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The Things I Do for You (The Alexanders #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  2,723 Ratings  ·  173 Reviews
A bargain. A baby. A billion things can go wrong.

Nicholas Alexander doesn’t mind being called a playboy. His charm serves him well in business and a beautiful woman is always on his arm. Except the one he’s in love with.

Raina Winters doesn’t believe in love, so when she’s dumped right before her wedding, she’s more upset about losing what she really wants from marriage. A
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Published March 12th 2013 by Crushstar Romance (first published March 11th 2013)
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Aug 25, 2013 Kara rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Did you know that, walking around in this great country of ours, there are brown people???? Yeah, I know. And as if things couldn't get crazy enough, not all of these brown people have poverty line-single parent-excessively urbanized stories. There are middle and upper class minorities yo!!! We don't all have street swag from fighting our way through gang and drug addict infected neighborhoods every day, we're not all cholos running around South L.A. hiding from immigration, and we're not all fi ...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
03/24/2013 --

I'm not going to rate this book, nor really provide much of a review. I was awarded this book as an ARC. After I requested it, the author had a freebie on Amazon. I tried to read the freebie and just didn't click with the story or the writing. I was rather concerned about the ARC.

So, okay, I got an ARC copy and made two attempts in about a week and a half to read it. It just wasn't going to happen for me. To be fair, I'm not going to rate this book. I got about 30% the first time, a
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What happens when you mix a woman desperate to have a baby, a man desperate to have the woman of his dreams, and a marriage based on a bargain?
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... A severe headache

Ah hell...I really had very high expectations for this book. I read the prequel before reading this and couldn't wait to read this. But now I'm not quite sure how I feel about the over all story.

Tracy T.
The things he does are not enough! Geez. (audible whispersync review)

Well, the story started out good but fell a bit flat, dull, and annoying. The hero and heroine were just hard to like together. Raina was just a bit too much. Her character was not very pleasing or likable to be honest. NIck was supposed to be a bad boy wild child of the Alexander brothers and was basically just so nice in trying to please Raina so much it was nauseating. I just wanted him to dump her and be a bad boy again. It
Mar 23, 2013 Deloris rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story the fights between the characters made their relationship that much hotter.I can't wait to read more about this family.
Lady E
Apr 08, 2015 Lady E rated it liked it
2.5, this heroine I didn't connect with, the story overall wasn't bad, just dragged on for me.
Aug 02, 2013 SɪɱƿʟყƝì₭ rated it it was ok
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Mar 13, 2013 BookKraze rated it it was amazing
Love from afar that bringeth determination! Have you ever loved someone from afar so much that you were willing to do anything to make them yours.? The things I do for you tells just that story. A story of an attraction that went awry then comes full circle to create a match made in heaven. Mrs. Malone does an excellent job of taking an unconventional way of coming together and developed it into a true love story. The sexual chemistry between the hero and heroine was off the charts and portrayed ...more
Feb 07, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Raina and Nick were something else. That had a true love/hate relationship that developed into a super intense love. Their coming together was unorthodox, but the building of their feelings for one another was a joy to read. The love scenes were so fiery and passionate, they make you feel like you are right their experiencing it with them. It was nice catching up with Ridley and Jackson. I can't believe those two really fell in love and married in a month, but it was ...more
Paula Legate
Aug 01, 2014 Paula Legate rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
I have enjoyed the books that I have read in this series. I'm looking forward to reading more. This book should not be read as a standalone. You should start with one more day by M. Malone. So far the first book has been my favorite, and drew me into this series. Each book has offered views from a big happy family, romance, and suspense. In this story I loved, how crazy in love Nick was with Raina. He would do anything for her. It took Raina a while before she realized that she was in love with ...more
Mar 06, 2016 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
3.5 Flames

I knew from the first book that Nicholas had a thing for Raina. Rania wanted a marriage, stability and a baby and she was willing to sacrifice her happiness to get it. Being engaged to a man she didn't love was what it would take to get that until he broke it off suddenly. Nick makes a proposition that she just can't pass up. He gets to finally try to show her how he feels. She isn't sure what to take of it. I mean, he was handsome, rich, sweet, romantic, hot in the sack, and so
Genevieve Woods
Jul 25, 2014 Genevieve Woods rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the twins Ridley and raina

Love the twins Ridley and raina

great follow up to book 1 I love when sequels continue with the first story such as with Jackson and Ridley. the progression was wonderful less drama then the first but enjoyed the journey of love.

Mar 01, 2013 Kay rated it did not like it
I hate to say that I didn't enjoy this book at all. I thought the premise made it sound interesting but it wasn't. It was tedious and annoying. This was all because of the heroine, who was the most selfish and infuriating character I may have ever read about.
Apr 07, 2013 Annabella rated it it was amazing
I really liked the story line.
Mar 08, 2013 Sheryl marked it as to-read
This book is NOW up on Netgalley and it looks like EVERYONE can access it!!!
Dec 07, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Nick me sorprendió, porque lo sentí diferente en el primer libro, como con ganas de hacer sufrir a Ri pero bueno fue agradable conocerlo, fue todo un caballero..
Mar 14, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
The Things I Do for You - The Alexanders, Book 2

A bargain. A baby. A billion things can go wrong.
Nicholas Alexander doesn’t mind being called a playboy. His charm serves him well in business and a beautiful woman is always on his arm. Except the one he’s in love with.
Raina Winters doesn’t believe in love, so when she’s dumped right before her wedding, she’s more upset about losing what she really wants from marriage. A baby.
When Nick learns about Raina’s dilemma, his first reaction is to leave
Snarky Mom
Jun 15, 2013 Snarky Mom rated it it was amazing

I recently received a free copy of "The Things I Do For You" to read & give an HONEST review out of the "Alexanders" series. While it's actually something you'd think of yelling at your kids, it's actually a contemporary romance. I knew I had a free read of the prequel to this series, "Teasing Trent", so I read it. Then I purchased "One More Day", the "official" Book 1 of the Alexander series. I mean, really - if I was going to read & review the Book
May 30, 2013 Shelly rated it really liked it
When I started reading this I was having trouble with the characters because I felt like I should already know who they were – I didn’t see a warning that this story would be more enjoyable after reading the first two books (0.5 and 1) in the series. Suffice it to say I didn’t read those two.

