[The Trophy Wife] New ↠ Ginna Gray

Houston heiressElizabeth Stanton lostnearly everything when astunning betrayal by herex husband left her with only afraction of the fortune her enteelSouthern family had worked so hard forEven now Mimosa Landing Elizabeth s belovedhome could be stripped away unless she comes up with aserious infusion of cash When brilliant self made millionaire Maxwell Reardonapproaches her with comes up with aserious infusion of cash When brilliant self made millionaire Maxwell Reardonapproaches her with 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 an heiress charged with making sure the holdings that have been her family for Trudy generations not only survive but prosper However her ex husband has drained Elizabeth s assets down to the last penny and run off with hisirlfriend 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 ain him entree into society Elizabeth sees no way out and agrees 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 Great bookI read this story many years ago Came across my paperback copy yesterday which led me to see if I could et it on my eReader Glad to find it in this format Storyis just as The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss good upon rereading I highly recommend it 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 whoave this book 2 stars I would have iven it that at least if not for that hit man After finishing the book I must have been in a ood mood I am puzzled as to why Ms Gray would create a character who turns her romance int. 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 enteel Southern family had worked so hard for Even now Mimosa Land. ,
Iews It has a moc story served just the way I love it A super hot uber alpha H who has crawled his up to his millions by sheer rit and a cool classy southern heiress who lost her millions but not her mettle So with this moc he helps her out financially and she helps him et 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 enteel serenity beautifully Their personal moments manners complement her composed BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. genteel serenity beautifully Their personal moments the society outing 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 Thereat aunt mother in law and even the elderly doting staff paraphernalia et alSo where is the problemAs someone said the hitmanwho wants her killed angle was overkill or rather I feel it Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor 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 lifeets involved with the murder plot and the family saga which contrarily unravels as we Mr. Jelly's Business go on So as the story progresses weet less n less of the hH interplay and on the murder attempts and the familyfriendpetfarm life amalgam big yawnWho needs to 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, go 180 from happily swooning n drooling over the hH s pov to the completely farcical world of the slimeball assassin s pov EwwwMy biggestrouch 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 kindsAlso this has 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 hH kinds but other things Mimi so deserved Not the hH kinds but other things Mimi so deserved stud of her own And you need your bad ppl i s dotted and t s crossed apologiesexplanations Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı 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 sooing onto my favorites shel. 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. The Trophy Wife

Summary The Trophy Wife

O 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 knew 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 it was his responsibility like rushing to have her family diamonds bought back buying new farm FOR HER FAMILY PROPERTY GIVING for her family property iving his credit for a spending spree putting her jealous rival in her credit for a spending spree putting her jealous rival in her iving her the hottest sex she s never had The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River gosh the listoes on The man makes no bones about the fact that he drools every time he sees her in her underwear he works like a dog yet rushes to her side when she needs him Hey she married him for his money he s hot and perfect did I mention the hot sex yet nothing he does THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy gets through to this dumb heroine that he loves her No none of that id enough Elizabeth is one of those women who has to hear those three little words even after her man s told her in every other way Sheets those three little words of course to end this perfect little story And oh don t forget the perfect little bundle of joy to add her to Ms Elizabeth s perfect little lifeI also thought there would be to Troy Max s assistant as well He figured in much of the pages and I was led to believe there was to his part because of the buildup Yet all of a sudden he just fizzles out There is no resolution to Troy s animosity towards Elizabeth even though the author takes the trouble to tell you Troy s background It turns out Troy was himself from one of the privileged crowd before his family lost their standing in society etc I thought he would end up falling for Mimi or at the very least resolve his baggage where Elizabeth and Max is concerned but no though he follows Max around like his shadow to the end that s all he does At three hundred eighty plus pages there was plenty of room for meaningful development Instead it was full of nothing but stereo types of the eye rolling kindI liked the convenient marriage plot device and the sexy hero beautiful heroine Unfortunately that was all it had and everything else went downhill from there despite it being fast paced It simply ended as fast paced silliness and an insult to a reader s intelligence PS 2007If you enjoy convenient marriage romances try Susan Donovan s The Kept Woman I can uite understand why this book ot such extreme rev. 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 ,