Title: Double Standards
Author: Judith McNaught
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 15th 1991 by Pocket Books
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
“Consider what an amoral, unprincipled cynic I am-think of all the improvements you could make to my character.”
In the exclusive, glittering world of business superstars, Nick Sinclair was a legend…
The ruggedly handsome president of Global Industries handled his business the way he handled his women — with charm, daring and ruthless self-control. A man used to the very best, Nick hired Lauren Danner, and assumed the proud beauty would soon be another easy conquest. But Lauren’s flashing wit and rare spirit dazzled him — and slowly, against his will, he was intrigued, challenged — and in love.
Yet Lauren was living a lie, a charade that became more dangerous with every passing moment. Trapped in a web of deceit, she fought her growing love for Nick. Her secret could destroy his fragile trust — and the promise of life with the most compelling man she had ever met!
4 of 5 stars to Double Standards by Judith McNaught
Cover Art: 3/5 stars. Just okay. Not tacky and not beautiful either.
If you are a Goodreads frequenter, you’d know that this book has garnered opposing reviews from several people. Some liked it, some hated it and I belong to the first category. Just a quick warning, the haters were right. The hero here, Nick Sinclair, was a total bastard. He was a jerk. He was arrogant but boy did I like him. There was just something appealing about a virile self-assured man whose maleness was just overpowering. Nick was just really swoon worthy (at least until he did something awful to the heroine, but of course, there has to be some drama). And it was one of those rare moments where the author managed to make me feel, aside from know, the essence of her characters. She was describing Nick but she was also showing it, making me feel it. Kudos to you, Judith!
And the heroine was so adorable! She was the kind of heroine I always love reading about. Lauren was full of hope and a bit naive but she also knows how to stand up for her self. Most of all, she wasn’t jaded so reading her thoughts were very refreshing. Also, she and Nick made sizzling chemistry. This was one of the most enjoyable office romance I’ve read.
Overall, this book is a fun, light read with enjoyable banters between the characters. Safety gang, this is totally safe!