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True North

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,702 Ratings  ·  229 Reviews
The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she’s wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he’s ever seen. He doesn't immediately recognize the world-famous super model who is attending her cousin Enid's wedding at the country club he owns.

Thanks to Enid's shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana become acquainted and later embark on a two-week fling intended
ebook, 404 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Smashwords (first published November 19th 2010)
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Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cont-romance
Another AMAZING book from this terrific writer!
True North was a fun and entertaining read. I couldn't put it down.

In this book we get to read about one of the most famous models in the US and an important business man. Liana McDermott, top beauty every man craves, goes back home to a place far from fame where she can take a rest for her cousin's wedding. There, she decides to get into a fling for 2 weeks with the sexy owner of the place her cousin got married.

At the beginn
Liana McDermott. Gorgeous supermodel. She’s in town for two weeks to attend her cousin’s wedding as the maid of honor. Which also entails a hideous dress, but that’s not important right now.
Travis North. Gorgeous owner of the establishment where the wedding reception is taking place. He sees Liana across the room and sparks fly, despite the fact he doesn’t recognize immediately who he is.

Liana’s cousin, Enid’s wedding coordination contract also has an addendum. Travis has to be the one to take L
Anna D.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle, on-hold, free, dnf
First, I want to make it clear that I didn't finish this book. I got up to 36% and my frustration level hit a boiling point and I just had to stop. I hate having a partially read book in my shelf so maybe someday I'll finish for my own peace of mind but that day is not today.

The characters, the plot, the dialogue are incredibly one dimensional, shallow, predictable, and just so stupid. We can't relate to their "hardship." It's so hard being rich and attractive. The author did try and put in some
Stacey Frederes
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I'm honest enough to say that I didn't even get 10% of the way into this book before I deleted it from my kindle. The main characters were so shallow it was ridiculous, with the female lead despairing over having to constantly turn down men, not once but twice I'm the first 5% of the book. Not to mention how rude both the female and male leads are in regards to the physical appearance of others; including the female lead's best friend.

I could go on but I won't waste my time. Suffice it to say I
Oct 02, 2011 rated it liked it
3.75 Stars!
Marie Force is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. I just love her stuff but I had a tough time with this book. It was sweet and the Hero was perfect but I don't know...I really couldn't get into reading about Sports Illustrated/Victoria Secret models and their troubles with love. I'm sure for some women being 6' tall and drop dead gorgeous is a real hardship when it comes to finding love but I guess I wasn't in the mood to read about it!

Jun 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp
This was nice, not as good as Everyone Loves a Hero or Love at First Flight but still an entertaining read.

I thought that Jessie and Beck were actually a far more likeable couple with a much more interesting story than Liana and Travis. Once Jessie and Beck had their HEA, I honestly wasn't that bothered about what was going to happen between the other two. It was obvious where the story between them was going.

What I find difficult with this writer sometime is that she creates truly wonderful to
Anne OK
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-reads
Super good read by Marie Force! Review forthcoming after the Christmas packages are wrapped and the cut-out cookies are baked, iced and decorated!! HO HO HO -- it's that busy time of the year!!
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is another Marie Force book that I can honestly say I utterly loved. She has given us a wonderful story encompassing romance, some suspense and steamy content, with characters to love, a descriptively beautiful setting, a storyline that swallows you up and leaves you with a huge smile on your face when you tap that final page.

Liana McDermott, a famous supermodel, has returned home for her cousins wedding. If you are expecting the archetypal model type, you'll not find it here as she is the
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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TRUE NORTH was amazing. It wasn’t the quickest, steamiest romance, but it certainly made you get all mushy inside.

Travis North has worked hard to get his resort up and off the ground. His upscale weddings have the potential to really make North Point into something beyond his imagination.

