The Tycoon's Socialite Bride [NOOK Book]

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The Tycoon's Socialite Bride by Tracey Livesay

To avenge his mother's mistreatment at the hands of her upper-crust employer, self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson needs entree into their exclusive world.  When D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington comes to him for help, Marcus realizes the golden admission ticket he's been seeking has suddenly fallen into his lap.

Pamela will do anything to save her favorite cause, even agree to a ...

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Overview


The Tycoon's Socialite Bride by Tracey Livesay

To avenge his mother's mistreatment at the hands of her upper-crust employer, self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson needs entree into their exclusive world.  When D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington comes to him for help, Marcus realizes the golden admission ticket he's been seeking has suddenly fallen into his lap.

Pamela will do anything to save her favorite cause, even agree to a marriage of convenience. The altruistic "it-girl" isn't worried about the pretend passion with Marcus turning real; she's sworn off powerful, driven men who use her for her family's connections.

So she'll deny the way her pulse races with one look from his crystalline blue eyes.  And he'll ignore the way his body throbs with each kiss from her full lips.  Because there's no way he'll lose his blue-collar heart to the blue-blooded beauty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622664924
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Series: Entangled Indulgence
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 77,649
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Tracey Livesay wrote her first romance novel at the age of eleven, called The Healing Power of Love. With a detour through college and law school--where she met her husband on the very first day--she has finally achieved her dream of being a published author. She lives in Virginia with said husband and three kids. For info on her upcoming releases or to chat about TV, movies and/or purses you can check out her website or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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  • Posted November 3, 2014

    "This isn't a good idea," she whispered, her body lean

    "This isn't a good idea," she whispered, her body leaning into his. "It's a great idea," he countered. He could watch her like this forever...

    Wow! Awesome chemistry between Marcus & Pamela! A business arrangement turns into SO much more for the both of them! Keeps you guessing if their business deal is going to fall through or if their feelings will beat out all other obstacles!!

    Fantastic book by Tracey Livesay! Can't wait for more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Great story

    I really liked this story. The theme and the plot were interesting. The main characters were lovable and I was totally invested in getting to the end of this book from the the first page. Great job Tracey. Try to be a little more spicy with the sex scenes next time. A great story like this deserves that kind of fire to make it steamy. While the sex scenes were okay, I didn't get the impression that Pamela and Marcus were desperately attracted to each other and couldn't get enough of each other. Hence the 4 stars. The sex scenes were kind of subdued and Eharlequin-like. But it was still a great story anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Great

    This was arrest book highly recommended I love ,marcus for being the man he was

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Love it

    Great book about forgiveness and letting go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Wow

    Great story full of intrigue and very sexy

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

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    refreshing novel to read and truly colorblind

    I love this novel, The Tycoon’s Socialite Bride. Marcus is a wealthy businessman forged out of revenge. Pamela is the socialite daughter of a retired Senator and a well-known part of the Black bourgeoisie of Washington, DC. Sparks fly when they meet; however, business is the driving force behind these two strong-willed people.

    Marcus wants to buy the historic hotel his late mother worked at as a maid. He wants to tear it down to avenge the poor treatment she had received there by the owner. However, the owner will not part with the hotel unless a “good name” is attached to the sale. That’s where Pamela and her “good family name” come in.

    Pamela tries to prove her worthiness and independence to her father and herself. She wants to save a local women’s shelter for battered women in which she volunteers. However, the owner of the building is none other than Marcus. A deal is made and the two form a “business marriage” until Marcus can finally own the hotel. As the arrangements and marriage ensue, the two reveal painful secrets to each other. These secrets bring them closer.

    Marcus shows his growing love for Pamela by standing up for her to her overbearing father. As the two start to have a real marriage in private, the hotel comes between them. Marcus, in his desire for revenge on the owner of the hotel, creates circumstances that drive him and Pamela apart. However, Marcus realizes that Pamela’s love and their marriage mean more to his life than revenge.

    Marcus is truly an alpha hero. He is handsome, driven and takes charge of his life. I love that he is a self-made millionaire for the main purpose of getting justice for his late mother. Pamela is a wealthy socialite with a heart for battered women. She is a classy lady in public but in the bedroom the love making is passionate.

    Overall, it is a well written novel. Although the couple is interracial, race never comes into question. The only color here is green—money (old money that is). It is refreshing to read a novel that is truly colorblind.

    -Reviewed by Pamela

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Very good read

    Enjoyed this book. Well written

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

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    This book was one of the best debut romance books I have read. T

    This book was one of the best debut romance books I have read. Tracey Livesay really went above and beyond in creating this fun read. It had all the elements of a romance novel that I love and added in a few twists that I really enjoyed.




    In this multi-cultural romance, race doesn’t matter. In fact the only that matters is Old Money and reputation. Because when a man wants something real bad, he’ll do anything to get it, even, even marry a woman he doesn’t know anything about. All he wants is a link to her surname. Luckily, the heroine in this book isn’t one of those ditzy, socialite types (Paris Hilton, need I say more?). She goes into the marriage with goals and desires of her own. Pretty great ones. Ones that will serve the community. She is pretty much all that is awesome wrapped into one. Armed with a law degree, she sets out to help woman who’ve been victims of domestic abuse, be it physical or emotional, and she’ll do anything to keep them in the safe place they are now.




