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Loser Take All (Harlequin Presents, No 896)

3.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Win or lose--It was marriage

Nicholas Curzon didn't exactly win Cara for his unwilling bride in a poker game. He won her father's two Charter fishing boats--the source of the family's precarious livelihood. But in the end it was the same thing.

Having done the family business accounts for years, Cara knew it was fruitless to try to negotiate with the high roller from Nevada.
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Paperback, 187 pages
Published June 28th 1986 by harlequin
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seton
Jul 18, 2010 seton rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jacqueline Baird & Sara Craven fans
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This is a classic/cliched (depending on your viewpoint) story of a handsome 36 yr old millionaire falling in love with the heroine when she was 14 and blackmailing her into marriage (she's 24 by this time) to save her family. In Harlequinworld, there can be no possibility of a true love match if she is willing to marry you for free, as longtime readers know. The only thing remotely fresh to Hammond's approach is that the heroine gets away from putting out by ralphing whenever the hero touches he ...more
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sbf20112011
Mar 13, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
Goodness, the first sex scenes in this one were novel -- the heroine ends them by getting so nauseated that she has to throw up! That's gotta make a hero feel good. Otherwise, a decent older story. Not tons of action, and also a totally out-of-the-blue rape -- especially jarring because the hero seemed relatively kind and tolerant otherwise, and totally unjustifiable because the heroine was finally willing, yet apparently he preferred a brutal rape instead. Ah, 80's "romance." Still a good resol ...more
Jacqueline
She was a bit of a ninny. Another one where the guy loved her and had no real reason not to put his feelings on the line and tell her and she would probably not have been a ninny so long.
––––•(-•The Insomniac Book Hoarder•-
No. Just no. This was not romance. While the writing and pacing was done pretty well, I cannot give the same comment with the characters. Our H is an ass, and that scene with the OW wtheck was that? For someone so mature, Nicholas has definitely gone about his 'love' the wrong way. Our heroine, Cara, definitely wasn't any better- darl, what you're feeling towards him isn't love, you're experiencing Stockholm Syndrome..
Nelly
May 15, 2015 Nelly rated it liked it
Esse foi da série: "Tira a leitora do sério, que a leitora GOSTA!" :P
De fato minhas reações a essa leitura pode ser descrita assim:
Nas primeiras páginas :)
No segundo capitulo 8-)
Durante o restante da história O.o o.O O.o o.O
Para finalmente terminar :D
Enfim.. (olha o spoiler)....
Quem liga que num arranque de machismo feminino, a autora colocou a mocinha como prêmio "substituto" numa aposta de pôquer (e que duvidoso prêmio! Quem leu meus cometários durante a leitura vai entender). Afinal, o
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Beth
Sep 23, 2013 Beth rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2013
Didn't work for me at all
Chantal Main
Nov 08, 2015 Chantal Main rated it it was amazing
What A surprisingly good book. He was so tortured with his love for her and when he did that horrible thing to her he said and felt sorry. He did not gloss over his action but acted like a responsible adult. Wish they were more like him. She was my only problem she was mean for really no reason. Her dad lost his book the hero just wanted a way to get to her. Wow I loved it.
Miss
Mar 07, 2016 Miss rated it liked it
On the whole I liked this book. It's the usual MOC where the H agrees to bail out the heroine's family in exchange for marriage - BUT - throughout the story you can tell that the H loves the h, in fact when he puts in his proposition at the start he already tells her how attracted to her he has always been. That being so, why didn't he just court her throughout the book? He was acting kind and caring to her anyway, why not woo her with flowers and chocolate? She was a sheltered and isolated girl ...more
Regan Thomas
Nov 28, 2013 Regan Thomas rated it it was amazing
One of my most favorite books by Rosemary Hammond......
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