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El objeto de su deseo (The Westmorelands #19)

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Conseguiria su deseo mas profundo con un plan de seduccionCallum Austell, atractivo propietario de un rancho en Australia, llevaba mucho tiempo esperando a que llegara el momento oportuno para conseguir a la mujer de su vida. Y ese momento, por fin, habia llegado. Al aceptar el trabajo de decoradora de su nueva casa, Gemma Westmoreland tendria que viajar con Callum a su pa ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Victoria
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Yuck. That was painful. I didn't realize this was published by Silhouette which is part of Harlequin Romances or else I wouldn't have downloaded this free book. I'm glad it was a novella, because I don't think I could take much more. Very corny and cheesy and well, just "yuck". The storyline is predictable (although most romances are) and lacked any excitement whatsoever. Dialogue juvenile, Callum a control-stalker type and Gemma an immature idiot. I could go on and on, but I've already wasted t ...more
Anna Erishkigal
Erm...

I've enjoyed other works by Brenda Jackson, but this one just isn't one of her better works. Little to no tension. Callum is kinda stalkerish. A gorgeous, wealthy billionaire moves in with a girl's brother for 3 years to wait for his 24-year-old virgin sister to notice him before making his move, leaving behind his own billionaire-business untended on another continent? And then once they got to Australia there was no Aussie twang, no real Aussie culture.

Read one of Ms. Jackson's other boo
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Lady Raven RAVE!
I'm a Huge fan of Brenda Jackson. Gemma and Callum's story was very romantic in the way of Boy helps best friend sees best friends sister fall in love with best friends sister but can never tell her in fear of scaring her away because of her views on men. I love the Westmorelands and this one was good. Callum's side of the family was lovable. If you have been following the series then you will love this book if you have never read the series then I think you will also like it but I think you wil ...more
Shone
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All romance junkies
Another Westmoreland bites the love dust.
Brandi
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aussie Callum Austell has been hanging around the Denver Westmorelands for three years and now it's time to go home...but not without his future wife. Of course, Gemma Westmoreland never knew that she was a candidate for the position.
Brenda Jackson, once again, delivers classic romance and sex appeal in What a Westmoreland Wants. Callum has been working on Ramsey Westmoreland's sheep ranch in Denver for three years, all the while waiting for Ram's sister, Gemma, to realize that he's in love wit
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Loretta
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gemma Westmoreland is a force to be reckoned with.

Smart, beautiful and talented with a thriving design business, the only thing she was missing was a love of her own. After seeing how her brothers behaved over the years, she was determined not to have her heart broken.

Callum Austell is an Aussie through and through. Handsome, rugged and loyal to Gemma's brother Ramsey, he'd worked hard to maintain their ranch. His interests spurned a lust even he couldn't resist.

In What a Westmoreland Wants, Bre
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Lady
Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A quick read, about two love struck individuals. One who knew he was in love the moment he laid eyes on her. The other is determined not to fall in love and have her heart broken, but can't deny the attraction she feels for him. When passions flair and desires are fulfilled, she must face the fact that she may be in love...

The storyline was repetitive and I had a feeling of deja vu while reading. This story was very similar to others in the Westmoreland series, which seems to keep going and goin
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Tammy
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Free book from Amazon, I had a feeling this was what it was, but I enjoyed it. Total steamy romance with a hot Australian was a nice twist.
Callum has had his eye on Gemma for 3 years never acting on it waiting for his time. She is the younger sister of is very good friend but it has kept him in the US working on the sheep ranch.
He comes up with a plan to hire her and whisk her away to Australia on his territory to win her heart.
I liked it, easy to read and like a vacation.
Stacey Frederes
When I got to this line:

"The thought of his seed entering her womanly channel, made the head of his erection throb behind his zipper"

0_o Um, nope.
Michelle
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really like this book even though it was short.Had a good story line and loved how the hero wooed his lady love.This book had romance in spades!!
Shanae
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great love story. I was really interested in reading about Gemma Westmoreland's love affair with Callum. I really liked these two characters. This may be one of my favorite Westmoreland romances.
Leah
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Brenda Jackson writing! Of course, it's a romance so nothing different just Jackson's regular writing style which I love.
Marina
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is 3rd book in the Denver Westmoreland series.
Beth
Apr 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook, dnf
1.5 stars. If I didn’t know better, I’d think this book was a first attempt at a contemporary from an author who writes historical. I don’t think I’ve read that much purple prose in a contemporary since the 80s. So awkward, and neither character was believable. I gave up, even though I only had 40 pages to go. Not sure how I even got that far.
Trevious Miller
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Romance