    Marcus has one thing on his mind (now, now, don’t start thinking dirty) and it’s to buy the hotel where his mother worked when he was a child. His hotness himself quickly finds himself falling for his fake wife, and that’s where the plot twists start rolling in. Because he ends up doing things that really make him seem like the world’s biggest ass. But he does make up for it in more ways than you could imagine.




    I really liked this book. It had me hooked and I finished it in a couple of hours. The writing was superb, the storyline flowed and the thing I really loved? Not for one moment was race an issue. It’s a rare find in a world filled with romance novels. An one thing is for sure, if this book had me so completely enthralled, then I am definitely looking forward to reading more of Tracey Livesay’s work in the future.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    I really enjoyed The Tycoon's Socialite Bride. I found self-made

    I really enjoyed The Tycoon's Socialite Bride.
    I found self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson and D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington very entertaining and I loved seeing
     their two very different worlds come together.

    I've never really given much thought to how people get classified as "old money" and "new money". 
    The Tycoon's Socialite Bride opened my eyes and I couldn't believe the snobbish way people judge you by the these classifications.

    Marcus may be a rich and one of the best in his fields but he finds himself being turned down from a much wanted property because
    of his lack of status.
    After meeting Pamela he comes up with a plan that might get him what he wants.
    Pamela wants to help save the women's shelter she has come to love and respect from being closed down.
    The only option she see's is to agree to Marcus's proposal, a marriage of convenience.
    He will use her social status to his advantage and he will give her the property belonging to the women's shelter.

    It all sounded good but what they both didn't expect was their feelings to come into play.

    I love seeing the cold and cut off Marcus slowly realize just how much Pamela means to him and how he doesn't want to end their
    marriage after obtaining his much wanted Hotel. 

    The Tycoon's Socialite Bride was a quick and enjoyable read, loved seeing them come together and eventually finding their HEA.

    Thank you Tracey Livesay for writing and sharing with us, looking forward to reading more in the future.

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  • Posted February 17, 2014

    Tracey Livesay is a new romance author and The tycoon¿s socialit

    Tracey Livesay is a new romance author and The tycoon’s socialite bride is her first published novel.

    I loved that book, the story, the characters, the author’s flowing style, her dynamic tone. It was an excellent discovery and if the next is as good, it’s sure I’ll go on reading her.

    This novel is a multicultural contemporary romance with a white hero and a black heroine. The hero, Marcus Pearson, is a self-made man whose ultimate aim is to avenge an injustice his mother was subjected to several years before. The heroine, Pamela Harrington, is a senator’s daughter, a privileged young woman neglected by her father. Yet she stays a very simple person, kind and in tune with others.

    It’s because the heroine wants to save a shelter for abused women that those two meet and they will end up contracting an arranged marriage. I found their reasoning very plausible, their goals very clear.

    In this novel, it’s our hero who needs to evolve the most. Because he’s the one with an obsession and the question is to know how far he’s ready to go to destroy his enemy. He has trouble dealing with his revenge and the feelings the heroine inspires in him. Yet I really liked him a lot because I really felt his doubts and his evolution is magnificent.

    The secondary characters are really good, even the heroine’s father whose love for his daughter we feel, but so dampened by what he expects from her that he never demonstrates this feeling. Carter, the hero’s lawyer, is a lover-boy; however I think he has potential for his own story. And why not with Shelly, the shelter’s manager? She’s a young woman very likable, however, if she has a story with another unknown person, for me it won’t be a problem. In any case she too has great potential.

    One of the reasons I loved that story is that the author, like Brenda Jackson, doesn’t focus on racism problems. The reader knows immediately the heroes don’t have the same skin color, but it’s really not the important element of the story. It’s a fact which is only mentioned once, understandably, but never talked about again thereafter. It’s also the reason I’ll follow the author closely.

    The sex scenes were very well described and we feel from the start the physical attraction they feel toward each other because of the sensuality permeating the novel.

    In short, The tycoon’s socialite bride is a very good romance I recommend to everyone.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

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    4 stars - That perfect Indulgence, like letting dark chocolate m

    4 stars - That perfect Indulgence, like letting dark chocolate melt on your tongue.

    First Impression...

    I love the idea of a mixed race couple and that cover is so beautiful. This is Tracey Livesay debut so I didn't know what to expect there I but I have read Entangled Indulgence before and that was enough to have me picking this one to read next.

    The Characters...

    I really liked both Marcus and Pamela right away. Both have been treated unfairly by those in power in the past. Both have drawn strength from those experiences. Both refuse to allow the attraction they feel for each other to stop them from getting what they want. Hehe...good luck with that last one. Once the kisses start, they can't really resist each other.

    The Story...

