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Preview — The Purchased Wife by Michelle Reid
The Purchased Wife (Foreign Affairs)
Xander Pascalis can buy anything...including a wife! At millions of dollars, Helen is lavishly expensive. But Xander thinks he knows a good deal when he sees one....
However, when Helen refuses to share his bed, Xander is forced to take his headstrong wife to his private Greek island to tame her into keeping her marriage vows. He wants value for money: she will give him th...more
However, when Helen refuses to share his bed, Xander is forced to take his headstrong wife to his private Greek island to tame her into keeping her marriage vows. He wants value for money: she will give him the wedding night that, so far, she's denied him....
Another story about the consequences of miscommunication. If ...more
One thing that bugs me is (view spoiler)[the stuff with Vanessa. A) Like you would ever leave your own marriage on the brink of failure to protect your mother's pride. B) Like you would ever say something as ridiculous as "The mother (Vanessa) had the right to be treated with respect if nothing else." Really? Women ...more
I guess I couldn't get past all the death threats and his overall rough treatment of her. I can handle and even be amused by a bunch of BS from these alpha heroes, but threats of violence (or actual violence) is hard for me not to take seriously. I ...more
This MR book is absolutely in my hall of famer simply because it was well written. The emotions of both characters were so vivid that you can feel their anguish. I love the fact that Xander was so possessive that I would probably choke on it if this happens I real life. But I love it on the basis that its only fiction.
First things first, he didn't cheat! The H was older and lived hard/loved hard, the h young and inexperienced, The H had intense feelings for the h but he didn't really know how to "dial it down", so his solution was to remove himself, when he should have been there. Naturally, the h took this as rejection. now throw in a heap of jealousy, lots of angst, accusations of cheating on both sides, secrets and a bunch of family drama, and you have the makings for an inten ...more
He takes her to his private island to seduce her, ready to finally kick-start their marriage. I had a hard time liking him, because I wanted to clobber him in the he ...more
(view spoiler)[And if that boy was her brother how he helped her with her sexuality? (hide spoiler)] Too much unanswered questions were left to hang in the air.["br"]>
So, hang on for a minute while I take this huge milestone in....
Twenty years with almost forty books published or in the pipeline ... I know it isn’t a great average when compared with some ...more