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The Price of a Bride review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Forced to marry When Mia Frazier agreed to her father's demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas she knew both men stood to gain from the deal Alex would win back his family's island and Mia's father would get the grandson and heir he so desperately longed for Forced to marry When Mia Frazier agreed to her father's demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas she knew both men stood to gain from the deal Alex would win back h. Re The Price of a Bride I have to be honest here I really don't like this book all that much I have read this one multiple times and ever single time my stomach turns Even multiple Captain Consults and a case of Tim Tam's aren't enough to overcome my revulsion at this H his family and the circumstances in which the h is forced into association with them But I like this h I feel terrible for her and what she is willing to do for the sake of her child is absolutely a tribute to HPlandia motherhoodPlus there is a semi redemption of the H in this in a way that very few HP authors ever manage to achieve Michelle Reid proves that she has all the talent and all the gut wrenching ability to twist a trope and run with it That puts this book on the HP reuired reading list and a must read for anyone who proclaims themselves an HP Veteran voyagerHUGE SPOILER WARNING FOLLOWSPart of the impact of this book is why the h is willing to do what she does it isn't understandable for the first several chapters and if you have a problem with massive tart shaming or a man who is an utter nematode maybe cheating slime snot swiller I suggest you read the rest of this spoilerization through before picking up the bookBut if you want a real roller coaster of a Whacktastic HPlandia Trainwreck adventure stop reading this now and go find yourself a copy of this HP outing The book starts with the H Alexander who is the typical HP Greek Tycoon being offered an ancient family island that his father had sell off years before Alex made a death bed promise to his father that he would do everything he could to get the family isle back Generations of his family are buried there and Alex whose fortune comes from high end resorts has plans to build a gem of a resort there and keep his ancestors graves and his father's dreams safe foreverThe only thing he has to do is marry an unscrupulous nouveau riche businessman's daughter and conceive a son The businessman Jack treats his daughter like a prostitute broodmare for hire and if Alex will do the studly honors the family isle will be his for the taking Jack is willing to write a contract on itMia has been the object of Alex's come hither lust for some time despite doing everything to freeze him out Whenever Alex has seen Mia at various functions and social events he tries to get her into bed and she EMPHATICALLY tells him NO But he thinks she is just playing hard to get and so he finds himself in Jack's trapJack recently lost Mia's brother and his heir to a car accident now Jack wants a replacement and apparently Mia is willing to go along with it Mia and Alex get into a bitter verbal battle because for an interesting forced marriage trope twist in HPlandia it is Alex who is being forced and blackmailed into marriage or at least it appears that wayMia claims that she will be paid a large sum of cash at the conclusion of this venture and the only thing she reuires from Alex is his manly motilators and his promise that she will get custody of the son they produce togetherAlex is infuriated that he is being treated like a tart for hire and he imposes a heinous marital contract on Mia he will have a mistress she will live isolated in purdah and if she tries to leave the marriage without his consent he will take her child from her The child must be born in Greece and Mia will get nothing and is to expect nothing for as long as this union lastsMia agrees to this tho it absolutely horrifies her and there is a passionate roofie kissing moment thrown in to show that they do have the Lurve Force Mojo Then Mia goes off to visit her little sister Suzanna to explain to the tearful little girl that she is getting married and won't be able to see her as much for the next year or so Mia and Alex marry and Mia's imprisonment and use as a sex toy is begun Alex's staff are total snot snarfer pond sewage globules towards Mia and Alex is an utter slime gulping nematode rat bastard for all of this But neither of them can help the tremendous physical passion that they share between them It is exuisitely painful to read as Alex has Mia hauled around and uses her like a Tart Then Mia finds herself pregnant and tho she waits to tell Alex because she is staring to fall for him and the physical passion they share is her only comfort she finally shares the news and figures that her and Alex's association will soon be overBut Alex doesn't run back off to his mistress who Mia assumes he has been sleeping with on her off days and instead decides that he wants to take her out for a picnic instead Mia refuses to go because Alex has also brought the news that her sister is in hospital and Mia has a major fit she tells Alex she has to go to Suzanna insteadAles gets nasty about Mia staying put and for some reason can't understand why Mia isn't really connecting with the guards his snotty staff she is imprisoned by or making any effort to ingrate herself to his life and needs Mia is determined to leave no matter what so Alex tells Mia that if she leaves she loses custody of her unborn child Mia takes a long look at Alex and says fine she is going back to LondonAlex is flabbergasted I guess cause he thought Mia would just be dying to crawl at his feet to keep her baby and asks her why she is willing to give up the only thing she was determined upon keeping when this whole fiasco startedThat is when Mia finally reveals the truth of why she subjected herself to this ongoing degradation that has been going on for almost half the book Suzanna is Mia's daughter not her sister and her father has been using the child as a hostage to ensue Mia does his will in his vainglorious uest for a replacement heirIt seems Jack probably can't have kids and Mia and her brother were most likely the products of Mia's mother's affair with an incredibly rich electronics magnate Mia's mum was very upper class but her family was very poor and Jack had money so she provided him with a dubious heritage heir and Jack could lie to himself and claim the boy as his Jack had no use for Mia but when Mia's mum died Mia ran a little wild and hooked up with some rock star in a sad search for some kind of acceptance she had been denied her whole life She got preggers at 17 and then alone and desperate had to ask her