Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Author: MIRANDA LEE
Line: Mills & Boon Modern/Harlequin Presents
Release month UK: June 2009/ North America: October 2009
The S-Factor: SENSUAL
Kathryn thought she knew Hugh Parkinson, a charming, rakish playboy who was used to women being served to him on a plate. In his eyes she was just his utterly efficient, slightly uptight assistant.
Until she nearly lost the thing that mattered most to her, and unexpectedly Hugh was there to help: he was prepared to marry her! But the catch… Hugh wanted this convenient marriage to keep Kathryn not only as his trusty assistant—but also to warm his bed….
The Billionaire’s Bride of Convenience is the second book in Miranda Lee’s Three Rich Husbands and its brilliant! Three billionaire sexy alphas that are the closets of friends and this is the very sexy and charming Hugh Parkinson’s story.
Hugh is known as Sydney’s playboy and goes through women at a rapid speed. However, Hugh has a problem in the form of his personal assistant Kathryn who is not so charming. Kathryn is like no other woman Hugh has ever met; she’s more than organized and keeps him on his toes. She not model type gorgeous but he’s attracted to her curves and her sass. For months she’s been driving him crazy and on top of everything, she’s soon to be married to her current live in boyfriend.
Kathryn needs to be married before her 30th birthday in order to inherit a friend’s beach house. If she doesn’t marry, she’ll loose the house which means everything to her. Is she materialistic? No, the house means everything to her because as a young child it was the only place she felt safe and happy because a wonderful widow took in children who came from troubled homes and Kathryn’s childhood was more than troubled, it was over the top as one will learn. She loves her job as Hugh’s PA but also realizes that Hugh is nothing more than a spoiled playboy. When Hugh comes to her rescue because of her jealous fiancé and takes their boss/PA relationship to a new level physically, she’s more than confused, she’s over the top because for Kathryn Hugh is dangerous and she’s very aware of him physically. Hugh more than comes to the rescue, he proposes they marry so that she can get her beach house and he plans have Kathryn physically as part of the deal.
Like all office romances, theirs takes off like a rocket and Hugh can’t seem to get enough of Kathryn. It’s a very emotional and confusing love affair for them both. It frightens Hugh how much he desires Kathryn and Hugh’s afraid he’s going to be just like his father, go from one woman to another. However, what I loved so much about this beautiful romance was when Hugh realized he was not just like his father, that he cared enough about Kathryn to let her go and so he cut her loose.
Kathryn goes to live at her beach home and Hugh leaves his father’s company to start a new business. However, Hugh has a plan for the future; a future which he hopes will include Kathryn. As I said, Miranda Lee weaves such a beautiful and romantic love story, it’s one I will personally long remember. This series, Three Rich Husbands staring Russell, Hugh and James are three perfect Australian alphas!
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Reviewed by: Marilyn