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Marriage by Design

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  14 reviews
There’s only so much taffeta and toile a girl can take.

Passionate, talented, and noticeably stunning, Mia Savard is the top designer at her father’s thriving bridal design company. But her life has hit a bit of a snag. Thirty, recently dumped, and suddenly single, Mia has grown weary of white lace and craves couture. But when Mia’ s most spectacular creation is leaked to
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Ivy Books (first published 2006)
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Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
This could have been 100 pages shorter if the author didn't use an adjective to describe every noun, and the sex scenes were more explicit than I expected, but it was a fun fluffy read. I didn't realize Kansas City could be so glamorous. ...more
Michelle Brogden
Aug 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute story. Little slow at times.
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Elisabeth by: Picked it up at a bookstore
This is about the third time I reread this book and i've enjoyed it every time. Taking place in the apparently cut throat world of bridal design it has an interesting plot. Our heroine Mia Savard, a designer at her family's bridal business, designs a dress for a high profile bride and that design appears in an ad as a dress of the competition. Her father hires a private investigator - the hero Joe - to try and find the mole in the company. There is instant attraction between the two and the only ...more
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
One word: CUTE! This was a very cute novel. Love the theme, love the story, and love the characters.

So Mia comes from a family of designers and somewhere along the way, someone has stole her design. Her father went ballistic about it, starts firing people and throwing chairs (anger management much.) Anyway, her father hires a private investigator, Joseph Kerr, and that's when sparks fly.

I have a couple minor complaints about it. Like the fact that it kinda dragged on a little and the fact t
Sep 15, 2009 rated it liked it
I love Lynn Michaels' books and this one was a lot of fun. I did have to take away points because of the unnecessary conflict between Mia and Joe, thrown in toward the end, and because we never learned who ransacked the sewing room. Otherwise it was cute and funny with great supporting characters and an open-backed hospital gown! ...more
Beth Y
Sep 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, did-not-finish
Patriot and Aftershock were two of my absolute favorites growing up and they randomly happened to be by the same author. Mother of the Bride stuck with me as well, but this was just too madcap. Just couldn't get into the lead characters or care about the side characters. Did not finish. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood and will give it another shot later. ...more
Mar 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Rating this book a little lower since I figured out the "bad guy" very early into the book, which is rare for me.

I would love to continue with the characters in future books!! Imagine what a hoot Robin's book would be!
Soundra Fulton
I was disappointed by this book. I usually love the characters in Lynn Michaels' books. This one, however, didn't make me laugh.... ...more
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it laugh-out-loud funny in a few spots. It was also a good romance story.
Angela Holland
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very good book and I love that is was set in Kansas City. I loved Mia and Joe and their interaction. The thief was a mystery until the end of the book. Great ending as well.
Jul 30, 2011 added it
This was a cute book... a really fast read!
Dec 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Cute read & kind of kept me guessing until the end!!
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Read half, cute rom com, but so many good books to read so am putting it to the side for now.
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My first book was published in 1984 when I was 12. Why are you laughing? Since then I've published 16 books and 2 novellas: two Regencies originally written as Jane Lynson, one paranormal romantic suspense as Paula Christopher and everything else as Lynn Michaels. My husband Michael warned me never to dedicate a book to him, so instead I stole his name for my pseudonym.

Michael and I have 2 grown

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