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Can you borrow a bride for nine months without her stealing your heart?A demure member of the Richmond Ladies Sewing Circle, Faith Collins certainly isn't the type of lady who would answer an advertisement to bear a stranger's child.Wealthy Wyoming rancher Reese Jordan isn't looking for a lady--or a bride. But when the dark-eyed beauty responds to his ad, he cannot resistCan you borrow a bride for nine months without her stealing your heart?A demure member of the Richmond Ladies Sewing Circle, Faith Collins certainly isn't the type of lady who would answer an advertisement to bear a stranger's child.Wealthy Wyoming rancher Reese Jordan isn't looking for a lady--or a bride. But when the dark-eyed beauty responds to his ad, he cannot resist offering her more than just a contract to provide him with an heir to his fortune.As they travel west and struggle to guard their wounded hearts, Faith and Reese quickly discover just how easily business can turn to pleasure...and pleasure to love.Book 1 of the BORROWED BRIDES Series, which includes Golden Chances, Harvest Moon and Something Borrowed...

Title : Golden Chances
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ISBN : 18297632
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Number of Pages : 267 Pages
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Golden Chances Reviews

  • Katie
    2018-09-17 20:18

    Oh well. Don't buy books just because they're on sale.Setting up the actual plot on this took fooooooorever and I never did totally believe the heroe's reasons for never wanting to get married. And she fell in love with him too quickly. I also didn't understand most of their fights, like they just got angry at each and I flipped back and couldn't figure out WHY.Also there was a plot twist that made me laugh out loud when I saw where it was going. (view spoiler)[So the heroine's aunt has a lost love and GASP it turns out he's the doctor in the heroine's new town. And GASP she's actually their secret baby. (hide spoiler)]

  • Noelle
    2018-10-09 22:36

    I really enjoyed this book and it was a first from this author for me, I'll be looking for some more. It did have the usual theme of " the man has been hurt before so he'll never love again....until he meets the h" but the story was a bit differnt from what I've read before.Faith (h) living with her Aunts in Richmond Virginia in a house that's falling down around them after the war, she decides to answer an add she saw advertising for a wife and mother. When she goes in for the interview she couldn't believe how many women had answered the same add. The plan that her and her Aunts had come up (to pass her off as a war widow and her little sister as her daughter) had to work, they were all out of time because the taxes on their place was coming due and they had no other way to earn the money.Reese (H) had been burned before, he fell head over heels in love with a lady of quality only to be stood up at the alter. She wanted to teach him a lesson, being that of mixed blood, that he would never forget. Now that he needs a heir he figures the only way to do that is to hire a woman to live with him , get pregnant and then leave him and the baby as soon as the baby is born. When he sees Faith knows he's found the right woman and he can't wait to have her.....well that is until the baby is born, then he never wants to see her again.One thing that I really liked about this story is that other than Reese thinking that Faith is a war widow and a mother (wich he finds out the truth after thier first night together) there is no other secrets, hidden agendas or misunderstandings between the two. They both know what their doing and what the deal is and they both have their own reasons for going though with it. For me that was a bit refreshing.

  • Zoe
    2018-10-04 01:41

    A quick easy read. It took forever for the story to get to the point. I flipped through the first 40% at lightening speed. Was it really "common" back then for men to be looking for women to have a baby and then remove her from his household?? I mean, mail-order brides were common often in those days. But to advertise for a woman to sleep with for the purpose of procreation without getting married, is that really common? I liked Reese and Faith even though I did find Faith a little annoying with her fuming over Reese when Reese realized that she had lied. Woman, you lied. The person being lied to is entitled to feeling unhappy for a while. I probably won't read this book again but it was not a bad book.

  • Pria
    2018-10-16 21:17

    I really really wanted to like this book. the theme of mail-order is one of my favorite in romance novel but this one was just a drag. I couldn't understand why heroine wanted to instigate fight all the time. well there were sweet scenes in between ( for that one more star ) but it was blah!

  • Shay
    2018-09-29 18:26

    I really enjoy reading historical fiction romances and thought this one seemed interesting. It was going well at first but then Reese turned into an utter asshole. I thought he was selfish and domineering and I HATED that Faith always apologized for doing NOTHING wrong. Yes, she lied to him about being married but... so what? Faith irritated me too because she would just let Reese push her around and after he treated her like crap she was magically in love with him? Slightly ridiculous.

