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Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiancé for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world--and her concept of herself--upside down. Sloan tri Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiancé for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world--and her concept of herself--upside down. Sloan tries to ignore the feelings this handsome man stirs in her...tries to stop herself from dreaming dreams that can never be. Yet when Carter reveals his own desire, Sloan will find herself facing a heart-wrenching decision: to love for the moment, to walk away forever, or to fight to have it all.


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Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiancé for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world--and her concept of herself--upside down. Sloan tri Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiancé for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world--and her concept of herself--upside down. Sloan tries to ignore the feelings this handsome man stirs in her...tries to stop herself from dreaming dreams that can never be. Yet when Carter reveals his own desire, Sloan will find herself facing a heart-wrenching decision: to love for the moment, to walk away forever, or to fight to have it all.

30 review for Breakfast in Bed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dinjolina

    People sorted this as a cheater romance. People went on and on about how poor little Alicia got cheated by her eeeeevil friend the heroine. My thoughts on this? Could you be more wrong? Ok, so the hero had an obligation. Really? An obligation? If you ask me, marriages of convenience in this day and age are very hard to pull off. The author gave us the reasons for the hero: the woman was his friend's wife, he wanted to take care of her, and he needed a family because it was time. Aha. Well, first of People sorted this as a cheater romance. People went on and on about how poor little Alicia got cheated by her eeeeevil friend the heroine. My thoughts on this? Could you be more wrong? Ok, so the hero had an obligation. Really? An obligation? If you ask me, marriages of convenience in this day and age are very hard to pull off. The author gave us the reasons for the hero: the woman was his friend's wife, he wanted to take care of her, and he needed a family because it was time. Aha. Well, first of all, call me completely crazy but if you wanted to link your self to anybody , and I mean anybody will do, then why not choose your own bed partner? Why choose a former bed partner of your friend that does not understand you and you feel nothing, and I mean nothing for her but mild affection? Because you are plum crazy? No, that is not your answer? So what is? Oh…you have to care for the poor retarded female. Really? You need to marry a woman in order to help her? How are you helping her thus? By stopping her from finding somebody to love and marry in her own time? But, alas, maybe the said female really is to stupid to live , can not provide and care for her family… you want to marry a moron? Get child service. Make her take a job. But, please, oh, please do not jabber about how the only right thing you can do is marry her. After you did make the most stupid decision of your life, you meet the woman of your dreams. The most logical thing to do is let her go,because really, you have the obligation to fill your life with misery along a unsuitable wife!! Let me give you a hint…if you need to think about somebody else in order to have sex with your wife? It is not going to be a happy marriage. But oh, oh! The heroine is your fiancé's friend and oh, oh, you all can not hurt her! What? Why did this woman even agree to marry you? Something is basically wrong with her and I do not feel sorry for her. Not for a second. She is so needy it makes me sick! She has no brain to speak of,and all she does is coo about stupid stuff or buy clothes. With the heroes money !! Am I the only one that does NOT like Alicia? Seems I am. The readers feel she was abused by her fiancé and friend and very betrayed. The hero and heroine go TSTL on me trough the whole book about Alicia, Alicia, Alicia. Really? Sloan, if this woman is your friend, you know what you should do? Slap her. Tell her to wake up. To get a life. To meet new people. To not be a brood mare to a random family friend. Tell her that-Yeah, he is good to her children, but I guess their grandpa is good to them also-that does not mean you should marry your father in law, does it, you twit? It would be kind to do these things, because your friend Alicia is just to ditzy to form a thought on her own, and will because of that ruin your life, the life of the man you love, and guess what? Her own. The heroine has some moments of clarity, wanting to NOT be a mistress but more. Alas, the hero stops her totally silly train of thought because they both know it can never be! I would understand, maybe, if this was a historical romance and you would have a deuce hard time getting out of an engagement. But, good Lord, go and TALK to your fiancé and just end it. For the good of all. For you. For her. for ME, the frustrated reader… even for the woman you do love. Because you do love her,right? You said it enough times. And to be frank, it makes me sick. You mister, as a hero, make me sick. How can you? How can you love somebody and let that person go because of a stupid promise? How can you marry somebody else for those misguided reasons you harbor when there are so many ways you can help your friend’s wife? OTHER ways? Love is hard to find. And these characters just spit all over it, making every last thing more important the finding the right person. You wanna read a hard book? Try ‘Threading water’ by Marie Force. At least the man in that story was married to the woman he loved and had kids with her. Now *that* was a hard thing to leave behind. This? Leaving somebody you do not love, or even lust over and somebody else’s kids? Pishaaa. Who cares? And now comes the grand finale…hold on to your seats, boys and girls…Alicia is having second thoughts! Well, dear heroine, why do you not tell your little friend that you and Carter love each other, NOW? Oh, you can not, oh, poor you! Oh! Not even when SHE is the one having doubts, you are not able to take Carter away from her! Oh! Pft. Poor you,my foot. You just like being a martyr. Why give an other woman what YOU want when said woman does not even need it or want it? What is wrong with you??? At one point in this scene the authors glimpse in Slonas mind made me want to tear my hair out: Was three peoples unhappiness the right thing to do? Why sure! Uh…wait…No. It wasn’t! It is stupid to do this. So utterly stupid. In the end, up to the last second of the wedding, the only thing that changed the future was Alicia an her guilt over not being in love with Carter. So basically, if not for that, the wedding would have happened, Carter would never stop it, Sloan would not stop it and they would all be miserable. This is not a ‘love will win all the time’ story. This is a ‘if you gamble a lot maybe somehow in the end it will turn out ok’. But be real deal is-There is a much bigger chance it will all end up being crap. Just like this book was poo-poo.

