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A Rising Passion

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Was their marriage doomed to fail?

Kasey wondered if Jordan Caine was entirely honest when he said he'd married her in good faith. He claimed he wanted a wife to act as hostess, to manage his home and to warm his bed. He hadn't mentioned that it was also to quench his desire for his brother's wife.

Yet how could Kasey accuse Jordan of dishonorable motives when her own reas

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Presents #1396, 189 pages
Published August 1991 by Harlequin Presents (first published August 10th 1990)
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Jun 01, 2015 Jenny rated it did not like it
Cant' stand a heroine who is pining for another man. That's not a love story.
May 31, 2015 Roub rated it liked it
I was grabbed from the first page as greg parker and cassie's lovemaking was described! they nearly did it! and this was a first!heroine actually wanting OM sexually! I was absolutely hooked until the fateful wedding night when jodan raped cassie. Things just went downhill from der. They ignored each other and der was pretty much no romance. I was disappointed as the book had so much potential! The author shud have spiced things up. I dunno why she did not. Lack of inspiration!? Jodan and cassie ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Lede rated it it was ok
I didn't like the way these two "met" - he had admitted to stalking her because she wasn't interested in him when he arranged an intro prior. She doesn't recognise him, he watches her getting drunk then pounces, she blacks out and wakes up naked with this stranger in his bed.....Ahem lovely and romantic!

Then the ow sister-in-law, he spent too much unexplained time with her. Was not convinced by his explanation or that he wasn't using her(ow) for sex.
Feb 26, 2011 EeeJay rated it really liked it

It's a different read than the others on the theme....

As an alternative to Diana Hamilton’s Separate Rooms which I just panned in a review, I suggest this book by Lynsey Stevens. Both dealt with the much-used marriage-of-convenience but the two books were poles apart in treatment of the topic.

Rich girl is distressed that her childhood crush is getting married to another woman for financial gain. She gets drunk and proposes marriage to the hero who rescues her at a bar. Hero is frank about his sexual attraction for the girl but nevertheless manages
Fairly decent older HP. Had all the right elements but just missed it somehow for me. It wasn't bad just somehow not as angsty as I was looking for.
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