- Paperback: 342 pages
- Publisher: Making It (October 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084395406X
- ISBN-13: 978-0843954067
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,571,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unbecoming Behavior Paperback – October, 2004
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More About the Author
In additional to her paranormal romances, Stephanie also writes a thrilling romantic suspense series set in Alaska. Publisher's Weekly praised the series debut, ICE, as a "thrilling entry into romantic suspense," and Fresh Fiction called ICE an "edgy, sexy and gripping thriller." Equally as intense and sexy are Stephanie's contemporary romance novels.
A life-long reader, Stephanie began crafting stories at age ten, but didn't realize it was her dream until she was an adult. Once the light dawned, she immediately left behind "work" as the world defines it and went to "work" as she defines it, which means getting up every morning with a smile in her heart so she can spend the day doing that which makes her spirit sing.
Stephanie believes in learning to listen to your heart in order to figure out what your dreams are, and then opening yourself to the inspiration that will direct you there. She believes we all deserve the right to enjoy life, and for the ride to be as easy as we want it to be, and that we all should accept nothing less than making our dreams come true.
Stephanie lives in New England, and spends every day doing her best to fill it with people, observations and activities that uplift her soul, which include writing, hiking with her rescue dog, friends, and her amazing family.
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Top Customer Reviews
Meet Shannon McCormick, the witty and endearing main heroine in Unbecoming Behavior. Much to the chagrin of her mother, she isn't a lawyer, but does work at a law firm catering to the every whim of the interns. Trying to evade dismissal for the "Unbecoming Behavior" that the firm often let people go for, she slugs away at her thankless job, deals with rude interns, a demanding and ridiculous boss, and the knowledge that she is disappointing her mother. Her only reprieve is Van, the funny, friendly security guard in the lobby of her company's building. Shannon knows she doesn't want to become a lawyer, as she cannot stand them, but what other options does she have? She's not happy in her job and she knows time is running out.
While dealing with her work issues, she is also juggling her love life. She has just broken up with long-time boyfriend Max, who can't seem to leave her alone. Then there is Noah, her brother's best friend who seems to be avoiding her; Blaine, the hot new guy in her office who seems to prefer her best friend Emma; and Van, who is supposed to only be her friend, but with whom she clearly has chemistry with. And of course there is the ever-present Max who refuses to leave her alone.
What's a girl to do?
I absolutely adored this book. With an endearing and quirky cast of characters, a plot that keeps you on your toes, and wonderful writing, it is a great chick lit read.Read more ›
I got two chapters into this book and asked myself "why is this main character so self-centered and thoughtless?" She works as the social director of a prestigious law firm in Boston and has a vivacious roommate who is living off of pin money from her parents. Her name is Shannon, by the way, but after a while I didn't really care what her name was...Her whole world seems to crumble with the arrival of a new herd of interns and a new senior partner in the law firm that she is initially attracted to, but who she thinks has it in for her. She proceeds to give him ample reason and manages to place herself into multiple situations to embarrass herself in front of him.
None of the characters are very likable here. And there are too many of them. Shannon's roommate Emma just kind of used Shannon to date the senior partner, Shannon kind of used the senior partner to impress her parents at her sister's engagement party, then Shannon proceeded to use her ex-boyfriend (who's stalking her) to get over being dumped by her brother's best friend. There's too much using going on here. Shannon's parents aren't lovable, either. I kept asking myself why she wanted to impress them if they were so adamant about putting her down, and so constantly.Read more ›
A popular store's commercials open with the classic rock song, Under Pressure; a feeling common to the heroine and the readers of her story. When that becomes your theme song, this is the perfect escape hatch. Everything is always going wrong for Shannon, and who hasn't felt things have gone so for them? Her story mirrors our own and offers a ray of hope.
Just to confirm there's no justice in the world, her younger sister, fresh out of college and starting Harvard Medical School in the fall, is about to become Mrs. Rich Plastic Surgeon; her mom invites her ex-boyfriend to all the wedding festivities to give Shannon one more chance at "Mr. Perfect"; and her crush for the last twenty years suddenly - now of all times! - notices her as a woman. And the only nice guy she knows - and her one true friend at the moment - she realizes she doesn't know at all.
Before she winds up unemployed and living in a cardboard box in the park, Shannon will have to take a stand and make a case for living on her terms. She's going to prove how far a little unbecoming behavior can take her.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maybe I'm biased. I've read this book over three times, so I like it. ALOT. The characters are funny. I think Van is the perfect...last-minute hero. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by rayray-thebomb
Really great book. And I don't really like plain jane romances, but this was something special. Totally identified with Shannon. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Crazy Cat Lady in TN
I absolutely loved this book. Read it in 3 days. I laughed out loud and got very attached to the characters. I'm actually going to miss them a little. Read morePublished on August 24, 2007 by BookGirl
This book was great! The characters were very real and the love interests in the story were very convincing as well. Read morePublished on March 25, 2006 by Julia
I wasn't sure if I'd like this book or not but got it anyways. I'm glad I did.
This is a very funny and romantic story about Shannon McCormick who's trying to find her... Read more