turn for me - the confrontation was quite unpleasant, and was brushed aside/dealt with in a way I didn't buy. Wouldn't recommend. Narration was reasonably good, not great.
Oluwaseyi Adekola
Jan 27, 2016 Oluwaseyi Adekola rated it it was ok
Ok so yeah, the book is cool. Super handsome man falls in love with super sexy dyslexic woman. I have nothing against the story. This review is a stand alone, nothing I say matters. The worst thing you can do is to think you're alive. Sigh. Why am I being philosophical you ask? Well, I have no fucking Idea. I don't know what to say. I don't have the answers. I read a book called future perfect. It was cool. I should do something with my life.
This story has stood the test of time. What, in my mind, was most remarkable was the way Juliana can keep a good secret! And I loved Webster who made an excellent hero. Even with his one major faux pas, he's not hard to forgive because it only makes him more human.

The insight into a writer's world was terrific and improves when SB explains her craft (maybe it's fiction, I don't know) with Letters to Kelly.

I'm not sure I'm ready for Born to Darkness. The excerpt didn't do anything for me or I mis
Apr 30, 2016 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Great book

This was an awesome book with very little sex in it and nothing hardcore. It was a lovely story about finding love and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book to all and I will be keeping this on my read agin list.
Jan 21, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. Web was really obnoxious when he arrived. I think part of it was that he was getting sick. He was also completely captivated by Julianna, and just didn't know what to do. Meanwhile, Julianna was completely floored by him. She couldn't believe the way he made her feel. As it turned out, he was a really sweet guy. I loved the way that he helped her out by dressing in Victorian clothes with her. As they spent time together, and got to know each other, their feelings grew stronger. Web re ...more
J. Ostrowski
Mar 02, 2015 J. Ostrowski rated it liked it
Three might be a bit generous. I'll call it a benefit of being in the middle of another book (different author) that really is no bueno.
Michelle Tempted By Books
UGH! Juliana is a Bitch; and she earned that capitol B. I spent most of the boom hating her. I did like her friends though.
Definitely can tell this is an early Brockmann -- her writing has improved A LOT since this one.
Dec 01, 2011 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne Brockmann is one of my favorite authors so I wasn't surprised I liked this book as much as I did she always delivers great work. I loved how the men in this book just put it all out there, they loved hard said what they were feeling/thinking and didn't care who knew or heard it. Reading those kind of straightforward passionate kind of male characters always makes me like them that much more. This book does contain an excerpt for Suzanne's forthcoming novel "Born to Darkness" and it got m ...more
Jan 06, 2012 Mskychick rated it it was ok
I LOVE this author's Troubleshooter books. I have thought some of Suzanne Brockmann's early works were ok, so when this book was rereleased, I read it. Fortunately, it only took about an hour and a half to read, so it wasn't a huge time sink. I did not enjoy this book at all, though. It did make me cry at the end with the HEA, but the characters were too flat and the story did not bring me into it. Do yourself a favor and just check this book out from the library if you are compelled to read thi ...more
Feb 07, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2014
Nov 30, 2013 S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paul-marron
Yes, I bought this book due to the re-issued cover with Paul Marron on it. And his bared chest. Still, it was a good read. Neither character was perfect so they were real (and stubborn in their own way). If you ever wanted to read about a dyslexic heroine who had to help deliver her best friend's baby boy during a snowstorm, this is for you. I, on the other hand, was having flashbacks to my youth, reading all those Jack London books that were set in Alaska. Brrrr.
Kelly Durkee-erwin
Dec 04, 2014 Kelly Durkee-erwin rated it really liked it
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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