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A Very Exclusive Engagement (Daughters of Power: The Capital #5)

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"What happens in the elevator, stays in the elevator, right?"

Trapped between floors with his spitfire employee, media mogul Liam Crowe can't control the chemistry. First, Francesca Orr is calling her new boss names in the boardroom; next, she's kissing him! Now Liam has some choice names for Francesca: fiancée, maybe even wife. Because the only way to keep control of the s
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Susan
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book. Liam has purchased the network after the previous owner was arrested in a phone hacking scandal (No Stranger to Scandal). Francesca is giving him problems because she is advocating for her projects and not backing down. She has called him some uncomplimentary names, in Italian which he doesn't speak. There is something about her which has really gotten his attention and when they get trapped in an elevator together things get pretty heated. When his aunt, who owns a good chunk of the ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, contemporary
Originally posted on What I'm Reading

Early this morning, I finished reading A Very Exclusive Engagement by Andrea Laurence. Who doesn't love a quick read with a fake engagement or a conniving aunt? I for one love enjoy a good fake engagement.

From the first moment Francesca Orr and Liam Crowe were stuck in the elevator the steam from that encounter hadn't evaporated. Boy was that a hot moment. Now Liam was give an ultimatum from his Aunt Beatrice (the Queen Bee) to be married within the year. For
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Nicole Smith
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: desire
This book was very intriguing. You have Liam who is the new owner of the company and Francesca who wants to save her charitable program. Tempers are flaring in the boardroom then fate laughs at them by getting them both stuck in an elevator. Now sparks are flying for a whole new reason, but reality rears it's ugly head. Then Liam's aunt gives him an ultimatum to secure his ownership of the company. Now Liam must convince Francesca the perfect candidate for a fake engagement. What starts out as f ...more
Karen
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review Posted on HarlequinJunkie.com

A Very Exclusive Engagement isn’t the first Andrea Lawrence book I’ve read, but I think it finally made me stand up and take note.

Liam and Francesca clash at first, he’s taking over the company for which she works, and in trying to save it, might be curtailing some of her projects. She mutters something about him in Italian and it allows him to take an active interest in her. He flags her down as she walks towards the elevator, and just after the doors close a
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Danielle Morgan
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I'm not usually a fan of romance novels, but this I actually enjoyed.
I have wasted many a late hour glued to the pages, just hoping everything works out for Liam and Francesca, surprisingly so since I really hated Liam at first.
With what sex scenes there are, they're tactful and not stretched out like some books. Even though a lot of their drama mixes into some everyday romance issues, I found myself worrying for them, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
I cannot recommend this book
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Amanda Richardson
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This was the first book I have read by Andrea Laurence. I really liked the Washington DC setting, and I liked that the heroine was a mature adult who knew what she wanted. Francesca and Liam are only engaged to fool his aunt, but feelings become real quickly for Francesca. Liam takes a little longer to realize his feelings.
There is always something great about reading a Harlequin romance. It is of course well edited and no grammar mistakes. Good story, believable dialog, and I really enjoyed the
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Lisa DeVore
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yowza! This author can write a steamy scene and she gets right to it! I read 3/4 of this book at the emergency room waiting on my mother to be treated. This was the perfect escape from a hospital waiting room. Rooting for Liam and Francesca and their crazy plan kept the pages turning swiftly. I have to admit getting a bit impatient with these two and what was right before their eyes, but that made the ending SO much more satisfying! It's not only a "good read"...it's a wonderful read and I highl ...more
Jenny
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This romance is so dreamy. I seriously could not put it down while reading it. I love Francesca's character. She is so down to earth, caring, compassionate. Liam is yummy and sexy. He has just the right amount of alpha-ness to him to make him very sexy. He found a spunky, feisty, & loving woman in Francesca. No way he could resist her!