  2. 4 out of 5

    *TANYA*

    Cheaters, cheaters!! Pumpkin eaters!! Perhaps one of my least favorite SB books. I just cannot bring myself to give one her books one star. I almost did with this one though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marcia Scurfield

    If you ask what genres of books I like to read, “Romance Novels” would not make the list. My main complaint against romances is that the plot just loosely weaves together the sex scenes and the hero is always handsome and virile and the heroine is always strikingly beautiful. And there is never any mention of birth control or protection against STD’s. OK, I know it’s supposed to be a fantasy. However, I have read Sandra Brown’s Breakfast in Bed twice since receiving it a week ago, so something i If you ask what genres of books I like to read, “Romance Novels” would not make the list. My main complaint against romances is that the plot just loosely weaves together the sex scenes and the hero is always handsome and virile and the heroine is always strikingly beautiful. And there is never any mention of birth control or protection against STD’s. OK, I know it’s supposed to be a fantasy. However, I have read Sandra Brown’s Breakfast in Bed twice since receiving it a week ago, so something in it clicked with me. I was intrigued by Carter and Sloan’s dilemma to fall in love at first sight when he was engaged to her best friend, Alicia. The parallel of Carter’s characters Gregory and Lisa having to choose duty or passion show how reading—or writing—literature helps readers decide how to handle their own problems. I thought the story became much more compelling when Carter asks Sloan to preview his manuscript, a privilege which he has never granted to anyone else. Their relationship left the physical plane and moved up to a spiritual plane, which definitely ignited the physical plane. One question I had was when Sloan visits Carter’s house when he’s not there and remarks about his great “record” collection. Then I checked the publishing date and Breakfast in Bed was published in 1983. Update: In the package with Breakfast in Bed, Sandra Brown also sent a copy of "Tidings of Great Joy" which I read in one sitting. At the end was a chapter of "Send Me No Flowers," which is the sequel to Breakfast in Bed. Now I want to read that one also. Uh-oh...I'm hooked!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    If I could, I wouldn't even give this one star. I'll preface my review of this book by saying that when I enter a book giveaway at Goodreads, I feel a responsibility to write a review, which means finishing the book. That is, after all, the primary reason for authors and publishers giving away their books. Well, I couldn't finish this book. I made it to page 45 and I just couldn't make myself go any further. I have to wonder what Sandra Brown was thinking when she decided to give away this book. F If I could, I wouldn't even give this one star. I'll preface my review of this book by saying that when I enter a book giveaway at Goodreads, I feel a responsibility to write a review, which means finishing the book. That is, after all, the primary reason for authors and publishers giving away their books. Well, I couldn't finish this book. I made it to page 45 and I just couldn't make myself go any further. I have to wonder what Sandra Brown was thinking when she decided to give away this book. First of all, it's a really old book, published in 1983. It's almost like she found this box of books in storage somewhere and decided this would be a good way to get rid of them - get some marketing buzz AND get rid of these old books that are taking up space! Great idea! I got a signed copy of the book, an audio disk of another book and a nice bookmarker. The problem is that this book is a stinker, in my opinion. If Sandra Brown's intent was to show readers that she's improved significantly over the past 18 years, then goal accomplished! All I can say is thank God I was already a fan of Sandra Brown's before I started reading this. If this had been my first Sandra Brown book, I would've thrown it across the room and swore off ever reading anything written by her. Where do I start? In 45 pages, I determined that both the main characters are weak. I hate weak characters. The story is thin and contrived, which only magnifies the weakness of the characters. Set the clock back to 1983 and the dated feel just served to jerk me out of whatever suspended belief I'd managed to work up in between pages - and believe me, I worked hard to suspend belief to get through 45 pages of this story. My first problem with the story was the setting. Carter