The Bride Price Epub á The Bride Epub / Ebook

The Bride Price[KINDLE] ❂ The Bride Price ❆ Anne Mallory – Varanus.us Winner take all Sebastien Deville, the debauched, dangerously handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Grandien, has waited his whole life for revenge and suddenly it is there for the taking A competi Winner take all Sebastien Deville, the debauched, dangerously handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Grandien, has waited his whole life for revenge and suddenly it is there for the taking A The Bride Epub / competition sponsored by the ing has all the ton talking The winner will receive an immense fortune, a newly created title, sponsorship, and a well born bride everything Sebastien needs to reclaim his mother s stolen lands and to wield the colossal power itching beneath his fingertips His victory is all but assured until he meets CarolineCaroline Martin knows all about Sebastien, the legendary heartbreaker who leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target s searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire She knows the danger he presents, the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dearBut Sebastien Deville will do anything to win and Caroline s heart may become the ultimate prize.

The Bride Price Epub á The Bride  Epub / Ebook
    The Bride Price Epub á The Bride Epub / Ebook leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target s searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire She knows the danger he presents, the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dearBut Sebastien Deville will do anything to win and Caroline s heart may become the ultimate prize."/>
  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • The Bride Price
  • Anne Mallory
  • English
  • 06 September 2017
  • 0061717371

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    The Bride Price Epub á The Bride Epub / Ebook leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target s searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire She knows the danger he presents, the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dearBut Sebastien Deville will do anything to win and Caroline s heart may become the ultimate prize."/>
  1. says:

    The Bride Price by Anne Mallory was an enjoyable read by this new author to this reader.


  2. says:

    2.5 to 3 stars It was okay My first book by this writer The premise was a bit of a stretch, but I went with it and tried to get into the zone of the pretty ridiculous wager and game If I had connected with the MCs , I might have actually liked the book much , regardless of the premise But as it was, I didn t particularly like or admire either of them terribly much The hero especially was a little too aggressive in his sexual advances towards the heroine for my taste especially 2.5 to 3 stars It was okay My first book by this writer The premise was a bit of a stretch, but I went with it and tried to get into the zone of the pretty ridiculous wager and game If I had connected with the MCs , I might have actually liked the book much , regardless of the premise But as it was, I didn t particularly like or admire either of them terribly much The hero especially was a little too aggressive in his sexual advances towards the heroine for my taste especially in their first meeting yikes So, yeah, it was an OK read, but I won t be rushing out to readby this writer at the moment.I read this book for the June 2020 BOTM for the HRBC, Wagers on hero or heroine theme


  3. says:

    I have enjoyed Anne Mallory s books in the past, and her latest release, The Bride Price, has an interesting set up with an amoral hero who is the illegitimate son of a Duke Sebastian is so delusional and as anti hero as you can get He enjoys seducing the innocents and being as reckless as he can, which is the perfect way to give his father the middle finger Sebastian joins the other bastard sons of the aristocrats, who don t have a chance of being accepted in polite society or having a name I have enjoyed Anne Mallory s books in the past, and her latest release, The Bride Price, has an interesting set up with an amoral hero who is the illegitimate son of a Duke Sebastian is so delusional and as anti hero as you can get He enjoys seducing the innocents and being as reckless as he can, which is the perfect way to give his father the middle finger Sebastian joins the other bastard sons of the aristocrats, who don t have a chance of being accepted in polite society or having a name for themselves, in a competition where the winner will be able to marry a gentlewoman, known as the bosom of the ton If Sebastian can win, he will have a title, a massive fortune and a piece of land that was his mother s that his father owns and holds over his head Sebastian accepts because there is nothingimportant that belonging even though he acts as if he doesn t care.Caroline Martin is a widow who married the wrong man, so much so, she must be ever so respectful so she is not the topic of rumors She is a friend and confidant to Sarah, the bosom of the ton She is so disgusted by what Sarah s father, the Earl of Cheevers is doing But Caroline can not be too vocal because she relies on the Earl for her livelihood Caroline is also quite the artist and Sebastian comes upon her as she is drawing a cottage that is on the property Sebastian wants so badly Out of the blue, one thing leads to another and before Caroline can find out his name, Sebastian as given her the best orgasm of her life on the garden bench From that moment on Sebastian will find a way to seduce Caroline and even places a bet that he can do so.I do love an amoral hero, but Sebastian wasof a whiny brat if anything Caroline feels she must take the moral high road because of the way she eloped with her deceased husband, and because of that she must gain her respectability back She acts like she can t stand Sebastian because of who he is and the way he treats people, but when it comes to sex, she opens her arms to him and let s Sebastian do all types of naughty unrespectable things to her The chemistry between these two were so lacking and I wanted to tell Sebastian to grow up and get over his issues he has with his daddy.Half way through I wanted to close this book


