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Unbecoming Behavior
by Stephanie Rowe

Category: Fiction / General
0 pages; ISBN: 084395406X

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Unbecoming Behavior
Stephanie Rowe
Dorchester Making it, Oct 2004, $12.95, 336 pp.
ISBN: 084395406X

In Boston, Shannon McCormick is stunned that the “hotty”, who just moved into the office next to her, has been given her secretary Isabel by the higher-ups because Blaine Hampton can bring in millions of dollars. Already angry with him, her friend Emma Jenson comes to the office, meets him, and invites the legal centerfold to join her and Shannon for drinks.

Her sister is getting married to “Mr. Plastic Surgeon” and her mother wants her back with perfect Max. Meanwhile Shannon also likes the look and friendliness of twenty-six years old security guard Van Reinhart, who commiserates with her since she and Max broke up. However, he refuses to be a rebound alternate as he wants Shannon to want him security guard and all.

As Shannon struggles to be able to do it her way, not her family’s way or her firm’s way, readers obtain a fun chick lit tale because her frenzied antics, insane escapades, and humorous asides along with her personality keep the story line focused. Van is also a likable character who brings out the best in Shannon. Though the other key players like her mom, sis, Emma, and Blaine seem two dimensional if that deep; sub-genre fans will appreciate Stephanie Rowe’s Making It in Boston.

Harriet Klausner


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