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The Substitute Millionaire

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Great for an afternoon at the beach!

When your grandmother shows up after more than twenty years of silence you tend to listen. When you find that the purpose of her visit is to set either you or your sisters up on a date with her nephew (a non-biological relation) you begin to quirk your head. But when sh...
When your grandmother shows up after more than twenty years of silence you tend to listen. When you find that the purpose of her visit is to set either you or your sisters up on a date with her nephew (a non-biological relation) you begin to quirk your head. But when she offers a million dollars if one of you marries him, well, you just have to go to see why.

Julie can't believe she lost rock paper scissors, again. Well, actually, maybe she should just stop choosing scissors. Why on earth is she actually going through with this! But wait, Todd seems absolutely perfect.... Maybe a bit too perfect. There must be a reason for the million.

Todd on the other hand can't believe his luck! Who would have thought that a woman who was offered a million dollars to go out with him wouldn't be a money grubbing witch? Hmmm, maybe he should tell her he's not really Todd.

posted by GHott on October 6, 2011

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Umm

Kind of a slow read and the main female character has a little too strong of a personality. Its kind of an annoying book and the first about fifty pages seem to be all sex. Not my kind of book.

posted by Leo-Lady79 on October 23, 2012

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    Great for an afternoon at the beach!

    When your grandmother shows up after more than twenty years of silence you tend to listen. When you find that the purpose of her visit is to set either you or your sisters up on a date with her nephew (a non-biological relation) you begin to quirk your head. But when she offers a million dollars if one of you marries him, well, you just have to go to see why.

    Julie can't believe she lost rock paper scissors, again. Well, actually, maybe she should just stop choosing scissors. Why on earth is she actually going through with this! But wait, Todd seems absolutely perfect.... Maybe a bit too perfect. There must be a reason for the million.

    Todd on the other hand can't believe his luck! Who would have thought that a woman who was offered a million dollars to go out with him wouldn't be a money grubbing witch? Hmmm, maybe he should tell her he's not really Todd.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Umm

    Kind of a slow read and the main female character has a little too strong of a personality. Its kind of an annoying book and the first about fifty pages seem to be all sex. Not my kind of book.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    This is the first book of three. Nook pages: ~220Content: Adult

    This is the first book of three.
    Nook pages: ~220Content: Adult
    The storyline was good, but it seemed most of the story involved very detailed romantic scenes. Considering it's only ~220pgs, I'd say it was half the book. The second book is about the same amount of pages as the first with a little less detailed romantic scenes and the third one was less than that. So, if you're okay with all the details, go for it...otherwise steer clear! I think I liked the second and third books a little more because there were less pages with so many details, in my opinion. Good story lines, but I'm not sure I would have paid $3.82 for so few pages.
    Millionaire Series:(1) - The Substitute Millionaire(2) - The Unexpected Millionaire(3) - The Ultimate Millionaire

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2006

    A Very Powerfully Written Romance

    This is the first book in the series THE MILLION DOLLAR CATCH and just plain fabulous. It's Ryan and Julie's story and a fun, passionate and very powerful read. Julie is the oldest of three sisters and has problems trusting men. Her father comes and goes as he pleases which hurts her entire family, her one-time fiance was actually a married man and now her newfound Grandmother wants her to go on a blind date with her eldest millionaire nephew. The offering is $1,000,000 should they marry. However, Julie just wants to humor her Grandmother Ruth since they've just met so she agrees to go on the date. Ryan, strong, handsome, smart hears from his cousin Todd that their Great Aunt Ruth wants Todd to go on a blind date. Ryan has just been hurt by a recent relationship and tells Todd he'll go in his place and teach the money grabbing woman a lesson. Ryan poses as Todd but doesn't count on Julie being so beautiful, charming, smart and witty. Their evening begins with sizzling attraction and ends in passion However, not so the next morning when Ryan reveals who he truly is and Julie throws Ryan out on his ear. Fate, destiny? Call it whatever you want but Julie finds out she is pregnant with Ryan's child and this takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey one to be remembered for a long time. I honestly can say I can't wait for the next book in the series as these rich and powerful men are going to have their hands full with the two remaining sisters....Willow and Marina. Susan Mallery has again written an incredible series and this one being full of passion, humor, and sensitivity.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Storyline just ok

    Doesnt make sense todd and ryans dads are brothers yet they have different last names sure could be half brothers but nowhere in book is this mentioned way too much miney forcontent barely forced myself to finish book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Payed too much

    Payed too much for this 'book'. It is only 123 pages. Only get if it is free or 99 cents. That is all any book this long is worth.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Love Susan Mallery

    This was a short story (novella) but as with all of SM books it was well written and enjoyable... Ending was abrupt but otherwise an excellent read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2006

    You're who?

    Boy has Ryan Bennett made a big blunder this time! He pretended to be his cousin Todd Aston III on a blind date--he was going to show this Julie Nelson a lesson. He & Todd thought she was after the $1,000,000 and catching a guy with lots of money too. Todd's aunt by marriage wants him to be married and she had just found her granddaughters and just knew one of them would be able to catch him and her reward money too. Ryan, also a nephew by marriage, has dinner and an overnight stay with Julie, he had such a good time with her, before he tells her who he is. Knowing he should have told her before staying with her but not wanting to end a great time--he really likes her! He's embarrassed and can't stop thinking of her and how he can see her again. Julie, an attorney, doesn't go on blind dates but she weakened trying to get closer to her grandmother. She's devastated after finding out Ryan had lied to her which is about the worst thing he can do. Within a couple of weeks Julie realizes she's pregnant. She goes to Todd & Ryan's office to inform Ryan who by now really can't get her out of his head tries to talk to her but she wants nothing to do with him. We get to watch Ryan try for friendship with Julie. She goes for the 'get to know you' stage after the fact she feels. In one of the conversations she tells Ryan 'he has good swimmers' and they have a good laugh together over the comment while both are looking forward to the baby. Fun book, wonderful characters with lots of humor. I'm looking forward to Julie's sisters books.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    A great quick read.

    I love reading Susan Mallery's books.
    This story kept u all the way thru, i didnt want to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Charming trilogy, but not her best

    I've read a lot of books by Susan Mallery and this series is another charmer. I liked each of the sisters, their men and the stories. This book was my least favorite in the series because the story seemed rushed and a little choppy. But each book gets better and better. It's is a very cute trilogy, but if you are looking for another sister series that is better than this one by Ms. Mallery I would definitely recommend the Bakery Sisters or the Titan Sisters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Good read

    Really enjoyed this book but would have liked there to be more to this story. Well written and love the banter between the characters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Must Read

    I would definetly recommend this series to any and everyone. It was very romantic, very sensual. Yes it was predictable but still a great read. Make sure that you read them order though.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Enjoyed this book as well. Must read the whole series. Susan has done it again. Keep up the good writting. We all enjoyed it so.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Enjoyed this book alot.

    I would definetely read other books by this author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Delightful story

    This is a delightful quick story. I really liked the storyline and the characters. I do wish there had been more indepth & longer.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Recommended

    Good but somewhat predictable ending

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Romantic at heart

    This book was short and sweet. I enjoyed the passion between the millionaire and the lawyer. No mother should turn their child away for the choices they have made in following their hearts.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    5 stars!

    Loved this book! The twists - the turns - the romance. All great! Can't wait to move on to book 2!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Very good book

    Thoroghly enjoyed this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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