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Billionaire's Bride for Revenge

(Rings of Vengeance #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A billionaire seeking retribution…

A bride stolen for revenge!

Billionaire Benjamin has the ultimate plan for vengeance on those who betrayed him: steal his enemy’s fiancée, Freya, and marry her himself. It’s meant to be a convenient arrangement, yet the cool, collected prima ballerina ignites a passion in his blood! There’s nothing remotely convenient about the red-hot
Mass Market Paperback, Larger Print, 256 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Harlequin Presents Larger Print (first published 2018)
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Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hero Benjamin Guillem believes he has been betrayed by his childhood friends (Javier and Luis Casillas). He gets his revenge by stealing away Javier’s fiancée (ballerina heroine Freya Clements) and marrying her himself. What he doesn’t count on is falling hard for lovely Freya.

I really enjoyed this book. Freya was a strong and lively heroine. Benjamin was a pretty good hero. I thought it was sweet how he surprised Freya by creating a beautiful dance studio in his home for her. I liked that Freya
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a trio about 3 best friends who are now estranged because of a bitter betrayal of friendship,loyalty,trust,and just plain olde common decency.There is the hero,a Frenchman named Benjamin,and the two devious Spainards, non identical twins Luis and Javier.The twins struck when Benjamin was at a very low point in his life as his mother had just died and when the twins presented him with a business deal that was too good to pass up,he just signed on the dotted line without ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 2.5

Revenge is the main theme of this story, to the exclusion of romance IMHO.

Benjamin was swindled from a large sum of money by two brothers he considered family. One of those brothers, Javier was engaged to Freya, a gifted ballerina . They meet at Javier's engagement party and are instantly attracted.

Two months later at another party we have Freya waiting for Javier and he's running late. Enter Benjamin saying he'
Intense revenge story that ultimately has the hero realizing his motives for kidnapping the heroine from her fiance had more to do for his feelings for her and less to do with revenge against his bff.

The hero is the wronged party that kicks off this three book series. The twin brothers from books 2 and 3 swindled him out of profits on an investment he signed on for when his mother was dying. Because he invested in the brothers and was distracted by his mother's illness and death, he almost lost
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Good marriage of convenience story but as always this author's heroines are too bitter and hateful. I like warm and soft heroines.
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
When I devour an HP romance, I wonder, all over again, why I do? The plots are preposterous; the characters, ridiculously exaggerated; and the relentless theme of a moneyed, ruthless hero entrapping the heroine by a pitiless, self-serving scheme. Her innocence, yuck her virginity, turns his ruthlessness into helplessness and leads to the hero being a better man, the man lurking behind layers of survival and necessity over empathy. The hero is left bare, stripped of all his power in the face of h ...more
Larami Scialfa
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
A little bit meh in the middle but fairly good towards the end. Will read the rest in the series to see how the hero's two enemies work out in their own novels.
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
A revenge Story which is more connected to attraction & feelings then revenge. ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
What is it with HP lately? I use to be a big fan but now I can barely stomach to read any. It is like they are trying to turn off all HP customers lately. This one was another DNF for me with totally unlikable characters and stupid plot!
Penny Watson
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love stories with ballerinas! And I cried on the last page.

Grade: A
lily waheed
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
liked the H more than the h 😐 she was so cold !
Maria Rose
Billionaire’s Bride for Revenge by Michelle Smart is a sexy and dramatic revenge romance where a kidnapping leads to a marriage of convenience and, inevitably, true love.

Ballet dancer Freya is engaged to be married to Javier Casillas. It’s not a love match, but she is willing to be the arm candy for the billionaire in return for a generous monthly allowance that will enable her to pay her mother’s medical bills. When Benjamin Guillem, a long time friend of her husband-to-be shows up to escort he
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

Couldn't feel the connection between the main characters :(
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What started out as a revenge plot turns into a rollercoaster sexy read! Benjamin wanted to exact his revenge on his enemy by stealing said enemy's fiancée but what he hadn't bargained on is the raging chemistry between him and Freya. Now all Benjamin wants is to claim Freya as his. What ensues is a tug-o-war of emotions and plenty drama to keep the pages turning! Michelle Smart's writing is picturesque and tantalizing and her characters are sophisticated and passionate. You are never disappoint
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Billionaire's Bride for Revenge by Michelle Smart is book One in the Rings of Vengeance series. This is the story of Benjamin and Freya.
Benjamin feels betrayed and seeks to get his revenge by taking Javier's future wife to get back some of the money he feels was taken.
Freya is a beautiful ballerina who is marring Javier as a business agreement to help her family. Although she is attracted to Benjamin she is worried about what will happen to her family. When they strike a business deal between
*Big thanks to Harlequin Books and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange of an honest review. And sorry for the delay, I’m still trying to put everything in place on my social networks and on my blog after hurricane María because of my internet issues.*

This book is the first of the Rings of Vengeance trilogy, and it was a good start.