father Jack for help Jack forced her to sign away custody of the little girl and Jack has used the child as a way to manipulate Mia ever sinceAlex is stunned at this revelation to say the very least But he does take Mia to London and we do meet Alex's brother and his slime snot bovine sister in law and Mia and Suzanna are reunited The scenes with Mia and Suzanna are heartbreaking especially when Jack shows up to taunt both Mia and Suzanna with how close Suzanna came to dying Suzanna had appendicitis and Jack accused her of faking things so she did not get treatment until a very late stage Mia is worried because if Jack finds out she told Alex the truth about Suzanna being her daughter she is convinced Jack will spirit Suzanna away The price for Mia to get Suzanna back is to deliver a boy for Jack's heir then Jack will sign over custody back to Mia As Mia has a small amount of money from her mother she plans to build a new life from that and get her and Suzanna far far awayAlex gets Jack to let Suzanna and Mia stay together while Suzanna recovers and then when Suzanna is supposed to go back to school and both Mia and Suzanna are heartbroken over the prospect Alex arranges for Suzanna to be kidnapped back to Greece with them Mia panics again and Alex starts to show that he isn't an utter slime pustule nematode parasite after allHe waits for Jack to chase after the escaping Mia and Suzanna duo make it safely to his home in Greece and in a scene reminiscent of the first scene of the book Alex and his brother face Jack down in highly explosive showdownMia is dismissed from the confrontation but she manages to listen in Jack is told that his custody papers of Suzanna are fake so he has no claim on the child Which is true Jack made up a bunch of legal gibberish and faked out a 17 yr old Mia into signing Then Alex produces blood groupings of Mia Mia's mum's other lover and Jack and proves that Mia is not his daughter therefore Mia's child can't possibly be related to him and he has no claim Jack tries to get Alex to use Suzanna to force Mia to bear his heir but Alex tells him off and sends him away Mia is in shock but overwhelmed with the knowledge that Alex is ready to give up his deathbed promise to his father and abdicate the familial legacy to save her and Suzanna Alex turns up in Mia's bedroom shortly after the big showdown We find out Mia is having a girl and not a boy but Alex doesn't care cause he now loves Mia and they have a big declaration of Mutual True Love Forever for the big HEAThis book is a huge emotional roller coaster but I can't help thinking that even tho Jack is dispatched by Alex Alex still really isn't losing anything The Snot Sister in Law claims that at one point Alex will just keep impregnating Mia until he gets a son and the contract with Jack is never torn up or legally disclaimed I tend to think that Alex will wind up with the island one way or another He just may have to maneuver things a little longer but by far the easiest way for him is to get Mia pregnant again and have that baby boy and then go back and offer Jack a deal The rest of the world thinks that Mia is Jack's and as long as the boy carries Jack's name he isn't going to complain So what did Alex really lose here Nothing and that marital agreement he forced Mia to sign was never torn up either So Mia is now in the throes of Purple Passion Stockholm syndrome and willing to stay because Alex is really the only security she has ever known and he is kind to Suzanna To be fair Alex does seem to really care about Mia he makes a really great True Love Declaration and he also seriously admires her dedication to her children but he never really makes up for his earlier treatment and his judgmental cow of a sister in law should be staked to an anthill The uestion of Alex's mistress is never fully resolved either he claims he gave her up before he married Mia his sister in law claims otherwise we have to take it on shaky faith that the illustrious mistress isn't waiting in the wings somewhere cause Alex's veracity is very uestionable about many things and the housekeeping staff is never replaced The right thing for Alex to have done would be to offer Mia a divorce and time with her daughter while living on her own then he could have wooed Mia back while visiting his new baby girl and he could have torn up all those really nasty contractsBut ML was limited on page count so this is what we got Nevertheless it is still one EPIC Trainwreck of an HP outing and this little spoilerization really doesn't do full justice to the sheer emotional turmoil when you read it

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Is family's island and Mia's father would get the grandson and heir he so desperately longed for But what about Mia She had her own reason for agreeing to be Alex's wife whic. UffffFeeling all the after effects of a roller coaster rideThis was certainly something I loved it I hated some and throughout the book I cheered for Mia She was so fantastic One of the strongest female characters in HP history with a vulnerability she hides from whole worldThe story starts with Mia and Alexander being pushed in to marriage a of convenience by Mia’s cruel wretched father Oh how i hated him From there its the beginning of Mia’s new lifeMia wasn’t just fearless she was mentally strong The stinging replies she gives the hero is work of art😉I dont want to give any spoilers as there are so many unexpected twists and turns which are totally enjoyable Whole book is in Mia’s POV which made me constantly guess Alexander’s reason and feelings And he was a very honorable hero who loved Mia and proved it Oh how he proved itThere wasn’t any epilogue but as I enjoyed it so much I decided on 5 ⭐️There was one sentence which made me sigh“I adore you” he murmured against her clinging mouth “you crept in to my heart without me even knowing it Now I can’t seem to take a breath without being made aware that you are there right inside me”

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The Price of a BrideH was not financial gain as Alex cynically believed But how could the truth stay hidden when she shared such intense passion with her new husband and was now carrying his chi. Just re read it and loved it HaClearly I did not like this one the first time I read it but I really enjoyed it for the re read The hero made some super heroic actions at the end and made me fall in love with himI am giving this 5 stars on the re readOld reviewNot my favorite Will probably not re readAlmost DNFed Had a HUGE secret and misunderstandings All the love scenes were based on anger lies secrets so no real loving and emotional connection between themThe end picked up and the hero turned into a good guy after being an incredible asshole at the beginningThis was a pretty frustrating read for me