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Hired Bride

(Beaufort Brides #1)

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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  4,737 ratings  ·  324 reviews
For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads.

Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to final
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ebook, 217 pages
Published June 16th 2015 (first published June 12th 2015)
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Debbie Oxier
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved everything about this book. It was a quick read but had many of the elements I like in a good love story. It was a marriage of convenience plot, the hero was wealthy, good looking and could be charming when he wanted to be. When he fell in love it took him totally by surprise and he has no idea what to do about it. He turns to his sister, whom I really liked and hope she will have her own book. The heroine was feisty, especially when it came to her marriage with Mitchell. He thought he c ...more
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Usually I can pick up a Noelle Adams book and it’s an easy comfort read for me. Hired Bride unfortunately didn’t work for me.

It’s about Deanna and Mitchell, two complete opposites who agree to a six month marriage. Mitchell will be able to close out a deal on a property he desperately wants and Deanna will get the funds to restore her family estate that is falling down around them.

I’m a sucker for love/hate romances and opposites attract but Mitchell was too much a jerk and Deanna’s enabling o
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ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
Hired Bride is such a great romance novel. If you're into the hate-to-love then go for this.

Deanna and her sisters are orphans, they lost their parents at a young age and they're living with their grandmother. Her grandmother wants her to marry a rich man of her choice, and Deanna forced by her gratitude to not object. However, one day she meets Mitchell, a playboy and a business owner, and they took instant dislike to each other. Soon, he makes a mistake and he tries to get out off and still k
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Lynn
Jun 17, 2015 added it
Shelves: dollar-book
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Standalone/series: companion series
Cliffhanger?: (view spoiler)
Cursing?: Yes
Descriptive Sex?: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex Between H/h With OW/OM?:(view spoiler)
Contains Cheating?: (view spoiler)
Overall Chemistry: builds
Overall Couple's Rootablity: builds
HEA/HFN/etc Ending: (view spoiler)
1st/2nd/3rd Person: 3rd
Character(s)POV Spoken: dual

Any Triggers/Warnings: N
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Jae
The heroine was too uptight for my taste and her constant disagreement (about everything) kinda spoilt the story for me.
atomickitten
3.5 stars rounded up

That was very sweet and very Noelle Adams.

And I actually enjoyed this one.
The ending wasn't exactly my cup of tea, especially the lack of communication and the house full of old clothes and taxidermied cats gave me the heebie-jeebies.

But the romance was cute, the steam was good and I liked the characters.
So I'm rounding it up to 4 stars.
That's a very sweet, very relaxing and pretty short read.
Me likey.

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AKA
I liked the idea behind this one and the second half brought the rating up, lol. Mitchell and Deanna (once they began to act like adults) were cute together and I enjoyed some of their "getting to know you" conversations.

I tried to like this one more but Mitchell was such a smarmy, snobby jackass in the first half. Deanna was a push over (and her family's obsession with their history just made me think they were flying the stars and bars outside their dilapidated house). She grew something akin
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QueenKatie
This is how I felt about this book  photo B4AB8EDC-8A3B-49B0-86B6-788D34FABBE2_zpsiheobody.jpg ---> Toast.

"What? Toast you say?!" Yes, toast. Toast is an okay food. It's bland but kind of feeling. You can live off of it, but you might die of boredom. It's better with jam or butter, but not gross plain. This "toast" feeling is how the book made me feel.

Yeah, I read it. I sort of liked it, but not really. I read it in a couple of hours but more to finish it than because I couldn't put it down. I will probably try another one in the series or the Dam
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Ashley Lloyd
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm woman enough to admit I downloaded this book because I clicked purchase by accident and really didn't think I was going to like it. But Noelle Adams is pretty darn brilliant. The HEA was predictable in a way that was warmly comforting and reminded me that good things do happen in the world without being too cliche. It had enough plot and conflict to make me wonder if the HEA could be pulled off but it was - perfectly! It also ended in a way that gave an insight to the next book in a wa ...more
Nefise
I liked to read marriage of convenience or fake/arranged relationship books. If it developed well, it is always better than an instant-love/lust ones.
This one is not great but still, it was a good time.
DJ Sakata
My Rating:

3.5

Favorite Quotes:

It was one of those strange moments that feel intense for no good reason.

I love you with everything I have in me to love – which is so much more than I ever knew before I met you.


My Review:

While the storyline was entertaining and had some amusing and steamy bits, I struggled with the plot throughout as basically, the heroine had allowed her ambitious relic of a grandmother to pimp her out. Grandmother had been actively seeking rich husbands for her granddaughters to
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it


Deanna's life has always been about looking after her sister's and her eccentric grandmother after her parents were killed in a car accident. As the eldest, she has acted as the responsible one and now she is getting worried as her family's estate is starting to look a bit worn out and in need of a fixer-upper. The thing is though that money is tight and they can't afford to do up something this big. Deanna's grandmother has made it her mission to marry Deanna off to a wealthy man. Though it see
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Bubu
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Its was a nice average story(For me!!). There is Mister I dont do marriage and Miss i have to do this for my family. There is arranged marriage, there is a bit of miscommunication.. what's not to like.

