Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN-10: 0964591413 / ISBN-13: 9780964591417.Cordelia Browne, newly engaged to handsome congressional aide David Rodgers, can’t figure out why she should be experiencing an uneasy feeling. As it turns out, there is good reason for her anxiety. Corrie’s fiancé and her scheming cousin, Valerie, have eloped to Las Vegas! To escape tLibrarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN-10: 0964591413 / ISBN-13: 9780964591417.Cordelia Browne, newly engaged to handsome congressional aide David Rodgers, can’t figure out why she should be experiencing an uneasy feeling. As it turns out, there is good reason for her anxiety. Corrie’s fiancé and her scheming cousin, Valerie, have eloped to Las Vegas! To escape the gossip, Corrie flees to an isolated family retreat in the Allegheny mountains to lick her wounds and spare Val’s parents ( Corrie’s kind aunt and uncle) more pain and mortification. To the rescue comes her arch enemy, company troubleshooter, Matthew Cade, who proposes a way for her to save face. “Marry me,” he says. “But you hate me!” is her response. “Do I?” he asks. There is another problem. Is Matt Cade really who he says he is? And, despite the proposal, does he love someone else? Corrie is sure he does, and Matt is convinced she's still pining for her ex-fiance. ....
|Title||:||The Troubleman Takes a Wife|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
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The Troubleman Takes a Wife Reviews
4.5 stars... I love marriage-of-convenience stories and this was fun to read!Cordelia (or Corrie) Browne has been raised by her Aunt Jess and Uncle Will ever since her parents died... and works as her uncle's personal assistant. Her uncle's company is getting ready to merge with a new company and they have sent Matthew Cade, a "troubleshooter" to help with the transition. From their first introduction, sparks have flown between Corrie and Matt. They can't be within 10 feet of each other without a fight starting - much to the dismay of Molly, who is Corrie's best friend and Matt's personal assistant. Molly thinks if they stopped fighting they would actually discover they were compatible...Corrie much prefers her calm, easy-to-get-along-with fiance, David Rodgers. Until David turns her world upside down by eloping with her jealous, selfish, bratty cousin Val.Corrie takes her shame, hurt, bitterness and her dog Emily, and escapes to her uncle's lodge to sort things out. And just to show how upside down her world had become who shows up to protect, comfort, care, understand, and laugh with her? Matt -- her personal nemesis! He's perceptive and he's interested in everything she has to say (even if he is a little high-handed at times) and she realizes that she has never felt this close to her own fiance. So when Matt offers to marry her to help her save face, she accepts!Of course, they have misunderstandings that create blocks in their marriage, and of course there are a few times I just wanted to sit them down and make them talk to each other. I loved how they each did things they thought would make the other person happy, even if they were blinded at times by their misunderstandings. And, of course, in the end they finally got it right!Content: Clean. Some mild language, a few closed door scenes between the married couple.(I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review)
Fun marriage of convenience story that keeps the bride and groom wondering if they are really loved by the other. I especially like the first half to two thirds of the story. Cute and fun. The lodge where he proposes is a beautiful setting. I love the apartment that she decorates and their trip to Toronto. I got a little exasperated by her perceptions of the marriage by the the end. It was hard to believe that she couldn't see how much he loved her. Still, it was fun to watch them finally learn to communicate in the end!
Prob 3.5 overall. I always like marriage of convenience books and I really enjoyed the first half of the book, but Corrie's character seemed to be so difficult for me to understand. Almost too "gloom and doom" for me. She couldn't accept that she really could have a HEA. I had a hard time with the dialogue too. It seemed too formal. Other than that, I liked the story itself and look forward to more from this author.
This story was good but there are a lot of missing words, punctuation, and sometimes fractured thoughts leaving your mind pausing rather than flowing smoothly through the story. The girl kept me puzzled by her bipolar thinking. I was glad I wasn't her. This story is written in first person but sometimes feels like he is talking/thinking. Still, I liked it.
3.5 i enjoyed the first half more than the second. as i was reading the first half i was thinking this one is going to get 5* bt in the second half things went downhill a bit ...... but still a nice clean read but could have been better.