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The Mistress Bride [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Reid
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Book Description

Married—to his mistress?

The whole world was interested in Sheik Raschid Al Kadah and Evie Delahaye. Despite fierce oppostion, their passionate, high-profile affair had lasted for two ecstatic years—but soon the relationship would have to end. Raschid was expected to marry an Arabian princess, and Evie's mother was pushing her toward a member of the English aristocracy.

Time was running out, but then something drastic happened. Raschid was a man of honor, which meant he must go against his family's wishes and make Evie his bride….

They're gorgeous, they're glamorous…and they're getting married!



Product Details

  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Presents 90s (July 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056HEYF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,233 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual, with mature characters July 31, 2002
Format:Paperback
I've read hundreds of romance novels over many years, and this one stands out. Raschid is the heir to an Arabic country, and Evie, a member of the British aristocracy. The book begins after this couple have been together for two years and are struggling to remain together, with pressures from both families to marry within their cultures. This is unusual, as most romance books begin with couples who meet for the first time or have been separated for years. Events happen in both Evie's and Raschid's lives which force them to a decision point. Although Raschid and Evie have intense pressures to deal with, neither of them fly off the handle and take erratic actions, even though their emotions push them in these directions. Michelle Reid did such a good job of describing the conflict that prevented these two from marrying that I could not predict a resolution. The romantic feelings between the couple, the way they knew and understood each other, dealt with each other's foibles, was far above the maturity of most characters in romance novels. At the same time, Michelle was able to create a dominant man who was not domineering, and a woman who loved him deeply, enough to put her own needs aside, if doing otherwise would destroy the basis of their love for each other. This is a keeper and perhaps the best of Michelle Reid's books to date. I also recommend, "The Sheik's Chosen Wife," in which Evie and Raschid are secondary characters. Two more related books are planned for release in September and December 2002.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great September 8, 2003
Format:Paperback
From the back: The whole world was interested in Sheik Raschid Al Kadah and Evie Delahaye. Despite fierce opposition, their passionate, high-profile affair had lasted for two ecstatic years - but soon the relationship would have to end. Raschid was expected to marry an Arabian princess, and Evie's mother was pushng her toward a member of the English aristocracy. Time was running out, but then something drastic happened. Raschid was a man of honor, which meant he must go against his family's wishes and make Evie his bride.
I loved this book. Great passionate story. My one problem, and this is pretty big, is with Raschid. He was very quick to do the right thing, but it bothered me how easily it was done. After all, it was very obvious how much Evie had suffered due to their illicit affair (and how little he had). Why had he not just taken charge and married her years ago? Besides that, though, I really enjoyed this book greatly, and highly recommend it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars (Sigh)... May 30, 2006
By SusieQ
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
...Why, oh why do I fall for Amazon reviews? This book sounded so good, according to everyone else who read it. But I found the heroine to be a stick figure, and since almost the whole book is written from her POV, her frozen martyrdom over the hero's potential marriage to another woman affected the whole story. Evie was only one step away from being a total wimp. The hero, Raschid, also struck me as nothing more than a rich, possessive stud who couldn't stand not to get his own way in everything.

This was actually a great potential love story, about two people from two different worlds who love each other and need to overcome obstacles to marry -- but it just didn't live up to that potential. I could never believe these two people LOVED each other. Sure, they were sexually crazy about each other (they were always hot & bothered every time they looked at each other, even across a crowded room) -- but "love"? I didn't believe it for a minute. Michelle Reid has written better than this: THE PRICE OF A BRIDE is a similar love story but it's much more skillfully told.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating! November 17, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I was really looking forward to reading this book because Michelle Reid is one of my favourite romance writers, but I was really disappointed. Basically the heroine in this was so soppy it was untrue. She thinks about leaving her lover because the relationship isn't going anywhere and there is no prospect of a marriage proposal in sight, but lo and behold when he touches her she no longer sticks to her convictions about leaving. Basically she is a doormat and the hero seems to get his own way all the time. I waited all the way through this book for the heroine to stand up for herself, but she just let herself be used all the way. All in all there was no real action in this book, no volatile emotions or suspense, not even a jealousy tantrum in sight. I just hope that Michelle Reid's next book returns to her usual standards.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was emotionally involved from the first page .... November 3, 2007
Format:Paperback
The Mistress Bride by Michelle Reid
Harlequin Presents # 2054 - October 1999
Society Weddings themed series

Sheik Raschid Al Kadah and Evie Delahaye entered into their affair with both eyes open; their time will be brief. But two wonderful years later, society was amazed they were still together. With the strain of attending her brother's wedding, Evie holds back a secret from Raschid that will shake both worlds. And shake worlds it does. Evie is pregnant, and when she tells Raschid he is stunned, then tells her they will get married. They both know this is impossible; there is no way an Anglo bride will be acceptable to Raschid's father or his people. And Evie's blue blood family will never accept Raschid. Especially now that Raschid's father has announced to the world that Raschid is to marry the Arabian princess who had been promised to him years before. Raschid is furious with his father for the announcement, and vows to Evie that he will fix this and that Evie is the only woman he will marry. Raschid's duty to his father and his sheikhdom is great. Evie knows it would be far far better for all, if she and her baby would just disappear.

Awesome! This is my best read of the year so far! It's evident early in the book that the love and passion between Raschid and Evie is tremendous. Raschid means it when he says "you are my heart, my life, my soul.. I am your other half" The obstacles are so great for these two to be together, that I wasn't sure until the end that they would be able to have their HEA. These two are among the most deeply developed characters I've read. I was emotionally involved from the first pages. Bravo to Ms. Reid! An most excellent read! :D

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Mistress Bride
Raschid and Evie have had an ongoing affair for two years much to the disgust of her mother. She loves him and will do what ever she can for him, even give him up to another. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DAA
3.0 out of 5 stars Cop Out! 2.5 stars
Michelle Reid is an excellent writer. She writes such vivid fiery passion between her hero and heroine. They always come to life and jump out at you. Read more
Published 4 months ago by LuvGirl
4.0 out of 5 stars great
I really liked it. You could feel their affection. The reason for the four star rating instead of five is because I feel a little background on their relationship would have been... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it!!
i really enjoyed reading this book...i became a michelle reid fan after reading this....not your usual mistress story since h was independently wealthy and she also came from a... Read more
Published on March 8, 2012 by Jae
5.0 out of 5 stars Earlier Work and worth reading. Great Characters!!
I don't write reviews. I just rate the books with stars and choose something else to read. However because I so enjoyed this book, I decided to give my recommendation. Read more
Published on October 24, 2011 by duckaunt81
5.0 out of 5 stars RealReader
The Mistress Bride (Harlequin Presents)Five stars BUT have mixed feelings about the story. In general I don't like sheikh meets Western woman romances simply because (as a western... Read more
Published on July 17, 2011 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Mistress-y books are so not for me!
Granted, they loved each other from the very beginning- at least I could grasp that much each time Raschid said 'gruffly' that he cared about Evie. Read more
Published on April 20, 2011 by Pholuke
5.0 out of 5 stars love or duty?
Heroine from well-known British family fears that her 2-yr affair with Sheikh's son will end when she makes her confession. Read more
Published on September 28, 2010 by RomReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! !
Synopsis had already been give so this is what I feel about the book: This is one of the best Reid's book. The hero was passionate, vibrant, likable, and strong. Read more
Published on June 17, 2008 by Chel
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