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Devon's ordeal was only just beginningWhen her father suddenly announced he had enough money to pay for the expensive operation that would end her years as a cripple, Devon was overjoyed.The joy turned to horror when he confessed he had embezzled the money from Grant Harrington, his boss.Grant demanded the debt be repaid. And Devon's horror deepened when she realized paymeDevon's ordeal was only just beginningWhen her father suddenly announced he had enough money to pay for the expensive operation that would end her years as a cripple, Devon was overjoyed.The joy turned to horror when he confessed he had embezzled the money from Grant Harrington, his boss.Grant demanded the debt be repaid. And Devon's horror deepened when she realized payment in cash wasn't what he had in mind....

Title : Tomorrow - Come Soon
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ISBN : 9780373026074
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 182 Pages
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Tomorrow - Come Soon Reviews

  • AgentScully
    2018-11-15 09:34

    So you want a naive-heroine-sacrifices-her-virtue-to-blackmailing-alpha-hero-to-save-embezzling-daddy tale without the spineless heroine, alphole hero, and selfish daddy? Well look no further! Devon's father is a decent man who only wants to help his injured daughter. The hero flings around the "b----" word in the beginning but changes his tune once he realizes what's really going on. His original take on the situation was not unreasonable too, given what he saw, so he doesn't come across as willfully stupid like way too many clever tycoon heroes actually do. Sure he refuses to believe Devon's explanations, but hey he's a Harlequin hero! He tries to take good care of her later too, and can't bring himself to go through with his earlier demands. Devon is very likable and more realistic in her innocence than many Harlequin heroines, given her injury and closed off existence. She's determined to save her father and won't let the hero escape their bargain. When he retreats (after learning the truth) she pursues. Very cute.So a very sweet story and satisfying but alas, big 1* drop for bad, bad writing. Way too many run-on sentences and dangling WTF phrases."But, when it looked as though he would pick her up with all his male strength and toss her back the way she had come, whether from the indignant look of her, or whether because he didn't want another interruption to his day if she tried barging in again, he stopped when Wanda, who Devon was just realising had chased after her, said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Harrington. She just took off - I couldn't ..."Say, what?? What??Still, a sweet read!

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-11-06 05:57

    If you like the stories where the heroine is hopelessly misunderstood by the hero, then you’d like this one. The hero is drawn to her, but he knows she’s a ‘bad girl’ in some way. In this case, Grant thinks that Devon’s demanding, spendthrift ways lead to her father embezzling money from his company to keep her in the style to which she had become accustomed. He showed up on their doorstep the night before Devon leaves for Sweden, not for an extravagant vacation like he thinks, but for a surgery that promises to give her full use of her hip, which was injured in the car accident that killed her mother.Devon comes back from Sweden to find that her father has been terminated from his job at Grant’s business, and will likely be prosecuted. She approaches Grant and asks him not to prosecute her father, and she’ll do anything he wants in return. His proposition is that she live with him as his mistress. Devon is willing to do this so that she can save her father from prison. I liked that Grant wanted to be the ruthless seducer, but he didn’t really have it in him. He was clearly in love with Devon early on. He was kind of grumpy about it, but he had every opportunity to seduce her, but he didn’t take them, after he finds out that she had a bad hip and the money was spent to get her well. From that point, he does everything he can to get her to rest as she’s supposed to so she can get the all clear at her follow up. I thought it was cute how Devon kept throwing herself at Grant so he would go ahead and fulfill his part of the bargain before her father comes back from the business trip in Scotland that Grant sent him on. Grant seems to come up with excuses for them not to be ‘together.’ Although Devon was clueless about Grant’s feelings for her, I as the reader, was not. I really liked this book. It was a fun read. Devon was a nice girl, and Grant finally looked past his cynicism to see that, because Cupid’s bow had struck him dead center in the heart.

  • Julz
    2018-10-29 04:36

    3.5 starsDefinitely worth the time reading this one. Daddy embezzles money from his employer (the hero, Grant) in order for his daughter (the heroine, Devon) to get life altering operation. Of course, her condition came about by tragic means painful to both the father and h, so you don't feel judgmental towards him for going to such extremes (plus the father told the h the money came from an endowment so we don't judge her either). When the cat gets let out of the bag, the h tries to save her dad from prison by begging the H to let her make amends. The H mistakenly thinks she's a little lying, spoiled, skank who is sucking her poor dad dry, and wants to make her pay, but not in the traditional sense (unless you're a frequent Harley reader, then his way might be considered "traditional." ;D) We then get to enjoy the H powering on the h while she grits her teeth and takes it, because she thinks she has to save her father. This dynamic continues pretty much until almost the end when everything is quickly (like, nuclear fast quickly) resolved and everyone gets their HEA. I you like alpha-male heroes but no real hard limits like dubious consent or physical aggression, then you should enjoy this one.

