Too Proud to be Bought
Waitress Zara Evans doesn’t belong in glittering high society. That is until she finds herself unexpectedly at an exclusive party and manages to captivate the most soughtafter man in the room – Russian oligarch Nikolai Komarov – by attracting his undivided attention…
For Nikolai, there’s something about Zara’s beauty that ma...more
I really liked that the heroine stayed true to herself throughout the book. Even though she succumbed to the hero sexually, she refused to let him take over her life. She kept her waitressing job, refused to let him buy her a new wardrobe and jewels, and never asked for his help in paying off her debt. And the fact that the hero seemed to be perfectly fine with this arrangement (although he offered many times to support her) and didn't let it affect his masculinity.
The story begins with the heroine Zara being persuaded by her friend to gatecrash a high profile party in order to try and get her friends clothing designs noticed by Russian millionaire Nikolai, the hero. Nikolai is immediately intrigued by Zara as she is so different in comparison to all...more
The more Zara got to know Nikolai, the mo...more
*For Nikolai, there’s something about Zara’s beauty that makes her stand out from the first class crowd. Experience has taught him all women have their price,
but he has never encountered anyone like Zara – a young woman who is too proud, too independent, too willful to be bought…*
Again, the insecurities of the hero regarding "women" weighs down this HP, even though there is a very strong willed heroine to prop him up.
I really liked Zara .. she's strong , down to earth and true to herself .. she also has a way with words. Nikolai was very intriguing .. his arrogance and superior act was provocative yet there was something a little vulnerable beneath. I enjoyed the romance between Zara and Nikolai.
Overall it's very entertaining and romantic.
Overall, an OK story. The constant repeating of shock whenever Zara did not conform to Nikolai's thoughts was grating. Sex scenes were ok, but I just didn't feel like there was a connection for me.
To the horror of my parents, I left school at sixteen and held a bewildering variety of jobs: I was a London DJ (in the now-trendy Primrose Hill), a decorator and a singer. After that I became a cook, a photographer and, eventually, a nurse. I waitressed in the south of France, drove a...more