When he spots Liana McDermott, famous super model, he feels a shift in his body. When he meets her, he longs to be
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it
I almost liked this book. I started out liking the characters and enjoying it very much in the beginning, but then it kept spinning its wheels (and spinning its wheels) in neutral, getting nowhere. The idea of two commitophobes really loving each other but being afraid to communicate their feelings because each one thinks their love is unrequited seemed to work for a while, but not this long. The constant repetitious ruminations on their insecurities started to grate like an old time record with ...more
Jun 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Hate is a strong word and I try to never use it...This story brought me really close to using that word to describe how much I disliked it. The editing is terrible, the characters more shallow than words can describe and the plot utterly ridiculous. Walking-talking Victim 1-Liana: Nothing between her ears worth getting to know. Walking-talking Victim 2-Jessie: Needy and co-dependent excuse for a woman. Walking-talking Penis 1-Travis: Moron with money. Walking-talking Penis 2-Beck: Complete and u ...more
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
My first Marie was okay. Maybe I'm just used to more angst? This had two romances in one but the biggest problem the girls had was that they were so beautiful that they could never find someone who loved them for who they really were as opposed to what they looked like (they were both supermodels). I had a little trouble connecting to the characters. This author has written a lot of books and they seem very popular so maybe it was just this particular story that didn't do it for me. I ...more
Deanna Johnson
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
How this book has an average rating of more than four stars is beyond me. Just because a book gets you all hot and bothered doesn't make it a good book, and it certainly doesn't make it a good story. This was completely absurd. The author wrote a catty, sarcastic book dedication to an editor who told her not to right about a supermodel. Well honey, that editor was right. This book was downright stupid. There were two love stories happening simultaneously, but they were too similar. Ugh. Can I gi ...more
3.5 Stars
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Die Brautjungfer

Zur Hochzeit ihrer Cousine kommt Liana McDermott nach hause, das will sie sich nicht nehmen lassen. Dafür nimmt sie sogar ein ziemlich schreckliches Kleid in Kauf, das sie als Brautjungfer tragen soll. Die Hochzeit wird in dem eleganten Resort von Travis North ausgerichtet. Er hat nicht nur eine tolle Hochzeit vorbereitet, sondern er ist auch ein ausgesprochener Hingucker. Enid, die Braut, macht Liana auf Travis aufmerksam. Und Liana kann ihre Augen kaum mehr von ihm lassen.

So ei
Sarah Eiseman
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Supermodel Liana McDermott is the bridesmaid at her cousins festive wedding in her hometown in Rhode Island. Feeling a little out of place, but very happy for a little break in her hectic schedule, Liana decides to have a fling with the sexy owner of the resort where her cousin is getting married. Travis North can’t believe his luck! The woman of his dreams is interested in having a short-term fling with him. Little does he realize that his feelings might last more than the two weeks they have t ...more
I have mixed feelings about this story and the narrator.
Story: while it was sweet and the happily ever after was very satisfying I must say that there were actually too many sex scenes that didn't add anything to the story. It felt like sex was a filler of about half of the story. Also, this story includes two romances and both females are high profile top models (celebrities) that leave everything behind for men. Meanwhile the men don't sacrifice anything at all for them. I don't like that mes
Lacey Black
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is why I love Marie Force. This. Right Here. True North was the true definition of the perfect contemporary romance book. It was funny. It was dramatic. It had just enough angst to keep you turning the pages. And it was sexy. Marie has a natural ability to write ungodly sexy scenes that practically jump off the pages. This woman can write the phone book and I'd buy it and love it.

