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The Bride Price

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Hell would freeze before a mere female brought proud Wyatt Sommersby to his knees. The macho millionaire always got what he wanted - and then moved on. But Maggie Muldoon proved immune to Wyatt's money, and indifferent to his manliness. Her free spirit pricked his ego...and stroked his lust...until he simply had to have her.

Paperback, Silhouette Special Edition #973, That Special Woman!, 256 pages
Published June 23rd 1995 by Silhouette Books
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I had to read this as so many reviewers found the heroine too perky, too happy.

I guess that's what happens when you are such a renegade, such a free spirit, such a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

I enjoyed her faux-Irishness and stonewalling the shutdown, besotted H for a while, but the whole Manic Pixie Dream Girl act covered what is essentially a stone cold, unemotional narcissist.

I pity the hero and the grandfather. She'll always be off to a new adventure and something better than them.
An entitled, snobbish stuffed shirt has the hots for a free spirit with red hair and a lilting Irish brogue. It was okay but I ended up skimming the second half because the heroine's unwaveringly sunny, plucky charm grated after a while. ...more
Holy Lord,how i fell in love with "The Bride Price".It has been a long time since i read a whole swoon worthy romance with a still perfection like this one,and i will never forget it.The brooding and ambitious business tycoon Wyatt Sommersby have had his whole life planned for him and cynically have always been disgusted by the mere word marriage.Like a lighting force this pixie of a creature,with her flaming red locks will enchant him into a whole different world where he will have no control o ...more
Loved the book, the heroine was carefree and had such enthusiasm for life plus she could befuddle the hero at every turn. He is a wealthy man who lives for business but when he meets her, she turns his world upside down, she is wealthy yet lives on her own in a warehouse, is not concerned about society and its rules and has the ability to tune him out. He starts off wanting to have an affair though it is so obvious to the reader from the start that he is falling hard for her. She is carefree yet ...more
I wanted to like it more than I did. The hero was missing a bit of his alpha. The heroine was quirky and funny but with a damaged childhood. However, the quirkiness started to rub me the wrong way after a while. She seemed borderline bipolar with the manic highs and crashes. Still an enjoyable romantic comedy.
Another reread. I'm a sucker for books where the hero is so uptight at first and it takes meeting the heroine to make him change his ways. In this one, at the beginning, Wyatt came off as a snob but Maggie soon changed that. I loved that Wyatt was the one to fall for her first and she, at first, didn't seem to give him the time of day and it was driving him insane. I'm so glad it's now out in digitally because I find myself rereading this one every few years and it still holds up for me. A 4.5 f ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is what can be called a "hidden gem", at least for me!!
Very enjoyable opposites-attract story: H's character is quite conventional while the h ..... well she has many surprises to reveal througout the story.
Funny - steamy - lighthearted. I read it in just one session!!
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Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
The first part of the book was great. The Hero was a conceited snob, and the heroine was a vivacious, carefree, wild child. I loved how she was totally irreverent towards him and led him a merry dance. The Hero couldn’t help being drawn to her.

Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to the promise of the start. The heroine’s idea of being free-spirited and impulsive was a bit too over the top. She was totally reckless. Then, she challenges the Hero to come along on her mad-cap road trip in an RV.
This book reminded me of The Spanish Groom by Lynne Graham but I ended up not enjoying it as much. I realised it was because of the heroine. I am not sure I liked her at all. I found her constant smirk and disregard for her loved ones and hero annoying. It was also a bit repetitive.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing


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I love this book sooo much
its hilarious
i love how maggie keeps wyatt on his toes
wish this novel was a longer
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Wyatt Sommersby is a high powered executive who's used to getting his own way. Margaret Mary Muldoon is a tiny Irish free spirit who writes children's books. They meet at the engagement party of her sister and his brother and the attraction is strong even though they are totally different. She challenges him to go on one of her wanders for a month and he accepts. At the end they're lovers and when her grandfather has a heart attack they marry but she still won't admit her love or understand how ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You must read this classic book. The things that the heroine puts the hero thru are funny. He does not like a lot of things she does but she pretty much ignores him.
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
It was cute. not as great as I thought it would be after reading other reviews. but worth a read
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Ginna sold her first novel in 1983, after winning the Golden Heart Award, given by Romance Writers of America for the best unpublished novel in a category. She has been working as a full-time writer ever since. When she finishes her current contracts, Ginna will have written 33 books. She has also given many lectures and writing workshops, and judged in writing contests.

A native Texan, Ginna lived

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