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Purchased for Revenge (Bedded by Blackmail)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  169 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Business tycoon Alexei Constantin has one thing on his mind - to destroy the Hawkwood family empire! But Alexei doesn't realize he's just shared a passionate kiss with Eve Hawkwood - the beautiful but innocent daughter of his bitter enemy...
Hardcover, Large Print, 284 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Mills & Boon (first published 2006)
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Oh, wow. Though the revenge premise might make this seem like your typical template-ish Harlequin Presents story it certainly wasn't. It was so intense it kept me riveted, and I ended up reading this in one sitting.

First of all, I loved the two leads, Alexei and Eve, the spark was there from the get-go and the author just kept working on that, keeping it alive, keeping it fiery and hot. But what really set these two apart from the rest of HP lore is the fact there was a load of baggage on both s...more
WOW!such an intense wonderful read

Alexie Constantin had lived through his teenage n adulthood with one goal in mind to destroy Giles Hawkwood and his empire at any cost and the most awaited times come when he gets that opportunity but he will take the revenge from Eve who is daughter of Giles Hawkwood,Alexie has already formed an image of Eve and believed Eve to be same as his father and hated her like anything and way he treated her with such cruelty,but Eve took everything and did as Alexie to...more
The hero Alexei is finally ready to get is revenge on a man called Giles Hawkwood. He is on his way to confront his enemy when he is captivated by a stunning woman. He follows her and they have a brief interaction and share a kiss before she runs away. The heroine Eve is shocked by the instant attraction she felt towards the mysterious man, but she leaves him fearing the wrath from her father if she is not by his side as he ordered. When Alexei arrives to confront Hawkwood he is crushed to disco...more
this was not romance. if u read the description of dat night eve passed wid alexei !! how degrading, humiliating..he took her like a whore..but even whores don't deserve this kind of treatment. after his revenge was all about his sister turned into a whore.. how cud he treat another woman like a whore !? he took her in all positions possible n the morning after he did not give her the reward he promised. it was very very much awful. i felt so disgusted n angry. he himself was the vilain in the s...more
An interesting premise powerfully rendered in the end, but getting to that point was a little too melodramatic and filled with repetitive, urgent phrasing for me to properly enjoy.
Daughter of wicked & abusive businessman has instant powerful & mutual attraction to vengeful Hero when they 1st see each other at her dad's party. When Hero realized who she's related to, he wonders whether she's the woman he 1st sensed her to be or her father's cunning pawn. He tests her by proposing that she has sex with him in exchange for the estate she desperately wants to buy back from him for her family's sake, since he recently took over all her dad's properties. When heroine de...more
Amanda Sheila
Okay, I guess this one is kind of confuse me. The way Miss James writes is confusing. I don't know it's just, it doesn't suit me. I confuse.

Alexei is the guy with grudge. He has a plan to get even and apparently the plan didn't work exactly like he wanted to. Because he fell for the daughter of his enemy.
Eve, daughter of insanely abusive bussinessman, tend to put a mask everyday in her life. She didn't care about what people said about her, that she's a wild girl that always go to party, wavin...more
This was a surprisingly long book for a Harlequin. I don't read these too often but I felt like it today. Wow, this is quite a heavy story. Typically you have the usual formula; forced or arranged marriage, hidden pregnancy, mistaken infidelity, painful misunderstandings, etc. This was quite a bit different. Two incredibly tortured characters who had loads of demons to exorcise. The journey is filled with such a level of angst and pain its overwhelming at moments. Yet the story is very powerful...more
This one is not bad. Story was good even if the revenge theme is played out. I love the scene where Eve is telling the H off. Its like she stole the words right out of my mouth. However, I was a bit disappointed with the ending. It was felt kind of rushed.
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Erin Noll
This book just made me feel icky...very messed up.
A friend loaned me this book because it had a theme of sex trafficking and I had just represented an organization that fights against such trafficking at our church's mission conference. As another reviewer put it, the romance part was melodramatic and repetitive. I also skipped over the graphic parts. However, the plot twist at the end and the impassioned speech by the main character was quite good. This is not my usual choice in reading but I can see why my friend recommended it and I felt it...more
it's excellent book. well written, plot is good. love the books where H is totally wrong about h. and in the end he crawls and crawls XD
i would give it 4 stars but that deus ex machina when it comes to Sofi. that should be solved somehow different.
and all that melodrama in office so pathetic.
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Julia JamesPurchased for Revenge I liked this book, allthough it hadn't much of a dialogue.
This was well written and hero was remorseful, but there were disturbing elements, and he was such a jerk it was hard to forgive him. His attitude toward acceptable and non-acceptable sex acts was a turn-off to me.
I wasn't wowed. Overly melodramatic. And I just didn't really feel the love between the main characters -- the ending was forced and rushed.
Rien de nouveau... une sorte de copier/coller... du déjà vu !
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