The Trophy Wife) [Pdf] Ê Ginna Gray

The Trophy WifeReally njoyed this on A broke heiress a nameless millionaire and hilarious xtended family plus a kitten and a sassy best friend Absolutely rivetingI can t begin to count the *NUMBER OF TIMES I VE READ *of times I ve read book I love Elizabeth s uiet dignity sturdy 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 ventually accept s Max s proposition as well as how she deals with the man is absolute ntertainmentWhen Max makes the marriage proposition he has no idea the chain of vents 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 possessiveness his desire to keep her safe and yes Buried even love come as a shock to Max He struggles how to react not only toverything 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 ndearing 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 that Ms Gray had Maxwell conveniently candidly disappear when Elizabeth was in peril His business took him away IMHO it was very noticeable ach time I truly njoy 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 njoy it very time Elizabeth is the titular trophy wife but she is such a fun character sweet and kind 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 ll ver love or trust someone again But neither Max nor Elizabeth could foretell how much being married would change ither of them as they both start to care and respect the other and But someone is out to destroy Elizabeth just as she realizes she might have the perfect life after all Max for his part is so gruff and abrupt it s almost comical but Elizabeth soothes him in ways he didn t ven know were possible It s just pure fun watching these two come together Even though I ve read it so many times I still laugh out loud and cry a little very time I read it Fantastic It is a book I take off my shelf to read again and again I can uite understand why this book got such xtreme 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 lost 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 compos. Houston heiress Elizabeth Stanton lost nearly verything when a stunning betrayal by her x husband left her with only a fraction of the fortune her genteel Southern family had worked so hard for Even now Mimosa Land. E loves her No none of that id A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, enough Elizabeth is one of those women who has to hear those three little wordsven after her man s told her in The Shadow Reader every other way She gets those three little words of course tond 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 "to Troy s animosity Elizabeth Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies 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 societytc I thought he would nd 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 nd that s all he does At three hundred The Power Of A Choice eighty plus pages there was plenty of room for meaningful development Instead it was full of nothing but stereo types of theye rolling kindI liked the convenient marriage plot device and the *Sexy Hero Beautiful Heroine *hero beautiful heroine that was all it had and verything lse went downhill from there despite it being fast paced It simply nded as fast paced silliness and an insult to a reader s intelligence PS 2007If you njoy convenient marriage romances try Susan Donovan s The Kept Woman 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 Reader Glad to Find It In This it in this Storyis just as good upon rereading I highly recommend it Houston heiressElizabeth Stanton lostnearly verything 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 stripped 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 Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling 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 herx 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 Monsieur Pain 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. Oes Elizabeth is speechless His proposal will certainly solve her problems but it will set Houston society on itsarNow it's up to Elizabeth to decide if this is a deal with the devil or the best decision of her lif. Ed genteel serenity beautifully Their personal moments and the society outing were swoon worthy I ven loved the *Secondary Characters The Memorable Mimi *characters The memorable Mimi the support systembff was superlative Everyone should have a Mimi in their lives The great aunt mother in law and ven the lderly doting staff paraphernalia t alSo where is the problemAs someone said the Hitmanwho Wants Her Killed wants her killed was overkill or rather I feel it goes into overkill And the other om angle stretching into that xcessive 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 specially towards the Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. endIt seemed as if the author havingstablished 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 kindsAlso this has to be the most battered and bruised h ver I think she has 3 4 hospital visits for patch up jobsAnd to top it all so many issues were left untalked and unhashed ven in this seemingly over long book Not the hH kinds 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 pilogueSo 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 ntree 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 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 Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, even ask how onarth Ms Gray s Il morto di Maigret 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 disappointedach 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 uipment for her family property giving her his credit card for a spending spree putting her jealous rival in her place giving her the hottest sex she s never had gosh the list goes on The man makes no bones about the fact that he drools very 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 gets through to this dumb heroine that 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