goes to Sloan's bed and breakfast ostensibly to get away from distractions so he can finish his book. This bed and breakfast is off Union Square in San Francisco. Of all the places a person can go to get solitude, downtown San Francisco wouldn't even make the list. It's not quiet, it's not isolated and it's definitely not a location that gives off a vibe of solitude. It reads like Sandra Brown has never actually been to San Francisco. I've stayed in downtown San Francisco, off Union Square even, and believe me - it's not somewhere you go for peace and quiet. My second problem with the story is that Sloan lets her best friend, Alicia, send her fiance to stay at her bed and breakfast, in spite of the fact that she has a policy about not taking single men. Why? Because her best friend asked! And she needs the money! Now, 1983 was a long time ago for all of us but if I remember right, there was a little more judgment about single men and women staying under the same roof. I'm not sure I remember that judgment extended to innkeepers - but whatever. All this story line does is highlight that Sloan was right to have this policy, because the minute Carter arrives on her doorstep, she starts getting aroused. I don't know about anyone else, but if I'm worried enough about money that I'm willing to break a self-imposed cardinal rule, I'd be on my best behavior. But here, Sloan's weakness as a character shines through. She allows Carter to draw her into one situation after another that throws them together. And probably the biggest problem I have is how both these characters seem to completely forget the person between them - Carter's fiance and Sloan's best friend. It was kind of icky, to tell the truth. Even ickier is that it seems to be excused by the fact that Carter is marrying Alicia because her late husband was his best friend and he apparently feels some sense of duty to take care of the widow and children. But he doesn't really love her. OK, that's icky enough, but when you add it to the underlying current of the attraction between Carter and Sloan, it's stomach churning. I had to wonder - if Carter and Alicia were already married, would the fact that he doesn't really have feelings for her give him an excuse to have an affair? It reads more like a tutorial on what to tell your mistress than a romance. I tried really hard to make allowances for the fact that the book was written in 1983 and a lot of attitudes have changed since then. Here's how my reading sessions usually went: I'd read a couple pages, then throw it down in disgust. The next day, I'd pick it up again, bound and determined to finish. I'd read a couple pages, then throw it down in disgust. Rinse and repeat. At this rate, it would take me another month to finish the book and I'd probably hate myself for doing so. All in all, 45 pages of this book was a waste of time. Finishing the book would've added insult to injury. Sandra Brown is better off sticking with romantic mysteries. And if she finds a box of old books in storage somewhere, they're better off thrown away.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    BREAKFAST IN BED by Sandra Brown My Thoughts: I don't know what to say...this book was terrible. I've never read a "romance" novel this bad before. The characters were horrible! (Which I will explain in my spoiler review.) The scenes got worse and worse, it was all the same crap over and over. The story wasn't what I expected it to be, it was the worst romance I've read in a long, long time, and the characters just amplified that. There were way too many (boring, repetitive) "love" scenes, as well BREAKFAST IN BED by Sandra Brown My Thoughts: I don't know what to say...this book was terrible. I've never read a "romance" novel this bad before. The characters were horrible! (Which I will explain in my spoiler review.) The scenes got worse and worse, it was all the same crap over and over. The story wasn't what I expected it to be, it was the worst romance I've read in a long, long time, and the characters just amplified that. There were way too many (boring, repetitive) "love" scenes, as well as arguments, and not enough of anything else to make a decent storyline. It got old very fast. By page 2 I was already rolling my eyes or laughing at the stupidity of it all. Terrible romance novel, stay far, far away. Favorite Quotes: "They sparkled like liquid diamonds in the firelight." (Page 137) "It was still raining, but the steady dripping sound was welcomed. Somehow it helped assure their privacy, set them apart, separated them from the world." (Page 149) Overall Opinion: F ~Kayla http://kaylasbookcase.blogspot.com/

