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วิวาห์ลวง / Wildest Hearts

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เมือแดเนียล พีชายทีรักของเธอหายตัวไปหลังเครืองบินตกอยางลึกลับ แอนนี ลินครอฟท จึงตองดินรนปกปองบริษัททีกำลังรุงโรจนของเขาใหรอดพนจากบรรดาฉลามทีคิดวาเขาคงไมกลับมา เธอไปหา โอลิเวอร เรน ชายผูรำรวยและอันตรายทีสุด เพือยืนขอเสนอแกเขา...คือการแตงงาน

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 2011 by Kaewkarn (first published 1993)
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Linda
First, may I say, this was such a 1990s romance. It was only my second Krentz book and I wasn’t too impressed with the first one I read. But I heard so many good things about this story that I had to give this author another go. And I am glad I did.

Oliver Rain was a rich uber-alpha male with control issues. He wore his hair pulled back in a ponytail, had a zen garden and performed yoga daily. He also had a serious problem with trust: no close friends, just acquaintances. Oliver took care of his
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Clau
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-mobi
I'm not quite sure what I should say about this one.
So, we have Annie and Oliver. These two get married just so that Oliver can control a particular company, that belongs to her brother. Daniel, Annie's brother, went missing days ago, and now all his creditors are after the company. The only way to save it, according to Annie, is that she gets married, so that half of her shares go to her husband. Annie is sure that Daniel is alive, and plans to get a divorce as soon as her brother comes back fr
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Jane Stewart
3 stars. A bit too syrupy - but ok if you’re in the mood for that kind of escape.

The heroine Annie was too much of a Mary Sue for me - too perfect. From the beginning she tells wealthy man Oliver how he needs to improve his communication skills. She treats him the way a mother would. She insists that he keep her involved in everything even though she is out of her league in his high tech business world. Annie owns a shop selling artsy and decorative things for the home.

The plot about Annie’s mi
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Lizzy
The theme of a contemporary marriage of convenience was delightfully explored by Jayne Ann Krentz in Wildest Hearts. ”Annie are you by any chance proposing to me?” LOL!

When Annie Lyncroft’s brother is lost and presumed dead in a plane crash, she needs someone to help save her brother’s company. Proposing to Oliver Rain seemed like the only thing she could do. This serves Oliver ends very well, but he intends to make their marriage the real thing.

I loved Annie and Oliver. Despite his quirky int
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Nefise
Actually, until last part, I would give it 2.5 point but I liked last part with both suspense and romance.

It was an old, classic suspense and its hero, Olive, reminded me Shibumi's hero very much. Although, Shibumi's hero is really very eccentric and has been well characterized. On the other hand, imo, because of he has not been characterized that well, he seems a bit exaggerated. I don't like to read when author tells and tells about some major characterization about hero or heroine but we can'
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Pat Cromwell
Mar 31, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book ties with The Waiting Game as my favorite Jayne Ann Krentz, with Wildest Hearts slighly ahead. It is quinessential Krentz at her best. First she turns a geeky type hero with a geeky name (Oliver) and turns him into a sexy, go for broke chameleon and we the reader discovers several chapters into the book that the guy is like James Bond. You have the quirky heroine (a wonderful Krentz trademark) and you have the perfect couple. She transforms her man into this great to die for guy withou ...more
Lalah Never Never
why do i have the feeling that this was EL James's inspiration for her over-hyped trilogy?!?! >.<
oh right, because i wanted to slap annie the way I wanted to slap James's anna! T_T

nah!

seriously, the hero & heroine in this book feels like the original grey and anna (respectively)
mysterious but weird, eye-candy billionaire with paranoia and stalker-tendency... ring a bell anyone?! urrgh. next!
Lisa
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although Wildest Hearts was of average length for a romance novel, the plot still felt rushed.