This book is part of a series but it can be a standalone.
The first series is Heirs of Damon(about Damon brothers- In the Hired Bride it was mentioned Ben-her high school bf and Harrison(the lawyer)). The next series is Beaufort Brides(Deanna and her sisters) and Eden Manor series.
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Lara
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
So, this is one of these books where you already know the whole plot without reading as much as a sentence.. The title says it all, right?
But even though it does and you already know the ending and plot twists before you actually started reading, I did get surprised while reading this. By quite a lot of things, to be honest:

One thing that surprised me in quite a positive way, were the characters. I didn't expect them to be remarkable at all, but actually they are. And most of them were pretty in
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Trish R.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
A lot of readers don’t like this type of book, a story where the hero pays the heroine to marry him for a certain length time, for a certain amount of money, but I happen to be one of those who do like it. However, for only having 217 pages this was really, really angsty. Good grief, how many times did Deanna fall into bed with Mitchell then give him the cold shoulder because “it was a mistake.” And how many times did she let him hold her and kiss her then pull away again because she was afraid ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Read as part of a duet ~ Marry Me: Wedding Season / Hired Bride by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

Hired Bride by Noelle Adams:

At first, I totally though this was gonna be the same old same old with this over done trope, but it wasn’t. It was refreshing and fun and just beautiful! It’s told in dual POV so you get a well rounded story. There’s no guessing or inferring this way. It’s my favorite way to read a book. I loved both Mitchell and Deanna. They were so relatable with their flaws. Nothing maj
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Lorka
Loved it! Noelle has now made me a fan of contemporary romance stories. I love her characters, their flaw, their vulnerabilities and she does a great job at showing her characters fall in love.
Fernanda
sweet and enjoyable story,
Kanoko
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Note: Review copy supplied by the author. Honest thoughts follow.

4.5 The Pride cats stars

I was an early reader for Stripping the Billionaire, which I loved, and one of the things I asked about, if not suspected, was the possibility of a spin-off series featuring Deanna and her imposing grandma. Noelle Adams confirmed it (she said not to tell anyone, but then again I had no one to tell), so I'd been basically going nuts over the Beaufort Brides series long before it was officially announced.
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Sumaira
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
As this books sounds from the synopsis to close a business deal Mitchell needs a wife to stop his potential business partner's daughter from coming on to him without letting her know he's not interested incase it affects the business deal adversely. What better way than to enter a fake marriage for 6 months? I know, but this book really is one of the better stories I read. The writing of this book is really well done, it is a short book but it doesn't feel rushed. Nor did I feel at any point tha ...more
Stephanie
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This wasn't quite as cute as I wanted it to be. I love a good fake-relationship story, but I thought this focused too much on them trying to fool themselves instead of other people. And it skipped over a lot of the getting-to-know-you parts and focused a lot more on the, ahem, intimate moments, which were kind of graphic. Still, though, it was an overall cute book. ...more
Hasnamezied
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love to read for Noelle Adams . Her books are so so sweet which give you a fantastic feeling . Also, I liked that she brought characters from Heirs of Damon series which I adore.
Love it.
Diana
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another summer, romantic read. I really enjoyed it! Curious about the next one. :)
Ellie
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was technically a reread for me as I read it years ago and thought it was really fantastic but it fell a little flat re-reading it. I don’t think that’s because it’s a bad book, just that since I was 15 I’ve read better books😂
This is a marriage of convenience tropes book which honestly is one of my all time favourite! It sees Deanna marry Mitchell to help him secure a business deal and in return Mitchell will pay to help restore the beautiful Beaufort mansion (set in Savannah).
Pros:
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SSShafiq
This was my first book by the author and I was impressed.

Nothing new in the plot here - Deanna, our heroine, enters into a marriage of convenience with a rich billionaire who is grumpy and doesn’t believe in marriage, but needs to get married for business reasons. And so on…

I’ve read a lot of romances based around this trope (randomly pick up any Harlequin Presents and you’ll probably find this trope) but usually the “hero” falls into the alpha-ass spectrum. Here, I was very impressed with how
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Jane
Hired Bride ~ Beaufort Brides ~ Book 1

Hired Bride starts with a business arrangement between Deanna and Mitchell. He needed a wife to complete the purchase of a restaurant for his mother and Deanna wanted to restore her family home to please her grandmother. After living together things changed, romance developed. I loved the characters that supported Mitchell and Deanna and the Pride added humor.
Antonella
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Read a long time ago....
Bette Hansen
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an awesome marriage of convenience story. I loved these characters and could feel their chemistry right from the start. This story has a nice quick pace and it's very well written.

Deanna Beaufort is shocked when the egotistical workaholic Mitchell Graves pulls her into his lie stating that they were engaged just to keep his business deal on track. Once she thought about it though, maybe they could both come out of this with what they want. He needs to close this deal and she needs to fi
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Jill
Jan 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
I know, OK?

I KNOW.

Like many terrible ideas before it, this one started when I was sitting on the couch, stressed out, on my third glass of wine on a school night. "I really feel like reading," I thought, but who wants to read the longest book in the world or a serious novel about philosophy when they feel like someone sucked the contents of their head out through a straw?

No one. Literally no one.

So I logged on to the iTunes Store and there this atrocity was, sitting at number one on the free
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Maria Rose
With a similar feel to the author's Willow Park series, this story of an arranged marriage follows two people with different expectations and ideals and shows how being willing to change can lead to a love worth keeping. Deanna was raised by her grandmother and feels obligated to do whatever she can to make her happy, even if it means agreeing to a business marriage with Mitchell. In return for helping him close an important deal, she'll get the funds needed to restore her family mansion. But wh ...more
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Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many yea
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“I don't think you're heartless, Mitchell. I just think you're different from me. I take certain things seriously — like marriage and sex and... and tradition. I know you don't. That's fine. You don't have to. But I hope you understand that I do.” 4 likes
“Kelly,” her grandmother said, “The Pride needs to be dusted.” Deanna and Kelly looked at each other. “The Pride” was a collection of Mrs. Beaufort’s dead Siamese cats, all professionally stuffed by a taxidermist to preserve them. They were prominently displayed in the parlor, along with a host of other family treasure including china and costumes from their Beaufort forebears.” 1 likes
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