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Under Her Skin (Lone Star Sisters #1)

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Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything - the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father’s respect. And the long-standing competition with her sisters for th ...more
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Auntee
Apr 26, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary romance
I don't know if it was because I was in a mood for a good, hot contemporary or Susan Mallery's way with a word, but I absolutely loved everything about "Under Her Skin", the first book in her new series. I laughed, I cried, I fretted--and even though the plot has been done before--rich girl trying to win her daddy's love and approval, bad-boy afraid to love--I didn't care! I fell for it like a ton of bricks! I was so engrossed with this fast-paced story and just totally caught up with the charac ...more
LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back
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Sadie
This is a standard Susan Mallery book, which would typically make it a 3 or a 3.5 for me.

That said, I was so ridiculously turned off by the premise that there's no way I could give it anything higher than a 2 star rating.

Basically, this: HI! I'm Lexi and I come from an obscenely wealthy family but my daddy doesn't love me so I left to start my own company and earn his love. Only, I took on a really risky investor without knowing who he is and now he wants his 2 million dollars back. I can't ask
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KimKirt
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Susan Mallery begins another trilogy with "Under Her Skin". This series is about three sisters who find love while fighting off a malicious unknown person who appears to be trying to destroy their family. Although born of two different mothers, the Titan girls couldn't be closer and they have no intention of going down without a fight!

Lexi has always yearned for her father's approval. He's a cut-throat entrepreneur and businessman who built his inheritance into a kind of mini-kingdom. Lexi's mot
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jenjn79
Rating: 3.5 / 5

There are a lot of great reviews and ratings for this book. Yet while I liked it, I thought it was good but on a more average level. It took me a little while to get into the story and though I liked it for the most part, I wouldn't say there was anything exceptional about it.

Summary:
In Titanville, Texas, the Titan family is the most prosperous, most influential, most esteemed family around. Sisters, Lexi, Skye and Izzy have always been close, but now their ice-hearted father has
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Wendy
I bought this book while trying to find other books by Susan Mallery. I think I liked this one more than the others I found that day.

Lexi Titan is a woman brought up in a wealthy and priviledged world, but although she has everything material, she wants the love and attention of her Father. When he tries to pit the three Titan sisters against each other Lexi goes out on her own in buisness to prove to her father that she can handle the international corporation that he owns. She gets a loan to e
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Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. Much of it was ok, but nothing new or surprising. Some of the events were too convenient or contrived.

STORY BRIEF:
Jed Titan is wealthy with three grown daughters, Lexi, Skye and Izzy. He divorced one wife, and the other died. He told his daughters that only one of them will inherit everything, depending on which daughter is the most successful on her own. Lexi opened a day spa. She borrowed $2 million from an anonymous source through her banker. The source calls the loan demanding she
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Leah
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willaful
I remembering wondering, when this series came out, why it wasn’t getting the media buzz of Mallory’s previous “Sweet” series. (And later, the “Fools Gold” series.) Perhaps it’s because it doesn’t have a cute hook, like a family bakery or an all-female small town: in fact, the premise is rather off-putting. Texas tycoon Jed Titan has promised his entire inheritance to whichever of his three daughters is the most successful, pitting them against each other; meanwhile, a stranger with a grudge is ...more
Lady Allison
Nov 05, 2010 Lady Allison rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lady Allison by: Leah
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BJ
"Under Her Skin" by Susan Mallery is the first in her Lone Star Sisters series. There are 3 sisters and 1 very good friend and they will all get their own book. This first book is about the oldest sister, Lexi Titan. She is the daughter of Jed Titan and she has had a very affluent upbringing, but has always felt unloved. Her mother left when she was a toddler and her father either doesn't know how, or doesn't care enough to show any love. She builds her own business, a successful day spa, but in ...more
SheLove2Read
I absolutely adored this book! Lexi and Cruz were so good together and the bond between sisters was so real. It read just like a real family would interact with each other. The HEA? Awesome.

Off to find the rest of this series!
ies
Daebak! Kaga berasa bacanya tau2 jam 5 pagi hehehehehe

Lexie, anak pertama dr Jed Tiran orang kaya lama di daerah Texas yg memiliki segalanya, semua orang mengira die punya segalanya, bahagia dan yah gimana si... kehidupan yg hanya bisa diliat di layar kaca. Tapi, sayangnya Lexie bahkan harus berjuang untuk mendapatkan pengakuan dari ayahnya sendiri (Jed emang mengerikan). Bahkan ayahnya membuat die dan 2 sodaranya (heroine buku 2/3) saling bersaing satu sama lain. Jed si bilangnya siapa yg bs me
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Jennifer
This book had some good points, but I just really have a hard time with straight up romance lately.

Here is my brief summation of the book.

Lexi: "I am a rich girl trying to make it on my own with some serious Daddy issues. My bank just told me I need to come up with 2 million dollars in three weeks or I lose my whole business. What ever shall I do?!?!"

Cruz: "Hey Lexi. I know I took your virginity and your car and then ran off, but you look mighty fine and I just HAPPENED to overhear you need 2 m
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Paige
This was one of those books where the truth was obvious to everyone but the main characters.

***Few Details***

UNDER HER SKIN had a twinge of irritation with it because the characters wouldn’t see what was right in front of their faces.

The Titan sisters long for their father’s love, but Jed Titan is not a man who allows himself to love. He’s pitted the sisters against each other in an all-out war in order for only one of them to inherit his fortune.

