Million Dollar Christmas Proposal by Lucy Monroe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 22nd 2013
Number of pages: 256
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I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Two people need the most amazing holiday miracle of all: love.
Enzu is determined to offer his orphaned niece and nephew the family he’d craved but never known, even if he has to pay a few million for a “loving mother.”
Audrey learns of her CEO’s crazy scheme and sees it as an opportunity to provide the high end education her brilliant brother deserves. Besides, she knows you can’t buy love and those orphaned children deserve better than the women Vincenzo Tomasi is going to draw with his multi-million dollar offer.
My first romance was written by Lucy Monroe so every time I see she released a new novel, it’s mandatory for me to read it. And this time I loved the family she created. This romance has the two things I love the most: a family and christmas. So I feel in love with this family and was really cheering for Enzu and Andrey.
Enzu needed a wife because his brother died and now he wants some help raising the kids. His life wasn’t good while growing up, so he wants a perfect woman to help him. He has very specific needs and Audrey discovered about his search. She needs the money Enzu is willing to pay for the job of marring him.
She had a bad family too but she’s very maternal and I liked her reasons for chosing this path. They are perfect for each other and we can clearly see them falling in love. So this book was perfect for me.
Prince Demyan Zaretsky does whatever it takes to protect his country. So seducing Chanel Tanner will be easy. And marriage? An unfortunate side effect of duty. She unwittingly holds the economic stability of Volyarus in her hands…and he must secure it.
With his royal identity and intent disguised, Demyan sets about a ruthless seduction designed to make Chanel lose her mind with ecstasy. But when he discovers she is a virgin, he uncovers something in himself–a conscience. Now his plan takes a shocking turn–one this dark-hearted prince had never anticipated!
Title: Prince of Secrets
Author: Lucy Monroe
Series: By His Royal Decree
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Format: ebook from NetGalley
Release date: August 1st 2013
Number of pages: 192
This the second book in this series and the main plot is a marriage because the King of Vloyarus thinks is the best for the country. The first book explained a real love story, but this one started different because these two characters never met before and Demyan had to seduce Chanel until she accepted the wedding.
I have no idea how she managed to stay virgin for this long but Demyan was super sweet about it and we can clearly see he is touched by her admit ion and the reasons why she wants him to be her first. I actually liked these two together and even if Demyan would never chose Chanel without a secret motive, it was fun to watch these two falling in love. Demyan really needed some love after the way his family accepted all those years.
But my main issue was Chanel mother and the way she kept acting. I simply hated her stepfather and in the end her mother did explain but the reasons weren’t good enough for me. So 3 stars because of it.
Series in Order
#1 – One Night Heir
#2 – Prince of Secrets
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