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Black Widow Bride (Silhouette Desire, #1794)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  347 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Her attempt at seduction the night before his marriage had nearly been his undoing. Wealthy businessman Damon Asteriades had pushed aside all thoughts of brash Rebecca Grainger for years, until circumstances forced him to bring her back to his family's estate. There was no reason for him to become further involved with the woman society had dubbed the black widow bride...s ...more
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Published April 1st 2007 by Silhouette Desire
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

This book... it is pure Mexican telenovela material. It could teach a thing or two to the writers of those shows.
Unfortunately for me, though I did enjoy watching loads of telenovelas, this book did not work for me, however similar it was.

The only thing I did enjoy was reading it in Spanish, it was funny and it took me a while to get used to it since it is my first book in said language, and that is why I'm giving it two stars instead of one.

I liked this book. It took some common elements of the genre and mixed them up in a new and different way. There was a whole lot going on. For example the secret baby element was very different and just when you thought you had the justification all figured out, the story took a left turn. And that happened more than once. There was some great asshatery from the hero but he groveled pretty well. There was some pretty high sexual tension. There was quite a bit of angst starting when the heroine h ...more
Título: Entre el Odio y el Deseo

Personajes principales:

Este hombre tenia un descontrol emocional! Sus sentimentos hacia Rebecca eran muy fuertes y confusos.
De verdad me costó mucho entender su personaje. Un día la queria y al siguiente la odiaba. También al principio, se la pasaba maltratando e insultando a Rebecca como si esta fuese un muñeco de goma. No estoy segura si esto es considerado "sexy," pero a mi me parece una falta de respeto que puede escalar a violencia doméstica en el futur
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daban ganas de matarlo por cabezota
Mar 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela
Rebecca es una joven organizadora de bodas con un oscuro pasado. Damon es guapo y rico. Pese a la atracción entre ambos, él la desprecia a causa de los rumores que circulan en torno a Rebecca y se casa con la mejor amiga de ésta. Tras cuatro años sin verse, Damon se ve forzado a volver a verla.

Cualquiera que conozca las historias de Harlequin sabe más o menos qué esperar. Suelen ser predecibles, pero igualmente (o precisamente por eso) terminan siendo divertidas. Pero acá no hay salvación. En es
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good, but not great. I thought the beginning was really well done. I found all the revelations annoying though, mostly because they weren't well foreshadowed. (view spoiler) ...more
Para ser el primer libro que me leo en formato digital está muy bien. La lectura ha sido cómoda y amena. Creo que podría acostumbrarme a leer en formato digital a pesar de que prefiero los libros en papel.
While I enjoyed this. I wasn't that in love with it either.

Its just a little bit martyrish really. I don't get how he didn't know about her child he would have known that when he lost his wife. He just would have.
Un libro para pasar el rato. La historia es simple y se lee en una tarde. Ideal para acompañar una taza de café.
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
4 Stars! ~ Fearing for his mother's health, Damon Asteriades must convince the one woman he despises above all others, Rebecca Grainger to return to Auckland and plan his brother's society wedding. Years before Rebecca had planned Damon’s wedding to her best friend, and on the eve of the wedding she had tried to seduce him, and then she'd encouraged his new bride to leave him. Damon was certain that Rebecca was a gold digger, a black widow; having lead her much older husband to commit suicide a ...more
There were some good and other not as good things in this book.
Among the good ones, the characters seemed quite real, even though they might have been cliché, like the ubiquitous Greek tycoon;( The dialogues also seemed quite true and real. The plot was rather good, with a few not completely expected twists.
Not as good: the book is really too short for the plot and characters to fully grow and develop. It felt constrained by a limited number of pages which made the changes occur too quickly to b
Lyraa Levine
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite Rebecca Grainger's best efforts the night before the wedding, she was not able to convince Damon Asteriades not to marry her best friend, Fliss. After departing on bad terms, Rebecca never wanted to see him again. And she didn't until almost 4 years later, when he suddenly shows up to her store, Chocolatique, demanding she come back with him to arrange his brother's wedding. A request his sick mother asked him to do. Even if Rebecca wanted to help Damon, not that she did, she had a 3 yea ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Chico SUMAMENTE rico y controlador conoce o se reencuentra con chica en aprietos económicos.

Chica MÁS buena que cerveza en la playa acepta ser la amante de chico SUMAMENTE rico para solucionar sus problemas económicos

Chica MÁS buena que cerveza en la playa y chico SUMAMENTE rico y controlador de alguna manera están ligados por el pasado, mayormente por sus padres.

Chica MÁS buena que cerveza en la playa y chico SUMAMENTE rico y controlador tienen mucho sexo por conveniencia.

Chica MÁS buena qu
Fiona Marsden
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a reunion romance between the hero Damon and Rebecca. Four years ago they met and were attracted but Damon turned away, using her reputation as a Black Widow as his excuse. Instead he married her best friend, the meek Felicity known as Fliss.

When Fliss left him only 6 weeks later, he blamed Rebecca, feeding his hatred of her.

This is a well drawn tale of what happens when they are forced to meet again by his mother. Finally learning the truth about Rebecca's past and character, he cannot
Consuela Rossetto
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harmony
Pubblicato in Italia nella collana Harmony Destiny con il titolo "La passione veste di rosso".

Il ricordo di lei lo ha tormentato per anni.
Il ricchissimo Damon Asteriades è famoso per il suo sangue freddo. Ma la notte prima del suo matrimonio ciò che gli scorre nelle vene è fuoco liquido di fronte all'incantevole Rebecca Grainger, sua futura cognata. Lei tenta di strappargli un bacio e lui riesce a stento a resisterle.
Il ricordo di quella donna seducente lo ha perseguitato per anni. Quando le cir
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good HEA story. At the beginning, I thought I wouldn't be able to finish this book because Damon was such a cruel jerk and Rebecca annoyed me with her feelings for Damon despite of how badly he treats her. But later on I found out how admirable Rebecca was as a sister, friend, mother and lover. This is one of Ms. Tessa's first books so I didn't expect much. The character development felt rushed and changes in their relationships were too quick for me. I also felt that there wasn't a good found ...more
Ivan Perdomo
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia de Amor muy actualizada que refleja la palabra empeñada de las personas, aun cuando afecten la logica de los demas.

Relata como por principios se asumen conductas que por ego y altaneria pueden afectar nuestras propias decisiones. Tambien relata como nos dejamos llevar de las opniones de terceros que cuando no logran todo se lo encuentran mal y en otros casos hacen alarde de sus trofeos cuando en realidad no llegaron a la meta

Un libro que recomiendo porque te hace ver que aun en la m
Elizabeth Urian
Jul 04, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia que no debí leer, pero como Amazón la ofrecía gratis... Ahora sé por qué.

El misterio que Rebecca oculta no crea la atmósfera ideal. Quizás no averigues de forma excata qué pasa, pero las vueltas que da provocan más pena que gloria.

La protagonista no está mal, pero Damon... Un hombre lleno de prejuicios que, sin motivo alguno, no consigue que te enamores de él, sino todo lo contrario.

No puedeo afirmar no haber sentido nada; no sería verdad. Lo malo es que el enojo y la resignación no
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty awesome book. The heroine is a "scarlet woman" or so everyone thinks because of the rumors that have gone around. So when her hero and the man she loves marries her best friend, she is completely devastated. Especially when he hero keeps calling her names and thinks she's a tramp. Soon the hero will learn that sometimes rumors are just that and that the heroine has a heart of gold.
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, french, kindle
L'habit ne fait pas le moine or Don't judge a book by its cover; l’expression qu'on trouve partout dans cette histoire romantique située Australie. Il est possible de avoir passé n'importe où quand quelqu'un ne prend pas le temps de écouter et chercher les preuves. La traductrice a bien gardé l'esprit de l'histoire dans la version française et les paroles sont naturelles et parfois triste, parfois drôle. 3 étoiles
Luisa B.
Me gustó ^^
Tiene cosas impredecibles que me sorprendieron, aunque sea una historia rosa a mas no poder. Me encantó que el hombre se llamara Damon, aunque me molestó su bipolaridad...
Una buena historia para pasar el rato...
Susana González
Entretenido. No le puedes pedir mucho, la verdad.
Sep 13, 2012 added it
Shelves: ebooks
My brother gave me a e-reader!! And this ebook was a free download ..... :)
Aug 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
I really don't know how I feel about this book :s
Je n'ai pas particulièrement apprécié, roman a l'eau de rose. Intrigue cousue de fil blanc Personnages antipathique et cupide Histoire fade sans grand intérêt
Dec 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This story was BS. seriously. The characters, the situation... and maybe also because I read it in French (that was a freebie from Harlequin France). The translation wasn't helping...
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Seriously? I did not LIKE this book. The way she defended her friend, to the bitter end, was sickening.
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was ok.
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