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Wife: Bought and Paid for

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Penny is stuck: her ex-boyfriend Solo Maffeiano owns half her family home, yet she needs to pay off a barrage of debts left by her late father. She has no choice but to agree to Solo's offer: he will pay the debts and restore the dilapidated mansion where they will live - if Penny becomes his wife! She will be his wife, bought and paid for - and he wants a wife in every se ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published November 1st 2002)
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This is a typical Baird - much older (by 16 yrs) sexy lecher preys on falls in love with the just-barely-over-jailbait heroine. Unfortunately, she falls thru his grasp and he has to wait 4 yrs before he gets her at the advanced age of 22, all "bought and paid for". Yes, I know the title is redundant.

Despite what some may imply, I did NOT read this bk because of the title. Nope, I read this because the hero has the most awesomest hero name I've ever come across after (the aptly named thick as a)
This is a fast, nice read but it wasn't a memorable read for me. Actually I was reading page 23 when I remembered I have read this story before but even then I couldn't remember anything specific about it so I re-read it.

The relationship was full of misunderstanding. She was young and naive when they first met and in my opinion remained very young mentally and naive when they married four years later. That could be due to the fact that she was either studying at Oxford or taking care of her new
This is one of those quick fun reads....The hero is very typical of JB heroes...dashing, good looking, a bit ruthless, but head over heels for the heroine. The only one that doesn't seem to know how the hero feels, is the heroine. So we get to watch them dance around each other as they passionately try to figure out each other's feelings.

My only negative on this book is related to the age issues. Typically, I don't mind that heroes can be almost twice the age of the heroines. After all, "Love"
awesome read ! jacqueline baird writes the hottest heroes, bewitching, intriguing n so much in love wid the heroine. solo was doomed the minute he saw a picture of penelope havenshaw in a magazine! just imagine, he fell in lust wid a kid lol. he was mad 4 her! dat one sentence summarises the entire book.dat was what the book was all abt. how he worked hard n was even devious 2 obtain what he wants. this was one hot read ! these 2 set the sheets on fire!wid penny's stunning blond beauty, perfect ...more
Good story, strong heroine and one very sexy but vulnerable alpha hero. Lots of misunderstandings but a lovely ending to a well written book. Couldn't put this down! (So glad his "mistress" was actually his sister)
Young virgin heroine is quickly attracted to wealthy & attractive Italian Hero who was drawn to her upon seeing a picture of her in a magazine & sees her as his perfect wife. When she overhears his motives for marrying her, she's hurt & decides to reject him by letting him think she has another BF. Four years later, she feels pressured to marry him as way of keeping her family estate, when she finds out Hero half owns it & realizes she still loves him but can't let him know for f ...more
A good old fashioned bodice ripper!! Lol
Solo, the alpha male hero is all pumped up on ultra testosterone. Me man, you woman!

Poor heroine Penny only wanted to save her family home and take care of her baby brother after her father and stepmother died in a railway accident. Only to learn that Solo owns half of her house. Now to save herself from bankruptcy, she is forced to marry him and his over abundance of testosterone.

It's an old book but so much fun to read. Today's authors may want to cons
Solo Maffeiano owns half of Penny's family home, yet she needs to pay off debts left by her late father. She has no choice but to agree to Solo's offer: he will pay the debts, restore the dilapidated mansion, where they will live -- if Penny becomes his wife!

She will be his wife, bought and paid for -- and he wants a wife in every sense of the word. Penny knows she's still in love with Solo -- but isn't their marriage just a sham?
Stacie Cregg
I feel like the lead male character spent nine-tenths of the book bullying and mistreating the heroine. The characters were unlikable; Solo is cruel, coercive, manipulative, and intimidating. Penny is naive, foolish, and weak-minded. I know this is just a Harlequin novel and it's not meant to be taken so seriously, but what's the point if I don't even like the characters, let alone root for them as a couple?
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April Brookshire
The hero's nickname was Solo and the song Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo kept playing in my head while reading this. Except it had a different meaning.

This was interesting, the hero was a bit of a sociopath in his previously unfeeling ways.

Good, but could've been better.
El argumento te hace creer que el que mueve Marco es la venganza, pero no lo es y tu lo descubres muy pronto. Así, te pones de parte de Marco y como también sabes todo de Penny, la lectura resulta en algo más romántico que lo corriente en los libros con esa clase de historias.
Maybe 3.5 stars. This started out pretty well, but it just wasn't grabbing me by the middle/end of it. It was decent, but I just wasn't that emotionally invested.
their age difference is a bit creepy i suppose but personally,i loved solo & penny.
Your review made me read this one and I am glad I did. thanks!
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Jacqueline Baird was born on the 1st of April at home in a small village Northumbria, England, UK, where she raised. She went to the local village school, and later an all-girls' grammar school where she passed the University of Oxford General Certificate of Education in various subjects. On leaving school she joined the civil service in the then Post Office department.

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