How to Marry a Matador

How to Marry a Matador

by Ginny Baird

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


New York telecommunications expert Jessica Bloom has never quite gotten things right. She's failed at relationships, and only believes herself to have moved ahead at work due to dumb luck. Her fortunes change when she flies to Madrid on an acquisitions deal -- but wakes up married to a matador instead! While she's held a burning attraction to her handsome business adversary for months, she never dreamed she'd make such an enormous split-second decision. Surely, this is a mistake they can both get undone? Her new husband, however, has plans to the contrary...

Fernando Garcia de la Vega runs a telecommunications firm poised for a US takeover. What Fernando doesn't expect, is its beautiful International Division head also capturing his heart. Descended from a long line of bullfighters, Fernando stands to inherit the family's lucrative estate, if he meets the criteria in his grandfather's will and marries by age thirty-two. Yet, a marriage of convenience was something Fernando was loathe to consider... until now. When the fates conspire to put the right woman in the right place -- at the right time, how can Fernando deny his destiny? His only problem lies in convincing Jessica to remain his bride.

Fernando sighed, worry lines creasing his brow. "You're terribly angry with me, aren't you?"
"It takes two to tango, Fernando. I'm not saying all of this is your fault. I played a part in what happened yesterday too."
He turned toward her with a penetrating look. "That's what I don't understand. Why did you?"
Jess felt a lurch of emotion as he dissected her with his earnest green gaze. "I...don't know."
He leaned toward her with a husky whisper. "Oh, but I think you do." He drew nearer, his mouth hovering over hers.
Jess cursed herself for so badly wanting his kiss. His kisses had been so tantalizing last night, they'd made her lose all sense of reason. And it wasn't just the way he'd held her. When he'd looked deep in her eyes and said that one thing, she'd inexplicably believed him as she had no man before."Why did you?"
Fernando reached out and cupped her chin in his hand. "Because, querida, when I saw you standing there in that garden, with that beautiful smile on your lips, I knew with a certainty that I'd have to claim them. That I wouldn't rest until I made you mine."
"It was a simple sexual attraction."
"There was nothing simple about it," he said, brushing his lips to hers.
Jess closed her eyes as her heart stilled. She couldn't let herself do this, but she couldn't stop herself either. His masculine scent washed over her as she felt his palm press into the small of her back.
"Jessica," he said, resting his forehead on hers. "When I tell you the truth about this morning, I don't want you to believe that anything last night was a lie." And then to prove it, he kissed her deeply, with a skill and a passion that made her lose grip of her wine, sending the contents of her cup sloshing sideways.
"Your sister's riding pants," she said, nearly breathless.
"They'll wash," he said, tenderly stroking her thigh.
"Fernando," Jess gasped, pulling back. "We can't."
He studied her a thoughtful moment as she gazed at him wide-eyed."Then we won't," he said with a quick peck on her lips.She shivered involuntarily in spite of herself. This man had a way of completely undoing her."We'll have a little something to eat first." He pulled several small bundles from his bag, along with a small knife and a cutting board.
"While we talk?"
"Of course," he said, handing her a napkin for her slacks. "Then afterwards, I'll let you decide."
"Decide what?"
Fernando shot her a sexy grin as he refilled her wine. "Whether or not I'm the husband of your dreams."

A short, category-length romance with mild steam.
Includes Bonus Material: First three chapters of Santa Fe Fortune!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014648561
Publisher: Winter Wedding Press
Publication date: 06/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 188
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Romance writer Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes touching, often humorous, contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.

Ginny has two ongoing novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), as well as additional single titles available. She is a USA Today Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on NOOK, Kindle and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website at ginnybairdromance *dot* com to learn more about her and her books.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

How to Marry a Matador 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 120 page free story of a 28 yr old American acquisitions executive and a Spanish techno company owner who get married after dinner and sangria. Then she turns into an unsure emotional wreck that can't make a decision based on facts or feelings. Poor, poor, pitiful her whose BFF showing up to break them up for her? own good is the excuse she needs. Spain, the hacienda, and other characters in story make this worth reading if you skim over the poot little girl over her head waiting for someone to lead her by the hand parts. All of this author's leading ladies in the stories so far are business owners or executives who are emotionally bereft, and can't make an intelligent life decision. An excerpt of the story of the BFF and her on the job adventure out west is included. Good luck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. Very choppy and has a lot of "flowery bulls**t" that slows down the story. I read most of it, but never really became interested in it and once Evie flew to Spain to help Jess, Jess became a sniveling brat and I ended up skimming the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very quick read...only took me 2 hours to get through....sweet and sexy story. Story could have easily been longer but finished nicely. Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book fun seet read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be able to put it down .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and keeps you entertained all the way through it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Went to google maps to check out Spain. I want to visit those places mentioned. One problem with the book; it was too short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute....laught too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, short, predictable read. Heroine is not that "strong" of a person for a 28 yr old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to spend time in Snowflake! As always, well written and leaves one with a lingering smile. Thanks Rusty...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago