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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  646 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Swept off her feet by the romance of a whirlwind courtship, Angie Townsend is hopeful that her marriage to Owen Sutherland will end the rivalry that has divided their powerful families for years. But when a desperate phone call warns her that the marriage is nothing but a cleverly orchestrated corporate move by her new husband, Angie puts all plans for the wedding night on ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Mira Books (first published 1991)
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April
ummm ... right.

What this book tells me is that every problem in the world can be resolved with sex, even if you specifically say that you don't want it, because your husband just looks at you seductively for, like, two minutes, and you get all hot. Also, that it doesn't matter if your entire family manipulates you and uses your wedding as a publicity stunt for their wedding WITHOUT TELLING YOU. Oh, and that your husband will most likely discover he loves you while in the midst of a heated famil
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Renana
JAK before feminism became trendy.
Chauvinistic, arrogant male hero and bashful, insecure female. He pushes her around and basically calls all the shots. Her only claim to fame is being able to manipulate the guy with her feminine wiles. Shameful. I realize this book was written before heroines could be independent, sexual, successful and intelligent in their own right, but it still makes me angry to read a book that celebrates a woman's utter submission to her husband's wills. Yes, sure, he's a
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rivka
2.5 stars

Definitely an early Krentz -- the plot and characters are considerably less nuanced than her later works, and the book's climax is sudden and less than completely believable.
LJ
WEDDING NIGHT - Okay
Krentz, Jayne Ann - Harlequin Romance

He was tall, dark and eligible…

Hotel magnate Owen Sutherland was the last man Angie Townsend expected to marry. After all, his family had been feuding with hers for years. But in three short months, Owen convinced her to be his wife. Angie loved him . . . or so she thought.

On her wedding night it became clear that Owen's motives were questionable. The ardent bridegroom was eager to consummate their union--but even more eager to consummate
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Ayu Wirdha
Angie seorang yg romantis, ceria, impulsif sangat gembira ketika Owen melamarnya untuk menikah. masa pacaran yg singkat & jarang ketemu tidak menghalangi Angie untuk menerima lamaran tersebut. Setelah pernikahan, Angie mengetahui kalau maksud Owen menikahinya adalah untuk memuluskan merger perusahaan hotel milik Owen dan ayah Angie.

Angie yg marah akhirnya membuat keputusan utk menunda malam pertama (krn Angie masih virgin) & melakukan bulan madu bersama keluarga Owen (yg aneh & beran
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Ashley
I was away from home for a night and was stuck without much to do. This was on a shelf and seemed like the best option.
I wasn't impressed. It smacked of that old-style writing where the men are asses and the woman are spineless damsels.
I knew who Krentz was, but this was my first encounter with her books and I think to date, my last.
I don't remember how this played out and I can't recall if the guy ended up being a good guy or bad, but I have my money on it being a happily-ever-after type end
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Acil Sie
Jun 29, 2014 Acil Sie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Netha
The Wedding night
cerita ttg perseteruan 2 keluarga yg bermula dari salah paham
townsend & sutherland
pada dasarnya aq paling suka dengan tokoh ceweq yg memiliki pribadi kuat
jadi buku ini jelas ku suka karna tokoh ceweqnya kuat
terjebak ditengah2 keluarga suami barunya yg sangat membenci keluarganya
juga dengan suasana yg berbanding terbalik dengan suasana keluarganya...saat honeymoon lagi
kalo aq diposisi itu dah ngamuk2 ga karuan deh hehehheheee

Maria
Another marriage with communication problems, this one is fun to read as Owen and Angie work out their misunderstandings and deal with two very different families. Angie and Owen couldn't be more opposite, but that makes the inevitable confrontations interesting as Owen, cool and logical, tries to understand and deal with impulsive, imaginative Angie. Somehow they both get on the same track at last and work together to get the families on track, too.
Kami
This is the most sexiest,annoying,horrjblest book ever. If i could give half of a star I would. This book pissed me off the whole way through. You have go to be kidding me. The main male character was sexiest rude asshole. And the main female dont get me started she just gave ijn let him control her life. What happened to a good strong independent female lead. Disgusted.
Jadzia
Another one of those where the heroine is seemingly naive, but in truth just trusts those who she loves and in her trust and feminine belief of goodness of her man she fixes his relations with his family and they all live happily ever after. A little bit more boring than some of Krentz's stories.
Ewa
Jan 12, 2014 Ewa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: iv
3,5 stars
Jessica
There were some funny scenes, but the premise made both the hero and the heroine seem TSTL and the story never quite let me get past that initial impression. Not one of JAK's better works.
Qing
Typical chick lit., but it was kinda funny and it wasn't badly written - quite enjoyable actually.
Diane
One of my least favorite of Krentz's work so far.
Not enough character development, no suspense.
Pat Cromwell
I wanted to really like it. But something was missing ....
Primadonna
The male protagonist just ticks me off.
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre
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