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AN UNEXPECTED DILEMMAWhen B. J. Clark, the young and pretty manager of the Lakeside Inn, met the new owner, Taylor Reynolds, she was fully prepared to dislike him. For she feared-with good reason-that he planned to transform her sleepy old hotel into a resort for jet-setters. That sparks should fly between them was inevitable. But that these should be fanned by a mutual paAN UNEXPECTED DILEMMAWhen B. J. Clark, the young and pretty manager of the Lakeside Inn, met the new owner, Taylor Reynolds, she was fully prepared to dislike him. For she feared-with good reason-that he planned to transform her sleepy old hotel into a resort for jet-setters. That sparks should fly between them was inevitable. But that these should be fanned by a mutual passion was not in her plans. Against all reason B.J. found herself torn between her professional antagonism and her growing attraction to the man she had sworn to despise....

Title : From This Day
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ISBN : 9780373218424
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
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From This Day Reviews

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-03-07 16:03

    A Vermont Bed & Breakfast InnFrom This Day, by Nora Roberts★★½☆☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Therese Plummer does a first-rate job on the narration for this one, but she’s fighting an uphill battle. I’ve taken too many Mandatory Workplace Sexual Harassment classes for this one to come anywhere near conceivable, making it too dated. I could certainly see sentences that show-cased the brilliance of Nora Roberts, but others that were painful to listen to and cringe-worthy. Basically the characters were too bipolar for my current tastes. I’m not even sure I would have liked this one way back in 1983. (O.M.G.! That is almost 30 years ago. **sigh**)

  • Jess
    2019-03-07 09:00

    The hero is a dick and the heroine is an idiot who should have probably been fired at several points in the story.

  • Fyreball
    2019-03-05 13:34

    Hmm. If I had to sum up this book in one quote it's when Taylor, our Hero, tells BJ, our heroine, "I was in no frame of mind to introduce you gently to the ways of love." Yep, you read that right. This sounds like dialogue from a 60s era soap opera, yeah? I'm a die hard NR fan or I wouldn't have finished this book. Originally published in 1992, it has not aged well. I lived through that period and I don't remember the amount of smoking and sexual harassment that is in this book. Seriously dated. It was like watching Don Draper/Dean Martin seduce Hayley Mills (she of the original Parent Trap). I was giggling throughout the book and managed to predict the next scene at every turn, including femme fatales, bad first dates, near-seductions (they never get around to the real thing) and so forth. The thing that really irked me is that the publisher priced the Kindle version at $6.99, cheap compared to other NR titles but terribly expensive considering the quality of the story. There are tons of great contemp romance out there for less! While I love my Nora, I won't be buying any more of her older titles.

  • Rochelle
    2019-03-06 16:37

    The book started out with simple Dick-and-Jane language. I had to make sure I was reading one of my books and not my child's.Nothing like a domineering a-hole to fall in love with.When I read terms like "his quick violence", "tightened his grip on her wrist", and "a strong arm quickly caught her around the waist" I think of true love. I especially like Tyler's "take-charge" attitude, with telling BJ they were getting married, and arranging it for her, because "he knows what she wants." What a dreamboat!

  • K.L. Loveley
    2019-02-16 10:41

    This is not the usual genre that I tend to read. However, I was invited to give a presentation and a book signing at a Library in the next town to me. I thought it, good manners to read the book that they had planned to discuss. Here are my thoughts. Evidently, according to the popularity of romance novels, perhaps this may be given a much higher star rating, based on the romance angle. However, I found the character of Taylor Reynolds, somewhat disturbing, in a way that I doubt the Author intended. He sounded an arrogant, chauvinistic bully, whose behaviour verged on sexual harassment. In one scene he had his hand over the protagonist, B J , mouth and his arm gripping her from behind. If this was a psychological drama, then this would not have surprised me, but in a romance? There was a lot of repetitive rhetoric of the bickering kind and then at the end they were to be married! Nora Roberts is a good writer of romance, but I'm afraid this was is out of touch with todays society.

  • Becky
    2019-02-27 08:45

    BJ Clark is the manager of a lovely Inn in Vermont. Her staff is like family and her clientele comes back time and again because of the quaint charm of the inn. Taylor Reynolds is the owner of the Inn and has arrived looking for ways to make more money from the Inn. He wants to make it more a resort with tennis courts, spas and finer cuisine. BJ does not want it to change at all. Taylor is an overbearing, sexist, controlling pig as far as I was concerned. I detested him throughout the entire book. Most male characters in other romance books may start out like real jerks, but mellow and you find out they do have a real soft heart. Not this one. BJ I thought at first was a strong, independent woman. But as her and Taylor's relationship changed, or didn't change. It was hard to tell. She became a wobbly, whiney, childlike girl who should have told him to shove in the first chapter. I detested both main characters and didn't like the book. It had so much potential, but I just felt angry though the whole thing and couldn't wait to finish it. I love Nora Roberts and have read so many of her other masterpieces. For me, this was not one of them.

