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Bitter Enchantment (Harlequin Romance # 2304)

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"There is one way -- you must marry me."

Melanie could hardly believe she'd heard Jason Kerr correctly.

Her father's death had left Melanie and her grandmother without much money, but they had hoped to manage. Then Melanie learned of the outstanding loan from Jason Kerr.

Now, to regain his money, he proposed to sell the collateral Melanie's father had given him--their beloved
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Mass Market Paperback, 187 pages
Published December 1976
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StMargarets
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Jenny
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book had everything I want. Jealous possessive hero, evil OW, forced marriage and a secret pregnancy. Intense and angsty romance. A real page turner!
Naksed
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Leona
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
Wow. this one packed a punch!!!. The heroine is about to lose everything since her late father made some seriously bad investments. She is left alone to take care of grandma, living together on their much loved family estate. Even though she is now penniless, she believe she can keep things afloat knowing that the house is clear of any mortgages. Unfortunately, she finds out that her father borrowed heavily from the hero, using the estate as collateral.

Of course, hero blackmails her into marriag
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Megzy
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

The story is about a forced marriage by means of blackmail because like many other similar plots, he was physically attracted to her but he couldn't have her in any other way and since getting a divorce was so easy, he decided why not. He was arrogant and cruel but not sadistic, a very common characteristic we see a lot in the romance novel's lead male of the time. (view spoiler)
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Ivy H
Marriage of convenience between a besotted H who hides his love for most of the novel, by pretending that he only feels a sexual desire for the heroine. Cute, sheltered Mary Sue heroine with a sweet and loving grandma who dies at the end and an evil witch OW with no pride. There's also a besotted but useless OM who means well but always ends up causing trouble inadvertently. It's a vintage, old fashioned romance so expect some politically incorrect stuff.
Sneha Jaiswal
Apr 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
hero was too cruel for my tastes and him constantly dangling the OW in front of the heroine left a bad taste in my mouth!
Chantal ❤️
Loved it. I really thought it would be another marital rape and abuse book but no. The hero actually understood that getting married in one week of knowing each other was not enough for an innocent girl to go to bed with him. He even respected her for her loving nature and he was so scared that she would leave him it was awesome. I loved it.
Brenda
A nice, angsty read. It however took me sometime to get into it mainly because it took me some time to warm up to Melanie. I felt there was a sort of cool detachment in her. Which is why, I didn't feel her love until much, much later than when she'd claimed to love Jason. Jason was okay. Although, he was harsh on the wedding night to her, seeing that she was not ready to consummate the marriage, he gave her time to come around. I only wish he hadn't given his ex-mistress, Delia, so much freedom ...more
Tatiana Stefan
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. I read this book more than 20 years ago (I was probably 12 - 14 years old). I remember that I loved the book. Last night I read it again as I felt nostalgic and I was curious whether I would still like it 20 years later. Well I still liked it! I noticed this time though that I was much more critical and judgmental lol. SPOILERS BELOW. This book was written in 1979 so naturally its kind of un-PC as usual. We do not get to hear the hero's perspective. Hero is the usual controlling, bos ...more
Roub
Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Roub by: Onu
gud one ! but i guess i've been spoiled ytd by The Devil's Pawn. i still loved it though. jason was actually nice bcoz he did give melanie time 2 adapt 2 her situation. i mean he did not force her 2 become his wife in the real sense before a lot of time. again he was nice but not nice bcoz i did not like the fact dat he went 2 delia on one night..wid the very intention of having mind-blowing sex. granted he was very upset. but if each time ders a quarrel, his solution is adultery..the marriage h ...more
sbf20112011
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good, basic older HP. I wasn't totally sucked in and there was something about the hero I didn't like (something more than the usual HP hero asshat-ery), but I still enjoyed it. Pretty ludicrous that the hero would demand marriage from the heroine as payment of a debt after barely meeting her, and not because he "needed" to be married for some reason or another, but whatever. :-)
L
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Typical Whittal novel consist of:
Hero - usually controlling, bossy, manipulative, abusive and blackmailing type of person (arse).
Heroine - fresh, virginal and beautiful sacrificial lamb (this one does have some fire and backbone to her)
Parent or sibling that heroine makes a sacrifice for (and eventually puts up with hero's bs)
Other male - There is a weak chaacter that didnt manage to cause a lot of angst, though he doesn't show up that much
Other woman - oh, and aint this one a nasty one (good
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Erin
Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sweet short read, very VERY MILD SEXUAL CONTENT, meaning there is kisses and stuff but the writer does not take us into detail with their sex lives.(Thought I'd put that in for people who prefur that in their books)
Ends in typical Harlequin romance fashion with a HEA.
Peace Ezeh
it was a very interesting novel
Svea
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I have now read about 10 books from this author and she does not know how to create chemistry between her characters. There is so much anger and angst and then suddenly - the heroine is in love. I don't know if that's the case with all older books that followed a similar structure in harlequin-world or just this author.
Rose
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
WOW - this has it all
Good read - well written - heroine losses everything - hero has everything - great combination for blackmail, mayhem, jealousy, marriage, alpha male, desperate female! - Matches + Gasoline
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" by: Trainwreck, angsty HP thread
Had some trainwrecky qualities. Story and characters not fleshed out. Some insta-love. I stayed a little detached reading.
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