Why not marry a boss, instead of a boss's daughter?"Even as Jessica regretted blurting out her unorthodox proposal to Sam Ryder, she wondered amazedly at how circumstances had gotten so out of control.She'd set out to prove that even a former lingerie model could do a man's job. Now she'd blundered into using the very tactics everyone cynically expected to lure her Chief EWhy not marry a boss, instead of a boss's daughter?"Even as Jessica regretted blurting out her unorthodox proposal to Sam Ryder, she wondered amazedly at how circumstances had gotten so out of control.She'd set out to prove that even a former lingerie model could do a man's job. Now she'd blundered into using the very tactics everyone cynically expected to lure her Chief Engineer, Sam Ryder, back to McGill Construction.Surely Sam would see that her words were only a desperate expression for help to save McGill from ruin. Nothing more--nothing Jessica wanted to admit, that is....
|Title||:||Too Much To Lose (Harlequin Presents, No 1123)|
|Number of Pages||:||188 Pages|
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Too Much To Lose (Harlequin Presents, No 1123) Reviews
Re Too Much To Lose - SM brings us a marriage of convenience with OTT wrecki drama. Adult beverages are recommended as well as massive amounts of chocolate. The h is a former lingerie/fashion model who has been married twice and is famously notorious for multiple ads of her in underwears. She also has inherited her father's mega construction company and wants to run it herself. She had the qualifications, but the construction industry is highly misogynistic and so she proposes marriage to the H so that he can be her front man, as she has no other relatives or resources to help her and she needs a suitably masculine presence.The H lost his own construction business when the S. American country he had a huge contract with had a revolutionary coup and he lost his capital and went to work for the h's father. He had been dating the h's sorta cousin, (their father's were friends and the two ladies are huge rivals,) and the h pretty much steals him. The H agrees to marry the h, but they don't get on well cause he thinks she is heartless tart and she thinks he is as misogynistic as the company's and clients she is dealing with. Still the h really needs him to be the front man for her father's company, there isn't anyone else who has the necessary gravitas to deal with the construction clients and she gets more proposition's than she does contracts. They have a lot of battles and the H winds up very forcibly seducing/raping her, and her virginity isn't a get out of jail free pass here, either. (Both prior marriages were short and unconsummated.) The H doesn't believe she was one. He calls her Jezebel and it isn't meant nicely. (The lingerie line she modeled was called Jezebel.) Then he cheats on her with her cousin, the girl he was dating when the h proposed. The h and H were meant to spend the holidays together, but he disappears for Christmas and the h has no idear where he is, but presumably he is with the OW. When the H returns, the S. American government has been restored, so the H goes off for a year to get his company restarted. The h winds up losing her father's company to receivership/bankruptcy. When the H left, the construction industry wouldn't deal with her, so things went downhill fast. The h is living in the prerequisite HP official grotty council flat and she has had the H's son. (Apparently a college degree and fabulous looks weren't enough to get her a job and support herself. She had to be reduced to subsistence living on the dole.) The H finally returns and plans to offer the h a divorce. He can't believe she lost the company, cause when he left he figured she would just get another family member to help her. Conveniently forgetting that there literally was NO ONE else in her family, which was why she married HIM. But then he finds out about the baby and forces the h to stay with him or lose custody. He treats her like a tart and the lurve clubbings are frequent and the h acts just like one too. Supposedly she is in love, but we get a close look at her mental processes and it isn't too pretty. He also makes the h say that he did not rape her when the baby was conceived and the h does that too. ( I drank a lot here, cause it sure read like rape to me and that whole scene just completely icked me out.) So the H is wildly successful in his business and has decided they need to buy a house. They finally decide on living in the country and are trailing around looking for houses when the H has to go to one of his job sites. There was some caving and subsidence and the H manages to fall down a old mine and breaks a lot of bones. The h freaks out and gets hysterical and confesses her love. The H says he never cheated on her with the cousin, the h's eyes were lying when she saw them apparently. (He never denies other women tho and he supposedly was with "friends" for the Christmas the h couldn't find him before he took off) Anyhow, he supposedly loves the h back and the epilogue is three years after they married, the h is preggers again and it is the first Christmas they will spend together as he was off running around the first and in hospital for the second. The h goes into to labor and they now have twin girls to add to the son for the HEA.I wasn't a big fan of this one, mainly cause they were both fairly horrible people. She was pretty icily mean, but he was a flat out liar and a rapist and I was guzzling the Captain when he made her say he hadn't raped her while wielding the lurve club and nastily calling her Jezebel. That was just way too tacky for me. The whole underlying trope of the h being a "bad woman" for two marriages and lingerie ads and therefore must be degraded and abused by the H and everyone else and she deserved it was just too much for me. There is a LOT of wrecki drama tho and the end was kinda cute. The two of them seemed happy anyways, and after all the chocolate I was forced to consume during this one, plus the hangover I got after reading it, I can only say they deserved each other cause no one else should be inflicted with them. Thank goodness their nanny was a literal saint, cause I hated to think of innocent kids having to live with them, so at least there was one small mercy.If you go for this one, stock up on the hard supplies - I barely made it through, but the wreckiness and mutual antagonism is fairly epic. It just kinda falls apart at the halfway mark and the characters are spectacularly but consistently horrible, even for HPlandia.
Lovely story, I could very well picture it as I was going. Had me laughing in a few parts and upset in others. This book could have been longer or add a sequel to it.
moc with a lot of drama