  • Anna
    2019-03-16 12:45

    Eh. A lot of romance written in the 80s just isn't my cup of tea, and this one is a good example of why: a "naive" and "innocent" (and, of course, virginal) woman, plus a "high-powered" and "passionate" man who must control his base urges so as not to frighten her. Plus, this book had the ever-popular scene where he grabs her by the neck during an argument, then starts stroking with his thumb. I just struggle to get past what always reads to me like a precursor to abuse.I guess I just feel like a lot of 80s romances are based on the assumption that women need a high-powered man to come along and save them from themselves. And all misunderstandings are, of course, the woman's fault. I did like this plot - of a young inn manager vs the new inn owner - but I think Roberts did a similar story MUCH better in her later Calhoun series.

  • Sashana
    2019-02-17 09:53

    This was the first book that I ever read by Nora Roberts and I was not impressed. I wanted to see what all the hype about Nora Roberts was since she has like a million books and Lifetime movies. I hated how Taylor treated B.J. He was constantly patronizing her and he is way too dominating for my liking. And B.J was too naïve, no one over the age of 15 is that stupid to be honest. She wanted to be treated like an adult but she acted like a child 95% of the book. And that was the most unromantic marriage proposal I’ve ever read about. Nevertheless, I gave this book three stars because I love reading chick-lit.

  • Lyndi
    2019-02-20 08:53

    The more I read of these stories, the less I like the previous books I read. I'm disliking them retroactively. Things are repeating... all the heroes smoke (it's the 80s, so it's cool!), the heros grab the heroines by their hair when they're trying to flounce away after delivering a horrible parting shot, there is always a scene where things get kinda rapey and violent, the heroines keep falling for the jealous woman's lies, the jealous woman never gets called out or anything, the heroine dislikes the hero on principle before they've ever met. That's just the tip of the iceberg, too. I'm so worn out on this formula but I want to finish reading all the books just to get them out of the way.

  • Leah
    2019-02-20 09:38

    It was a very short and sweet Nora Roberts book. It didn't quite feel as fleshed out as most of hers do though.

  • FlibBityFLooB
    2019-03-14 13:59

    The only reason I decided to give this book a chance was because the audiobook was done by one of my favorite narrators. I figured she could bring life to any story! I hear Ms. Robert's name all the time in Romancelandia, so I thought why not try this book? *sigh* Big mistake on my part. I now understand why it took me so long to admit to reading romance novels to family/friends.I felt like good portions of this text could be required reading for either a sexual harrassment seminar in the corporate world, or a women's studies work on the subjugation of the female sex. There were absolutely no redeeming qualities to the hero in the story. I would liken him more to being antagonistic rather than a romantic interest. All I could picture while listening to the story was a smarmy, lecherous, midlife-crisis man rubbing his hands together and forcing his secretary to bend-over and pick up pencils so he could look up her skirt while telling her how pretty her legs looked. No, Ms. Roberts didn't describe her 'hero' in this fashion, but his behavior painted him in that light to me. Ick.I can't say I was particularly fond of the heroine, for the matter, either. One moment she was telling her boss that his behavior was inappropriate and would never amount to her sleeping with him, then the next she was ready to spread her legs for him and going on about her heat. *shudders* I just disliked the characters. It's not that Ms. Roberts can't write. She writes an articulate and coherent story, but I honestly can't give the book more than 1 star because I really hated the content. So, take the rating for what it's worth in that sense. It's not due to editorial mistakes, bad grammar, or flowery prose. It's me disliking the story.I was not surprised at the end of the audiobook to learn that this was published in 1982. I thought women's lib was farther along in the 80s than this book. I guess I was wrong. :P

  • Amber
    2019-03-09 08:48

    SO CREEPY OKAY. I've read a lot of skeevy fiction, but this one is just WOW. I was almost ready to cut some slack and give two stars (because NR has a way with words) when UGH.(view spoiler)["His hand lifted to brush back her hair. The arm cradling her shifter her closer. "You look like a child," he murmured, tracing her lips with his finger. "A child's mouth, and I can't seem to do without the taste of it. Yes, B.J., I need you."" (hide spoiler)]Oh. My. Fucking. God. I mean, the eye-rolling wannabe Other Woman and the sexual harassment was bad enough, but that bit right there takes it into HOLY CRAP I NEED TO TAKE A SHOWER THAT IS SO WRONG territory.

  • LadyJ
    2019-03-12 11:59

    The sensation of stabbing both your eyes out with a dinner fork is far more enjoyable than reading this book.I struggled through it because it's NR and now I'm left seething with an undeniable, unrelenting desire to cause intense bodily harm and a slow, painful death to the fictional hero.I shall go to bed tonight with homocidal images of his bloody, broken body dancing through my mind.

