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Spencer's Forbidden Passion (The Westmorelands #11)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  696 ratings  ·  24 reviews

Millionaire deal-maker Spencer Westmoreland would bail out Chardonnay Russell's failing Napa Valley vineyard. And in return she'd bear his children. But she shouldn't dare hope Spencer would ever fall in love with her. Her only choice was to accept the arrogant businessman's proposal. But becoming Spencer's wife--in every way--set
ebook, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Silhouette Desire (first published December 1st 2007)
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The Wonderful World of Forbidden Passion

Since discovering Mrs. Jackson's Westmoreland Series, I have to say I wouldn't miss reading one for any reason, and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the novels I have missed in this series. So, this is ONLY the fifth Westmoreland novel I've read and although it was a very passionate read it wasn't my favorite. I've read "A Little Dare", "Delaney's Desert Sheikh", "Thorn's Challenge", and "Seduction, Westmoreland Style" and I have to say I think th
Indecent Proposal

We meet Chardonnay Russell. Her family owns the Russell Vineyard, a vineyard known for making a quality product that has fallen on financial hardships. Spencer Westmoreland enters the picture with a proposal that will end all of the family’s worries. But there is one catch, another proposal. He will help the Russells out only if Chardonnay agrees to marry him and bear his children. Is Chardonnay willing to commit to a loveless marriage in order to save her family’s vineyard? Wil
Miriam Jackson
For some strange reason i find that this book was not the best, although I did see the connection the characters had. In the story, Donnay was struggling to keep her property and Spencer came in and "helped her get it back" Again I feel like I am reading the same books,this story had the same plot as Hidden Pleasures(Steele). Overall It was a really good read but can we get another kind of plot please
Too Much

Spencer Westmoreland doesn't portray the Westmoreland charm in his early pursuit of Chardonnay Russell. Instead he acts like a tyrant with little regard for how she feels. This set the mood for the entire story and garnered feelings of dislike that lingered to the story's end. Here is one Happy ending that lacked conviction.
Spencer Westmoreland is wealthy, shrewd, intelligent, persistent, ruthless, intimidating, demanding and “fine as any man has a right to be”!!!! His character was a little too much for me to embrace at times, but only Ms. Jackson could pull this off. Spencer saw what he wanted and using any means necessary, he went after it. Chardonnay Russell stood between him and the land he wanted. Remove the barrier and get the land … right? Very simple solution. Well, this astute mogul didn’t count on fallin ...more
Carla wynn
Another Westmoreland Man gets bitten by the love bug. Spence thought his trip to California Wine County was to broker a land deal. Little did he know that the deal that he really wanted had nothing to do with land.
Arnissa Burnett
Fireworks and feisty

Loved it. Chardonnay gave Spencer a run for his money. Hot and steamy read Westmoreland style. Can't wait to get started on the next book.
This book was just OK for me. Spencer is a typical Westmoreland but for some reason I didn't connect with him very well. I didn't like how he jumped to the wrong conclusion near the end of the novel.
My first romance novel and I was not left unsatisfied...yaassssss
Jennifer Schultheis
Spencer's Forbidden Passion is yet another fantastic read from the very talented Brenda Jackson. I will admit that my first thoughts about Spencer were not favorable. I couldn't believe he had the nerve to order Chardonnay to marry him, but as I got more into the story, I realized how much I loved his character. Both characters are well-developed and highly entertaining. Not quite sure how Brenda Jackson keeps coming up with these amazing characters and storylines, but I hope they never end. As ...more
Jenise Shumaker
talk about being pushy. but it paid off
All I can say is that Spencer Westmoreland wanted to have his cake and eat it too! He thought that he could blackmail Chardonnay into marrying him and have his children all in order for her to save her family's winery. What he didn't count on was falling in love with another woman after his former/deceased fiancé was found to be six weeks pregnant at the time of her death, knowing that he was not the father. Awesome read even though I was set to dislike him.
ms bookjunkie
1.5 stars because some parts I didn't totally dislike. But…

A winemaker who calls her daughter Chardonnay? Puhleeze.

As for the "hero," Spencer's an asshole. He blackmails/bulldozes Donnay into agreeing to a loveless marriage of convenience. That's not romantic in the least. And while it works in some HPs, it didn't work here. Not to mention the fact that he believes the worst of her without giving her the benefit of the doubt.
Marilyn Diamond
Spencer did not see falling in love with Chardonnay.. Most of us don't see falling in love.. When we are in close quarters for a period of time we don't know what can happen. I enjoy this romantic novel.. Brenda Jackson at it's best..
At first I didn't like how Spencer blackmailed Chardonnay into getting her land, but I loved how it back fired on him & made him fall in love with Chardonnay. I love how strong Chardonnay was & she didn't let Spencer push her around.
I thought this book was okay. I didn't like how Spencer blackmailed Chardonay into marrying him, but I did enjoy the love story afterwards. This wasn't one of my favorites in this series.
Lady Raven RAVE!

This was an interesting read i didn't think i would like the book but i did was a good read. a keeper to the westmoreland family ,(thorn is still my fav.)
Taz Will
Not in my top ten but I really enjoyed Spencer and Chardonnay's story. She wouldn't back down and he was right there with her to get his way.
Vondetta Carter
Loved it another hit...Spencer got bit the first day bit the 1st day he met Chardonnay..He almost lost her but love won out over all. A hott read..
I think it should have ended a little differently but it was a good book
Good just like the others!
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Brenda Jackson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She got married to Gerald, her high school sweetheart, in 1972 after graduating from high school. She went on to earn a degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, and to expand their family by having two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brando
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