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True North

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  3,973 ratings  ·  239 reviews
Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B004D9FGD0.

The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she's wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he's ever seen. He doesn't immediately recognize the world-famous super model who is attending her cousin Enid's wedding at the country club he owns. Thanks to Enid's shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana b
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published November 3rd 2014 by HTJB, Inc. (first published November 19th 2010)
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Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
Another AMAZING book from this terrific writer!
True North was a fun and entertaining read. I couldn't put it down.

In this book we get to read about one of the most famous models in the US and an important business man. Liana McDermott, top beauty every man craves, goes back home to a place far from fame where she can take a rest for her cousin's wedding. There, she decides to get into a fling for 2 weeks with the sexy owner of the place her cousin got married.

At the beginn
Liana McDermott. Gorgeous supermodel. She’s in town for two weeks to attend her cousin’s wedding as the maid of honor. Which also entails a hideous dress, but that’s not important right now.
Travis North. Gorgeous owner of the establishment where the wedding reception is taking place. He sees Liana across the room and sparks fly, despite the fact he doesn’t recognize immediately who he is.

Liana’s cousin, Enid’s wedding coordination contract also has an addendum. Travis has to be the one to take L
Anna D.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free, kindle, dnf, on-hold
First, I want to make it clear that I didn't finish this book. I got up to 36% and my frustration level hit a boiling point and I just had to stop. I hate having a partially read book in my shelf so maybe someday I'll finish for my own peace of mind but that day is not today.

The characters, the plot, the dialogue are incredibly one dimensional, shallow, predictable, and just so stupid. We can't relate to their "hardship." It's so hard being rich and attractive. The author did try and put in some
Stacey Frederes
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I'm honest enough to say that I didn't even get 10% of the way into this book before I deleted it from my kindle. The main characters were so shallow it was ridiculous, with the female lead despairing over having to constantly turn down men, not once but twice I'm the first 5% of the book. Not to mention how rude both the female and male leads are in regards to the physical appearance of others; including the female lead's best friend.

I could go on but I won't waste my time. Suffice it to say I
Oct 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars!
Marie Force is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. I just love her stuff but I had a tough time with this book. It was sweet and the Hero was perfect but I don't know...I really couldn't get into reading about Sports Illustrated/Victoria Secret models and their troubles with love. I'm sure for some women being 6' tall and drop dead gorgeous is a real hardship when it comes to finding love but I guess I wasn't in the mood to read about it!

I was really bored with this story, and really had to struggle to finish it. I found the characters to be rather shallow and self-absorbed. The story never really seemed to go anywhere either. I know that I enjoy some of the author's other works, so maybe it was just a case of it not fitting me at this time. Perhaps I will try it again in the future.
Jun 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-contemp
This was nice, not as good as Everyone Loves a Hero or Love at First Flight but still an entertaining read.

I thought that Jessie and Beck were actually a far more likeable couple with a much more interesting story than Liana and Travis. Once Jessie and Beck had their HEA, I honestly wasn't that bothered about what was going to happen between the other two. It was obvious where the story between them was going.

What I find difficult with this writer sometime is that she creates truly wonderful to
Anne OK
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
Super good read by Marie Force! Review forthcoming after the Christmas packages are wrapped and the cut-out cookies are baked, iced and decorated!! HO HO HO -- it's that busy time of the year!!
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good story but little substance; esp. as it was fairly long.
The main couple had no issues; only that she was a supermodel who didn't like to be taken for her looks while he was a rich man who didn't like to be taken for his wealth only.
They were rather one dimensional and fixated on physical looks.
At the end, both of them come across as somewhat whiny people
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another Marie Force book that I can honestly say I utterly loved. She has given us a wonderful story encompassing romance, some suspense and steamy content, with characters to love, a descriptively beautiful setting, a storyline that swallows you up and leaves you with a huge smile on your face when you tap that final page.

Liana McDermott, a famous supermodel, has returned home for her cousins wedding. If you are expecting the archetypal model type, you'll not find it here as she is the
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TRUE NORTH was amazing. It wasn’t the quickest, steamiest romance, but it certainly made you get all mushy inside.

Travis North has worked hard to get his resort up and off the ground. His upscale weddings have the potential to really make North Point into something beyond his imagination.