  • Dana-Maria
    2018-10-10 19:45

    I just discovered Rebecca Hagan Lee's writing, this was my first book by her, and I really enjoyed it. The writing just flows and before you know it, you're half through the book and getting concerned you're going to finish too soon and have to leave the two characters behind.Characters are complex, though their backgrounds could have been more developed. Actually, the whole book could have been developed and expanded, should the author had insisted on some details, on making the conflicts more deep and more difficult to solve... However, that would have probably hampered the flow of the writing and made the book boring instead of entertaining.I liked Reese, the hero, a lot, though some might classify him in the section alpha-jerk... He's really insecure and balances this with harshness. He came through to me as undecided and shifty, and his depth of character as well as his flaws could have used some developing.Faith is sweet and endearing and I liked her a lot, as well as the secondary characters which had their own side stories.

  • Wyrdness
    2018-10-15 23:37

    A cute, fluffy western romance. It had the typical assortment of silly misunderstandings between the main characters that had me rolling my eyes, but even though they could have done with a hit from the clue bat there was no outside drama making things extra difficult for them. I read this because I was after something light that would leave me with some feel good fuzzies and the inevitable HEA was rather sweet and performed that job admirably, so I consider this a successful read.

  • Pontiki
    2018-09-26 20:26

    Reese has a scheme to have a respectable heir, and puts an ad in the paper to find a woman willing to bare his child. With a mistake in the wording of the ad, Faith applies, thinking she'll be a governess to his heir. Their attraction is immediate, and with her family home's taxes coming due, she decides to make the deal. She never explains her reasons for lying about a number of things, and although he's angry initially, he doesn't ask her any further. I like that prejudice is a theme, so timely in our current upheavals in the Trump regime in the US. But of course, this is not a political novel, so it's not the main story. It takes many family members and friends to help sort them out, but it works out in the end, of course.

  • Michele
    2018-09-23 21:34

    This is the third book I've read by this author--the first in each of three series. I simply can not say enough good things about the writing style of this author. It kept me reading straight through to the end--I could not put them down! There are times when you will laugh, when you may get upset with the hero------and if you don't fall in love with Faith's five year old sister--what a lovable little scamp.If there is a lesson to be learned from this book it is--read and then re-read what you have written--and make triply sure what you wrote is what you meant!!!Now off I go to find the others in these series--yes I enjoyed them that much!

  • Virginia Tican
    2018-10-17 00:36

    Reese Jordan learned his lesson well. From his bitter experience of trying to wed a high society bride and was jilted and laughed at in the process (his pride and ambitions ground to the dust), he had a brilliant and foolish idea of renting a womb to conceive his heir. So he put on an ad for an "heir~maker" via telegram and sent it to 2 newspapers ~ but the one he sent to Richmond, Virginia had an extra conjunction (for), thereby altering the context. From such a series of confusing events will start Reese Jordan's self~made dilemma and soul~searching angst to finally finding True Love. Funny and with more meat in it "mail~order~bride" or something with a twist to the common story line.

  • Elaine Breault
    2018-10-17 01:18

    Borrowed or Bargained BrideThis is a very presumptuous idea thought up by a man of course to advertise getting a woman to have is their, aka child. Was this the best or only way he could do it? Find out for yourself with this first book in the Borrowed Brides Series.It actually covers more than you can ever imagine will fun and interesting twists and turns along the way. Does Love Conquer all?

  • Debra
    2018-09-22 23:26

    NWell Sophia Jordan she is a winner what a beautiful bookI love this book so much I downloaded on my iPhone so I could read it on the train to and from work. You have been bless with a wonderful gift and since I read all of Sophie Jordan book I will be heading to your library and read what you have on your bookshelf. David next thank you for a wonderful love story. I wish you continue success. DH from New York City P.s.A must read......

  • Christine Humphlett
    2018-09-27 22:26

    Pride goeth before the fallGolden Chances is a story of how pride is used as armor. Reese and Faith have wrapped themselves with the armor of pride and honor. Neither are willing to risk being vulnerable out of fear of rejection. It is a solid romance when both realize they have to admit their feelings or lose everything that matters.

