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Bartered Bride

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Her hand in marriage traded in a game of cards, innocent Lottie is completely out of her depth engaged to consummate bachelor Lord Rothsay. Not only is he a prolific womanizer, he's also got a ruthless streak, leaving Lottie fearful about revealing that she isn't the woman he'd agreed to marry!

Rothsay should have no qualms about ending this folly of a betrothal, especially
Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 2011 by Harlequin
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I can't really think of anything positive to say about this book. The dialogue is wooden and character voices are indistinguishable from the narrative voice, which tends to repeat similarly worded descriptions frequently - e.g., (not quoting, but trying to recreate the kind of thing that proliferates through this book) He never could trust a woman since his heart had been broken all those years ago when the woman he loved laughed at him......He once believed himself in love, but he learned a les ...more
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I have given it 2 Starts because it had a potential to be a good novel the characters played out quite nicely but then it didn't, well before the half way mark! when that feeling comes to any reader then you know what happens, this utter hair-pulling, book-tossing(my beloved tablet) frustration!

When the characters were talking to one another, all I could hear was shouts, virtually no steam or tension and the theme of this book is ''misunderstanding'' in a not very convincing manner, one book tha
Rosslyn K
Hmm. I have to admit, I struggled with this review because while this isn't the worst book I've read, there was very little about it I found redeeming. As others have already mentioned, the writing is incredibly wooden and repetitive and consists mostly of dialogue. Seriously. Narrative outside of the characters' conversations is a good thing, it's what allows the reader to immerse themselves in the world the author has created. The dialogue here was so stilted that I couldn't really envision an ...more
This book started off with great promise and a great premise but it quickly became very mediocre. The author had the unfortunate habit of "telling" rather than "showing" the supposed growing relationship between the main characters. All the characters were generally unidimensional - Lottie was all good, Clarice was all bad, Nicolas came across as a cold fish, and others were either "good" guys or "bad" guys. The plot was mostly about the numerous misunderstandings between Lottie and Nicolas, Nic ...more
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If you liked her other books you'll like this one too.
Another enjoyable romance, another set of misunderstandings. Lottie and Lord Rothsay experience the ups and downs of falling in love, suffering misconception after misconception. I loved the circumstances of them being brought together, and Lottie's sister Clarice. I loved the angst of the romantic situations. Another Harlequin done, who knows how many more to go?
What an annoying book. It has a very promising premise but the characters are annoying. Too much of the book is in the characters' heads. The male is all temper tantrums and moody and the female is all martyrdom. Ugh!
awfully boring ! the book just drag on n on. i did not feel any connection wid the characters as well
I didn't like it. While it was written okay, I just didn't connect with the characters and kept looking at the page number to see how much I had left.
Apple R
I had a hard time finishing this book. Too repetitious and very wooden dialogue. The characters had no personality whatsoever.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 02, 2015 07:41AM  
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