  4. says:

    3.5 5 Not so good the second time around for me It was an unevenly matched pairing between the devastatingly devious and seductive hero and the clever butreticent heroine While Sebastien uses his alpha maleness to overtly intimidate and dominate, Caroline prefers thesubtle and behind the scene resistance She didn t stand a chance with him There s much deceit, sabotage and dirty dealings between contestants and supporters bystanders competing in a tournament promising the winne 3.5 5 Not so good the second time around for me It was an unevenly matched pairing between the devastatingly devious and seductive hero and the clever butreticent heroine While Sebastien uses his alpha maleness to overtly intimidate and dominate, Caroline prefers thesubtle and behind the scene resistance She didn t stand a chance with him There s much deceit, sabotage and dirty dealings between contestants and supporters bystanders competing in a tournament promising the winner a title, land, wealth and power The tension between the illegitimate Sebastien, his legitimate half brother and ducal father is taut and very well written The romance didn t seem to work for me this time She was overwhelmed by his sexual prowess and threw caution to the wind despite her past ruinous mistake He had dishonest intentions with her almost to the very end I did not feel the feels Original review in April 2016 4.5 5 Brilliant writing with complex characters and dialogue Absolutely wicked hero with seduction in mind, and doesn t he know how to do it well Even the secondary players are so well drawn Lots of psychological mind games and interplay between the individuals The ending, I agree, is somewhat abrupt, hence the half star deduction


  5. says:

    Reviewed for queuemyreview.com book release Nov08 The Bride Price by Anne Mallory has all the elements of a steamy historical romance a dangerously sexy natural child of the peerage hero, a disgraced yet beautiful young widow who married beneath her for love, an innocent and shy maiden, and a scandalous contest created by the jaded aristocrats of the ton Doesn t it sound delicious That s what I thought But something was missing from Mallory s latest and that s a real shame as I normally Reviewed for queuemyreview.com book release Nov08 The Bride Price by Anne Mallory has all the elements of a steamy historical romance a dangerously sexy natural child of the peerage hero, a disgraced yet beautiful young widow who married beneath her for love, an innocent and shy maiden, and a scandalous contest created by the jaded aristocrats of the ton Doesn t it sound delicious That s what I thought But something was missing from Mallory s latest and that s a real shame as I normally enjoy her historicals.Caroline is a young widow who married beneath her for love and wound up regretting tossing away her innocence and respectability for a man who didn t know the meaning of the word honor She has finally clawed her way back up to almost respectable in her country society where she lives on the edge of the estate of her uncle the Earl of Cheevers She owes the Earl for helping her to redeem herself, but his involvement with this horrid game and agreement to offer his daughter Sarah, Caroline s niece, as heiress wife to the victor is beyond the pale Caroline has the knowledge and the cunning to sabotage the games, but would any of the men competing be worthy of Sarah Well, certainly NOT Sebastien Deville.Sebastien is the unacknowledged natural son of the dissolute and cruel Duke of Grandien Once he realized as a young child that he would never earn his father s regard or love, he set out to be his father s nightmare Between his antics with the debutantes of the ton and his antipathy toward his brother, the Duke s legitimate son, AND the Duke, he s made quite a name for himself amongst the darker salons and gambling establishments in London And when his father approaches him about a contest whose winner will receive a title, money, and several estates his beloved Mother s estate for one , he takes the bait and agrees to compete He WILL win this contest, he WILL have a title, and he WILL take his revenge on the ton who made his life miserable.What a great plot But I disliked BOTH of the main characters Now that I think about it, I didn t particularly like any characters in the book I understand redeeming the bad boy is a staple of the romance genre, but there wasn t much about Sebastien to WANT to redeem He was a bitter, angry, thoughtless, and heartless man for all but the last few pages of the book How could I like him And how could I like a strong woman who could fall in love with someone like him Well I couldn t And that pretty much spoiled my enjoyment in this story Although there was a happy ending, it wasn t one I could believe in at all, and wasn t particularly happy with either.The setting was beautiful, the plot was intricate and well paced, the sex was very steamy and abundant but I just couldn t get past my dislike of the entire cast of characters They all grated on my nerves Anne Mallory usually delivers a solid, feel good, historical romance but The Bride Price just wasn t one of them for me


