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Annemin Altın Küpeleri (Russian Rivals #2)

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Laura’nın bu işe gerçekten ihtiyacı vardı. Şimdi kazandığından iki kat daha fazla kazanabilirdi. Üstelik referans olarak Vasili Demidov’u özgeçmişine yazdığında ona açılmayacak kapı yoktu.

Aslında, internetten Vasili Demidov hakkında araştırma yapması da gayet normaldi. İş başvurusu yapan her adayın, başvurduğu şirket hakkında bilgi toplaması işe alınma şansını artırırdı.
Harlequin High Life İki Roman Birarada , 112 pages
Published February 2012 (first published October 21st 2011)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I picked this one up immediately after finishing the companion book, The Most Coveted Prize, because I was very intrigued with Alena's older brother, Vasilii. My instincts about him were correct. He initially comes off as a cold, forbidding, all business type hero. But underneath there is a lot of untapped passions. Laura is the woman to open that door to the intense man that Vasilli keeps tightly leashed.

Sometimes I feel that romance novels just aren't romantic anymore. A sad realization for a
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
A dull, pointless story. With all that Penny Jordan wrote, I guess it's inevitable she'd run out of strong plot ideas, especially considering this is Harlequin formulaic territory where the branch of the playing field can't be stretched out far. It holds some potential, but not much, and this isn't helped since the characters seem to be driven by lust rather than love. Why on earth would it be convincing that the two could actually have fallen in love with each other with so little interaction, ...more
This restored some of my faith in Ms. Jordan after the debacle that was The Most Coveted Prize. Vasilii was kind of a nice guy; he just needed to set some of his priorities straight. I thought the bit about the earring was too sweet for words.
Oct 17, 2013 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like usually I hold a different opinion than most readers. I liked the first book "The Most Coveted Prize" much better than this one. This one was just ok. I had to skip many pages because of all the business related conversations and so I couldn't get into the story.
Laura Kaye
This was my second Harlequin Presents ever. I generally liked the premise, the characters' backstory, and what puts them together. For the first 2/3 of the book, I was mostly onboard, enjoying it and engaged. However, the book started to break down for me at the first sex scene. There was good sexual tension leading into the scene, but the hero's behavior went from arrogant and infuriating to offensive and cruel. There was just nothing sexy or romantic about it. First, he refuses to listen to he ...more
Feb 29, 2012 ѕєяєηιтι rated it really liked it
Penny'ciğimin son dönem yeni bdlerinden biriydi ben eskileri daha çok seviyorum ama bu da güzeldi 3,5 dan 4 verdim gitti:) Hem erkek hem kadın düşüncelerine aynı oranda yer vermesi benim çok hoşuma gidiyor burdada böyleydi

Kızımız oğlumuzun kız kardeşiyle aynı okulda okumuş 14 yaşında tutulmuş oğlumuza uzaktan. Yıllar sonra oğlumuzun çince ve rusca bilen bir yardımcıya ihtiyacı oluyor kızımıda başvuruyor ve kabul ediliyor tabii oğlumuz kız hakkında pek iyi düşünmüyor ama malum arzulamadanda duram
Grace Harwood
Feb 28, 2013 Grace Harwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Penny Jordan books - she is my all time fave Mills and Boon author - but after 185 novels to her name, even I'll admit that some of them aren't that good. This one, however IS a good one, in my opinion.

As plot goes, it's pretty standard Jordan fare. Laura (our heroine) needs a job after being encouraged to leave her old one if she went quietly. Her unscrupulous boss has told her that he'll keep the fact that she's been effectively sacked quiet if she goes without a fight, but - it turns o
I like this book more than its predecessor.

