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What Price Paradise

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  6,265 Ratings  ·  468 Reviews
All his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets drunk and sleeps with a woman he barely knows.

Now, six weeks later, she's pregnant, alone, and broke. Once again, Tate must take responsibility for his actions, and makes plans to marry his child's mother. There's only one prob
Paperback, 286 pages
Published May 7th 2009 by Ellora's Cave (first published June 29th 2005)
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Nov 29, 2014 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars

“I love you,” he whispered. “You’ll have the words every day for the rest of our lives.”

After finishing The Sweet Gum Tree, I fell so in love with Ms. Allred's writing that I just had to try another of her books and LOVED this one too!

It has refreshingly smart and functional characters (both individually and as a couple), funny witty dialogue, a steamy romance, some misty eyed moments (but no crying), some moments that made me laugh out loud, a writing style that just sucks you r
This cover is really not the one, but don't do a me and judge by this. It was absolutely amazing.

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Apr 24, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 Stars!

Good story, loved the premise:

Abby is a part-time waitress and nearly homeless, with hardly enough food to feed herself, since she can't find decent work without having a high school diploma. She is also the daughter of the "town whore" who died a few years ago; and even though Abby is still a virgin, most of the people in this small Texas town unfortunately assume she is just like her mother. Depressing, I know.

Tate is a successful and respected rancher who, after the death of his pa
SKH Scarlett is ✿Crazy4 R A I S Y
This book surprised me. What Price Paradise was not what I expected. After reading the blurb I thought it would be an angsty unrequited love with a mix of love triangle. but IT WAS SO MUCH MORE!

At the beginning it was a bit hard for me to get into the story because Tate was a certifiable idiot. He has been in an off and on engagement with his fiancee (Diane) who is cheating on him. The cheating doesn't bothered him and still want to marry this girl. GASP! And then there’s another girl (Abby) wh
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

“Sometimes I want to forget about all the responsibility and do things just for me. Do it because I want it, not because it’s what I need to do.” ~ Tate

When I was browsing last night for my next read, I came across this and said, “meh! Why not?” The blurb sounded good, and I loved Katherine Allred’s Sweet Gum Tree. This could be a very good read. Yea. It was a mistake to start this last night. Since I couldn’t sleep, I started this a little after midnight and kept on reading until 4A
Natasha is a Book Junkie
If you have never picked up a Katherine Allred book, you’ve been missing out. Her stories are like a warm cup of soup on a cold winter’s day - they soothe you, wrap you up in their goodness and leave you smiling.

This is the story of two people brought together by unexpected events but kept together by destiny. Tate is a man solely driven by his responsibilities - responsibilities to a troubled and loveless relationship with a woman who is everything but devoted or faithful to him, to a younger b
Sep 11, 2011 Saly rated it it was amazing
What Price Paradise was a very well done contemporary though the hero did have a responsibility complex.

Tate has yet another fight with his fiancee Diane. They have been together forever but keep breaking up mainly because Diane is wealthy and wants things her way while Tate likes his ranch and looking after his brother Buddy. Then, there is Abby who Tate keeps noticing.

A few weeks before when he ended it with Diane he went to Abby and they spent the night together. It was Abby's first time. Abb
Sep 21, 2015 Vashti rated it it was amazing
This book has popped up a number of times on my feeds along with other books by this
author.I finally decided to read this book and it just ticked off everyone of my boxes on a book that I wanted to read today.It also contains a trope that I really,really hate....yes,you guessed it.....the OW obsessed over by the hero.Usually,I have a deep compelling dislike of the hero over this trope and the hero needs to walk thru burning coals on crushed glass to redeem himelf to me, err the heroine.
At first
“Let me come in, please. I’m tired of being alone.”

Best read for my weekend. **dreamy sigh** Although at first sight, I don't like the book cover but since it is from Ms. Katherine Allred i just ignore it. hahahahahaha

If I'm gonna compare it with The Sweet Gum Tree, both book have a different effects. The first one is so much emotional that you'll cry almost half of the book, while this one was a little lighter.

