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An Enticing Debt to Pay

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  150 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Dial R for Revenge...Forgiveness is a foreign concept to wealthy investment trader Jonas Deveson. Someone has been stealing from him. He's got a good idea who it is and she's going to pay...Seeing the harsh lines that bitterness has carved into Jonas's handsome features, Ravenna Ruggiero knows he'll never see the shades of grey in her actions. Jonas blackmails Ravenna into ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sure that none of us ever stops to think what the life of the hired help is like, nor their children.

They work hard to provide for their families but they also face being treated badly by their employers, and having to face their children being bullied and ridiculed for being the hired help's child.

It is a tough life but they do realise that without a job they will not be able to provide for their children so they do their job and take whatever comes their way, all the while trying everyt
Sep 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An Enticing Debt to Pay is one of the most frustrating books I've read this year. And it's all the heroine's fault.

This book should have had the heroine groveling in apology but no it's the hero who does this. See his revenge in the author's view was all wrong wrong wrong tho it was completely justified. I had major issues with that. This heroine lied to the hero. The heroine's mom was a homewrecker and a thief. The heroine was hard and judgmental toward the hero. The heroine sleeps with a hero
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Quite enjoyable read with a good amount of tension and emotions. But not one of AW's best books. The story is well-written but predictable. The characters are likable and well- rounded but they spend more time in their own heads than interacting with each other. Which makes the story's path slow down considerably.
I liked the end. Jonas declaration of love was so emotional and heart-warming. And the epilogue left me with a smile on the face
Nas Dean
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AN ENTICING DEBT TO PAY by USA Today Bestselling Author Annie West is a Harlequin Presents release for October 2013.

Jonas Deveson doesn’t forget or forgive. So when he found out that he had been ripped off and by none other than his father’s mistress, he is thirsty for revenge.

Ravenna Ruggiero hated her life as the daughter of a working class mother and later as of the other woman. She had been bullied and scorned at. Only at one time Jonas had shown kindness to her.

Now Jonas was after revenge
Tonya Warner
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jonas Deveson vows he will have his revenge against the woman that destroyed his mother. With his father dead, his mistress has now stolen money from him. Finding Ravenna Ruggiero instead of her mother, he finds her much better suited to the revenge he has planned.

Ravenna finds out that her other has stolen money to help her out. Facing up to Jonas is difficult, but resisting him is beyond her.

Very nice.
Aug 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This month HP releases are all awful so far. Even Annie West's book. So boring I almost slept while reading it. Also it was extremely depressing!
Nancy Crocker
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jonas Deveson is set on revenge. He is looking for Silvia Ruggiero. Jonas is convinced she forged the checks against his late father’s account. Silvia was his father’s mistress, and what better way to make her pay not only for the missing money but for the destruction he believes Silvia caused his family. What Jonas finds is Ravenna Ruggiero, Silvia’s daughter. Ravenna tells Jonas she took the money and will work to pay off the debt. But sometimes things are not always as they appear.

The charact
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Things are not only quite the way they seem.

Jonas thinks he has the measure of Ravenna. She is, he believes, a predatory gold digger like her husband-stealing mother. Now that he's discovered that her mother, Silvia, has stolen money from his family, he's determined to make her pay - preferably behind prison bars. When Ravenna owns up to the theft and offers to work to repay the money, he thinks it's a case of 'like mother, like daughter'.

Ravenna alone knows how her mother has suffered down thr
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a great story I fell into this one from the first page MS West always has me cheering for her hero and heroine I have never been disappointed in one of her stories and I loved this one, Ravenna and Jonas have a past from an early age as Ravenna's mother and Jonas's father end up together Jonas has had such a sad childhood but he is gifted in his business life and when he finds out money is missing from one of his accounts he sets out on revenge which is just not like him but when he ...more
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read, I devoured it in one sitting! Ravenna and Jonas's story is feisty and their zinging chemistry is well constructed. I really liked that they were the focus - most of the action sees the two of them alone, with no associate characters to draw away attention from their relationship. The manor house is well realised and I especially liked the fact that Ravenna shuns Jonas's gift of a gorgeous dress and instead wears one she has made of curtains - a cute and endearing nod to "The Sound o ...more
La madre de la protagonista falsifica la firma de un hombre muerto para poder costearle el tratamiento contra la leucemia. Y durante todo el libro, la heroína se siente con la moral suficientemente alta como para rebajar al prota y no hacerse cargo del robo de su madre, siempre victimizándose. Ella y él, ambos en una relación retorcida y enferma =_=.
H.L. Laffin
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Once again Annie has done a great job with this book. "An Enticing Debt to Pay" I mean when you read the title, one wonders what does the title mean? What is the payment for the debt. So we start reading, and its the typical theft story. But as you read...its not. I was just going to start the book and read it here and there. BUT I couldn't put it down. Heck it was hard to put the book down to get my recycling cashed in and some pies bought. LOL. Because all I could think of was what happens? So
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Enticing Read to Remember
When Jonas Deveson decides to exact revenge on the woman who ran away with his father and left his mother a broken woman, he doesn't realise just how sweet that revenge will be. Presented with evidence of fraudulent withdrawals from the family account, Jonas travels to Paris to confront his dead father's mistress. Instead, he finds her daughter, Ravenna Ruggiero, who claims to have committed the theft. In a nice touch of irony and with the mother missing, Jonas decid
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Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one. A tearjerker which was very enjoyable. If u like the teary type, this 1 is 4 u!
Aurian Booklover
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jonas Deveson sees red when he finds out he has been robbed. And not just by anybody, by his father’s mistress, the woman he left his wife for, the same wife who killed herself because of it. And Jonas totally blames Silvia Ruggiero for the death of his mother.
When he finds Silvia’s daughter Ravenna in his father’s apartment instead of her mother, and she confesses to stealing the money instead, he takes out his revenge on her. That is fine with Ravenna, her mother is still devastated with grie
Clint Griffon
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. The setup is the usual blackmail one (see note 1) with family complications, but the characters (if not the plot) are deep and believable, and very sympathetic. The heroes in these stories are sometimes too hard for the reader to forgive even after the heroine has melted to their manly charms ("He looked more decadently delicious than any pastry she'd ever concocted"). But here Jonas Deveson's abusive behaviour is at least psychologically, if not legally (see note 2), ju ...more
Trudy Miner
Jonas Deveson was out for revenge; someone had stolen money from him and he knew just who it was. Now she was going to pay! When Ravenna Ruggiero heard the accusations against her, she knew they weren't true but she chose to take the blame rather than have her mother be sent to prison or worse. So when Jonas tells her that she can work off the money by working as his housekeeper restoring his palatial mansion to order in time for his ball, she agrees. After all, she grew up there, daughter of th ...more
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok who is really the offensive party in this book? It's quite a frustrating read. Someone stole a hefty cash and the punishment is housecleaning. Reminds me of Seinfeld episode where George Costanza became his dad's butler for damaging his car. The hero who did nothing wrong ever was painted as the villain in the story. I may have failed to connect the dots... I did consider reading it again in case I missed the essence of the story but oh no I'm not going there!
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just the right amount of angst. H believes someone is stealing from him. h admits she is the thief. H makes her work as his housekeeper to pay off debt. H is shattered when he discovers why the money was stolen. Great read.
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
Love this author, but this one was boring.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
....a really good reads !
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mills-boon
It was a warm read ... This book is about emotions than than passion. I really loved the heroine, she's a very loyal person. I enjoyed the book so much
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Güzel bir hikaye idi..
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"This is a terrific hate-into-love story, set in a dilapidated old manor that's a character itself." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

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Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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