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lu

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My Rating: 4/10 My Take: *Not really Spoilers* You have to know I didn't hate this book. I think it was very well written and more often than not the steamy scenes steamed up my glasses! First off this is not a love at first sight novel. Its a lust at first sight novel. I don't believe that in the first few minutes of meeting each other (where Carter notices her breasts) and she gets aroused that this is love. Not even a few days later... But I can look past all of this. I expect nothing more from a r My Rating: 4/10 My Take: *Not really Spoilers* You have to know I didn't hate this book. I think it was very well written and more often than not the steamy scenes steamed up my glasses! First off this is not a love at first sight novel. Its a lust at first sight novel. I don't believe that in the first few minutes of meeting each other (where Carter notices her breasts) and she gets aroused that this is love. Not even a few days later... But I can look past all of this. I expect nothing more from a romance. You also have to know that when it comes to cheating, I don't think anything can justify it! But nonetheless here I go: The two sides of Carter Madison On the one hand he is a charming writer who seems to have got himself into a situation where he is going to marry his decease friend's widow and be a father to her children, even though he doesn't love her. And you feel for him On the other he uses it to get Sloan to sleep with him; he wants her to feel sorry for him. When she doesn't want to sleep with him (because his fiancé is her friend) he becomes abusive. But he soon apologises. She falls for it. Then he tries a different angle, he lets her read his manuscript (because nobody reads it before it's done). She feels flattered. Oh an let's not forget when he says that after the wedding when he sleeps with Alicia he will have to imagine that it's Sloan, because how else will he handle it! oh how... I ask myself am I sceptical? I wonder if everyone saw it the way I did? If I was Sloan, red lights would go off when Carter says: "you hot little hussy" or "All right Sloan, go back to your safe, lonely world and wallow in your selflessness." Yes this man knows exactly what to say to make a woman all warm and fuzzy... I'll give Sandra Brown this; she does know how to write a steamy scene. This and the justified ending at least made it bearable... *Spoilers* In the end, their behaviour is justified when Alicia (the fiancé) also cheats on Carter. They confess that they don't want to be together and Carter races off to the love of his life. (Yes here he sits in a dark corner when she comes in the room and watches her undress... not a perv at all). And a happy ending... Cheeezyyyy. But hey I expected that :) My Questions: Will Sloan one day figure out that this guy is a sex maniac that likes abusing woman and make them feel small so he can get them into the sack? /rant over

