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The Millionaire Plan

18040187by: Kay Harborne

Pages: 179

Published: April 13th 2013 by Astraea Press

ISBN: 9781621351504

From Goodreads: Amber Wynters is on a mission to find a millionaire to marry – and fast. Her parents are nearly bankrupt and forced to sell the family home, a beautiful Tudor house that had been in the family for generations. And it’s all thanks to Amber’s ex-fiancé Rod persuading them to invest in his dodgy shares. So armed with a ‘How to Hook a Millionaire’ Book and a ten point plan, she sets off to hook herself a rich husband. Then she meets the drop-down gorgeous Jed Curtess. The at-traction between them is sizzling but Jed is only a hired hand on one of the millionaire’s yachts. Can Amber ignore her heart and follow her plan?

This was a very quick and sweet read. I read it one sitting. I kinda liked Amber as a heroine. There were some decisions she made over the course of the book that I thought weren’t very wise, but I could understand her reasoning behind them, so that endeared me to her. Normally when a heroine makes decisions that seem obviously wrong, I get annoyed, but that wasn’t the case here. I liked the whole premise of the story. A woman determined to marry a millionaire and not for the reasons people would normally do that. Jed is, of course, an adorable hero and he’s someone that I could easily see myself falling for. I also thought he didn’t always make fantastic decisions, but in the end it worked out for everyone. If you’re looking for something to download to bring to the beach, something that’s light and easy to read that you can finish in a short amount of time, then this book is perfect. It’s very cute and will warm your heart with a sweet romance. 🙂

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To Marry the Duke

by: Julianne MacLean

Pages: 348

Published: June 1st, 2003 by Avon

ISBN: 0060527048

From Goodreads:

My dear sister Clara,

London society is so much more complicated than I could ever have known! Every night is a different ball or assembly, and a different swirl of glittering jewels and rustling gowns. Though I fear I am making social blunders left and right I am having some measure of success in my (or rather, Mother’s) objective. Mother is beside herself with glee at the attentions I have been receiving from a few gentlemen she finds supremely suitable as husband material.

But my dearest sister, it is so hard for me to even look at any gentleman but a certain duke, who, if I may confess, makes my heart beat so that I fear it can be seen across a ballroom. He is James Langdon, the Duke of Wentworth, and though I may sound dramatic, he makes me feel as no man ever has before.

But I must push these feelings away. I sometimes hear whispers about his dark past, and he is quietly called the Dangerous Duke. Oh Clara! I am secretly overjoyed that he may love me, and at the same time terrified of his attentions. I have waited so long for my true love, and now I must resist him to protect my heart.

If only I knew how to proceed…

Your devoted sister,
Sophia

 

I really enjoyed this novel. I’ve always been a fan of historical romance and this one definitely did it for me. I guess part of it could be the way I could relate to Sophia, or wish I could anyway.  I’ve always wanted to fall in love with an English man and the extravagance of Sophia being an heiress just made my falling in love with this book that much easier. I really liked the chemistry between the hero and heroine. I liked that at first they didn’t want to have anything to do with each other. I think that the best couples are always the ones that don’t know and don’t want to think that the person they’re looking at is the one they’re eventually going to want to spend their lives with. The way Sophia grows as a character was also really fun and exciting to read about. The way she was able to take over and change her ideas about her new life was great. She became a strong and loving heroine. James’ character transformation was also great. The way he was broken down bit by bit by his new wife was emotional and touching to read. Overall, I’d say that anyone looking for a fun book to read to escape life for a while that loves historical romance should pick this up. I think I will be trying to get my hands on copies of the next books in this series soon.

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