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Countering His Claim

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Passion sets sail in USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Bailey's tale of high-stakes inheritance

Never be distracted by a woman is hotel magnate Luke Marlow's golden rule, especially when the woman just inherited half his late uncle's luxury cruise liner. But ship's doctor Della Walsh is the exception. Her dignified beauty ignites Luke's desire despite his suspicions. Even
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Amore a bordo della Cora Mae

L’amore è qualcosa che si desidera a costo di ogni cosa, anche se le delusioni sono state tante. È così che arriva la seconda occasione per Della e Luke. Leim medico di bordo. Lui, milionario e armatore navale.
Tre settimane a bordo di una nave da crociera di lusso e il sogno si realizza e sembra che tutto accada con naturalezza e semplicità e, forse, è davvero così o lo può essere, visto che entrambi i protagonisti, di questo romanzo, hanno avuto più di un’occasione p
Nas Dean
Apr 07, 2014 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing

COUNTERING HIS CLAIM by USA Today Bestselling author Rachel Bailey is a Harlequin Desire release for October 2013.

Luke Marlow is not happy to learn that his inheritance is shared by someone else. His uncle left which rightfully belonged to him to his doctor Delia Walsh.

And Delia is not ready to sell him her share. Especially when she finds out that Luke wanted to anchor the cruise ship and turn it into a hotel. She asks for time from Luke to sway him to her way of thinking. Meanwhile the chemist
Oct 23, 2013 Desere rated it it was amazing
Imagine going to a will reading and instead of you inheriting what you wanted you only get half of it!

Feelings of let down, unfair, I have to fix this somehow all start running around and can take their toll on you if you don't then and there decide what you will or will not do to let the situation work in your favor.

In the new read from the always brilliant Rachel Bailey, she takes hero let-me-set -sail-with-your-body Luke and how he plans to go about getting the entire ship of his late uncle
Sep 04, 2013 Helen rated it it was amazing
This such a great story set on a cruise ship sailing the South Pacific with a very wounded heroine Della physically and emotionally scared she prefers life as the ships Doctor on The Cora Mae but when her friend and owner passes away and she meets his nephew Luke who also has emotional problems from his past this tory hots up they are drwan to each other but it takes a lot for them to come to terms with their growing love. This is a great sensual and emotional story I loved it.
Sep 19, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book with emotional growth on the parts of both Della and Luke. Della has been the ship's doctor for two years, ever since the death of her husband. She is physically and emotionally scarred and intends to lead a celibate life. She refuses to open herself up to the pain of that kind of loss again. She became good friends with the ship's owner and was there for him during his final illness. Luke is Patrick's nephew and has scars of his own. After family issues and a bad marriage, his mo ...more
Sep 15, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Countering his claim was a very satisfying read. Let me count all the great things about this story. Della, the doctor heroine, and Luke, the entrepreneur hero, are engaging- I wanted them to find their happy ending. Of course, it wasn’t clear how they were going to do this, given their nicely opposed goals! They’ve each inherited half of a cruise ship. Luke, the nephew of the deceased owner, expected to inherit it all and had plans to anchor it and run it as a hotel. Della, the ship’s doctor, c ...more
Sep 30, 2013 bombay_sapphire rated it it was amazing
I loved this story.

Luke and Della both had locked their hearts and emotions away after each experiencing tragedies of their own. Him being shipped off to boarding school from his parents, shut out after the death of his sister and enduring a horrible marriage to a woman who only wanted him to further her own interests, with only his uncle Patrick giving him some sort of love/affection. Her from recovering from the scars both physical and emotional she was left with after her husband was murdered
Jun 11, 2014 EB rated it it was ok
Really more of a 2.75. Way way sweeter and lovelier than I expected. And FINALLY a hero in a Harlequin that is just ... respectful and nice and understanding and supportive.
Sandy Bartles
Sep 08, 2013 Sandy Bartles rated it it was amazing
Della Walsh is a widowed doctor aboard a luxury cruise liner. Luke Marlow is the nephew of the late owner of the ship and he has come aboard for the reading of his uncle's will. Imagine their surprise when they discover his uncle left 50 percent of the ship to each of them. Luke wants to dock the ship and make it into another hotel for his empire. Della believes his uncle would have preferred to keep the ship afloat. Go on the journey as they each try to persuade the other to their point of view ...more
Nov 15, 2013 Tami rated it it was amazing
I love this story! Della is very lovable and Luke grows on you:). Definitely recommend this book to anyone.
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