The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal

The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal

by Jane Peden

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ISBN-13: 9781511439954
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Series: Miami Lawyers , #1
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal (Entangled Indulgence) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Another book with a hero that I just couldn't like. It seems to be trend lately. Sam is a very well to do lawyer now, but he wasn't when he met Camilla. Now that she has shown up with his son several years later, he automatically thinks that she's only after his money. I get that - I really do. But he doesn't give her a chance to really prove herself AT ALL. And the times she tries to show him that she isn't a money hungry witch, he throws it in her face and shows her just how little he thinks of it all. Camilla bears it all in good form, she's more worried about making sure her son stays with her than the opinion of the man she hasn't seen in years. She's a pretty great mom and sister and I really loved how dedicated she was to both of them. She's had a bit of a rough past and is trying really hard to make a better future. Eventually Sam comes to his senses, but not until it was too late for him in my mind. I did enjoy the story and the basic premise behind the romance was a good idea. Sam just really needed to turn into a good guy a lot sooner. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I adored JD and really liked Olivia; Camille for the most part was very sweet and a fantastic mom and sister, and Sam had his moments--though he also had a lot of moments of total buttheadedry, especially in the first half of the book. Normally a book where the main conflict is caused by a refusal to communicate drives me up the wall--though this one did a better job of it than most. Still, I don't understand why Camille didn't even try to interject just a little bit of truth now and then, especially when she had a perfect opportunity to clear things up and help Sam see things as they really were instead of how he thought they were. Getting the backstory via her mentally recollecting the events came off as a little clunky--it would have worked much better as a conversation between Cam and Sam, I think.  Sam really should have done some digging for the truth--or at the very least communicated to her that he was willing to listen to her side--when he started to notice that the Camille he was seeing and falling for in real life was completely at odds with the selfish witch he made her out to be in his head. His obstinacy here definitely lost him major points, even though he did his best to make it up at the end. Sam's partners Richie and Johnathan, though we don't see a whole lot of them, seem to be stand-up guys--despite my issues with this book, I'm definitely signing up to check out their stories as the series continues. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Sam Flanagan won his biggest jury trial ever.  While celebrating in Las Vegas, Sam met Camilla and started a steamy affair with her.  After two weeks Sam realized that his plans for starting his own law firm did not include a woman he picked up in a bar in Vegas.  Sam ended the affair and went back to Florida to open his practice.  Five years later Camilla located Sam's office wanting to ask him for a huge favor.  What she had to tell him and ask him was not at all what he was expecting.  Great story!  Sam is one of those sexy millionaires that thinks he's got it all figured out but with Camilla he couldn't be further from the truth.  If they had only realized communication was the key, earlier, they might have saved themselves some precious time.  JD was so adorable!  This is a highly entertaining story and very well written. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
An emotional rollercoaster ride. Camilla is desperate to keep her son from the parents of the husband she lost. The only person that can help is her son’s real father. Sam is angry at learning he had a son that he never knew about and is distrusting of Camilla. Can love overcome such a difficult beginning? The characters are well written and entertaining and the chemistry between Camilla and Sam is hot. The story is entertaining and emotional it was a great escape.
megpie93 More than 1 year ago
* Mild Spoilers, they are in the synopsis, but just a warning!* I liked this pretty good, compared to some that I’ve been reading lately. I really liked the characters in this book. Sometimes, somethings they would do would tick me off, but for the majority of the book I enjoyed them. Camilla was cool. I didn’t really like how she told Sam about his son/ keeping him from him. I thought that she could of dealt with that better than she did. I hated that Sam missed those years with JD. But overall I thought Camilla was an awesome mother. I loved how protective she was of those she loved. Now Sam was a butt head most of the time. I thought he earned a right to be a little crabby, but I think he took it just a little too far. I think he should have done a little more research on some certain topics. But in the end it all worked out to my Liking. Overall thoughts.. I think that if like the secret babies types of books then this would be right up your ally. I really enjoyed and I will be reading more by this author.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Camilla Winthrop is desperate to protect her son. Now that she's widowed her powerful in-laws are trying to gain custody of JD. She goes to see Sam Flanagan, a Lawyer based in Miami. They had been lovers five years ago but then he walked away. He doesn't know that he's a father. She needs him to marry her. Will he? Camilla is a feisty heroine. I admired her inner strength that kept her focused on her goal. She loves her little boy and is protective of her teenaged sister. She has sacrificed to keep them safe. However, I didn't like Sam. He's cold and cruel. He may care for JD but his treatment of Camilla is disturbing. I realize that his past made him distrustful but his judgment is harsh. The story was deeply emotional and I enjoyed all the other characters. I would like to see more of Sam's law partners. Jane Peden is a talented author. She wrote a story that drew me in even though I disliked the hero. He did redeem himself at the end but I still couldn't forgive him for his actions. I received an copy of this novel in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
