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The Twelve Month Marriage Deal

3.13  ·  Rating details ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
lena returns to her hometown of Seville to attend her older sister Reina’s engagement party. Her sister has been promised to Vidal Marquez, who is both an old childhood friends as well as Spain's foremost authority in banking. However, Reina has broken off her engagement and disappeared! Theirs wouldn’t have been a marriage of love; the purpose of the marriage was to get V ...more
Published November 18th 2009 by Mills & Boon
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
A soft porn on slowburn!
Add a silly sister swap reasoning and you get this Mayo.

Background - two banking families trying to merge on more than one level. Older sister/fiancee of our Spanish H gets some pre wedding jitters and runs away. The younger sis/h is called back to Spain (from LA) to take her place. The h’s family has more to lose in case the merger doesn’t come about. The h/H have known each other since childhood bur haven’t met in years. The H was ready to let go of the marriage clause
Classic/cliched (depending on your viewpoint) story of the hero blackmailing the heroine into marriage to save her unworthy family. Done modern style, which means with hero POV and no marital rape as I might find in an old Presents from the 1970s/80s like in Loser Take All.

Normally, I am all for hero POV but in this case, it meant twice the internal musings and indecision than normal which got a bit repetitive and boring. It also lead to head-hopping from paragraph to paragraph which I found a b
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
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Elena is forced to wed with Vidal instead of her sister, who choose to run away from this arranged wedding . If she don't, her family's business will be bankrupt without help from Vidal. and Their sweet romance begin :)

Well.... I love Vidal. He is change a lot from the beginning to the end of this novel.
He is Romantic, caring and most of all He is absolutely in love with our heroine, Elena

this book is romantic :) and sweet .. ,
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it
A little predictable and boring at parts. The plot should have carried through the whole year so the characters could feel the pressure of the deadline. Not very sexy, everything seemed to happen quick or off the page. Hero didn't have a chance to shine but he did have the chance to be a jerk a lot. Too many different plot devices tossed in near the end.
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Oct 02, 2016 marked it as to-read

Forced bride…

Called home unexpectedly, Elena not only finds her sister has fled her own wedding, but that she must take her place as the bride if the family business is to be saved from ruin! Willing on her wedding night!

Arrogant billionaire Vidal Marquez is shocked – the ugly duckling has become a swan! Elena is furious about the marriage, so he makes a deal: twelve months in his bed as his wife, and then she can simply walk away… But Vidal’s bed is not a place any woman chooses to leave
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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awesome read !!i absolutely loved it:-) though vidal was quite the rogue marrying her only to use her, to satiate his lust. my my my lol!!it was obvious that he was insanely in love with her from the first. he did not think at all just went ahead with his crazy plan and thought this would pass after one year haha xd great read !a keeper definitely
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
For some reason I thought this one was great. The hero was pretty honest by the end and totally humbled himself in my opinion. I adored how strong the heroine was despite everything.
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For Children's writer see Margaret Mayo

Jessica R. Mayo was born on February 7, 1936 in Staffordshire, England, and has remained within the county all of her life. It was never her ambition to become a writer, although she always loved reading, even to the extent of reading comics out loud to her twin brother when she was eight years old. In fact her only