Travis North. Hello! Smokin' hot, business man, loves animals, and he worships his woman. What more do you need?
Samantha Lembo
May 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-i-pad
This was a free download - and only took a few hours to read -
Bit slow to start- but once I got past that, it held my attention most of the time.
I would of liked it more if the main storyline and the subplot storyline didn't mirror each other so closely (if it wasn't for this I would have given 4 stars) - basically 2 love stories- both supermodels that fall in love at first sight with 2 dudes that have known each other since college - after a whirl wind fling with a few suspenseful twists (wit
May 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Meh. Just "Meh." I'm actually quite disappointed by this story; there just wasn't anything spectacular about it. I liked that this story tried to show two models as 'ordinary' people with lives, cares and interests. I didn't like that this story just didn't do anything for me. I have no desire to read more about any of the characters, I don't care if I never hear about the town again. That, in and of itself, is highly unusual for me.
If you're just looking for something to fill your time, by all
Maybe it's just me, but this felt like another cookie cutter romance. It just didn't have the magic touch for me. The insta-love, the TSTL moments, the whininess (is that a word?) of both the MC's-it all just coalesced (now that is a word!) into a mushy big ball of blah. I finished the book because I hate leaving things unfinished, but that's a few hours I won't get back either. Too bad.
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Not a bad read, but...
I don't know. I had some issues with characterization, particularly when it came to discussing "the fling" and at the end. And honestly, a heroine who's a super model and "doesn't have to worry about what she eats" is going to push a few hot buttons for a lot of readers. Two heroines who are super models? Might be one too much.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish
took me a week to even read 65%. throwing in the towel on this insta love no story just sex novel.
3.5 Stars Fluffy read. Not much excitement, but held my attention.
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Loved it! Two great love stories. Swoon!
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Not my favorite of her books. Meh. Not a waste of time, but I just didn't find it one of her better efforts.
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
My first Marie Force book. Really enjoyed it a fun fast read. Can't wait to pick up another one.
Erica E
Jun 13, 2011 rated it liked it
the story needed a little more depth. the herione was too shallow.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I got introduced to Marie Force through her Fatal series featuring Sam Holland and Nick Cappuano. I quite enjoyed the writing style and the pace of the books I've read so far in that series. Because I have been enjoying that series so much I thought I would read other novels by Force as well.

And, I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed! While this book didn't quite capture me as much as the books of the Fatal series, I enjoyed this one as a romance. The writing style was still enjoyable and t
Tanya Mayes
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very romantic, love at first sight book. Liana McDermott,
a world-famous super model comes home for her cousin wedding. Her cousin tells her she needs to have a "Fling" & "Sweaty Sex" and sets it up for the owner of North Point Travis North to take her home. From there Liana and Travis decide to have a fling for 2 weeks no strings but ....

I love Travis he sweet, sensitive, kind and loving and Liana knows she wants to make a change in her life but is not sure.

When both of their f
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This is a perfect weekend read, I listened to the audio version and it made the household chores much more enjoyable :)

There are two couples and two love stories in this book so I got more than I expected :)

Lianna is the bridesmaid at her cousins wedding and wearing the most hideous and uncomfortable dress that she has every experienced. She meets Travis, the owner of the wedding venue. He is absolutely gorgeous and very interested in getting to know more about Lianna. He finds out she is a well
May 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This book looks into the life of a supermodel. Are their life really that perfect with all that beauty and traveling. Travis has worked hard to become and own a wedding planning company. While overseeing one of the wedding his eye catches on this beautiful woman. It turns out she's the famous Liana the supermodel. So starts this romance where they both decide to have a two week fling while she's home visiting her mother. Another subplot is her friend Jessie who is also a supermodel is being stal ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 Well written, but ideologically definitely not my cup of tea. Supermodel Liana meets self-made hotel owner Travis at a wedding for her cousin, and, due to some machinations by said cousin, the two end up spending some time together. Time together leads to deeper feelings, and eventually to love. Liana's insecurities about being loved for herself, not for her looks, get a bit annoying, as does Travis's overprotectiveness. The story ends with Travis giving Liana an ultimatum, but then realizin ...more
Debbie Saraceni
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful story of love

A wonderful story of love

This was a very beautiful story of love and living life following your heart. Liana came to North Point for her cousins wedding and decided to do something she wouldn't normally do. Hoping she could just have a flying with the handsome Travis turns into a lot more than either expected. The story was interesting with all the things going on with the vandals and then when Beck is put in charge of keeping his model crush safe from a stalker. Jessie
Oct 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I stopped reading after the 4th chapter. Maybe I should've stuck it out to get a proper view of the book, but I found the characters and plot to be boring, cliche and outdated. A supermodel who can't find love because she's so gorgeous and a handsome hotel owner who wants to love her for who she is - they meet at her cousin's wedding. Outdated to the extent he can 'trick' and 'charm' his way (as an attractive man apparently can) into spending a day with her against her wishes (as she obviously c ...more
Jennifer Yockey
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been going back and forth on how to rate this book. I actually did enjoy this book and learned to love the characters and really liked when the second group of characters (Beck & Jessie) were introduced. However, when I finished I felt like I was left wanting more. After being so invested in Beck and Jessie's story I wanted more details of their HEA. Although the ending was quite predictable it didn't bother me as much as the lack of information did. With that being said, I found myself ...more
This book popped up as an audible recommendation and wanting something new, I decided to try it. The story is sweet, though I agree with other reviewers that the real love story is with Beck and Jessie in the subplot. Still, the characters are believable and human (considering we're talking about millionaires and supermodels).

