The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride

The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride

by Joanne Rock

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ISBN-13: 9781488011559
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: The McNeill Magnates , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 59,405
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock credits her decision to write romance to a book she picked up during a flight delay that engrossed her so thoroughly, she didn't mind at all when her flight was delayed two more times. Giving her readers the chance to escape into another world has motivated her to write over eighty books for a variety of Harlequin series. 

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The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Mommaleena More than 1 year ago
Unexpected What a cute love story, where unexpectedly two people who probably never would’ve met without two others doing something completely unorthodox. Because of Quinn’s brother Cam wanting to get married due to his grandfather’s will and Sofia’s father trying to hurry her to the altar. Sofia and Quinn meet for the first time in the airport while she has a reporter waiting to get a story about her as a ballerina, not the possibility of her being proposed to by one of the wealthiest and most eligible bachelors in New York. But Quinn seems to fix his brothers screw-ups, but not by doing anything impulsive. When Quinn first seen Sofia he was instantaneously deeply attracted to her, as was Sofia to Quinn. To find out how these two work out the problems that they’re facing you’ll have to read MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE. My checks hurt from grinning so much while reading this story. I had a hard time putting this book down, and didn’t unless I had to do anything that couldn’t be put off until I reached the end. This may have been the first of the many books Joanne has written, but it won’t be the last. Now I cannot wait for the next two installments of The McNeill Magnates… The Magnate’s Marriage Merger due June 2017, and then His Accidental Heir due July 2017! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older.
Donna More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. A pretend engagement results from a mistake with a mail-order bride. Hard to put down.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
There was an instant attraction between Sofia and Quinn, but it wasn't insta-love. Quinn is very protective. It doesn't matter if it's family, business, or someone he barely knows.. this guy seems like a genuinely good dude. Sofia has been a little sheltered in a sense. I mean, she's traveled. She's not exactly been hidden from the world, obviously, but she has this insecurity about herself, so she's let others make decisions for her. She hasn't really lived yet. Watching her grow and break free from those insecurities was a joy. Quinn and Sofia were pretty awkward and cute. I really liked them together. There were some slower parts, but Quinn sure knew how to turn on the steam, and it was fun just watching them get to know each other. There's a little bit of light, fun mystery thrown in regards to the matchmaker(s) too. I'm excited to read the stories of each of the McNeill brothers. We'll be getting Ian's story next! The ARC of The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride by Joanne Rock was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
It was with great sadness that I closed the cover on Joanne Rock’s The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride, the first in her new McNeill Magnets mini-series. It was everything I love about Rock’s books, frothy, fun, real characters with some believable drama thrown in. Less serious than her SuperRomance novels, this one still takes on series subjects such as right to privacy. Rock never disappoints me and this is not exception. There are strong hints to the next book thrown in and I look forward to revisiting this billionaire family. I voluntarily reviewed this novel.
Sirius14 More than 1 year ago
The chemistry between ballerina Sophia Koslov and business magnate Quinn McNeill was obviousfrom the start,no matter how hard they tried to deny it. the bookwas entrancingwith its masterfully structured plot,lovely and deep characters and vividdescription. The romancewas fantastic and I totally loved the book. a perfect for every romance lover. a 4.5 stars
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! A captivating tale of finding love when you least expect it! The chemistry between Sofia and Quinn was lit the second they laid eyes on each other. No one else in the room existed for those few seconds when their eyes first met. Their skin prickled, their breath caught and they felt the connection all the way to their toes. Great kick off to a new series about the McNeill brothers! Ballerina Sofia Koslov is basically ambushed when she steps off the plane and has a man she’s never even met before thrusting flowers and an engagement ring at her! She can’t figure out what in the world is going on, other than the fact that the reporters are catching every second of it! Quinn McNeill tried to stop his errant, impulsive brother from causing this big scene … and now that it’s already underway, he has to step in to calm the waters. Sofia is upset about the media spotlight, her father is furious and threatening a big overseas plan Quinn has in the works for the family business, and his brother has walked away. With the only solution being to step in and play her pretend fiance, Quinn saves the day and sets out to make sure Sofia is taken care of. Will close quarters have them acting on the attraction they both feel?