After one of the many break up of Tate & his long time on & off fiancee
Mar 26, 2015 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2016 Natalie rated it liked it

OMG, what a great read. I did not expect that, I dont know what I expected whhen I started this amazing book, but it wasnt this. Katherine Allred has truly a gift and I am in love with her writing. First the fabulous, fantastic The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred and now this. I`m seriously blown away about how much I loved What Price Paradise . This book gave me the same feeling as The Sweet Gum Tree. It made me happy to read it and I tried to absorb every word. And it also made me feel just as much, that many books cant. Happ
A bit of a tearjerker but a good read. Tate has a one night stand when his fiance breaks up with him and he gets drunk. Tate is all about responsibility and marries Abby when he discovers she is having his baby. Abby has had a rough life and now she's pregnant the only time she ever has sex. Gosh, how did that happen? (lol) Abby is sure that Tate resents her and wants to resume his relationship with his fiance. Anyway, lack of communication and knowing what's best for each other and misreading e ...more
Aug 02, 2014 Ya~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ya~ by: Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
I haven’t read any of Ms. Allred's books before. Total newbie;)

Honestly, the blurb alone could scare me away.
One-night stand. Cheating?
Pregnancy. Raise eyebrow?
He has a fiancé. WTH??!

But this is actually a lovely story with great heroine and supporting characters. What I liked most about this novel is Abby’s character. Her pride and integrity got me fist-pumping. The supporting characters were adorable and hilarious. I did want to punch Tate a few times for his inability to untangle the unheal
Rachel Regina
Dec 01, 2014 Rachel Regina rated it liked it
Shelves: baby, not-a-manwhore
Overall rating: 3.75 stars

I did enjoy this story, but not enough to give it 4 stars, so that's why I rated it right under 4 stars.

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Jul 26, 2014 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic, steamy, feeeeels
“You don’t have to be scared anymore, Abby. We’ll figure something out, I promise. We’re in this together.”

“So what if my life isn’t turning out exactly the way I’d planned? It’s not ruined, it’ll just be different.”

Oh Tate!!! You can see exactly why I love him!!!

Abby is a shy, quiet country girl who finds herself pregnant after a one night stand with Tate, a responsible rancher with a heart of gold, and a regular customer at the bar where she works. And you can tell, from the moment these two
Sophie ♥
From the author of The Sweet Gum Tree...


If you're not sure about reading this one because it's not as acclaimed as The Sweet Gum Tree then I'm going to tell you right now that you will not be disappointed! What Price Paradise definitely lives up to the standard set by The Sweet Gum Tree. It was just as beautifully written (although with slightly less angst involved). This book got me from the very first pages and it had me in its clutches the rest of the way through. The
Sep 17, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet love story! I read The Sweet Gum Tree and decided I loved this author's writing style so much, I needed to read another book by her. This book is different from SGT but definitely a great romance. The issues Tate and Abby had to work through to be together were very emotional and felt realistic. The relationship starts off fast but then slows down as Tate and Abby get to know each other. The sexual tension is hot. I really loved the secondary characters also. I am definit ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
I bought this book after reading the fantastic Sweet Gum Tree and was not disappointed. Although it's not quite as emotionally gripping, Katherine Allred has a way of making you connect emotionally with the characters.

I had read a bit of the summary and was a little leery about the whole possible cheating part but no worries, there is no cheating on the main characters part. Tate was broken up with Diane when he was first with Abby....thank goodness. And that's how the story starts. Tate and Di
Mar 18, 2011 Books&Friends rated it it was amazing
You know you've read a terrific book when two months later it calls you back and you read it all over again - forget about the pile of new books you need to tackle. And you're not disappointed because its just as good as you remembered. Satisfying your wants as a reader on all levels.
This is what I call a keeper.

Jul 23, 2015 Tinsoni rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon...I am rereading some of my favorite scences. Incapable of putting the book down right now.

I had a dream last night about Tate.

How do I start this review???

Ok let me start on why I left everything on my CR and TBR list to start this book. It came highly recommended and it was only $0.99.

