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The Spanish Billionaire's Hired Bride
     

The Spanish Billionaire's Hired Bride

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by Rachel Lyndhurst
 

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The Spanish Billionaire's Hired Bride by Rachel Lyndhurst

He bought her with cold, hard cash, but can she stop him from stealing her heart? Blackmailed to marry against his will, Ricardo Almanza needs a wife before he's thirty, and time is running out. A notorious playboy, marriage is the last thing he wants, but his stepmother's sexy, debt-ridden personal

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The Spanish Billionaire's Hired Bride 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: JoAnne Book provided by: Publisher Review originally posted at Romancing the Book This was a quick and easy chick lit romance that I was able to devour in one sitting. There was romance, hot and steamy love scenes, family and employees that are like family but really no friends to speak of. There was the unexpected happily ever after that took many twists and turns to reach. There was some closure but I felt it needed a little bit more story rather than leave it up to my imagination on what happens next. Wow – the descriptions of the lands in Spain, the seaside, the homes and the countryside were so vivid I could picture myself there. Ricardo, the billionaire, really knows how to live life when money is absolutely no object. Helen quickly finds herself getting used to the lavish lifestyle although she comes from humble beginnings growing up on a farm in England. The chemistry between them is immediate although they each fight it thinking they were only entering into a business arrangement where each one gets what they needed and that their emotions would not be involved. The characters were more multifaceted than I was first led to believe and it’s sometimes fun and sometimes sad to see them reveal themselves to each other and then pull back thinking it is all one sided. When they each slipped at various times to show their feelings they immediately became withdrawn thinking that’s not the way the other expected them to act. This book was reminiscent to me of The Boss’s Fake Fiancee by Inara Scott except it takes it one step further and they get married within days of entering into a contract. I have not read books by this author before but look forward to doing so especially if this is her caliber of writing. Favorite Quote:She despised herself for the way looking at him made her feel. His dark hair lifted and fell in the breeze, and the way he could start at her for moments at a time without flinching set her blood on fire. Helen wished the distance between them wasn’t so wide so she could feel his breath on her skin. She wished her would roll down the crisp white silk of his shirt to hide the corded muscles of his tanned forearms. She wished she could stop her heart dancing the tarantella in her chest. She wished he would take her to bed.
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
The Spanish Billionaire’s Hired Bride is a classic “forced to marry/bargain wedding” story. Ricardo must marry to gain what he wants most. Helen needs the money to save her family’s farm. That they know nothing about each other makes no difference; they agree to the marriage. Once each of their objectives are secured, they discover that things are not quite what they seemed. The premise of the book is a familiar trope and sometimes works quite well. Unfortunately, this was not one of those instances. The secret he keeps is so over the top as to push the envelope of ridiculous and over all, Ricardo grated on my nerves in a way that few “alpha” heroes do. His constant harping diminished him as a person. On the flip side, Helen’s own pride and foolishness did not endear her to me either. She seemed pale and insipid, with few real flashes of spark. How these two actually arrive at an HEA boggles my mind. Sadly, this is an eminently forgettable book that started out with a lot of promise. RATING: 2 REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves,My Book Addiction Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! A must read!
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gaele More than 1 year ago
A marriage born out of a contract: she needs the money and he needs to win a bet, what could go wrong? With a whirlwind courtship, complete with contracts, lawyers and lots of hasty jumping to conclusions about intentions and situations, Rachel Lyndhurst has managed to create two very likable characters despite their obvious misguided impressions of one another. Despite those personal character quirks that made this reader want to slap them upside the head more than once, the author has created characters that breathe and appear as three dimensional as the people at the grocers. That is a very good thing. Their miscommunications are frustrating, but the chemistry between the two – the interior dialogue each character has in questioning the real feelings of the other speaks clearly, without chance for misinterpretation. These are two characters with an intense chemistry, and are far more alike than different – which makes for some interesting clashes of wills and words. As the story progresses and they are able to learn more about each other, and correct misimpressions their interactions take on a life of their own, feeling almost voyeuristic in the reading. Of course, this wouldn’t be a marriage of contradictions and missteps without sex: hot, steamy and increasingly prevalent in the latter half of the book. A happy for now with a satisfying conclusion and room to imagine them living happily ever after. Certainly a nice introduction to this author, and one that makes me want to read her other titles. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for Jeep Diva reviews. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.