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Injured Innocent (Marriage of Convenience)

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  117 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
"The choice is yours," Joel was saying

Joel's biting contempt of her over a teenage episode that he had wrongly interpreted had permanently scarred Lissa--left her unable to respond to any man.

Now, years later, they were at loggerheads over their joint guardianship of her sister's little girls. No way would Lissa give them up. But Joel's proposal of marriage came as a shock
Hardcover, Large Print, 287 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Mills & Boon (first published April 1st 1986)
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Apr 14, 2013 Leona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
If you love HP's and you love Penny Jordan, then this one is definitely worth reading. I loved the hero. He provided all that alpha testosterone without being a jerk and the sexual chemistry between the too just sizzled.

The multiple misunderstandings got a little too much for me, but unlike other HPs, these were totally credible and helped contribute to the angst and tension of the story. There was a delicious, evil OW (which I secretly love) that also helped dial up the tension another notch.

No one does neurotic heroines like Penny Jordan! Our heroine, the injured innocent of the title, has been labeled promiscuous ever since she was caught making out with a boy at a party at the tender age of 15. Her family never forgives her (!) and she has been afraid of sex and men for years. The story opens when she finds she's been appointed co-guardian of her sister's children after her sister and husband die in a plane crash. The other guardian is none other than her sister's brother-in-law, ...more
May 23, 2016 Roub rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i absolutely loved! it was really good up to the point they made love. then Joel turned into a cold and unreachable stranger. i even had doubts about his relationship wid Marisa for he spent too much time away from home. even more unbelievable, he wanted to end the marriage bcoz he cud not bear to be in the same bed wid her and not touch her. i wud have thought her pregnancy wud take priority over those kinda things!
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Striking 23yo virgin doesn't think she's beautiful due to her parents' criticisms. She freezes up when faced with sexual intimacy with men she dates due to memories of being caught by her dad & Hero necking with a teenage boy when she was 15. She reluctantly agrees to marry successful Hero to gain shared custody of her newly-orphaned young nieces. She also does so to take revenge on Hero who still thinks she's promiscuous but wants to bed her. Heroine soon changes her mind about taking reven ...more

Nov 04, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: made-me-swoon
A great marriage of convenience story with lots of angst, sensitive fragile heroine and a smitten hero. I'm a big sucker for married couples and marriage of convenience!
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Grace Harwood
I'm not going to be quite as harsh as the previous reviewer on Amazon for this book, but I could not agree more that I have never met such a strange assortment of characters as there are in this book, and they are utterly unbelieveable. So the premise for the book is as follows: Lissa, the younger daughter of a family who have basically rejected her, gets caught out experimenting with a little light petting when she is 15 and from that day on is labelled "promiscuous" by her family and her in-la ...more
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2 stars...

I understand where the heroine was coming from...but the hero? hmmm...
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Penelope Jones Halsall
aka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright

Penelope "Penny" Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England. She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones. She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence "Pru".

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