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Portrait of a Lover (American Heiresses #5)

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A picture of deception . . .

Annabelle Lawson knew nothing about the breathtaking stranger she met on the train—only that he'd make an ideal model for the budding young artist . . . and that she desired him more than she believed possible. But after she'd been seduced, she learned that she'd also been betrayed.

The man she thought she loved was really Magnus Wallis—a scoundr
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I'll be honest, I really want to like this one. I remember Magnus from the fourth book in this series, and his encounter with Lily only made me think there was more to him than met the eye. Lo and behold, there was.

The problem is...this story is shit. It's two people who've missed out on 13 years of happiness merely because they're both stupid. I hate reading about this. Yes, I appreciate the whole "second chance at love" theme, but for me, it's just plain painful to read. And while it's bad eno
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I don't believe I ever remember reading about the most dormat hero yet, until now that is. A true love worth fighting for is one that is constant regardless of what others say or think. The hero Magnus repeatedly told the heroine that he wasn't who he said he was, he was also unsuitable for her and her family would never accept him and what does she do? she says that what she feels for him is true and everlasting regardless of what her family thinks. But then she goes and seeks him out when he d ...more
Aug 27, 2015 Tran rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thirteen year period was a ridiculously long separation after which the hero and heroine were still ridiculously passionate toward each other. The heroine did not grow up at all regardless of the long period and whatever she claimed she was.
Mar 24, 2015 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
me encanta!!!
Slightly boring. Slightly tedious. Still it was a very good plot, though I liked the turn the story took at the end, and his reservations weret really dressed by Annabelle. There is alot of tension in the beginning and I loved the tortured hero in this case though you can really say he was more male romantic lead I guess. I didnt really like anabelle though I coul understand her, and I did shed a tear or two.
May 27, 2007 Sherry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006-2010
I was disappointed in this book. I read MacLean's Love According to Lily and was expecting to be blown away by this one also. I wasn't. It was an enjoyable read, but there was nothing that took me by surprise, nothing that made me think of the book after I put it down.
Sep 08, 2013 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to get into. Skipped the flashbacks. I did finish but honestly it was blah. I didn't dislike it but I didn't like it either. Magnus at the end though, I really enjoyed him.
Nov 29, 2009 Cornelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paperback, historical
my favourite of the series. they actually know each other. They have a complicated and bitter past. that was sad and really beautiful too!
May 25, 2013 *MariaA* rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-good-ones
liked it but to truly enjoy this one must read Whitby & lily's story.
Feb 03, 2013 Huong rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, skip. DNF.
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Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical romance novels, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her 2011 release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was a digital bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, inclu ...more
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