A great book to indulge yourself in! Camilla Winthrop and Sam Flanagan had a passionate affair for just two weeks. that was almost five years ago. Then he walked away not knowing he'd left her pregnant. When she now turns up at his office asking him to marry her, well life is going to get very interesting for both of them! This is a great book to indulge in when you want to read a second chance romance with lots of wrong assumptions placing barriers to the HEA for this couple and their son. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming story, especially as Sam uncovered the reasons behind so many of Camilla's decisions so had to totally revise his preconceptions concerning her and her actions.Just goes to show how important it is to talk things through and not jump to conclusions! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal is a book about second chances, and love. Camilla Winthrop has had a rough life, she has had to deal with a lot of chances in her life, and she is about to make a decision that could possibly change her life forever. After her parents died in a car accident, Camilla had to take care of her younger sister, Olivia. When she got the chance to provide for her sister, she jump at the chance without realizing that her life was about to change. Now she is in Las Vegas ready to marry a man she didn't want for herself, but the minute she is interrupted by a handsome stranger, all rational thoughts go out the window, and she let the heat of the moment take its own course without realizing that her handsome stranger was about to break her heart. Now Camilla is back after a few years since the incident in Vegas, and desperately wants the help of non other than the very man that crushed her heart. But now the help isn't for her sister, but for her son.  Sam Flanagan is a very successful attorney based in Miami, whose success has made him a force to reckon with when it comes to his job. Yet, nothing could have prepared him for what unexpected visit that he gets from non other than the same women who he left behind when he was in Las Vegas. What surprised him the most was to receive a marriage proposal from her in order to protect her son....his son, the one that she successfully hide from him all these years. Now Sam is furious, and he is willing to do everything in his power to get his son away from the women who he can't seem to stay away from after all these years.  I was pleasantly surprised with how everything turned out in the book. It's evident from the start that both characters have pasts that they want to get away from, but their new problems are making it impossible for them to truly move on. Sam's personality is overprotective, demanding, and caring at the same time. He is so good with Olivia and his son, I really enjoyed reading those scenes, where he is interacting with them. His relationship with Camilla changes from hot to cold that makes it impossible for them to solve their problems. When they slowly start to open up, that's when the both start to understand each other. The ending I felt that it was a bit rushed, but other than that I enjoyed reading the story. I would definitely recommend it.:) *ARC provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't really pinpoint when I fell in love, I just did. Yes, I fell in love with a book. That's normal, right? Anyways, what is it with The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal that made it such a great read? I can't really pinpoint something because I loved it every part of it! Camilla and Sam had a few magical days in Las Vegas. They parted ways never expecting to see each other again, especially since it didn't end so well. What happens in Vegas does NOT stay in Vegas. Five years after, Camilla unexpectedly contacts Sam asking for help. Camilla and Sam are both very different people with pasts burdening them, but the fire they found in Las Vegas with each other still burns very bright. Sam and Camilla are the perfect couple. They compliment each other so well (when they're not bickering). Although Sam is stubborn half of the book, Camilla is able to stand his ground against him. When they're together---they're FIRE! I absolutely adored the plot of this book! I loved how they hated each other most of the time because it created a lot of sexual tension that intensified all other emotions ten times more. The book is not very realistic and, in this case, worked perfectly well with me. I wanted to forget about reality for a few hours and get lost in a completely different world!. However, this book has a lot going on and can get a bit confusing at times. Camilla asks Sam to marry her to escape her in-laws from taking her son's inheritance, or something like that. I only read this book once, but I feel like I should have read it a few more times to understand it a little bit better. Although Camilla has too much going on, Sam doesn't. I thought they didn't do his story justice because the man did have issues that should have been addressed more in depth.    I thought this book was a great read! It had a great plot, great characters, and a great ending. I can't ask for more from a romance book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-- THE MILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL by Jane Peden is the first installment in the adult, contemporary Miami Lawyers erotic romance series. This is millionaire attorney Sam Flanagan and Camilla Winthrop’s storyline. After a two week passionate affair with a stranger in Las Vegas, Sam walks away without ever looking back. Fast forward five years and the woman he barely remembers walks back into his life with a proposal and their four year old son. Told from third person perspective, the storyline follows Camilla’s conviction to protect her son by marrying the man she knows nothing about. When her ex inlaws force her hand after the death of her husband, Camilla must face the man who fathered her son-a man who believes Camilla is a gold digger; a whore who is determined to take everything he has. What ensues is Sam’s scheme to destroy Camilla by taking the one thing that means the most in the world-their son. The relationship between Camilla and Sam is acrimonious. When Sam agrees to marry Camilla, against his law partner’s advice, he sets into motion a series of investigations that prove to Sam that what he believes about Camilla is true. He is determined to take back the son he knew nothing about and in the process, crush Camilla for the betrayal and heartbreak. In this, Sam is a difficult character to like. He is manipulative, cold and his heart is hardened to Camilla and the difficulties of her past. At times I felt there was nothing redeeming about a man who cannot see below the surface; who only hears what he wants to believe; who is resolved to annihilate his son’s mother. Meanwhile, he wants all of the benefits of married life. When the truth is finally revealed, Sam realizes that he has made the biggest mistake of his life. The secondary characters include Sam’s law partners; Camilla’s half sister Olivia; her ex mother in law; and through a series of flashbacks and memories we get up close and personal with Camilla’s ex Danny. THE MILLIONAIRE’S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL is an interesting read. Jane Peden spins a tale of betrayal, heartbreak and rejection wherein the storyline hero is unlikeable with very few redeeming qualities. My hatred or hostility of Sam Flanagan continued to build as the storyline evolved. His one saving grace-Sam truly did love his son. The storyline ends on a happily ever after; the author did an amazing job fueling the animosity between this reader and her storyline hero.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