  7. 4 out of 5

    Wanda Hartzenberg

    Honestly when I almost immediately got a bad taste in my mouth when I started this book I was still wondering if I have a case of acid reflux or if my usual dislike of romance is the reason I simply could not make myself like either main protagonist. But hey, lets recap. Within seconds she tingles in her secret place after opening the door to a man who is looking her right in the breast... I mean eye. No. I mean breast. And this is how true love starts? I hope not. He is her best friends fiancé. H Honestly when I almost immediately got a bad taste in my mouth when I started this book I was still wondering if I have a case of acid reflux or if my usual dislike of romance is the reason I simply could not make myself like either main protagonist. But hey, lets recap. Within seconds she tingles in her secret place after opening the door to a man who is looking her right in the breast... I mean eye. No. I mean breast. And this is how true love starts? I hope not. He is her best friends fiancé. He is the fiancé. Now he is marrying said friend out of an obligation to said friends deceased husband. Oh how noble. I mean, yes, that is totally plausible is it not? Marry a widow with children .... because you are ever so noble. Now I am expected to use his OBLIGATORY status as a valid reason why he actively pursues said fiancé's best friend the second he is out of her sight. Then when the friend does not want to sleep with him he turns passive aggressive, aggressive and abusive in a few sentences and naturally then smooth's everything over by being charming, caring, and oh yes, noble. You can dress up their motivations any which way you want. You can use the end to justify your excuses for TRUE LOVE but as her eyes found him as if she was beckoned to be so.... oh please. Ironically. This is well written. But if you cheat you cheat and no excuse is acceptable. It took me about 5 pages to fall completely out of love with both of our main protagonists and another ten pages to actively dislike them and thinking...now ain't you made for one another? Good thing romances end on a happy ending because with a man like this, a woman like Sloan I can see the future with black and blue eyes and a lot of cheating.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cindi

    I totally love this book. Definitely my favorite Sandra Brown book. I originally read it many, many years ago and have read tons of her books since and this is still my favorite. Typical cheesy love story. A woman falls in love with her best friend's fiance. The fiance falls in love back. And what do you know? Everything works out dandy in the end. I know it sounds sarcastic but I really, really love this "cheesy" love story. Sandra Brown's old books have always been my guilty pleasure. This one I totally love this book. Definitely my favorite Sandra Brown book. I originally read it many, many years ago and have read tons of her books since and this is still my favorite. Typical cheesy love story. A woman falls in love with her best friend's fiance. The fiance falls in love back. And what do you know? Everything works out dandy in the end. I know it sounds sarcastic but I really, really love this "cheesy" love story. Sandra Brown's old books have always been my guilty pleasure. This one will always be the one I run back to for years to come. Worth 5 stars? Probably not. But I love the book and her old books so much that I can't make myself rate this one lower.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Connie N.

    #1 in the Bed & Breakfast romance series This book was written in 1983, and the style of romance reflects this. Although it was probably fairly risque at the time with quite a lot of detail about their lovemaking, it's written in such flowery language that it made me laugh at times. I mean, their orgasms were always described as "the crisis" and he paid her his "loving tribute" and she had "her own renaissance." Since I haven't read Sandra Brown before, perhaps that's always how she writes, thoug #1 in the Bed & Breakfast romance series This book was written in 1983, and the style of romance reflects this. Although it was probably fairly risque at the time with quite a lot of detail about their lovemaking, it's written in such flowery language that it made me laugh at times. I mean, their orgasms were always described as "the crisis" and he paid her his "loving tribute" and she had "her own renaissance." Since I haven't read Sandra Brown before, perhaps that's always how she writes, though. The problem with this book was that I didn't particularly like either of the main characters. Sloan is the owner of a B&B in San Francisco, but she has no feeling of self-worth and hides her real personality behind a prim & proper exterior. Carter (her best friend's fiance) is staying at the B&B to work on finishing up his latest bestseller. Although he's about to be married in a few weeks, he apparently falls in instalove with Sloan the minute she opens the door. And he lusts after her, getting angry when she rebuffs his advances. What a jerk--both to Alicia (his fiance) and to Sloan. But it's explained away because he and Alicia only got engaged because he was best friends with her dead husband and is like a father already to her children. So it's OK, in his mind, that he cheats on her because he really, really loves Sloan. And Sloan gives in because she supposedly can't help herself, even though she's betraying her best friend. Sure, there's tension written into the story because they both feel guilty and do this push-pull thing when they remember that Carter is actually engaged. But that doesn't stop the many sexual scenes that take place. I felt like they were both at fault but were trying to justify their actions throughout. Rather than confront Alicia, they went along behind her back, feeling guilty as they were acting out their fantasies. It all worked out in the end, as expected, with a HEA, but I was disappointed in the characters and wasn't really rooting for them. All that being said, the story was quick and easy and distracting, so I will try something else from this author and see how her style develops.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Solem Henry

