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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc. (January 25, 1996)
  • ISBN-10: 0736632646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736632645
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,829,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The mystery surrounding an unsavory cult leader enlivens Krentz's ( Silver Linings ) latest contemporary romance. When psychic Irene Valentine is temporarily put out of commission by a fall down some stairs, her employee Jessie Benedict gleefully takes over the helm at Seattle's Valentine Consultations. After all, her new position means that Jessie will be too busy to spend time with Sam Hatchard, CEO of her father's company and Vincent Benedict's first choice for son-in-law. Fighting an attraction to "Hatch," Jessie emphatically refuses to marry an even worse workaholic than her father. But Hatch sticks with her, especially when she takes on a potentially dangerous case: Martha Attwood hires Jessie to discredit the leader of a radical environmentalist cult that lured her daughter away from college. Jessie knows she's onto something after a break-in at Valentine Consultations and an attempt to vandalize Hatch's prized Mercedes. As the investigation heats up, Jessie becomes less certain that Hatch is the humorless, one-dimensional businessman she so loves to hate.
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About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz's acclaimed New York Times bestsellers include Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Soft Focus, Eye of the Beholder, Flash, and Grand Passion. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle (also available from Pocket Books), and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. She lives in Seattle. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

Customer Reviews

This is a straightforward contemporary romance with some suspense.
Ann de Vries
Now having gone back and read much of her earlier work as well as her more recent hard covers, it is IMHO that with these books that JAK really hit her stride.
Brooklyn Bookworm
This is a fabulous book, I couldn't put it down until the end, a great read!
Pamela Brown

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 21, 2003
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Jessie Benedict lived her childhood with a workaholic father that was never there. Oh, she was grandly provided for, but he always missed recitals, was never there for the school fairs. This shows as well in the man's two failed marriages, the ex-wives known affectionately as "the Moms" by Jessie and her half-sister. But there is a wolf on the prowl, one Jessie underestimates - Hatchard, her fathers right hand man, as far as Jessie is concerned,is a chip off the old block, so to speak. Another drive workaholic bent on filling her fathers shoes in business. He wants Vincent's business, but he might want his daughter more, but Jessie is far from convinced and is fighting the families assumption two will marry. Even "the Moms" assume this will happen.
Jessie spent her girlhood being disappointed and hiding that hurt, so she is determined her Father not do the same to her young half-sister, but she is more determined NOT to marry a man just like dear old Dad. Oh, she is wildly attracted to Hatch, but she fears her life would end with another series of being second place to the business that her father build. And she is quite set that history not repeat itself, not for her little sister, nor for her in marriage.
Being rebellious against her father, she has failed to turn out to be a business person and currently is determined to become a private investigator, by helping an old lady who is a psychic and rescuing a teenage girl from a dangerous cult. Much to her surprise, Hatch shows signs of being just a shade different than daddy.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Brooklyn Bookworm on December 27, 2001
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This is the first book by JAK I ever picked up, don't know how I had missed out on her before. Please do yourself a favor and pick up this book and her other early single title mainstream romances such as Golden Chance, Silver Linings etc. Now having gone back and read much of her earlier work as well as her more recent hard covers, it is IMHO that with these books that JAK really hit her stride. Sweet Fortune is great, as are Perfect Partners and Family Man--I could go on. This book really counts as time well spent and the characters really stay with you. I've re-read Sweet Fortune many times and plan to keep it on the keeper shelf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Melo on November 3, 2014
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A classic Krentz from the early 1990s, SWEET FORTUNE is the story of a hardheaded business man and a free spirited woman.

THE STORY: Jessie Benedict is the quirky daughter of an obsessed business man who destroyed his marriages and his family because of his dedication to his business. She has had a string of jobs where she ends up getting herself fired. She now has a job as an assistant to a psychic. Her family wants her to marry her father's new business consultant and CEO Sam "Hatch" Hatchard so that Hatch can take the family business big time and also keep it in the family. Jessie has no intention of marrying a man like her father. Hatch wants Jessie and he intends on showing her that he is different from her father and that he appreciates all of her quirkiness.

OPINION: This book is a nice Krentz. It is not one of her best, but I liked the quirky nature of Jessie. The book is straightforward and the romance is not particularly complex, but I like the variety of characters in the story. I also liked the plot of the story and the resolution of Jessie's wandering spirit is satisfying. This is not a book that I yearn to pick up again and again, but it was an enjoyable read.

WORTH MENTIONING: A common theme in Krentz books and this one in particular is family and the complexity of relationships. The book is populated by unique people who coalesce around Jessie. Krentz's older heroines are often family makers in that they take the people around them and create a family.

FINAL DECISION: I like these older Krentz books. The characters are not what would be written now, but that doesn't bother me. I enjoy the more alpha males brought low by quirky women stories that Krentz writes and this is an enjoyable one.

CONNECTED BOOKS: SWEET FORTUNE is a standalone.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Juliet Bushinski on June 20, 2013
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If you're a fan of Jayne you really don't need to see more than her name (or one of her pen names) on the cover to know that you're going to like the book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Raen Dear on July 20, 2014
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I'm completely surprised and disappointed by the reviews of this book. The heroine has no gumption at all and the hero is obnoxious and overbearing. The plot is completely predictable and overshadowed by the dubious interactions of the main charters. Also, where are the quirky supporting characters? The pompous, indifferent father? The manipulative mother and stepmother? In addition, the sexual encounters read as borderline assault. Don't bother with this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ann de Vries on August 10, 2014
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'Sweet Fortune' is one of Jayne Ann Krentz's earlier works, but it ages well. This is a straightforward contemporary romance with some suspense.

The main characters are likeable. The hero seems to start off as a bit domineering, but the heroine is strong enough to stand up to him, and he demonstrates that he can compromise. Although an alpha male character, the hero also reveals a tender and sensitive side. The heroine is a multi-faceted character. She is at times shrewd, naive, intelligent, ditzy, sensitive, stubborn, flexible and warm hearted; in other words, she comes across as very human.

Although there is an element of suspense, this book is more character driven. The courtship between the hero and heroine, as they learn to adjust to each other and to compromise, is the most significant part of the plot. The book starts with the heroine's preconceived ideas about the hero, and finishes with her finally seeing him as he truly is.

There is sex in this book. It does not comprise a significant portion of the book, but it is there. Those who want a clean read or an erotic one would do well to avoid this book. It is not 'hot' and it is not 'clean'.

I enjoyed this book and I liked it well enough to replace my paper copy with the Kindle version. I recommend it to anyone who likes a well written contemporary romance that is basically sweet but does contain sex scenes.
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