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Marriage at a Price When the hero and heroine met and found out each others story, it was lust at first sight Then the hero found out about the heroines mother dying and leaving the heroines horse farm in debt When he offered to pay off the loan it included a clause, that she marry him and have his baby The heroine agreed but had some own personal issues to work out but the hero wasn t giving up on her.Miranda Lee has done it again with this novel I completely adored it Passion and horses, who could go wrong When the hero and heroine met and found out each others story, it was lust at first sight Then the hero found out about the heroines mother dying and leaving the heroines horse farm in debt When he offered to pay off the loan it included a clause, that she marry him and have his baby The heroine agreed but had some own personal issues to work out but the hero wasn t giving up on her.Miranda Lee has done it again with this novel I completely adored it Passion and horses, who could go wrong The storyline was pretty simply, however there were some twists in the book that had your eyes popping What did an independent, spirited woman do when her stud farm was deep in debt Marry for money Never Courtney set off for Sydney in search of a silent business partnerHandsome investment broker Jack Falconer said he knew the right man for her Courtney jumped at the chance only to find that Jack was that man and he had a deal to offer He d clear her debts if she would do something for him in return have his baby Wow I didn t expect to like this book so much Written in 2001, I feel the oldies are goldies as in these Mills Boon written in the early 2000s were some of the best I ve read I started reading them in 2003 so I should make an effort to search out these old books Especially this The Australians series Hopefully my library has the complete set.I love horses but never really know much about the world of breeding race horses and the racing world Miranda Lee has brought the stud farm to life a Wow I didn t expect to like this book so much Written in 2001, I feel the oldies are goldies as in these Mills Boon written in the early 2000s were some of the best I ve read I started reading them in 2003 so I should make an effort to search out these old books Especially this The Australians series Hopefully my library has the complete set.I love horses but never really know much about the world of breeding race horses and the racing world Miranda Lee has brought the stud farm to life and my goodness that final race scene gave me goosebumps It was brought to me so vividly and I could visualise the horse gaining length by kength.As for the characters, Jack is a pretty great hero Smart, sexy and sensitive with money he s willing to spend on Courtney Courtney isproblematic because of who and what her mother was a man hateror really Things are not always what they seem and it was great of Jack to try make Courtney view her mother withsympathy in view of what s revealed after her death.Courtney was raised like the boy her mother never was and never had so she s really abrasive But Jack was able to appreciate her directness which must be refreshing after his experience with his nasty ex girlfriend.The chemistry and heat between Courtney and Jack was sizzling That scene after the horses mated WOW.Love the book The horse bits enhanced and gave depth to the story, not detract I feel It was different in that the heroine was not a virgin I wanted to like this book It had all the right elements semi brooding alpha male, conniving ex, strong yet vulnerable heroine, a mysterious past, etc It just didn t come together and also seemed a bit rushed in places. It s not as good as I thought it would be The story s a bit less dramatic and I wantdrama But overall I enjoyed it and I look forward to readfrom this author. How weird that I couldn t post a review on my phone Anyways I had inititally read the manga adaptation of the novel and I rather enjoyed it, so when I had found a copy at my local opportunity shop or thrift store , I snapped it up Shame however, that there were some elements that I hadn t enjoyed.Courtney, the heroine of our piece, was a single, vivacious, gorgeous young woman, seemingly unaware of her good looks I loved how headstrong she was, and how certain she was of her own sexual How weird that I couldn t post a review on my phone Anyways I had inititally read the manga adaptation of the novel and I rather enjoyed it, so when I had found a copy at my local opportunity shop or thrift store , I snapped it up Shame however, that there were some elements that I hadn t enjoyed.Courtney, the heroine of our piece, was a single, vivacious, gorgeous young woman, seemingly unaware of her good looks I loved how headstrong she was, and how certain she was of her own sexuality What I found a bit gross of her instant labelling of her rival as Superbitch someone she had only heard about, and hadn t even met before.Jack, the hero, was