What didn't work for me as well is the narration. Holly Fielding has a great voice; I just don't think it's the right voice for sweet romance. Her tone carried a note of tr
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I love Marie's books and this one did not disappoint! Whenever a book focuses on two different couples, I usually prefer one over the other and sometimes skip over the pages focused on the minor couple. However, I loved reading about both Travis and Liana as well as Beck and Jessie. This had everything I like in a romance!

As some other viewers mentioned, it was a little difficult to feel sorry for the models at times. I wish there had been a little more development there with issues aside from
Sue Parker
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love anything written by Marie Force! She has such a way with her characters that you can't help but to fall in love with them. In this story we meet two super models who find out that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Travis owns the fancy resort that Lianas cousin is getting married at. They meet at the wedding and actually don't hit it off exactly. But he makes up for it and then her friend Jessica needs a safe place to lay low for a while. Now Beck is the head of security so who better ...more
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Famous Supermodel Liana McDermott comes home to Rhode Island to attend her cousin's wedding. Resort owner Travis North notices her right away. With a little matchmaking from her cousin, Liana and Travis become acquainted and embark on a no-string-attached two-week fling. But as the two weeks come to and end, Travis wonders how he will ever let her go back to her life as a supermodel.

This was a quick contemporary romance I found on Amazon. There were really no surprises in the story, but it was e
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Another freebie, so the "I can't complain too much" rule comes into play. Liana McDermott is one of the world's hottest supermodels. She comes home to attend her cousin's wedding and her cousin manipulates the owner of the country club, millionaire Travis North, take her home. Liana and Travis have instant chemistry and, after a minor misunderstanding, agree to have a no-strings-attached fling for the two weeks Liana will be home. Of course, they fall in love, but neither wants to admit it for f ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love everything that Marie Force writes. She just pulls me in every time. I loved Travis, but I think that I may be in the minority on my feelings for Liana. I did like Liana's character. The one thing that I didn't like is that everyone seemed to blame Travis when things went south. Hello????? That woman had it all and just couldn't make a decision. I liked the side story of Jessie and Beck as well. No cliffhanger. Dual point of view. Right now (6-10-14) this book is free on Amazon. Well wort ...more
Georgina Parkin
Nov 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I'm sure other people will like this book, but personally I couldn't connect with the characters at all. There were two romances going on and I couldn't quite understand why. All it did was prolong the book and give double the drama. Both couples barely know each other before 'falling in love' and while I can do most Insta-loves, this one I could not. I couldn't believe the main female lead could ever fall in love that easy, in fact I don't think the second with the traumatic sexual past could e ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
This was a fairly good offering. I wouldn't place Force in the ranks of my favorite authors like Roberts or Krentz, but she certainly has as much skill as Ferarella or Macomber.

The story follows a supermodel on vacation, beginning with her cousin's wedding. We see the dichotomy between her private life and her public persona. She has papparazzi stalking her. She meets a man her cousin picked out for her, who has his own issues.

They have to get past their misunderstandings of each other's feeling
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I started out this story a little put off, but the rest of the book make up for it. The story starts off with a wedding, and both of the main characters describe the bride and groom as "homely-as-sin" and "unattractive", while the hero of the story tells of how they call the bride Horse-Face when she's not around. As it turns out she is the cousin of our heroine, who is an above average beautiful Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Sigh. I had NO problem with the description of ...more
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“unwillingness to leave a single thing to chance was paying off. Anything less than a complete success was unacceptable to Travis, who had an enormous amount riding on this evening. He had bided his time waiting for the right premiere social event to elevate North Point, the country club and marina he had built over the last three years on the northern coast of Aquidneck” 0 likes
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