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The Hostage Bride

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  162 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In the first novel of the Brides trilogy, in which three unconventional young women vow they will never marry—only to be overtaken by destiny—outspoken Portia finds forever love.

It’s bad enough that seventeen-year-old Portia Worth is taken in by her uncle, the marquis of Granville, after her father dies. As the bastard niece, Portia knows she can expect little beyond a roo
ebook, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Pocket Books (first published 1981)
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Mar 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This does not even deserve one star. I want everyone to know why I read this book so they don't think I've gone crazy. I was stuck at some fundraiser, and I hadn't brought a book. So, I took this one (There were like 50 bookshelves there) I read it, while I was reading. And I couldn't stop laughing. It was just so freaking ridiculous! The writing was crappy- at one point, Tamara talks about having a nauseous pain IN HER HEAD!!!! Can some explain how your HEAD could feel nauseous? YOUR F****** HE ...more
Amy "the book-bat"
The cover of my copy is different, but the publication info was the same.

The more I think about this book, the more I don't like it. Bick was such a rude bastard, that I couldn't like him even after he became the "love interest." He was so mean and distrusting. I don't see how Tamara could fall for him like she did. Just because he was good looking, she was swooning for him? He treated her terribly. And then the whole loan/embezzlement thing was just ridiculous. I realize it was a plot device to
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time favorites from the Romance Genre. It must be the tension, 'hate', Alpha Male and angst. Love it! I for one am not ashamed of reading and enjoying this type of story.
Jun 17, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, romance
A dated Mills & Boon book from 1981.

Heroine's mother is dying, Tamara, our heroine needs $20,000 for medical bills and borrows it from the company she works for, intending to pay it back from an insurance policy when the mother dies. Unbeknowst to her the mother has cashed in the policy.

Our hero takes over the company and is besotted with Tamara, then finds out about the money. He forces her to marry him but is still distrustful. The mother dies, Tamara is pregnant and still Bick, our hero,
Yuvadee Patchon
พระจันทรขึงนำผึงขุน / จามรี พรรณชมพู


เรืองมันคงไมปูดกอนหมุนเงินมาคืนได ถาเจาของบริษัทไมขายใหกับบริษัทมหาชนขนาดใหญทีพระเอกหนุมรูปหลอของเราเปนเจาของ

ขนาด วานางเอกสวยจนพระเอกหลงรักหัวปักหัวปำและหาเรืองลูบคลำตลอดเรืองอยางนี กยังเดาไมออกเลยวาจะหลุดพนจากความผิดดังกลาวอยางไร

ในแงความนาเหนใจนางเอกสอบผานฉลุย กับอาการปวยของแมทีรักษามายาวนาน แตโกงบัญชียังไงกผิด


เพราะกวาครอบครัวจะสงบสุขและไวใจกันไดนัน กยังอีกหลายตอน...
Jun 14, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff-stuff
Going into Romance novels I KNOW not to expect to much, but this was just ridiculous. Usually you can find something to guiltily love in this style of writing, however, I just love the fact I finished reading it. Can't exactly dub it fluff when I didn't enjoy it. Just passing some time and upping my book count for the year.
Rkb 2015
Dec 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Recommended to Rkb by: Amy
Kelly Read
One of the first few romances I ever read...I remember it more fondly than I liked the book, I think...
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One of the first romance I read and loved.This was a Janet Dailey early classic. That really got me to love silhoutte romance love. I wish I still had my copy of this book.
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme
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