The Marriage Betrayal (The Volakis Vow #1)
Sander Volakis goes his own way. He’s forged his reputation in business, rather than relying on the family fortune, and indulges his darkly passionate, wild streak – he has no intention of marrying... He doesn't do country weekends, either.
Pitching up at Westgrave Manor is a favour to his father and a bore...until he sees Tally Spence...more
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I found her latest a real departure from her recent offerings and harkened back to her earlier great books. Certainly a wonderful thing, only sad because I can't say I loved it.
I was intrigued by Tally. She's the illegitimate d ...more
Conseguí esta novela en el canje y me puse muy contenta, ¡otro título para mi colección, yay!
Empecé a leerla y, al contrario que otros libros de LG, el prota me enfermó a las pocas páginas.
Es un snob, un inmaduro, un tipo que quiere todo sin complicaciones y vivir la vida loca. Generalmente, los protagonistas de Lynne son estirados, solteros, mujeriegos, pero que se redimen luego de que un hecho como que la heroína quede embara ...more
Expected Release Date: July 19, 2011
Imprint: Harlequin Presents
Author’s Website: http://www.lynnegraham.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Volakis Vow
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Hot
Years ago, Tally’s mother tried to trap a tycoon into marriage by intentionally getting pregnant. Unfortunately for her, he didn’t succumb to her machinations, and instead ...more
Why I added the book: I don't remember why... I think I was in one of my "Oh, billionaires! Cool." moods.
About the book: The book started well, Tally is a 20 year old college student who comes from a broken family. Her dad kind of orders her to go with her younger half-sister to a house party to keep her out of trouble. There every girl behaves atrociously since he's the "hired help" but she meets the attractive Sander who wants to bed her. They have ...more
Even though the hero is a unapologetic alpha male, I actually kind of liked him. Yeah, he was a jerk, but at least he owned it. What other hero tells the heroine that he has no plans on being monogamous (although he does immediately agree to an exclusive relationship when the heroine says she won't sleep with him otherwise).
And if I think back to when I was 20 years old, think about how I would have react ...more
It has been a very long time since I read a straight up romance book. After reading this one, I remember why I stopped. The story is a familiar one. Woman is self-reliant and from a broken home. As a result she is looking for love, but holding out for the one. Man is a spoiled playboy who is not used to hearing the word no. Man likes the thrill of the challenge that woman brings and wants to sleep with her, but doesn’t want to have a relationship. Woman puts up half-hearted attempts to resist wh ...more
Lynne Graham used to be my all-time favorite Harlequin Presents author. AN ARABIAN COURTSHIP just about fried my brains when I first read it twenty-some years ago.
But this new one was just sort of meh. A girl gets pregnant. Her hunky guy mopes a lot, but marries her. Her parents are no good schemers. She cries. She packs her bags. He stops her at the airport. Everything felt bland and warmed-over.
Where was all the luxury? Where were the exotic locations? Where were the sizzling love scenes ...more
Tally is almost done with college when her father asks her to go to a house party in the country with her half sister. ( The father she has only seen less than 10. and doesn't acknowledge her.) Her sister does not want anyone to know they are sisters so she plans to say she is her assistant. Tally is 20 and a virgin an ...more
Bu ayki Harlequin High Life serisinden Lynne Graham'ın Şantaj isimli romanı btirdim.. ama romanın yarım kaldığını hissettim ki..Ben serinin ikinci kitabı Bride For Real'in ayrı bir macera olacağını tahmin ettsemde değilmiş..Keşke bu ayki High Life serisini yazarın iki kitabı ard arda verilebilseydi..
Kitaptaki erkek kahramana biraz gıcık oldum..Çünkü gelecek seferki macerada sanırım bir ihanet söz konusu ama şunu belirteyim ki yazarın farkı hissedilyor ne kadarda stilini biraz ...more
The only problem I had with this book was , the fact that they never really discussed his parents , Tally never confronted her father about how he forced Sander to marry her . She didn't really talk to her sister and step - mother about how evil they were . It's like this book only focused on the heroine and the hero , which is a good but it wasn't even more detailed she never met his parents . At the end they kind of dismissed everything .
I wished the author had left it at that because Book Two was a downer. They were so happy at the end. Why ruin the fantasy?! Granted, Sander hadn't told Tally he loved her yet, but I know that was saved for the second book.
I love he-did-her- wrong novels! Sandor is attracted to Tally Spencer when they meet at a weekend house party. She is unlike most of the girls he beds but never weds. Their attraction and desire grow as they spend the next several weeks together. When she discovers she is pregnant, the relationship starts to fracture. Sandor is secretly blackmailed into marrying Tally who jumps at the chance to marry him. Their secrets begin to unravel their fragile marriage but ...more
Review date: 16 July 2011
Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=346
Reading Lynne Graham books is like eating a box of sinful, dark chocolate pralines, and this one is no different. ‘The Marriage Betrayal’ by Lynne Graham is sinfully delicious to read and makes you feel that you could moan out of pleasure. I love the intensity of this book, and I regret the fact that the book actually had to end at some point.
This book is wonderfully written and I can’t wait for the ...more
Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.
Lynne first met her husband when she was 1 ...more