  6. says:

    Me if I ever meet Anne Mallory IRL The Bride Price is INCREDIBLE I m honestly shocked by how good it was, considering I ve been reading Anne Mallory nonstop for the past few days You tend to come across a dud or two going through an author s back list At the very least, you eventually figure out the author s writing style and you start mentally checking off a box when you notice their stylistic idiosyncrasies each scene they write There was no lull here And thus I have jinxed myself for Me if I ever meet Anne Mallory IRL The Bride Price is INCREDIBLE I m honestly shocked by how good it was, considering I ve been reading Anne Mallory nonstop for the past few days You tend to come across a dud or two going through an author s back list At the very least, you eventually figure out the author s writing style and you start mentally checking off a box when you notice their stylistic idiosyncrasies each scene they write There was no lull here And thus I have jinxed myself for the next book I read by her I wonder why each book I ve read just seems to get better than the next It s not because I ve become easy to please as a reader Definitely not I do think it s because I was not intrigued by the blurb, and had already lowered my expectations a smidge I ve been on this journey before and haven t always loved the journey To be clear, I m not talking about the bride tournament plotline that sets up the spare sons against the illegitimate sons which is AMAZING but the formula where the hero courts the woman he needs to secure his status in society, while the heroine is fending him off from the bride to be, her close friend relation But well played, Anne Mallory I ate this shit up Sebastien is perfect.Best Meetcute Ever Some bully comes to mock your sketches you are making on the orders of your rude distant relation, eventually doing some things that should not be done in public Madam, this is romance I m sold What I loved about The Bride Price, as I love about every Anne Mallory story, are the layers on layers of schemes He s doing a little of this, he s also doing a little of that, he can t let her know he s doing that, but she figures it out etc etc The thing I love most about the house of cards Mallory builds is that she sends it crashing down without resorting to Big Misunderstandings You can write a story full of intrigue without having to rely on misunderstandings You can have conflict without building it on a shaky foundation Sebastien s revenge drove the plot, and he had to figure out what he was willing to sacrifice for that revenge He fell hard, so the unfolding scenes were full of incredible emotion, particularly the card game scene Caroline s character arc was also fascinating She is paying for a mistake she made in her youth, a gamble that didn t pay off by falling for a rouge, trusting in this instinctive ideal for love She now hides and dims her own glow, but learns to embrace all sides of her nature To be okay with the fear and the freedom of trusting someone That s a great lesson to learn I was also relieved to find out Sebastien didn t make such a big deal about showing Caroline who she really is, a tendency that was with good intentions but executed too Devil s Embrace Pygmalion in some of Mallory s other heroes The secondary characters are also hilarious too Mallory can write naughty scenes of the Ton I live for her scandalous female characters they are so much fun I also enjoy the nuance Mallory creates with her villains, where the villain s sons are generally not little despots in the making, but confused and manipulated as much as the hero and heroine by unseen strings.Loved this on the same level as For The Earl s Pleasure for the sheer sappiness that got me hook, line and sinker that epilogue, I can t even The Bride Price also has the added bonus of sensuality