The book has good points in its favor. First, as part of a trilogy, some of the consequences of Benjamin’s plan were practically out of the book to be explained
Darlene Foster
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in Michelle Smart's Rings of Vengeance series. Ms Smart is new to me. I actually found her book while shopping for my sister. I was intrigued by the back cover synopsis and would up reading the book before giving it to my sister. I was hooked and had to read all three stories.

Benjamin Guillem, our hero, is a life long friend of the Casillas twins. They were raised as brothers and have been thick as thieves all their lives. When the brothers ask for his financial help on a real est
Loved it! This is my first Michelle Smart book and I'm now a fan. This book sounds wild on the outside - Benjamin kidnaps Freya from her loveless engagement for revenge upon her fiance and his former best friend. He takes her to Provence and demands a ransom. But this is such a beautiful romance. Benjamin is a kind hero with his heart in the right place, despite his vengeance. Javier did hurt him after all. And he rescued Freya more than stole her. They each have deep personal reasons for their ...more
Monica Cardoza
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting storyline how a person comes up with the idea to kidnap and marry their close friend’s fiancé. As the story progressed and Benjamin told his story and what his close friends did I understood a little bit more but the problem was what about Freya and what she wanted. She also had a story and hers was very sad she was caring for her mother and needed the money. She was marrying for convenience not because they loved each other they both wanted something from each other. ...more
Maday Dearmas
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Benjamin stole Freya from Javier for revenge or so the story starts out but quickly you learn this is so much more. They fell in love with one look from across a garden on the night of Freya's engagement party to Javier. Luis and Javier Casillas were brothers and they took advantage of Benjamin during a very low point in his life, his mother was dying. So Benjamin takes his revenge out on Freya, but they fell in love and the rest is silence. I loved this story, Benjamin is good looking, rich and ...more
Ishara Dasruth
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Michelle Smart is one of my favourites of the 'newer' HP authors and she has penned some great books. This story did not disappoint! Loved both MCs but Benjamin was really special. In spite of the circumstances of their union, he looked out for Freya and tried to make her life easy, taking care of her. Freya was a little hard to like at first but as the story moves along, and her back story unfolds, you understand why she is the way she is.

Great start to the trilogy, but I have to admit that I'
Tonya Warner
Benjamin Guillem never thought his childhood friends would do wrong by him. But they took advantage of him when he was in a low spot, and cost him a lot of money. More than that, they took away his trust. And his plan for revenge means he is going to take from them, as they did from him.

Freya Clements only wanted to dance. Ballet is in her heart and in her blood. Marrying Javier Castillos is not a love match, but one she needs to help ease her other's suffering. Taken away by Benjamin, she is n
Stacey Houllis
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thought this a great read. I read this novel in large print edition. It is about a ballerina who is engaged to a billlionare called Jarvis Callas to help with her mother medical bills but at a party she spots Benjamin. Benjamin has plans for revenge as Jarvis he grew up with him and owned him money from a loan seven years earlier to steal his fiancee and black mailed him for money. What they both didn't plan on was falling for each other and finding love.
Tamra Delasalle Padgett
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Benjamin is looking for revenge toward Javier and his brother from the two brothers stealing money from him. Shall I steal his fiance and marry her to take out my revenge? Now all I have to do is not fall in love with Freya and my revenge will be complete. Grab your copy today and see what really happens and see if love complicates his plan.
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I give this 3.5 stars. I really enjoy Michelle Smart's books and really glad to see that this is book one of a trilogy. I loved the hero right from the start, there was something gentle and caring about his character. It took me longer to warm up to the heroine, though, and I usually always like her female leads. The chemistry was amazing and I adored the epilogue.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first book in a trilogy. It takes a bit to get into the storyline involving a guy kidnapping another guys fiancé for revenge. Then they throw in true love it can be a bit confusing but worth the read!
Michelle Brown
Ok read

I gave it only 2 stars because the storyline seemed so implausible but the author changed some things around from the cliche and made the man the one to pour out his heart and beg for forgiveness. It wasn't horrible but still very rote.
Geraldine Sadiku
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Revenge romance with a few twist and turns keeps the story flowing well. A good read.
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Wanted to like this more than I did -- I wish the two characters had at some point warmed up to each other more or something -- just not for me
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Good book
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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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