U will love the Westmorelands and there family and friends 😙💯😙💯💖😙💯💯💯💯Great read all BRENDA JACKSON books but this family Love is best!!!!
Maura
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L.M. David
Personally, novelettes don't appeal because they are too short in certain instances. This is a story that needed to develop slowly. The first part was fair enough, albeit scanty in substance needed to make characters irresistible, while the end seemed completely rushed. Callum loitered for three years mooning after Gemma and then suddenly decides its time to claim her. Gemma, who vowed to steer clear of men because of her brothers womanizing ways, gave in to her desire for Callum after just one ...more
Cherie
I probably shouldn't give this book any stars since I did not finish it... but hey! This is my review and I did read more than the first paragraph. I read several chapters and honestly there was nothing about the story, the characters, or the romance that interested me enough to turn one more page. Overall the story was disappointing. The writing in the book was mediocre. I did not appreciate the writer repeating the same thought (some times verbatim) over and over, sometimes within only a few p ...more
Linda
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would have been better as a novel, not a novelette. The first part seemed fair enough while the end seemed rushed due to the 185 page format. I couldn't get into the Aussie getting it on with hard hearted Gemma or the fact their only separation happened because Gemma finally began to think she had gotten in a relationship where she crossed the line and he hadn't. Initially she wanted no entanglements yet when finding herself in one, wasn't the tough woman the writer made her out to be ...more
Marcella
Was this book really written in 2010? I was reminded why I gave up on the romance genre in the 70s. Not much of a storyline, big age difference, a hero who patronizes the heroine. Actually, it feels like all males in the book are like that. The heroine thinks it's a bad character trait that she speaks her mind, which the hero is only too happy to confirm.
Furthermore, a heroine who is 24 and still a virgin - okay. But a woman who's 24 (view spoiler)Come on
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Tonileg
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, western, romance
Another Westmoreland story. This time it is Gemma Westmoreland's story. She is a virgin that doesn't want to get her heart broken because she watched her many many brothers break ever heart in town. So Callum Austell has been waiting for Gemma to grow up from college girl to professional woman for three years and it tired of waiting anymore. So the sexy Australian ranch owner hires Gemma to decorate his Australian home as a premise to get her there and seduce her to become his wife. Cute short s ...more
Lynn
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Callum Austell has been in Denver for the past three years helping Ramsey Westmoreland get his sheep operation up and running. But he didn't stay that long because Ramsey needed help. He stayed because of Gemma, Ramsey's baby sister. From the moment he saw her it was love at first sight but he needed Gemma to mature and find her way first. Then he nought a house in Sydney, Australia for her the decorate so he could get her back to where he lived. He hoped to show her his country as well as show ...more
Kesha
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very cute plot, Callum has been in love with Gemma for 3 years but she has no clue about it. He convinces her to come to Australia to decorate his huge mansion that is actually for her. Did not like Gemma. There is nothing wrong with being a virgin at 25 but to not have had an orgasm at 25 is damn near unbelievable. Also, if you have guarded your virginity for 25 years, why just out of the blue decide to have sex with a man whom you have decided not to fall in love with. At least the age differe ...more
Iris
Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I greatly enjoyed this book although at times when Gemma would self prose about the evils of falling in love and having your heart broken, she came across as a very immature and emotionally stunted adolescent. Made me wonder why someone like Callum would even bother to try and change her mind. That set aside, it was a beautiful story of a man hit by love at first sight (not something most men would admit to) and his dedication to get the woman he loves to notice him in return. Definitely worth a ...more
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Great one

Great one

I have read many novel by this author and never have been disappointed in her writing however; I believe that when he/she have devoted readers the prices should not be so high. I do not want to want take away from her writing skills because she is good with great storyline and characters interacting with each others. When reading about the Westmoreland, you have to fall in love with them. Again great job but give the readers a little break.
Staci
Mar 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book starts off good enough. It has some promise: the hero has been secretly in love with the heroine for three years, he comes from a family where the men were taught how to love and treasure a woman, the heroine is a virgin who doesn't believe in love, etc. The start of the relationship between the two main characters is also pretty good. But then the heroine decides to leave and everything gets easily wrapped up in five minutes, no drama or anything. Nothing felt earned, it all just happ ...more
Laurie
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

This novella was an enjoyable read. Both characters had their good points and bad points. But overall they were both likeable. I waffled between Callum being sweet in his single-mindedness that Gemma was his soulmate and he was going to make her his and thinking he was coming across as a tad over bearing. Gemma's reasoning for not wanting relationships seemed a bit weak to me. But there was no denying the attraction.
You can tell this is part of a series as a lot of time was spent on na
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PepperP0t
3.5 star Sweet Courtship

This novelette brings Gemma Westmoreland front and center to be sized for a wife suit by the elusive and devastatingly handsome Callum Austell. Callum’s charm is so intense it oozes off the page. Gemma seems to have immature views and is perfect for wooing. Cameos by some of the other Westmoreland clan brought us to date. As with many long running & multi-book series you can follow along and are given enough pertinent information from past installations to get along j
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Lili
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
meh!
cute short story but waaay too predictable and so full of cheesy lines.
Callum, who by the way has an awful name, it reminds me of Gollum so that was the first strike for me and a biiiig one!, he's a genius!, seriously, he planned it all and the whole thing worked out perfectly. bah!!
And what about Gemma, a 24, almost 25 year-old virgin... wtf?!... that's not sexy, it's just plain stupid!, and as Gollum was smart, Gemma was dumb!
Ladyacct
Dec 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shorts
It seemed fast to me, her making the decision to sleep with him I mean. However, other than that good story and I already knew about the characters from previous Westmoreland books. She has a way of investing you in not only the main characters of the story but the ones on the outside too and these two were introduced in the previous (Chloe and Ramsey's) story.

No typos/editing issues noticed.
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In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American rom
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