* Review * VALDEZ’S BARTERED BRIDE by Rachael Thomas

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* Review * VALDEZ’S BARTERED BRIDE by Rachael ThomasValdez's Bartered Bride by Rachael Thomas
Series: Convenient Christmas Brides
Published by Harlequin Presents on November 1, 2017
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four-half-stars

Blackmailed into marriageโ€ฆby Christmas!

Genealogist Lydia Carter-Wilson is horrified by the debts her father has run up in her name. Then magnate Raul Valdez approaches her with an outrageous proposition. If she helps him claim his inheritance, he'll pay off her debts and save her tarnished reputation. But there's a catch. If she fails, she will marry Raul on Christmas Eve!

No matter their instant and electrifying attraction, Lydia knows Raul's proposal amounts to blackmail. Yet faced with an impossible choiceโ€”risking ruin or becoming Raul's bartered brideโ€”Lydia finds she cannot resist her desire to make a deal with the dark-hearted billionaire!

 

Blackmailed … into marriage?? He thinks she’s a spoiled princess, she thinks he’s a playboy tycoon .. both have sides of themselves they keep private and hidden away from the worlds they grew up in. When scandal and deception leaves them counting on the other to get them out of the mess they find themselves in, their personalities flare up and come out to play! Both are reserved, but when the passion they feel for each other takes over, we see kinder souls hiding inside. The plot was fast moving and held my attention!

Lydia Carter-Wilson knew her estranged father was ruthless, she just never expected him to use her and her name to trade in on a debt! When she learns from Raul that she’s destined to marry him on Christmas Eve in order to keep her father’s dalliances out of the press, she’s furious! She just might have to make a deal with the devil himself to get herself out of this one!

Raul Valdez has father troubles of his own, and the recent death of his has left a monster of a stipulation before his inheritance can go through. Lydia has no other option than to marry him … he’ll see to it … or the company he worked so hard to resurrect will go under! Electrifying attraction may be a distraction, but will it be enough to make their time together more pleasant?

four-half-stars

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