  • Carilyn
    2018-10-03 17:36

    Mail order bride not quiteCharacters you lime in this book about the time after the Civil War and Southern women had to find a way to live after their men were killed. This is one example of that way.

  • Melba Hard
    2018-10-02 18:28

    Very different and very good.I absolutely loved this book it was so different from any other historical romance I had read. The characters were all so real and despite their problems so real and lovable.I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

  • Sally Hannoush
    2018-09-21 19:43

    This story had its ups and downs. I cried a few tears as well. The arrangment turned to love with a dramatic twist towards the end. The book was filled with surprises. Worth checking out for Historical Romance lovers or any Romance lover.

  • Michelle Brown
    2018-10-05 00:45

    Nice storyI liked the story and the author's descriptions of the characters. It was a bit tied up in a bow with all the loose ends tied, but I tend to like those kinds of stories every once in a while.

  • Carolyn
    2018-09-27 22:42

    Fun readPredictable love story between 2 stubborn individuals that reach an amicable, happy ending. Once their pride gets out of the way they are able to move forward with their relationship.

  • Sue
    2018-09-19 20:47

    Good ReadThis is a well written and highly entertaining story. It has great characters that spring to life. It has a couple of proofreading errors, but all and all is a very good read.

  • Debbie Borthwick
    2018-10-17 19:45

    This was a sweet love story. Rebecca had me chuckling a few times, she puts humour in the right spots. I really enjoyed this book, I recommend it for a light read.

  • kattie
    2018-10-03 21:21

    Golden Chances Book 1I loved this story, I recommend everyone to read this book. I look forward to reading more of her books. Kattie.

  • Sue Trefry
    2018-10-10 17:24

    I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book.

  • Tiffany Van Hoosan
    2018-10-06 20:40

    ExcellentVery good read. Emotions displayed very well. Reeseā€™s conflicts were depicted realistically and his very proper Southern lady was appropriate to the time.

  • Vickie Craft
    2018-09-19 00:28

    Golden ChancesI enjoy books that have children in them and Joy didn't let down. Loved the way this turned out. Look forward to read more books by this author.

  • Rebecca
    2018-09-28 21:18

    3 starI have to accept the genre with these, but this is more far fetched in premise than many. . .

  • Gramy
    2018-09-22 00:46

    Intriguing twists and turns. PG rating . . . No cliffhanger! Great H.E.A.

  • Cindy
    2018-10-11 19:23

    Great StoryTotally enjoyed this book. It was very entertaining romantic and humorous. Would recommend it to family and friends. Good job !

  • Joanna
    2018-10-09 21:36

    Really enjoyed this simple story about Reese (who is part English, part Cherokee, part Scots) who is a rancher in Wyoming and Faith, an impoverished Southern lady trying to survive after the Civil War.Faith's immediate love for Reese reads as the typical sheltered virgin who may be confusing lust and physical comfort with love. After all, she's suddenly gone from impoverished old maid who is worried about keeping herself, her aunts and her younger sister alive, to a woman who is having regular sex and surrounded by an instant family and living in an environment where money is no longer a concern.Nevertheless, it's a sweet story. Reese has his own insecurities, which drove him to make this contract in the first place. And his characters is also a little inconsistent since someone that insecure and supposedly tough wouldn't be such a secret romantic and softy either.Still, all the characters are interesting and likeable, which made for a good read.

  • Karen
    2018-10-05 17:37

    Reese devised a emotionless business plan to beget an heir. His fear of the past embarrassment coloured the way he treated the mother. Even when his feelings were engaged he made more useless plans to avoid doing the right thing. I understand Reese's reservations but a whole year to man up, pleeeeeese.The sub plot of Faith's Aunt & revelations were interesting but often took the shine from Faith's moments. I'm so glad in the end she was properly cherished & celebrated.

  • Mara
    2018-09-22 23:37

    A cutesy Western romance. Its main trope is the "misunderstanding" withing the couple. Problem was I could not understand how the two could misunderstand each other. ^o^She gets angry because he had everything planned. Well, yes, he did plan everything What exactly did you expect given what he was looking for? He gets angry for same silly reasons. Meh.