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His Virgin Acquisition

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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  436 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Daring proposal...
When Elaine gives her business presentation to Marco De Luca she thinks she can be cool, calm and collected. She's wrong! The fierce tycoon can see straight through her shapeless suits and scraped-back hair to get right under her skin...
Ruthless awakening!
She may have proposed marriage as the perfect business arrangement, but suddenly Elaine's not quite s
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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published October 1st 2012 (first published August 1st 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
The blurb on this book got my attention when I received it in the mail with the monthly shipment of Harlequin Presents. I liked the idea of the heroine approaching the hero for a business-oriented marriage, and him turning the tables on her by making their marriage a real, physical one. I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed. I found Maisey Yates' writing to be very solid in this story. I liked how she skillfully used narration and dialogue to reveal the characters to me. She shows a skill in ...more
jo_t
A fresh and exciting twist at the marriage of convenience.

When Marco finishes listening to Elaine's business proposal, he's upset because she's wasting his time. The woman's brilliant business presentation is a marriage of convenience. Before he calls security to remove this insane person, he takes a second look at her. The icy business facade intrigues him. Elaine's proposal becomes a challenge.

The magnate could use a wife to impress a traditional businessman whose property he wants to acquire
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Ana
Elaine is desperate to get her father's company. Her father, still stuck in the middle ages, won't let her inherit or buy it. But she can get it as a settlement in a divorce. So she proposes a plan to Marco. Nice plan, if not for her attraction to him. Of course they end up in bed and she falls for him.

Marco was born to wealth but his father cast his mother and his siblings on the streets (that part I really don't understand, why would he do that, no reason was given). He took care of his brothe
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Paula Legate
WOW! What a book! The suspense leading up to the first love scene was nail biting. I loved the banter, chemistry, and passion that burned between Elaine, and Marco.

Elaine’s father was old fashion, and believed women should be in the kitchen. He would not let Elaine have his company, the company that she has always loved. She found a loop hole, when she read the papers, stating that Marco would get the company. It all started out as a sound business deal. There was supposed to be no emotions invo
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Delaney Diamond
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel from Maisey Yates. The chemistry and snappy conversation between Marco and Elaine kept me interested during the entire read.

I would have given it a 5, except there were two things in the book that bothered me a little.

1) Without saying too much, there was a man who insulted Elaine right in front of Marco, and he didn't say a word! He didn't come to her defense. I realize Ms. Yates probably wanted to show the heroine standing up for herself, but Marco shoul
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Emma
What would you do to get what was rightfully yours? If you are Elaine you'd go to the man who bought your father's company, the company that should be rightfully yours, and you'd proposition him.

It should have been a simple arrangement, one that would benefit them both but when gasoline meets a lit match nothing is simple about the explosion to follow.


His Virgin Acquisition is an originally awesome book that tugs at the heartstrings and not only has the reader suspending belief but convinces a
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Leona
For a debut novel, this was a great read. It felt a little clunky in the beginning, and the happy ending didn't quite click...but overall, I would give it four stars for the content, passion and some wonderfully unique characters. My only dissatisfaction is that the hero went from anger and disposing of the heroine, to madly in love and I can't live without you...in just a flip of the switch... I think a more experienced author would have spent more time getting the reader to understand his jour ...more
Lynn Raye Harris
Great read by a new author!
Natalie
I've been a follower of the Harlequin Present line for many, many years and have always thoroughly enjoyed them.

With that being said, I didn't care for this book. I admired the writing, as I found little to no fault with it. However, perhaps I've been reading too many books like this. You have a female, blonde of course, who entangles herself with a very Latin male. He's arrogant, overbearing, extremely wealthy and most importantly, cynical and jaded. Am I the only one that's growing weary of th
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I wasn't crazy about the hero..preferred the heroine.

Nice story but not one of my favorites by this author.
Booked
I was extremely elated for the first half of the book to come across a HP writer of today that I could really like. My preference really run to the old favorites. Then the middle of the book happened or rather didn't really happen. The resolution was no better. I think I still need a little convincing that he loves her, because his actions say otherwise. He gave her permission to see another guy! Yes, very convincing! I think she deserves more wooing than a Chinese take out that was such a let d ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
Great read I liked the ending the plot and the concept. She presented him with a business deal for marriage for a strong business on his part and hers to get her fathers company it was suppose to be strictly a business marriage but turns into something else . This is my first book by this author I will try more of her work
Jenny
Pretty good romance! I got annoyed with the hero a couple of times but I never thought he was a heartless bastard. The heroine was 100% fantabulous and it all ended up great! I also couldn't help but notice this was a bit too steamy for a Maisey Yates book. Well done!
Tanya Mayes
This was a really good read. This was Maisey Yates first Harlequin Presents. I really like the way Marco and Elaine's relationship started as a business deal a grew into love. it was fun love the fights even both of them being jealous. it worked.
Melody Anne
This book is a amazing, and I love all of Maisey Yates books. There is passion, romance, and some good fights. :)
AudryT
Exactly what it ought to be -- steamy, earnest, and very cute. :-)
Angy
loved the hero. but didn't like the heroine much.
Gobokairina
2.5*

Full review: 27/08/2013

The Virgin Bride vs The Arrogant-Sexy Billionaire.
Who will win? *smirk*

At first, I don’t like Marco. He seems too judgmental and sexist. Though he had a childhood trauma, it doesn’t give you a reason to judge others. But in the middle, once love has taken place, he turns to a romantic person. Really liked the endearments that Marco used when speaking with Elaine. ‘Bella’, ‘Amore Mia’, ‘Cara’... he knew how to melt his bride.

Elaine on the other hand, was a cool head vir
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Carmen
This HP was just a bit too formulatic even for me. (The billionaire, the virgin, the company, the prenup, the unplanned pregnancy) I liked it but it won`t fall back into my reread pile

Daring proposal... When Elaine gives her business presentation to Marco De Luca she thinks she can be cool, calm and collected. She's wrong! The fierce tycoon can see straight through her shapeless suits and scraped-back hair to get right under her skin... Ruthless awakening! She may have proposed marriage as the
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Aly is so frigging bored
4*
The title is stupid. Besides that I was amazed that I really liked the book :D
I love how it started: the crazy woman proposing marriage and talking about how it will increase sales figures and profits. It was a new thing :D Another thing I liked about the book was that they didn't fall in bed together from the start(amazing, I know).
And the thing that made me give 4*: she left him and he went after her and groveled! I mean :D in this books they usually grovel at the end, BUT I liked that she
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Twiggy
I actually quite liked this.

The initial story of the heroine proposing to the hero on the basis that he would make more money by being married and in exchange would give her her father's company was patently ridiculous but the characters were sympathetic and the development of the relationship between the two was well drawn.

The hero's hard bitten cynical attitude came across as genuine and his eventual realisation of the heroine's worth was very satisfactory.
Calisa
Lots of books make me tear up. Especially sweet stories, because I'm a sap. Not many books make me cry. I mean really, put the book down, get a tissue, cry. Maisey pulled that off brilliantly with His Virgin Acquisition! Such a well written book. Thank you Maisey.
Diane
the virgin bride, the ruthless billionaire, the unexpected pregnancy--same old, same old!
Sasha
Well written, hokey and good. (I cant seem to make myself more eloquent than that)
Deanna
Love all Maisey Yates work, and this book was no exception.
Kirsty
Really liked the heroine the hero was sexy but arrogant.
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