    On a technical level it's obviously horrible. The relationship is shallow, depraved, and simply concerning. Also weird navel fetishism. The author makes feeble attempts to acknowledge the shortcomings of the story and characters without addressing them in a practical or relevant way. Plainly "cheater fiction" with a vain attempt at resolve to lazily extinguish the guilt of the leads. Moreover the book was categorized as a 'romance' but it felt like little more than erotica using cliché fluff as On a technical level it's obviously horrible. The relationship is shallow, depraved, and simply concerning. Also weird navel fetishism. The author makes feeble attempts to acknowledge the shortcomings of the story and characters without addressing them in a practical or relevant way. Plainly "cheater fiction" with a vain attempt at resolve to lazily extinguish the guilt of the leads. Moreover the book was categorized as a 'romance' but it felt like little more than erotica using cliché fluff as filler to pass for the aforementioned genre. Some of the male lead's advances also seemed like borderline assault. Their relationship is, again, ultimately shallow. However, The author maintained my interest through morbid curiosity. In the very least it was more interesting than some novels with arguably more merit. See 1984.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    An older romance from Sandra Brown that definitely has a dated feel. However, even with the sometimes purple prose, and the fact that the basic plot isn't one of my favorites (woman falls in love with fiancee of best friend), I enjoyed spending a few hours reading the book. An older romance from Sandra Brown that definitely has a dated feel. However, even with the sometimes purple prose, and the fact that the basic plot isn't one of my favorites (woman falls in love with fiancee of best friend), I enjoyed spending a few hours reading the book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Judy Churchill

    Well, I read this book out of order, but it didn’t make much difference. I already knew some of the characters and the outcome. I just didn’t know the process - how they got there. Not much substance but an enjoyable story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Adia2728

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I read another review where the reader had mentioned that she wasn't sure what Sandra Brown was hoping to gain in providing this giveaway. I find it difficult at times to provide a review on a book that didn't fare too well in my opinion. I realize that's the whole point of providing a review, but this one is a little awkward for me to write. 1. The book was extremely dated. I supposed I should've expected that by looking at the cover I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I read another review where the reader had mentioned that she wasn't sure what Sandra Brown was hoping to gain in providing this giveaway. I find it difficult at times to provide a review on a book that didn't fare too well in my opinion. I realize that's the whole point of providing a review, but this one is a little awkward for me to write. 1. The book was extremely dated. I supposed I should've expected that by looking at the cover and giveaway details, I just didn't realize the severity of the dated text within the story. Sadly, it made the love scenes a little weird. Yes, weird...not sure else how to describe it. 2. Within the first few hours of meeting each other, Sloan is thrown onto the bed to "act out" a scene from his book that he's currently writing. There's sexual tension built into that scene and it was just waaaay too difficult for me to perceive as believable. It was strange. 3. Sandra also provided extra swag which I sincerely appreciate! I received a signed photo and a bookmark. I will certainly tag this as "more from this author" because from what I can tell, she certainly has other successful books. Signed, Still Hopeful

  14. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I had received this book from "Sandra Brown", Goodreads Author, to review; I have only just started the first couple chapters, It grabs your interest right from the start, with suspense and anticipation of romance. between Sloan and Carter. Salon runs a bed & breakfast, her best friend (Alicia)is engaged to an Author who is having trouble finishing his book, Alicia makes arrangements for Carter to spend a month at her friend Salons B&B to work on his book. When Salon & Carter meet, there is tensi I had received this book from "Sandra Brown", Goodreads Author, to review; I have only just started the first couple chapters, It grabs your interest right from the start, with suspense and anticipation of romance. between Sloan and Carter. Salon runs a bed & breakfast, her best friend (Alicia)is engaged to an Author who is having trouble finishing his book, Alicia makes arrangements for Carter to spend a month at her friend Salons B&B to work on his book. When Salon & Carter meet, there is tension between them; but Carter is engaged to her friend Alicia; their connection is so strong neither can deny it, know matter how much they try but neither want to hurt Alicia. They both are torn between living a life of love and passion and hurting Alicia or live separate lives so no one's hurt but Sloan and Carter.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julie Barrett

    Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown Sloan runs a bed and breakfast and allows single women and couples, not single men. Except her best girl friends soon to be husband, Carter will be staying there, finishing his novel then onto his wedding with Alesha. She helps him in writing his book, acting out scenes and things heat up over time and they wonder how they will be able to explain to Aleshi that they couldn't be wed. She doesn't want to continue with his advances but he's becoming very forceful. Due t Breakfast in Bed by Sandra Brown Sloan runs a bed and breakfast and allows single women and couples, not single men. Except her best girl friends soon to be husband, Carter will be staying there, finishing his novel then onto his wedding with Alesha. She helps him in writing his book, acting out scenes and things heat up over time and they wonder how they will be able to explain to Aleshi that they couldn't be wed. She doesn't want to continue with his advances but he's becoming very forceful. Due to the weather everyone has cancelled for the weekend. This means she will be in the B+B with just him, but then her girl friend calls and she is coming up to visit as Carter in his calls to her seems distant.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emelie Johansson

    Got a copy from the author to review. The book was maybe a 2,5. It was an nice read and entertaining, but the characters ware a bit flat and I felt that the story could have ben more evolved and made deeper. Everything happened really fast, which is both good and bad, the book was never boring to read but it did not feel realistic at times. The book contain several intimate moments, and I did not feel that I got to know the characters. I liked the surroundings in the book and that the characters Got a copy from the author to review. The book was maybe a 2,5. It was an nice read and entertaining, but the characters ware a bit flat and I felt that the story could have ben more evolved and made deeper. Everything happened really fast, which is both good and bad, the book was never boring to read but it did not feel realistic at times. The book contain several intimate moments, and I did not feel that I got to know the characters. I liked the surroundings in the book and that the characters ware driven and ambitious, I just would have wanted a bit more of all of that in the book and a little less romance. Otherwise the book was like I said entertaining and I liked som of the other characters and I am looking forward to the next book which follows these persons.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lady Heather

    Listened to this last night and I think it would have been much better to read. Since it was recorded in 1997, in all of the dramatic 'climatic' scenes cheesy music would begin to play in the background and make me want to stop listening to the story. The story as a whole was okay. There was a lot of repetition, and the characters at times were shallow. In conclusion, glad I read it but I wouldn't recommend it. Listened to this last night and I think it would have been much better to read. Since it was recorded in 1997, in all of the dramatic 'climatic' scenes cheesy music would begin to play in the background and make me want to stop listening to the story. The story as a whole was okay. There was a lot of repetition, and the characters at times were shallow. In conclusion, glad I read it but I wouldn't recommend it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mischelle

    This is the third book I've by Sandra Brown where the setting is an old house turned into a Bed & Breakfast. An Ok story! This is the third book I've by Sandra Brown where the setting is an old house turned into a Bed & Breakfast. An Ok story!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Domino (aka Meme)

    i absolutely loved this book. it was so sweet. i loved the plot and the characters. they were so fun. their relationship was fun to read about. need to read again

  20. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I did not enjoy this thin smarmy book, at all. If I had to define the word "drivel", this is it. It is about 2 people with horrible names, who knew better, but sleep with each other anyway due to pure animalistic lust for each other. With minimal interaction outside of the bedroom, they fall in love? Really!? They basically just pass each other in the hallway--well, maybe they had one dinner date. I kept waiting to see why Carter is so lovable to Sloan...I really wanted him to be more than just I did not enjoy this thin smarmy book, at all. If I had to define the word "drivel", this is it. It is about 2 people with horrible names, who knew better, but sleep with each other anyway due to pure animalistic lust for each other. With minimal interaction outside of the bedroom, they fall in love? Really!? They basically just pass each other in the hallway--well, maybe they had one dinner date. I kept waiting to see why Carter is so lovable to Sloan...I really wanted him to be more than just eye candy - truly, Sloan is attracted to Carter only because of his physical appeal and nothing much else. Seriously? Okay, so he can write best-seller books, and is entering an honor marriage, but we need more than that. The female lead at least was shown to have interesting qualities and that she is a serious entrepreneur. We like Sloan because Ms. Brown writes about her and her daily activities. Carter? Not so much. We just don't see how their love actually gets developed. HUGE writing failure here! It's sort of like Cinderella and Prince Charming (we know much about her, but not enough about him), plus, these two can't even claim love at first sight!--their relationship is just based on sexual urges. Even though he is engaged to her best friend, they still pursued each other sexually--which is NOT going to be described in any great detail, keeping it G-rated. Given that, you'd think Ms. Brown would give us more story wise. They have sex and then miraculously, they love one another. That's really all it is. To conclude this 'quickie', the author allows the two to get together for life when Carter's fiancé (and Sloan's best friend) realizes, all on her own, that there is no real love or mutual attraction in her relationship with Carter and decides on their wedding day to call it off--how convenient. This is the story and it just does not work. It is more like a teeny bopper's overly syrupy day dream. If you like romances that are written by inexperienced 12-year-olds, this one could be perfect for you, but to me, it's just "drivel".

