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You Belong to Me (Cardinia's Royal Family #2)

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In all the world, no man exists who can tame Alexandra Rubilov. A fiery and beautiful free-thinker, Alex's steadfast refusal to marry has frustrated her hapless father. And so he creates a "long-forgotten" agreement and sends his rebellious daughter away, ly maintaining that Alexandra has been promised since childhood to the handsome, insufferable libertine whom she must n...more
Mass Market Paperback, 422 pages
Published April 3rd 2001 by Avon (first published 1987)
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Eastofoz
Jan 07, 2009 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers looking for a "clean" love/hate romance
This is a pretty good love/hate story that goes right up to the bitter end of the novel but works and doesn’t get redundant. Vasili and Alexandra do a great job at being odious to each other making for some great sexual tension.

The story goes that they are bound by a supposed prearranged contract between their fathers when they were children to marry. She doesn’t want to lose her independence by getting married and he’s a lothario so getting married is the last thing he wants to do. They are fo...more
Nisha
I thought I liked this the first time I read it. But after reading it a 2nd time and reading the first book of the series, I fell in love with Vasili and Alex all over again.

This is the basic love-hate, forced betrothal, rake hero, tough heroine type of story. Unlike most HR, this one takes place in Russia and Cardinia (fictional country), yet I loved the characters too much to be turned off from the change in setting. Vasili, aka the peacock (Tatiana and my favorite nickname), aka Petroff as A...more
Melannie :)
I reaaaaaally REAAAAALLY like this book,
I read it by the time I was like 13, (five years ago)
and I still remeber almost the whole book,
the story is very entretaining and I *adore* the characters(:

I really liked Once a Princess (first in the series), when I read it I couldn't wait for a book based on Vasili BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, HE WAS THE MOST INTERESTING CHARACTER, and when I finally got my hands on his own story!, I loved it, it was waaay more entretaining than the first one in the series.

I...more
Jaimey
Nov 23, 2008 Jaimey rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one, really
Quite a bit better than Once a Princess but still not that great. The "hero", Vasili is a male whore, to be blunt. And apparently, this isn't his fault because of the fact that he's so handsome, women throw themselves at him. What is a poor, helpless man to do? What else but catch a few...hundred. That's just plain disgusting. Maybe it was the idea that when a female offers, a rich handsome man cannot possibly refuse her favors. And yet, despite all this bed-hopping, Vasili is somehow still appe...more
Crisel Blenda

The story is very simple. Despite its simplicity, readers would enjoy the entertaining exchange of charades between the two characters. The wittiness of the heroine and the seduction prowess of the hero is a perfect combination that would really entertain readers.



The weaving of the plots and characters are also good. The author also did a good job in creating a strong and independent heroine. The heroine may have her own flaws, but it was to make her character more realistic. Furthermore, the t

...more
Diar Dwi Oktasari
dibanding seri pertamanya once a princess, saya lebih suka yang ini.
Vasili, yang dari awal sudah ada di seri pertamanya, dari situ aja saya sudah bisa mendapat gambaran kalau dia lelaki cantik. Dan saat tahu di seri kedua nyeritain dia, saya langsung histeris.
Disini, vasili, (playboy ga ketulungan, dari awal novel ini aja, adegan dia muncul udah sangat menggambarkan dia playboy sejati. Duhh...) berniat dijodohkan dengan alexandra, putri sahabat ayahnya yang sudah meninggal. perjodohan itu juga a...more
Judy
Book 2: You Belong to Me
Vasili was a ladies man. He was so good looking that they came to him like bees on honey. Most women, his cousin Stephan's wife, Tanya, did not like him much. Alex is happy with his life, he has his mistresses around town and enjoys his single life. But it seems his mother has something different in mind for him.
Alexandria's dad wants her married. She had met an Englishman seven years ago but he never returned for her. At twenty-five her dad decides to fake a betrothal ag...more
Funzee Shu
Hmm.....
asli bingung mau komen gimana dan mau kasih bintang berapa.....
Apa harapan gw kelewat tinggi ya ma ni buku ??

Awalnya menarik sih, gw menikmatin banget 'adu muLut' antara VasiLi & Alex, dialognya asik...
Ya gemes, sebeL, ya lucu, konyoL juga liat apa yg mereka lewatin bersama selama perjalanan dari Rusia ke Cardinia.....