I love to explore different authors and take chances with new genres. Most of the time it's a disappointment but sometimes I come across a little gem like this which makes it worthwhile.

Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
4.5 stars

I've had this book in my kindle for two years. Two freakin years! Why oh why did I wait so long to read it!?!
Mar 10, 2013 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I know I am in the minority on this one, but I just didn't care for this book. Frankly, this surprised me since I just absolutely loved The Sweet Gum Tree. When I saw all the great reviews, I didn't hesitate to buy this one. However, the passion and intensity that existed in The Sweet Gum Tree was missing in this one.

The hero's attitude and decisions just didn't make sense. The author portrayed him as being driven by a sense of responsibility, but it felt a lot more complex than that. The autho
Jul 22, 2013 Jenny rated it liked it
Shelves: steamy
Tate and Abby were sweet together and they had chemistry but I wanted to slap him for being so obsessed with Diane! I mean he was his fiancee and they had been together forever but she was a bitch and a serial cheater. He almost lost sweet precious Abby and his baby for a slut. He was a good guy but blind and in denial. So frustrating! 3 stars because Abby is such an adorable heroine :)
Oct 24, 2015 Blair rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review

'Pregnant. The word rang in her head as sweat popped out on her face. Impossible. One time. She had sex one time in her life and this was what happened.' - Inner thoughts of Abby in What Price Paradise

Well you know what they say "It only takes one time" and this statement held truth in this romance. Abby Grayson finds her self an expectant mother to be in this book she is young and known as the daughter of the town whore. So in turn she is also thought to be a whore. B
Jun 23, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Tate is torn in two as he fights against himself between what he wants to do and what he needs to do as it's his responsibility. But maybe what he wants to do and what's his responsibility are both in the same and it's not so bad after all. He just needs to figure out a way to see whats right in front of his eyes, or more importantly, what's been in front of his eyes for a very long time leading up to the events that land him a new family. Maybe a secret little safe place has known what he's
I really liked this book, I felt that I could really relate to Abbie (h) in this story.

Abbie, daughter of the town whore ( people assume the same about her), works at the local bar and is barly making a living. She has had a secret crush on Tate (H) and has watched him and his on again off again fiance when ever they come into the bar. One night after Tate has once again broken it off with Diane (fiance) he shows up at Abbies door needing to be with someone. Abbie lets him in because she's tierd
Serban Georgiana
Oct 31, 2014 Serban Georgiana rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english, adult, kindle
Este a doua carte scrisa de Katherine Allred pe care eu o citesc,si pot spune cu sinceritate ca ador modul ei de a scrie.
Tot timpil citim fictiune,indiferent de gen,tote cartile sunt de fictiune.De dragoste,aventura,actiune,sau unele mult mai fantastice cum ar fi cele paranormale.Unele au o doza mai mica sau mai mare de realitate,dar nu multe dintre ele sunt bine scrise.
Cartile acestei autoare sunt foarte fidele realitatii.Personajele ei sunt simple,dar totodata reusesc cu usurinta sa aiba un im
Rating: 5 stars.
Read date: August 13, 2015

I haven't been invested in the characters I read in many of the books I have been recently reading, however this definitely wasn't one of them. I don't tend to like books that have the hero's POV, however with this one, it really helped me understand our hero more.. Even though sometimes it made me hate him or lose the respect I had for him.

After reading “Diane. Her blonde hair framed the face of an angel and, as always, a surge of emotion washed over h
Aug 27, 2011 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
This was a very good read. You never know sometimes when you buy an ebook online. But the writing was good. The plot made sense and followed well. The characters grew during the course of the book. The romance was sweet and lovely. Not a lot of high drama just a nice romance much better than many Harlequins that are out there today. It was a contemporary romance about a poor girl who ends up pregnant after a one night stand with an engaged man.
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Katherine Allred was born in Arkansas and spent her formative years there learning to love books at her grandfather's knee. When she was five, her mother remarried and moved them to Michigan, where they stayed for the next ten years. At age fifteen, the entire family moved back home to Arkansas, and she's been there ever since, except for brief stints in other countries and states while her hubby ...more
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