  21. 4 out of 5

    L Cherry

    Getting lost in this romance was the best experience for me. The story has the negative element of falling for best friend’s fiancé, which I worried would be hard to get past. The situation that has led to the engagement makes it a little easier to work with the lack of loyalty in Sloan and Carter. Now if Alicia had really been in love head over heals with Carter that would have been a different story all together. The heat between Sloan and Carter was a bit of a slow burn at first and finally a Getting lost in this romance was the best experience for me. The story has the negative element of falling for best friend’s fiancé, which I worried would be hard to get past. The situation that has led to the engagement makes it a little easier to work with the lack of loyalty in Sloan and Carter. Now if Alicia had really been in love head over heals with Carter that would have been a different story all together. The heat between Sloan and Carter was a bit of a slow burn at first and finally a flaming inferno. The old fashioned words of love used by Carter and Sloan was a treat to hear. The things that might make it feel outdated are actually things that people are starting to look for again. Going to a bed and breakfast with no cell phones, tablets or internet in the rooms sound incredible theses days.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Marilyn Diamond

    As a Published Author I appreciated Carter Madison wanting to escape his life and get to some quiet space away from phones and the needs of others by going to San Francisco to refresh and get his book finished. Falling in love with your Fiance's Best Friend is another issue. I had to go look and see when this was first published and appreciated that they still had one community phone to use where as today everyone has a cell phone and social media. I found myself wishing for more action quickly, As a Published Author I appreciated Carter Madison wanting to escape his life and get to some quiet space away from phones and the needs of others by going to San Francisco to refresh and get his book finished. Falling in love with your Fiance's Best Friend is another issue. I had to go look and see when this was first published and appreciated that they still had one community phone to use where as today everyone has a cell phone and social media. I found myself wishing for more action quickly, it appeared to drag on at first and was not fast paced. Once it picked up it was a interesting book. Having read Sandra Brown's newer work I found the appreciation to re-visit the past. Good Book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Riah

    my local library is running out of Sandra Brown books for me to read! i’m down to the older ones. and oh boy...i just don’t know. in my notes, i left it as a ?/5 because i’m conflicted. sexual tension was nice i guess, it was just /painfully/ 80’s. not enough to make me regret reading it, though, so i’ll let it have 3 stars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Charlene Gordon

    1-22-2018: It’s been at least 20 years since I’ve read a romance novel and it may be that long before I read another one. I’m kind of embarrassed that I read this and more embarrassed that I actually enjoyed it! It was kind of fun to indulge in some trashy soft porn!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Kittens

    My library has few audiobooks. This cheesy story unfortunately happens to be one of them. I listened on my commute, in disbelief and sometimes horror. Sloane is weak. Carter is a selfish and horny dude. Alicia is weak. As a feminist this story horrified me that it was written by a woman.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    I'm glad I have read more of Brown's novels so that I realize she is so much better than this one. I'm glad I have read more of Brown's novels so that I realize she is so much better than this one.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Trudy

    Ugh. Hated it. Skimmed through most just to finish it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Louisa Lee

    Another great Sandra Brown! A must read for romance readers.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Definitely dated. The fact that the heroine notices the hero has violent tendencies but doesn't see them as a red flag is a real red flag for ME. Definitely dated. The fact that the heroine notices the hero has violent tendencies but doesn't see them as a red flag is a real red flag for ME.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Hebron

    A cute little romance book but not much of a story

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