When he spots Liana McDermott, famous super model, he feels a shift in his body. When he meets her, he longs to be
I almost liked this book. I started out liking the characters and enjoying it very much in the beginning, but then it kept spinning its wheels (and spinning its wheels) in neutral, getting nowhere. The idea of two commitophobes really loving each other but being afraid to communicate their feelings because each one thinks their love is unrequited seemed to work for a while, but not this long. The constant repetitious ruminations on their insecurities started to grate like an old time record with ...more
Jun 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hate is a strong word and I try to never use it...This story brought me really close to using that word to describe how much I disliked it. The editing is terrible, the characters more shallow than words can describe and the plot utterly ridiculous. Walking-talking Victim 1-Liana: Nothing between her ears worth getting to know. Walking-talking Victim 2-Jessie: Needy and co-dependent excuse for a woman. Walking-talking Penis 1-Travis: Moron with money. Walking-talking Penis 2-Beck: Complete and u ...more
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
My first Marie was okay. Maybe I'm just used to more angst? This had two romances in one but the biggest problem the girls had was that they were so beautiful that they could never find someone who loved them for who they really were as opposed to what they looked like (they were both supermodels). I had a little trouble connecting to the characters. This author has written a lot of books and they seem very popular so maybe it was just this particular story that didn't do it for me. I ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How this book has an average rating of more than four stars is beyond me. Just because a book gets you all hot and bothered doesn't make it a good book, and it certainly doesn't make it a good story. This was completely absurd. The author wrote a catty, sarcastic book dedication to an editor who told her not to right about a supermodel. Well honey, that editor was right. This book was downright stupid. There were two love stories happening simultaneously, but they were too similar. Ugh. Can I gi ...more
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Brautjungfer

Zur Hochzeit ihrer Cousine kommt Liana McDermott nach hause, das will sie sich nicht nehmen lassen. Dafür nimmt sie sogar ein ziemlich schreckliches Kleid in Kauf, das sie als Brautjungfer tragen soll. Die Hochzeit wird in dem eleganten Resort von Travis North ausgerichtet. Er hat nicht nur eine tolle Hochzeit vorbereitet, sondern er ist auch ein ausgesprochener Hingucker. Enid, die Braut, macht Liana auf Travis aufmerksam. Und Liana kann ihre Augen kaum mehr von ihm lassen.

So ei
Sarah Eiseman
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Supermodel Liana McDermott is the bridesmaid at her cousins festive wedding in her hometown in Rhode Island. Feeling a little out of place, but very happy for a little break in her hectic schedule, Liana decides to have a fling with the sexy owner of the resort where her cousin is getting married. Travis North can’t believe his luck! The woman of his dreams is interested in having a short-term fling with him. Little does he realize that his feelings might last more than the two weeks they have t ...more
I have mixed feelings about this story and the narrator.
Story: while it was sweet and the happily ever after was very satisfying I must say that there were actually too many sex scenes that didn't add anything to the story. It felt like sex was a filler of about half of the story. Also, this story includes two romances and both females are high profile top models (celebrities) that leave everything behind for men. Meanwhile the men don't sacrifice anything at all for them. I don't like that mes
Lacey Black
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is why I love Marie Force. This. Right Here. True North was the true definition of the perfect contemporary romance book. It was funny. It was dramatic. It had just enough angst to keep you turning the pages. And it was sexy. Marie has a natural ability to write ungodly sexy scenes that practically jump off the pages. This woman can write the phone book and I'd buy it and love it.

Travis North. Hello! Smokin' hot, business man, loves animals, and he worships his woman. What more do you need?
Samantha Lembo
This was a free download - and only took a few hours to read -
Bit slow to start- but once I got past that, it held my attention most of the time.
I would of liked it more if the main storyline and the subplot storyline didn't mirror each other so closely (if it wasn't for this I would have given 4 stars) - basically 2 love stories- both supermodels that fall in love at first sight with 2 dudes that have known each other since college - after a whirl wind fling with a few suspenseful twists (wit
Meh. Just "Meh." I'm actually quite disappointed by this story; there just wasn't anything spectacular about it. I liked that this story tried to show two models as 'ordinary' people with lives, cares and interests. I didn't like that this story just didn't do anything for me. I have no desire to read more about any of the characters, I don't care if I never hear about the town again. That, in and of itself, is highly unusual for me.
If you're just looking for something to fill your time, by all
Maybe it's just me, but this felt like another cookie cutter romance. It just didn't have the magic touch for me. The insta-love, the TSTL moments, the whininess (is that a word?) of both the MC's-it all just coalesced (now that is a word!) into a mushy big ball of blah. I finished the book because I hate leaving things unfinished, but that's a few hours I won't get back either. Too bad.
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad read, but...
I don't know. I had some issues with characterization, particularly when it came to discussing "the fling" and at the end. And honestly, a heroine who's a super model and "doesn't have to worry about what she eats" is going to push a few hot buttons for a lot of readers. Two heroines who are super models? Might be one too much.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
took me a week to even read 65%. throwing in the towel on this insta love no story just sex novel.
3.5 Stars Fluffy read. Not much excitement, but held my attention.
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved it! Two great love stories. Swoon!
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite of her books. Meh. Not a waste of time, but I just didn't find it one of her better efforts.
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Marie Force book. Really enjoyed it a fun fast read. Can't wait to pick up another one.
Erica E
the story needed a little more depth. the herione was too shallow.
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“unwillingness to leave a single thing to chance was paying off. Anything less than a complete success was unacceptable to Travis, who had an enormous amount riding on this evening. He had bided his time waiting for the right premiere social event to elevate North Point, the country club and marina he had built over the last three years on the northern coast of Aquidneck” 0 likes
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