Because She Can
- Narrated by: Mary Birdsong
- Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 30-01-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
When she sees Randall Cox, the man she spent her entire college career lusting after, she can hardly believe her good luck. And when he marches over, strikes up a conversation and asks her to dinner, she thinks she's walking on air. The next morning, when the top editor at a rival publishing house calls her (at Randall's suggestion) with a job offer - complete with a promotion and three times her current salary - Claire believes she's getting everything she's ever wanted.
But be careful what you wish for. Vivian Grant, her new boss, is even worse than the industry gossip led her to believe. From her middle-of-the-night phone calls, her impossible demands, the ridiculous hours, and her insulting and vicious verbal attacks, Vivian piles on the work and the abuse. As work demands more and more of her time and her soul, will Randall Cox remain her Prince Charming?
"Vivian's vitriolic tantrums are laugh-out-loud funny." ( Booklist)
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By Kelley on 09-10-08
The other man
This book did have a similar feel to The Devil Wears Prada except that it was a bit less over the top in its characterization. ( A bit less.)
What made it a wonderful choice, was the work of the narrator, which was exceptionally strong. She has good writing and a strong heroine to work with.
The only reason I gave it three stars, instead of four, was the very sad relationship between the heroine and her (soon to be ex) fiance. This is a very present and complicated story line, which takes up far more of the book than the 'true love' she finds at the end. I found their attempt to love each other, even though they didn't love each other unbearably sad. Particularly hard to feel good about their break up since the fiance is lost and sad rather than dislikeable.
If pure romance is not an issue for you, you might very well enjoy the book despite that.
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By Chaz on 24-02-14
Beware of Profanity!!
Would you try another book from Bridie Clark and/or Mary Birdsong?
No, due to the excessive profanity.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The most interesting aspect was the main character's heart.
The least interesting was the vulgar boss.
How could the performance have been better?
Eliminate profanity and expound more on the relationship of the ones who feel in love.
What character would you cut from Because She Can?
The vulgar boss
Any additional comments?
This could have been a good book, but it was ruined by the excessive profanity.