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Newlyweds of Convenience

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For Better?

Corporate wife Mallory McIver has promised her new husband a businesslike marriage, with no messy emotions involved.

For Worse?

Then Torr announces he's moving to the Highlands of Scotland to restore the derelict castle he's inherited. And he expects Mallory to accompany him....

Forever!

As Torr swaps his suits for jeans, Mallory is bewildered. She married a sophist
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Paperback, 185 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books
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Jacob Proffitt
I had a hard time connecting to this book—mostly because the protagonists just didn't engage me. I'm with Torr about Mallory's attachment to the man who swindled her and tanked her business. I understand being sad, but yearning for him still is just alien to me. That kind of betrayal tends to end any warm feelings for me and wishing he'd come back and save her from the consequences he caused is just self-indulgence. I understand mourning what you thought you had, but she took it to an extreme th ...more
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Pam
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scotland, romance
08/19/08
TITLE/AUTHOR: NEWLYWEDS OF CONVENIENCE by Jessica hart
RATING: 4/B
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Romance/2008/179 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone
TIME/PLACE: Present/Scotland
CHARACTERS: Torr McIver/Entrepeneur; Mallory/Interior Designer & his wife
FIRST LINES: "This year has seen record sales of Valentine's Day cards, while florists report that red roses are still the most popular choice for..." Mallory reached quickly for the remote control & pointed it at the television to switch
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Shivanshi
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: annoying-heroine
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cloudyskye
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Confession time: I used to read plenty of Mills & Boon when I was younger, and looking back most of them were a complete waste of time. Yeah. I did keep two, though, both by Jessica Hart, and this is one of them. The inspiration for this was apparently the movie "The painted veil", also about a woman gradually falling in love with her husband. That's the story in a nutshell, and as usual when I really, really like a book, once again I don't find the words to express my feelings. You'll just ...more
Nell
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A classic Jessica Hart story that has you rooting for this couple from the word go. Add in a ruined scottish castle and a cute dog and this story is a real winner.
Cherise
I like this and it only works because of the H. The h is pretty horrible from start to finish to be frank. But then I guess I should not be stand as jury and judge as we are all human and we have our faults, and that even make belief novels doesn't need to feature perfect people to make a beautiful story.

This is mostly a story about how one recovers from a bad relationship. The h not only got dumped but also got cleaned out and saddled with debt by her ex. She was shell shocked, down trodden and
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Marimarime
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
3*read for me but since I stick with h.presents and setting as well as writing style is nice maybe it's 3.5*. Loving heroines on rebound marrying first wealthy man that proposes ,naturally, very interesting read and one of my favorite themes I snapped this book eagerly. It's mentioned in some reviews that this is steamy ready-well it's not! There's not even a kiss described properly,just sexual tension and awareness between them. What bugged me most is that heroine is too vague and she doesn't ...more
Kathy
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Genre fans
Recommended to Kathy by: amazon.com
I don't normally read romance novels, but this one sounded kind of interesting. Mallory McIver is an interior designer that has her own successful business. Her life is turned upside down when she falls in love with Steve.. a con-artist that preys on unsuspecting women. He convinces Mallory to invest in a joint venture to restore old buildings. Mallory talks a client into investing in the venture also. Steve suddenly disappears, leaving Mallory with massive debts and a tarnished reputation. The ...more
Cady Lorenzana
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
'Sex?'
'Yes.' She cleared her throat. 'I....er...I was wondering...if...if...you'd think about...'

Torr let out a short breath that might have been a suppressed laugh or a snort of derision, and she bridled. Did he think this was easy for her?

'I think you know quite well what I'm trying to ask of you,' she finished tartly.

His expression was unreadable in the darkness. 'You want to make love?'




When I saw this book at a newly open bookstore in a mall near my place, there's no single hesitation in
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Robyn
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is not really a clean romance. You can say that is is closed door but I could have done without the before and after details.
The two star rating is because of personal preference, I much prefer clean romances.

It was a short story and I really liked the setting, once again wishing that I lived in a castle. The surroundings and the castle itself were described well and could easily be pictured. The characters are quite secluded, there are only other very minor characters involved intermitten
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Xenia
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A lovely romance story that I could not put down until I finished reading it. The fact that it included a castle in the Scottish Highlands made it all the more romantic. I loved the Hero Torr McIver. I found the heroine quite frustrating though. Her former fiance was a con-man and she continued to pine after him for quite some time after he walked out on her leaving her in huge debt and her career shattered. She was also constantly arguing with Torr for no good reasons.

The ending is precious an
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Kim_bab
Steve, pria yang dipuja2 oleh Mallory ternyata menipunya habis2an dan kabur dengan membawa uang mereka, akibatnya Mallory harus menanggungnya dengan menikahi Torr, salah satu dari korbar penipuan Steve demi membayar hutangnya. Mallory yang merasa terjebak dengan pernikahannya terpaksa harus mengikuti suaminya ke daerah terpencil untuk memugar reruntuhan castle warisan Torr.Dan disinilah dimulai kisah cinta mereka. Simple and sweet love story.
R.J. Gonzales
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Read back in '08.

Ah yes, the book that led me to develop a craving for romance in other books, how on earth could I have forgotten to review you?? lol xP Can't really say much but: I devoured it, Loved it and still have the little tattered book on my bookcase haha. I really wish there was a sequel, or companion novel. :]

Don't judge. Everyone needs a light, steamy read once in a while! xP haha.
Heathery
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, heavy-romance
I'm surprised by just how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not generally a fan of Harlequin Romances because they're predictable, vapid, and unrealistic. This one didn't fit the usual Harlequin mold though, and that's a good thing. Mallory could certainly be irritating at times, but I generally understood why. I would have liked to have seen a bit more emotion from Torr at times, but overall, I liked his character. For a quick read, I'm glad I picked this up.
A.J. Barnett
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hart satisfies all expectations with this romance. Newlyweds of Convenience, takes place in a glamorized setting, which creates a credible perspective. The central characters become people you easily identify with. It is remarkable how emotionally enmeshed you can become reading this book. Newlyweds of Convenience, is a tear-jerker, enchanting, and spicy, all rolled into one.
Qing
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: trashy-romance
Awfully predictable, but sweet.
Donna
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book.
Isha
Jun 08, 2013 rated it liked it
very cutely written. a feel good book
Natalija
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: category
The only problem I had with the book was Mallory. She came across as self-absorbed and rather unsympathetic, and I really thought that Torr deserved someone more worthy of him.
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