painted as being all too perfect Perfectly macho good looks, lean form, knows his mind, etc etc etc, but there were so many things that he kept under wraps and didn t immediately admit to Courtney, a woman he claimed he loved Granted, he didn t have to be open about everything, but surely as a thirty plus year old man, you d think that he d becommunicative view spoiler And then to mask his marriage proposal to Courtney as an arrangement whereupon he d give her money to settle debts and cover property maintenance for Crosswinds, but she d have to bear him children Ugh hide spoiler The book just plain rubbed me the wrong way Courtney falling for him after having sex with him once The third person point of view not from Jack s perspective, but from Bill, her accountant s which was super gross because he was a single guy pretty much leering at a young woman Thanks, but no thanks It felt a bit too dated Look, it was fun, a good little distraction, and a pretty fun read, but probably not one that I ll return to time and time again This story was not an entertaining story But a very un HP type book This should have been under the Desire heading It was so chocked full of sexual innuendos that it made reading not pleasant I do read Desire and am wanting that type from that, this was not what I wanted The story revolves around a young woman who never knew her father Her mother was older in age when she had her and very brisk in attitude so raised her daughteras a son than a daughter Yes I am not a feminist in th This story was not an entertaining story But a very un HP type book This should have been under the Desire heading It was so chocked full of sexual innuendos that it made reading not pleasant I do read Desire and am wanting that type from that, this was not what I wanted The story revolves around a young woman who never knew her father Her mother was older in age when she had her and very brisk in attitude so raised her daughteras a son than a daughter Yes I am not a feminist in this But the man who comes to help out the home and the horses that are being raised for racing in the outback He is a man who gossip has it was broke and still reeling from a broken heart Can these two come together and put fresh blood, ie money and family, into their lives In a lot of ways, Marriage at a Price is your typical Harlequin Presents, with that precise amount of sex and romance But in other ways it is eventhan you might expect Courtney Cross is a strong and driven heroine who knows what she wants Unlike many heroines, she is sexually experienced and boasts that the only reason she would marry is for the sex But what about when money comes into play and she needs to marry for financial reason That s ok by Courtney as long as the sex is good In a lot of ways, Marriage at a Price is your typical Harlequin Presents, with that precise amount of sex and romance But in other ways it is eventhan you might expect Courtney Cross is a strong and driven heroine who knows what she wants Unlike many heroines, she is sexually experienced and boasts that the only reason she would marry is for the sex But what about when money comes into play and she needs to marry for financial reason That s ok by Courtney as long as the sex is good too Of course, nothing is that simple and Courtney falls in love with her would be financial partner Jack, a rich man who separated from his ex, but is he still in love with her Courtney might be willing to marry Jack for money and sex, but when she falls in love, things get complicated I really liked the fact that Courtney wasn t the inexperienced bride She wanted Jack because she loved him eventually but she was also driven by a lust that wasn t without sexual knowledge or experience She was also keen to maintain her career as a priority I also loved Jack for respecting Courtney s work drive and wanting to support her to maintain her business He is an alpha, for sure, but he is also caring and respectful of Courtney He loves her, but he understands that for her to be happy she needs to keep her family stud farm up and running And he helps her achieve that The downside of this story was mostly personal I m not at all interested in horse racing or stud farms and found the whole concept a little boring The scene where our hero and heroine become turned on when the horses are mating was also a little gross Possibly if I wasinterested in horses, I might have liked it that bitI was also a little unsure about Jack s motivations Unlike many Harlequin Presents titles, there is no PoV for Jack, and while I prefer it when the point of view stays the same throughout a book, I found myself confused by Jack s motivations For example, we know he wants a child enough to arrange a marriage of convenience just for the purpose of having a child, but it isn t clear why he is quite so desperate.All in all, this was a good title from Harlequin Nice to have an Australian setting as well I read the Audiobook, so what about the Narrator Unfortunately the narrator of this