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Wife by Agreement

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When Ethan Kemp proposed to Hannah, the whole world was shocked including Hannah! She was out of his league, everyone said so. Ethan was a man of the world, and she was his unsophisticated nanny....

But Ethan knew that practical Hannah would be a most convenient wife until he discovered that his shy bride had hidden passions. Intrigued, he wanted their wedding agreement to

Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2147, 192 pages
Published December 2000 by Harlequin Books (first published November 1998)
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I loved this book. This is a marriage of convenience story and I don't normally love that theme but this one was so well done. Hannah was the nanny to Ethan's two kids and to make sure she didn't leave them to get married, he married her. They have been married for one year and things are comfortable, Hannah looks after the kids while Ethan goes to work(he's a barrister), they don't have much interaction. Hannah thinks that Ethan is still in love with his deceased wife because of many things but ...more
Aug 13, 2015 Jenny rated it did not like it
Shelves: heroine-i-hated

First half of the book was great. Sweet, lovable characters, funny and interesting. Then it all went downhill. When heroine lost her baby she was so cold about it. She even called her dead child a collection of cells. The fight scene ruined everything. They hurt each other so much and heroine was so cruel and mean! The assassination of a good heroine.
This one worked real well for me. I love a good marriage of convenience story. I liked the way that once the hero noticed the heroine he pretty much fell completely under her spell. She had been all quiet and unassuming but when she got tired of that and started showing her real self, he fell in love with her. The characterizations were lovely and the dialog was bright and fresh. There was some angst and a bit of groveling. The sex scenes were sweet and emotional. Just an all around good story. ...more
Apr 01, 2016 Rogetwhi rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!!!
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Pamela Fernandes
Sep 23, 2015 Pamela Fernandes rated it really liked it
Hannah was the nanny till Ethan Kemp proposes she become his wife and look after his children. Its a gradual coming of age for Hannah who is 23 and Ethan is 36. The age gap was a little off putting, but otherwise the pair are wary for each other. I'm surprised that each was oblivious to the other's presence for over a year. They slowly develop a relationship with suspicion. I like that Ethan's conversations are direct, blunt and without the mind games. He's a lawyer and so deals with everything ...more
Mar 24, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book but Hannah should have gotten fed up with Ethan's crap with in six months of being married to him but where would the that leave this story line.
Aug 16, 2015 Nenya rated it liked it
Pretty much a 4 star read. I took off one star because H was a little too cruel to h when he believed his deceased wife's mother's lies. Apparently if you don't want an ow, or the ow has a short stint (like Miranda here), the deceased wife's mother can play the vicious, manipulative vamp, suitably contrite afterwards.
This manga version in my opinion wasn't as good as the original version (book) it felt a little too rushed at times and I didn't feel connected to the characters as I would if I was reading it. The artwork was nice although I have to complain about Hannah's appearance and her transformation, because in my opinion she looked better before she had her transformation. Also a few minor changes were also made in the manga version but the storyline still remained the same. Overall it was a good and en ...more
Aruna Nandigama
Oct 11, 2013 Aruna Nandigama rated it liked it
Wife BY agreement is a wonderful book written by Kim Lawrence which is about the emotional journey of a woman.

The prime characters are quite catching and the book flows like river.
Sep 03, 2014 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent read. I thought the end was a little over-the-top angsty (and I like angst!), but still, a satisfying story.
May 26, 2012 LoveRomance rated it really liked it
Shelves: harlequin
This HP pulled my heart-strings more than usual. Lots of emotion, better developed characters, and just a delight.
Oct 28, 2012 Gwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: azur
Un très bon Azur !
J'ai beaucoup aimé cette histoire et les personnages.
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Though lacking much authentic Welsh blood, Kim Lawrence comes from English-Irish stock. She was born and brought up in North Wales. She returned there when she married, and her sons were both born on Anglesey, an island off the coast. Though not isolated, Anglesey is a little off the beaten track, but lively Dublin, which Kim loves, is only a short ferry ride away. Today they live on the farm her ...more
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