Great "marriage of convenience" book!
Nikita Isaac
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love every book that I have read by Andrea. This story kept reading until I finished. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Susan Parkes
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book by Andrea Laurence as I am a terrible romantic at heart and I love 'Happy Ever Afters' and this lady always produces them for us. This is book is about Liam Crowe, an alpha male who has just bought into the ANS network after the old owner was arrested for phone hacking and one of his employee's Francesca Orr, a beautiful Italian/Irish woman. They clash at their first business encounter when he tries to stop one of her charity events that she is organising, due to the c ...more
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Yazmin
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In A Very Exclusive Engagement by Andrea Laurence, Liam Crowe has bought the network after the previous owner was arrested for being involved in a phone hacking scandal. But Francesca Orr is giving problems because she is standing up for her projects and she will not back down. Only after being trapped in an elevator with her, things get very heated, for now she has gotten his attention and it will not go away that easily. So when Liam gets threatened by his aunt, by selling her shares of the ne ...more
Jena
May 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-just-can-t
An impulse-buy that sadly got the "DNF"

Of course this is just my fault. Like there are some people who love corn chowder, but I'm not one of them... I'm sure this book is AWESOME corn chowder.

I stopped at the 30 page mark, even though the Hero and Heroine being trapped in an elevator and *almost* having sex because, it's humid and dark and they're horny - that was some excellent crazysauce writing - but still... I just can't with the CEO heroes any more.

In fact - no more super wealthy contempora
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Erica
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh gosh, this book was way too cute! I loved everything about it - Franscesca with her habit of swearing in Italian when she's angry and all her superstitions and Liam who is fairly private with his life. The pair of them together work so well, and I loved watching the two of them figure out they were actually perfect for one another, despite the circumstances that originally pushed them together.

Everything about A Very Exclusive Engagement was just so right. I started reading, and I never wate
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Dancer
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it
"What happens in the elevator, stays in the elevator, right?"

Trapped between floors with his spitfire employee, media mogul Liam Crowe can't control the chemistry. First, Francesca Orr is calling her new boss names in the boardroom; next, she's kissing him! Now Liam has some choice names for Francesca: fiancée, maybe even wife. Because the only way to keep control of the scandal-plagued news network he's just acquired is if he settles down, and Francesca is perfect fake-fiancée material. But whe
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Lynn Brooks
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this fifth book in the Daughters of Power: The Capital series, Andrea Laurence takes us on a whirlwind journey with a high-powered media mogul and one of the VP's he inherits when he buys a company.

Liam Crowe is determined to turn around the scandal-plagued news network he just bought and make it successful and reputable again. Butting heads with one of his fiery tempered employees might not be the best way to accomplish that!

Francesca Orr throws insults at her new boss under her breath in a
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Katrina
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Very Exclusive Engagement is the 5th book in the series Daughters of Power: The Capital, and even though this book can stand alone it is good to have some background information on the secondary characters.

A Very Exclusive Engagement has sizzle from the start and just kept on sizzling. Liam Crowe's hot encounter with Francesca Orr when they were stuck in the elevator kept him wanting more. Liam's Aunt Beatrice wanted to see him married within the year and Francesca was just the person for him
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Mary Lawson
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Very Exclusive Engagement
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Trying to save the news network brings Liam Crowe to make budget cuts that Francesca Orr doesn't want him to do. Tempers flare!!! If he does then her charity function will be hurt. Liam knows he needs help to save the scandal plagued network. He tries to get his aunt to sell him her shares. Instead she comes up with a proposition for him to earn them, but is the price too high?
Again strong characters and an intriguing storyline makes this a must read And
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Tina White
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator; or does it? Another great book by Andrea Laurence. A fake engagement turns into an engagement of the heart. As with all of Andrea's books, her characters draw you into their lives and you want the book to keep on going. Don't miss out on this one.
Carol-Ann
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable romance read that was well-written a fun read! Loved the chemistry and the story for this couple media mogul Liam and his fake fiancée Francesca who where an exciting couple she was very feisty character loved the humour between them both! This couple was a perfect match for each other, A kind of book that I love to read!
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Miniseries: Daughters of Power: The Capital
Category: Passion
"Laurence takes a standard romance plot and wraps it in the ongoing saga of a troubled television network, for a fast, fun and sexy read." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars
Andrea' Cmtz
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
La verdad me lo imagine mejor, pero no estuvo tan mal. No me gusto tanto el final
Carey
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5-4.0 Stars!! It was a good, fast read but it was a bit too unrealistic for me. Other than that, I thought it was a really good book!
Ada
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quiero el librio de Ariela desde el primer libro
Saly
Rating 3.25 stars
Kind of an okay book, hero convinces the heroine to act fake engaged with him, she agrees. Then they get married for a year as well. The book didn't capture me much.
Mark
rated it it was ok
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Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and ...more
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