A Vicky Review – The Spanish Billionaire’s Hired Bride by Rachel Lyndhurst (4.5 Stars)

Posted January 7, 2013 by Nix in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

He bought her with cold, hard cash, but can she stop him from stealing her heart?

Blackmailed to marry against his will, Ricardo Almanza needs a wife before he’s thirty, and time is running out. A notorious playboy, marriage is the last thing he wants, but his stepmother’s sexy, debt-ridden personal assistant is the perfect solution. He makes her a business deal she can’t refuse—one million euros for three months as his wife. He might even enjoy being married to her … if she doesn’t kick the crap out of him again.

Helen Marshall can’t believe she’s considering Almanza’s outrageous proposal, but she must help clear her parents’ debts or they face financial ruin. The small print on the marriage contract changes to read three months as his wife in every way—including in the bedroom. Has she gotten in too deep, or will she need a new contract addendum, extending their marriage forever?

Ricardo seemed to be such an arse to start with but as we got to know him, it became obvious he had had a awful life, even with all the privileges his family money could provide, and his attitude was partly because of that – he turned out to be a really sentimental, loving person.

Helen was desperate and although she didn’t want to accept the proposal from Ricardo she felt like she had no other options left to her. She seemed like the sort of person who didn’t settle well, always looking to move on to something else, not because she thought that the grass was greener, but because she wanted to experience everything she could out of life. That was all before her parents found themselves in a difficult position and she has been trying to do what she can to help them ever since.

The misunderstandings throughout were frustrating and, if they hadn’t spent half the time talking in riddles or trying to keep their cards close to their chests, then they would have had a much easier time of it but then I guess that’s the whole idea of the story isn’t it. 🙂

A marriage of convenience that develops in to a lot more, this was a real old school style romance that I found thoroughly enjoyable. I have to admit I don’t often read this sort of book as I tend to lean towards paranormal, sci-fi or erotica when choosing my books, so this was a nice change of pace for me.

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