- File Size: 396 KB
- Print Length: 213 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 12, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ZLVVQM4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Hired Bride (Beaufort Brides Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Deanna lives in a historic Savanna home, with her GrandMother who has many items on display from past ancestors. She is proud of those items & believes the past should be remembered. (She, also, has the “Pride,” her deceased cats!)
Mitchell is a man on a mission. He want so to own the Darlington Café. Sadly, one of the owner’s is pretty much all over him … which could interfere with him getting the siblings to sell him the café. Mitchell announces that he is engaged to be married to Deanna, and her GrandMother backs him up on this.
From there a contract is created for a 6-month marriage. One that will benefit both of them. Him in getting the café deal & her family will get funds to fix the historic home. But in life, contracts don’t always means things are suppose to go as planned.
Mitchell doesn’t believe in love or marriage. Deanna wants that commitment. Two different people, who have feelings for each other … what happens from that point, well you have to pick up the book & read it for yourself.
Ms. Adams has created characters that are interesting, they are not dull or the “normal” type. They keep you wanting to find out what will happen to Mitchell & Deanna. You will find that even though the GrandMother is quite strange, you want to find out about her as well. Not to mention the two sisters, Kelley & Rose. What will happen to all the unique family treasures that are displayed in a crumbing home.
This romance tale is not exactly like some you may have read. Ms. Adams has created unique characters, and situations they are all involved in.
4.5 [The Pride cats] stars
I was an early reader for Stripping the Billionaire, which I loved, and one of the things I asked about, if not suspected, was the possibility of a spin-off series featuring Deanna and her imposing grandma. Noelle Adams confirmed it (she said not to tell anyone, but then again I had no one to tell), so I'd been basically going nuts over the Beaufort Brides series long before it was officially announced. I am so happy that the first book didn't let me down.
An Adams is a comfort read. There's something about how she tells a story in a relatively low-key way, free from over-the-top drama and artifice, that just fills me with satisfaction and puts a silly, contented smile on my face. Hired Bride is no different. It's simple, cute, sweet, and it embodies a lot of what makes contemporary romance my sub-genre of choice and the marriage-of-convenience trope one of my favourites.
One of the things I personally enjoy about Deanna and Mitchell is the difference in their ideals—Deanna values traditional values, while Mitchell is almost-lazy laidback—because it makes their interactions interesting and provides a natural tension to their relationship. There's a disparity of power between them, of course, but Deanna is no pushover. In fact, she uses her charm as a weapon against Mitchell after one unflattering overheard conversation. And despite the deceptive nature of their arrangement, they are honest with each other and have become, at the course of their marriage, both lovers and friends. I feel they could've communicated more their feelings, but I suppose it's SOP for characters to protect themselves from a world of hurt and rejection.
Hired Bride is a lovely start to a new series I'm excited to read more of. It's such a delight to read, with one of the most swoon-worthy grand romantic gestures a romance novel hero has ever done.
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