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The Go-Between kReally enjoyed this on A broke heiress a nameless millionaire and hilarious extended family plus aitten and a sassy best friend Absolutely rivetingI can t begin to count the number of times I ve read this Book I Love Elizabeth S Uiet Dignity I love Elizabeth s uiet dignity backbone and unwavering loyalty to those she cares about Her relationship with Mimi is an absolute hoot and shows from where some of her characteristics developed The way she responds to and eventually accept s Max s proposition as well as how she deals with the man is absolute entertainmentWhen Max makes the marriage proposition he has no idea the chain of events he sets in motion Originally he looks at this as just another business deal where both of them get something out of it and he s honest
And Upfront About That The Feelings Of upfront about that The feelings of his desire to eep her safe and yes even love come as a shock to Max He struggles how to react not only to everything he learns about Elizabeth but with the feelings she instigates in himToss in steamy love scenes multiple murder attempts disapproving friends and sweet old ladies with canes and crutches and you re in for one sensual fun and fast paced ride I ABSOLUTELY ADORED THIS Just sayin The Trophy Wife reminded me of some of Jayne Krentz s older contemporary romances The alpha male with all his possessiveness gruff one moment and sweetly endearing the next The strong female who was slightly clueless but only when necessary to the storyline And some hot hot moments The words Hello wife come to mind Lastly there was a decent amount of suspense I would have given the romance a higher rating except that Ms Gray had Maxwell conveniently and candidly disappear when Elizabeth was in peril His business took him away IMHO it was very noticeable each time I truly enjoy this book this is one of my comfort reads that I come back to time and time again Over the years I ve read it than a dozen times and I still enjoy it every time Elizabeth is the titular trophy wife but she is such a fun character sweet and ind and a little naive but also strong and principled and smart When Max first proposes marriage as a solution to financial woes she is shocked and abhorred But the she thinks about it the she realizes
it s a logical solution After her first husband betrayed her so deeply she doesn t believe she s a logical solution After her first husband betrayed her so deeply she doesn t believe she ever love or trust someone again But neither Max nor Elizabeth could foretell how Fantastic It is a book I take off my shelf to read again and again I can uite understand why this book got such extreme reviews It has a moc story served just the way I love it A super hot uber alpha H who has crawled his way up to his millions by sheer grit and a cool classy southern heiress who has los. Houston heiress Elizabeth Stanton lost nearly everything when a stunning betrayal by her ex husband left her with only a fraction of the fortune her genteel Southern family had worked so hard for Even now Mimosa Land. T her millions but not her mettle So with this moc he helps her out financially and she helps him get into the super tight snooty Houston societyThe chemistry and sex is super sizzling hot thanks mostly to the H The hello wife consummation sex in the shower has sent my toes into a perma curl I simply adored them as a couple His rough blunt manners complement her
Composed Genteel Serenity Beautifully Their Personal Moments And The Society genteel serenity beautifully Their personal moments and the society were swoon worthy I even loved the secondary characters The memorable Mimi as the support systembff was superlative Everyone should have a Mimi in their lives The great aunt mother in law and even the elderly doting staff paraphernalia et alSo where is the problemAs someone said the hitmanwho wants her illed angle was overkill or rather I feel it goes into overkill And the other om angle stretching into that excessive assault was preposterous too The suspense thing not only distracted but also boringly prolonged the story Even it was a part of the plot it took too much of space especially towards the endIt seemed as if the author having established the hH s developing relationship and sex life gets involved with the murder plot and the family saga which contrarily unravels as we go on So as the story progresses we get less n less of the hH interplay and on the murder attempts and the familyfriendpetfarm life amalgam big yawnWho needs to go 180 from happily swooning n drooling over the hH s pov to the completely farcical world of the slimeball assassin s pov EwwwMy biggest grouch What is the fun of having a super alpha H if he is not allowed to play hero at all Even his bashing of the om had one nose breaking punch while I would have liked him to beat the loser to pulp He is mostly absentbusy in
the second half and never present when she is attacked again and again by various villain indsAlso this second half and never present when she is attacked again and again by various villain The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy kindsAlso this to be the most battered and bruised h ever I think she has 3 4 hospital visits for patch up jobsAnd to top it all so many issues were left untalked and unhashed even in this seemingly over long book Not the hHinds but other things Mimi so deserved a stud of her own And you need your bad ppl i s dotted and t s crossed apologiesexplanations gotten over with before you ride into the epilogueSo do I rec this book a 100% for the hHBut for aforementioned peeves it s definitely a 5 stars book It s so going onto my favorites shelf The story s premise was fine Convenient marriage rich man looking for entree to high society The phrasing reminded me of the regencies I used to read as a schoolgirl and it was as if Ms Gray was indeed writing a historical romance but forgot to change the datesI agree with the reviewers who gave this book 2 stars. Ing Elizabeth's beloved home could be stripped away unless she comes up with a serious infusion of cashWhen brilliant self made millionaire Maxwell Reardon approaches her with an audacious solution to her financial I would have given it that at least if not for that hit man After finishing the book I must have been in a good mood I am puzzled as to why Ms Gray would create a character who turns her romance into a farce Even romantic comedies are spared these clowns If not for the sex the book reads like it was written by thirteen year old The parts involving the hit man are so trite and implausible it made me even ask how on earth Ms Gray s editor allowed them As for Elizabeth the heroine I wanted to smack her She new this was a marriage of convenience yet throughout the book she is disappointed each time she hears Max say he did what he did because Great bookI read this story many years ago Came across my paperback copy yesterday which led me to see if I could get it on my eReader Glad to find it in this format Storyis just as good upon rereading I highly recommend it Houston heiressElizabeth Stanton lostnearly everything when astunning betrayal by herex husband left her with only afraction of the fortune her genteelSouthern family had worked so hard forEven now Mimosa Landing
Elizabeth S Belovedhome Could Be s belovedhome could be away unless she comes up with aserious infusion of cash When brilliant self made millionaire Maxwell Reardonapproaches her with an audacious solution to her financialwoes Elizabeth is speechless His proposal will certainlysolve her problems but it will set Houston society onits ear Now it s up to Elizabeth to decide if this is a deal with thedevil or the best decision of her life From Booklist Elizabeth Stanton is an heiress charged with making sure the holdings that have been in her family for generations not only survive but prosper However her ex husband has drained Elizabeth s assets down to the last penny and run off with his girlfriend All Elizabeth has left is her Houston mansion and the family farm When Max Riordan comes to call Elizabeth is uneasy as she always is when confronted with his take charge demeanor and blunt speech Max is a self made millionaire but has yet to dent the steel walls of Houston society He proposes a deal if Elizabeth marries him he ll see that she s financially solvent again In return Elizabeth will use her social standing to gain him entree into society
ELIZABETH SEES NO WAY OUT ANDsees no way out and Both Max and Elizabeth are unprepared for the true attraction that develops between them and it s a real pleasure to watch how cleverly Gray brings these wonderfully well drawn characters together in this pleasurable read Maria HattonCopyright American Library Association All rights reserved Review is resplendent with larger than life characters and situations Romantic Times BOOKclub on Pale Moon Rising No mean feat Romantic Times on Fatal Flaw. Oes Elizabeth is speechless His proposal will certainly solve her problems but it will set Houston society on its earNow it's up to Elizabeth to decide if this is a deal with the devil or the best decision of her lif.