This was retty good The H was one of those I ll never let a woman control me bozos and they are tiresome with all the Times of Bede pushing away and inexplicable behavior 45 stars not 5 for a couple of reasons one she kisses OM at the beginning which is a big no no for me 2nd was the writing of the book it seemed a bit off The overall vibe and feel wasn t the sort you want from a romance novel There was too much of reality I suppose and too many icky details which ruined it specifics like she is supposed to divorce him right away after giving him a child and can only keep her child until he s 8Otherwise itacked a The Catechism of the Council of Trent punch of angst with the sweetest most naive h even if she was a bit too young and a sweet hold cold blowing H Supremely silly yet satisfying color by numbers marriage of convenience story between aoor little orphan waif with a burned down house and a broody older woman hating mommy issues hero There is the reuisite smitten OM hero s best friend a Mrs Danvers type housekeeper who at first City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York puts theoor little waif in the servant s uarters Wonderful oldie by an unknown author at least for me Older manyounger woman theme Only complaint would be the rather abrupt ending but I find this to be common among the older books Will The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 plan to track down a few by this author Temporary Bride is the story of Karen and ShaneThis May December romance has the businessman H advertising for a young unattached female for mysterious reasons The 18 year old h responds but is rejected when the H sees her and later hires her as a book keeper instead Due to the machiavellianisms of his housekeeper she somehow ends up being treated like a servant until the H finds anduts an end to it He also seems to be insanely jealous of her budding relationship with his lawyer Soon the h realizes the truth he needs a temporary wife who will Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje provide him with a heir and then sod off and that she wants to be that woman The H is VERY reluctant to accept herroposal but her desperation his erception and their mutual lust leads to a marriage But with the h getting regnant soon after their wedding is the relationship near its endVery angsty romance with a lot of back and forth running awaychases drama abandonment bitchy OWhousekeepers smitten OM supposed betrayals ushing away grovel and a uber sweet HEA I cried a bucket yet ended this read with a smileRecommendedSWE view spoiler h kisses OM H courts OW after meeting hide spoiler This scraped to a three stars. TIME WAS RUNNING OUT Shane McKittrick wanted to hire a woman to be his wife and bear his child Karen Muir driven by her love for him and sure that she could win his love before the time limit on their marriage had expired.
And has everything but the kitchen sink evil OW evil housekeeper lughead for a hero cute OM that should be the hero dead Mommy dearest that ruined the H for all women a car accident a runaway regnant womanThere is a hint of Rebecca in this with the incredibly young incredibly short 4 11 I kid you not heroine and the evil Mrs Danvers like housekeeperThe H needs a wife of convenience so he can get his heir without any romantic entanglements He can t marry one of his own kind because he could never get rid of her cause he s so connected and wealthy Yeah uh huh So he marries the orphan tiny h and gets feelings that he hatesThe book is all over the Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields place The heroine manages to toss a couple of zingers at the evil OW but fails to do the one thing she should have done FIRE THE HOUSEKEEPER Doesn t say much for the romance when the driving thought is when and if the housekeeper will get fired The Open Library copy says 99 cents on the cover and believe me it s worth everyenny for all of the tropes and angst These characters suffer for their loveThe hero at 31 has still never forgiven his mommy for running off when he was ten so he broods in the family mansion on the Monterrey Peninsula while raking in millions in his boat building business Since he can trust no woman but still needs an heir to Learner Strategies in Language Learning pass down the mansion and the business to he devises a trope tastic schemeMarry a stranger have sex with stranger torovide a baby Dangerously Placed pay off stranger to divorce and leave forever Keep baby with hired help Enter 18 year old orphaned heroine who must be one hot cup of coffee because both the hero and the lawyer fall for her as soon as they meet her Our heroine has no idea of course and immediately falls for the H and keeps wondering whyushes her away when she is so comfortable snuggling up next to himHeroine is supposedly smart enough to get into Vassar but just can t interpret the hero s actionsHe doesn t give her the marriage job at first Instead he brings her to his mansion as a guest to catalog books Evil housekeeper Just Destiny puts her with the servants and hero hits ceilingHe takes her on outingsHe takes care of all of her debts when her family s house burns down Helans a huge white weddingHe introduces her to all of his friends He backs off sex when she is afraidHe wrecks his car when distracted by grief after he tried to break off their unconsummated marriageHe only gives in after he has a concussion and heroine is rubbing up against him. Overruled his objections and became his wifeBut her willingness to accept his strange bargain only convinced Shane that she was like all other women scheming and greedy By night Paradise Run passion flamed between themassion that eve.
He wants her to end her regnancy when she is nauseous because he can t stand to see her sufferHe stays away because he loves her so much He looks everywhere for the heroine when she runs awayHe eventually finds out the OW scheming and fires the evil housekeeperLOL this author ut this guy through his aces and our sweet innocent heroine just wants to smooth the lines of his face and then says the wrong thing setting him off againHero is drama king and heroine is clueless but boy are they entertaining to watch The California coast is a nice backdrop sunny one minute foggy the next sort of like their relationship A very classic H From a very young heroine 18 Years to older Hero 32Years A cute OM Evil OW Evil Housekeeper Friendly Maid Accidents Pregnancy I don t do love to I don t trust women destitute heroine rich hero A very beautiful mansion Jealousy rotectiveness and the list go on It has everything The heroine is ok a bit immature but come on she is just 18 The hero was a jerk but very smitten with our heroine The book is full of drama and in the end I feel like they do deserve each other A happy ending with a baby girl Safety Issue It was Safe I gave this three but it should Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen probably have been two I hated the hero He treated the heroine like crap I really liked Mark the wannabe OM for he was far nicer and I think he should have been the hero I have this inaperback and it used to be one of my favorites but maybe I am just sick of heroes that treat the heroines like crap And I am not even sure he was celibate Audrey the truly evil OW was in his life at the same time He brought her to the house to stay after the heroine was there He went out on a date with her after the heroine was living at his house I just didn t like him ever not even at the end and I really hated the Housekeeper who was a conspirator with the OW I am glad she had a girl too If my husband had brought any of his The Book of Mordred previous girlfriends of which there were many to our house for a dinnerarty or to stay the night I would be in a starring role in an episode of Snapped and he would be Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide presumed dead missing a vital bodyart and buried in a shallow grave outside of Denver somewhere I can t believe I ever read stories like this and liked them This was just a train wreck and I couldn t look away I may have to go change the stars again Or not Amazing oldie by an unknown author Hero hires heroine to become his wife and give him a son then get divorced and. N Shane could not deny; but by day Shane's anger grew ever strongerThen came the day when Karen knew beyond doubt that she to have Shane's child and suddenly she was in a race against time a race she had no hope of winning.