As the oldest, Lexi seemed to have the most lo
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Songül
Lexi Titan babası Jed in onlara şart koştuğu koşullarda kendi işin kurar ve bunun için riskli kararlar almak zorunda kalır ..bunlardan biri yatırımcısının belli olmadığı birinden 2 milyon dolar alması ve gençlik aşkı Cruz un ona sahte nişanlık teklif etmesidir...Cruz yıllar geçtikçe güçlenmiş , senginleşmiş ve şimdide sosyeteye ve daha önemlisi onu önemsiz gören bu tabakaya adım atmak istemektedir , bunun içinde Lexi den 6 aylık bir süre için sahte nişanlısı olmasını ve bu amacı için ona yardım ...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Ricchezza e privilegi. Ma quella non era la vita reale. La vita era incasinata, piena di imprevisti ed eccitante. Non contava il lignaggio, solo il cuore. La vita era dare e accettare, condividere e aiutare."

Primo impatto con questa autrice e sono abbastanza soddisfatta. L'eredità nel cuore apre la serie dedicata alle sorelle Titan Lexi, Skye e Izzy cresciute tra ricchezza e privilegi ma in cerca solo dell'amore del padre, un uomo estremamente manipolatore. Proprio mentre Lexi sta affrontando u
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Anica
I dunno what happened since I usually like reading Susan Mallery's books but they aren't entertain me that much. But this one was sooo different since I enjoyed it from page 1. It was funny, had a lot of romance, wit, drama and some kind of mystery. Which I can't wait to find out more about. Book 2 is sooo waiting for me. :)

This is book 1 of Mallery's "Lone Star Sisters" series and I can't wait to read the other ones since I fell in love with all the characters from the beginning. Every one is u
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Michelle
Under Her Skin is the story of Lexi Titan the oldest of three daughters who are trying to win the affection of their father. Lexi started her own business and opened a Day Spa to prove that she could make it on her own. But when her spa was suddenly in trouble and she needed 2 million dollars to keep it in business Cruz Rodriguez, a sexy man from her past, makes her an offer she can't resist. It's "Indecent Proposal Meets Texas". Cruz offers her the money in exchange for a contractual 6 month en ...more
ѕєяєηιтι
Susan Mallery tarzını seviyorum bu kitapta çok güzeldi. Hem güldüren hem hüzünlendiren okurken sıkmayan bir kitap. babalarının sevgisini kazanmak isteyen 3 kız kardeş var babaları biraz zalim rekabeti seven başarısızlığa tahammulü olmana biri ve mirasını tek bir kişiye bırakacağını söylüyor. Kızımızda Spa sahibi ama zamanında borç almış borç geri çağırılınca paraya ihtiyacı oluyor ama babasına gidemiyor haliyle Daha sonra adamımız Cruz ortaya çıkıyor ondada para var ama kızın çevresince kabul gö ...more
Gamze
Seriyi birkaç kişiden kesinlikle okumalısın diye tavsiye almıştım.
Yani fena değildi. Ama öyle başkalarına şiddetle tavsiye eder miyim? Bilemem..
Yazarın kalemi akıcı, sayfalar hızla ilerliyor. Hangi ara kitabı yarıladınız, hangi ara son sayfalara geldiğinizin farkına bile varmıyorsunuz. Bu açıdan güzel.
Ama ben eksik olan bir şeyler daha varmış gibi hissettim kitapla ilgili.
Yayınevinin hatalarını ise katmıyorum bile. Sanırım kitap çevirmenden geldiği gibi basıyorlar, editörler ne işe yarar anlamı
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Elysion
Güç ve kontrol saplantılı baba Jed.. 3 kızını mirası için bir yarışa sokar. Kendini ispatlayan mirası alacaktır.. Lexi babasının iş yerinden ayrılır ve kendine bir spa merkezi açar. İşlerini geliştirmek için borç alır. Borcun sahibi gizemli yatırımcı borcu aniden geri ister. Lexi ödeyemeyecek durumdadır ve o an karşısına 10 yıl önce birlikte olduğu ve hala çekimine kapıldığı Cruz çıkar. Cruz'un ise tek isteği soylu ailelerin arasına karışabilmektir. Çalışmış ve büyük bir şirket kurmuştur kendine ...more
Sabine
Lexi Titan hat für Außenstehende alles was man sich wünschen kann: Sie ist die älteste Tochter des texanischen Multimillionärs Jed Titan, sie hat ihre eigene Wellnessfarm eröffnet und ist schön. Doch hinter der Fassade ist nicht alles Gold was glänzt, denn Jed Titan führt seine Familie so unerbittlich und skrupellos wie sein Unternehmen - Liebe ist bei ihm mit Bedingungen verbunden und erst kürzlich hat er eine Art Wettbewerb unter seinen drei Töchtern ausgeschrieben: Sie müssen sich bei ihm bew ...more
Ann-marie
I didn't realize this was part of series and was glad this was the first one though there is 0.5 one. Lexie comes from the famous Titan line. Her father Jed has pitted her and her sisters against each other to win his empire. So begins her dilemma when the spa she owns anonymous financier wants the two million he invested. Unable to ask her dad because he will think she is a failure and not wanting to ask her sister she makes a deal with a man from her past (her first lover) Cruz she will be his ...more
Deannie
This is a first in a very riveting series of which surprisingly had a great storyline. I look forward to reading the other books. I couldn't put it down! The author brings such a depth of feeling and a different look at love. Breathtaking love scenes.
Ridley
Just too silly for me to engage with the characters at all. The absurd plot is played out by cliched characters spouting unnatural-sounding dialog.

Maybe I'll finish it some day when I'm in the mood for a Silhouette Desire-style read.
Dee
Two-haiku review:

She needs two million
He wants her social status
Thus fake engagement

Shallow characters
Felt like author phoned it in
Should borrow, not buy
Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss®
I liked it a lot. It was an interesting story and I can't wait to see Gare's problem! He is a bastard in my opinion... (sorry for the language) :)
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