Cuman gw kok ngerasa ada yang kurang dari cerita ini,entah apanya...
Pas kelar baca semalem, gw ngerasa "Loh ? kok udah kelar ? Udah,cuma gitu aja ?"

Brasa lagi panas2nya...more
Quinky
Alex is the most kick ass heroine in the regency-romance catagory I've ever read. She wears breeches, rides a horse astride, eats with her hands, has her own mind, and doesn't hesitate to use a whip to anyone who hurts her babies-which are her horses. She's got Vasili wraped around her little fingers :) And I love all the bantering in this book, because for once we've got a heroine equally matched, if not more. It's really funny to see the characters out do each other to get one of them to break...more
Shelley
You Belong to Me is a wonderful story, and it is a sequel to Once A Princess. While I didn't particularly like Once A Princess, You Belong To Me is a story worthy of more than one reading.

Alexandra Rubliov and Vasili Petroff are forced to honour a betrothal agreement that their fathers 'supposedly' arranged. Neither are happy about it and do their damndest to get the other to break their engagement. Set in the Ukraine and Cardinia in 1836, you can just imagine the expolsive tempers that they bot...more
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BETRAYED
In all the world, no man exists who can tame Alexandra Rubliov. A fiery and beautiful free-thinker, Alex's steadfast refusal to marry has frustrated her hapless father. And so he creates a "long-forgotten" agreement and sends his rebellious daughter away -- falsely maintaining that Alexandra has been promised since childhood to the handsome, insufferable libertine whom she must now accompany to his homeland to wed.

BETROTHED
Dismayed to find himself suddenly engaged, Count Vasi...more
Quita
Really enjoyed this book! It was exciting to see the interaction between Vasili and Alex. Despite the fact that they fought and hated each other throughout most of the story, the change into a loving relationship was pleasant to witness and very entertaining. Alex stuck to her guns despite her attraction towards him whereas heroines in other novels similar to this often succumb far sooner. Despite the ways Vasili was such an ass, there was never a doubt that he suited Alex and was meant to be wi...more
Brittany
In this book You follow both Alexandra, and vasili as they push eachother to their limits in everyway possible. As they but heads trying to make the other give up and end thier betrothal they not only annoy and disgust the other but they also disgust themselves by thier acctions and for some reason thier unfathomable attraction for eachother!
The characters are well devloped and you are able to come to love and feel for them as they carry on in this funny, yet romantic tale.
I consider this ve...more
Sabrina Sam
I really enjoyed the humor in this book. I love how strong-willed the heroine was, although I did wish HE would have shown more jealously than she. I did think, however, that the ending was a little too rush. I would have liked to seen more of how Vasili and Alex came to love each other. It's true, they did fight a lot, and when they didn't, they barely spent time with each other; so it was a little confusing when the libertine Vasili fell in love with Alex. Despite that though, I liked the book...more
Darsel
To be honest I bought this book because its on sale. I never am a fan of historical romance. but actually this book is not too historic it made me fell in love with this book.
although its quite cliche like vasili's feeling bloomed etc it still gave me goosebumps for good. its quite funny how vasili adored alex's boobs and told the reader over and over again lol
Joyshannel
So, I've read this book twice and both times I was impressed with it... I love the strength of the female lead and the lengths she goes to to achieve her goals. I love the male lead and his stubbornness as he maneuvers through the maze of ploys they both use to attain their ends.

Great book! good story. A definite must read.
Trea
This is the sequel to Once a Princess, centering on Vasili from that story. He's a known womanizer being forced to marry a hoyden of a girl named Alex. So what do they both decide to do? Act like spoiled brats and do everything possible to make them undesirable to the other person so that they'll cry off and the arranged marriage is ended. They have a month long journey in which to accomplish this, and yet they spend most of the time being nasty to one another, leaving little time to get to know...more
Michelle Connolly
There were a few bits near the end that I didn't quite like, but all in all this was a great read. I loved the characters and the chemistry between them, and I just couldn't put it down.
I'd highly recommend it.
Nichole Dawn Romero
I love this book it's one I've read over and over. The characters are funny and fun. They really come to life.
Pingle McCloud
pas baca series ini bacanya berurutan, baca yg kesatu dl baru yg ini.
disini nyeritain Vasili, sepupu n pengawal pribadinya King Stefan, hero di Cardinia's Series 1.