Twenty-five year old model Raina Winters wants a baby and she wants one right now as she’s already been advised by her doctor that she’s running out of time – this seems to be related to an earlier diagnosi
Eteline Rangel
Sep 12, 2016 Eteline Rangel rated it really liked it
uffff esta historia me gustó mucho más que la primera y no es que esa estuviera mala ni nada de eso, pero en fin, qué les puedo comentar de este segundo libro de la serie Los Alexanders, ambos personajes principales ya los habíamos conocido desde el primer libro, sabemos desde entonces que tenían su historia y una relación bastante de tira y afloja, que con este segundo libro pues logran unirse, debido a ciertas circunstancias que no dire para no spoilear.

Nick para mi, es un chico muy dulce, que
Mar 28, 2013 Charlie rated it really liked it
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Sweet and light. A quick, no-conflict, easy read with a strong female protagonist and an atypically dedicated playboy.

While the story-line is pretty much common, the story-telling and the characters are engaging and highly entertaining. Well, as much as all romance novels and chick-lits go.

If you're expecting a damsel-in-distress in this romance novel, go somewhere else. This isn't the book you're looking for.

Raina, the female protagonist in the sto
Christi Snow
Mar 06, 2013 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
We met these two characters in the previous book and I was excited about their story. They had an amazingly sexy single night of sex, but Raina flaked out on Nick...wanting only that single night. He should have been okay with that since he's a notorious playboy. Yeah, not so much....he wanted more, so when Raina's fiance dumps her basically in front of the media, Nick steps up and claims her.

See Raina doesn't want a guy to love....she wants a baby and a marriage bargain to go with it.
Jan 26, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it
Review from Fairy Tale Ending Book Reviews

Read: 5 April 2013
Why: Sequel to One More Day

Brief synopsis: Nick had always been content with his happy-go-lucky playboy status until one woman changed that for him - Raina Winters. Since their one night stand, he hadn't been able to get her out of his head but she clearly didn't feel the same as she'd avoided him ever since.

Raina wasn't looking for love, she wasn't even sure she believed in love until she met Nicholas Alexander. Terrified that he would
Jul 30, 2013 Kasey rated it really liked it
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I wasn’t sure I would like The Things I Do For You, because from the moment Nick showed up in the previous book, he was a jerk. I seriously hated the way he wanted to break up his brothers happiness, just because he was in love with Ridley’s twin. That being said, I found Nick very endearing in this novel. I don’t think it absolves him from any of his previous actions, but it was nice to see that there was more to him.

Raina c
L.V. Lewis
Apr 30, 2013 L.V. Lewis rated it it was amazing

Have you ever read a book where you absolutely couldn't get enough of a character? I met just such a character in M. Malone's "The Things I do For You." Her male protagonist, Nick Alexander, reformed womanizer, is one of the most lovable characters I have ever had the great fortune of meeting. Early on I began to hope Raina Winter would just let him go so I could have a crack at him. Of course that would've meant I'd have to offer myself to M. Malone as a cha
Char (1RadReader59)
Jun 16, 2013 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
I was first introduced to this author with the book "Teasing Trent" which turns out to be the prequel to this series. Yet, that and this book are both very much stand-alone books. Although, characters will be overlapping and catch up is transitions are a snap. I love the Alexander family a lot. Nick is the main family member that is featured in this one. He is the one that is madly and truly in love with Raina. She has a terrible problem with trust issues which stems from her father leaving when ...more
Aug 30, 2013 K.M. rated it liked it
I previously had read Book 3 and then started from the beginning of the series. Honestly, the plot line of 'The Things I Do For You' was rather thin. The physical chemistry between Nick and Raina was believable but the sheer idiocy of the plot ticked me off. At 24, a model on top of her career, begins to spazz about her biological clock and fertility treatments? I guess that might be realistic for some women but to spazz to the point of marrying a man you're not quite in love with? Not so much. ...more
The CurvyJones
Jul 20, 2013 The CurvyJones rated it liked it
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Kay Pratt
Aug 28, 2013 Kay Pratt rated it it was amazing
This was one of the most charming books I have read in a while. How can a bad boy be so good?

You will just have to read this book for yourselves. I thought this was a five star all around great book. The plot that was just right- Not too intricate, crazy but still believable and the characters are loveable. Even bad boy Nicholas Alexander.

Nicholas is a playboy. He's got looks, charm, money and a beautiful woman for each day of the week, but he secretly has fallen for Raina Winters who dumped h
Patti K
Dec 09, 2013 Patti K rated it really liked it
I wanted to hate Nick, given what happened with him in One More Day. But ultimately, I didn't. He grew on me and his love for Raina was sweet. In fact, it went a long way toward explaining why he was so upset about Ridley and Jackson. This is a second chances story, really, and the big obstacle is that Raina is afraid to fall for Nick, who has a reputation for being a ladies man. It was well-deserved, at least until he met Raina and she obliterated all his brain cells, to the point he was simult ...more
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She likes dramatic opera music, staid old men wearing suspenders, claw-foot bathtubs and unexpected surprises.

The thing she likes best is getting to make up stuff for a living.

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