Annie and Oliver's relationship goes from non-existent to "I'm in love with him" in the space of three days during which they hardly spent any time together. It's not unusual in a romance novel for things to progress rather quickly, but in most cases the hero and heroine are inseparable and their time together is filled with romantic tension and smoldering gazes, etc. In this book Annie and Oliver marry
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Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 1993
Length: 5946 kindle locations.
Setting: Contemporary, Seattle.
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Entrepeneur.
Heroine: Owns a small business.

Nice premise. Good story. Good characters. Marriage of convenience in a contemporary setting.

But.

Not enough grovel from the Grey-like Oliver.
Too much bending and bottomless cheer from "Polly-Annie".
Story took an unlikely arc with an unsatisfactory BadGuy and too-tidy ending.

It is of it's time (early-90s) as t
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Carrie
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5*

Another Krentz book that I won't pick apart, but just enjoy. While the suspense plot was recycled from an earlier JAK book, the main characters weren't. Oliver is the ruthless businessman and autocratic ruler of his family that he seems. While Annie sparks some self-evaluation in him, it's slow and painful, and therefore more believable than most books with this device. Annie is perhaps a little too "good," but I enjoyed her efforts to thwart Oliver's draconian plans. I especially enjoyed th
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Zee1
Nov 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really did not enjoy this one. Was kinda disappointed. Since I love Amanda Quick's regency romances.

Annie was annoying as hell...I love Ms.Quick's heroines, so this was disappointing. She was sooooo unnaturally cheery and optimistic. She bulldozed over anything to get her way! I mean it was a bit much, and it was even more ridiculous that Oliver put up with it. Oliver was not anywhere near as likable as her regency period heroes either. His weird control thing was honestly a bit overdone. Yea
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Chris
A good little eccentric book. A love story started from a wicked business proposal.
A peculiar, stoic, ruthless self-millionare business tycoon meets a sweet, independent, busy-body lady who owned a queer collections of designs.

They are both weird, Oliver with his manmade rainforest located on the rooftop and his infamous anti-social side, and Annie with her elephant pink toenails that is still occupying on the store and her Saint-Theresa-broken-cases-charity. She really tries to sell the elephan
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Tyna
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cartea Suflete sălbatice este o carte foarte romantică, plină de umor și cu puțin mister. Chimia dintre personajele principale se simte încă de la începutul cărții. Deși firi diametral opuse, cei doi sunt irezistibil atrași unul de celălalt, fiecare recunoscând în celălalt sufletul lui pereche.

Recenzia mea:

http://www.delicateseliterare.ro/sufl...
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jan 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2011
Take a wacky, impulsive heroine, mix with a brooding macho business shark who is closed off from his feelings, stir well. Jayne Ann Krentz does it best. No one else could give her hero the dorky name of Oliver and make us lust for him in spite of it.
Deranged Dreamer
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yep.
Same formula.
Im still entertained. It suits my currently mood very well.
Nenya
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fluffy and charming, if you don't take it too seriously.
Cecilia Rodriguez
The story is set in the Pacific Northwest.
Krentz's suspense-mystery begins with the disappearance of Daniel Lyncroft, a tech
genius and Annie's older brother.
Krentz's uses the classic "Marriage of Convenience," in a modern setting.
I found out about this title from a fan, who mentioned that Annie and Oliver's names
in: "The Girl Who Knew too Much," were used before.
Amanda Kern
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and cute

This is funny and cute book. It is also a classic. I am revisiting the classics jayne Ann krentz books. I am enjoying each book.
Mary
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mystery 4, Hero 3.5, Heroine 2, wrap up 1.
Sarja
Mar 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(SPOILERS - read at your own risk)

This was a 4 star read until I hit the predictable ending and it dropped back to 3 stars. Krentz has again re-used one of her own plot devices from a previous book; I think it might have been used originally in 'Absolutely, Positively', whereby the murderer/guilty party ingratiates himself into the family by hooking up with one of the secondary family members. In 'Absolutely, Positively' I think it was the heroine's aunt who got duped by the con-artist boyfriend
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Kate McMurry
JAK at her very best