book, Suzanne Toren, was American I don t know why Harlequin did it this way, as with an Australian setting it meant that the American narrator put on incredibly painful Australian accents It was a bad move, to say the least Luckily the narrator was not that bad in her general narrative, but you have to learn to ignore the accent issue to enjoy this audiobook After the death of her mother, Courtney Cross found out that her mother had done some creative financial accounting and at the time of her death left Crosswinds a breeding ranch in Australia in debt of about 3 million dollars Looking through several option and not really liking any of them, Courtney made her way to Sydney for a horse race in the hopes of finding a wealthy businessman willing to become a silent partner by investing in the only way of life she had ever known Coming off of a ba After the death of her mother, Courtney Cross found out that her mother had done some creative financial accounting and at the time of her death left Crosswinds a breeding ranch in Australia in debt of about 3 million dollars Looking through several option and not really liking any of them, Courtney made her way to Sydney for a horse race in the hopes of finding a wealthy businessman willing to become a silent partner by investing in the only way of life she had ever known Coming off of a bad break up, Jack Falconer could barely face the woman that had broken his heart After meeting Courtney at the horse races, he had a new goal in life, if only Courtney would agree to it.Nothing out of the ordinary here, a typical Harlequin presents Fun and fast, good characters but not enough time to really get in to deep with them Kind of predictable but just enough humor to make me laugh every once in a while As usual, the drama wouldn t be there at all if people would just talk , but that is romance novels for you Still a good escape into Australia and horse breeding Marriage at a Price is Miranda Lee s 40th novel Courtney Cross is the independent, spirited owner of the Crosswinds horse stud farm But after her mother s death, she finds she is deep in debt and may lose the farm unless she finds a silent business partner When investment broker, Jack Falconer, says he knows just the man, Courtney isn t expecting the deal that is offered Sparks fly between Courtney and Jack, with each determined to get their own way The legacy that Courtney has from her sin Marriage at a Price is Miranda Lee s 40th novel Courtney Cross is the independent, spirited owner of the Crosswinds horse stud farm But after her mother s death, she finds she is deep in debt and may lose the farm unless she finds a silent business partner When investment broker, Jack Falconer, says he knows just the man, Courtney isn t expecting the deal that is offered Sparks fly between Courtney and Jack, with each determined to get their own way The legacy that Courtney has from her single mother, Hilary, is not just the Crosswinds stud, but her independence and her opinion of men, however flawed that may have been Another great Aussie romance with a few hot sex scenes


About the Author: Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee was born at Port Macquarie, a popular seaside town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and is the youngest of four children Her father was a country school teacher and brilliant sportsman Her mother was a talented dressmaker When Miranda was ten, her father was transferred to Gosford, another coastal town in the countryside, much closer to Sydney After leaving her convent school, she briefly studied the cello before moving to Sydney, where she embraced the emerging world of computers Her career as a programmer ended after she married, had three daughters and bought a small acreage in a semi rural community Following this, she attempted greyhound training, as well as horse and goat breeding, but was left dissatisfied.Miranda yearned to find a creative career from which she could earn money When her sister suggested writing romances, it seemed like a good idea She could do it at home, and it might even be fun It took a decade of trial and error before her first romance, After the Affair, was accepted and published At that time, Miranda, her husband, and her three daughters had moved back to the Central Coast, where they could enjoy the sun and the surf lifestyle once again Not long into her writing career, Miranda committed herself to writing a six book series entitled, The Hearts of Fire, with a deadline of just nine short months Bravely, her husband left his executive position to stay home and support Miranda s writing career He learned to cook and to clean, two invaluable household skills Numerous successful stories followed, each embodying Miranda s trademark style pacy and sexy rhythms passionate, real life characters and enduring, memorable story lines She has one credo when writing romances Don t bore the reader Millions of fans world wide agree she never does.


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