        The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal, Jane Peden Genre:  Romance Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Sometimes I want to read a good straight forward romance, and I know with one from Entangled that it’ll be one I enjoy. This sounded a fun read, I’m keen on these second chance romances... Camilla needs Sam to marry her, to stop her in-laws from trying to take JD, her son, away from her. She’d tried to contact him when she found she was pregnant after their fling, but never succeeded so assumed he wasn’t interested. Now he’s furious that he’s missed out and that his son has been brought up by another man. There were reasons for Camilla marrying Danny, but he just thinks she did it for the money – her mother was a Vegas showgirl who sought rich husbands, and he simply assumes she’s the same. He’s not bothered about her ( well his head isn’t – his body certainly is!) but wants his son. He lays down some pretty strict terms for the marriage, and has long term plans he keeps from her. As they’re living together with JD and Cam’s little sister Olivia, he begins to see there’s more to her than he first thought ....and of course that's where it all goes wrong. I do love that, the build up, the peak and then –bam- everything collapses! Its a fun read, straightforward and no great surprises, but sometimes that's all you want, something to sit back and enjoy, to wallow over the drama and feel for the characters, and hope everything will come through for a HEA. Stars: Stars: Four, a straightforward, fun and enjoyable romance   ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Really loved this book! I especially enjoyed the writing style of the author and the way the story moved along. Kept me turning page after page and I read in one sitting. Loved all the characters although Sam could be a bit of a jerk at times. Hopefully this will be a series so we can see Sam's partners (especially Ritchie) fall hard. I highly recommend this one!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
A very intriguing and interesting synopsis drew me into The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal from "new to me" author Jane Peden. In an unconventional twist, both main characters, single mom Camilla Winthrop and successful Miami attorney Sam Flanagan, marry each other in order to secure their individual futures. Although Camilla seeks out Sam initially, it is Sam who ends up truly needing the support of a marriage of convenience. Almost five years ago, Camilla and Sam had a very passionate, two-week affair while visiting Las Vegas. Since their amazing time together, Camilla got married, had a baby, and lost her husband, while ensuring her younger sister received the best medical care available after surviving a car accident that killed both their parents. Now Camilla is on the verge of losing custody of her son to her late husband's parents. Could her life get any worse? She has no choice but to seek Sam out, let him know that he has a son and convince him to marry her. Of course money is involved, which only makes the entire situation more difficult to navigate. I loved the way Ms. Peden depicted Sam. Initially, he was an unfeeling, manipulative jerk, who thought of only himself and the son he never knew. Only good writing can get me to despise a character so greatly. The author evolved his character slowly and little by little he began to experience the joys of falling in love and being part of a loving family. I admired Camilla and her ability to do whatever was necessary to ensure the safety of her son and her sister. I truly cared for her and related to the obstacles she worked through for the sake of her family. Although I found some of the subplots confusing, by the end of the book all of my questions were answered. Overall, a solid read. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Wow!  What an intense book!  I had to finish it once I started it.  I could not put it down.  I absolutely loved Camilla.  She was just a perfect woman, flaws and all.  To go through what she did, survive it all, and then to deal with Sam...what a saint!  Sam, God love him, could drive a person to drink.  He was infuriating at times and then completely loving and tender.  There were a couple of times my heart was racing.  I loved this story, Sam and Camilla, and of course JD and Olivia. This was my first book by Jane Peden and will not be my last. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
So many times within this story Camilla got hurt when she least expected. During these times she had to make tough choices. She was a strong independent woman who had to make the best of bad situations. When she needed to ask Sam for help it was because she had no other choice. There were so many reasons that I became frustrated with the character of Sam. He acted like a jerk alot of the time. However, as his story is told it has become clear that he has been hurt too. Sam's resentment and distrust is how he deals with the pain. I received an ARC of The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal by Jane Peden for an honest opinion. This story was strong, frustrating, heartbreaking but it grabs you from the first page. An emotion filled read that takes you on a great journey to happily ever after.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
Normally I love these sorts of stories, and while I didn't despise it, I just struggled too much with Sam's character and his absolute refusal to dig deeper. I get he was angry with Camilla for hiding his son's existence from him, but in all honesty, she DID try. I felt like the story just dragged out Sam's hatred/distrust for too long. Now - the grovel was awesome. Sam definitely redeemed himself to some degree with the grovel. It was just too little, too late for me. Camilla - she was definitely dealt a rough hand in life. She clearly makes some bad choices, but she also was a mama bear when it came to protecting those she loved. I would love to see more by Ms. Peden because of Camilla. Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.