    Love the stories where their relationship is pretend and they struggle to resist the chemistry. Fighting the way their bodies reacts to another is always great fun. Marcus wants to buy a hotel but the owner won't even look at his bid because he's new money. The snobbery is over the top. But if Marcus has a bride from old money, he might be able to get the bid seen and accepted. Pamela wants to save the women's shelter that helped her a year ago. Marcus owns the building the women's shelter occupies. He proposes. And the fun begins.

    The Writing...

    The writing style was third person but it rotated from who's perspective it was from. I think I like this kind of third person. I still feel the connection with the main characters but I also get more. The little hints of what was behind the strong feeling of these two where perfect. I understood them without needing all the details and when they were ready to tell us they did. Very enjoyable.

    In the end...

    This is a quick read that I read in an evening. The heat was perfect for me. Enough to get me swooning and fanning but not so much that I want to hide what I'm reading and just blush. It's that perfect Indulgence, like letting dark chocolate melt on your tongue. If that's your thing, then check this one out.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    Attraction at first sight and a wish for more. This is how I thi

    Attraction at first sight and a wish for more. This is how I think of this couple Marcus and Pamela. What starts as a lusty attraction works from embers to a roaring fire. Interesting take on a woman seeking her independence and her place in her community. Self empowering and entertaining!

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

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    Marcus Pearson wanted to purchase the Holcombe Hotel for persona

    Marcus Pearson wanted to purchase the Holcombe Hotel for personal reasons but the owner only wanted to sell to someone with old money. Inherited money was "old money" and Marcus didn't inherit his money. He worked hard and earned every penny. Pamela Harrington wanted something from Marcus. He was the new owner of the G Street building that she wanted to buy. It housed the women's shelter that she volunteered for. They both wanted something from each other. She wanted his building and he wanted her name that was attached to her "old money". A perfect match...or is it?

    This story unfolded at the perfect pace and the characters were well thought out. Marcus and Pamela were steaming up the pages of this book. I NOW HAVE A NEW APPRECIATION FOR BASEBALL! Read this fabulous book and you'll find out exactly what I'm talking about.

    I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

    I received this book as an eARC at no cost and all opinions are

    I received this book as an eARC at no cost and all opinions are my own.
    This book offers a look at an alpha male and a strong female character who make this a really fun read!  One of the things I found both frustrating and endearing is that both characters want to go it alone when they are better together.. making great sparks and great reading.
    Combining "Heat", Sweet and great characters, The Tycoon's Socialite Bride was a an enjoyable read and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a fun weekend escape!
     

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

    Marcus Pearson is a powerful and successful businessman, but he

    Marcus Pearson is a powerful and successful businessman, but he is not happy. He is on a mission to avenge his mother's mistreatment. He moves back to Washington DC to achieve that goal. There he meets Pamela Harrington, a prominent member of elite society. They clash over property that he owns and that she needs to save the G Street Women's Shelter. That doesn't stop their attraction. Can they both obtain their goals? Yes. They agree to a marriage of convenience. I loved the fresh twist that the author gives this plot. Our nation's capital makes a perfect backdrop. The social and political maneuverings give their story a realistic feel. Marcus and Pamela are both strong and determined characters. Their attraction is very powerful and very sensual. I loved watching their desire turn to love. The secondary characters add so much to the storyline. I hope that we get to read more about Carter Richardson . Tracey Livesay gives us a riveting story of love, forgiveness and healing. I loved The Tycoon's Socialite Bride.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

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    When I first received the ARC from Entangled, I was a little thr

    When I first received the ARC from Entangled, I was a little thrown by the title of the book. It sounded like an old Harlequin that my mom would have read when I was a kid. Rest assured. It is definitely not that kind of book. There were definitely things I liked about this book. I liked that they were complete opposites. She's always had money, and hasn't ever really been that interested in it. He on the other hand, grew up with a single struggling mom who absolutely cared about money due to an incident that happened to his mother when he was young. Both go into the relationship with preconceived notions about the other, only looking to get something specific out of the marriage. You truly get to see them slowly open up to one another, and a real relationship happens. I loved the fact that it was an interracial relationship, in which their races weren't made into a big issue. I would definitely check out this author again.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

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    D.C. can be a difficult city to maneuver politically and sociall

    D.C. can be a difficult city to maneuver politically and socially. And Marcus is realizing it's even more difficult if you don't have the old money - the blue blood family. His lack of history is causing problems with his most recent business deal, and when he discovers that the daughter of a senator needs something from him, he has the perfect solution. 




    This was a very new take on the marriage of convenience for me - I had only run into in historicals up to this point. Both parties enter the agreement knowing all the facts, so there was no hiding or fibbing involved and I found I really enjoyed the concept. Pamela was a little too much of a good girl through out the story though. While Marcus made his fair share of mistakes - she seemed to be too far above it all to be real. 




    The background of the business deal is quite interesting, but outside of that there really wasn't a lot of action or suspenseful moments. There were a couple, but they were wrapped up and moved on from rather quickly for my taste. However, this has shown me that I won't be turning books away just because they don't marry for love anymore. 




    *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 

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