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Olivia and the Billionaire Cattle King (The Balfour Brides #8)

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After her uncharacteristic behavior made headline news, buttoned-up Olivia Balfour has been sent far away from home. The English rose will work for Clint McAlpine--a cattle baron who's as fierce and untamed as his Outback station. But she's shocked when Clint informs her that she's entirely at his beck and call.

The cattle king is determined to get beyond Olivia's prim exte
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Paperback, Large Print, 240 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Harlequin (first published October 15th 2010)
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StMargarets
The last edition of the 8(!) part Balfour Brides series.

This gets three stars for being a typical Margaret Way:

The hero is king of all he surveys.
The OW is his ex-wife and she is evil-lite. (She only sent a lying email to break them up - no homicidal tendencies, alas)
The hero has a 12 year-old daughter whom the heroine bonds with.
Australian history, flora and fauna are described in loving detail.
Mothers are either evil or dead in her world and the heroine is always vowing to be the best moth
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Chitra *CJ*
"Olivia and the Billionaire Cattle King" is the story of Olivia and Clint.
Olivia is the oldest and the most responsible Balfour- as well as twin to Bella. Post scandal, our Brit is banished to Australia- to act as the hostess to the Cattle King Clint- who has previously mocked her princess lifestyle. Now she is forced to work with him as unwilling attraction soars..
Filled with loads of ex drama, magic, and adorable daughters- one or two secondary characters are more likable than the primary one-
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Mombo
I can't believe how long it took me to finish this book. I would have rated it a one- or two-star selection but the descriptions of Australia, Darwin and surrounding area were fantastic. You almost want to go there.

Other than that, Olivia and Clint's story was v.very boring. I found almost no hooks in the story to keep me reading and it took me four days to finish 192 pp. That's crazy. I had to literally force myself to finish this book chapter by chapter.
Megzy
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
the last book in the series of the Balfour Brides. It lived up to the standard of most other books in the series, just mediocre.
Titinha Scaeiro
Foi fofinho... E uma série terminada... ^_^
Makii
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia es la mayor de las hijas del magnate inglés Oscar Balfour. Es la hermana gemela de Bella, conocida por su sobre exposición en los medios y su vida de frivolidad. Olivia vive a la sombra de su hermana, ya que considera que con su belleza y carisma no hay quien se le compare.
Es conocida por ser una mujer fría, reservada. Su vida se divide entre hacer de anfitriona de su padre, a cuidar de sus hermanas pequeñas y todas sus obras de Caridad.
Después de que su inusitado comportamiento saltara
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Vanessa
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Balfour had been involved in a scandal (seriously that slap and confrontation w/ her sister was a scandal? What about the stuff in the news today? Have you seen the celebs getting sent to a time out?) and her father sent her away to grow some. Off to Australia the belle is sent to stay w/ Clint McAlpine. Of course, he has her number – don’t they all – yet he really doesn’t know half of what he thinks he does! Olivia also believes the worst of Clint but they both come to enlightenment as w ...more
Captmashpea
I have been noticing that with the Austrialian novels i dont like the main guys as much - overly macho. the magic bit was a little out of placel. but i did love reading about the outback, the wildlife and the plants and landscape that was cool.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The Balfour Brides
Category: Classic Romance
Carol Storm
Way too old-fashioned. The author is giving shout outs to Joan Collins?!?!
£!M€¥ CHEN
Buku ke 8 balfour bride...
Ipshita Ranjana
it was an ok read nothing extraordinary and too slow paced and lacking the usual passion and chemistry I expect from a harlequin..
Karen
will read first
Tammy Blouin
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: way
love this author
Laura
Dec 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointing
Only finished because it was the last in a series.
Ladyacct
May 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shorts
I liked one of the secondary characters better than the two main characters in the book, the book was ok but really nothing fantastic.
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Amé el epilogo OMG lindos los 8 libros. Definitivamente mi serie Harlequin favorita ^^
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Margaret Way was born and educated in the river city of Brisbane, Australia. Before her marriage she was a well-known pianist, teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, but her hectic musical career came to a halt when her son was born and the demands of motherhood dictated a change of pace.

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