  • Leona
    2018-11-04 02:00

    I liken my Harlequin fetish, to my golf game. After up teem bad shots (reads), I get that one great shot (book) that keeps me coming back! This was that shot. It just sucked me in from the very first page. This is a story about a young girl who is crippled at the age of 15 from a tragic accident that also kills her mother. It's about how she is finally given the chance to become whole again, if she can only afford the costly surgery by a renowned Swedish Doctor. It's about a father whose unconditional love for his daughter means setting aside his values and reputation to give her the chance to live a full life. It's also about a hero who has the gumption to realize that his preconceived notions are wrong and sets out to do something about them, and not just in the last few pages of the book.IF you missed this one, I highly recommend that you give it a shot (read).... ; 0 )

  • Chantal ❤️
    2018-11-05 08:32

    Hero was so confused as to what to make of the situation. He takes her home to live with him as payment for the money that her father took to save her hip. Yeah, it was an old crazy school story with lots of drama. I really enjoyed it. Maybe more than I should have!?Lol! I must admit to being very pleased with the fact that he did not sleep with her as repayment. It would have made things difficult for their future relationship. Also, it feels wrong when this happens. It's feels like prostitution. That's how I saw it.

  • Jacqueline
    2018-10-22 05:43

    A fun sweet romance. This heroine was super naive. She had been a bit of a recluse because of her bad limp and inability to do much that was active. The hero of course gets the wrong idea of her and misunderstandings ensue. Fun to watch the hero find out how mistaken he was about her and try to do right by her while she is still trying to fulfill the terms of his blackmail bargain. There were some writing issues with some pretty convoluted sentences. Still I would recommend this book and I might look for others by this author.

  • Sapheron
    2018-11-15 05:32

    It's more a 4.5 for me. This sweet little tale was so dramatic without suffering from OTTiness. I thought it was well thought out in terms of the plot because,for instance, every move the h made fueled the H's bad opinion of her in a very plausible way. Though we know how to interpret the little things she did that ticked him off, we can appreciate both sides. It's a misunderstanding, a miscommunication even, but it's not an exasperating case of both H and h eating sympathetic stupid stew. It's a trick I've observed more than once (what's a little euphemism between HP friends?), but never to such plausible effect. What cost it half a star was... the writing!!! Jessica Steele is the official king, queen and court-jester of pleonasm. Add to that, her sentence structures are so overly-ambitious in their complexity, I wonder (quite seriously) if she didn't scare her editor into forgettingwhat comma splices look like! How did these great feats of paragraph-fudging make it to press? Seriously, no one talks how her characters (the H especially) talks in some of the dialogue. I honestly began to wonder if I had a quirky copy of the book or something! Having said this, however, I think she is an AWESOME storyteller! I would curl up in bed with her plots if they all turned out like this one.There's built in angst with the story-line already. Added to that, when the h realizes she loves him, it picks up where her earlier, early redemption could have seen it peter out in the hands of a lesser storyteller. While the stakes changed for the H, behind the scenes of course, they never did for our h. She kept believing he lusted for her while hating her guts. This, of course, slays her, even while she has glorious moments where her pride allows for a snappy comeback (though they were generally short-lived as he would soon verbally or 'lookically' bitch-slap the HP heroine back into her).Some thoughts:* I thought her father might have been motivated by guilt for the accident, though the book makes it a fact it wasn't his fault and doesn't even allude to this theory, if I can recall. I think this is why he embezzled to get her the surgery. Then there was her obvious unhappiness.* What does it say about us that we gravitate towards these older HP's in which it seems the underlying theme is 'Woman, love the man you fear the most!"? Perhaps, in the day it was written, this kind of thing would be more acceptable. But we are modern girls, right? We'd never see this in a modern HP without ridiculing it on GoodReads until its pages fell out, right? So why do I... (we) love these old, un-pc HP's so?