  7. says:

    4.5 Stars After discovering Anne Mallory last year I bought her backlist and have been working my way through them Usually I would read them all immediately, but this time I wanted to spread it out and savor it This is the last book I had left to read and I m glad to say that I went out with a bang I was a bit hesitant about reading this because revenge plots have to be handled a certain way for me to enjoy them Luckily the revenge plot was nothing like what I expected Indeed, I would be h 4.5 Stars After discovering Anne Mallory last year I bought her backlist and have been working my way through them Usually I would read them all immediately, but this time I wanted to spread it out and savor it This is the last book I had left to read and I m glad to say that I went out with a bang I was a bit hesitant about reading this because revenge plots have to be handled a certain way for me to enjoy them Luckily the revenge plot was nothing like what I expected Indeed, I would be hesitant to say that this is even a revenge plot book The back cover gave me the wrong impression on that I really loved how this book was setup It put the spotlight on the bastards and younger sons of the nobility an area that I don t often get to read about It really highlighted how hard it can be for them, especially if they don t have a parent who cares for them It s even worse when the parent plays the bastard son against the legitimate son, as is the case with Sebastian s father, the duke The duke warped Sebastian into a cold, hard man who had little regard for other people His every move was calculated to put himself on top or to piss off his father He didn t start out very likable, but I found him fascinating I enjoyed watching him slowly change and fall for Caroline.This was one of Mallory s heavier books, so the banter wasn t quite as pronounced as it usually is The tension and the slow building emotion was just enjoyable as usual, though The only thing that I would have changed about the book was the ending I would have liked if it had beendrawn out and leisurely The epilogue helped a bit, but it would have been nice to have


  8. says:

    2.5 stars.Yet another book in which the heroine fails me Why can t these heroines be as appealing as the heroes Why can t they be witty, and mysterious too Why do they have to be dull and prudish and boring in every book If I read onebook where the heroine gets seduced and discarded by another rake before she even meets the hero, I m going to scream I just discovered AM after reading Seven Secrets of Seduction and I loved that book so much that I went in search of her back list Th 2.5 stars.Yet another book in which the heroine fails me Why can t these heroines be as appealing as the heroes Why can t they be witty, and mysterious too Why do they have to be dull and prudish and boring in every book If I read onebook where the heroine gets seduced and discarded by another rake before she even meets the hero, I m going to scream I just discovered AM after reading Seven Secrets of Seduction and I loved that book so much that I went in search of her back list The heroine in that book was great, she had spunk and I could tell why the hero fell for her, but not in this book.For the life of me, I could not see what the hero saw in her There was nothing that made her stand out, save for the fact that she was used and abused by another man yawn I wouldn t even have cared about that so much if she didn t keep beating herself up about it and and kept trying to refuse the hero advances because of it while failing big time I mean, she swore she would never allow herself to be seduced again and yet the first hour she met the hero he had his fingers in her u know where The hero made the book in this story yet again, with no help from the boring heroine


  9. says:

    It took me a while to get into this book for some reason possibly because I didn t find either of the main characters especially sympathetic to start with But that changed as I progressed and on the whole I enjoyed the book I think that some of the secondary characters could have been developed a littlelike Sarah and William, for example and we could have seem a littleof how Sarah finally learned to stand up for herself, although I can understand how that could have stalled the It took me a while to get into this book for some reason possibly because I didn t find either of the main characters especially sympathetic to start with But that changed as I progressed and on the whole I enjoyed the book I think that some of the secondary characters could have been developed a littlelike Sarah and William, for example and we could have seem a littleof how Sarah finally learned to stand up for herself, although I can understand how that could have stalled the main plot.To sum up I enjoyed it, but it s not on my to re read list right now


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this one I liked the concept of the contests for a title, land and bride for illegitamate sons But of course the one that might win is the one that was pursuing someone other than the bride choice His choice then becomes, if he wins should he give it all up for her I liked the hero s hunt for her that he does that finally breaks down her walls and they become very close without the games and mind play Great read.

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