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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 it was amazing  ·  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~Maybe I've Always Been More Comfortable in Chaos
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KimKirt
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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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Julie (jjmachshev)
May 29, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
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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Jane Stewart
2 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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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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Astrid
Jul 15, 2015 Astrid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Setting in Texas fand ich toll! Das ganze hat mich deswegen ziemlich an die Serie Dallas erinnert (ihr wisst schon: der große Firmenchef, der keine Gefühle zulässt, dann noch seine Töchter, die gern mehr wären als nur sein Kind und natürlich viele Intrigen). Der Roman war aus der dritten Person geschrieben - ich hätte mich wahrscheinlich besser in Lexi und Cruz hineinversetzten können, wenn man öfter ihre Gedanken mitverfolgen hätte können. Trotzdem aber ein sehr flüssiger Schreibstil & ...more
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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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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Leah
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Mareli
Jan 01, 2016 Mareli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well 3.5 stars.

The story is not bad, it's like a helongated version of a Harlequin story. Lexi is the first of three sisters, they had a strange father, always ready to put his daughters against one other :(
In order to gain her father respect and love, Lexi decided to fly on her own and opened a spa. Some time after the opening she received a financial help from an anonymous person. Now she has 2 weeks to get back with 2 millions. The father discarded, she goes to an old lover, Cruz and he tell
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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 liked it  ·  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
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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SheLove2Read
Apr 01, 2011 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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
Dec 21, 2013 ies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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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Angela Noviana
Thanks to my BBI bro, Apin, yang menghadiahkan buku ini padaku. Senangnyaaaaa~

Bercerita mengenai seorang anak yang mencari pengakuan dari sang ayah, Lexi Titan membuktikan bahwa dirinya berhak atas kerajaan Titan dengan membangun salon spa miliknya. Sayangnya, sang investor menarik uang yang ditanamkan dan Lexi harus mengembalikan uang sebesar 2 juta dollar dalam waktu 21 hari. Dan meminta uang kepada ayahnya adalah hal yang tidak mungkin Lexi lakukan.

Cruz Rodriguez tanpa sengaja mendengar hal i
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Paige
Aug 11, 2013 Paige rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, 2013-books
This was one of those books where the truth was obvious to everyone but the main characters.

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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
Oct 03, 2012 Songül rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Anica
Aug 27, 2009 Anica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, favorites
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
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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
Riz
Dec 07, 2015 Riz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.75 Bintang

Gak suka di bagian ending, berasa terburu-buru. Ada juga beberapa bagian di cerita ini yang terasa mengganggu, yah bagian mengganggu ini sih based on my personal preference, dan kalau ditulis di sini jadinya spoiler abis. Yaudah, bagi yang penasaran ya monggo dibaca saja buku ini, masih worth reading kok, kan tergantung selera ehehehehee :)
Jennifer
Nov 28, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

Under Her Skin was a fun read. I am glad I started reading this series, even if I did read it a bit out of order. It was interesting seeing how everything started. Note some slight spoilers ahead.

Lexi and her sisters are all in competition for their fathers love. He told them that only one of them will get everything when he passes, and whoever wins then might get a bit of his affection as well is what they hope. They all want it, but none of
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Linda Walters
Sep 23, 2015 Linda Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good emotional read. Okay I am now officially hooked by another Series by Susan Mallery. I read Book #3 first. That one was about Izzy and Nick, called "Straight from the Hip". So since I liked that one so much, I read the info on this book and decided to give this book a try. It was so good with the continuing drama of the Titan family and the "business plan" between Cruz and Lexi. Love them and leave them Cruz. No, wait a minute that isn't quite right. Cruz is the "have sex with them and leav ...more
Kristin
Aug 23, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was surprisingly good. I've had hits and misses (well more like meh) with Susan Mallery before but this one kept my attention and makes me impatient to pick up the next book in the series: Lip Service.

The story is about Lexi Titan, who is the daughter of a business mogul and an influential person in Texas. She left her father's company to start her own day spa business (mostly to get her father's attention) and found that she loved her running her spa. A few years ago a private invest
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Gamze
Dec 14, 2014 Gamze rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Amy
Mar 27, 2015 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I hated this book! It was uncomfortable to read, and the author thought she could just patch things up in the last chapter by making the "hero"--Cruz-- suddenly realize that he loves Lexi after being a total jerk throughout the entire story. To make matters worse, the author doesn't tie things up with the psychopathic brother who's running around causing damage to the rest of the family. Maybe she wants us to read the remaining two books in the trilogy in order to find out what happens there ...more
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