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Marriage Made on Paper (Forrester #1)

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Pretend marriage…real wedding night!When ambitious public relations expert Lily Ford signs a contract with hotshot property tycoon Gage Forrester, she inadvertently signs her life away! A tough taskmaster, he wants Lily at his beck and call 24/7.Gage expects employees to go above and beyond. So, when he needs to generate some positive PR, his solution is completely unexpec ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Harlequin
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Ana
One of the better HPs I've read.

Lily is a PR expert that Gage hired to improve his image. She worked hard to get where she is today. Since her mother was completely dependant on the man she dated, Lily stayed far away from men and she was never really tempted. And then she meets Gage.

Gage is a self-made millionaire who raised his sister after their parents forgot about her (!!!). He usually dates models, heiress, women who are in the spotlight, here's what Lily says about them:

You just tend to
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I liked this story but somehow I found something lacking between the two mc's.

Both having trust issues, making a sacrifice for someone you love, etc etc....that was okay for me. But there did not seem to be a really deep and emotional connection between Gage & Lily.

Enjoyable but not one of my top of my list by one of my favorite authors.
RLA
Jun 20, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story begins with the Hero Gage hiring Lily to be his PR rep even though he had initially turned her down for the job. Four months later and the working relationship between them is going great, both are just as dedicated to their career's as each other, and both as afraid of relationships. Gage and Lily both have unresolved issues from growing up that makes it hard to trust others. When a scandal hits Gage's family in order to deflect attention away from this he and Lily decide to pretend t ...more
Booklover
Wonderful read,loved Gage-Lily,both have issues from childhood that made them hesitant on having healthy relationship,their relationship develops really well through the story,first they are colleagues then friends then lovers then they both fall in love with each other but again their childhood issues becomes hurdle but after breaking off both realise they need each other and take the leap towards HEA

Overall a very good read
Recommend it
Danielle
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LLCSpokane
Aug 26, 2011 LLCSpokane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Erin
Aug 01, 2011 Erin rated it it was amazing
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Anelis
Aug 08, 2012 Anelis rated it did not like it
Wow, that was my first harlequin.

I don't know how to view this book. It doesn't seem right to criticize it for it's horrible writing or non existing plot or obvious one dimensional characters. It's a harlequin. Isn't it supposed to be book porn? The equivalent of a soft core porn film with a plot?

The problem is, that it's not even good at that. It's inefficient even as spank material. I mean ok, the nipple and touching descriptions sometimes were quite horny, but when the big climactic sex scen
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Nas Dean
Apr 07, 2011 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, if you've never read a Maisey Yates book, you need to find one and read it, now. Her latest release, MARRIAGE MADE ON PAPER, won't let you down. I loved Gage, who worked hard and partied harder. Then he contracts Lily Ford for PR for his company. Gage expects empolyees to be on call 24/7 and go above and beyond duty.

And to generate some positive PR for his company, Gage proposes to Lily! This may be a deal on Paper only, but Gage wants a traditionally white dressed bride.

And later L
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Annabelle Blume
Jan 14, 2012 Annabelle Blume rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The perfect Presents novel. Everything you're looking for in a Harlequin romance on a beautifully relatable contemporary setting. Both characters are so likable, you're cheering them on as the story progresses. You never get the feeling they can't get out of their own way. Instead, you're drawn into their personal struggles and inner conflict, aching for each of them to find a way to tear down their protective walls. When I'm looking for a love story with challenge and heart, I can always count ...more
Beverly Diehl
In this book, we have struggling PR agency owner Lily Ford, who agrees to take on internal resort developer Gage Forrester. Since this is a romance, we know that she's gonna take him on in more ways that one.

Lily is very resistant to love - and men, having seen her mother throw her life away upon boyfriend after boyfriend. Gage has already "done" the family thing, having acted as a guardian to his baby sister since he was twenty-five years old, so why would he want a wife or family?