Oliver Rain is a 37-year-old, inscrutable, hard-nosed businessman who has supported his family of step-mother, twin step-brothers, and two sisters since his father deserted the family, stealing all their assets. This tragedy occurred when Oliver was only 21 years old, his half-brothers were toddlers, and his sisters teenagers. Oliver immediately surrendered his dream of being a botanical research scientist in order to recover the family's fortunes in the world of high finance
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Catherine
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie Lyncroft's brother, Daniel, is missing. Everyone except Annie and her brother's fiance think that he died in a plane crash. With Daniel's disappearance control of their company, Lyncroft Unlimited, falls to her. Investors start getting nervous because they don't think she can take Daniel's place, but Annie has a plan to keep the company together until her brother gets back.

Annie goes to Daniel's old boss Oliver Rain and proposes a marriage of convenience. He has an investment in Lyncroft U
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ElaineY
Aug 16, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Review of 2nd reading on May 14, 2013:
I read this when it first came out in 1993. If Goodreads existed then, I probably would have given it 4 stars and at the start, it was a 4-star-heading-for-5. My final rating of 2 stars in 2013 is for the plot and Oliver Rain. Annie Lyncroft can kiss my ass.

This isn't a romantic suspense in that there are no serial killers and the MCs aren't on the run from gun-toting terrorists, etc. It's set in a normal world and Annie proposes a commercial arrangement th
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Lori
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, HelenKay :)

I enjoyed this book. I admit to the reservations about a hero named Oliver, but the stereotype was turned on its head. A man who, left to his own devices, likely would have fit his name's stereotype.

I loved the time period. No cell phones. People couldn't get a hold of someone at the touch of a button. CDs were still new enough to be spelled out in big letters: Compact Disc. People still had diskettes on their computers and wireless was sure to be the next big technology.
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Sheila Melo
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marriage of Convenience With Fun Heroine Who Upsets the Hero's World

"Annie are you by any chance proposing to me."

THE STORY: When Annie Lyncroft's brother is lost and presumed dead in a plane crash, Annie does not want to accept his death. She needs someone to help save her brother's company. She turns to Oliver Rain and proposes a marriage of convenience until her brother's return. Oliver agrees but has another motive. He intends on making their marriage real because he wants Annie.

OPINION: I l
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Ellen Justen
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sandhya
This is my second stand-alone by Ms. Krentz and I enjoyed it. I should say I really loved the author's writing style , its impressive even though this is a very old book written in 90s. It was interesting to read the forgotten things from twenty years ack. The romance was sweet, hmmm I think that was the correct word, the female lead, Annie is an angel, an entirely opposite character to Oliver, our male lead and so perfect together. Olive is a controlling man who exerts lot od self-control and c ...more
Holly
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an early '90s book by Jane Ann Krentz.
I really liked this one mainly because of the main character, Olivier.
The very private, eccentric and dangerous CEO who is basically "tamed" by Annie, the female romantic lead. Filled with really great dialog, this book is hard to put down.

Olivier is a very alpha male kind of guy. My fav line in the book, loosely quoted says it all:
"He was standing in the group of other partiers trying to appear innocent, in the same way a cheetah looks among a herd
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Jules
May 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, authors-k
Kind of disappointing for Krentz - almost all I could think of while reading the book was, "Did she come up with the plot while watching musicals about orphans?" Because the names of the main characters just happen to be Annie and Oliver. Jeez.

Speaking of the plot, it was pretty predictably, down to the villain and how it wraps up.

The book itself feels somewhat dated, simply because of the technology Annie's brother was working on - wireless computer networking. They make a huge deal about what
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Amy
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit when I first read the description of this book I didn't really think Id care for it. I was just looking for a fluffy easy read. And it was an easy read, but I really enjoyed it. There was a mystery involved in the book as well as a romance and I appreciated that. It was funny, entertaining, and very realistic, or at least as realistic as romantic fiction gets. The author, who also rights under the pen name Amanda quick, uses humor effectively and successfully had me chasing after ...more
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

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