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride is one of the more believable fake engagement stories I've read. There is more than a little insta-love, but it doesn't seem totally outside the realm of believablity overall. Sofia and Quinn make a great couple, and watching them fall for each other while talking on the phone every night is very sweet. Quinn has two more brothers (The McNeill Magnates) so we've got two more books to look forward to seeing Sofia and Quinn together, which is awesome because this book ended much too soon :) Rating: 4 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book through Tasty Book Tours from the author and voluntarily reviewed it. I know that I get a good solid romance story when I pick up one of Joanne Rock’s books and this one was no exception. Joanne Rock is one of my favorite romance authors and I like her writing style and have enjoyed the books I read so far. And this was another great read by this author. Fake engagement plot lines aren’t my favorite, but Joanne Rock totally made that plot line work for me in this book. I enjoyed reading about Sofa and Quinn and seeing them grow closer and fall in love while pretending to be engaged. The story grabbed me from the first chapter. I love Sofia her dedication and drive for ballet, you could feel how much it meant to her and I admired that about her. I felt like we got a feel for her personality in that first scene already. Same goes for Quinn, how he steps in an turns a bad situation into something better and helps Sofia was pretty awesome. There were al these little details that made me feel like I was getting to know these characters. There are some great scenes between these two. These two might not seem like a good match at first, but they were so good together. They have an instant attraction, which slowly grows into more and it takes them a while to actually act on their feelings. There are some hot scenes between them, but there were also enough scenes of them getting to know each other and I could really feel their romance. There are some sweet gestures and awesome scenes where you could feel the feelings build between these two. I didn’t quite care for the conflict, but I did like the resolution at the end. I was just sad this book wasn’t longer as I wouldn’t have minded reading a bit more about them. And I wanted to know what would happen next for these two. But hopefully we still get to see them in later books as well. We also meet Quinn’s brothers who both will get their own story and I already can’t wait to get my hands on those. Quinn and his brother’s are all pretty different, but they do share some common things as well. It was fun to meet all three brothers in this book and get a bit of a glimpse of the future main characters. There are some interesting side characters that added something to the story, but mostly the focus is on the two main characters. To summarize: I know I get a solid romance when I pick up one of Joanne Rock’s books! This was a great read! I enjoyed getting to know Sofia and Quinn, who both had their own personality and quirks. And it was fun to see them together and how their fake engagement situation slowly grew into something more. There are some great scenes between these two where you could feel their feelings grow. And some hot scenes as well. These two were great together. I didn’t really care for the conflict, but I did like how things got resolved in the end. I am already curious about the next books in this series as Quinn’s two brothers both get their own story and I am looking forward to those stories!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE has to be the best contemporary fake engagement story I have ever read! Sofia Kostov is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and dancing is her life. Sofia is an American citizen; however her father adheres to the old-fashioned Ukrainian way of doing things, and he wants Sofia to get married instead. The American McNeill brothers are in a similar predicament: in order to get their inheritance, their grandfather insists they must get married the sooner the better, and stay married at least 12 months. Older brother Quinn is definitely not keen on the idea, while Cameron – reckless fool that he is – goes ahead and tries a matchmaking agency. And to put it mildly, Cameron makes a big mess of things, and Quinn steps in to save the day. I will not say anymore of the plot, because it’s extremely intricate, and to my utter delight, utterly convincing, which was a huge relief for this cynical sceptic, so trust me on that. I couldn’t resist this story because Sofia is a ballerina, and I think I keep torturing myself in trying to find contemporary romances that deal successfully with fake engagements and marriages of convenience, and Joanne Rock has a real winner in THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE! She might also have described my favourite book boyfriend ever! THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE is simply fabulous! Ms. Rock’s prose is simple, crisp, and impeccable to the last comma. There is no instalove, and just a touch of instalust. Quinn is a naturally nice man, charming, practical, and a natural fixer, and he is not a manwhore! Sofia is reserved, somewhat melancholy, and awkward in social situations, while Quinn thrives in them, and he takes care of a very complicated situation in a very logical and honest manner. While there was bound to be complications, the author resolved them very convincingly. I absolutely loved how Quinn and Sofia eventually accepted and realised that they had fallen in love; nothing was contrived, and it actually had me tearing up at how lovely it all was. I also appreciated Joanne Rock’s knowledge of the ballet world, as well as the inflections of Ukrainian speech in one particular character. Quinn and Sofia have compelling, and superb backstories, both are so fully fleshed-out, they might as well be real people. Needless to say, THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE is superbly written and all the delicious little details made everything so wonderful. And the sex scenes are tasteful, passionate, and feel realistic. And, dear readers, all this fabulousness is achieved without a single cliché in sight. And that tango? Be still my heart! THE MAGNATE’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE is as perfect a book as you can wish, and I can hardly wait for the next two instalments in this trilogy! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
When Sofia set out on her own, she was not prepared for all the drama that ensued. From overbearing fathers, to spiteful colleagues, grueling schedules and matters of the heart, the hits keep coming. The key is not to lose herself while dealing with everything else. Joanne Rock balances humorous drama while conveying words of wisdom and speaking to the heart with The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride. Ms. Rock set the stage for what looks to be a savvy and sexy bundle of laughs with Sofia and Quinn's romance.