The erotic t
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Wendy Sparrow
Feb 19, 2013 Wendy Sparrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I loved how fully I could visualize everything. The author is amazing at descriptions. The characters were so well developed too. Gage's voice was so distinctive and I loved when we slipped back into his head for a while. I felt like I was actually present for the whole book. I don't often lose myself in a book, but I dove into this one. My favorite scenes were the ones that took place in Thailand. Awesome book.
Tanya Mayes
Jan 13, 2013 Tanya Mayes rated it it was amazing
This was a really good read Gage and Lily were funny couple. Love how the couple fell in love and planted stories in the newspaper to protect Gage's sister Maddie. Maddie has her own story "Petrov Proposal".
Kate
Sep 03, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FYI -- The blurb for this book (Gage is a stickler for tradition when it comes to their wedding night!) is a little misleading. (view spoiler)
Madhulika Liddle
May 11, 2015 Madhulika Liddle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lily Ford is twenty-seven, a virgin with supermodel looks, who is a highly ambitious and successful PR specialist in San Diego. Gage Forrester, ten years older, is the quintessential alpha male: stunningly handsome, very wealthy, a builder and developer of resorts and hotels across the world. A playboy whose flings are the talk of the media. Some months after Lily starts working for Gage, a crisis hits: Gage's younger sister Maddy, who is fifteen years younger than him, and whom he brought up be ...more
Tracie
Nov 15, 2011 Tracie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For me this book was between a 2.5 and a 3. It took me forever to get into the story and at times it just dragged and dragged.

I liked the confident no-holds barred business woman Lily. I was intrigued by the Gage who raised his little sister. The sex scenes were hot and one of the better parts of the story. I really liked the openness between Lily and Gage. I felt like Lily and Gage were on equal footing both in their jobs and in their relationship.

The first thing that bugged me was the fake en
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Diana
It was just an okay read for me. I was hoping for more from the story, but it just didn't deliver.

There were just too many issues that bothered me in the book (big things and small things too; for example, he is a client, he is not the boss. Where are the other clients, her employees, and how does she spend all of her time with just him?). First of all, I felt like there was too much internalizing; we spent way too much time inside their heads, and it got very repetitive too, so it's not like we
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Goddess Of Blah
Jul 15, 2014 Goddess Of Blah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's like a romance featuring Donald Trump.

This was really far-fetched and silly. It's those old Mills & Boon books that deviate from reality hence shouldn't be surprised. But I could even forgive that if it weren't so predicable and tedious.

Confirmed bachelor Billionaire tall, dark and handsome, model-starlet-dating "ruthless" and unethical businessman gets into a pickle and fakes marriage. But falls in love with fake bride. Struggles to come to terms with EMOTIONS because LOVE and settling
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Natasja
May 13, 2012 Natasja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marriage Made on Paper by Maisey Yates is a great contemporary romance novel, where the author created two fabulous characters any reader could relate too.

Lily Ford is a PR agent who has her own company; she has put everything on hold to get her agency where it is now. Then Gage Forrester walks into her office and wants her to handle his PR. The only catch is that she has to be available 24/7. Then something happens in the Forrester family that explodes in the media and Lily has to find a way to
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Nicole
Dec 21, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Stars

This book had a lot of elements that don't usually work for me, but I somehow enjoyed it anyway. I think Lily's reaction to her upbringing seemed extreme. There's a difference between depending on men for everything, and dating. I actually liked her and Gage together, but maybe just because I couldn't figure out how either of them would ever make it work with anybody else.

It drove me nuts that Gage was referred to as Lily's boss. What was brought up in the beginning and then rarely aga
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Janet
Jun 08, 2013 Janet rated it liked it
Unfortunately, more of a 2 1/2 stars but I think part of my problem may be with the decision makers behind Harlequin Presents. Caveat: I didn't like how Lily Ford decided to work for Gage Forrester -- unless I misunderstood, she left one employer to work for Gage because of money, which doesn't seem particularly professional. That's as may be. Yates is great at tension, conversation, men who are honest with and about themselves and women who match them in strength and capability. The trouble is, ...more
Carmen
May 15, 2012 Carmen rated it really liked it
I liked this story by Maisey Yates. It had the typical HP childhood angst the characters had to work thru before the HEA, however the relationship between Gage and Lily just clicked with me and I think that was the author's intent. The mechanism of commonality easing through their commitment phobias.

