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One of romance's bestloved authors, Sandra Brown creates love stories whose larger than life heroes and heroines make you believe all the warm, wonderful, wild things in life* Now the New York Times bestselling author delivers a powerfully erotic and deeply moving tale of a woman reunited with her first and only lovea man who wants what she denied him ten years ago In A Class By Itself Dani Quinn knew Logan Webster would be at her high school reunion Yet she had come in order to prove to herself that she was not afraid to see him again Her departure years before from both Logan and the small Texas town where they were sweethearts had been abrupt, painful, and not of her choosing Worst of all, she'd never had the chance to tell Logan the truth of why she had to leave Now she would not only have a chance to explain, but to ask him for a favor Handsome, charming, and dangerously charismatic, Logan exudes all the power and confidence of a selfmade success He listens as Dani describes her work for a charitable foundation and expresses her hope that he will donate one of his properties for a muchneeded summer camp Logan agrees, but with one shocking proviso: that Dani fulfill the intimate promise she made to him years ago It is meant to be a coldhearted business transactionbut this time when Dani is once again compelled to leave without an explanation, nothing can keep Logan from following *RendezvousFrom the Trade Paperback edition


10 thoughts on “In A Class By Itself

  1. *TANYA* *TANYA* says:

    I'm trying to get through ALL of Sandra's books, but some of her earlier books are making that mighty difficult. Lol


  2. WhiskeyintheJar WhiskeyintheJar says:

    I've been posting my reviews online for about 10yrs now, I know I've liked books that could have some problematic characters, actions, and storylines (This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, comes to mind) but as I get older and in our current climate, I'm really having to challenge and make decisions on what I'll go along with for the sake of the story.

    Suddenly he bellowed and vaulted out of the tub. Reaching down, he closed his fist around her mane of hair and hauled her up with him. Furious, dripping water and rage in equal proportions, he shoved his angry face toward hers. His voice was surprisingly mild. She would have preferred shouting.

    I wish I could say that this would have stopped me in my tracks at 25yrs old as it did at 35yrs old, but I'm not sure. All I know is that currently, it made me immediately put the book down. This is the hero acting towards the heroine.

    They were high school sweethearts who ran away to get married but her parents forced them to get an annulment because they thought the hero was too poor and other-side of the tracks. They meet back up at their 10yr high school reunion where the hero not quite so teasingly demands a wedding night. They are being hot and heavy when the heroine tries to put the breaks on and she then tells him why she stayed after the reunion broke up at his house, the charity she helps wants to buy some land the hero owns. He gets angry because he thinks she was using her body to get a good deal on the land. He then basically holds her hostage claiming he'll sell her the land if she lives at this house as his concubine.

    It's a hurt revenge angle that was seen quite often in '80s romance, along with the endless descriptions of fashion (the heroine has an eel skin purse and matching heels!). After this scene, there really was no hope for me to ever connect to the hero, he physically assaulted the heroine in my eyes. I skim read the rest of the book (I rate books whether I read fully, skim, or dnf, it is the way I keep track of books so don't @ me) and wasn't all into the heroine still wanting the hero to love her.

    Everyone has their own opinions but please, let's all agree that this was assault/abuse and call it as so.


  3. Mo Mo says:

    I knew what it was going to be like before starting it. Written 30 years ago. Yeah, it was cheesy. But sometimes you are in the mood for some cheese.


    Nothing like her newer, suspense books. This was just eighties romance. Straight up Harlequin/Mills & Boon. Enjoyable enough but you sort of have to suspend the disbelief a bit.


    Yes, yes, we did have the hairy chest ... and navel .... and legs!


  4. Bree Bree says:

    This book gave me indigestion...probably something to do with sentences like, He sank into her dewy mystery.


  5. Esther Esther says:

    I received this audio book through the first reads program.
    I was curious about Sandra Brown as she seems to be very popular and we have quite a few of her books on our library shelves. Also I wanted to try a romance as I haven't read any since I was a teenager.

    The book started reasonable well with a school reunion and the narration didn't seem overly dramatic.
    However once we arrived at the first intimate encounter between our protagonists the writing positively blossomed with cliches.
    With each further encounter, and as they became more and more intimate, the cliches became more and more over-powering.
    Maybe this is what is expected of romantic fiction.

    What I didn't expect was the sex. It was padded with euphemism and cliche but this was not the discreet 'fade away at the bedroom door' that I expected. I was a little shocked! (And I won't be passing this on to my daughter)

    I also found certain themes a little distasteful: The fact that he more or less held her against her will and that she agree to have sex with him as part of a business contract.
    These are plot features that are not unknown to me. My problem was that they seemed to present the protagonists with minimal moral dilemmas. And then there was the obligatory 'almost rape' scene - I'll spare you the details.
    The conclusion with its attempt to stretch out the romantic tension just a little bit longer was too contrived altogether. I found it irritating rather than moving.

    Although the descriptions of the settings were quite pleasant and the characters well portrayed, if a little stereotyped, I found the plot and cliches were not to my taste and I will probably steer clear of the contemporary romance genre for a while.


  6. Taylor Taylor says:

    Wouldn't ever recommend this to anyone. This book is manipulating, sexist, and sends the wrong message about what love is and should be. The characters are so fake and unrealistic, their conversations are truly cringe worthy. The romance will make you mad and will make you blush. That's my quick review and now Let's get into specifics.
    The main interest Logan is a huge douche. I don't see any redeeming qualities in the man. He is too prideful. He is very violent towards this woman that is supposedly the love of his life. He has anger issues. Her very much needs therapy. He is arrogant and conceited. He is very vain. I mean ughhhhhhh! He several times throughout the book forces himself onto Dani. He tells her several times how she wants him when really she is showing no signs of that fact at all. How he considers her his wife after 10 years of being divorced is crazy. At one point he almost SPOILER rapes her. It's so sick. He dominates her in every sense. He has his romantic moods but that manipulates the readers and Dani into thinking it makes up for everything he has done and how unstable he is. Dani is alright. My one complaint about her is how weak she is. She forgives him time and time again, he doesn't even have to work for it. He just looks at her with a deep gaze and its done for. Also the sex scenes weren't that great, the teasing was better. The writing style I enjoyed. The huge reveal about Dani I never expected. This book was easy to read but not enjoyable


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Just finished this book in a few hours... such a sweet and simple read. This book is geared to the adults but it is a good book about letting go of the past and moving to the feature. This book is also a book from the early 80s but knowing that should not stop you from readin it. The book is so worth the read. I did win this book on good reads and in no obligations to the writer or anyone else to give it a good review!!


  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    I listened to this on audio book. The narrator's idea of a Texan accent was appalling and laughable to the point that it really took me out of the story. Annoying narrator aside, the story itself was cliched and predictable. I didn't care for either the hero or the heroin. Logan was an ass who was entirely too aggressive, not too mention obsessive, in most instances when it came to Dani. Dani was boring and too...simple? Given her background and the things she had to overcome I expected her to be far more complex than she was, but instead she was just whiny and wishy-washy. All-in-all, it was your typical formulaic romance, which I tend to enjoy from time to time, otherwise I think I would have hated this one completely.


  9. Samantha Samantha says:

    This book seems a little dated. I thought it was pretty good, up until the point the hero almost rapes the heroine. I am sorry, but even though he apologizes and she forgives him, I just don't find it romantic at all.
    I only finished it because it was such a short book. I admit this is my first Sandra Brown romance, not sure if I should try another one or not.


  10. Denise Davis-Camillo Denise Davis-Camillo says:

    I've read numerous books by this author, who I love & just happened to find this one at a garage sale. Started out ok. Story line looked promising. What I did NOT appreciate was the physical abuse & almost rape scene. I kept reading thinking Dani would wise up & kick Logan to the curb. No, she did just the opposite & took some blame for his actions. Sandra Brown has obviously never been physically abused or almost raped, or she would of had a totally different attitude towards the outcome. Honestly, that whole part could of been omitted & I would of loved the book. Nothing wrong with a little yelling, but when you grab someone, throw them down & attempt to rape them, there's a problem.