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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  274 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Lia had turned her back on her rich aristocratic family. But now she needs their help to save her daughter. Their response - to sell her off to the highest bidder. Damian Marquez prizes Lia’s blue blood – he was stripped of his own title at birth. Lia is the perfect brood-mare, who can provide him with an heir – and a spare!

But, as the wedding night looms, Lia knows the t

Paperback, Harlequin Presents #2484, 187 pages
Published August 2005 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2005)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Lia suffers from a secret shame that has stolen her womanhood, and made her unable to enjoy sexual intimacy. It destroyed her marriage, because her husband couldn't stand not being able to make love to his wife. All Lia has left is her beloved daughter, whose heart condition, could shorten or end her life. She swallows her pride, and asks her grandfather, a proud, Spaniard noble, for the money to pay for her daughter's surgery. He gives her an ultimatum, she can marry the man he's selected for h ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I enjoy Lucy Monroe’s books, so decided to read Blackmailed Into Marriage when I was going through my Mills & Boon/Harlequin bookcase – yes I have one dedicated to my favorite books…in my bedroom. Nothing like getting a “dose” of romance before falling asleep!!!

Halfway through this book and I’m thinking…no, this is too ridiculous…I do not like this story at all!!! Let me tell you some of the things that just “grated”:

The hero – Damian Marquez is handsome, rich and always gets what he wants a
Lia turned her back on her family years ago eloping with a young man and going to the US to live. Her husband dies and she is forced to return to Italy and ask for help from her grandfather to save her daughter from a congenital heart condition. Her first marriage was not a happy one because she suffers from a medical problem which prohibits her from enjoying the physical aspects of marriage. In order to get the money she needs to treat her daughter's medical condition, she must marry her grandf ...more
Wow, a wonderful man. So hard to find an actual "hero" as the hero in an HP! So many are actually backward cavemen who don't really value women for themselves, just as commodities filling the traditional role of pure, untouched, non-working devoted slave-doormat-wife. This hero values heroine as a person...his devotion and patience and intelligence made him so strong and powerful. And incredibly sexy. It helped his likeability that the blackmailing (which was particularly egregious here) was don ...more
Feb 05, 2012 Kay rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I really enjoyed this story. Especially the way it deals with sexual dysfunction. So many woman suffer from various forms of sexual dysfunction and our society, especially in more religious sectors does not want to know or talk about it and the woman is pretty much blamed for everything. Lucy is so right, the silence must not continue.
Fabulous Read.... d:)

Kudos to Ms. Monroe for tackling such a sensitive subject. I think she portrayed the h in a realistic manner, most woman who suffer such issues, do indeed, feel a sense of shame and how it can erode confidence and self-esteem. I absolutely loved the H, his patience, and caring encouraged the h to be open with him. I loved that he took the initiative to find as much information as he could, never made her feel less of a woman, and considered "the treatment" a form of true int
Tonya Warner
A very touching story dealing with a very delicate subject matter. The fear of admitting she had a problem to Damien was almost as bad as the issue to Lia. Dealing with a sexual dysfunction with a sexual intriguing and desirable man mad it seem worse. The fact that he was willing to help work with her and deal with it together made him a truly honorable man.

Lia Kennedy has turned to her grandfather for help in raising the money needed to treat her daughter's damaged heart. The price for the sur
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This novel is interesting. I love the fact that the heroine has an unusual medical condition (vaginarimus or something like that, which prevents her from having intercourse) and that we get to see how it has affected her psychologically (it has destroyed her previous marriage and her vision she has of herself and her femininity and sexuality). However, I got the impression that it was just there to create angst and a good reason for the heroine to oppose the marriage of convenience so violently ...more
This is half sweet and mellow romance half after-school special.

To like: A considerate, caring hero who actually likes to talk about things; real conversations; no big misunderstandings, after the initial one gets cleared up rather quickly; a tad unusual and different sex scenes due to the heroine's medical condition.

Not to like: the heroine is nice and pleasant and comes to her own at the end, but is just a tiny bit pale; it's once again the hero who saves the day knowing more about the women'
Blackmailed into Marriage by Lucy Monroe is a story surrounding Lia, a single mother trying to deal with her daughter's illness, and Damien, a Spaniard rejected by his father for being illegitimate and desperate for a title so society will finally accept him. Together, they can give each other what they want. Damien has the money to help Lia pay for the surgery her daughter requires and Lia can give Damien the title he desires. Blackmailed into Marriage is your typical romance story where two ch ...more
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This was a good read. I really liked the way the story was shaped around a sensitive subject.

Damian was every bit a man confident in his sexuality, but was patient and understanding enough to meet the needs of his wife. It was wonderful how his actions made Lia appreciate herself and therefore, give herself more fully to her husband.

Lia is a glimpse to the insecurities plaguing a woman who has sexual dysfunction and the strain it makes on her confidence and self-esteem. It was a good thing that
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Melissa Maxwell
I loved Damian and Lia's story and the journey they took to get their happily ever after. I like how they took on a female issue so delicately and respectfully that it made the story so much better because of it. i just loved the book from beginning to the end.
Lenore Kosinski
4.5 stars -- I don't know why exactly, but this one just struck me right where I needed it today. I loved Lia and Damien together....loved the way Damien cared for his girls. And I even learned a lot, how often do you get to say that?
I really liked this book. There was good communication between the protagonists and I commend the author for including a heroine suffering from sexual dysfunction.
So, I only wanted to smack some of the people some of the time.

Actually, I enjoyed this book. Nobody behaved too awfully, and it was very emotional.
Lexy Harper
My favourite Lucy Monroe Modern Romance. I love the challenges they both overcome to finally find lasting love.
Nice change of pace for the hero. He was actually a good guy almost from the start.
Cathy Norfin
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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