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Marriage by Design

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    Not really a Contemporary Romance Buff but..

    I liked this book. I picked this book up as one of thse books to read between my other favorite authors and reallized that I could not put this down. I do not generally read contemporary romance I am more of a historical buff myself but after reading this book I can honestly say that I am hooked. I look forward to reading her other works.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Good chick lit, quick read. I just couldn't put this one down. A

    Good chick lit, quick read. I just couldn't put this one down. A fun, intriguing tale of a designer whose dress design is stolen and a detective who's determined to catch the thief. Add a few plot twists and a spark between the two, and before you know it, you'll be hooked until the thief is caught.

    I absolutely loved this book... until the last 50 pages. The book was very drawn out but the last 50 were terribly rushed. The one major turn off for me: the love scenes. Too tacky and detailed for me. Skip those parts and you have a decent book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2007

    amusing investigative romance

    Thirty years old Mia Savard is considered the leading designer at her father¿s bridal design company Savard¿s Creations work she fully enjoys. However, her personal life has recently flushed down the toilet as the beautiful Mia was unceremoniously dumped. --- Mia puts her élan for life into her latest creation, which turns into an incredible wedding design. However, as she is about to quit the family firm, someone sells her conception to a rival. Mia and her dad know an insider had to have done the industrial espionage. Before more trade secrets are sold, the firm hires private investigator Joe Kerr to go undercover and find who sold them out. Joe figures Mia is the prime suspect, but as he makes subtle inquires engulfed by blobs of pompous pampered designers and stalking mothers of the brides, the former cop to his chagrin finds he is attracted to Mia she reciprocates not knowing he considers her as the likely rat. --- This amusing investigative romance stars two likable enemy combatants as he is positive she is the traitor and she is negative on the newcomer who knows nothing about weddings. The story line is filled with peppery exchanges between the pair as they argue, fuss and kiss. Although the defector is obvious to the reader early one and not to the lead couple (perhaps love is truly blind), Lynn Michaels provides a fun prenuptial romance. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    entertaining contemporary investigative romance

    In Missouri, no one could accuse Lucien Savard, owner of Savard Creations, of nepotism as his most talented wedding gown designer is his daughter Mia. However, Mia who loves fashion informs her father she detests designing wedding gowns, , but Lucien thinks that is a natural reaction for a thirty years old single female dumped by her what¿s his name boyfriend. She asks him to move her to the trousseau line, but he says no he claims it is business while she proclaims it is control. As she finishes her resignation letter, a raging Lucien calls the family together to show them their main rival Heavenly Bridals¿ ¿latest creation¿ displayed in Today¿s Bride magazine is one Mia created for Governor Whitcomb¿s daughter. Someone sold out the firm. --- Private Investigator Joe Kerr is hired to uncover the identity of the traitor. While he struggles to survive landmines tossed by insane parents of brides and grooms and swims through water infested with maniacal designer sharks, he is attracted to Mia. She reciprocates his feelings. However, as they fall in love, he realizes she is the only one who had the motive, means, and opportunity. --- This entertaining contemporary investigative romance is a fine fast-paced tale starring a likable lead pair and an eccentric support cast starting with Lucien¿s whose reaction to the creative property theft sets the tone as he feels backstabbed, fires everyone, and destroys the furniture. The relationship between Joe and Mia is deftly developed from one of initial physical attraction to admiration and love though throughout the transition is the lingering doubt even as the hero deeply believes she is not the Quisling but worries that his heart persuaded his brain. Lynn Michaels RETURN ENGAGEMENT to the wedding world is a fun story. --- Harriet Klausner

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