When ambitious public relations expert Lily Ford signs a contract with hotshot property tycoon Gage Forrester, she inadvertently signs her life away! A tough taskmaster, he wants Lily at his beck and
...more
Elle Fielding
Wow! The reviews for this book are mixed, but I loved it!

Sometimes you find a book which not only hits all the right notes, but reminds you why you love to read. And what you hope to write one day!

The story was completely absorbing. This was pure romance IMO. The main characters were in pretty much every scene together, which is my favorite kind of romance.

Both character's backgrounds were interesting. I read a couple of comments saying the reactions of these characters to their upbringing was
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Tonya Warner
Sep 10, 2011 Tonya Warner rated it really liked it
Lily resists the draw her handsome new boss has on her. She resists for as long as possible, not wanting to repeat the mistakes her own mother had made. She resists as she begins to know the remote playboy, Gage, better and finds someone truly remarkable hiding in plain sight.

Gage resists the sexy little public relations employee. He resists the perky figure and confident attitude. He resists the quiet, thoughtful woman he finds her to be. He resists until he finds he wants her more than he is w
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Pamela Fernandes
This romance between Gage and Lily is a boss- employee romance. Gage I love his name, has pretty much been the playboy. He and Lily who is his PR specialist have been working closely at odd hours to make his business successful. The book is nice as it gives you details about what a PR specialist does.Its informative, interesting. But I wish the transitions were made much more slower or smoother, for example, why Gage makes an exception when it comes to sleeping with an employee, why does he sudd ...more
Lupita Figueroa BookLoverRomantic
I loved this novel. Lily is a smart woman and very successful as public relations. And this is very important, because she has job, has money. She is not typical starring poor. Well, this novel is tender, romantic and has very good scenes of sex! Everything in good proportions. I recommend it. Maybe, the unique problem (and seems that appears in many bad novels of Harlequin) is the we don't have a very good physical descriptions of the couples. I have detected this in many novels. And I think th ...more
HÜLYA
Mar 01, 2013 HÜLYA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Güzel bir romandı kenarda unutmuşum..Sevdiğim türde bir hikaye vardı..Anlaşmalı evlilikler,sahte nişanlılıklar bu hikayede tam da istediğim gibi idi..Biraz olaylar bazı yerlerinde hızlıca gelişsede ikili arasındaki önce tutkuyu sonrada aşkı hissedebiliyordunuz..
Lily'nin geçmişten gelen korkuları ile yüzleşmesi..Gage'in ilişkilerde aradığı yüzeyselliği Lilly ile bulamayıp derinliği keşfetmesi..Önce iş ile başlayan arkadaşlığın zorunluluktan dolayı görünüşte sahte nişanlılığa oradan da kaçamağa il
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Jenny
Mar 01, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Seems like I can always count on Maisey Yates to deliver. Lily is a successful career woman and Gage is a successful business man/playboy. When she starts working for him they develop a friendship and when the hero finds himself in PR hell he asks Lily to pose as his fiance and thus help him erase a family scandal. They both are attracted to each other but both have deep childhood issues that must overcome in order to get their HEA. The hero is even more likable than Lily, a sexy man who also ha ...more
Las
I liked how it began, with the heroine breaking a contract because the hero offered more money. Bold move for an HP, or any romance, really. The heroine--a successful public relations consultant--is a 27 year old virgin, which normally would be fine in an HP (I know what I'm signing up for), but not with a heroine with her background and lifestyle. And then the hero turns out to be a really wonderful rich womanizer who does all these great things but doesn't want anyone to know about them even t ...more
Charlie
I enjoyed this book but for some reason it does not stick in my mind as much as other HP stories do by the same author.
H and h with angsty past make a deal to pretend to be engaged and fall in love for realz with more angst in between. Maybe its that I've read this storyline before and become a little jaded. the book was pleasant and gave me the HEA mush I require from these books but it lacked the POW of some of her other novels
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

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