  • Laydee
    2019-03-12 14:39

    I understand S&M, didn't blink an eye at Mr. Grays Red Room... But this book was about boarder line abuse. Taylor was literally assaulting BJ and there was no sex in this book. Not a healthy relationship story nor very romantic.

  • Kathi Cooper
    2019-03-05 10:40

    I will review this now....if I wasn't a NR fan, I wouldn't have been able to read this far. Too old fashioned for my taste.

  • charmaine White
    2019-03-16 10:01

    Nice readA Feels good love story.With a dash of suspense,to keep you on your toes.A nice comfortable way to spend an afternoon.

  • Connie N.
    2019-03-09 16:00

    Wow, if this were the first Nora Roberts book I had ever read, I don't think I'd continue. I'd rate this 2.5 stars, if I could, but I'll round up because...well...it's Nora Roberts. The characters were just too annoying for me. BJ acts like a child. Though she's the manager of a popular inn, she has a short temper, not ever being very diplomatic and certainly acting immature in many ways, especially towards the new owner of the inn. I mean, really, he's your new boss and you spend all your time jumping to conclusions and telling him off! Taylor, on the other hand, is an overbearing boor who figuratively pats BJ on the head and then goes ahead and does what he wants, only informing her after the fact. I liked the writing, as always, and despite my irritation with the characters, I was drawn into the world of a small inn in Vermont. Obviously this was an early writing attempt by Roberts', and she has certainly grown tremendously since then. Narration by Therese Plummer was good, although her male voicing left something to be desired. All that being said, it was a quick read (listen), and the cover is beautiful.

  • Maggie
    2019-03-18 12:47

    This book is seriously dated. The characters act like they are out of the 60's, not even the 80's when it was published. Sexual harassment much? Do you normally get to yell at your boss 5 minutes after you meet him and not get fired? And continue to yell at him every time something strikes you wrong?I know it's a love story-happy ending and all that but it's kind of hard to suspend the norms of behavior.

  • Ann
    2019-02-23 16:03

    Power seduction no longer okTaylor comes into BJ life and assaults her. He is the boss, keeps on handling her, kissing her and verbally intimidating her. She says No several times. Now people are sued or loose jobs for that behavior. Thank God times have changed since this was written.

  • Shirley Lyons
    2019-03-07 14:03

    Early Nora ..sign of the timesBack in the day a condescending strong male was the thing. But this story hasn't aged well. At least for me, Taylor is too domineering and BJ is too wimpy to be brutally likeable characters. This is still Nora but not one of my favorites.

  • monica
    2019-03-04 13:50

    Junto a miLinda y tiene mucho humor y momentos graciosos.la disfrute mucho el carácter fuerte de Taylor y la ingenuidad , dulzura y el explosivo comportamiento de B J hacen una lectura muy agradable.aunque unas cuantas páginas más no hubieran estado mal.el final fue muy rápido.

  • Jennifer Pawlowski
    2019-03-12 08:54

    The main guy was a jerk and forced himself on BJ the main girl so many times that Im surprised she didnt have him arrested! and Im sure she would of been fired asap the way she talked to him the first day (before he forcrd himself on her). Not a good Nora Roberts book.

  • jack polley
    2019-02-22 09:33

    FUN,FAST READING,DELIGHTFULLY LIGHT TENDER LOVE STORY.I give this book a 5 star rating ! This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys a perfectly well written ,light, H rated romance novel.

  • Jess
    2019-02-18 08:38

    Ugh, how nauseating was this. The hero was a jerk who treated BJ (no really that's her name) like crap the entire book. He was really physical with her and constantly grabbing her arm or pushing her around. Not really appealing. Plus the age gap kept being reinforced in really creepy ways. Like Taylor emphasizing how small she is and looks like a child and how innocent she is, but then admits to wanting her. It was on the edge there. Also, BJ was annoying and not at all compelling. What a disappointment this one was.

  • Melanie Hutton
    2019-03-02 14:56

    Interesting and full of good stuff!

  • Rita
    2019-03-12 11:39

    Read today while traveling. Predictable romance?

  • Susan H Garris
    2019-03-10 08:36

    From This DayJust have to love a Nora Roberts romance. I'm on one of my Nora Robert's jags, a marathon of sorts. Great read.

  • Shawn
    2019-02-27 15:39

    Funny to read books sometimes when they were written in a different time. Decent story though.

  • Juli Ramos
    2019-02-24 14:45

    paaaar favar qué divinos que son eden y chase cómo no tuvieron un libro al completo para ellos... pero no, así están prefectos, más divinos imposible.

  • Stefanie Pilcher
    2019-02-22 14:35

    RomanceLoved this book! Ended too soon for me! Love the story line Ns all characters! Thank you for another amazing book!