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A Bride at His Bidding

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Hired by her enemy

Yet tempted to say "I do..".

Andreas Samaras is nobody's fool. And his beautiful new employee, Carrie Rivers--an undercover journalist--is playing a dangerous game. He'll keep her at his command until he can expose her deception... But when her ruse is revealed, there's only one way to protect his spotless business reputation: blackmail innocent Carrie to
Mass Market Paperback, Larger Print, 256 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Harlequin Presents Larger Print
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This HP was an exceptional read. I found both characters to be mature and very likable.

Carrie is a successful journalist and her specialty is undercover work to expose crooked and illegal businesses and the rich CEO's who run them. Andreas is CEO of Samara Fund Management, he's a successful business man who runs a ethical business.

Brief synopsis of the two characters and back drop of the story, and then I want to go into why I loved these two characters and their love story.

We open with Andrea
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that I gave this author a second chance after I read her debut book for the Harlequin Presents line.I didn't like the storyline and was really hesitant to try any further books by her as I felt they would be in the same vein .Well,I took another chance with other releases by her and what can I say,I really enjoyed her other releases and this one is by far my favorite book by Michelle Smart.I loved this couple together and they had such chemistry.
These two had a prior connection ,tho
Four - maybe five stars on a re-read.

This one was a lot of fun - lots of drama and the H/h both improve upon acquaintance. The first part of the story concerns the revenge the investigative reporter heroine is trying to inflict on the billionaire Greek hero. (She thinks the hero was involved getting her younger sister addicted to drugs.) The hero, for his part, recognizes the heroine and his counter revenge is to treat the heroine like the servant she is pretending to be.

After two days of the
The author got it wrong. This book is just perfect for the Harlequin Intrigue line. When I read a Harlequin Presents I expect love and fairy tales not suspense and intrigue!
ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

This HP was an exceptional read. I found both characters to be mature and very likable.

Carrie is a successful journalist and her specialty is undercover work to expose crooked and illegal businesses and the rich CEO's who run them. Andreas is CEO of Samara Fund Management, he's a successful business man who runs a ethical business.

Brief synopsis of the two characters and back drop of the story, and then I want to go into w
I'm not a fan of biased journalists seeking out wealthy business owner hero to destroy plot lines. This is how fake news gets published in real life. I read romance to escape real life annoyances! ...more
They last met when attending a meeting with the Headteacher at the school the teenage girls in their care attended. That meeting had very different consequences for the two girls and Carrie is out for revenge! She’s now a renown undercover journalist and she’s applied - under her real name - to be the personal PA of Andreas, never believing he’ll recognise her . . .  but he does and seeks revenge of his own!

This is a story packed with intrigue, lies, secrets and revelations. The main characters
I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this book. Michelle Smart is becoming my favorite. Loved the last book of hers 'Buying his bride of convenience' and this one is even better than that. I like that her heroes are fierce alphas who can be tough on those who mess with them and yet be funny as well as caring. Her heroines too, are smart and feisty --without being shrewish and nasty-- and also loyal and caring. Andreas and Carrie are exactly this, which is why I loved them.

I found myself laughing th
lily waheed
loved the hero maybe because he is a sexy thirty something year old!
didn't like the heroine
really hot sex scenes
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
I adore Michelle Smart’s category romances. The HP is my romance-ice-cream-tub of choice, so good while I’m reading it and then, disoriented and nauseous from melodramatic hangover. My forehead-slapping reaction: “Did I really just read that?” Yes, dear reader, I read them: the romance guilty pleasure, outlandish, overblown, eye-rollingly breaking every smidgen of feministic progress the genre has made. Some HPs are out there and so badly written, they’re easy to ridicule. Some are written with ...more
Ok. So this is the most perfect, romantic, sweet and super hilarious book I've read. Adjectives fail me atm and all my previous attempts at writing a review were rudely disrupted (thank you life).

But oh dear this book... Is f'n amazing. Other than re-reading it, I will possibly scour all other books by MS.
The best part of this book: 95% or more is interaction between the h and H. No time or pages wasted on other things. Just pure, unadulterated venomous sparring between the MCs.

Andreas is a s
Melody Cox
Wow...I loved this book. It was a beautiful read. I consider this to be a softer read. There was not a lot of grandstanding by the hero. He was kind and understanding...after a while.

The descriptive love scenes were like poetry in motion told with a lot of emotion.

This story is about Andreas Samaras, a wealthy, Greek business man. Carrie Rivers is an undercover journalist who tries to right the wrongs of the wealthy class who are criminal. She goes undercover to work for Andreas. Her younger sis
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens when you fall for your enemy? I loved the characters, they were so great at communicating and very mature! Carrie is an undercover journalist looking to expose the shady dealings of huge companies, .Andreas is the CEO of a well respected company and prides himself of being ethical. Carrie believes that Andreas is the reason for destroying her life and she is out for revenge, Andreas hires Carrie and they begin to spend more and more time together. Carrie is conflicted with the feeli ...more
Xai Xai
This was a bittersweet Story. Despite, this book being a HP romance and every reader expects a reunion and HEA, one couldn't resist cheering on for the couple.They were suited, they were soul mates and they loved.

Andreas and Caroline met when their sisters were friends at boarding school. They even had 'slumber'parties for the girls but never had personal interaction..until the day Carrie's sister ,Violet was discovered with Natalie,Andreas's sister ,doing drugs.A day that made a strained tolera
Ishara Dasruth
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This book has been on my TBR list for ages. I was put off by the whole investigative journalist angle, as it's not typical of a HP. In a bid to finish up 2018 HPs, I decided to give it another go and I'm so glad I did!