setelah Stefan mendapatkan pengantinnya di buku kesatu, sekarang giliran Vasili yg mendapatkan istri.
diceritain klo Vasili ditunangkan dengan cew Rusia.
tentu saja sang adonis Vasili yg seorang plaboy sejati, menolak untuk dijodohkan. Vasili harus menjemput tunangannya dari Rusia bwt dibawa ke Cardinia. ternyata Alexandra seorang gadi...more
Bookworm
I always like to find a nice historical romance and as I surfed the array of Nook Books available with my new Nook, I found You Belong to Me by Johanna Lindsey. This is a new to me author but I have seen her name before and I decided to give her a shot.

I hadn't realized that Once a Princess is the first in this two book set. The characters from the first installment are included in this one, but the author does a good job at giving enough detail to be able to follow along. Though this is a stand...more
Marie
Bintang 4.
Buku ke2 seri Cardinia's Royal.

Pertunangan rekayasa yg akhirnya menjadi kenyataan...

Seorang ayah yg putus asa melihat putrinya yg sudah cukup umur, memiliki paras yg rupawan belum juga menikah hanya karena sang putri lebih suka dengan kehidupannya yg bahagia dan bebas. Putrinya ini adalah seorang gadis yg tomboi dan selalu mengurus sendiri kuda kuda peliharaannya layaknya bayinya sendiri. Selain itu putrinya ini juga memiliki hobi yg aneh, suka ikut pacuan kuda. Memutuskan untuk mereka...more
Megan
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Hanna0831
This is probably one of the worst books I've read. And I definitely wasn't expecting a book from Johanna Lindsey to be disappointing since I'm quite fond of her stories. I feel like I wasted a lot of time, for me there was no chemistry between Alex and Vasili. They've barely had a decent conversation together and in the end they fall for each other? I mean come on!

Alex was annoying. Her antics to change Vasali's mind to call off their betrothal was at first amusing, but it became quite annoying...more
Veronica Widya
honestly, the book is quite ok, just like the other romance book.
perhaps vasili is playboy and love to playing with many girls,but althoughfinally vasili try to be loyal with alex and just love alex, but still.. there's something that not fit into.
That book only told that Vasili love Alex's breast and just wanna her body, wanna making love with her. well, its quite annoying me.
I want Vasilli really love her Alex, not because her body and cause something from Alex that could satisfied her.
sometim...more
Nelly
Setelah membaca buku The Devil Who Tamed Her, saya menemukan buku ini di kantor. Nggak suka suka amat sama buku Johanna Lindsey, tapi berhubung baru habis bacaan dan belum sempat ke toko buku, saya baca juga, deh, buku ini.

Setelah membaca, saya lebih suka buku yang saya baca sebelumnya, tuh. Buat saya, buku ini agak nanggung dan nggak klimaks. Tapi, yah, tipikal Lindsey, tokoh utamanya pasti dari benci menjadi cinta. Emosinya lebih dapat di The Devil Who Tamed Her.

Saya memang bukan pencinta ceri...more
Princhesta
Pertentangan sifat keduanya; Vasili yang sedikit manja, sedangkan Alex pemberani, cuek, senang dengan pacuan kuda bahkan sering menghabiskan waktunya dengan kuda-kudanya di istal. Vasili yang terkenal dengan istilah penakluk wanita kewalahan menghadapi tingkah Alex.

Yang menarik dari cerita ini adalah pertengkaran mereka sepanjang perjalanan.

So far, this book is very enjoyed to read.. apalagi mengikuti pertengkarannya mereka.

Review lengkapnya disini:
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Julie
good read had a few funny places
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“Another step had her backed up against the wall, and he braced his arms on both sides of her. "I'm beginning to look forward to this marriage, just so I can spend the rest of my life making you miserable."
Alexandra was too angry to be intimidated.
"Misery loves company, sweetheart," she shot back. "So don't think I'll be suffering mine alone." She slipped out from under his arm and marched out the door.”
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“I'm sorry I stood there like a half-wit, Count Petroff," she told him matter-of-factly, "but I was a bit--surprised. After all, it's not everyday that I see a man who's prettier than I am."
(Alexandra)”
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