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Then Comes Marriage (In Hot Water Book 2)
     

Then Comes Marriage (In Hot Water Book 2)

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by Christie Ridgway
 

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Honor Witherspoon suddenly found herself up to her neck in the most delicious trouble she'd ever been in: Marriage!

After she was rescued from a harrowing kidnapping, Honor's billionaire father decreed she'd be completely safe in the hands of Bram Bennett--small-town, high-tech security genius. Now, with her globe-trotting days behind her, Honor must settle

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Honor Witherspoon suddenly found herself up to her neck in the most delicious trouble she'd ever been in: Marriage!

After she was rescued from a harrowing kidnapping, Honor's billionaire father decreed she'd be completely safe in the hands of Bram Bennett--small-town, high-tech security genius. Now, with her globe-trotting days behind her, Honor must settle into a quieter life in Hot Water, California--married (technically) to a disarmingly attractive stranger who seldom ventures beyond his fortress walls. Well, this is one situation -- and one man--that could definitely use some shaking up...and Honor's just the one to do it!

To Bram, Honor only reminds him of the happiness he's lost. But he promised to marry her, and Bram is a man who believes in keeping his promises. He longs to be left alone with his memories, but is that possible once this tantalizing intruder has breached his tight security? And now that she's inside his house, what will keep her out of his heart?

Editorial Reviews

Jill M. Smith
"Christie Ridgway returns readers to Hot Springs in this touching new tale. THEN COMES MARRIAGE takes a classic plot device and uses it to build a warm, poignant, yet funny story of lovers discovering themselves and each other. Truly wonderful reading!"
Barnes and Noble - Jill M. Smith
"Christie Ridgway returns readers to Hot Springs in this touching new tale. THEN COMES MARRIAGE takes a classic plot device and uses it to build a warm, poignant, yet funny story of lovers discovering themselves and each other. Truly wonderful reading!"
Publisher's Weekly - Publishers Weekly
"Set in the imaginary town of Hot Water, Calif., Ridgway's newest contemporary romance (after First Comes Love) puts a sexy spin on an old romance cliche-the marriage of convenience."
Publishers Weekly
"Set in the imaginary town of Hot Water, Calif., Ridgway's newest contemporary romance (after First Comes Love) puts a sexy spin on an old romance cliche-the marriage of convenience."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012757111
Publisher:
Christie Ridgway
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Series:
In Hot Water Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
310,542
File size:
682 KB

Meet the Author

Christie Ridgway is the USA Today bestselling author of over thirty-five contemporary romances. A five-time RITA finalist, winner of RT Book Reviews Contemporary Romance of the Year award and native Californian, she is known for books that make readers laugh and cry. BookList says Christie writes "contemporary romance at its best."

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Then Comes Marriage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adorable
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved reading about the Town again, though they didn't seem to be as involved as they were in 'First Comes Love'. This book actually had a second story line with Mia and Josh that didn't take away from the main charaters Bram and Honor. The whole UFO thing was a little ify, but over all I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bram Bennett sold his company to Warren Witherspoon, who then forced a marriage of convenience with his daughter Honor. Warren¿s ultimatum: marry Honor to keep her safe from her recent kidnappers, or he would destroy the economy of Bram¿s home town of Hot Springs. Bram, a techno wizard turned recluse since his wife¿s death eight years ago, reluctantly complies, unaware of how his life is about to change. Honor is bound and determined to start her life over in Hot Springs and embraces her new community, and reluctant husband, with her zest for life and refusal to be made an invalid by her kidnappers. The quirky characters of the community, along with yet another romantic liaison between Mia and bad man Josh, add life to a plot that has been used over and over again. In the hands of this gifted author, she turns it in to a poignant and hilarious love story, where everyone learns once again the value of love, trust and truly finding home. I enjoyed the fireworks and fun in this fabulous book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
America¿s wealthiest heiress Honor Witherspoon marries its most famous security recluse Bram Bennett. Last year, Honor was a kidnap victim; Bram makes the security devices that keep ¿Celebs¿ safe. Many skeptics figure this is a business deal brokered by her daddy to provide affluence to Bram and security to Honor. The cynics think that Daddy Witherspoon brokered the deal, blackmailing and forcing Bram into marrying his daughter with the real threat to destroy his hometown of Hot Springs, California. Bram still mourns for his deceased wife, but Honor wants her marriage to work and not as a convenient deal sponsored by her dad. As Bram struggles to keep Honor safe and she still recovers from her harrowing experience, the impossible happen and they fall in love. However, can this couple turns their marriage of convenience brokered by an interested third party into a lifetime of happiness with he carrying eight years and she one year of baggage? The device seems to have been used, as many times as there are stars. The baggage seems to have been used as many pieces of sand. Put together, THEN COMES MARRIAGES should be a trite disaster, but in the hands of a magician readers receive a warm uplifting contemporary romance. The story line overcomes the banal almost corny mechanisms through the delightful lead couple, each unknowingly seeking someone to believe in even while they deny their love for one another. The townsfolk add a feeling of homecoming and a bit of wackiness, but Christine Ridgeway¿s latest Hot Springs¿ novel resides with the couple avoiding that elusive butterfly. Harriet Klausner
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, cute, well-written book. Honor Witherspoon has settled in the small town of Hot Water, CA after being rescued from a kidnapping by an FBI agent who helped her get through it by telling her stories of life in his home town, Hot Water. Honor's father convinces Bram Bennett, local high-tech security genius, and Honor to marry (in name only) to keep Honor even more safe. Bram has a tragic loss in his past and wants to be alone with his memories, but Honor reminds him of the happiness he once had. I really enjoyed this story. It can be read as a stand alone book, though follows another book with related characters. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Honor just wants to belong. After being kidnapped and rescued, she goes to Hot Water. Dylan, the FBI agent who helped rescue her, told her all about Hot Water to keep her calm before she was rescued. She fell in love with Hot Water through Dylan's stories. Her father decided that she needed a husband to take care of her, so he bought Bram's company and made the stipulation that he had to marry her. Bram doesn't want a wife. He doesn't want any human contact because that would mean he would have to feel something. Since his first wife's death, he has shut himself off from everyone. Honor swoops in and breaks down his barriers with her sunny smile and optimism. Can he let her in his life without letting her in his heart? How can she stay with him and not have his heart?
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
In another trip to Hot Water, CA, this book focuses on the marriage of convenience of Honor Witherspoon (billionaire heiress and recent kidnap victim) and Bram Bennett (local town tech genius). I enjoyed the characters' interactions with each other and thought the "dogs" were a nice touch. I also like how the author also includes a "B story" with another romance in each of her books. Thanks to CR's California Girls for the copy of this book.
Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
When tragedy leaves your heart decimated love is something to be feared instead of embraced, compounding that is finding love with someone who has experienced horrors beyond most our comprehension and yet Ms. Ridgway uses this to make an unforgettable story of a couple who with richness in friends and the desire to belong fight to live and love. Book 2 is start to finish because you can't set it down until our hero discovers what his heart has been looking for......such a satisfying read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good. Seemed long in places, but I enjoyed the story and the ending.
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