The book is very well written and the MCs were fantastic. The chemistry between them was amazing and they were so explosive together, in the best possible way. There some hilarious moments in the beginning when they were keeping up their respective ruses, but it wasn't taken too fa
Annie Deo
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a thoroughly delightful romance story and I enjoyed every moment of it. The author subverted so many tropes and specifically addressed a lot of the issues I've had in the past with romance novels, it's almost uncanny how this seems to be written specifically to please me!

Our hero and heroine are a perfectly matched couple - both are strong-willed and driven to succeed, devoted to family and have in common that they were forced to grow up too soon and take responsibility for their loved o
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's amazing how totally things can go awry when there's a breakdown in communications or assumptions made. I liked that we got to see what was going on through both Andreas and Carrie's eyes.

I could understand the pain, drive for vengeance and anger that Carrie has been carrying inside her heart against Andreas after she believed he made her sister a drug addict and then getting her expelled from school. It is what her sister told her happened.

Andreas, on the other hand, remembers things very
Maria Rose
A Bride at his Bidding by Michelle Smart is a sexy romance between an investigative journalist and the man whose secrets she seeks to uncover.

Carrie Rivers has never forgiven billionaire Andreas Samaras for his part in the ruination of her sister, a young woman who got involved in an affair with an acquaintance of Andreas as a teenager that led to expulsion from school and a serious drug problem. After exposing the acquaintance for running a drug and human trafficking ring, she has her sights se
Ryley Kennedy
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed "A Bride at His Bidding" more than I thought I would. It has all the elements of a stereotypical Harlequin Presents novel - rich, handsome billionaire, innocent and virginal heroine, and yet the story still worked. Michelle Smart has a lively author voice and I enjoyed the chemistry between the hero and heroine. My only real complaint was the overuse of the hero's nickname for the heroine, "matia mou." Sometimes it would appear 3-4 times over a couple of pages and it started to grate o ...more
Monica Cardoza
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Bride at His Bidding was a good read it was a little slow but still interesting. Carrie was a wonderful woman that just wanted justice for her little sister. Her only problem was that she knew the answer all along but was to blind not to see the truth. Then there is Andreas he is a man that knows what he wants and he knows that his freedom is only a few more months away. It's not that he doesn't love his family but he has put his life on hold for so many years and he is ready to live. So Andre ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Rivers applies for a job work for Andreas Samaras as is PA . What she really is doing is using her job as a journalist and going undercover to expose Andreas Samaras for what she believes he has done. Problem is Billionaire Andreas is aware from the beginning of who she is, and puts her through some smile earning things as he insists his PA serves all his needs. Ms. Smart writes such wonderful stories and this one will have you smiling and laughing out loud at parts but you will also be s ...more
Tonya Warner
Andreas Samaras is wondering what undercover journalist Carrie Rivers aka Caroline Dunwoody was up to. Their last meeting three years before had not been a pleasant one, but he did not forget those eyes. A desire to punish her for daring to try and deceive him, ends with a desire to keep her.

Carrie has already brought justice for her sister by bringing one man down. Now, she goes after Andreas to find his secrets to finish out her plot for revenge. But the more she learns about Andreas, the more
Anna Swedenmom
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable read. I found the characters to be good and the plot line different than I expected. I must say I liked the writing style. At the first part of the book I was unsure I would enjoy it for it seemed slow. Then it picked up and I just wanted to keep reading. It has a good romance and nice intrigue which made it a very good read. I will look for more from this author. I was given this book in return for an honest review. Anna Swedenmom
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s one of sweetest book that I have read. Carrie is a truly loving elder sister seeking revenge on the Andreas who she believes wronged her younger sibling. In an attempt to protect himself Andreas takes her off to an isolated island and tries to find out the truth. The two strong characters fall in love.
Erica Barnes
This is what I am looking for in a Harlequin Presents. The intrigue was interesting and the romance believable. The characters had real-life problems that don't have easy answers. Just the presence of Carrie's sister in their lives is a trial until she gets her act together. ...more
Pam Graber
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Carrie Rivers specializes in undercover journalistic stings. Rich, corrupt men are her usual targets but when she sets her sights on Andreas Samaras she's met one rich man without a skeleton in his closet. When he catches her redhanded, how far will she go to make things right for him? ...more
A nice and exciting story with lots of exotic locations. I enjoyed the beginning when Andreas - all the while knowing who Carrie really was - pretended he didn't know she was out to expose him and used this to have him do his bidding as his PA. It was quite funny. Very enjoyable to read. ...more
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked the hero and heroine, I really liked that the hero wasn't a playboy, he had discreet flings rarely over 15 year period but not a different woman every single night for years. I Liked that heroine was not a wilting flower and had a career. P. ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andreas just can't take his woman's sexiness at times, ‘Later,’ he whispered hoarsely. ‘You can do whatever you want to me later but right now I need to be inside you.’ I liked this book. ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome read for me. Both H & h were likable with great chemistry and many great feels all around!
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Michelle Smart is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author with a slight-to-severe coffee addiction. A book worm since birth, Michelle can usually be found hiding behind a paperback, or if it’s an author she really loves, a hardback.
Michelle lives in rural Northamptonshire in England with her husband and two young Smarties. When not reading or pretending to do the housework she loves nothing more t

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