Thursday, August 19, 2010

Book Review: Forecast Of Love

Author: Katherine Arthur
Title: Forecast Of Love
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Publish Date: May 1988
Rating: 2 Stars
Book Blurb: Alexis had little time for men

Her single-minded dedication to a career had precluded a social life. She was a highly qualified economist, but as she was a woman, doors did not readily open for her.

Jake Jensen's offer of a position was a surprise. The head of an international corporation, he was considered not only an eligible bachelor but a known male chauvinist.

"I'll take the job if you treat me like any male employee," she demanded. Jake agreed but

Alexis found herself wrestling with her own physical reaction to him and an aching sense of loss when she learned he was to be married.
Review:  I have a love/hate relationship with old Harlequin romances. Some are absolutely wonderful and hold up well over the years, others are just stinkers. This is one of the stinkers.
Alexis is a woman that is up for an executive position but it goes to a man. She is then given a similar position at Jake Jensen's company. None of this really works, because Alexis is so naive about things that it is hard to believe that she's capable of being in the higher ranks of a huge corporation.
The subplot with Lorna and Peach Records is even more unbelievable, not to mention how awkward the relationship is between Alexis and Jake. It borders on sexual harassment at times, making it really hard to understand how she's falling for him.

The other thing that will have you questioning the characters is why Jake and his dad seem to be haggling over a woman that is really not either of their "types." It is hard to believe these characters can run a successful business.
Definitely not one of my favorite reads.


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