The Bride Who Wouldn't

The Bride Who Wouldn't

by Carol Marinelli

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The Honeymoon Series
A romantic honeymoon in Paris, with a sexy billionaire Russian groom....

There are only two problems. It's a marriage of convenience. And, the virgin bride is frigid.

Kate Edwards has never embraced her sensuality, is terrified of intimacy, and the wedding night is a disaster. Instead of calling the whole thing off, Isaak Zaretsky listens to her and challenges her using his unashamedly sensual nature and superb bedroom skills. But can Kate really give herself without love?

The Honeymoon Series
Book 1: The Bride Who Wouldn't by Carol Marinelli
Book 2: Second Chance Honeymoon by Ally Blake
Book 3: The Honeymoon Prize by Melissa McClone
Book 4: The Honeymoon Trap by Kelly Hunter

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149889198
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/16/2014
Series: The Honeymoon Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 205,556
File size: 365 KB

About the Author

Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she's very at home there. She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne--pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.

In her life, Carol has been a typist, a nurse, a fruit-picker, a backpacker, and has also applied to be a policewoman and to study midwifery, psychology...the list goes on. They all appealed - just not enough.
Since the age of eighteen she's dabbled with writing, but it was a rather sporadic effort at first - then finally she decided to take it more seriously.

The biggest thrill in Carol's writing life (and it still is to this day) was typing, for the first time, the words "The End". For so many years there had been chapters and outlines and endless stop-starts, but having a full story, from start to middle to end, gave her a rush she had never expected. Of course it was rejected, but she'd got the bug and kept going till she was accepted.

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The Bride Who Wouldn't 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader of romance from a to z. First, it's not even 100 pages long. The voice and dialogue is poor. Plot weak. The only thing that it had was a HEA...I pushed myself to finish hoping for redemption but that did not occur...
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A hot and sexy story with scenic Paris as the setting. Kate Edwards specializes in genealogy and is helping her friend, Ivor Zaretsky, solve some mysteries of his family. They share a lot of secrets. One being Kate's family business is failing. Ivor decides to help Kate and her mother. Ivor has made a contract for them to marry for one year and she will have enough money to bring the business out of debt. There will be no sex and the marriage will be only acted out when they are in public. Ivor dies suddenly before the wedding. His nephew Isaak finds out about the contract and holds it over Kate's head forcing her to marry him instead. Little did they know, they are both pawns in a plan Ivor has already set. Married and off to Paris, Kate and Isaak go to celebrate their pretend honeymoon where they discover some secrets of Issac's family. They also discover their own passion is building more then either expected. This book is well written and made me crave more.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great story with great characterS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line is quite interesting. Was kind if surprised at the plot twist. Loved it but it was too short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing was poor and the characters were awful. Kate was horrible, and Isaak was just unremarkable. Not to mention the main conflict of the story was resolved way too easily. The story was rushed and the pacing was just awkward. It felt like a first draft to me. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the start. Looking forward to reading more from this author
Reader_for_LifeTG More than 1 year ago
Izaak demanded Kate honor a contract she made with his deceased uncle. No wilting flower, Kate rose to his challenge, with a twist Izaak never saw coming. Family secrets were revealed as these two found their way finally to each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story less than 100 pages, good thing there was another bonus book included. Too predictable, but each had a HEA. Wish boyhood books were longer and mire character development. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kate and Ivor were going to have a marriage of convenience. Ivor dies before it can take place. When Isaac finds the contract between Kate and his Uncle he goes to see her to demand the money back that she was given. Isaac decides to marry Kate and honeymoon in Paris so the reporters will leave his brother Roman alone. This is a cute romantic novella. Interesting story of family secrets.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Three and a half stars. Read as part of the Australian Bestsellers Box Set. This reads like an old fashioned category romance complete with fake relationships, marriages of convenience and a virgin bride. And yet, I did love it! Kate entered into a bizarre contract with an elderly Russian millionaire called Ivor, a fake relationship including a marriage of one year, in return for three million pounds. Unfortunately, Ivor died before they could get married and under the terms of the contract she must repay the million pound downpayment to his nephew Isaak - money that her family has already spent/ wasted. At first Isaak thinks Kate must be a bimbo fortune hunter but once he meets her he finds her very different to what he expected. In order to take press speculation away from his brother's recent bereavement and his own playboy lifestyle he offers her a deal. The same contract that his uncle offered her - a one year marriage. But the joke is on Isaak because Kate and Ivor had no intention of consummating their marriage and she has no intention of having sex with Isaak. Kate believes herself frigid and incapable of a normal sexual relationship, she thinks Isaak will demand an annulment once he discovers he is to remain celibate for one year or pay Kate in full - but she doesn't know her new husband that well. As Isaak takes Kate to Paris for a romantic honeymoon and 'Pretty Woman's her in glitzy shops could they be falling in love?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but sweet. A great love story. Very lovely to read. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprise ending!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved the natural description of the sexual scenes, everything flowed beautifully and the little bits of humor were delightfully unexpected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started slow then the bit of intrigue put a lovely spin on the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This young heroine helps us all to remember the flutters of nervousness and overwhelming craving that overcomes when you really connect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot was interesting.... romance scenes were appropriately steamy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fast paced book. Shorter than I generally like, but I loved it. Yes, how fast he "falls in love" is a bit unrealistic, but it is a great quick read. How he nudges her out of her shell and insecurities is endearing. I liked it enough to get the second story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What starts out as a marriage of contract ends in love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are perfect for each other.
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