  • Kay
    2018-10-27 05:00

    3 1/2 Stars ~ At the vulnerable age of 15, Devon lost her mother in a car accident that also left her with a severely damaged hip. After surgeries and little success, Devon spent her teens hiding from life because of her disability. Her father was devoted to her and when Devon turned 21 they found a doctor in Sweden that could make her normal again and with the funds from her endowment policy that has just matured, she'll soon be dancing. When Devon arrives home two months after her surgery, she's surprised to find her father in a meeting with his employer. Seems there hadn't really been a maturing endowment policy, that Devon's father had embezzled the money for her surgery. Of course, Grant sees the beautiful well dressed woman just arriving from an extended holiday in Sweden, and he knows just exactly what the money his employee has spent the missing money on. Devon appeals to Grant, begging him not to prosecute her father. He doesn't believe her story about a needed surgery, and makes it clear he thinks she's a promiscuous user. He gives an ultimatum; move in with him until he's tired of her, or he'll prosecute.This early book by Jessica Steele's is the second book I've read of hers. I really liked both Grant and Devon. While we aren't given Grant's point of view, it's easy to understand how he came to his conclusions. With the loss of her mother, her own injuries to deal with, plus a grieving father, it's perfectly believable that Devon could become the recluse. I enjoyed reading Devon come out of her shell and turn Grant's world upside down. I'm looking forward to reading more from Ms. Steele.

  • StMargarets
    2018-10-22 06:01

    The plot in this is simple. The character list small. Whether the heroine's love turns out to be Stockholm Syndrome doesn't take away from the intensity of the story.The plot - "crippled" 22 year-old heroine is finally going to have a hip operation in Sweden. She has been a virtual shut-in since the car accident that killed her mother and crippled her at age 15. Her doting father has embezzled the money for her surgery - but the heroine doesn't know that. She just knows that his handsome boss (hero) is rude when he stops by the house the night before she was to leave for her operation.She still thinks him rude when she returns two months later, wearing high heels for the first time. He thinks she's been off on a holiday while her father has been stealing money to keep her happy. Now her father is out of a job and might be prosecuted. Heroine goes to the hero's office to beg for her father's freedom and to explain that he stole the money for her surgery. Hero thinks she's lying because she has a hard time talking about it. (She has "hang ups" about her limp) He throws her out of his office, but eventually comes around to a plan: She sleeps with him for a week or month or whenever he tires of her - and he will keep her father out of jail.(view spoiler)[Heroine is so sheltered it takes her awhile to understand what "live with him" means. She is a brave girl, though and she is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for her dad. She worries about what to tell her father about living with the H, but the H has it covered. He re-hires her dad and sends him to Scotland for a month. The heroine moves in. And goes to bed with the hero. This part was really well done. Her traitorous body did *not* respond. She was scared out of her mind and when the hero turned on the lights and saw her scars, he finally believed her about the surgery. And he seemed to take it to heart that she should rest her hip until she has seen her consultant in the UK (in five weeks). So now she is convalescing at the H's house with the daily lady waiting on her. Instead of enjoying the delay for sex, the heroine hopes to get it out of the way so their affair can be over and done with by the time her father returns. She clumsily puts the moves on the H and he brutally pushes back. They have lots of back and forth with the heroine missing him when he was away on a business trip. The tension ratchets up and the heroine now comes to believe she's in love with him. It all comes to a head when the heroine gets the all-clear from the consultant and doesn't show up at her house. Hero is worried out of his mind until the h calls from *his* house. He races home and berates her. She is still willing to go through with the deal now that she has the all-clear for all activities. H says the deal is off. Heroine is upset because she loves him. He loves her back. HEA (hide spoiler)]This was really well thought out. The heroine's pain, unease, and sense of sacrifice came through loud and clear. And I enjoyed a story where the heroine's fear isn't suddenly eased by the sight of a manly chest - the buildup and the fear kept me reading. Hero was harder to like than the heroine. He was sharp and sarcastic and combative, which is fine - the poor guy had a lot of sexual tension. But the heroine didn't have any smart banter to fling back at him, so it felt unequal. However, the hero's actions were exemplary. He backed off once he knew the h was a virgin (although he didn't set her mind at ease). He worried about her when she was gone. He made sure she rested and healed. And he covered for her father at his job. Like I said, simple plot, few characters. But an absorbing story.

  • sbf20112011
    2018-10-26 01:39

    This was cute and fun. Very fun to watch the hero get angry with the heroine for over-straining herself. Wish the physical side had gone a little further, but this is from 1983 so it's not surprising that it didn't. The writing in this one was HORRIBLE -- so bad that at times I wondered if it was one of those weird situations where someone used an automatic translator to translate from another language to English. The writing was some of the worst I've seen in an HP, and that's saying a lot! But it was odd -- the story was well crafted and well-paced, it was just that the sentence structure was awful -- run-ons, confusing passive voice, missing pronouns, etc. Overall though, it was still a very satisfying read.

  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    2018-11-13 06:43

    I didn't even mean to start reading but I couldn't help myself. I picked it up to put in a box and just got sucked right in. Nice, quick read.