What I liked:
-Compared to the first book in this duology, I found the characters more likeable and the plot more entertaining.
-The inclusion of Asian businessmen (Chinese businessmen to be specific) and Asia (China, haha) in the story is a breath of fresh air. In all the Harlequin novels I've read in the past, I think this is the first time I encountered a tycoon dealing with Asians in business and an author making this business dealing one of the high
Fanny Roswita Ria
Vasilii, taipan muda keturunan Russia-Arab, sedang mencari asisten pribadi ditengah padatnya jadwal negosiasi antara dirinya dg pengusaha berasal dari China. Prioritasnya ditengah waktu yg begitu sedikit adl asisten yg fasih berbahasa rusia dan mandarin serta tahu seluk-beluk budaya china. Krn begitu penting negosiasi ini maka sang hero mengesampingkan bahwa kandidat yg plg potensial ini adl wanita. Selama ini dirinya lbh memilih asisten pria utk menghindari adanya ketertarikan antara si wanita ...more
I liked this slightly more than its predecessor, The Most Coveted Prize, which I gave 3.5 stars to, mostly because Vasili appealed to me greatly and the boss/employee dynamic is a favorite trope of mine.

Despite Vasili's distrust and misunderstanding of Laura, I still liked him. Underneath Vasili's cool exterior lies the heart of a passionate man willing and able to protect those he loves. Vasili starts the story distrusting Laura. However, as he gets to know her on the job, Vasili sees what the
Jun 08, 2013 Kerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started off pretty bad - Jordan's writing style is repetitive, and at times, really simplistic when it comes to telling the story, which being about a girl who takes on a job as a Russian's PR to undertake some sensitive Chinese negotiations, obviously had me being super-critical.

That being said, when she gets to the gold of what people reading the book want, her writing is powerful and emotive, and it's impossible not to fall in love with the heartthrob of the story Vasilii and want to be in t
I have to say even though this book goes along in the style of the average Mills and Boon novel, for some reason this one really irritated me. I was not swept away by the hero's story of a tough life and his subsequent distrusting attitude, instead I just wanted to scream at his arrogance and refusal to treat the heroine as a decent human being. And it's both ridiculous and disappointing to see that Penny Jordan doesn't let little things like employment and discrimination laws get in the way of ...more
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Dec 12, 2014 Caro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: h-mnb-s
A good book with good characters. There were definitely some tense moments, plenty of emotions, some angst, a little steaminess, good mix of cultures (although it was brief and a small part of the story), and a good HEA. I liked reading this, however, it didn't pull me in. This was a book that I enjoyed reading but I don't think it would be something I would search out. I liked the characters, although I did want to knock heads a few times. Kept me interested but it wasn't a page-turner kinda re ...more
April Hollingworth
Laura desperately needs the PA job working for Vasilii. She knows she has to impress him but since he's taken an instant dislike to her getting the job seams highly unlikely.
Vasilii would rather not hire Laura due to her dubious reputation but since she's the only qualified person for the job he has no choice but to hire her.
Working together goes easier than expected until Laura is in danger and Vasilii is the only one who can protect her igniting their unwanted attraction for each other.

A fabu
Oct 16, 2012 Fiary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Vasilii, pria arogan kaya, angkuh, kebal terhadap godaan wanita...., dan Laura krn suatu keadaan membuatnya tak punya pilihan selain melamar kerja kpd Vasilii (pria yg dipujanya sejak remaja). Latar belakang keduanya, menjadikan mereka dekat walau tetap saja tak menggoyahkan cara pandang Vasilii yg 'merendahkan Laura. Sayangnya, membaca novel ini terasa agak melelahkan, karena lebih banyak narasi, para tokoh lebih banyak berdialog sendiri .
Sep 04, 2012 Gebby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 of 5

awal cerita yang agak membosankan, terlalu banyak bercerita tentang masa lalu yang sering diulang-ulang, tapi makin lama ceritanya makin buat penasaran.

heronya yang terlalu keras kepala dan dingin, dengan heroine nya yang terjerat cinta lama dengan si hero. heronya agak sedikit jahat awalnya, cuma makin lama makin so sweeeeeet.
Jun 28, 2016 LIA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, here's the conclusion :
1. Too short
2. Too slow
3. Too much bitterness

But the writing style of penny Jordan still made me flutter
Mar 23, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Al empezar a leer un libro de Penny Jordan provoca siempre en mí, que odie de antemano al protagonista masculino, porque se que a comportarse como un auténtico canalla, y pues nunca me fallá :D
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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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