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The Marriage Trap

(Trap #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Nationally bestselling author Elizabeth Thornton returns with a wickedly tempting new tale of scandal, intrigue, and daring proposals. . . .

From dueling at dawn to fighting at Waterloo, Jack Rigg, Earl of Raleigh, has seen his share of danger. But now he faces his greatest fear: wedlock by ambush. It began in Paris, when he rescued an alluring cardsharp named Aurora from a
Paperback, 357 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2005)
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Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I don't remember this book but I do remember the cover. Romance issues! ...more
Oct 31, 2012 rated it liked it
From the title, I thought it would be about a fun cute heroine planning to trap the hero into marriage. That was not the case. In fact, she didn't want to marry him at all!

The Plot:
Elle is a companion, who disguised herself (briefly at the beginning of the book) to look older and less attractive so she can find work and keep her job. She also supports her younger brother Robbie (who was just expelled from University and got into some other trouble throughout the book). She also have an alter e
merilie Gonzales
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The best book I've read in a long while. Well, okay re-read I have the paperback copy too. You'll love all the characters as much as I did. It's a historical romantic mystery like most of her books, something i absolutely love.
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So good

This story had it all. Great characters, love that didn’t come easy but ends up happily ever after, a good mystery and dialogue. Not sure I understand the point of the Francis character. She was kind of just annoying.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I miss Elizabeth Thornton books.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
From the moment I picked up ‘The Bride’s Bodyguard’ by Elizabeth Thornton in 1998, I knew this is going to be one author I will gladly follow.

Over the years that I’ve read her books, I’ve found that she always delivers exciting plots, surprising twists and unlikely villains – a combination that goes a long way in creating the kind of romantic suspense novels that keep her readers hooked on her.

In ‘The Marriage Trap’, she scored yet again with her masterful characterisation, a wickedly brilliant
Mar 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a first time author for me and it finishes up a themed challenge also.

This book is a suspense/romance. I thought it was well done and will read more by this author.

Ellie Hill is a companion to a wealthy couple's daughter. She dresses older than she really is and makes herself look dowdy to keep her job. She is the sole support for her brother Robbie after their parents die.

She is introduced to Jack Rigg at a party and the patrons are scandalized when the sought after bachelor asks her to
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great story, the characters were so interesting and strong willed. The story had lots of tension and fun back and forth with the "hero". This has been a fun series. ...more
Esther Tan
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
it is amazing how much we trust and rely on others a lot, to the point where we don't wish to see what is right in front of us, or pretend some ignorance so that reality can match our fantasy ...more
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i love love love it. it wasn't like your regular romance novles ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh...absolutely loved Ellie and Jack's story. What more could you want - mystery, romance, murder, kindness, surprise. A surprisingly lovely read. ...more
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
intrigue and family drama. romance and love. great book.
Entertaining but it didn't have anything in it to make it stand out. Still a good book though. ...more
May 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good Book
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Murder, mystery, romance -- The Marriage Trap has it all.
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
The romance seemed kind of incidental to solving the mystery, but it was still an enjoyable book overall. I need to look for the second and third book in the trilogy now.
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is another 3.5, but I read it through in one afternoon, which gives it a 4. It will still go in the book bus. Oh for a 10 star rating!
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Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's a great book to get away from life for awhile. It's mainly romance with a mystery twist. By the end of the book I couldn't put it down ...more
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Mary Forrest George, née Baxter was born and educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she taught school for a number of years before establishing her own nursery school, St. Swithin Street Nursery School, an institution that is still going strong today.

She and her husband then emigrated to Canada with their three young sons. She taught kindergarten and Grade One for a number of years in Winnipeg, Man

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