  • M a h v i s h
    2018-11-14 01:47

    I'm trying to write this keeping in mind that this was a vintage romance and not contemporary but why why why are vintages so prude-ish? I mean the dialogue was so stilted and there was just lack of closeness between the H and h. I really liked the story line but the H just acted more like a father than a lover iykwim. I mean there should be glances and touches and sighs... How would you fall in love without them? I mean they did of course but love isn't as cut and dried as vintages put it. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for a vintage and I shouldn't have started it.

  • Kathleen
    2018-11-08 05:36

    I love how Jessica Steele creates conflict in her heroes, who end up loving the very one they hate and distrust. Then they must grovel a little! Her heroes can be ruthless. That's how this one went. Grant blamed Devon for her father's theft. He thought she was a glamor girl and a lush, feeding off her father. Boy was he wrong! Not five stars, cuz Grant was a little too much. He's a yo-yo, blowing hot and cold, playing nice and nasty. He didn't grovel enough, either. I just didn't like him as much as most Steele heroes.But all happy at the end. Jessica Steele writes Harlequin Romances and some Hqn Presents. She is now about 80 years old, sad to say. Steele is one of the worst writers, in terms of syntax, grammar, etc. Her sentence construction is ... unusual. But IMO, she is among the best at Hqn in terms of storytelling and sexual tension. Her heroines are virgins, and the wanting drives the heroes nuts.I read this eons ago. I've got the entire Steele collection.

  • April Brookshire
    2018-11-13 04:58

    Good book, better than most other Jessica Steele HarlequinsThe heroine was determined, so I liked thatThe hero was unnecessarily jerkish and the groveling was in orderBut this is old school Harlequin, so that wasn't happeningAnd he pretty much said that he loved the heroine because she was an innocent virgin, which I suspect with most Harlequins anywaysHeroine Wanted: Non-virgins need not apply

  • Ivy H
    2018-11-09 04:00

    Review of a book read years ago.This heroine had too much pride. All she had to do, from the beginning was to tell the truth about her expensive surgeries. I doubt the hero would have forced her into the mistress agreement had he known the truth. This is one failing of many of Jessica's heroines: they have far too much pride and love to martyr themselves for their families, friends, the dog etc. LOL. Ok, maybe I was kidding about the dog part, but I hope you get my drift. Haha. Omg, I really need to read this again and see if I rated it too highly. Gasp ! LOL

  • Consuela Rossetto
    2018-10-19 08:56

    Devon Johnston tocca il cielo con un dito quando il padre le comunica di aver trovato la somma necessaria per affrontare l'operazione che porrà termine alle sue sofferenze. Fiduciosa, parte subito per Stoccolma, sicura di chiudere finalmente la parentesi su un brutto periodo della sua vita. Ma, al ritorno, l'attende una sorpresa: il padre ha sottratto il denaro a Grant Harrington, suo datore di lavoro, che ovviamente pretende di essere risarcito. Grant ha però una strana concezione di come si rimborsa un debito…

  • bokskiee
    2018-10-20 07:50

    The fact that I haven't had a real book on my hands was what really delighted me to read this book. Unearthing this treasure certainly made me feel like I won the jackpot prize in the lottery!Summarizing the whole book, the heroine, Devon Johnston, suffers from a hip trauma caused by a car accident when she was 15 years old. She lost her mother and since then, she isn't able to walk properly not until her father decided to let her undergo a very expensive, life-changing surgery. Little did she know her father embezzled his employer's money to fund her operation abroad. When reality hit her, her father's boss, Grant Harrington, takes matters into his own hands. So my review.. I love the story! Published two years ahead of my birth year, I got curious about the setting and the plot and it's still connects to the present times, which made me like it all the more. Heroine being helpless and all at the same time looking for the welfare of his father, which is admirable, the hero being mercurial and at the same time caring and sweet, well, who wouldn't fall for this kind of story? So it's a four-star for me.;)

  • Tatiana Stefan
    2018-11-06 03:36

    2008 Review: Purty good!, June 28, 2008This review is from: Tomorrow -- Come Soon (Paperback)From the back cover: Devon's ordeal was only just begginingWhen her father suddenly announced he had enough money to pay for the expensive operation that would end her years as a cripple, Devon was overjoyed. The joy turned to horror when he confessed he had embezzled the money from Grant Harrington, his boss. Grant demanded the debt be repaid. And Devon's horror deepened when she realized payment in cash wasn't what he had in mind.MY THOUGHTS: Well the reviewer gave away the whole story, so I dont need to repeat it. I enjoyed the story, definitely readable and yay!

  • Melanie♥
    2018-10-22 04:32

    3.5