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To Claim a Wife (Rebel Brides #1)

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REBEL Brides
Two rebellious cousins--and the men who tame them!

Caitlin Bodine is the black sheep of her family. She's shunned by her cousin Maddie--but no one's bad opinion of her hurts so much as Reno Duvall's. As a young girl, Caitlin hero-worshiped this tough, sexy rancher. As a woman, she's haunted by her reputation and a tragedy Reno will never forgive....

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ebook, Harlequin Romance #3556, 256 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published May 1999)
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KatieV
Bring on the pain! If you're in the mood for a heroine being put through the wringer of emotional and physical pain this is a good one.

The poor heroine in this truly needed years of therapy to deal with her childhood, but in Harlequin Land true love fixes all. If you can go with that and are an angst-junkie, this is a worthwhile read.

I've just discovered Susan Fox and she really is a good writer even though I'd like to slap her heroes upside the head with a blunt object. Her prose is very readab
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StMargarets
Another fun tortured heroine story from Susan Fox. I hope someone can enlighten me why I find heroines who are unjustly accused (especially by the hero) so fascinating to read. Susan Fox writes this trope so well because she never pulls her punches and she usually has the entire community against the heroine at the beginning. This story is no different.

Katie V wrote a thorough review with plot summary, so I won't repeat it here. The main conflict is that the hero thinks the 18 year-old heroine c
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Jacqueline
Decent enough story if you like persecuted heroines. This one stretched credibility a bit because I don't really think everyone would have ignore the testimony that came out at the inquest and blamed the heroine plus the hero never even cared to find out what he'd missed while he was out of the room. I also felt that his turn around about the way he felt about the heroine was too abrupt.
Nazma
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abused
I really enjoyed this book but then again I am on a bit of an Alpha male being a stubborn **** kind of streak at the moment.
The book was very much a Susan Fox book. The H (Reno Duvall) is older and rich while the h (Caitlin Bodine) is young and innocent and has been emotionally abused during her childhood by her father. He didn't love her and that formed the person she was.
An unfortunate tragedy hits the life of the H and h, who are step siblings, for which the h is blamed and made to leave. Sh
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Chantal ❤️
It was a frustrating story at first and man why did they have to cut off all her hair. That made me cry!!! He was an ass and only changed his tune when she almost died and it was just too sad that she should have helped that pissy little boy when the parents were such asses to her. I never get the punching bag heroine willing to keep taking a hit.
SaN~
Oct 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
this is an old book but I've just read it recently..
i think this book is really great..
i was so touched by the story...
Sienny
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
one of my first read on romance book. i still think it as awesome
B
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I totally agree with KatieV Oh the angst, pain and drama! The h suffered verbal and emotional abuse for years but poof as soon as the H realized OOPS! he really DOES Love the h after all, que the music - all is well and they (presumably) live happily ever after.

There wasnt nearly enough grovel IMO, but I guess you cant have everything.

Anita Rupe-Peters
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeping
The story was very good. I recommend this one.
Mydearloverboy
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
really liked it!
It reminded of the 'Patient Nurse' by Diana Palmer. Similar plot with the h misunderstood to be the cause of someone close to H.
What I liked:
1. the H realizes he has been wrong and that he has been an asshole the whole time halfway through the book. So, he works to win her over for the rest half (unlike with other books where this is process is usually rushed)
2. the h is not a doormat. She does grow a backbone and says 'I don't care that everyone thinks I'm a good person now. Th
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Desirée
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leído el 05/01/2012
Yulia Anggraini
Dari awal sampe pertengahan cerita galigaman (gregetan) minta ampun dbuatx...!
Aq pikir klo ad tokoh yg jadi kambing hitam setidak2x dy harus punya kekuatan untuk tidak mengemis2 k orang2 yg menuduhx agar mau mendengarkan penjelasanx...klo pake istilah di kampungq "basi pakak basi banak" hihihi...terjemahn bebasx kira2 cuek bebek aj... :p
klo tidak dy hanya cocok jd sang korban bukan kambing hitam...
#logika anggraini#
hehe...

aduh lupa nama cew n cow x... :p
gemeez am c cew yg ngotot agar c cow mw me
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Jules2016
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have no idea why this is called to claim a bride-no as one gets married! I really liked this story and couldn't put it down once I read the first page. At the same time, it was incredibly frustrating in that if ever there were two characters that needed intimacy and to have a 24-hour sex marathon it was the hero and heroine. Two lonely, unloved people who deserved happiness.

Unfortunately, this was a clean read with ZERO sexy times, ugh! My other complaint was that the issue with the heroine and
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Julz
Nov 04, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis:

REBEL BRIDES

Two rebellious cousins -- and the men who tame them?

Caitlin Bodine is the black sheep of her family. She's shunned by her cousin Maddie -- but no one's bad opinion of her hurts so much as Reno Duvall's. As a young girl, Caitlin hero-worshipped him. As a woman, she's haunted by a tragedy Reno will never forgive...

Reno Duvall blames Caitlin for his brother's death. He can't believe she has the nerve to return after all these years! So why can't he stop thinking about her? C
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Rachel
From the back cover: Caitlin Bodine is the black sheep of her family. She's shunned by her cousin Maddie -- but no one's bad opinion of her hurts so much as Reno Duvall's. As a young girl, Caitlin hero-worshipped him. As a woman, she's haunted by a tragedy Reno will never forgive...
Reno Duvall blames Caitlin for his brother's death. He can't believe she has the nerve to return after all these years! So why can't he stop thinking about her? Caitlin is simply too wild to wed, but suddenly Reno fi
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Joy
Feb 16, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Caitlin was never loved by her dad and banished after the favorite step-brother dies and she is blamed. She comes back as her dad is dying and inherits the ranch jointly with the other step-brother Reno, who also hates her (at the beginning). Ok book. She gets hurt and he helps her recover and hears the whole story about the brother.
Dami (Damiellar)
I must confess that this is the kind of book which sweeps me along with it and I always manage to get emotional. So basically, if I want to stay in control I need to avoid it but boy it feels good when I read this.
Fanny Roswita Ria
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
salah paham,,dendam,,curiga,,alur ceritanya hanya ini-ini aja
Rizka  Felyna
lebih suka yg black sheep ... :)
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Susan grew up with her sister, Janet, and her brother, Steven, on an acreage near Des Moines, Iowa, where, besides a jillion stray cats and dogs, two horses, and a pony, her favorite pet and confidant was Rex, her brown-an
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