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The Trophy Wife

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  178 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Reduced to selling heirlooms to keep from losing her family's plantation, Elizabeth Stanton receives an unexpected proposal from Maxwell Reardon--a proposal which would solve her financial problems. However, Elizabeth and Maxwell get more than they bargained for. Original.
Paperback, 377 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Mira Books
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
I can quite understand why this book got such extreme reviews.
It has a moc story served just the way I love it. A super hot uber-alpha H who has crawled his way up to his millions by sheer grit, and a cool classy southern heiress who has lost her millions but not her mettle. So with this moc he helps her out financially and she helps him get into the super tight snooty Houston society.

The chemistry and sex is super sizzling hot- thanks mostly to the H. The ‘hello wife’ consummation sex in the s
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Linda
The Trophy Wife reminded me of some of Jayne Krentz's older contemporary romances. The alpha male with all his possessiveness: gruff one moment and sweetly endearing the next. The strong female who was slightly clueless but only when necessary to the storyline. And some hot, hot moments. The words, "Hello, wife", come to mind. Lastly, there was a decent amount of suspense.

I would have given the romance a higher rating except that Ms. Gray had Maxwell conveniently and candidly disappear when Eli
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ElaineY
Jul 06, 2008 ElaineY rated it did not like it
The story's premise was fine. Convenient marriage, rich man looking for entree to high society. The phrasing reminded me of the regencies I used to read as a schoolgirl and it was as if Ms Gray was, indeed, writing a historical romance but forgot to change the dates.

I agree with the Amazon reviewers who gave this book 2 stars. I would have given it that at least if not for that hit-man. After finishing the book (I must have been in a good mood) I am puzzled as to why Ms Gray would create a chara
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Charlie Richards
Absolutely riveting!

I can't begin to count the number of times I've read this book. I love Elizabeth's quiet dignity, sturdy backbone, and unwavering loyalty to those she cares about. Her relationship with Mimi is an absolute hoot and shows from where some of her characteristics developed. The way she responds to and eventually accept's Max's proposition, as well as how she deals with the man, is absolute entertainment.

When Max makes the marriage proposition, he has no idea the chain of events h
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Virginia
Jan 03, 2012 Virginia rated it really liked it
Ok certain romances are like candy to me. This one is a like bite of dark chocolate. I have probably read it 3 times over the years. I've read other books by Gray but they do not give me the same feeling. I'm not sure what it is but I love this book which is really just a romance with a tiny bit of mystery. I love the hero and heroine and their romance. It's the perfect rainy day romance.
Cheryl Medley
Mar 01, 2008 Cheryl Medley rated it really liked it
Great book

I read this story many years ago. Came across my paperback copy yesterday which led me to see if I could get it on my eReader. Glad to find it in this format. Storyis just as good upon rereading. I highly recommend it.
Birgit
die letzten zehn seiten waren zwar besser aber das konnte die seifenoper davor nicht wieder gut machen :/
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Fantastic! It is a book I take off my shelf to read again and again.
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Ginna sold her first novel in 1983, after winning the Golden Heart Award, given by Romance Writers of America for the best unpublished novel in a category. She has been working as a full-time writer ever since. When she finishes her current contracts, Ginna will have written 33 books. She has also given many lectures and writing workshops, and judged in writing contests.

A native Texan, Ginna lived
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